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GarthVaderUK
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(03-07-2010, 12:37 PM)
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Black creator's new shooter, Bodycount, revealed in OXM (UK)
New shooter from creators of Black revealed next week

[IMG]http://i49.************/2j2huu1.jpg[/IMG]

The new shooter from the creators of Black, Bodycount, is exclusively revealed on the cover of the new issue of OXM - going out to subscribers now.

The game is being developed at Codemasters Guildford by a team headed by Stuart Black, who worked on the cult FPS that shares his name when at Criterion.

Several other key members of the Black team have joined him at Codemasters to work on Bodycount, which is a spectacular and frankly mental first-person shooter.

We can't say any more about it, save to say that if you like shooting guns in games you are going to really, really love it. Find out more in the issue itself: the mag's going out to subscribers today, and will be in newsagents on Thursday 11th March. Look out for the fancy cardboard wallet with the big hole in, our testament to the game's ridiculous levels of destruction.

Found the article in Google's cache, seems to have been taken down from the OXM UK site:
http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache...p%3Fid%3D17912

Codemasters has announced an "aggressive recruitment program" for its Guildford studio, and confirmed that the outfit is working on "an original action FPS".

The game is the brainchild of Stuart Black, co-creator and designer of EA Criterion's well-regarded 2006 shooter for PS2 and Xbox called, coincidentally, Black. It's for "leading console platforms".

According to Codemasters, the game entered full production 12 months ago and is an original IP using the company's impressive EGO engine, seen in racers like Race Driver: GRID and Colin McRae: DiRT as well as the recent Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.

Black is the game's creative director, and is joined by executive producer Tom Gillo from Sony London and senior producer Andrew Wilson from Black Rock. The development team is currently 80 strong.

The Guildford studio opened in 2007 and is run by Adrian Bolton, also from EA Criterion, and has a remit to develop original action games. There are design, programming and art jobs available and Codemasters hopes to start building up a second team and get another game in production. More info at the company's careers site.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/co...ildford-studio
Xater
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(03-07-2010, 12:38 PM)
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I don't remember ever asking for something like that. Black wasn't any good.

Call me when NOLF3 is announced OXM!
EatChildren
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(03-07-2010, 12:39 PM)
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I expect monotinous shooting gallery gameplay that will earn a fanbase for its pretty visuals and big explosions and adrenalin rush gameplay, but will ultimately fall on deaf ears for people wanting something fresh.

Prove me wrong Black. Prove me wrong.
[Nintex]
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(03-07-2010, 12:40 PM)
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Another shooter reveal that isn't Perfect Dark 2, I'm getting worried now.
Dark FaZe
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(03-07-2010, 12:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by [Nintex]

Another shooter reveal that isn't Perfect Dark 2, I'm getting worried now.

:lol

E3...believe!
Dabanton
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(03-07-2010, 12:43 PM)
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Ok this is more like it.

Black was a pretty good game.
Seraphis Cain
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(03-07-2010, 12:43 PM)
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Body Count?

Odrion
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(03-07-2010, 12:51 PM)
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Do I have bad eyesight or is that guy wearing clown paint?

Oh, and hooray maybe sort of.
Danne-Danger
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(03-07-2010, 12:55 PM)
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Was hoping that this would be the highly anticipated Bodycount of Monte Cristo.
ultim8p00
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(03-07-2010, 12:56 PM)
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Yeah I was totally asking for this!


Fuck you OXM where is Perfect Dark 2?
Majine
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(03-07-2010, 12:57 PM)
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Exclusive?
Baki
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(03-07-2010, 12:57 PM)
Too many FPS's. Atleast try 3rd person if you're going to do a shooter.
The Take Out Bandit
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DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(03-07-2010, 12:59 PM)
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Rob Liefield gettin' paid!

[IMG]http://i45.************/2qdq3i0.jpg[/IMG]

:lol :lol :lol
JCtheMC
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(03-07-2010, 01:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seraphis Cain

Dammit, beaten!
buy teh haloz
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(03-07-2010, 01:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by KittenMaster

Body Count is certainly a first person shooter.

Hey... if it's called Body Count how come there are no bodies?
elektrixx
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(03-07-2010, 01:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by buy teh haloz

Hey... if it's called Body Count how come there are no bodies?

At the end you find the count is 0.
bjork
(03-07-2010, 01:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seraphis Cain

Body Count?

I was just listening to these guys yesterday. I sure did love that first album back in high school.
bryehn
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(03-07-2010, 01:23 PM)
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Cop Killer on OST or bust.
Shaka
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(03-07-2010, 01:23 PM)
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Fuck yeah I loved black! :D
Pylon_Trooper
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(03-07-2010, 01:24 PM)
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If only Black had maintained what it started out as in development, ala Burnout-style super-chaining combo-reward gun porn. If anything, this at least has the propensity to *look* good.
Swittcher
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(03-07-2010, 01:28 PM)
there better be more to this thing than "gun porn"

Black had great technology for the time, but nothing else.

I remember when IGN dubbed it the "everything killer"
Tom Penny
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(03-07-2010, 01:29 PM)
Sick. There isn't enough shooters this gen.
RockmanWhore
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(03-07-2010, 01:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Swittcher

there better be more to this thing than "gun porn"

Black had great technology for the time, but nothing else.

I remember when IGN dubbed it the "everything killer"

Yeah, let's hope that there won't be long ass boring unskippable cut scenes this time, and some decent AI and controls.
Son of Godzilla
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(03-07-2010, 01:46 PM)

Originally Posted by RockmanWhore

Yeah, let's hope that there won't be long ass boring unskippable cut scenes this time, and some decent AI and controls.

I would love an fps where there is complete disregard for anything that isn't "shooting things." No cutscenes, no story, no reading text of any kind, no puzzles, no atmosphere, no feeble attempt at tension or immersion or wit. Just an endless amount of shooting. Something arcadey like Doom or Serious Sam, without the overbearing style... Or being arcadey.
Last edited by Son of Godzilla; 03-07-2010 at 01:49 PM.
Capt'n Farrell
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(03-07-2010, 01:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Son of Godzilla

I would love an fps where there is complete disregard for anything that isn't "shooting things." No cutscenes, no story, no reading text of any kind, no puzzles, no atmosphere, no feeble attempt at tension or immersion or wit. Just an endless amount of shooting.

BLACK was sort of like that, it still had cutscenes though.....
neva-
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(03-07-2010, 01:49 PM)
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Juggalo: The game
faridmon
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(03-07-2010, 01:51 PM)
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creator of Black? is this game from Criterion or did the designer left the devolopment team?
Xater
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(03-07-2010, 01:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by faridmon

creator of Black? is this game from Criterion or did the designer left the devolopment team?

Reading must be a really hard.
WanderingWind
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(03-07-2010, 01:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Capt'n Farrell

BLACK was sort of like that, it still had cutscenes though.....

Unskippable, painfully-poor acted melodramatic cutscenes. And it took several shotgun blasts to the face to kill anybody.

Other than that, pretty decent game.
Tokubetsu
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(03-07-2010, 01:57 PM)
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I'm down, I liked BLACK. If Black was gun porn, what will this be?
obaidr
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(03-07-2010, 01:58 PM)

It's for "leading console platforms".

A new FPS for the Wii?
faridmon
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(03-07-2010, 02:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xater

Reading must be a really hard.

yeah, so he did left. why?
coopolon
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(03-07-2010, 02:12 PM)
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I bought Black a year or two ago used because I was reading a thread where it was getting much love. I was incredibly disappointed. Sound design was good though. So here's hoping the only people that carried over from Black to this were the sound engineers, and everyone else on the team has actually made a good game.
BudokaiMR2
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(03-07-2010, 02:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Take Out Bandit

Rob Liefield gettin' paid!

[IMG]http://i45.************/2qdq3i0.jpg[/IMG]

:lol :lol :lol

Holy shit that guy has penguin hands. Must be hard to hold that big gun.
sohois
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(03-07-2010, 02:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Son of Godzilla

I would love an fps where there is complete disregard for anything that isn't "shooting things." No cutscenes, no story, no reading text of any kind, no puzzles, no atmosphere, no feeble attempt at tension or immersion or wit. Just an endless amount of shooting. Something arcadey like Doom or Serious Sam, without the overbearing style... Or being arcadey.

The Club? Though i guess that would also fall under arcadey
Corto
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(03-07-2010, 02:19 PM)
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Body Count in da house!!!!!
Swittcher
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(03-07-2010, 02:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Tokubetsu

I'm down, I liked BLACK. If Black was gun porn, what will this be?

Gun Bukkake

[IMG]http://i45.************/2qdq3i0.jpg[/IMG]

Man, that drawing is bullshit. How the hell is this guy expected to carry all his ammo, when he has so few pouches/pockets to store it in?
Sipowicz
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(03-07-2010, 02:35 PM)
black was boring and shit but had good explosions

i have little faith that this will be better. especially with that army of two reject on the cover
dreamcastmaster
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(03-07-2010, 02:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pylon_Trooper

If only Black had maintained what it started out as in development, ala Burnout-style super-chaining combo-reward gun porn. If anything, this at least has the propensity to *look* good.

Absoute truth, only a few people know what game Black was supposed to be.
The Take Out Bandit
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(03-07-2010, 02:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by BudokaiMR2

Holy shit that guy has penguin hands. Must be hard to hold that big gun.

Which guy?

Chapel or President Barack Obama?! I JUST BLEW YOUR FUCKIN' MIIIIIIIIIIND! :P
Bleepey
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(03-07-2010, 03:00 PM)
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I'll buy this game purely for the name, i have not fealt this way about a name since:


RIP
cacildo
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(03-07-2010, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Take Out Bandit

Rob Liefield gettin' paid!

[IMG]http://i45.************/2qdq3i0.jpg[/IMG]

:lol :lol :lol

Ah Rob Liefield.... why people still give you money is beyond me
The Take Out Bandit
grrrrrrr bungle snitches!
rrrrrrrrrrrrr baba britches!
sumthin sumthin itches!
DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(03-07-2010, 03:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by cacildo

Ah Rob Liefield.... why people still give you money is beyond me

$150 for a head sketch, $400 for a full figure @ SDCC and his sketch card for the con was full. :lol
Aaron
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(03-07-2010, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Take Out Bandit

$150 for a head sketch, $400 for a full figure @ SDCC and his sketch card for the con was full. :lol

If you have a pouch fetish, why pay for anything but the best?
CoG
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(03-07-2010, 03:38 PM)

Originally Posted by The Take Out Bandit

Rob Liefield gettin' paid!

[IMG]http://i45.************/2qdq3i0.jpg[/IMG]

:lol :lol :lol

Ah, the origin of every character in every Epic game, ever.
RedNumberFive
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(03-07-2010, 03:40 PM)
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Liefeld is truly the Nomura of American design.
Class_A_Ninja
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(03-07-2010, 03:45 PM)
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This looks dumb. They can stop making it if they want. Maybe they can make a different video game or something.
TheJollyCorner
(03-07-2010, 03:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by RedNumberFive

Liefeld is truly the Nomura of American design.

but Nomura is actually a fairly proficient character designer/artist, tastes in style aside. His characters are actually well-drawn and proportionate.


What bugs me most about Liefield isn't his absolutely horrid anatomy, tiny noses, pointed feet, baby teeth, or penguin hands- it's the way he draws guns. Most of them look like segmented towel-racks from a 1970's B-movie sci-fi bathroom.




... but about Bodycount... yeah... wasn't a huge fan of BLACK. I'll likely pass on this unless the praise is there.
Bleepey
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(03-07-2010, 03:58 PM)
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For all of the Liefeld hate, i would put him alongside Jim Lee and Macfarlane as the most influential comic book artists of the 90s.

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