Red Faction: Armageddon

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Jun 7, 2011 / ESRB: M

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Nordic Games picks up Darksiders, Red Faction, and more from THQ

Nordic Games picks up Darksiders, Red Faction, and more from THQ

Nordic Games has picked up most of THQ's remaining IPs. The bankrupt publisher sold its biggest names at an auction earlier this year. Its remaining assets were bundled up, with Nordic Games the big winner.

For $4.9 million, the company has acquired Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, "Other Owned Software," and "Other Licensed Software." Some noteworthy titles in those bundles include Destroy All Humans, Supreme Commander, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Frontlines, and Full Spectrum Warrior.

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Company of Heroes, Saints Row: The Third in latest Humble Bundle

Company of Heroes, Saints Row: The Third in latest Humble Bundle

In what seems to be an odd move, Humble Bundle has teamed with publisher THQ to offer seven PC games in its traditional pay-what-you-want packs. It marks the first time Humble has bundled games from a large publisher, while packaging Windows-only games and using the Steam DRM.

Read more: Last gasp for cash by THQ? »

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Daily Filter: August 3, 2011

Daily Filter: August 3, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features a multiplayer classes trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, a Gamescom 2011 trailer for Dungeons - The Dark Lord, a features video for NHL 12, a fan-made movie inspired by Team Fortress 2, a downloadable mission pack trailer for Red Faction: Armageddon, an expansion trailer for Bounty Bay Online, a character reveal trailer for Elsword, an update trailer for Rift, a red band trailer for Rise of Nightmares, new screenshots for BloodRayne: Betrayal, and new screenshots for Smite.

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Red Faction: Armageddon sales below expectations, Volition moving on

Red Faction: Armageddon sales below expectations, Volition moving on

THQ has been undergoing a dramatic transformation as of late. A newfound focus on core games has led THQ to... further losses. For the quarter ending June 30th, the company reported a net loss of $38.4 million, and a certain game took the spotlight for the financial shortcoming. "We are disappointed in our first quarter financial performance," Brian Farrell, THQ CEO said. "Sales of Red Faction: Armageddon and our licensed kids titles were below our expectations."

The low sales figures may have been the death knell of the franchise.

READ MORE: What's to blame? The quality »

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Red Faction: Armageddon earns Mr. Toots cameo

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Red Faction: Armageddon earns Mr. Toots cameo

Volition has announced that the farting unicorn--affectionately known as Mr. Toots--will indeed be added to the arsenal of weaponry found in Red Faction: Armageddon.

The living "weapon" was promised as a last-minute addition if the Armageddon demo for the was downloaded over one million times. Since downloads have hit that mark, the creature will be added to the game as an unlockable reward for completing the single-player campaign. Read more »

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Free OnLive 'console' with Red Faction: Armageddon pre-order

Free OnLive 'console' with Red Faction: Armageddon pre-order

THQ and OnLive have partnered up again to give users that pre-order Red Faction: Armageddon a free OnLive MicroConsole device.

The deal is open from now through June 6. In order to qualify, players must purchase a "Full PlayPass" for the upcoming Volition-developed adventure through OnLive. THQ and OnLive previously ran a promotion to giveaway the MicroConsole with pre-orders for Homefront. Read more »

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Armageddon gets farting unicorn after 1M demo downloads

Armageddon gets farting unicorn after 1M demo downloads

In what seems to be a growing tradition of incredibly strange, immersion-breaking downloadable content, Volition has announced that they'll be bringing a special weapon to Red Faction: Armageddon once the demo has been downloaded one million times.

That weapon? An adorable unicorn with severe flatulence, named Mr. Toots. For those paying close attention, the little bugger is the "very, very special treat for everyone" that Voltion's Dan Sutton alluded to near the end our early preview of Armageddon. Read more »

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Red Faction: Armageddon trailer explores maximum destruction and minimum history

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Red Faction: Armageddon trailer explores maximum destruction and minimum history

Although the latest video featuring footage for THQ's upcoming shooter Red Faction: Armageddon is labeled as a look at the "History" of the franchise, it's really a three-minute commercial for blowing everything up on Mars.

The most detail the video goes into regarding the older games in the franchise is to mention they existed with a quick glimpse at the game's box art. Once that "history" is out of the way, developers at Volition discuss the inclusion of aliens into the franchise as well as their love for destruction. Read more »

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Red Faction: Armageddon delayed until June 7

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Red Faction: Armageddon delayed until June 7

Publisher THQ has sent word that players looking forward to a return trip to Mars will have to wait a little longer. Originally planned for a May 31 release, Red Faction: Armageddon has been delayed until June 7.

Console gamers looking forward to sampling Armageddon before release will still be able to do so, thanks to the previously announced demo that's now due on May 3rd for Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 demo is also slated to release on that day as well, but will be contingent on whether or not Sony is able to restore the PlayStation Network by then. Sadly, a PC demo isn't planned. Read more »

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Bangai-O HD, Castlevania sale coming to XBLM

Bangai-O HD, Castlevania sale coming to XBLM

The Major Nelson blog has once again outlined the next few weeks of Xbox Live Marketplace offerings. For Xbox Live Arcade, today brings Outland for $10 (800 MSP), and next week we'll have Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury for $10.

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Red Faction: Armageddon demo on XBLA and PSN next week, skipping PC

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Red Faction: Armageddon demo on XBLA and PSN next week, skipping PC

A downloadable taste of Volition's smash-happy shooter Red Faction: Armageddon is on the way, slated to crash onto Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network on May 4. Sadly, the news is less good for PC gamers who also enjoy 'sploding things on Mars.

The demo takes place in that most exciting of video game environments--the sewers. Space-sewers, mind. Armed with weapons including the destruct-o-licious Magnet Gun, and the Nano Forge all-in-one repair kit to undo your magnetised mayhem, you'll get to blast through hordes of the awakened aliens. Aliens are, of course, known for their love of sewers. Read more »

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Red Faction: Armageddon single-player hands-on

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Red Faction: Armageddon single-player hands-on

Red Faction: Armageddon is just over a month away from release. Based on a few hours I spent playing Armageddon's single-player component, my recent impressions of the game's multiplayer components were just the tip of the iceberg. It feels like Volition aims to deliver a much more focused, story-driven single-player experience than was available in the preceding chapter, Red Faction: Guerrilla. Read more »

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Red Faction: Armageddon multiplayer Hands-on

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Red Faction: Armageddon multiplayer Hands-on

At a THQ-organized event in San Francisco I got to sit down and spend some quality time with the online modes in Red Faction: Armageddon. "Infestation" and "Ruin," as they're named, each offer their own twist on the Mars-based mayhem developer Volition has cooked up.

Infestation can be played either solo or cooperatively in a group of up to four. Players do their best to repel thirty waves of progressively more intense alien attacks. Infestation’s eight primary maps are broken into two groups of four by mission type. Survive maps are exactly like they sound; a fight just to make it to the end. Defend maps add a handful of structures that the team must prevent the aliens from destroying (while surviving, of course). Read more »

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Red Faction: Armageddon trailer introduces Kara

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Red Faction: Armageddon trailer introduces Kara

A new trailer for Red Faction: Armageddon has arrived, introducing the destructive shooter's streetwise and scientific smuggler, Kara. Apparently, she ran away from the Marauders at an early age, electing to pursue the popular vocation of transporting contraband between Mars and Earth. In other words, she's sort of like a cuter version of Han Solo. Read more »

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Red Faction: Armageddon pre-order bonuses revealed

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Red Faction: Armageddon pre-order bonuses revealed

THQ and Volition unveiled the inevitable Red Faction Armageddon retailer-specific pre-order bonuses today.

GameStop and Amazon pre-orders will get a free copy of Red Faction: Battlegrounds for Xbox Live Arcade or PSN download -- an offer already extended to PlayStation Plus users. Read more »

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