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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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Next Red Faction game to be outed this month


May 05
// Jordan Devore
During THQ's earnings call today, CEO Brian Farrell gave us the latest on all things Red Faction. Speaking about Red Faction: Guerrilla, he said "I think we did a great job on the game; I think we did an average job on deman...
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THQ looks at Red Faction's 'origin' and 'armageddon'


Apr 29
// Nick Chester
We know a new Red Faction title is on the way, but now we know it could potentially focus on the series' beginnings… or its end. Two domains have been registered by THQ earlier this year -- redfactionarmageddon.com and...
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SyFy channel to produce Red Faction film


Apr 27
// Conrad Zimmerman
Earlier this month, Danny Bilson of THQ mentioned in an interview that Red Faction would be getting a film treatment. Today, we get an announcement which would verify said claim. THQ and the SyFy channel announced a...
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Red Faction to appear on silver screen


Apr 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
THQ's Danny Bilson revealed in an interview with CVG that Red Faction is slated to get the motion picture treatment. It's all part of what THQ is calling their "trans-media" strategy to developing franchises: "My game i...
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GDC 10: New Red Faction planned for March 2011


Mar 11
// Jordan Devore
Talking with Joystiq at GDC, THQ's executive VP of Core Games Danny Bilson (biggest business card ever) has upgraded the expected release date of the next Red Faction game from simply "fiscal 2011" to something a bit more sol...
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Metro 2033 to ship with Steamworks


Feb 19
// Brad Nicholson
Expect Steam Achievements and much more when 4A Games' subterranean horror FPS, Metro 2033, ships. Valve has announced a deal with THQ to ship the PC version of the title with Steamworks, meaning the game will be supported wi...
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Darksiders promotion extends to all new purchasers


Feb 18
// Brad Nicholson
Not long ago the mysterious Darksiders "DO NOT DISCARD" voucher was revealed as a promotional device, a code that netted those a free console copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla and some Darksiders swag. If you didn't get a vouche...
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Volition wants you on Mars, RF:G quintuple XP event is go


Dec 17
// Brad Nicholson
The Volition crew are baiting people back into Red Faction: Guerillia’s multi component. And the treat at the end of the stick is a meal.Earlier last afternoon, Volition announced the launch of the “Get Your Ass B...
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Red Faction: Guerrilla 'Smasher Pack' DLC available


Oct 01
// Brad Nicholson
A week or so ago, Volition and THQ revealed the Red Faction: Guerilla “Smasher Pack,” the third piece of downloadable content for the open-world title. And now the DLC Triforce has been assembled. As promised, the...
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Next Red Faction DLC bringing Walkers to multiplayer


Sep 25
// Jordan Devore
The next batch of downloadable content for Red Faction: Guerrilla, titled the "Smasher Pack," is arriving on October 1 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Priced at $4.99, the add-on adds eight additional maps to the of...
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Second Red Faction DLC pack announced, multiplayer only


Aug 25
// Brad Nicholson
Mars continues to grow. The next piece of Red Faction: Guerilla DLC is on the horizon, and unlike the previous release, this pack aims to sate those with a taste for smacking real players with sledgehammers and camping with s...
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I beat the new Red Faction DLC in one sitting ...


Aug 19
// Jordan Devore
... and lived to tell the tale.While it may not immediately look the part, Red Faction: Guerrilla is one game that's been able to keep a solid community going strong even months after release. Three different downloadable con...
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Red Faction's 'Demons of the Badlands' add-on out now


Aug 13
// Jordan Devore
Today is August 13, and you know what that means: it's Super Happy Red Faction: Guerrilla Add-on Day! Whip out those party hats, people."Demons of the Badlands," the first of a few planned downloadable content packs...
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Red Faction 'Demons of the Badlands' not available (Update)


Aug 06
// Brad Nicholson
According to Major Nelson, The first bit of downloadable content for Red Faction: Guerilla is available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The content, dubbed “Demons of the Badlands,” is a prequel campaign ch...
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Red Faction: Guerrilla patch on the horizon


Aug 04
// Jordan Devore
The community has spoken, and Volition, Inc. has been listening. The developer is currently preparing a patch for Red Faction: Guerrilla that sounds rather exciting. This news is actually a few days old, but no one picked up ...
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Red Faction: Guerrilla reaches one million units shipped


Jul 28
// Jordan Devore
It looks like Volition's hope for a word of mouth success for Red Faction: Guerrilla worked out for the developer after all. THQ sent out its June quarter results today and the company earned some serious money from a couple ...

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