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Resistance 3 to support Move, Sharp Shooter, and 3D


Mar 29
// Nick Chester
At its community day in Hollywood this evening, Insomniac Games revealed that its upcoming shooter Resistance 3 will support PlayStation Move motion controls. Additionally, control support for the Sharp Shooter attachment is ...
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Get your stupid ass face into Resistance 3


Mar 07
// Nick Chester
I'm sure it's long been every gamer's dream to get themselves into a videogame somehow. If you ask me, it couldn't get better than being in one of Insomniac Games' own titles, and that's just what they want to do: Sony and th...
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Stuff this Resistance 3 multi trailer in your spice hole


Mar 03
// Jim Sterling
Following the Resistance 3 multiplayer details we posted earlier, Sony has squirted a hot new trailer onto the 'net for our sordid amusement. It's pretty beefy at over five minutes, so make sure you've got some spare time.&n...
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Resistance 3 multiplayer detail, beta confirmed


Mar 03
// Jim Sterling
Insomniac has parted its legs and given us a glistening glimpse of Resistance 3's multiplayer mode.  The big change is that R3 will actually reduce the amount of players in a match, going from 40+ mayhem to more reserved...
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Chimera are still gross: Resistance 3 gets more screens


Feb 14
// Jim Sterling
Here is a humble portion of Resistance 3 imagery for you to gawp at like maniacs. There are only five pictures, and only two of them show anything remotely interesting, but it's better than nothing, right?  I've resolved...
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Chimera are gross: Resistance 3 screenshots


Feb 07
// Jim Sterling
Here's a humble offering of Resistance 3 screenshots for you to paw over like rabid dogs. They mostly seem to have been extrapolated from the trailer that was launched last week, but they're worth having a gawp at anyway.&nbs...
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NGP trailer shows Killzone, Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet


Feb 02
// Jim Sterling
Now this is how you get me excited for your handheld, Sony! Stop showing me conceptual trailers full of idiotic douchebags, and concentrate on the software. Good show! This software lineup commercial reveals a wonderful amou...
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Resistance 3 trailer has blood, explosions, alien gorilla


Feb 01
// Jim Sterling
A new trailer for Resistance 3 has been unleashed upon the world via the PlayStation Experience in London. If you know anything about the series, you'll know what to expect -- hideous aliens and loads of things blowing up.&n...
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Naughty Dog, Insomniac hand over reins for NGP titles


Jan 27
// Nick Chester
Sony's PlayStation Portable successor, the NGP, is already looking to be supported by a slew of popular franchises. Among them are Insomniac's Resistance and Naughty Dog's Uncharted; the impressive portable versions of both games were demonstrated at Sony's Tokyo NGP event this week. But neither studio will be working directly on the titles, its been confirmed.
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Resistance 3 trailer gets better with 'director's cut'


Dec 16
// Nick Chester
You know that awesome Resistance 3 trailer they showed at the Spike VGAs last weekend? Well, the original cut was longer than the two-minutes we were shown. But because Insmoniac Games loves ya', they've put the whole thing ...
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Resistance 3 out September 6, first in-game footage


Dec 11
// Nick Chester
Insomniac promised us actual in-game footage for Resistance 3 and here it is. Of course, you'll have to sit through some live-action footage first, but it's there… and it looks damned pretty.  We also get a release date for the PlayStation 3-exclusive -- September 6, 2011.   
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Insomniac saving Resistance 3 footage for the VGAs


Dec 01
// Jordan Devore
With still more than a week until the Spike Video Game Awards, you just know there's going to be a bunch more teasers and whatnot in the days leading up to the show. The latest is for Resistance 3, which is in the same vein ...
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Resistance 3 due for launch in 2011


Aug 26
// Jim Sterling
Insomniac has confirmed that sci-fi shooter sequel Resistance 3 is due for launch in 2011, so if you were looking forward to reacquainting yourselves with the Chimera before Christmas, you're due a disappointment.  News ...
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This isn't shocking, but now it's official -- Insomniac Games has revealed that it's currently developing Resistance 3. Announced at Sony's gamescom press conference today, the game was teased with a live-action trailer to g...

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Is more Ratchet and Clank coming before Resistance?


Aug 08
// Matthew Razak
Last weekend I told you about the fact that Insomniac would be showing something off at PAX, and assumed that it was a foregone conclusion that that something was Resistance 3. Well, you know what they say about assuming. It ...
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Insomniac's new game will be announced before PAX


Aug 01
// Matthew Razak
PAX is just looking better and better this year. As if hanging out with Destructoid peeps wasn't awesome enough you'll be able to check out Insomniac's newest game. The company has admitted that it will be showing of its new ...
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Insomniac will be present at Pax Prime 2010


Jul 27
// Conrad Zimmerman
PAX Prime is almost upon us! We will no doubt soon be beset by information of all the joys one can partake of at the largest gathering of game geeks to be organized by a web comic.  Insomniac Games is going to be there. ...
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Resistance 3 outed yet again, possibly set in New York


Jul 22
// Jim Sterling
Seriously Sony, why don't you just announce this bloody thing already? Resistance 3 has been "outed" for the millionth time by an online retailer, along with a synopsis that claims players will be defending New York from the ...
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DC Comics come to PSN with exclusive God of War comic content


Jun 23
// Nick Chester
Following Marvel Comics' early lead, DC Comics has finally decided to bring its titles to the PlayStation Network for use with the PlayStation Portable digital comic reader. A bit more than 80 titles are now available on the ...
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'R3' pops up as a project on artist's profile


Nov 13
// Brad Nicholson
We’re pretty sure Resistance 3 is a thing that is happening. The above leaked set picture from sci-fi flick Battle: Lost Angeles is convincing enough, but now we know at least one person reportedly connected to the proj...
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Insomniac bummed over Resistance 2 fan response


Oct 25
// Matthew Razak
Developers make games for the fans -- or at least they say they do. A lot of times I think it's for the money, but in the case of Insomniac we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Since they make games because they want peo...
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You can't blame Sony for thinking about its marketing ahead of time, but I'm sure they probably didn't expect this.  Pictures taken from the set of the upcoming film action/sci-fi film Battle: Los Angeles reveal a b...

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Player banned from Resistance, sues Sony over free speech


Jul 21
// Jim Sterling
Brilliant. As if frivolous lawsuits and willful misinterpretation of the idea of free speech wasn't getting bad enough, here comes Erik Estavillo of San Jose, a man who is taking Sony to court because he got banned from ...
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Resistance gets a Home space, we try and write about it


May 20
// Jim Sterling
Okay, let's muster some fake enthusiasm as we talk about PlayStation Home getting a Resistance space. Actually, I'll just copy Locust_Star's PS Blog post word for bloody word:Whether you are a heroic Sentinel triggerman or a ...

Destructoid review: Resistance: Retribution

May 12 // Jim Sterling
Resistance: Retribution (PSP)Developed by: Sony BendPublished by: SonyMSRP: $39.99Retribution leaves behind Nathan Hale from the first two console games to focus on a brand new hero, James Grayson. A hardened soldier, Grayson turns his back on the army after being forced to kill his own brother, who had been taken by the villainous Chimera and "converted" to serve their purposes. Since that traumatic moment, Grayson went AWOL and started bombing Chimeran conversion centers, before being arrested and sentenced to death. However, a European resistance group known as The Marquis intervenes, sparing Grayson's life for a typically daring and dangerous mission. The story is decent enough, but it's impossible to take seriously thanks to the rather bad dialog and some of the most ridiculous voice acting I've heard in a while. Grayson attempts to sound like a grizzled war veteran, but his gruff English accent is ludicrous and the script is clearly written by people who don't know how real British people sound. It doesn't help that Grayson is xenophobic and misogynistic, as well as arrogant and stupid, which makes him very hard to get behind as a main character.  In significant departure from previous Resistance titles, Retribution takes the form of a third-person over-the-shoulder shooting game, eschewing the traditional FPS perspective in favor of something that fans of the PSP SOCOM games will easily recognize. As with Sony Bend's other handheld outings, Grayson is moved with the analog nub while he aims with the face buttons. It's a concession to make up for the lack of twin sticks, but it's a concession handled well, and the game controls quite fluidly, helped along with an incredibly forgiving auto-aim. Unfortunately, while the basics are excellently implemented, the gameplay itself is a bit of a let down. For a start, the action is cover-based, but it seems that the developers realized the game would be too easy if Grayson just hid behind cover and auto-aimed for the whole game, so Retribution consistently breaks its own rules in a rather sorry attempt to appear challenging. The Chimera frequently break from cover and charge Grayson's position, either to surround him or beat on him with melee attacks, and Grayson is woefully unequipped to deal with anything outside of long-distance firefights. There's nothing more annoying than a cover-based shooter tossing out enemies that break the rules for a cheap win, and Retribution does it constantly.  As well as regular Chimera that charge you whenever they feel like it, there are enemies known as Boilers, which require you to awkwardly switch to manual aim and shoot their heads before they explode, giant enemies with area-of-effect weapons that can shoot behind your position to kill you with splash damage, and drones that will shoot from overhead and blow up in your face should you damage them enough. Retribution perfects the art of the cheap death.It's a shame that Sony Bend felt the need to do this, because the actual cover-based fighting is well crafted. Grayson will automatically aim at anything that appears within a centered on-screen box, and the combat, when it plays properly, is all about timing when you pop out from cover and fire at the Chimera. This system works quite well, although the auto-aim does have a tendency to get incredibly confused when dealing with multiple enemies, and naturally likes to target the least threatening enemy first, ignoring those that are a foot away from you and shooting your face off. If this was the only problem with the game, that wouldn't be so bad, but it sadly helps to impact the game's other flaws. When Retribution is actually playing fair and the targeting decides to work, there lies hidden a fairly decent shooter that can provide some solid portable action. It's just sad that these satisfying moments are few and far between. The game can also be credited for a number of sections that stray from the cover-based staple, such as a pretty cool mech level and several empowering turret sequences. Getting behind a shielded railgun and raining down justice on the Chimera is satisfying, although the sudden switch to analog control for aiming is jarring and catches one off guard. Players with Resistance 2 will be able to use their PS3s to "infect" Retribution, which will add a magnum and regenerating health, as well as change a few cutscenes along the way. Be warned that the game will not remember the infection, and you'll need to reconnect the PSP to the PS3 if you ever power down. However, it's a neat extra feature that fans of the console games should dig.  On the subject of extra features, Retribution provides a fully functional online multiplayer mode, complete with everything you'd expect on a console. Lobbies and voicechat are all present and correct, truly providing the feel of a miniaturized console multiplayer game on the PSP. The gameplay itself is rather clunky, especially with the auto-aim turning each gunfight into a button masher where luck decides the battle over skill, but the game is still being actively played with over 300 players online when I checked it out. That counts for something, and hints that online multiplayer might be a more worthy venture on the PSP than it's given credit for.  If this game does one thing consistently right, it's provide some high production values. I can't take anything away from the rather pleasant graphics and the very excellent soundtrack, which has an almost BioShock quality to it, and remains a sinister presence throughout. A lot of effort has clearly been put into making this game look and sound as much like a home console game as possible, and the effort shows.  Taken as a whole, Resistance: Retribution is a game with incredibly high ambitions, let down by a number of poor decisions. The game succeeds in bewitching players with its aesthetic quality and impressive volume of content, but the flaws are constantly remind you of their existence and sadly drag the whole production down. The potential was fantastic, but it's potential not used, and while fans of the series will most likely get a lot of enjoyment out of the game, Resistance: Retribution is not a title that will rope in newcomers. Score: 6.5 -- Alright (6s may be slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.)
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Resistance: Retribution has been getting a lot of love for taking all the features of a console game and transporting it to the handheld realm of the PSP. The fellows at Sony Bend have done a great job indeed of cramming a hu...

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Insomniac's recruiting videos amuse, I turn in my two weeks


Mar 31
// Nick Chester
Apparently, Insomniac Games is a great place to work. They've won "Best Place to Work On The Planet" awards for like, what? Eight years in a row now? So when word got out that they'd be recruiting talent at this yea...
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GDC 09: New Resistance 2 DLC and patch coming up


Mar 25
// Dale North
Here in the PlayStation Blog Lounge at GDC 2009, we got a first hand look at the upcoming Resistance 2 DLC coming your way tomorrow. The main attraction is new competitive multiplayer maps in something called the Aftermath Ma...
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Game Debate to the Death! LittleBigPlanet VS Resistance 2


Mar 24
// Tom Fronczak
Last week we started the PS3 odd debate brackets with two completely different series that have both had a lot of success in past debates. Despite the previous amounts of support for both, the Dtoid Army spoke pretty unanimou...
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GDC 09: R2 patch and downloadable content dated


Mar 24
// Brad Nicholson
We’re having a hard time following this because the primary source material inexplicably disappeared, but apparently Insomniac gave GameSpot the lowdown on some hot downloadable content for Resistance 2 recently at GDC....






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