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What you didn’t know about Homefront

USA Today was able to have a chat with Rex Dickson, senior level designer at Kaos Studios. He spilled a few things that gamers may not know about the upcoming game due out on March 15th.

Via USA Today

Take two. When Kim Jong Un was cast for Homefront, he had never made a public appearance so no one knew what he looked like. A few months later, he was officially announced as his father’s successor and his image surfaced in the press and was recast with a new look-alike!

Rooted in reality. The Goliath, an in-game unmanned autonomous ground vehicle, was inspired by the real-world vehicle ‘Crusher’ developed by DARPA and Carnegie Mellon.

Not product placementHomefront represents more real world brands than most games, and probably the most in any shooter to date. No payments were made to Kaos, or by Kaos for featuring the real brands. It was all in the name of building a more believable America. Brands featured in Homefront include Hooters, White Castle, Tiger Direct and Nos.

Don’t you work here? Two of the four primary non-playable characters are modeled after real life THQ employees: (executive VP of core games) Danny Bilson’s administrative assistant and the North American PR director.

Fateful trip. On a research trip two years ago, the entire studio was in a major bus accident. Kaos artists used that crash as a static mesh in the game. Yikes.

Love that they are using real world brands. No “Burger Town” in this game. I’m getting more and more excited for this game the closer it gets to release.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2011 in Homefront

 

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Homefront delayed a week

Via Joystiq

During THQ’s investor call today, president and CEO Brian Farrell repositioned Homefront’s launch from March 8 to March 15

I know many of you out there are pumped for Homefront. But we will all have to wait an extra week for it. While no reason was given, the assumption is that THQ wants to be the solo big release. March 8th will have Dragon Age 2 and Pokemon Black/White. While they may not be in the same genre as Homefront I can understand the method to their madness.

THQ wants to shine on release day. So if we have to wait an extra week, I’m cool with that. It will be worth the wait.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2011 in Homefront

 

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Xbox 360 calls dibs on Homefront DLC

THQ announced today at the New York City showcase that Xbox 360 gamers will be the first to get their hands on DLC for the game. Homefront seems to be taking a leaf out of Activision’s book by adding 360 exclusivity to their DLC.

Poor PS3 and PC peeps will have too sit tight once again for any information of when they might see any DLC for the game. I’m starting to feel a little bad for those who’s only source for gaming is their PC or PS3. They seem to always get the short end of the stick.

Homefront drops on March 8th.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Homefront

 

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