Red Bull "Forget Grand Theft Auto: Just Cause 2 is the ultimate virtual playground for gamers. The lush island of Panau stretches across 400 square miles of territory - roughly the same size as Hong Kong, except somebody drew it."
When the heck did Red Bull get into gaming? Everyone's a critic these days.
More like anyone can be a critic these days.
more like "critics these days"
more like "crickets these days"
That's exactly why I don't trust reviews anymore.
That's exactly why I don't just employ any whore.
That's exactly why I don't rush the smorgasbord.
That's exactly why anyone can be a cricket these days
I've enjoyed Just Cause 2 way more than I ever did GTA 4. It's so much bigger and there's more to do. It's also much more fun. Such freedom exists in the gameplay. The grapple hook and parachute. The jets and helicopters. You can get on top of the jets and skydive from them. So sick!! I do hope GTA 5 is better than 4 was. I'd it's anything like San Andreas was, it should be an improvement over GTA 4.
He's right though, JC2 is much better than GTAIV.
@vortis http://www.cardesign.tv/wp-... http://blog.seattletimes.nw... O-T Liked JC2 alot, great game with so much replayability...
All joking about Red Bull aside; I think that that was a great article to read, quite enjoyable. Well above the quality I have come to expect on N4G. I, for one hope to see more articles from the Red Bull site like this in the future. Definitey beats the "10 reasons why" articles that clog this site.
It makes sense since they are a really unhealthy drink and gaming tends to go hand in hand with that (they have advertised in games like Worms, I think as a weapon, and Wipeout) If I remember rightly Red Bull is making a video game as well but I could be wrong.
I remember Playstation Home had a Redbull game when they 1st released Home.
I think the Red Bull game is still there.
I slept outside BestBuy the day the 360 came out and at about 430AM the redbull truck pulled up and handed out free redbull to the people in line. That might not mean much but there were there....
Lol that's awesome.
Just curious if that console still works?
Well what does it matter when it's a valid criticism?.. P.S Redbull have sponsored a few gaming tournaments i'm sure.
Wrong. Red Bull even had there own programmers make that cool Playstation Home place. They love games and I always see them supporting and puting money in game ads. On Topic: JC2 is still a fantastic game and holds up well even today. I really love the polished finished feel to the game and the best part is PC gamers did not get a sloppy port like Skyrim. Even without mods the PC verison can be really cranked up, not just talking about AA and 1080p You can make the water settings amazing. It looks 10 times better then ps3 or 360. A boss game done right! Now please excuse me while I down a red bull and go play some JC2:)
Red Bull might not be associated much with the gaming industry but I think the article raises an interesting point...It's weird that this is the first game/mod of its kind
Nah, this isn't the first of its kind. There were Sven co-op mods for Half-Life before it, Doom mods, the Halo mods, Quake, mods, etc., etc. This is the first time a multiplayer mod has gained mainstream attention, though.
It's a good day when the four first posts are bubble+ worthy. Edit: And it doesn't stop there. This topic is my new favorite now. What was the news story again?
Nice one, looks cool
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Download Just Cause 2 on PC. Download BOLO Patch 4.0. Enjoy the rest of your life.
Its called BOLO patch? : D Nice one : D
the video game industry lacks creativity and risk.
Only this gen, previous gens were full of creativity. These days everyone wants to make the next COD.
Theres creativity in all gens you just have to know where to look, Portal is as creative as anything previous gens had offer, and there is loads more indie stuff thanks to downloadable games.
Creativity? Has no one played Little Big Planet?
@bumnut that would be true if the only games that exist were the heavily marketed ones.Theres just as much if not more creative games out and coming out as there was last gen. OT I need to give this game another try.
The costs of making AAA titles has ballooned so much that it is killing risk. games get shorter, shallower, and easier when it costs $80-100 million to make and gamestop eats half your sales.
This is amazing! 5 people made this and Avalanche studios wants them to 'stop by'. Hehehehe, these guys are so gonna get hired :D
They better get hired! I want Just Cause 3 to have multiplayer on release!
Thank God these guys came along and answered my dreams for Just Cause!!! I really wanna try this out!!! I hope they get to work on JC3 MP too!!!
This game looks awesome. The Grapple plus Parachute combo is cool as well.
watched some game play couple of days ago looks glitchy
its fun to play and u can do whatever u want it should be cheap enough to get used at gamestop or amazon or ebay....so u should try it out
Which is why developers don't do stuff like this until they can get it 95% right. The glitches and general awkwardness that comes along with mods gets a free pass (as it should IMO), but people need to realize that quality control is a real thing.
"people need to realize that quality control is a real thing" Except for Bethesda :D
am i the only one who thinks the headline is full of fail? like the whole gaming industry is trying there best to implement massive multiplayer but cant. do we even know if avalanche was trying to put multiplayer in just cause 2
Nope, they weren't. They said as much. They didn't even try. Why? Because of results like this mod. It'll take these guys a while to get the mod in working order, and Avalanche didn't want to spend several months working on a glitchy multiplayer component.
thank you for answering that. its nice to have people making mods like this, but its wrong to make the developers out like they couldnt while they didnt even try
"but there’s no massively multiplayer shoot’em up or action game to be found" Darkfall (back in 2009) and planetside 2 (in beta) are both 1000+ player shooters. but yeah there is a severe lack of these games. consoles & publishers are holding PC gaming back, so we are starting to so PC mods push the boundaries. its a good article, I will have to check out this mod.
It just shows exactly how broken the current state of the gaming industry is and how lucrative and interesting the indie game scene is. I think (and somewhere I hope) - that the indie scene will be the future of creating games. Right now - publishers are milking too many franchises and are spending too much money on trivial things like getting professional actors to voice their games. That's all nice and all - but it isn't required and the money could be well used somewhere else. Steam and Kickstarter are already making a push towards rendering big publishers obsolete - and they are having a lot of success with it. The indie scene is NOT to be underestimated. Sure there is a lot of crap out there - but as more tools like UDK and Source become available and easier to use - more and more quality games made by little more than 4-5 people are being released. No publishers in their back, no stake holders - and some of these games have astounding quality - how messed up is that? :)
great game better than gta4 imo hoping for a just cause 3
this reminds me of mag in a way. 256 people in a mad rush online was a step forward imo pity it didnt sell like hot cakes to force other developers to attempt similar large scale online games. mag was amazing
It didnt sell like hotcakes but I still think it did relatively well. You can still get into 1 or 2 large scale matches of domination today. Would have loved a MAG 2 ):
it did really well thats true but if it did half of cod numbers then maybe zipper would still be around and we possibly could have been playing mag2 at the moment. nevertheless once in a while when i get back into to it you can still find big matches going on.
It looks like a lot of fun. I was disappointed when I downloaded it with PS+ that it had no multiplayer. It's cool that someone took the time out to do it themselves
One of the most fun games I've ever played, and this looks like it makes it even more fun. I really hope they introduce multiplayer into JC3.
Stupid article. As if you would want that many in a cod map anyway,lol. They are small. Only reason they get away with the amount in this game is the sheer size of the island. Most dissapointing MP was Crysis Was massive island and the mp was crap, should have been BF3 style in the jungle. More does not mean better.
I always said multiplayer was a necessity for the Just Cause franchise. This looks immensely fun and has that same unpredictability as Grand Theft Auto's multiplayer. I hope that if the rumours of the third instalments future release hold true, that as well as making the game more polished and refined (Cover-System, stronger shooting mechanics, better AI etc...) Avalanche Studio's seriously consider a multiplayer component.
Man the article title is such a lie. One person didn't create this, five guys over the course of months modded an already developed game. The mod is horribly glitchy. The reason buy you don't see 1000 person multiplayer online is because no one wants them. With 500 people on your team you can't even know who is on your team. Its pretty much run and fire in every direction. There is no strategy involved.
"Its pretty much run and fire in every direction. There is no strategy involved." Like Call of Duty then.
Modders and way better skill and inspiration that developers these days. Modders care about games and the community. Developers only care about money.
This is the biggest plus for PC gaming, IMO. Not the major graphics leaps, but the modders. Modders do what lazy or unimaginative devs can't or won't. They take a good game and make it amazing. Truly, the master race.
There's a Red Bull game out on Kinect this winter, co-published by Microsoft
I played the Just Cause 2 1800 mod and it is fun. Gets old after a few days but it is very chaotic and fun.
lots of comparisons to GTAIV of course.
JC2 game world is much much bigger than GTAIV and more open spaces and the 1800 players is CRAZY! I never was on a server maxed at 1800 but several hundred players provides enough run n gun n car/jet jacking fun.
Nice mod and very well done!
If Avalanche is watching this...this can mean really good things for JC3 :)...
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