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5:00 PM on 05.03.2011

1M Red Faction demo downloads will unlock a unicorn

Wow, way to pull a fast one on us there. I was certain that the rainbow-farting unicorn stunt was for Saints Row 3. As it turns out, it's related to Red Faction: Armageddon. The more you think about it, the more it begins to...

Jordan Devore

5:40 PM on 05.02.2011

Volition walks us through the history of Red Faction

At least, that's what this video is supposed to be. While Volition does talk about the individual Red Faction games, it's nothing substantial. This ends up being more of a commercial for Red Faction: Armageddon than anything...

Jordan Devore

3:20 PM on 05.02.2011

A Red Faction: Origins trailer looks like this

Only on SyFy. Can you imagine greater? I can, and it's called Piranhaconda or a new Stargate season or series.

Maurice Tan

12:00 PM on 04.28.2011

Red Faction: Armageddon sees slight delay

Stomping in alien faces underneath the surface of Mars is going to have to wait. THQ has announced that it's delayed Red Faction: Armageddon. No huge deal, though, it's only by about a week -- the game will now ship on June 1...

Nick Chester



Hands-on: Red Faction: Armageddon, round two photo
Hands-on: Red Faction: Armageddon, round two
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

I was pretty much on the fence the last time I played Red Faction: Armageddon. My tune has all but changed with my latest playthrough, as I got to experience a lot more that the game has to offer. Plus, the new build was quite a bit more polished, especially in the visuals department.

It's not entirely perfect, but all in all, I'm happier with what to expect come next month.

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12:20 PM on 04.26.2011

Red Faction: Armageddon demo hits 360, PS3 next week

The Mars underground is about to get smashed to pieces (and then maybe put back together with science) -- THQ has announced that a demo for Red Faction: Armageddon is on its way. You'll be able to take lead tattooed bald guy ...

Nick Chester





8:00 AM on 04.25.2011

Red Faction: Origins movie stills need more Piranhaconda

Some movie stills from the upcoming SyFy movie Red Faction: Origins were posted over at Comic Book Movie and it looks deliciously SyFy-y. The movie that bridges the storylines of Red Faction: Guerrilla and Red Faction: Armage...

Maurice Tan



This is Red Faction: Armageddon's 'horde' mode photo
This is Red Faction: Armageddon's 'horde' mode
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Red Faction: Armageddon is skipping versus multiplayer this time around and going with co-op instead. The horde-like mode called Infestation will see up to four players fighting wave after wave of progressively harder aliens until everyone dies or they pass the 30th wave.

There are three different game types; one that sees you killing everything, another that sees you defending bases while killing everything and then a dark mode where there is no light source except for each player's flashlight. Weapons are unlocked as you progress through the waves and all the upgrades you earned in single-player are available in the co-op experience.

If you're a fan of the horde mode in games like Gears of War and Halo, then you'll enjoy Infestation. The only downside to the mode is that there's no scoring or rating system, so you can't really get that competitive in the experience. It's a fun diversion but I don't think it's enough to satisfy the competitive players out there, especially with the loss of versus.

Volition wanted to focus on the story the most this time around and they felt that this co-op mode would be the best complement to single-player. As Roje Smith, Associate Producer on Armageddon, told me though, Volition will factor in a proper versus multiplayer if there's enough fan feedback in the next game. That is if another Red Faction game is made, of course

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8:00 PM on 04.08.2011

Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': Red Faction: Guerrilla

This latest installment of HAWP has got to be one of my all-time favorites. Long-time fans of Podtoid -- and Anthony, in general -- will appreciate the humor of this episode. As far as bits about terrorism go, this is probabl...

Jordan Devore

4:30 AM on 04.08.2011

Red Faction: Armageddon has exposition

And here it is. Narrated by the smuggler character Kara, this promotional video from THQ lays out some of the basic plot points in Red Faction: Armageddon to tantalize you. And there are a bunch of new screenshots featu...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:30 PM on 04.07.2011

Red Faction: Armageddon wants you, Descent fans

After watching Game Informer's recent documentary about Volition, I was all jazzed up about Descent. Descent! What more needs to be said? These feelings quickly changed into those of sadness, but all is well. GameTrailers ha...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 04.03.2011

Go watch this hour-long documentary about Volition

Game Informer interviewed Mike Kulas, co-founder and president of Volition, and ended up with enough material to turn it into a fascinating documentary on one of the industry's darling studios. It covers the studio's history,...

Maurice Tan

9:00 PM on 03.28.2011

Red Faction: Armageddon pre-order bonuses detailed

We're honing in on Red Faction: Armageddon's May 31 release for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. I'm certainly getting antsy with anticipation for some Red Faction-brand destruction and explosions. Nothing too major to report...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 03.19.2011

Red Faction: Battlegrounds dated, $10, free on PS Plus

THQ's downloadable shooter, Red Faction: Battlegrounds is slated for an April 5 release. This according to a PlayStation Network news letter that has been hitting inboxes this week. The Juice Games-developed top-down twin-sti...

Nick Chester

5:00 PM on 03.13.2011

Monsters & explosions: New Red Faction screens

If you were at PAX this weekend, you would have been able to play Volition's upcoming Red Faction: Armageddon. But let's assume that you were not. So here, have some screenshots that tell the whole story: lots of explosions, gross aliens, and screaming bald guys. If you were at PAX and you did have a chance to play Armageddon and its new "Ruin" mode, let us know what you thought.

Nick Chester

12:00 PM on 03.10.2011

Red Faction's 'Ruin' mode revealed, playable at PAX

For those fortunate enough to be attending PAX East in Boston this week, THQ has a little treat: playable Red Faction: Armageddon, along with a new mode called "Ruin." This score-based mode is all about breaking crap, much a...

Nick Chester