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8:30 PM on 05.07.2013

Wolfenstein's New Order, EA Wars & Presidential Nad-Kicks

Today's Destructoid Show is here to tell you all the worst news about video games. And also some good news, too, I guess. Wolfenstein: The New Order has been announced, and it has robots. Disney has handed over the Star Wars...

Max Scoville


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6:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Get sad: Over an hour of Star Wars Battlefront 3 footage

Free Radical's Star Wars Battlefront sequel has made many appearances on various streams and video hosting channels since cancellation in 2008, but this weekend saw one of the most generous videos: an hour-long playthrough o...

Allistair Pinsof

10:00 PM on 03.15.2013

Crytek-authorized fan-made Timesplitters game is go!

The future of the TimeSplitters franchise looked bleak when Free Radical was bought by Crytek and nothing was heard of the series in some time. Now, a fan-made TimeSplitters game will see the light of day before the end of th...

Alasdair Duncan

11:00 PM on 11.27.2012

Concerns with marketing and Haze stopped TimeSplitters 4

Speaking to GamesTM, former Free Radical staff Steve Ellis and Karl Hilton gave two of the major reasons why the TimeSplitters hasn't moved forward. In the early stages of development, "A small playable demo was shown to seve...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 10.02.2012

Sad face: TimeSplitters 2 HD was being worked on in 2008

I originally wasn't going to write about this, but then I remembered that ignorance isn't so blissful after all. It's tough to be a fan of TimeSplitters these days -- any news regarding the series seems to be painful to read....

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 06.18.2012

TimeSplitters 4 gets its own '100,000 Strong' movement

We know that TimeSplitters 4 is not in development, but perhaps that can change. Fans have put together a Facebook campaign dubbed "100,000 Strong for TimeSplitters 4" in an attempt to drum up support for a potential follow-u...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 05.07.2012

Battlefront 3 killed by 'psychopaths' at LucasArts

Free Radical co-founders David Doak and Steve Ellis and former audio director Graeme Norgate have been chatting to Eurogamer about Star Wars: Battlefront 3, revealing the chain of unsavory events that led to its cancella...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 04.27.2012

Just kidding: TimeSplitters 4 not in development actually

Earlier in the week news broke that "trusted OXM sources" had seen TimeSplitters 4 in action, rekindling rumors regarding the existence of the long-awaited fourth installment of the time-traveling first-person shoot...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 PM on 04.25.2012

'Trusted OXM sources' claim to have seen TimeSplitters 4

It's hard to believe its been over ten years since we first enjoyed the monkey-filled, time travelling insanity that was Timesplitters. Unfortunately, the once popular FPS series has fallen into obscurity as of late, having y...

Kyle MacGregor



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The Story of Second Sight
by Jim Sterling

Second Sight is a game remembered more for its bad timing than for what it did as a piece of interactive entertainment. Before Free Radical released this game, our opportunity to play with psychic powers in videogames was particularly limited. 

Not even a genuine psychic could have predicted that, after years with that open gap in the market, Second Sight would have to compete with another game that offered the exact same gimmick -- Midway's Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

As it happens, neither game was a huge success, but it's Second Sight that can claim a de facto victory, gaining favor as a cult classic in spite of its less than spectacular commercial success. That's with good reason too, as it was a fine game indeed. 

One that deserves to have its story told.

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9:40 AM on 12.01.2009

More Star Wars: Battlefront III images appear

Feeling blue because a fresh Star Wars game hasn’t hit the market within the last 12 or so hours? Feel free to cheer up with the above, but restrain the excitement: that image is from Free Radical’s canned Star Wa...

Brad Nicholson





8:40 AM on 08.17.2009

If the market demands a weird FPS, Crytek UK is ready for it

If demand for another quirky FPS arises, Crytek UK (once known as Free Radical) is primed to deliver it. Speaking with Develop, Crytek UK’s Karl Hilton wouldn’t rule out a fresh TimeSplitters title, even though th...

Brad Nicholson

5:20 PM on 08.12.2009

Free Radical blames PS3 for Haze issues

Haze, by all accounts, was not a successful game. The PS3 exclusive didn't sell well, and it was critically mauled with reviewers citing poorly executed combat, weak technical achievements, bad writing and ambitions that were...

Jim Sterling

6:20 PM on 02.11.2009

Crytek's console titles coming quicker thanks to Free Radical

Crytek’s CEO Cevat Yerli has told the gaming press several times that his studio won’t be creating anymore PC exclusives. The recent acquisition of Free Radical Design (Crytek UK) gave Crytek some solid FPS consol...

Brad Nicholson

1:40 PM on 02.05.2009

Say goodbye to Free Radical and hello to Crytek UK

Following Tuesday's news of TimeSplitters and Haze developer Free Radical being picked up by Crytek, it's now been confirmed that the studio has seen a name change. From this point forward, we will all have to refer to Free R...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 02.03.2009

Free Radical was purchased by ... Crytek?

As was teased yesterday, TimeSplitters developer Free Radical Design's fate was to be revealed on February 4, but it looks like someone couldn't keep quiet about the exciting news -- the company has been bought by Crytek. Haz...

Jordan Devore