Tag Archives: Wet
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | 07:25 BST
The top of the charts is hardly Bethesda’s Everest. The ever-growing publisher has scaled those lofty heights time and time again – typically clinging to the back of something Fallout or Elder Scrolls-related. Nobody’s perfect, though. For every Fallout 3, there’s a WET or Rogue Warrior. And Pete Hines is refreshingly honest about that. Don’t think, however, that he regrets the time, money, and resources his company put into those geese that laid regular eggs.
Mon, Nov 08, 2010 | 14:30 GMT
The developer formally known as A2M, Behaviour Interactive, has announced Naughty Bear 2 and WET 2.
Tue, Feb 09, 2010 | 20:31 GMT
The Writers Guild of America has announced the 2010 nominees for Videogame Writing, and a few on the list may surprise you a bit.
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 | 13:08 GMT
The use of female game characters shouldn’t even be an issue any more, WET creative director, Patrick Fortier, has told VG247, and protagonists’ gender shouldn’t matter provided it’s appropriate to the game in question.
“I think we have to reach a point where having a female character is simply a non-issue,” said Fortier, speaking in an interview published today.
“It shouldn’t be seen as a particular risk, the decision should simply be based on the relevance of the character in regards to the experience the game is striving for.
“Ultimately, simply having good, fun games starring women protagonists is what will improve their ‘portrayal’. Good games are good games – regardless of the character’s gender.”
WET itself featured a female lead in Rubi.
“Rubi’s a problem fixer who happens to be a woman,” Fortier added.
“We didn’t want her gender to define her, but we did feel having a female character was a nice way of visually promoting the main premise of the game – agility, athleticism and fluidity of movement.”
Hit the link for the full thing.
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 | 12:21 GMT
A2M’s WET stood out this year for pushing a female character out with a brand new core IP, as well as shouldering Bethesda’s 2009 to a greater degree. While reviews were mixed, there was no denying the impact: you all know what Rubi looks like, right?
Third-person hyper-violence is always fun. We caught up with the game’s creative director, Patrick Fortier, to chat about the thinking behind the project, the validity of female action characters in the modern landscape and what’s next for A2M
Interview by Nathan Grayson.
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 | 22:03 GMT
During a panel at the Montreal International Game Summit, A2M CEO Remi Racine accused some publishers of “cheating” in order to get a more favorable rating from the ESRB.
“As a developer who has worked with a lot of different publishers, we’re aware of many that have tried to cheat the rating,” he said. “They say to the ERSB that it’s a Teen rating rather than an Mature to try and sell more. You can do this just by sending them a video that doesn’t show the most violent stuff and then you’ll get the rating that you want rather than the rating you should get.
“We have to make sure that everyone behaves and that the ERSB is duly diligent. Maybe getting your game out at a certain rating will help that game, but it’s really not going to help the industry as a whole.
“Right now I don’t think the industry is doing enough to educate the audience. The ERSB is supposed to do it, but it feels like we just kind of expect these kind of industry or government bodies to do the job for us. As much as I don’t think it’s the place of EA or Activision to go off and try and inform parents on their own, a more active role needs to be taken by all participants to ensure our artists are free to express themselves and that content can be enjoyed responsibly.”
In response to the claim, ESRB spokesman Eliot Mizrachi stated that the ratings board keeps tabs on game after release, and if one is found to be in violation of the rating given – the publisher could face a fine of up to $1 million.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 23:01 BST
Eliza Dushku has revealed to MTV News that there is a possibility that she could be lending more than just her voice to WET – it could be tuned into a movie – maybe.
“This video game WET I just did, she’s got a working class Lara Croft thing going on, and she’s pretty kick ass,” Dushku said. “She travels the globe, she’s in Hong Kong and she’s in the UK and she’s a gun for hire and she’s got two samurai swords. She’s pretty vicious.
“So that’s been something that maybe could turn into a live-action Dushku vehicle.”
Fellas will line the block for that one 14-days in advance, we reckon.
More through the link.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 10:07 BST
WET developer A2M has told VG247 that it’s currently assessing working on more original IP.
“That’s definitely something A2M is looking at, so yes, that’s certainly a possibility,” said Patrick Fortier, WET’s creative director.
WET, published by Bethesda, released last month to middling reviews. No matter the game’s reception, however, don’t be hugely shocked if A2M gets back into bed with Bethesda for upcoming games.
“They understand Rubi [WET's protagonist - Ed], they speak the same language as us (since they are developers too, they understand how things work on the floor) and they are consummate professionals, so it’s been nothing but joy collaborating with them,” Fortier added.
No further detail on A2M’s upcoming projects is available as yet.
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 15:15 BST
Loads of WET screens landed on the net today, and when we say loads, we are talking 43 of ‘em.
Some may be familiar to you, some may not.
Either way, it’s always nice to take a gander so you don’t miss out and have your friends tease you over it later.
Conformity is a good thing sometimes.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 15:23 BST
Bethesda has decided to show off Brink at PAX 2009.
Apparently, the game is going to be shown to the public on the hour every hour all weekend.
Don’t worry though, Doom II, Quake Arena, Rogue Warrior and WET will be on-hand as well, and if you are attending, Bethesda will be handing out swag as well.
PAX takes place next weekend, September 4-6.
More over on D’toid.
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 | 23:40 BST
Bethesda’s Pete Hines sat down with Joystiq and chatted a bit about WET and how the company got involved with A2M on the project.
One of the things he mentions is that it has a “Grindhouse” feel to it, what with your hands getting wet with blood.
“WET is short for wetworks, which is a CIA term for operations where your hands are literally going to get wet with blood,” he said. “We want you, as the player, to always be shooting, always be taking people out, whether it’s with your guns or your sword. You’re running around walls, jumping, spinning, sliding. It’s about comboing together cool moves to take out your enemies and doing in this cool 70s Grindhouse look.
“You really get that Grindhouse feel from the VO work from folks like Eliza Dushku, voice of Ruby (the character you play), Malcolm McDowell. There is a lot of music in the game, both from Brian LeBarton, who works with Beck, created an original soundtrack for the game that’s kind of really cool and hip and funky; and then layered on top of that are all these tracks we got from indie bands that have this cool rockabilly type sound that fit really well with both the original soundtrack and with the game.”
The full video is posted after the break.
Demos are out on PS3 and 360 now, with the full game being released in the US and UK on September 15 and 18 respectively.
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 | 22:01 BST
WET has landed on Xbox Live in demo form.
Looks like it is only for Gold Members right now, unfortunately.
Also unfortunate is the fact that every time we type Gold Member our minds hearken back to the last Austin Powers movie containing that moniker and we shiver with the utmost regret.
Nevertheless, the A2M and Bethesda demo featuring a nice lady who can slice or shoot you is up on the big white box.
Go download it.
Thu, Aug 20, 2009 | 14:19 BST
The Euro PSN update today has some nice demos for you. WET, DiRT 2, Mini Ninjas, and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey.
Add-ons consist of Andy Dick for the game Pain, a Street Fighter II themed table for Zen Pinball and the usual Rock Band and Guitar Hero stuff.
PSP users can get Wild Arms XF, Riviera, Warriors Orochi, and demos for Dissidia Final Fantasy and Colin McRae Rally 2005.
The full thing is over on the EU PS Blog. Go have a look.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 08:10 BST
We’ve received the first image of the Quakecon stage as it’s being set up, and it looks as though we may be getting a look at something DOOM-related tonight.
The DOOM logo’s on the banners at the side of the main stage for today’s event, as are Brink, Fallout 3, Rage, Wolfenstein, QuakeLive and Rage.
Looks like Quakecon isn’t so much about Quake any more.
We’ll be liveblogging both the main conference and the John Carmack presser this evening, kicking off at 3.30pm Texas time.
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 | 11:37 BST
Bethesda’s just confirmed it’s GamesCom line-up, and if you’re up for a look at Splash Damage’s Brink, you’re in luck.
The shooter will be demoed at the show, but won’t be playable. Splash Damage boss Paul Wedgewood will be showing the game off.
WET, Wheelspin and Medieval Games will be playable, however.
GamesCom takes place in Cologne starting August 19.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 | 16:44 BST
Bethesda has announced that A2M’s action title WET will land on shelves in the US and UK September 15 and 18 respectively.
That’s much better than “Fall 2009″.
Soon, you will be able to load the game into your 360 or PS3 and take on the role of problem fixer Rubi Malone as you take down enemies with your dual pistols or samurai sword.
Full thing through the break.
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 | 14:57 BST
Three new screens have popped up for WET.
It’s out this fall from Bethesda and A2M for PS3 and Xbox 360.
GameInfowire has ‘em, you know you wanna go look.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 01:56 BST
WET has four new screens for the action shooter over on IGN.
It’s out this fall from Bethesda and AMM for PS3 and Xbox 360.
We can’t wait, really.
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 | 15:11 BST
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 | 14:46 BST
Bethesda’s confirmed it’s to publish A2M’s WET.
Famitsu actually leaked (geddit?) this over the weekend to no comment from the publisher.
The acrobatic shooter’s out this autumn for PS3 and 360.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to bring WET to all gamers,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “Our proven success as a publisher which focuses on select, innovative titles matches up perfectly with WET’s new class of gameplay.”
Press release after the break.