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Posts tagged “The Farm 51”

Devs apologise for kicking World War 3 off to a disastrous start

It's not all sunshine and roses over in World War 3. That's a Battlefield-like that entered early access last Friday, not a global calamity you're only just learning about on RPS. World War 3 was supposed to kick off on Friday, but server issues meant that nobody could actually start warring until the following day. A stream of patches has since brought at least some…

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Battlefield-ish shooter World War 3 makes its early access debut

I'm not entirely sure why, but there are some people who really liked the Battlefield games when they were at their most gritty and pseudo-realistic. World War 3, released into early access today and developed by Necrovision studio The Farm 51, is for them. Destructible maps of Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow, customisable guns and a realistic armour system for both infantry and vehicles give this…

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Gritty Battlefield-like FPS World War 3 enters early access on October 19th

Military FPS-heads who look back fondly at Battlefield 4's modern messy urban combat might want to take a peek at World War 3 next month. Developed by Necrovision studio The Farm 51 and announced back in June, it looks and sounds very much in the vein of Battlefield games past, and enters early access next month on October 19th, sneakily preempting the delayed Battlefield 5.…

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The Farm 51 declare World War 3

Such is the state of the political climate that when the words "World War 3 Coming to Steam in 2018" appeared in my inbox this week, my immediate reaction was "Well, I've heard dafter threats of nuclear armageddon." But nah, rather than bombs dropping in response to a Steam review bomb, it's just a new multiplayer first-person shooter from The Farm 51. This time, the…

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The Farm 51 announces survival horror Chernobylite

Video games love to take us to Chernobyl. We've covered a weirdo terrorist attack game set there, the battle royale title disaster, and of course the granddaddy of em all. Last year, I finally got to take a spin with Chernobyl VR, which was a fascinating, mostly educational look at capturing a part of the Earth that we simply should not be messing around in.…

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Feature: Listen now or have a wretched existence

Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Gamelab, the airships of Worlds Adrift, and horror of Get Even

Bring out your ears, it's the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. Adam has returned from Gamelab in Barcelona and is ready to tell us all the hot goss about Arkane's president leaving the studio (there's not much) but also all the gamescience he acquired from RiME developer Raúl Rubio and Cyberpunk 2020 creator Mike Pondsmith. In the mean time, Brendan has been falling off…

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Feature: A true original

psychological investigation FPS Get Even review

"Style over substance" is traditionally considered a negative epithet, but in Get Even's case it succeeds precisely because of surface-level showiness. What it does with paranoid mood, cut-up storytelling and most of all its nightmare-fuel sound design absolutely excuses a central plot that plays out like Days Of Our Lives doing a cyberpunk episode.

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Chernobyl VR Project Now On Vive Too, Updates Videos

Alec wasn't entirely happy when we duct-taped him to a chair, bolted his Rift goggs to his skull and jacked him into a tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat with Chernobyl VR Project [official site]. He liked seeing inside that irradiated corner of Ukraine - known to Those Young People as the setting for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games - but technically it's messy. It's split between photogrammetry-scanned…

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Feature: Early Access Review

STALKER IRL: The Haunting Chernobyl VR Project

Back in the days of STALKER and its two sequels, I felt like I was the only games hack who didn't get sent on a tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat. Those who did visit came back with reports of rain and health worries and mystery meats, then shared photographs of them smiling in front of a decaying Ferris wheel or looking sombre in a Marie…

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First-Person Oddity: Get Even

Get Even (link to Facebook page) is an upcoming FPS from some of the folks behind Painkiller, whose new studio created NecroVision and Deadfall Adventures. If you were to watch the trailer, you'd probably be able to guess that the men in camouflage clobber have been shooting one another but other than that, the game could be about anything. Examining the textures of dilapidated buildings,…

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The Quatermain Man: Deadfall Adventures

Would you like to see a cinematic trailer for Deadfall Adventures? The voiceover spouts a lot of vaguely mystical gubbins about the end of all things, from men to mountains, but then decides against that philosophy by adding that everything is actually just asleep. That's as good an excuse as I've ever heard for the introduction of a reanimated, fire-eyed mummy and that's precisely the…

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Deadfall Adventures Slips To Sept, Announces Co-Op

I do love it when a press release attempts to sell a slip as a piece of news. Deadfall Adventures' release date was so very much set for July 30th that its own website still hasn't shaken the belief. Today it announces it's "confirmed for September 27th release". Phew, confirmed! Anyway, that peculiarly needless griping aside, the real news is that they've announced a co-op…

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Drake, Rattle And Roll: Deadfall Adventures

If Uncharted were a first-person shooter, with all of its traps, tombs and mythical Nazi magnets intact, it would probably look quite a lot like Deadfall Adventures. The announcement trailer for the game, which was previously announced under a different name, doesn't show a great deal of action, opting instead for a predictable but slightly confused voiceover, but when the shooting hits the fan in…

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Feature: The PurgaTory Party

Painkiller – Hell And Damnation review

The latest incarnation of Painkiller attempts to avoid the possibility of being weaker than the original game by being the original game, plus its first expansion, all spruced up and ready to party like it’s 2004. A sprucier 2004. But is it a competent copy or something else? I’ve gathered a saucerful of souls and a headful of thoughts. Here they are.

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Take Your Medicine – Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Out Now

We live in strange times. Case in point: Painkiller: Hell & Damnation exists. For those keeping score, it's a shiny new remake of a game that, itself, was basically a return to the twitchy, blink-and-you'll-be-skewered-by-five-th0usand-rockets shooters of yore. Is it possible to be nostalgic for nostalgia? Because I believe that's what The Farm 51 and Nordic Games are banking on here. But, as John pointed out,…

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Mighty Morphine: Painkiller – Hell And Damnation

'Hell and Damnation' is the kind of exclamation that I imagine might escape the rarely unpursed lips of a country vicar as he stubs his toe on the rector's boot-scraper when arriving for afternoon tea. Tacked on the end of Painkiller's colon, it's probably not intended to sound as quaint as all that but rather to convey the gurgling, catarrh-trembling roar of a heavy metalist.…

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Hands On – Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

Painkiller is a game that's never really been away since it first appeared in 2004. While never actually receiving a formal sequel, there have been four more games since, each from a different developer, and each described as a standalone expansion. Which makes it all the more strange that Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is still not a sequel, but rather a remake. I've had my…

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Still Killing Pain After All These Years: Painkiller Reboot

Back in the old days, when only 12 people read RPS, each and every one of them hated me to the core because I said I didn't think the original Painkiller was a very good videogame. I wonder what happens when I say that now? I think we can all agree that these long years of expansion packs and expandydandelions haven't exactly done great favours…

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