Tag Archives: free radical
Thu, Sep 18, 2008 | 06:36 BST
Who knows where Timesplitters 4 will end up? You do! Kinda. If you point your browser over to Free Radical’s website, you’ll find a spiffy new poll that puts Timesplitters 4’s fate in your hands.
This poll — assuming it’s not being used as a backward way of asking: “Which version of the game should we cancel?” – runs contrary to PSW’s recent Timesplitters 4 cover story, which led us to believe Free Radical had already hammered out the game’s nitty-gritty details.
So, with all that said, for which platform did you rock the vote?
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 | 07:06 BST
The retailer was listing the game for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, DS, PSP and PlayStation 2, according to Kotaku, for a March 2009 release.
The game’s in development at Free Radical, apparently. E3 reveal, innit.
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 | 22:38 BST
They’re on PlayStation Beyond, and don’t show much, to be honest. No details on this at all at the moment, but you can assume a reveal soon if it’s in print now.
Fri, May 23, 2008 | 07:58 BST
Talking with Gamerush, Haze community development manager Ubi_Wuzzi has called IGN’s 4.5/10 review of the game “rude”.
“I think they’ve been pretty rude with the game,” he said.
“During journalists hands-on we were really happy as anyone had fun with the game. Most of them stated that the gameplay was solid and multiplayer well balanced.
“Anyway, we have no comments regarding reviews. But as a gamer I would say that the most important are the user reviews. We’ll see how the game is rated by gamers.”
Haze now has a Metacritic score of 56, stat-fans.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, May 22, 2008 | 20:59 BST
Looks as though there may be a problem with being able to invite Friends into games in Haze. This thread‘s just popped up on the Ubisoft forums showing gamers complaining that when attempting to invite Friends into games, the title asks for a patch. Of which there isn’t one, apparently.
We’re trying to get comment on this now.
Wed, May 21, 2008 | 14:45 BST
A number of sites published their Haze reviews last night, with the game shipping in the US yesterday and Ubisoft lifting the UK embargo on online reviews last night.
The PS3-exclusive hit headlines yesterday when IGN gave it 4.5/10.
This lot should give you a pretty clear picture of what’s hitting British shelves this Friday:
So there we are. It’s probably not the worst thing in the world, says the internet, but won’t be setting records. Gamespot’s given it a “Lynch”, and that’s as good an indication as any. We’re still waiting on Eurogamer and CVG’s scores, but “in the middle somewhere” is probably a safe bet.
And that’s that.
Wed, May 21, 2008 | 13:57 BST
After the break. It’s the entire intro sequence, from loading the game to entering combat for the first time. There’s a lot of shouting involved. See for yourself.
Wed, May 21, 2008 | 08:58 BST
We’ve just received word from Ubisoft UK that the Friday embargo on online Haze reviews has now been lifted. Expect to see UK reviews going live from now on.
Wed, May 21, 2008 | 06:36 BST
Free Radical scriptwriter Rob Yescombe has responded to IGN’s 4.5/10 drubbing of shooter Haze by saying he just wants people to make up their own minds.
“My thoughts are ‘Owch’. No, wait – MEGAowch,” he told PSU.
“Haze has had mixed reviews, but even GoldenEye got a 4/10 when it first came out. With a 9/10 in the Italian PSM, and an extremely positive review in Famitsu, we’re looking forward to people playing Haze and making a judgment for themselves.”
More through the link.
Tue, May 20, 2008 | 19:14 BST
Update: The embargo’s been lifted. See here.
According to British press sources, online Haze reviews in the UK are being strictly embargoed until May 23, the game’s release date.
Watch for the scores on Friday.
Tue, May 20, 2008 | 17:47 BST
Update: UK reviews have been embargoed until Friday. See here.
Update two: Ubi’s now lifted the review embargo. See here.
Oh dear. This could get nasty. IGN’s published its Haze review, and it’s a woeful 4.5/10. The sound you can hear is one of an almost-certain universal kicking. Unless there’s been a glitch in the Matrix, expect less than celebratory verdicts to pile in behind this one as we move through the week.
The first reviews popped up yesterday, with Famitsu giving the shooter 34/40 and the Italian PSM marking it 9/10.
Gamereactor gave it 6/10, but then pulled the piece after it emerged an embargo had been broken. Must have been a special, secret Swedish embargo, or something.
Mon, May 19, 2008 | 22:09 BST
Gametrailers has upped a Blind Date video featuring Haze project lead, Derek Littlewood and Rob Yescombe (screenwriter) trying to win a multiplayer date with Kitt from the UK Frag Dolls.
They answer specific questions aimed at highlighting the various features of Haze and inject their own special brand of humour.
We can’t think of anything thing else to say. See for yourselves after the link.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, May 19, 2008 | 20:08 BST
Mon, May 19, 2008 | 22:08 BST
The shooter runs in 1024×576 (576p) and not 1024×720 (720p), meaning it leaves the PS3 to upscale.
Littlewood, however, doesn’t see what the fuss is about:
“We prioritise a nice smooth framerate over a different res,” he said.
“Personally, I don’t really buy the whole thing. People did the same with Call of Duty, they did the same with Halo, and they say with those games ‘It’s not running at true HD!’ And it’s like, ‘I don’t care’. If the game looks good and it runs smoothly, those are the important things to me.”
Right on, brother. More Littlewood through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, May 19, 2008 | 16:40 BST
The first Haze reviews are in, and it looks as though the kids are split so far. Ubi’s confirmed that Famitsu’s given the Free Radical shooter 34/40, and that the Italian PSM’s marked it 9/10. Haze is amazing!
Unfortunately, Nordic bastion Gamereactor’s given it 6/10. Haze is just above average!
The game’s out this week in Europe.
Mon, May 19, 2008 | 16:40 BST
Teh internets are less than happy about this. Ubisoft’s confirmed that Haze will have a mandatory 4Gb install. Reckon it’ll take over 20 minutes?
“You will need to go through a minimal install (about 4 Gigs) but not the whole game,” said Haze’s community manager, speaking here.
The Free Radical shooter’s out next Friday, PS3-only.
Fri, May 09, 2008 | 07:37 BST
Wed, May 07, 2008 | 18:06 BST
The Haze demo is up on the UK PSN now, as promised, and will be with our American cousins tomorrow, according to this Gaming Today piece. The shooter fully releases on May 23.Don’t forget that it’s a PS3 exclusive, kids.
Mon, May 05, 2008 | 14:06 BST
Talking to videogaming247, Haze creative head Derek Littlewood has confirmed that the shooter’s demo, to be released on PSN on May 6 as part of the forthcoming Playstation Day, will feature the game’s opening level.
“It’s the first mission in the game,” said Littlewood. “You take on the role of Shane Carpenter as a Mantel trooper as he’s scrambled into a jungle battlezone to secure the site of a crashed Mantel plane carrying a shipment of nectar.
“And you can assume by default that I’ll say it’s great,” he added.
Haze is released exclusively for PS3 on May 23.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 13:32 BST
Ubisoft just confirmed that Haze will release in Europe on May 23.
The ship-date for the Free Radical shooter has been the subject of much speculation in the past few months.
Hopefully this’ll be the last we hear of the PS3 exclusive before it finally makes it out.