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F.E.A.R. 3 Review: Being Scared Was Never This Fun

F.E.A.R. 3 is the latest installment in the F.E.A.R. series, which stands for First Encounter Assault Recon – although it doesn’t really seem like anyone cares what it stands for anymore, seeing as that hasn’t really been relevant since the first game. While not helmed by the original developers – Day 1 Studios has taken over for Monolith Productions – the latest in the popular horror franchise still has the same spirit as the two original games.

The most interesting addition to the family gameplay is co-op – players can either play the campaign alone as Point Man and unlock his brother, Paxton Fettel, as they go through each chapter, or they can play the game cooperatively with a friend either online or from their couch. Couch co-op has never been so fun – or so terrifying. The main fear I had was that Day 1 Studios wouldn’t be able to deliver, but I’m happy to announce that they’ve given birth to something… well, something more beautiful than what’s about to come out of Alma Wade, for certain. (more…)

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New Releases: FEAR 3, Dungeon Siege III, Shadows of the Damned, More

After multiple delays, FEAR 3 will be scaring gamers on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this week. The game was developed by Day 1 Studios, who took over for original developer Monolith Soft. FEAR 3 will be joined in stores this week by another threequel that has switched developers: Dungeon Siege III (PC, PS3, Xbox 360). The Dungeon Siege series was originally created by Gas Powered Games but the third entry was developed by sequel specialists Obsidian Entertainment.

Sequels aren’t the only games releasing this week as EA will be bringing Shadows of the Damned to the PS3 and Xbox 360. A collaboration between Grasshoper Manufacture’s Suda 51 and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, the hellbound tale will be nothing if not original. But for a complete change of pace, this week also sees the release of the movie-to-game adaptation Cars 2 (DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360).

Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)

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FEAR 3 launch trailer is full of slow motion scares

After multiple delays, FEAR 3 will finally be available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next week. To celebrate, WB Games has released a launch trailer for the game which features some truly grotesque and frightful scenes.

If you’re not scared yet, you will be.

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FEAR 3 delayed again; new trailer dives into story

Are we sure Alma’s last name isn’t really “Nukem?” WB Games has delayed FEAR 3 again.

OK, maybe that’s a tad harsh. But the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 shooter will miss its May release date and instead ship to stores on June 21. This is the third or fourth delay for the game (I’ve lost count), which was originally scheduled to ship last Fall.

To soften the blow, WB Games has released a new trailer detailing the FEAR story so far (spoiler warning: Alma is a crazy spirit ghost thing).

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“F**king Run!” in FEAR 3 multiplayer modes

Back when it was first announced, developer Day 1 Studios revealed that they had enlisted John Carpenter to bring some horror to FEAR 3. It looks like the famed director wasn’t only involved in the single-player campaign as his unique stamp is all over the game’s four multiplayer modes.

Check out the trailer above for some absolutely hellish (and awesome!) imagery or hit the jump for the full scoop on escaping the Wall of Death in “F**king Run!,” the Horde-like “Contractions,” the divide-and-conquer of “Soul Survivor” and the collector-fest that is “Soul King.” (more…)

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Newest FEAR 3 trailer discusses fratricide

Did you beware the Ides of March yesterday? Or were you stabbed to death by 62 of your closest friends on the steps of the Senate?

Provided you survived the Ides, WB Games has released a new trailer for FEAR 3 (dubbed “The Ides of March”) that features the ghost of Paxton Fettel waxing philosophical about his death at the hands of his brother.

Man, your brother was a psychotic cannibal who you had to personally kill and your mother is a crazy person with uncontrollable psychic powers. Family reunions for the Point Man must be awkward.

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F.3.A.R.’s Paxton Fettel playable in single player

There’s already so much awesome going on with F.3.A.R. that I’m groaning over the delay from March to May. Now there’s even more to look forward to, as Warner Bros. has announced that Paxton Fettel will be playable in the single player as well as through co-op. The original plan was that he would be playable only with his brother, Point Man, opening up new avenues for both characters with his supernatural abilities. But now, after finishing a chapter as Point Man, you can go back and play it solo as Fettel.

I’ve had the chance to play this game twice already, and it’s absolutely awesome. Playing as Fettel is a completely brand new experience, as you can inhabit the bodies of your enemies to mow down other foes and even wreak more havoc than ever before from mechs. It looks like they’ve made him a bit more formidable as well – previously he depended more on his brother for the more powerful attacks, but now he seems to be kicking ass all on his own. Hit the jump for a killer video. (more…)

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FEAR 3 runs away from March release date

FEAR 3 has already scared away several release dates during its development and it looks like the game won’t be released on March 22 either. Instead, the game will make its way to stores sometime in May.

The news of the delay comes from FEAR_Tot, an administrator on the official FEAR forums:

The F.E.A.R. 3 launch date will now be in May 2011, as we look to deliver the best possible game for our fans.

Thanks for the patience, I promise it will be worth it.

So basically, he’s saying don’t fear the delay, the game will still be great.

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