Tag Archives: Shooter

[Deal Alert] id Software’s Rail Shooter ‘Rage/Rage HD’ Free This Week Only

There is a lot of hype building around id Software’s upcoming post-appocalyptic shooter called Rage. They have been pushing it through social media campaigns for the past few weeks, including one with Facebook. They said that, if their Facebook page got 100,000 likes, they would give away the on-rails version of Rage for iOS for Free for one week.

Well, they hit their goal, and we all win because of it. Rage and Rage HD are both available for free from the App Store for one week only. There are two versions, but they are the same game. If you have a recent generation device (iPhone 4, iPad 2), then you should grab the HD version. Any older, and you should grab regular Rage.

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Fair warning about the game: It’s pretty violent. The idea is that you are a competitor in a game show. The goal of the game show is to earn as much money as possible while shooting mutants. Considering that this is a mobile version of an upcoming M rated game, I wouldn’t let your impressionable child play it on their own.

I spent a little time with the game and I can say that I really enjoy playing it. Its a nice sized game, and that makes it an even better deal during its time as a freebie. I see it having a great replay value, despite only having 3  different  levels. Get it while you can, and then go play!

Let us know what you think of Rage by leaving a comment down below.

Breach Update Does a Headshot on Lag. Free 60 Minute Demo on XBLA

Atomic Games had wanted to do something exceptionally new with Breach. The game was extremely realistic, allowing players to destroy the enemy’s cover before killing him/her. This war of attrition and destruction was enhanced by the use of match defining gadgets like the M79 grenade launcher and perks that allowed for halving of recoil forces.

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Sadly though, the initial release of the downloadable game (priced at $19.99) was marred by bugs. The game had quite a few crashes, many inconsistencies and that gosh darned lag. For a game that was meant to be a high octane shooter a sudden crash just as you were going to bag your dominating headshot can be quite irritating.

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However, the developers have released a bug fix that should go out for all owners of the game. The inconsistencies fixed in this update are:-

– All known crashes fixed
– Many fixes to reduce lag
– Online game performance improved by more than 33%
– Bug that caused Sole Survivor games to end in draw fixed
– Bug that caused invisible canister in Retrieval games fixed
– Bug that caused Vendetta icon to appear incorrectly fixed
– Server Browser can now sort by number of players
– Server Browser can now be manipulated with mouse scroll wheel
– Fixed bugs related to Friendly Fire settings
– Better ability for a game with lag to recover when bandwidth improves

Also, the game now has a generous 60 minute demo on the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA):-

Breach now offers a full 60 minutes of playing time for free, and all demo clocks have been reset so all players can master the game’s unique Active Cover and Destruction capabilities. This is one hour of destruction in convoy, sole-survivor, hardcore and any of the modes on any of the maps. Improving the game even further, this update reduces lag significantly.

So… what are you waiting to breach?

Shooter Weekend on GOG.com!

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Four classic first person shooters are on a 40% off weekend on our favorite classic games website GOG.com! AquaNox, Postal 2, Painkiller: Black Edition and Redneck Rampage are the four games with a lot of runnin’ and a lot of gunnin’! Needless to say these are the best ways to let off steam from a heavy day or even a heavy week!

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AquaNox: Though most fans regard this as a flawed sequel to the Aqua series, it is still a decent game to play. Though technically not a run and gungame, it plays a lot like Freespace only it’s underwater!

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Postal 2 Complete: You’re the Dude, dude! Shoot things, buy milk and kill everyone in a queue to return library books! Remember that this hilarious game is only as violent as you want it to be. So while you can play the entire game without (much) bloodshed, you can also play it with unnecessarily large amounts of blood too. Fun!

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Painkiller: Black Edition: As one reviewer on the game page says, this is the one true sequel to the original Quake. Paying due homage to old-school FPSs, the game is all about level design, insane and horrifying enemy hordes and oodles of shooting fun! It’s a cult hit and the Black Edition also includes the Battle Out of Hell expansion pack for 3.5GB of gaming insanity!

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Redneck Rampage: Crash-land UFOs, cuss at jack o’ lopes in the desert and ride over people in a Swamp Buggy and an armed motorcycle. Oh, did I mention that there was a lot of cussing? Play this hilarious game for weeks of redneck shootin’.

So which games will you buy in the Shooter Weekend at GOG.com?

Iron Grip: Warlord Makes it to Steam

What is your favorite kind of strategy game? Do you like to think it out like chess with turn-based strategy or ante up the offense with real-time strategy like Rook’s Revenge? How about tower defense? In this kind of strategy, your enemies will come in waves, and you have to construct turrets on their path to destroy them. Usually they need to be destroyed before they can destroy some invaluable building of your faction. I’m sure most of you have played some game of this type but I assure you that you have never played an FPS-tower-defense hybrid.

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That is exactly what Iron Grip: Warlord is all about. Set in the Iron Grip universe, you are a defender of Atelia, a nation that is being consumed by the Confederacy. Over the course of several maps, you defend your Strongholds from basic soldiers to spider-walkers. While you can build your turrets and traps, you can also fight it out with muskets, rocket launchers and machine guns man-to-man!

The surreal effect of the entire game projects of war and a vague story reminded me a lot of Gone with the Blastwave, the game has a lot of addictive gameplay bundled with it. Based on the Quake 3 engine, the game looks decent enough by today’s standards and will run on most computers. However, many of the game’s features seem incomplete. Nevertheless the developers are actively at work, and have even started integrating Steamworks with their game.

Oh, yeah, did I tell you? This game is available on Steam for $7.99 this week only. Go buy it now! Or… wait for my review that can take anywhere between one day and two years to arrive.

Sniper Elite Available for $2 on Steam

Steam seems intent on selling its half-decent games for dirt-cheap prices just so that people like me would just buy it and give it a try because $2 doesn’t hurt. Sniper Elite is a very realistic sniping game. Set in Berlin at the end of World War II, you play as a covert OSS Sniper intent on guarding Germany’s nuclear secrets from the Russians. This massively long game (you need a lot of patience) can be yours for $2 on Steam until the 22nd of March!

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This elite game from Rebellion converts you into a sniper with totally realistic gameplay mechanics such as wind speed, breathing rate, gravity and bullet ballistics. With a first-person camera for shooting and third-person movement camera, this game creeps you out with its long-drawn maps and speedy conclusions after painfully slow preparation.

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Though the graphics are dated and the game did not fare too well when it was released, the $2 price tag is tempting.

Buy Sniper Elite on Steam for $2.