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Splash Damage's Extraction becomes Dirty Bomb again

Nearly a year ago, Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb became Extraction. Today, it is Dirty Bomb, once again.

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Nearly a year ago, Splash Damage changed the name of their free-to-play multiplayer FPS Dirty Bomb to Extraction. The publisher has since had some second thoughts and has decided to go back to the drawing board by re-embracing the old Dirty Bomb title and re-opening closed beta sign-ups.

As has been the case with some of Splash Damage's previous efforts, Dirty Bomb is a team-based FPS centered around completing objectives around London. The city has been abandoned following a terrorist attack and teams must use their unique abilities to take control of the city.

Dirty Bomb is currently running its closed beta and is set to kick off its open beta later this year. Sign-ups are available on the game's website.

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    May 22, 2014 5:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Splash Damage's Extraction becomes Dirty Bomb again.

    Nearly a year ago, Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb became Extraction. Today, it is Dirty Bomb, once again.

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      May 22, 2014 5:32 PM

      OK.

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      May 22, 2014 5:51 PM

      Well... ok. So glad i didn't buy into those $200 early access tier way back when. I want to play this game, but all this bouncing around seems troubling.

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      May 22, 2014 6:41 PM

      Terrible name changes to another terrible name back to the other terrible name

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        May 22, 2014 6:42 PM

        By a terrible studio

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          May 22, 2014 6:57 PM

          They've made some really great stuff. Has there been a lot of turnover since?

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            May 22, 2014 8:18 PM

            Maybe, I haven't been following them that closely. But QW was terrible and Brink is beyond words. So bad.

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              May 22, 2014 8:20 PM

              Shut your whore mouth, Quake Wars was the bee's knees.

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              May 22, 2014 8:24 PM

              quakewars was good, brink could have been good but they got zenimax'd hard.

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                May 22, 2014 8:31 PM

                It's a miracle that DIshonored came out so good.

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                  May 22, 2014 8:43 PM

                  i would guess that all generic aspects of the game can be attributed to bethesda zenimax oversight. everyone who was relevant to making the game bailed after zenimax/berthesda ruined the studio and bought it up.
                  i think if arcane had managed to fend off the hostile takeover like humanhead did, the game would not have been finished, received any qa or support. they would have shoved it out at best and relied on preorder and first month sales the way they did with brink.

                  remember how the guys who made it were not keen at all to make a sequel and bethesda was shouting that they have a new franchise from the rooftops?

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                  May 23, 2014 10:07 AM

                  Wha? Are you confused?

                  Splash Damage =/= Arkane

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                    May 23, 2014 10:14 AM

                    yes, but his complaint was towards Zenimax, who published Dishonored i think

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              May 23, 2014 12:57 PM

              I am also here to admonish you for assessment of Quake Wars. We need another shooter with depth like Quake Wars.

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      May 22, 2014 8:10 PM

      NSA tracking software goes nuts as people search for "Dirty Bomb Splash Damage"

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        May 23, 2014 12:44 AM

        Did they track the dirty bomb I just used to destroy my toilet I wonder?

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      May 22, 2014 8:43 PM

      What a silly thing to do.

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      May 22, 2014 8:54 PM

      And...no one cares.

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      May 22, 2014 9:09 PM

      Shart: The Game

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      May 23, 2014 12:41 AM

      How much consulting did they need for this big decision? For the record, both names are horrible.

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      May 23, 2014 4:14 AM

      Another name change today, they're now called Dirty Bomb Extraction.

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        May 23, 2014 7:42 AM

        That happens to me after Taco Bell.

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      May 23, 2014 4:18 AM

      I really think they made the right call here, just don't know why they bother saying anything in the first place.

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        May 23, 2014 4:42 AM

        the fact that its a news item and theres already 20+ comments on a dying news site about it is why

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      May 23, 2014 6:27 AM

      Somewhere a programmer is screaming in anger before having to refactor a bunch of references yet again

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      May 23, 2014 10:18 AM

      man these guys are long overdue in having a hitgame. I mean they always have the right parts but somehow the game just doesnt come together like it should. Just remake rtcw Enemy Territory. that's not a lot to ask!

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      May 24, 2014 9:43 PM

      I think you meant to say, "Splash Damage blah blah blah bad game." I knew what you meant, though.