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Hands-on with Dirty Bomb

Whether you’re a hardened Dirty Bomb Beta tester or have been patiently salivating while waiting for your key, you may well be interested in finding what gaming press from around the globe think of the game in its current beta state. Select members of the press recently had the opportunity to try their hand at Dirty Bomb, put their many questions to DB’s dev team, and publish their impressions after having spent some time with the game.

Dirty Bomb’s Game Modes

With Dirty Bomb, we’re looking to create a fun-filled, skill-based, FPS. We want to encourage teams of Mercs to work together for the greater good…which from their point of view often means blowing something up! To ensure that they don’t ever run out of explosive fodder, we’ve built plenty of objectives into Dirty Bomb’s game modes.

Mercs - How Do They Work? - Part II

Dive into this part II of our "Mercs, How Do They Work?" article to find out what we have been doing with them during Closed Beta, as well as our plans for Mercs in Dirty Bomb as we move into the future!

Mercs - How Do They Work? - Part I

Meet Dirty Bomb’s Mercenaries (or Mercs for short) - the living, breathing (often bleeding) embodiments of competitive, fun multiplayer gaming. They come from all over the world, from every kind of background, united by an unquenchable thirst for cold hard cash. They’re the very best at what they do, and what they do involves getting gold for shooting lead. They each have a unique trick up their sleeve, a special combat ability that marks them out from the common herd.

What is Dirty Bomb?

When a dozen radiological dirty bombs go off, forcing the sudden evacuation of London city center, there's a lot left back in the contaminated zone. Some of it needs to be safely extracted. Some of it needs to disappear pronto. Overnight there's urgent demand for people who don't mind getting their hands dirty. And with demand comes supply. Private Military Companies (PMCs) and their hired mercenaries the world over flock to London to do whatever people will pay for. The "making things go boom" business in London is booming.

Programmers of the World. We Want You!

Whether you construct the building blocks from which wondrous universes are created, the tools to do just that, or the physical laws by which said universe’s inhabitants must abide; we’re looking to hear from you!

Splash Damage is currently working on exciting titles across PC, Mobile and the new console generation. We’re looking to expand the Tapir army with a whole host of programming positions, as well as a selection of additional roles from all walks of gamedev life. Full details can be found here.

RAD Soldiers World Cup in Review

Having topped the charts in over 90 countries, it was clear from a very early stage that RAD Soldiers’ mischievous little Mercs struck a chord on the lute of love with gamers across the globe. While millions of matches have been played, and plenty of gamers have climbed the matchmaking ladder; one question kept the most hardcore of RAD warriors awake at night…

…when society implodes and the world inevitably descends into the chaotic madness found in the RAD Soldiers universe…which nation will have the one true squad to save the world?

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Hits Double Toothpicks!

Eleven entire years of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory marks landmark in game landmarks. It's hard to believe that 1.1 decades have passed. It's hard to believe that over 19 million "down-loads" have been "down-loaded". It's easy to believe that the Old City has been captur- Old City Lo- Old City Captured!

Many are the player hours. Many are the maps and mods. Incalculable is Splash Damage's gratitude to everyone who made, and remade, and most of all played Wolf: ET.

For all the Fuel Dumps dumped, the Siwas Oasised, the Seawalls Seawalled, Würzburg Würzburged, Rails Gunned, and Gold Rushed, we can only say V-4-3

Happy Birthday, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory!

Extraction is Dead, Long Live Dirty Bomb

Remember when Dirty Bomb went to PAX last year and came back as Extraction? Yeah, about that…

Long story short, the game’s back to being called Dirty Bomb. This not only better reflects its personality, but also ensures that we have a single, consistent name across the globe. On top of that, we get to use #PlayDirty on Twitter (#LetsExtract just didn't quite have the same ring to it - well, except for dentists, maybe). If you want to find out more about the rebrand, check out the official press release.

To celebrate this name un-change, Nexon’s teaser website for the game has received a fresh coat of paint and beta sign-ups have reopened. If you want to help us test Dirty Bomb, get on over there and put your name down for a chance to be part of the beta.

In related news, Nexon have also confirmed that there will be dedicated servers available for Dirty Bomb in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Yay.

We’ll have much more news about Dirty Bomb soon. Stay tuned!

Axeso5 bringing Dirty Bomb to South America

Since announcing Dirty Bomb and partnering with Nexon and Destiny to operate the game in North America, Europe, Australia and Russia, we’ve had a lot of requests from players to bring the game to South America too. We’re pleased to be able to confirm that exactly that is now happening: We’ve teamed up with Axeso5, one of the most experienced operators in the region, and they will be running Dirty Bomb in all of South America.

If you live in the region and want to help test Axeso5’s Dirty Bomb infrastructure, you can sign up for their upcoming beta test on Axeso5's freshly launched Dirty Bomb website.