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18th September 2009

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B-movies are pretty great. I mean sure, most of the scripts are terrible and the acting is enough to make Tim Curry's performance in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 look oscar-worthy, but that's just part of what makes them so charming.

Wet 2 cancelled – report

Wet 2 cancelled – report

Action sequel runs out of juice.

A sequel to 2009 actioner Wet has been abandoned, according to the resumé of a former Behaviour Interactive employee.

As reported by Siliconera, the LinkedIn profile of a programmer referenced work on Wet 2 and noted that the project has been cancelled.

Another programmer at the studio also lists the title on his LinkedIn page as a "past project".

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WGA announces game writing nominees

WGA announces game writing nominees

Assassin's! Uncharted! Wolverine! etc.

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2009 Videogame Writing awards.

As reported by Kotaku, those in the running include Assassin's Creed II (written by Corey May, Joshua Rubin and Jeffrey Yohalem) and Uncharted 2 (Amy Hennig).

Then there's Wet (Duppy Demetrius) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Marc Guggenheim). There may not be room for all the writers on the stage if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 wins (written by Jesse Stern; additional Writing by Steve Fukuda; story by Todd Alderman, Steve Fukuda, Mackey McCandlish, Zied Rieke, Jesse Stern, Jason West; battlechatter dialogue by Sean Slayback).

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WET

WET

Paynekiller?

Rubi Malone isn't your typical videogame heroine. She's several of your typical videogame heroines rolled into one. Like Lara, she's pneumatic and acrobatic. Like BloodRayne, she's handy with a sword. Like her out of Mirror's Edge, she has an implausible ability to see potential routes through the environment highlighted in red, like a CSI tracking semen traces left by the Ready Brek man. Like all of them, she wears clothes that are a bit too small.

But the heroine she has most in common with isn't a videogame character at all. WET takes its main inspiration from the Kill Bill films, and like The Bride, Rubi is a high-kicking, sharp-shooting, katana-wielding mercenary who takes down swathes of enemies with one swift movement. Like Kill Bill, WET offers cheap thrills in the grindhouse style, blending endless references to B-movies and Tarantino films with cartoony ultra-violence and a thumping soundtrack.

The storyline is a load of shlocky nonsense which isn't worth recounting, suffice to say it features characters with names like Tarantula, Rat Boy and Kafka Dvorak. Each one is introduced with a freeze-frame and caption, Guy Ritchie-style, and they all say "****" and "****" a lot. Here's some typical dialogue, taken from the scene where Rubi has just blown Rat Boy's hand off with a shotgun:

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WET demo on Xbox Live

Gold-exclusive shooty sampler.

Some magical combination of developer A2M, publisher Bethesda Softworks and platform holder Microsoft has deposited a demo of WET on Xbox Live.

Bethesda confirms EG Expo list

Bethesda confirms EG Expo list

WET and Wheelspin on show.

Bethesda, publisher of the mighty Fallout 3 and the Elder Scrolls series, has confirmed that both sexy action thriller WET and Wii-exclusive racer Wheelspin will be playable at our wonderful Expo in October.

Fresh from the stable of Archer McLean's Awesome Team studio, Wheelspin is a frenetic, futuristic racer which squeezes an incredible 60fps from the Wii's diminutive frame, embracing the values of instant fun and multiplayer enjoyment with its instinctive controls and eight-person local multiplayer.

There are races, time trials and a battle mode on offer in the full game, and we're hoping to see them all in full effect on the show floor. We're also cooking up a preview on playable code now, so keep your eyes peeled.

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WET

Splash bang wallop.

We may not have written about it all that often over the past two years, but Artificial Mind and Movement's WET has actually been sloshing around the industry for quite some time, running through the fingers of various publishers and eventually trickling into a pail owned by Bethesda Softworks just a few months ago.

WET

Back from the dead, fresh from the salon.

A2M wants you to know why it's called its new game Wet. It's short for Wetworks, apparently - a shadowy industry of criminals, spies and stylish desperadoes who clean up your mess when it's too big for a Dyson. It's the kind of job people only ever seem to have in movies, where every phone call means another suitcase of money to track down, another mystical trinket to forcibly liberate from its owners, or another unfortunate disagreement that can only be resolved by shooting all of the participants soundly through the head until everyone calms down.

GC: Wet

A first look at Sierra's new shooter.

The Vivendi booth is a good place to spend time at the Leipzig GC, and not just because it is offering food other than sausages. This year, thankfully, there's no sign of Larry and his leisure suit, 'Fiddy' Cent or dragon worrier Eragon, and in their place are games which make you go 'oh' without needing to add a 'dear'.

GC: Sierra gets Wet

Brand new IP unveiled.

Sierra Entertainment this morning unveiled a brand new game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at the Leipzig Games Convention.