Section 8: Prejudice

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: May 4, 2011 / ESRB: T

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Section 8 developer files for bankruptcy protection

Section 8 developer files for bankruptcy protection

TimeGate Studios, the developer behind Section 8 and co-developer of Aliens: Colonial Marines, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The petition, filed in the Texas Southern Bankruptcy Court yesterday, lists less than 50 creditors owed money from TimeGate.

Read more: Legal struggles with SouthPeak »

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Section 8 developer loses appeal and IP, must pay $7.35 million

Section 8 developer loses appeal and  IP, must pay $7.35 million

Section 8 developer TimeGate Studios thought it was off the hook for a $7.35 million arbitration ruling when it won its appeal last year over a dispute with Southpeak Interactive surrounding the game. Unfortunately for TimeGate, that ruling has been overturned.

Read more: Loss of the Section 8 IP »

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Layoffs at Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate

Layoffs at Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate

An unconfirmed number of people have been laid off by TimeGate Studios, creator of the FPS series Section 8 and, most recently, co-developer of Gearbox's ill-fated Aliens: Colonial Marines. Officially it's part of TimeGate's preparations for "the transition to next-generation consoles and new business models," but rumour says the layoffs come shortly after a publishing deal fell through.

Read more: Studio also developed F.E.A.R. expansion packs »

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TimeGate wins Section 8 dispute

TimeGate wins Section 8 dispute

Thanks to the ruling of a Texas district court judge, Section 8 developer TimeGate Studios won't be forced to pay millions in allegedly misused development funds to publisher SouthPeak, nor will SouthPeak retain a permanent license for the Section 8 IP and its sequels. The dispute originated way back in 2009, when Timegate sued SouthPeak for allegedly embezzling royalties by altering revenue reports. At the time, SouthPeak counter-sued, claiming that $7.5M in funding had been "misused" by the developer, in addition to $2.5M in development costs TimeGate failed to provide.

Read more: TimeGate retains permanent license»

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Section 8 Prejudice lands on PS3 on July 26 with free DLC

Section 8 Prejudice lands on PS3 on July 26 with free DLC

It's taken quite a long time for Section 8: Prejudice to come out on PlayStation 3. The $15 online shooter made its debut on Xbox Live in April. So, why the long delay for the PS3 version? Bryan Perez, Community Manager of TimeGate Studios, says the studio needed to "take the time to optimize the game for the platform."

Of course, people don't usually like being late to the party without a gesture of goodwill. So, the PS3 version of Section 8: Prejudice will debut with some free DLC. For the first week after the game launches on PSN, all purchases will include the Blitz Armor Pack and Overdrive Map Pack for free. That's about $7 worth of DLC included with the standard $15 purchase.

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Section 8: Prejudice getting new DLC, free mode

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Section 8: Prejudice getting new DLC, free mode

TimeGate's $15 downloadable shooter Section 8: Prejudice is getting a new $4 map pack and a free new multiplayer mode this month, the developer has announced.

Like the first map pack, the new 'Frontier Colonies' downloadable content will add two new maps, in the form of the arid Desolation and forested Overseer. It'll be released for Xbox Live Arcade on July 13, priced at 320 Microsoft Points ($4), and for PC on July 27 at $3.99. Read more »

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Section 8: Prejudice getting 'Overdrive' map pack

Section 8: Prejudice getting 'Overdrive' map pack

Despite being a $15 downloadable game, Section 8: Prejudice has been treated more-or-less like a retail product. So far the game has gotten a title update and unlockable mode, so it comes as no surprise that TimeGate is releasing a map pack like the big boys. Read more »

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Section 8: Prejudice 'Assault' mode unlocked

Section 8: Prejudice 'Assault' mode unlocked

Section 8: Prejudice has just gotten a new game mode fueled by players' bloodlust. "Assault Mode" is a team-versus-team control point mode with a time limit. Developer TimeGate says it encourages cooperation between the classes to finish your objectives fast. The mode is now included and unlocked, so no DLC is required.

The Assault mode was set to unlock when the PC and Xbox 360 audiences scored a combined 10 million kills. The impressive feat happened in just over two weeks, so now current and new players alike can enjoy the fruits of their murderous labor. Read more »

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The video game release list of 5/2-5/8

The video game release list of 5/2-5/8

Exciting shiny new things headed to your video gaming devices next week include the gat-packing Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword, Section 8: Prejudice for PC, MotorStorm Apocalypse, the new Cod Blops map pack on XBLA, and the Thor movie tie-in game.

Don't be too surprised if Under Siege doesn't make it out next week, though, given that the PlayStation Network's still offline after being hacked. Read more »

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Section 8: Prejudice issues title update

Section 8: Prejudice issues title update

Section 8: Prejudice is barely a week old, and already TimeGate has issued its first title update for Xbox Live Arcade. The patch addresses a variety of stability bugs, along with usability tweaks to several of the menus.

The team is also using hot-fixes on their end to respond to community feedback, allowing two-player Ranked Swarm matches, and increasing the chance that you'll get placed with friends or Xbox Live Party members when the game auto-balances the teams. Read more »

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Section 8: Prejudice dedicated server rentals available for Xbox 360

Section 8: Prejudice dedicated server rentals available for Xbox 360

Section 8: Prejudice for the Xbox 360 lets you play online using standard Microsoft servers like any other Xbox Live Arcade game, but if you're extremely devoted to your Section 8 experience, you can now rent dedicated servers. TimeGate Studios announced a partnership with GameServers to let players check out dedicated servers for up to 32 players. You can make the servers ranked or unranked, and customize gameplay settings, maps, modes, and difficulty levels. The feature is an unusual one for consoles, since dedicated servers are usually PC-only, or tailored by the publishers on consoles. Read more »

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Section 8: Prejudice release dates unveiled

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Section 8: Prejudice release dates unveiled

TimeGate Studios has revealed the launch schedule for Section 8: Prejudice, the downloadable follow-up to its 2009 retail release Section 8.

Priced at $15 (1,200 Microsoft Points), the jetpacking shooter will arrive on Xbox Live Arcade on April 20. The PC release will follow on May 4, through digital distributors including Steam and Games for Windows. Lastly, the PlayStation 3 edition will launch some time this summer. Read more »

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Section 8: Prejudice to Debut at $15 as Downloadable Game

TimeGate Studios' Section 8: Prejudice, the follow-up to the original 2009 multiplayer-focused shooter, will debut at the delightfully low price-point of $14.99 when it is released early next year.

This pricing has been set across all three of the games platforms (PC, PS3, and Xbox 360) and the game will be sold digitally. On the PC, you'll at least have the choice between Steam and Games for Windows as your virtual place of purchasing, though I wouldn't rule out other stores. Read more »

"The first one was a great multiplayer experience. A first person shooter / tower defense. ..."
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Daily Filter: November 18, 2010

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 media for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, NBA Jam, MapleStory, Rage: Mutant Bash TV, Planet Horse, King Arthur: The Druids, and Section 8: Prejudice. Read more »

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Sign Ups Open for Section 8: Prejudice Beta

Developer and publisher TimeGate Studios announced it plans to run a PC beta of its upcoming shooter Section 8: Prejudice this fall. Though a specific date was not given for the program, sign ups are now open at the game's official site. A handful of new screens also accompanied the announcement.

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"Glad to see they're able to make a second one. I picked up Section8 from GoGamer's 48hr madness ..."
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