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Red Faction: Origins movie stills need more Piranhaconda


Apr 25
// Maurice Tan
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...
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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...

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': Red Faction: Guerrilla


Apr 08
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Red Faction: Armageddon has exposition


Apr 08
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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Red Faction: Armageddon wants you, Descent fans


Apr 07
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Go watch this hour-long documentary about Volition


Apr 03
// Maurice Tan
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,...
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Red Faction: Armageddon pre-order bonuses detailed


Mar 28
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Red Faction: Battlegrounds dated, $10, free on PS Plus


Mar 19
// Nick Chester
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...
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Monsters & explosions: New Red Faction screens


Mar 13
// Nick Chester
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.
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Red Faction's 'Ruin' mode revealed, playable at PAX


Mar 10
// Nick Chester
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...
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Red Faction: Armageddon is ending your world on May 31st


Feb 22
// Maurice Tan
We finally have a release date for Red Faction: Armageddon, the omni-destroying sequel to Red Faction: Guerrilla and fourth game in the series. It will be out on May 31st, just after you finished playing through L.A. Noire an...
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Red Faction: Armageddon's cover art is falling apart


Feb 16
// Jordan Devore
We tend not to post much about box art these days, but I'm willing to make an exception for a special case like Red Faction: Armageddon. Besides, it's been awfully quiet on the Red Faction front lately. Compared to the averag...

Hands-on: Red Faction: Armageddon

Jan 20 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Red Faction: Armageddon (Xbox 360 [Previewed], PS3, PC)Developer: VolitionPublisher: THQTo be released: May 2011 So let's start with what I loved the most: the Magnet Gun. Think the Portal gun, except here you're using the gun to pull shit into other shit. The first shot is the "Anchor" that holds the object that gets thrown into whatever you target with the second shot from the Magnet Gun. Buildings, enemies -- whatever that can be moved normally can be targeted and sent away. Next you have the Plasma Beam, which disintegrates whatever it hits. It's a slow process, but somewhat satisfying as you systematically destroy a building shot after shot. For something that packs a bigger punch, you'll want to use the Singularity Cannon. This gun shoots out a mini-black hole which sucks up everything in the target radius. The tool you'll probably end up using the most is the Nano-Forge. Anything that is destructible in Armageddon can be magically repaired with this weapon as it somehow rebuilds everything. Destroyed a wall? Point your Nano-Forge at it and it'll come back every time. Very useful when you find yourself needing cover or if you need to repair an objective. The Nano-Forge will also have other attacks, inlcuding one where you can basically do a Force Push and knock enemies back.  There were plenty of more weapons to mess around with, but none really compared to the ones I just described. Note that you will be able to upgrade weapons, the Nano-Forge and your own abilities throughout the game as well I got to mess around with all these new toys in a test level and once I was done with them, it was on to the first mission of Armageddon. You play as Darius Mason, grandson to Alec Mason from Red Faction: Guerrilla and in this level, you're trying to stop the enemy from destroying a terraformer machine that gives Mars Earth-like atmosphere. Unfortunately for Mason and his team, the terraformer is destroyed and the Mars people find themselves looking for shelter in the mines created by their ancestors. This leaves a very obvious question in my mind: Why can't Mason just use his Nano-Forge to repair the terrraformer? Anyway, the next two levels I saw had Mason going up against the various aliens that were destroying everything they came in contact with. The aliens come in all shapes and sizes, and each type have some unique attack style. Think the special zombies from Left 4 Dead but they all look like variations of the annoying bug creatures from Resident Evil 4. After a little while, I made my way to a giant mech that featured a machine gun, target locating missiles and a dash attack. While I love mechs as much as the next guy, I didn't really get that sense of power one would expect from piloting it. If the area I was in wasn't overrun with bad guys, I would have just preferred to use my guns. As a big fan of the first Red Faction, it was kind of a bummer that you couldn't dig around in the tunnels like the original game. You're playing through a majority of the game in mines so it would have been a pretty cool throwback. Volition wanted the focus be more on the story though and felt players would get constantly lost if they included the tunneling system. THQ was only showing off the single-player and I'm still on the fence of whether I'm going to like Armageddon. I love the weapons, but everything else just wasn't really grabbing my interest. I don't want to make a final call on the game just yet as I still want to see what's up with multiplayer, co-op and the "Horde-like" mode. 
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One week later and I still can't stop thinking about Red Faction: Armageddon. Specifically, the new weapons are just awesome. The weapons like the Magnet gun are just perfect when combined with Red Faction's destruction engi...

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Some minor details on the Red Faction: Origins movie


Jan 12
// Maurice Tan
THQ's Danny Bilson talked about the upcoming Red Faction: Origins movie at an event in NYC today. The two hour movie will supposedly start filming next week and air in March on SyFy. If that doesn't excite you, get ready for ...
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THQ delays Red Faction, dates games, announces others


Sep 13
// Nick Chester
THQ has confirmed its fiscal 2012 line-up and here's the bad news: Red Faction: Armageddon, originally scheduled to ship in March of 2011, will now see a May 2011 release. No word on the reason for the delay, but more time in...
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Red Faction: Battlegrounds beta coming to PS Plus members


Sep 09
// Nick Chester
If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you may (or may not) be invited to a beta for THQ's Red Faction: Battlegrounds. I its preview of next week's PlayStation Plus updates, Sony has revealed that "a select number of PlaySt...
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No kidding: Red Faction: Battlegrounds will get add-ons


Aug 19
// Jordan Devore
Since it was first revealed that there would be some sort of lead-in game for PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade prior to the launch of Red Faction: Armageddon, I always envisioned it as playing like "Red Faction L...
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See what Red Faction: Armageddon has in store for you


Aug 18
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
THQ and Volition is doing all that they can to make the next Red Faction be a big deal. The week Armageddon launches might as well be called "Red Faction week" with everything Danny Bilson, Executive VP at THQ, details above...
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GC 10: Interview with Red Faction designer James Durel


Aug 18
// Hollie Bennett
Suddenly, aliens... thousands of them!  Next March, THQ bring us the forth game to the Red Faction family, Red Faction: Armageddon. And after showing us a brutal balls-to-the-wall action demo, Jameson Durel, Senior...
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GC 10: Red Faction: Armageddon hands-off preview


Aug 18
// Ian Roberts
Many years have passed on the planet Mars since the events of Red Faction: Guerilla, and things are not well for colonists of the red planet.   Attempts to terraform the planet for human habitation have created an ecolog...
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Red Faction: Battlegrounds gets a trailer, screens


Aug 16
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
THQ revealed earlier today Red Faction: Battlegrounds for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Battlegrounds is a multiplayer-focused vehicular combat game where tanks and mechs square off on the surface of Mars. Fo...
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Red Faction: Battlegrounds officially announced


Aug 16
// Jim Sterling
Last week we asked the question -- What is Red Faction: Battlegrounds? Well, thanks to THQ revealing it at GDC Europe, we now know. Red Faction: Battlegrounds is a brand new entry in Volition's Mars-based series, and it's com...
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Use physics against aliens in Red Faction: Armageddon


Jul 20
// Jordan Devore
Volition was hoping to get the jump on Comic Con, which means new media for Red Faction: Armageddon is here for the looking. Previously, they weren't willing to let us stare at this sequel's enemies for very long. This video...
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Live-action Red Faction made-for-tv film detailed


Jul 19
// Nick Chester
The THQ and SyFy channel collaboration, Red Factions: Origins, has finally been outed as a two-hour live-action movie pilot scheduled to air next March. Origins fills in the blanks between last year's Guerrilla and the upcomi...
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Red Faction PSN/XBLA game coming prior to Armageddon release


Jun 28
// Nick Chester
Can't wait for the next chapter in the Red Faction franchise? March too far out for you? THQ has interesting plans -- releasing a "Red Faction Arcade" game on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network prior to the release of R...

Red Faction: Armageddon impressions

Jun 25 // Conrad Zimmerman
Where the Nano Forge used to function as a rifle that would disintegrate anything its fire came in contact with, the new version performs the exact opposite function. By using it on destroyed environmental objects, you can use the Nano Forge to rebuild, the objects knitting themselves back together. This enables the player to create cover on the fly, repair broken equipment and more that Volition promises to reveal as time goes on. The second and likely more important tool demonstrated was the Magnet Gun. This nasty device works in two stages. First, you target something you would like to move somewhere else and pull the trigger. This could be enemies, vehicles, debris or even the bare walls of the colony. Next, aim where you would like the target object to move to and fire again. The first target is then rapidly drawn to the second. The Magnet Gun looks pretty exciting and is a great way to see the destructibility of the environment, which looks as impressive as ever. While the mechanic is simple, the chaos that this weapon causes on the battlefield is massive in scale. Seeing what are essentially boulders being torn from the very walls and slammed into an enemy on the other side of the room with the pull of a trigger is amazing. It's also especially funny to watch one enemy be flung into another at a high rate of speed.  A final toy shown off in the demonstration is the Exo, a heavily armored robotic suit. This thing is a monster, as evidenced by the way it plows through enemies like they were made of dry, unpacked sand. Buildings are no match for it either, as this trundling monstrosity seems capable of walking over pretty much anything in its path.  On the whole, Red Faction: Armageddon seems to be heading in the right direction. I'm not particularly thrilled with the seeming shift in story towards something a little more in the monster movie department than the themes of revolution and resistance the series has tackled before now. But the mechanics shown to me are impressive and look to be a lot of fun to play so I'll continue to be cautiously optimistic for the time being.
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THQ had a brief demonstration of the next iteration in the Red Faction series, subtitled Armageddon, at E3 last week and I made sure to take the opportunity to see it. Set two generations after the events of Guerrilla, t...

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E310: Red Faction: Armageddon bringing focus to narrative


Jun 15
// Nick Chester
"Our first tendency for Red Faction: Guerrilla was 'have at it, have fun destroying everything.'," says Volition creative director Jacques Hennequet, speaking of last year's title, which brought unprecedented destructibility ...
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THQ drops more details on Red Faction: Armageddon


Jun 07
// Nick Chester
We caught the premiere of Red Faction: Armageddon this weekend, but today THQ has dropped details on the upcoming title, slated to hit PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC next year. Armageddon will take place 50 years after the R...
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Red Faction: Armageddon trailer, images surface


Jun 05
// Nick Chester
As reported, Volition's next outing in its Red Faction universe will be Red Faction: Armageddon. Now, just about a week before E3, we get our first look at the game. The trailer paints the world as one where humans that have...
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Red Faction: Armageddon reveal tomorrow on GameTrailers


Jun 03
// Nick Chester
The next Red Faction game is set to be revealed tomorrow, and it's been confirmed as Red Faction: Armageddon. Word comes from a promo spot for the next episode of GameTrailers TV, which will air the world premiere trailer for...

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