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3:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Killing Floor Christmas offer has new level for The Ball

Every year you can count on Tripwire to crank out some content for Killing Floor for Christmas and this year is no exception. What's interesting about this year's Twisted Christmas Event is that's there's some neat crossover ...

Alasdair Duncan


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Review: Rising Storm photo
Review: Rising Storm
by Chris Carter

It isn't often that a developer works in tandem with the modding community to deliver a product, but that's exactly what happened with Tripwire Interactive's Rising Storm, the follow-up standalone expansion for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad.

In a joint effort to deliver World War II action on the Pacific front, the two forces united to produce a product worth of the Red Orchestra name. They mostly succeeded, but not without a few sacrifices.

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10:00 PM on 04.04.2013

Red Orchestra 2 is free to play this weekend on Steam

Not content with just being included in this week's Humble Bundle offer, Tripwire Interactive's Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is free for you to try this weekend on Steam. The World War II multiplayer shooter has also...

Alasdair Duncan

7:30 PM on 04.02.2013

Visit the Killing Floor in this week's Humble Bundle

Whilst these new weekly Humble Bundle deals might lack pizazz of the main bundles, they're still a great way to pick up some games for a few dollars. This week, it's the turn of Tripwire Interactive to be included in the...

Alasdair Duncan

7:30 PM on 03.29.2013

Visit the Pacific theater of war in Rising Storm

Coming from an eclectic team made up of developers from Tripwire Interactive and community modders, Rising Storm is looking to take Red Orchestra's style of World War II combat into the Pacific theater with more guns, explos...

Jason Cabral



Did Call of Duty ruin a generation of gamers? photo
Did Call of Duty ruin a generation of gamers?
by Jim Sterling

Tripwire Interactive president John Gibson is disappointed in this generation of gamers, and the Red Orchestra developer lays the blame at the feet of Call of Duty. According to Gibson, who focus tested some hardcore CoD fans, Activision's shooter series has ruined their brains.

"I'm really discouraged by the current state of multiplayer shooters," he complained to PC Gamer. "I think that, and I hate to mention names, because it sounds like 'I'm just jealous of their success,' but I’m really, I feel like Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players. I know that’s a bold statement, but I won’t just throw stones without backing it up.

"When I was developing Action Mode [for RO2], I got a group of people that I know that are pretty hardcore Call of Duty players. And my goal was to create something that was accessible enough for them to enjoy the game -- not turn it into Call of Duty, but try to make something that I thought was casual enough but with the Red Orchestra gameplay style that they would enjoy. And we iterated on it a lot. And just listening to all the niggling, pedantic things that they would complain about, that made them not want to play the game, I just thought, 'I give up. Call of Duty has ruined this whole generation of gamers.'"

So Gibson tried to make Red Orchestra 2 appeal to CoD fans in particular, then got frustrated when those CoD fans wanted things from CoD in it? What? Huh? That ... doesn't make sense.

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10:45 AM on 06.08.2012

Red Orchestra 2 cuts price in half and adds friend pass

Red Orchestra 2 recently had a free-to-play weekend, and it was wildly successful. The influx of new players was a good start, but Tripwire has decided to do even more to bring players into the game. Red Orchestra 2 is n...

Joshua Derocher

5:30 PM on 03.12.2012

Live show: Killing Floor with Alex Quick on Mash Tactics

King Foom is back from GDC, and he's got a special edition of Mash Tactics in store today. For "Multiplayer Monday", Foom will be playing the PC co-op horror shooter Killing Floor with its very creator Alex Quick. Alex also p...

Bill Zoeker

9:30 PM on 01.11.2012

Red Orchestra 2 Mod SDK unleased on Steam

Tripwire Interactive is staying true to their mod maker roots by releasing the full Red Orchestra 2 Mod SDK today. If you own the game, you can start tinkering by downloading the SDK from the tools section on Steam. A limited...

Maurice Tan

3:30 PM on 12.06.2011

Killing Floor mystery revealed as the Twisted Xmas Event

Last week we started to see a mystery image teased on the official Killing Floor Steam group and knowing Tripwire Interactive's previous holiday season gifts, it wasn't a big leap of imagination to think that there would be a...

Alasdair Duncan



Killing Floor mystery image teased plus free weekend photo
Killing Floor mystery image teased plus free weekend
by Alasdair Duncan

Tripwire Interactive's cooperative zombie shooter Killing Floor shows no signs of declining in popularity, if my Friend's List on Steam is anything to go by. It's still a solid, really enjoyable co-op experience that's been supported with plenty of paid DLC and free updates since its launch in 2009. If you're still on the fence about playing Killing Floor, then perhaps a free weekend might be of help.

Free weekends on Steam have convinced me to buy plenty of games and if you can find some friends to play with, I heartily recommend Killing Floor; there's plenty of maps to choose from and plenty of incentive to progress up the ranking system. You're not 100% dependent on teammates as you are in Left 4 Dead, but it's still best to play with buddies.

Tripwire has also teased a cryptic image on its Steam community page, which looks like it might be revealed before Thursday. What could it be? A stack of new weapons or enemies? I'm hoping for another Christmas bonanza like last year. 'tis the season to be jolly indeed!

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Review: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad photo
Review: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
by Joshua Derocher

World War II has never been this interesting. Five years ago, most gamers where tired of seeing WWII games, and now the cool kids are playing modern warfare shooters. If you're sick of the current trend in this genre, and want something that's a little bit different, then have I got a game for you.

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5:15 PM on 09.02.2011

New maps for Red Orchestra 2 beta and screenshots

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is shaping up to be the sleeper-hit shooter of 2011. The beta went live earlier this week, and fans are in love with the game. If you are one of the lucky ones in the beta, there are thre...

Joshua Derocher

12:30 PM on 08.31.2011

Red Orchestra 2 beta is up for Deluxe Edition pre-orders

If you pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, you can finally play the beta. This goes for anyone who has already purchased the game, and anyone who buys it before launch. This first wave of ...

Joshua Derocher

12:30 PM on 08.23.2011

Multiplayer footage of the Red Orchestra 2 beta

If you read our preview of Red Orchestra 2, you might be anxious to see some actual gameplay. Tripwire Interactive just released a high-definition video showing off a couple minutes worth. It's very hectic, and many differen...

Joshua Derocher



Preview: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad photo
Preview: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
by Joshua Derocher

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is all about bloody and massive 64-player battles set in the Eastern front of World War II. It's a refreshing blend of simulation and fun gameplay that should be a good change of pace from the generic modern-day shooters that currently dominate the market.

This preview is only for the multiplayer portion of the game. Honestly, it's good enough on its own to make this one a definite buy. The single-player will just be icing on the cake.

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