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Posts tagged “Timegate”

Feature: Nuked from orbit

Have You Played… Aliens: Colonial Marines?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. You probably haven’t and you probably shouldn’t. A year before the world finally got the Alien game it deserved with Alien: Isolation, the burning wheely bin known as Aliens: Colonial Marines was dragged into public view and stank out the industry with countless…

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Feature: Saved Games: a retrospective series.

Kohan Is The Game Most Worth Saving From 2001

Every game released before 2005 is being destroyed. We only have time to rescue one game from each year. Not those you've played to death, or the classics that the industry has already learned from. We're going to select the games that still have more to give. These are the Saved Games. It’s not just that I want to save Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns from whatever…

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Un-Blocked: Minimum Still Exists, Hosting Beta Weekend

Minimum is not the reason TimeGate dropped off the face of the earth. Not by a long shot. That would be a series of unfortunate events (and decisions) that forced the partial Aliens: Colonial Marines developer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and close up shop. It was kind of an implosion. Among others, a jilted pizza place was involved. One would assume, then, that its…

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Game Over: TimeGate Shut Down, Most Staff Laid Off

Welp, seems that time's up for TimeGate. After the Section 8 and Aliens: Colonial Marines campaign dev filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, reports recently surfaced that the entire operation's now kaput. I did a little digging of my own, and sources very close to the company confirmed the reports to RPS without hesitation. Details are still fairly scant at the moment, but you'll…

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Time’s Up: Aliens Co-Dev TimeGate Files For Bankruptcy

Despite what its name might imply, bankruptcy doesn't necessarily mean death. Not for businesses, anyway. But yeesh, Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer and Section 8 mastermind TimeGate has some far more frightening numbers to deal with than the looming specter of Chapter 11. The short version? The developer's total liabilities (i.e. the amount they owe various creditors) fall in the $10 to $50 million bracket, presumably…

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Life After Aliens: TimeGate’s Minimum

Oh, TimeGate. Still-unconfirmed (or denied) rumblings have linked you to a rather sizable portion of Aliens: Colonial Marines' acid-puking awfulness, so there's your legacy for now. I'd be remiss, however, if I didn't point out that the recently reviled studio's proven reliably inoffensive in the past, producing middle-of-the-road manshoots like Section 8 and a few FEAR expansions. So it's with a slightly less mountainous mound of…

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Feature: Going Straight To The (Out) Source

Who Made Aliens? Here’s What We (Sorta) Know

If Aliens could cry, entire planets, ships, and conveniently placed ventilation systems would be dissolving under a torrential downpour of acid-laced tears right now. See, in spite of their lovable looks and multi-mouthed charm, no one wants to take credit for, well, pretty much anything about Aliens: Colonial Marines. First, Gearbox kinda did, but then TimeGate was accused of incubating Colonial Marines' loathsome single-player campaign…

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Someone Else Mostly Made Colonial Marines, Mostly (Maybe)

Edit - Sega Senior Producer Matthew J. Powers has said of this allegation that "Absolutely not, the game has been developed by Gearbox Software. Other studios [like Timegate] helped Gearbox on the production of single and multiplayer." Which doesn't really clear anything up, but there you go. By almost all accounts, Aliens: Colonial Marines, released this week, is a trainwreck. And not one of those…

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Section 8’s Infographical Boasting

I love it when people do stuff like this. In order to celebrate the first eleven weeks (because that's a nice round number?) of man-death in their downloadable jetpackathon, Section 8: Prejudice, TimeGate have compiled an infographic of their stats pulled from Gamespy. It's totally disposable, and pure marketing guff, but kind of fun in a "it only took twenty million-man hours to build the…

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Prej Your Allegiance: Sect 8 Prejudice Update

After the RPS Hivemind failed to get everything we were hoping for from Brink, there was a collective sense that we should instead spend some quality time with the more bombastic Section 8: Prejudice. We haven't actually done that yet, but this weekend's looking like a great time to start. The game's just received a patch balancing and smoothing things out (full notes here), and…

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Section 8 Prejudice Gets Assault Mode

The players of Section 8: Prejudice have smashed the requisite ten million online kills, unlocking themselves Assault Mode, a new game type in which one team tries to capture points spread across the map and the other has to stop them. Timegate's party line on it is as follows- "a fast-paced mode that encourages close cooperation with your team and unwavering focus on the goal…

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Section 8 Prejudice Launch, Unlockable Mode

Science fiction FPS Section 8: Prejudice is finally out on PC today, for the slim price of $15. I've had a go at the single player campaign this week, which is a few hours long and encompasses most of what you'll find in the multiplayer, while still being very much a scripted story sequence (as opposed to the pseudo-multiplayer single-player of the original.) It's okay.…

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Section 8: Prejudice Launch Trailer Is Manly

GUNS! Kicks to the face! A knife fight! Jetpacks! Robots! ...Robots having a knife fight! Some elderly dude doing a voice-over about how "The hunter does not question his purpose"! VTOL aircraft! Robots! Energy cannons! A guy hanging by his fingertips! Esplosions! Ground vehicles being delivered from orbit! A gun larger than my flat! It's all after the jump. When's this coming out again? May…

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Section 8: Sprinting, Violence, Architecture

That's what's in this new bit of Section 8: Prejudice footage (below) release by Timegate. It's the map that I played the new co-op mode on in the hands-on event the other week. It's a series of raise platforms and bunkers around a central hub, and under huge rock arches, which you plummet down between when you are entering the map. It's quite the thing.…

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Kohan, Kohan, Kohan

...which, as Richard pointed out, should be sung to the tune of Rawhide, is set to return. Probably. In a sprawling interview with GamesIndustry.biz, TimeGate bossman Adel Chaveleh said that: "We're not walking away from Kohan by any means. It'll see daylight again." In what form? He wasn't sure, or able to say, and he wasn't about to be lured on talking about that Facebook…

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Section 8: Prejudice Multiplayer Beta Sign Up

I have to say I rather enjoyed Section 8, despite the game lacking a long term appeal. It was full of fun features, such as falling from the sky and robots smacking each other, and those things made it one of those games that it was great to arse about in for a couple of weeks, without it ever really getting its hooks in. I…

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North American Section 8 Beta Freed(Ish)

A mission! Should you choose to accept it, this internet will self-destruct in five seconds, etc etc. Go and get the Section 8 beta from Fileplanet, and find out what is a-happenin' in this multiplayer sci-fi shooter. Blues reports that even this simple task won't be made too easy, as "this event is a staggered beta with keys distributed first come, first served with limited…

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