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Resogun

Resogun just got some Wipeout themed DLC


And a soundtrack
Jun 11
// Chris Carter
If you boot up Resogun right now, you'll find a number of new updates awaiting you. For starters, Season Pass owners will get a PS4 soundtrack for free, which includes 17 tracks. The pass also includes Wipeout-themed sh...
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Resogun developer talks new co-op shooter Alienation


I want to be an alien
Apr 16
// Steven Hansen
Resogun and Super Stardust HD creator Housemarque revealed its new game, Alienation, last year at Gamescom. It's a co-op PS4 shooter wherein you can "support your allies or go rogue." More importantly, it's an alien shooter ...
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Resogun

Resogun developer Housemarque offers post mortem thoughts on its PS4 shooter


What a great game with great support
Apr 13
// Chris Carter
Housemarque did a fantastic job with Resogun. While I enjoyed it at launch somewhat it wasn't until the subsequent custom ship updates and extra mode DLC came out that I really started to play it in earnest. Now you can get ...
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Resogun

Resogun Defenders is DLC done right


Yup, it's time to play this again
Mar 06
// Robert Summa
As a semi-jaded gamer, I typically despise the concept of DLC. Often times we are presented with content that either doesn't live up to the price or publishers push their content too early in a game's life. Resogun Defenders ...

Review: Super Stardust Ultra

Feb 13 // Chris Carter
Super Stardust Ultra (PS4)Developer: HousemarquePublisher: SonyReleased: February 10, 2015MSRP: $12.99  Sony has been somewhat vague as to what Ultra actually is, but the reality is fairly easy to explain. It's a brand new game (without the option to update or Cross-Buy for past owners) that feels more like current-generation update than a true sequel. If you've never played a Stardust game before, it's commonly described as a twin-stick shooter that's a cross between Asteroids and Robotron, which is as apt as it gets. You'll pilot a ship across a spherical zone, blasting away at enemies to wrack up points. There are obviously intricacies that are made known the more you play it (certain weapon types smash certain asteroids more efficiently), but for the most part it's an arcade-centric shooter that looks pretty. Enemy waves come quickly but not in an overwhelming manner, putting this smack in the middle of a true bullet-hell shooter and a casual title. Housemarque really nails that feel throughout the entire game, to the point where you don't ever feel like deaths are cheap, but you also feel like you've earned your high score. [embed]287580:57334:0[/embed] There are nine modes in total, all of which ultimately feel the same but are still fun because of how solid the core shooting mechanics are. While Arcade, Endless, and Survival are self-explanatory, modes like Bomber and Impact help mix things up with forced handicaps, only giving the player the power to use bombs or a boost attack respectively. Blockade is basically Snake, leaving a trail behind you as you move. As you can probably tell, aside from Blockade it's not very riveting stuff once you've saturated all you can from Arcade. "Interactive Streaming" however is a new mode that's more novel than the rest. You can easily broadcast a game on the PS4, and lets other people "vote" on what happens -- good or bad. I had a fun time both watching and playing this mode since it feels like a natural evolution of the series, and takes advantage of new hardware in a fun way. Social features have a way of creeping up on modern games too often, but getting more people to share their experiences across Sony's network is a great thing. At this point though my enjoyment of the Stardust series as a whole is starting to dull a bit. Personally I prefer Housemarque's other PS4 project Resogun both stylistically and mechanically, as Stardust can often feel boring with its same-looking spherical flow. Although the former employs a similar "endless" rail trick, it looks and feels like a living, breathing city on the brink of destruction as opposed to the same planet with minor hue adjustments. Still, Ultra is decidedly impressive running at 1080p and 60fps on the PS4 (with 3D if you have it). It's the best its ever looked. Multiplayer is a bit more fleshed out with local four player co-op that supports both same and split-screen co-op experiences, along with a host of competitive modes like Last Man Standing and deathmatch. The longevity of any Stardust game is going to come from solo high-score runs, but playing with a friend or three who also happen to enjoy shooters is a great way to pass the time. Sadly, the opportunity to add online play was missed yet again. Oh, there is also a small ship editor included but it's very bare-bones -- you can only shift around pre-existing parts, and it's not nearly as featured as Resogun. If you already own a prior entry and aren't bonkers about the series, you can probably pass on Super Stardust Ultra in favor of something original like Geometry Wars 3, as very little is wholly new here. But if you're the type of gamer who worked tirelessly in the past for a top Stardust score and can't get enough, this is the smoothest package yet. While I may be slowing down with my love for the franchise in light of recent competition, the light isn't entirely extinguished.
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New dust, old stars
Super Stardust has been around for a long time -- since 1994, in fact. Although most people know the franchise from Super Stardust HD, it was originally on the Amiga platform before it hit the big-time. Now developer Hou...

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Arcade heaven

Housemarque is making a game with Robotron designer Eugene Jarvis


What a match
Feb 12
// Jordan Devore
Designer Eugene Jarvis (Defender, Robotron: 2084, Smash TV, Cruis'n) and Housemarque (Super Stardust, Outland, Resogun) are collaborating on a game. Is this real life? It can't be! "When I saw Resogun I couldn't believe how t...
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Resogun

Resogun weaves its way onto PS3 and Vita tomorrow


Portable voxels incoming!
Dec 22
// Kyle MacGregor
Resogun is coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita tomorrow with cross-buy support. Dale North gave Housemarque's voxel-charged shoot-'em up a glowing review when it first arrived on PS4. He called it "the ideal system launch g...
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Housemarque

Resogun confirmed for PS3, Super Stardust Ultra announced for PS4


The former has Cross-Buy support with PS4/PS Vita
Dec 05
// Jordan Devore
Just days ago, we learned that PlayStation 4 shooter Resogun was more than likely coming to PS3 on top of the already-confirmed PS Vita release. It's true! And it's happening soon. The ports are releasing December 23 and, bes...
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Resogun

Looks like Resogun is also coming to PS3


It's like Defender except I don't hate myself afterwards
Dec 03
// Jordan Devore
Housemarque's arcade shooter Resogun was the first PlayStation 4 game I played and, a year later, I still think that was the right choice; someone had to save those humans and it might as well have been me. Did they all survi...
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Resogun PS Vita

Resogun coming to PlayStation Vita (Update)


Off-the-cuff announcement
Oct 30
// Kyle MacGregor
Today over at the PlayStation Blog, Sony Xdev Studio Europe detailed some new additions to Housemarque's PlayStation 4 shoot-'em-up, Resogun. (Photo mode incoming!) Funnily enough, though, the article's most enticing piece of...
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Steam

Nice! Housemarque's Outland is coming to Steam


Launching September 29
Sep 19
// Jordan Devore
Back in 2011, Super Stardust HD and Resogun developer Housemarque released an action-platformer called Outland for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. It's coming to Steam on September 29, priced at $9.99/£6,99, ...
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Housemarque's new shooter Alienation looks like a bloody good time


Competitive co-op
Aug 12
// Jordan Devore
Resogun and Super Stardust HD creator Housemarque's next game is Alienation -- a cooperative shooter in which you can "support your allies or go rogue." It's a classic tale of dudes in power armor with giant machine guns ver...
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Resogun

Resogun is getting local co-op, two new modes, and a ship editor


Patch and expansion out later this month
Jun 09
// Jordan Devore
I really enjoyed Resogun -- in fact, my only real complaint was that there wasn't more of it. More is coming, though, and it's not just new levels. First up is a patch, scheduled for June 23, that will add a ship editor and ...
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PS4

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition outed for PS4


PS Vita Dead Nation is still happening
Feb 26
// Jordan Devore
There were rumblings about Dead Nation making its way to PlayStation 4 in some capacity and it seems those rumors were accurate. A PlayStation Blog Asia post has listed an Apocalypse Edition of the game as a free PlayStation ...
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Resogun

Resogun: the PS4 exclusive shmup from Super Stardust dev


Shoot all the things in the spiritual succesor to Super Stardust
Aug 20
// Steven Hansen
Housemarque made a name for itself with the addictive, colorful Super Stardust HD, one of the PS3's early downloadable and indie exclusives. Housemarque followed with neat games like Dead Nation and the excellent Outland, but...
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Spiritual successor to Super Stardust HD coming to PS4


In development now
May 23
// Dale North
Housemarque, the folks behind Super Stardust HD, Outland, and Dead Nation, have announced that they're hard at work developing an unnamed spiritual successor to the Super Stardust franchise. This title will be a PS4 exclusive...

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