Take one look at this pic and just try not to laugh. We dare you. Then, prepare to laugh harder when we tell you this: it's not an April Fools joke as everyone assumed. Well, it was at first, but now, Volition is actually gonna give you the Ostrich Hammer in Red Faction: Guerilla !
First of all, check out this developer mockumentary that popped up for April Fools Day. It's definitely worth a look, as a group of supposedly serious designers come up with an awesome new weapon for Guerilla : the Ostrich Hammer. Yeah, it was a joke, but the response was extremely positive and Volition just recently told GameSpot, "We're giving them the bird." Said a Volition employee on the studio's blog:
"We had no idea the reaction to the video would be so positive and that gamers would really like to kill someone with a very large bird. Luckily for all of you, the team here had already created this hammer for RF:G's MP component, but we really thought about doing something special to show it to the world."
Basically, the story is pretty simple. Somebody leaked pre-alpha screenshots of the game to the Internet last year, and a NeoGAF forumite Photoshopped an ostrich's body into one of the shots. Things just escalated from there, and now, Volition has decided that we all need the Ostrich Hammer. The quote says it'll be part of the multiplayer component and not the single-player – awww – but at least it'll be there. We don't know about you, but now we almost want to buy the game simply for the sake of trying out this freakin' crazy weapon. Red Faction: Guerilla is slated to drop for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on June 9.
Related Game(s): Red Faction: Guerilla
Eh… I'd be more excited about this if I hadn't just played the demo. I can see some people liking it, but it's not for me.
I didn't see the demo on PSN last night.
Where did you get it from, Live?
I couldn't really tell what it was till I saw the video. That is pretty hilarious. Reminds me of the old Redneck Rampage video game.
Why not Rocket Penguins? (Tim Burton's Batman 2)
I'm but this game is going to be epic, it's got a Far Cry like free roam and it's got the destructability of BFBC (only MUCH better, like actually nearly everything blows up) and it seems like fun. I'm not too sure why the enemy was able to tons of bullets but it irritated me so i just beat them with a hammer, lol. It's gorgeous also, don't forget everyone Volition said they maxxed out the 360 with game.
Hittin the sauce Legendary? lol you missed a few qualifiers.
lol I'll get them all next time.
Pretend their trophies 😉
Why do I get the sinking feeling the Ostrich Hammer will be 360 exclusive?
Nope, if anything it'll be ps3 exclusive, adding this to the 360 will make it asplode probably.
hahahaha, I can see the headlines now,
"Ostrich addition causes simultaneous RROD and E74 Error leading to asploded 360's!"
whole lotta sauce.
RF lost its feel. 3rd person has killed the game for me. Buildings and structures are destructible, but gone are the days when you could blow holes in ground or the side of a mountain.
Too bad, had my hopes up for this.
I saw a video in qore that explained why they went with 3rd person. Interesting really. Apparently in first person people were blowing up everything around them and debris was falling on them and killing them and the team found that if they pulled the camera back then people could see stuff falling and they could avoid it instead of getting killed by their own debris all the time.
It would have to be a hammer, 'cause it would be pretty sickening where the fresh clip of ammo would go…."double-yuck",,,,,,
…"Quaid,…Quaid,…Start the Ostrich,…Free Mars!"
lol it's so original
Ha! Fantastic! i love it, will the ostrich be floppy or stuctured?, i love the idea of slapping someone online with a floppy ostrich
I slap people with my floppy ostrich all the time.
OMG, really?! Something that you don't hate? lol
Never have there been truer words written!
I was a little annoyed w/ the developer interview in April's Qore…he says something like "The power of the PS3 lets us do a lot of things w/ destructable environments." Isn't the 360 version the same? When a multi-platform dev says something like this, it makes it sound like they're saying the 360 has just as good capabilities.
Last edited by xnonsuchx on 4/4/2009 4:16:06 PM
Well the interview was for Qore so it's obvious they're bound to say good things towards the PS3, also you can't say they're the same since they're not out yet, and Volition DID say they used 100% of the 360's power.
I find it quite hilarious that RF's gonna give everyone "the bird"
(Whenever I give people "the bird", it's only because I don't like them)LOL