Bodycount News

Codemasters announces Codemasters Racing label

Codemasters announces Codemasters Racing label

Operation Flashpoint KIA as publisher focuses exclusively on racing games.

UPDATE: Codemasters has been in touch to clarify its Codemasters Racing announcement.

Codemasters remains the name of the company. Codemasters Racing is a new label, which launches alongside DiRT Showdown, and will be the home of Codies' racing brands: DiRT, F1 and GRID.

ORIGINAL STORY: Codemasters is no more: meet Codemasters Racing.

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Laid-off programmer details

A former Codemasters employee has accused the publisher of imposing unlawful working conditions and threatening laid-off staff with bankruptcy proceedings for not returning wages "mistakenly" paid to them.

Semi Essessi, a programmer who worked on 2011 first-person shooter at the publisher's now defunct Guildford studio, contacted Eurogamer to detail a long list of grievances held against his former employer.

Codemasters has now responded to these allegations.

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EU PlayStation Store update 14th Sept

EU PlayStation Store update 14th Sept

From Dust! Renegade Ops! God of War!

All hail god game From Dust, which headlines this week's update to the EU PlayStation Store.

Ubisoft's beautiful Caribbean sandbox was showered with a delightful 9/10 in Eurogamer's From Dust review.

But perhaps you fancy something with more firepower. Then meet Renegade Ops, a twin-stick vehicular shooter from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios.

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EU PlayStation Store update 31st August

EU PlayStation Store update 31st August

The Baconing! Bodycount! Resistance 3!

Downloadable DeathSpank threequel The Baconing headlines this week's EU PlayStation Store update. As part of Sony's PlayStation Network Play promotion, co-op character Roesha comes unlocked.

The plot picks up from part two, with DeathSpank's dabbling with the Thongs of Virtue causing the appearance of an evil clone, the Anti-Spank, which must be defeated.

PlayStation 3 owners get a demo of Codemasters' destructible shooter Bodycount, while access to the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta opens up to all.

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Out This Week - 02/09/11

Driver! Bodycount! Mortal Kombat!

This week sees the return of a long-running racing series, pitted against the birth of a new shooter IP.

Bodycount release date announced

Bodycount release date announced

Get your frag on in September.

Codemasters first-person shooter Bodycount launches in Europe on 2nd September 2011.

It releases in the US on 30th August.

The final box art has been set, and is below for your viewing pleasure.

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Codies denies Bodycount dev woe rumour

"The money's not run out," says director.

Andrew Wilson, the game director for Bodycount, has hit back at claims that the first-person shooter has suffered from high-profile departures, rumours that suggest a troubled development, and launch delays.

Black promises "rock and roll" WWII FPS

Plus, dishes dirt on Bodycount departure.

Ex-Codemasters man Stuart Black has let slip a little more information about the "rock and roll" WWII shooter he's now working on for Sniper: Ghost Warrior studio, City Interactive.

Adrian Bolton exits Codemasters

Bodycount now due early summer 2011.

The general manager of Codemasters Guildford, the developer behind shooter Bodycount, has left the British publisher, Eurogamer can exclusively reveal.

Stuart Black to leave Codies in Oct

Bodycount executive producer already gone.

Stuart Black, the outspoken creator of cult first-person shooter Black, will leave British publisher Codemasters in October, Eurogamer can exclusively reveal.

Codemasters unveils Bodycount FPS

Codemasters unveils Bodycount FPS

Made by Black creator Black. Due 2011.

Stuart Black, co-creator of Criterion's superb game Black, is making a new first-person shooter for Codemasters called Bodycount.

He is creative director and his project is scheduled for release on PS3 and Xbox 360 in Q1 2011.

Set in the present day, Bodycount follows the story of a no-questions-asked task force ordered to kill "Targets" on behalf of a "Network". Destructible cover will feature, as will online multiplayer and co-op.

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