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September 2013

Paul Wedgwood to Speak at DICE Europe Tomorrow, Watch it Live

Update: If you missed it, you can now watch a recording of Paul's talk on D.I.C.E.'s Twitch channel.

The inaugural European version of the D.I.C.E. Summit is taking place in London this week and it features some of the industry's biggest thinkers sharing their experience and knowledge in a tasty buffet of talks. Our very own Paul Wedgwood will be up on stage tomorrow morning to share his thoughts on business strategy and you can watch the whole live right here on the site.

Sign up for the Extraction Closed Beta now

Hot on the heels of its PAX debut and following nearly a year of Closed Alpha testing, we’re excited to announce that Extraction will be entering Closed Beta in October. If you’re already part of the Founder’s Club, you won’t have to do anything to be part of the Closed Beta, and you’ll receive instant access before the rest of the world.

If the Founder’s Club wasn’t your thing, you can now apply to be part of this next phase of testing and contribute your feedback to the game. To do that, visit the Extraction website and fill out the form. If you’re selected, you’ll receive your Closed Beta key on October 15, at which point you can start playing.

IGN Names Enemy Territory one of Their Top 100 Shooters

IGN have undertaken the mammoth task of compiling the Top 100 First Person Shooters of all time from all of the shooters released in the past 20 or so years. It’s great to see Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory make the list a full decade after its release, deploying in the #84 spot.
Here’s what IGN had to say about it:

Back in the dark age of the FPS, multiplayer was nothing but a bunch of people running in every direction at once with their triggers held down like savages. Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory wasn't the first game to feature objective-focused, class-based competitive play, but its free, open-sourced nature exposed a massive amount of new players to the concept, opening the door for what eventually grow into a much larger trend in multiplayer design.

You can check out the rest of the list over at IGN.

Extraction PAX Coverage Round-up!

Extraction had its public debut at the Penny Arcade Expo earlier this month, and we’ve had great feedback from players and press alike. We were especially excited to see that FPS Guru named Extraction Best Playable Game of Show, while Warp Zoned named it overall Game of Show. Coverage from the event is still rolling in, and we wanted to share some of our favourite previews and interviews from the show.

The build we had at PAX, as well as the resulting feedback from press and players, are in huge part thanks to the dedication and support of all our Closed Alpha testers – you’ve now put in several years of play time and well over 40,000 pieces of forum feedback so far. In short, you’re pretty awesome. Well done.

Right, let’s take a look at some of the coverage we’ve had so far:

RAD Soldiers arrives on PC - play it now for free!

Following its successful iOS debut late last year, RAD Soldiers is available for PC right now as a free download in the Chrome Web Store. Read on for information about the game and how to get it!