Tag Archives: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
Sat, May 09, 2009 | 14:37 BST
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand has sold a twelfth of the previous title in the series, 50 Cent: Bulletproof.
Released in February, the game has sold approximately 56,000 copies in the US since April, and during the same time span, Bulletproof boasted 681,000 copies sold with 1,123,000 units in it’s lifetime.
Blood on the Sand garnered better reviews than the 2005 outing, receiving a Metacritic score of 71 compared to 47, and has been described as “a guilty pleasure” by gaming critics.
THQ hasn’t issued a comment on the figures, but it is being speculated that the Activision Vivendi merger may have put a damper on consumer expectations.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 | 18:33 GMT
On March 1, 50 Cent plays his own game, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, with Xbox Live Gold members.
Those interested in going toe-to-tow with the rapper himself need to be online half an hour before the Game with Fame session starts this Sunday at 6.00pm EST.
Send a friend request to the following Gamertags:
- Fifty Cent GWF
- Fifty GWF 2
- Fifty GWF 3
- Fifty GWF 4
If you get in on this, let us know about it.
Mon, Feb 16, 2009 | 12:54 GMT
Fiddy loves the games, yo. In the video interview after the break, the rap superstar says upcoming actioner 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is one of the best things he’s doing right now.
“This… for me is one of the more exciting projects that I’m involved in,” he said.
“I can’t wait till the public has an opportunity to actually play it.”
The game looks amazing. And stupid. Amazingly stupid, in fact. It’s out this Friday.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 13:16 GMT
The latest 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand trailer should remove all doubt that this is a game you must own.
Watch it after the break.
There’s tons of stuff in there on weapons, the cover system and co-op. Quite why you wouldn’t want to shoot a lot of things a lot in the name of getting a bejewelled skull back off some chap is beyond us.
February 20, 360 and PS3.
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 08:04 GMT
THQ has announced that its rude boy shooter, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand will be hitting European shores on February 20 for 360 and PS3.
We couldn’t be looking forward to being Fiddy any more than we already are, and now this date gives us something to live for.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Nov 27, 2008 | 06:55 GMT
Awesome. Fiddy himself came up with the idea of having a diamond-encrusted skull as the central story item for upcoming you-must-buy-it shooter, Blood on the Sand.
“[The developers] were telling me the actual story, and I was like, ‘Cool,’ but I’d just got finished seeing Blood Diamond, like two years ago, and I was like, ‘Yo, I want it to feel like this,’” Mr Cent told IGN in a video interview.
“When I was travelling, I came across this magazine that had a book that had this actual human skull that they placed diamonds in. And they Googled it, and they took those images. It actually exists. It’s priceless, actually.”
We love you, Fiddy. We love you more than you can ever know. Watch the interview after the break. The game’s out in the first half of next year for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Fri, Nov 14, 2008 | 14:12 GMT
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 | 22:41 BST
THQ, as was blatantly obvious, has officially confirmed it is to publish 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.
“Blood on the Sand has non-stop action and exclusive music tracks from me and the G-Unit that you won’t find anywhere else,” said the rapper.
“Plus our fans will be able to play together with online co-op, and maybe even join me or one of the G-Unit online.”
It’s out early next year. Press release after the break.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 | 15:25 BST
Sat, Oct 11, 2008 | 11:29 BST
As you can see from this OFLC classification, it appears that THQ will be publishing 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.
The game was feared lost in the merger between Acitvision and Blizzard, so this is good news.
Hopefully THQ will confirm this next week.
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 | 18:49 BST
Kotaku’s posted a story saying 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand has been canned. GI’s posted a story saying it hasn’t.
Yeah, it’s dead. Caught in the unflinching cogs of big video game business, mergers, and close downs, we hear. Victim of a flooded genre and a potential publisher with one too many shooters on its hands.
While new owner Activision Blizzard is currently considering divesting a number of studios it picked up when it merged with Vivendi Games, the videogame is close to completion and on track for release before Christmas.
It’s the cut and thrust world of gaming news on the internet, ladies and gentlemen. Read more through the links.
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 | 06:40 BST
According to a newly-released 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand trailer, the game’s releasing for 360 and PS3 this November.
Watch it after the break. We don’t care what anyone says: we reckon this looks amazing. Everything’s on the line. He’s far from home. He’s got a bulging combat vest. What else could you possibly want?
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 | 18:04 BST
We don’t care what anyone says. CVG’s got a new trailer of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is the stuff of legend. We’re so playing it. There’s some new screens over there as well. Fiddy’s so hard and manly, and his chopper-based minigun skills are hard to beat. The game releases for PS3 and 360 in the third quarter.
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 | 12:40 BST
Sierra showed off its 2008 line-up in Mallorca, Spain last week – including Ghostbusters, Prototype, Legend of Sypro: Dawn of the Dragon, a new Crash game, World in Conflict: Soviet Assault, and more – and it really was news a-go-go. Mike’s fingers have been replaced with bloody stumps.
All our stories are listed below. The US sites posted impressions of most of these games this morning, as you can see here. Enjoy!
- Damon not in Bourne game due to refusal to make more films
- 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand isn’t set in desert
- Stay Puff’t confirmed for Ghostbusters, Infernal Engine looks amazing
- New Spyro voice talent revealed
- New World in Conflict maps in console versions – PC users have to pay
- Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon impressions
- No online co-op for main Ghostbusters campaign
- Bourne 360 demo on May 22
- Long lasting injuries to Bourne removed from game due to “design decision”
- Moby track replaced in Bourne due to Universal ties
- Wii lead SKU on new Crash title
- Fiddy locked at 30 frames a second, online co-op confirmed
- 50 Cent team took out “n-word,” although it may still be added
- Exclusive Ghostbusters DLC for both PS3 and 360
- Venkmann will have love interest in Ghostbusters
- PS3 exclusivity would have allowed double the amount of objects on-screen
- Prototype DLC only “for the right price”
- Prototype plot inspired by Old Boy
- Legend of Sypro: Dawn of the Dragon “last chapter of Spyro trilogy”
- No World in Conflict PC-360 online cross-play due to PC version being “geekier”
- World in Conflict to feature voice control on 360, 90% of accents recognised
- New Ghostbusters shots
- First Prototype gameplay footage released
- Not all of Ghostbusters game set in NYC – players to enter spirit world
- Bill Murray recording his Ghostbusters game lines this week
Mon, Apr 28, 2008 | 21:14 BST
Sierra Spring Break 08: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand isn’t set in desert, moniker was “chosen by the marketing team”
Speaking to videogaming247 at the Sierra Spring Break 08 in Mallorca last week, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand game director Julian Widdows said that the game’s naming was a marketing decision – not one level in the shooter is set in the desert.
VG247: The game is going to get compared to Iraq and we know you don’t agree with that, so why choose the name Blood on the Sand?
Julian Widdows: The name was chosen by the marketing team in the US and the licensor. So, those guys decided on the subtitle and you’ll need to talk to those guys about that.
VG247: It’s a rather weird decision, as no level is actually set in the desert, is it?
JW: We set out from day one to set the game in a contemporary urban environment. It’s designed to be an everyman’s warzone. The question, ‘Is it set in the Middle East?’ is actually, ‘Is it set in an identifiable geographical location?’ ‘Does it have a real context?’ ‘Is it a real place?’ It absolutely isn’t. It’s a pastiche of every war zone. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t Eastern influences, but it is a very contemporary city. The influences were actually a Mediterranean seaboard city. In fact, not one level is in a desert at all.
50 Cent: Blood in the sand blasts its way to a next gen console near you in the fourth quarter, yo.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Apr 28, 2008 | 14:37 BST
During the 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand demo videogaming247 were privy to at Sierra Spring Break 08 in Mallorca last week, game director Julian Widdows confirmed that the game will be locked at 30 frames a second and that two-player online co-op would be featured.
“If someone was joining now their Gamertag would appear over that player’s head,” he said, pointing at one of Fiddy’s “crew”.
“It’s drop-drop out, absolute hot-swap. If you decide to be another character it will just hot-swap that character out.”
The game’s alpha stage frame-rate was a little choppy. Widdows allayed fears:
“Historically we’ve found that as long as you have consistent 30, then that’s absolutely fine for a shooter,” he explained. “The 60 mantle is a difficult one to achieve, especially when you’re going for the graphical quality we’re going for.
“When you drop down from 60, it all feels pretty rough. However at consistent 30, even if you drop a frame occasionally you never really notice it, so that’s the decision behind that.”
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is coming to 360 and PS3 in the fourth quarter this year.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Apr 28, 2008 | 13:05 BST
Julian Widdows, game director of 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand, has told videogaming247 that developer Swordfish Studios removed the “n-word” from the final script, but that it may make an appearance in the final game.
“In the original scripts we actually took it out,” he said, speaking at the Sierra Spring Break 08 in Mallorca.
“We’ll see how the finished game works out. In the first game it was included as it was all part of the street environment so it was deemed acceptable, but watch this space on that.”
We interviewed Widdows later that day and brought up the subject again.
VG247: Is that a decision you guys have to make, or is that upstairs?
Julian Widdows: That’s upstairs. However, we obviously have our own thoughts and feelings on that and they’re shared with [Vivendi Games]. It isn’t our decision as a developer. That’s done in the recording studio. That’s done by 50 Cent and G Unit.
VG247: So you don’t write the script?
JW: We do write the script, yeah. We absolutely say what the script is, but that goes through a pass in the US.
VG247: So you haven’t actually put that word in it?
JW: We haven’t, no.
VG247: But if they add it then it’s ok?
JW: If 50 Cent and G Unit add it in the studio then they add it in the studio.
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is out for PS3 and 360 later this year.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Apr 28, 2008 | 13:03 BST
The Americans appear to have got first bite at the cherry on Sierra’s 2008 line-up, with the American embargo lifted on content from the publisher’s US spring showcase.
The UK embargo is at 1pm today, and we’re going to be posting a ton of news from the European Sierra Spring Break 08 in Mallorca last week, but for now take a look at previews from the San Francisco equivalent.
Ghostbusters – Kotaku, Joystiq
Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon – Kotaku, Joystiq
Various XBLA stuff, including Assault Heroes 2 – Kotaku, Joystiq
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault – Kotaku, Joystiq
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand – Joystiq
Prototype – Joystiq
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 | 09:12 BST
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand has got nothing to do with reality, director Julian Widdows has told CVG, and certainly isn’t a political statement. Just to be clear, this is absolutely not Fiddy Does Iraq, Motherfucker.
“It’s fictional, it’s an ‘everyman’s war zone’, is the way we describe it,” he said. “It’s an arcade game, so it needs to be implacable in many senses. There’s no geo-political context to this game.
“It’s clearly a crime story. The arch bad guy – we can’t tell you who it is but it’s a pretty high profile American actor – will be instantly recognisable. But he’s an American. The first key bad guy that you encounter, who you’re actually working for at this point, is an American. The guards you shoot in the third act are all Russian. And so it’s an international crime syndicate which is operating in this everyman’s war zone. It’s the hood beyond the hood. It’s a crime story, a gangland story.”
Glad we got that sorted out.
Thu, Mar 27, 2008 | 09:45 GMT
Here. Apparently it’s like a cross of the movies Three Kings and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, if you can imagine that. We’re trying not to believe this is 50 Cent in Iraq, because that would quite possibly be the most cynical “thing” ever. There’s loads of quotes, details and such through the link. It’s out on 360 and PS3 this “fall”.