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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 license to EA,...

 
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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 of a multiplayer...

 
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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 the year, thanks ...

 
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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 several publishers,...

 
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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. Unfortunately,...

 
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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-up game. The fac...

 
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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 cancellation. According...

 
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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 shooter franchise. U...

 
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'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 yet to make an a...

 
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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 par...   read

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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 Wars: Battlefront...

 
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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 the studio is now...

 
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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 never realized...

 
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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 console cred. Accordi...

 
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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 Radical as Cryte...

 
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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. Haze writer and al...

 
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Free Radical needs some Nectar, studio's future decided on February 4

Free Radical Design’s future as a developer will be announced on February 4. The studio behind the magical Star Wars Battlefront III footage and games like TimeSplitters and Haze was forced into administration last year. Administrator...

 
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Rumortoid: Pandemic still has Battlefront, Rebellion worked on PS2 version

If you’re keeping track -- I’m not sure how you are -- Star Wars: Battlefront III might have changed hands several times. Initially, it was Free Radical’s game. The leaked alpha footage from last week (literally) had their...

 
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Don't Panic: Free Radical Design isn't dead just yet

In this time of doom, gloom, and economic despair, we could all learn something from the late, great Douglas Adams: Don't Panic.A few days ago, we reported that Free Radical Design had locked its doors, closed up shop, and perhaps succumbed...

 
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Rumortoid: Free Radical locking its doors?

Here's a rather strange (and dismaying) rumor that has recently surfaced on the Eurogamer forums. According to a poster there, Free Radical Design employees are currently sitting at a Holiday Inn, wondering why they've been locked out of th...

 
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Free Radical wants to know your platform of choice for TimeSplitters 4

With so little information about TimeSplitters 4 circulating around the Internet and Haze not going over well with a considerable number of people, it's hard to know what to expect from Free Radical.Will TimeSplitters 4 be on par with TS2's...

 
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Ubisoft/Free Radical: Please install this patch for Haze that doesn't exist

Having only played through some of the demo for Haze, I'm not even going to comment on the quality of Free Radical's PlayStation 3 first-person shooter. I will say that the four-player cooperative drop-in/drop-out sounds really promising. B...

 
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Korn's music video for Haze plus three new videos of Haze's multiplayer

Here's the song by Korn that was made Ubisoft's and Free Radical's Haze. The song is called Haze and Korn performed it live at a concert. The song is available on Korn's new album that was released overseas. To quote the press release, this...

 
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Bargain Bin Laden #37: Second Sight

Psychic power in videogames was an idea that had not been fully explored by 2004, and still hasn't been fully whored out, strangely enough. It was a complete and utter shame then, that by some cruel stroke of dastardly coincidence, we ended...

 
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A behind the scenes look at Haze

Screenwriter for Free Radical, Rob Yescombe, takes it to the streets of Nottingham to talk with kids, bums, and goths about the upcoming first-person shooter, Haze. Of the people he chats with, few of them have the slightest idea of what Ha...

 
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Here's a Radical idea: just say no to used games

If you happen to be the type of person who prefers the used game market in lieu of paying full price for your next fix in what amounts to an already expensive hobby, then Free Radical's David Braben has a few choice words for you. While you...

 
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TimeSplitters 4 teaser: fight to the finish

Are you eagerly awaiting the release of TimeSplitters 4? If so, head on over to Free Radical's Web Site for a little teaser that you should find very amusing. If you answered no to that question, you should still go the site, because the in...

 
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Haze will have rumble on the PS3. Yeah, that's it

This latest video for Haze shows you no gameplay or cinematic at all. All it shows is a PS3 controller vibrating. In fact, I'm not even sure why I'm bothering posting this video aside from the fact that it's the weekend and the news tends t...

 
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Timesplitters 4 looking probable for the Wii

Some new tips drop into my in-box like a shiny big dollop of liquid gold. From the day the Wii was announced, FPS on the machine has been at the forefront of my mind, and I've had a vaguely realized image of a perfect example of the genre s...

 
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Kick ass abilities: just another reason why you should care about Haze

With a seemingly endless amount of high-profile games coming out in the next few months, it’s easy to lose track of every single last title that looked good to you at one point in time or another. There’s a chance that you mig...

 

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SteelSeries Siberia 350 USB headset"Like wearing a hissing cloud"

 

Battleborn"Ready to Die"

 

Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 
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Jinx 01

This sums up the core problems with the outrage culture that has infected gaming No

 
Flegma

Given that Im level 30+ in Lost Reavers, Ill do a quick write-up on it this Jeds got the gist of it, except that real money has nothing to with buying ammo and health elixirs - unless theyve changed it in the past couple of

 
Dr Mel

I sense an uptick in people naming their pet birds pickle pee and pump a

 
Fuzunga

So, yeah, I have to agree with everybody that the gameplay in Overwatch is pretty The gametypes suck, though! The fact that theres only two and I dont like either one is pretty much a

 
Chris Bradshaw

Alright so I have Nano Assault EX, Retro City Rampage: DX and Shantae and the Pirates Who wants?

 
Dangus Taargus

Just finished Doom II for the first This Arch-vile will be visiting me in my sleep tonight, as its the most terrifying enemy in any video game save for that thing that follows you around in Pikmin

 
Roxas1359

Im doing a straw poll for the next game I do on my Would appreciate people voting in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Wants to post about running away from controversial thread* *Realizes that doing so only invites further discussion on said controversy in the comments to just eat Dinner instead*

 
Parismio

Aw Maximilian Dood released his Assist Me film He released it on his stream and it was crazy cause you couldnt tell when it was live or if his movie was Confused the hell out of the

 
SeymourDuncan17

New Persona 5 character reveals be all like

 
Gamemaniac3434

Just another day in the

 
Fuzunga

Hey Overwatch, I dont want to play 100 matches in a Can you not immediately thrust me into another game?

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Im still enjoying Overwatch enough but Im feeling like Im closer to cancelling my Theres one or two things I dont like in there and Im feeling like Ive played enough with this Fun but maybe not £35 fun for me? Not sure just

 
Nekrosys

Destructoid should give me the honours of reviewing any and every forthcoming Atlus 3DS Imagine the hits this sitell get when I give them all a 1/10 for being literally Truly, itd be a wise business tactic for

 
RadicalYoseph

I know its all everyones talking about, but I have to say: Overwatch is the most fun Ive had in an FPS for a long Planning to pick up the full game day one! Also Lucio is best character, dont @

 
iam16bit

North American Splatfest for May is Fancy Party Costume Party!

 
siddartha85

Just got back from launching tons of self-destructs in Probably going back Took out a whole team with one self-destruct and took the play of the This game keeps surprising

 
SpielerDad

I dont celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the same reasons why I dont celebrate Bastille

 
klaw616

Persona 5 looks goddamn amazing

 
lewness

The fire has been Thank you Dark Souls Youre only the other Souls(y) game I beat aside from Bloodborne (platted it though) but Id like to go back to the older games some DS3 plat some time but for now, imma get some Ratchet and

 
Samsneeze

When people reply to months old joke comments with essays about how SJWs are ruining the world and that you should take censorship more

 
Niwannabe

I cant believe Lincoln got assassinated at the What a lazy

 
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Civil War Spoilers in the

 
King Kaiser

Civil War Spoilers: Kylo Ren kills Abraham

 
Cannibal Steven

Any DTOIDers want to play the Overwatch Beta on PC? My username is

 
Pixie The Fairy

Friendly reminder not to spoil Civil Unless were talking about the actual US Civil War, you can spoil that all you Everyone had well over a century to catch

 
Dwavenhobble

Will be very Glad when Overwatch is a retail title release as the standard of play will hopefully go I mean it can hardly go down from a Healer running round all game using their crap pistol to try and shoot people and never healing at

 
Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 

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