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The Sniper Elite 3 Steam Code Debacle: Theft Or Cash Grab?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, Rebellion, Sniper Elite 3

The Sniper Elite 3 Steam Code Debacle: Theft Or Cash Grab?

Have You Been Affected?

Sniper Elite 3 may be riding high in the UK charts this week, but Rebellion's sharpshooter has been making bigger and less savoury headlines over the weekend due to the decision to revoke a huge batch of Steam keys sold by a variety of resellers.

Leaving hundreds of gamers who bought the keys in good faith unable to play and in search of refunds, with a powerful yet vague accusation of "stolen" codes and dodgy third-party resellers as explanation.

What's going on? Who's in the right here? Much is still unknown, but it's high time we weighed in.

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EXPIRED | Sniper Elite V2 FREE on Steam for 24 hours!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS, PC games, Rebellion

EXPIRED | Sniper Elite V2 FREE on Steam for 24 hours!

Sniper Elite V2 | Steam | FREE
Sniper Elite V2 Price Comparison

What are you waiting for? Go get it!

Thanks and credit to epicp0tato @ HUKD!

Sniper Elite 3 Interview | Christopher Payton on moving the franchise forward

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
Tags:
Christopher Payton, Gadget Show Live 2014, Rebellion, Sniper Elite 3, Video interviews

At this year's Gadget Show Live, Carl got a chance to speak to Christopher Payton of Rebellio about the upcoming shooter Sniper Elite 3, which was on show to the public for the first time. The pair discuss the improvements over V2, the various options players can taken in the new expanded environments, and the transition developing on the current crop of consoles.

Stay tuned for a hands-on impressions piece onsite soon!

Sniper Elite 3 Gets First Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
FPS, Rebellion, Sniper Elite 3, trailer

Sniper Elite 3 has received its first trailer, showing a perfectly aimed shot destroying a jeep while hurtling down a desert track. If I recall my Mythbusters correctly, only tracer rounds are capable of actually detonating a fuel tank, but why let pedantry ruin slow-motion shenanigans?

The sharpshooting sequel is out next year on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and will apparently be "more of a sandbox game" than the somewhat restrictive Sniper Elite V2. More as we see and hear it.

Sniper Elite V2, Gatling Gears, Bloody Trapland & Dredd vs Death | Beat The Minimum | Indie Royale | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Gatling Gears, PC games, Rebellion, Sniper Elite V2

The Spiral Groove Bundle | Indie Royale | Beat the minimum

Beyond having a very cool name, the Spiral Groove bundle offers four games for a fluctuating (but always cheap) minimum buy-in. Gatling Gears is probably the best game in the package, though Sniper Elite V2 is a very tempting draw for the price.

Sniper Elite 3 Announced For Current and Next-Gen Systems

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
505 Games, FPS games, Rebellion, Sniper Elite 3

Sniper Elite 3 Announced For Current and Next-Gen Systems

Rebellion and 505 have announced that Sniper Elite 3, a follow-up to Sniper Elite v2, will be coming to current and next-gen consoles as well as PC.

According to 505, Sniper Elite 3 "will continue the story of elite OSS sniper Karl Fairburne during World War II."

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Rebellion Sale | 50% Off | GOG | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, PC games, Rebellion, Strategy games
Rebellion Sale | 50% Off | GOG | PC

GOG have decided to focus on British developer Rebellion for this weekend's deal-tastic voyage, which basically apes a similar promotion back in May 2012. The original Sniper Elite is down to a cheeky £3.08, along with Empire Earth complete, II and III. Reasonable if uninspired 2000 AD FPS Dredd vs Death will set you back a measly £1.85, and arguably the highlight of the proceedings comes in the form of a similar price for the brilliantly strategic Ground Control. It's sequel is also £1.85 over the weekend, and well worth checking out if you haven't done so already (or to replace your scratched CD, in my case).

Sniper Elite V2 | £10.19 | Steam | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
505 Games, FPS games, PC games, Rebellion

Sniper Elite V2 | £10.19 | Steam | PC

It’s been a few months since we last saw this one fall this kind of price point, but Steam’s weekend deal provides another chance to grab hold of Rebellion’s FPS for one of the lowest price we’ve seen. Overall, this deal trounces Gamestop’s next-best deal by almost a tenner.

X-ray kill cams provide visual satisfaction for those well placed shots, but otherwise the overall package wasn’t quite the jump in quality we were hoping for. That said, for the current price Sniper Elite V2 is definitely worth a look. Thanks to svtoritel @ HUKD!

Sniper Elite V2 | £11.99 | Get Games | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, PC games, Rebellion

Sniper Elite V2 | £11.99 | Get Games | PC

Sniper Elite V2 promised to follow in its predecessor's footsteps by delivering an incredibly authentic take on World War II sniping. This time, however, we'll have brutal X-Ray kill cams to show us the internal damage of our bullets, which is a gory and satisfying addition. Sadly, some weak cover shooting elements mean that it's an inconsistent package, and one that's best played on harder difficulties to force yourself into stealth rather than action. Thanks to ather7851 at HotUKDeals, who found this long before I did.

Sniper Elite V2 | £15.00 With Voucher Code | Get Games | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, PC games, Rebellion
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PC

Sniper Elite V2 | £15.00 With Voucher Code | Get Games | PC

Sniper Elite V2 promised to follow in its predecessor's footsteps by delivering an incredibly authentic take on World War II sniping. This time, however, we'll have brutal X-Ray kill cams to show us the internal damage of our bullets, which is a gory and satisfying addition. Sadly, some weak cover shooting elements mean that it's an inconsistent package, and one that's best played on harder difficulties to force yourself into stealth rather than action.

We've seen a couple of short-lived deals for this one (Gamestop had a nice £9.00 offer for a little while), but for now, Get Games' REZZED04 voucher code will give you the cheapest price around.

Rebellion Bullseye Sale | 50% Off | GOG | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, PC games, Rebellion, Strategy games
Rebellion Bullseye Sale | 50% Off | GOG | PC

Good Old Games have decided to focus on British developer Rebellion for this weekend's deal-tastic voyage, in order to tie in with the recent release of Sniper Elite V2. The original Sniper Elite is down to a cheeky £3.08, along with Empire Earth complete, II and III. Reasonable if uninspired 2000 AD FPS Dredd vs Death will set you back a measly £1.85, and arguably the highlight of the proceedings comes in the form of a similar price for the brilliantly strategic Ground Control. It's sequel is also £1.85 over the weekend, and well worth checking out if you haven't done so already (or to replace your scratched CD, in my case).

Sniper Elite V2 | £14.99 | HMV | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
FPS games, PC games, Rebellion

Sniper Elite V2 | £14.99 | HMV | PC

Sniper Elite V2 promised to follow in its predecessor's footsteps by delivering an incredibly authentic take on World War II sniping. This time, however, we'll have brutal X-Ray kill cams to show us the internal damage of our bullets, which is a gory and satisfying addition. Sadly, some weak cover shooting elements mean that it's an inconsistent package, and one that's best played on harder difficulties to force yourself into stealth rather than action.

If you're interested, HMV will save you £7 on the PC version. Thanks to Jas10 at HotUKDeals.

NeverDead | £19.85 | ShopTo | Xbox 360

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, Konami, Rebellion, Xbox 360 games
NeverDead | £19.85 | ShopTo | Xbox 360

NeverDead aspires to greatness, and received wildly disparate review scores. It's got some excellent limb-removal mechanics, allows you to roll around as a severed head and contains some great set pieces. However, the horribly repetitive combat, aggravating delibitating weaknesses inflicted by enemies and a lack of imagination and personality drag it down. All we can agree on is that ShopTo are the cheapest retailer for the Xbox 360 version.

Rebellion: "When Somebody Is Paying You To Dance, You Have To Dance"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Development, Konami, NeverDead, Rebellion

Rebellion: "When Somebody Is Paying You To Dance, You Have To Dance"

Jason Kingsley, boss over at NeverDead developer Rebellion, has shone a little light on how he and his team found the collaborative nature of co-development while working on their recent game.

"With NeverDead it was a more collaborative approach," said Kingsley. "As you will know, with collaborations, there are sometimes tensions and difficulties and difference of opinion over what should or shouldn't go into the game. At the end of the day, when somebody is paying you to dance, you have to dance. You can argue I don't want to dance like that, but if they say dance you end up having to do it."

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NeverDead Review | Less Than The Sum Of Its (Body) Parts

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
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Action Games, Konami, PS3 games, Rebellion, Shinta Nojiri, Xbox 360 games

NeverDead Review | Less Than The Sum Of Its (Body) Parts

Platforms: PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developer: Rebellion

Publisher: Konami

Being immortal isn't as amazing as you might think. After spending five hundred years on this mortal coil, cursed demon hunter Bryce Boltzmann has become a cynical gun for hire; earning his crust by ridding the world of demons with his stocking-clad boss Arcadia and drowning his sorrows in cheap booze every night. Shinta Nojiri's non-Metal Gear directorial debut certainly has an exciting premise and a lead character who literally falls to pieces at a moment's notice, but does anyone really want to live forever?

At its core, NeverDead is a third person arena brawler that shares overt similarities (read: copies shamelessly from) the likes of Devil May Cry. Bryce and Arcadia are continually locked into tight arenas with a handful of vicious foes and some spawners -  complete with plenty of bright red crystals to pick up and spend on a selection of limited upgrades. The dual-wielding gunplay mechanics are solid and slick, and compensates for its middling destructive power with the ability to topple mountains of debris onto enemies and sport different weapons in each hand. Your adversaries are essentially brainless damage sponges, but the tight controls and destructible scenery get the job done.

NeverDead Review | Less Than The Sum Of Its (Body) Parts

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Sniper Elite V2 Trailer & Screens Bring The Pink Mist

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
FPS games, Rebellion, Screenshots, Sniper Elite V2, trailer

Sniper Elite V2 Trailer & Screens Bring The Pink Mist

Rebellion unveiled Sniper Elite V2 earlier this year, which promises to offer an uncompromising and authentic World War II sniping experience. They've surgically and silently embedded a new trailer and clutch of sabot-discarding screenshots into our office wall from an enormous distance- and from the looks of things, we're set for some exceptionally gory stealthy action courtesy of an upgraded kill-cam. Co-op will also be included, as will close-range engagements.

Frankly, we're gagging for a decent dedicated sniping game. We'll be keeping our scopes zeroed in on this one, naturally adjusting for windage.

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NeverDead Set For Japan In February

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, Konami, NeverDead, Rebellion

NeverDead Set For Japan In February

Rebellion's limb-lopping action fest, which sees you playing as immortal demon-hunter Bryce, has been slated for release by Konami for February 2nd next year in Japan. It'll be set at a ¥6,980 price point with a CERO D (17+) rating.

No word on a release out of Japan yet, though. [andriasang]

Ground Control & Expansion Pack | £1.59 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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PC games, Rebellion, Strategy games
Ground Control & Expansion Pack | £1.59 | GamersGate | PC

GamersGate has come very close (a matter of eleven pence) to matching Good Old Games' recent deal - are charging £1.59 for both the original Ground Control and its expansion pack - saving you over £2 compared to the nearest competitor. Ground Control is a fast-paced RTS that will sate both sanguine armchair generals and action fans alike, along with some seriously awesome military tech placed at your disposal. It can be a little tricky in places, but there's nothing some gratuitously overwhelming ordnance can't fix.

Note that Ground Control II Special Edition is also available for the same price.

Aliens Vs Predator Review

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Reviews
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Aliens vs Predator, First person shooter, Games reviews, PC games, PS3 games, Rebellion, Sega, Xbox 360 games
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PC | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360

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Dealspwn Rating: 8/10

Platform: PS3 (Reviewed) / 360 / PC

Developer: Rebellion

Publisher: Sega

Cinema’s favourite monsters haven’t exactly flourished on consoles. The Alien franchise hasn’t had a good game since Alien Trilogy on the PS1 and Predator is still waiting. PC gamers have enjoyed the clash of these mighty beasts for many a year though, and finally, so can the rest of us.

The plot of the new Aliens Vs Predator video game is pretty basic and shares a few small similarities to the first AVP movie; thankfully the awful Dawson’s Creek-esque sequel has largely been ignored. The Marine plot is filled in better if you pick up audio diaries, similar in nature to those in Bioshock 2. Just as all three stories begin to get interesting though, they finish, leaving you disappointed but tellingly, wanting more.

With the way the game has been promoted for its multiplayer elements you may even be surprised to hear it has a single player mode. It’s good to see the effort has been made where others couldn’t be arsed though, ‘cough…MAG... cough.’ However, the graphics seem to have been neglected a bit, they’re not bad, they’re just so lacking in effort.

There are three separate campaigns to play through in single player as a Marine, Alien or Predator, who each have five missions. Locations are shared but with different routes. Most importantly though they all feel different enough to make it feel like a fresh experience each time. If you don’t try and hoover up all the collectibles there’s only a few hours’ worth of gaming for each species, but in all honesty their general purpose is to give you some practice before you brave the online universes.

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