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Soldier of Fortune Payback Announced -- But Why Now?

Ripten's Chad Lakkis chimes in on the announcement of Solider of Fortune Payback.

"We got word a few days ago that Activision was announcing "Soldier of Fortune Payback" for the PS3, 360, and PC. Great news right? Of course!

So we download the trailer via the press release and fire it up like good little video game journalists when suddenly it hits us ... "why are they releasing a modern warfare-esque first person shooter this close to the release of COD4?" On top of that, "why did they wait until just a few weeks before the game's release to officially announce the game?"

Update:

"With all the negative publicity surrounding Manhunt 2 recently, it is possible Activision is waiting for a more appropriate moment to announce another gorefest."

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dachiefsman3684d ago

i would really like to see a trailer where they actually show something controversial. From what has been shown so far, it really appears somethings must be hidden in the background.

Nostradavis3684d ago (Edited 3684d ago )

It is almost like they expect Joe Dirt who lives in a trailer park to go to his local Walmart and pick up "Soldier of Fortune: Payback" so he can "kill thoz sonz a beeches that blew up the towerz" while they feel that the spoon fed spoiled teenager will drive their gleaming BMW over to Best Buy and pick up COD4 so they can battle a made up Russian power.

Blasphemy3683d ago

Obviously they announced this game so soon so they could get the game out for Christmas but yeah it came out of nowhere.

joydestroy3683d ago

thanks for bringing this back to my attention. i didn't know anything about this game until the beginning of this week. i will be adding this to my "looking forward to" games list. if it's by Activision, i'll give it a try.

plus, the gore sounds sweet as hell.

mesh13683d ago

this game loooks amamzing tbh checkk the phsics and gore 1st day buy fo rme better pyhics than cod4 better gun shooting but cod4 while package is awsome

joydestroy3683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

woah, i just checked out the more graphic vids and all i have to say is this game is going to be a blast to play. i'm deff getting it now. no need to rent.

here's the links incase anyone else wants to see a bunch of blood and dismemberment

http://www.joystiq.com/2007...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=...

Sgt_Bon3head3683d ago

Now that's what i call a game!

Bolts3683d ago

I love the other SF game, after seeing those vids its good to know the gore from the previous series is back. This one is a must buy now. Screw CoD 4.

sak5003683d ago

Agreed. Would be fun to see some new effects rather than years old havok's ragdoll ones. I would like to see it implemented in BF series also ;) online mayhem

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