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Serious Sam 3: BFE release date announced

Serious Sam 3: BFE release date announced

Fork Parker has pledged to spend one dollar for each Serious Sam 3 preorder on, um, his wife.

Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital has announced a release date for upcoming shootathon, Serious Sam 3: BFE, as well as pre-order incentives.

Serious Sam 3: BFE will go on sale on PC on October 18, 2011.

Pre-orders for the game are now open over digital distribution channels, with those who pre-order now netting a 10 per cent discount. Those who buy the game through Steam can get an additional 10 per cent off if they own an existing Serious Sam game in their Steam account. There's also an exclusive multiplayer skin depicting Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker.

'I pledge to take one dollar from each Serious Sam 3: BFE preorder and put it towards my wife’s outrageously expensive tit job,' said Fork Parker in an official statement. 'So get to preordering nerds, I want these babies to block out the sun when I’m done with them.'

A Serious Edition of the game has also been announced, containing...
  • Serious Sam: First and Second Encounter Classic, Giftable if Already Owned
  • Exclusive Making-Of Serious Sam 3: BFE Video
  • Exclusive Gold Fork Parker and Gold Serious Sam Multiplayer Character
  • Timed Exclusive Brett Sanderson Headless Kamikaze Multiplayer Character
  • Timed Exclusive DLC: Sniper Scope for AS-24 "Devastator" Weapon
  • Complete Collection of High-Res Serious Sam 3: BFE Trailers and Game Videos
  • Official Sound Track Composed by Damjan Mravunac and Undercode
  • Digital Artbook, High-Res Posters and Box Art
The older Serious Sam titles are discounted on Steam until August 23, 2011, as way of celebration. It's 66 per cent off all previous titles, or 85 per cent off if you pre-order Serious Sam 3: BFE at the same time.

Check out our Serious Sam 3: BFE preview for more info on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Da_Rude_Baboon 23rd August 2011, 17:28 Quote
Pics or it didn't happen.
Arkanrais 23rd August 2011, 17:31 Quote
I'm not seeing any Serious Sams in the specials section of steam, and BFE is still "summer 2011" release with no price listed on it. :/
julianmartin 23rd August 2011, 17:34 Quote
Fork Parker is my new hero. And what a name.
dyzophoria 23rd August 2011, 18:16 Quote
I'd support his cause :D
wuyanxu 23rd August 2011, 18:20 Quote
and apparently these are the specs:
http://en.expreview.com/2011/08/22/serious-sam-3-bfe-pc-specs-revealed/18869.html
Quote:
Recommended System Requirements

CPU: Quad-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480/580
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Memory: 4GB / 4GB free hard drive space
Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
wtf?
XXAOSICXX 23rd August 2011, 18:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
and apparently these are the specs:
http://en.expreview.com/2011/08/22/serious-sam-3-bfe-pc-specs-revealed/18869.html
Quote:
Recommended System Requirements

CPU: Quad-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480/580
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Memory: 4GB / 4GB free hard drive space
Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
wtf?

And the problem with that is?

The MINIMUM spec is:

CPU: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series
OS: Windows XP 32-bit(with service pack 2 or 3)
Memory: 1GB/4GB free hard drive space
Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card

Which my mobile phone is practically capable of doing.

I think your understanding of "recommended" might need adjusting. If I had just made this game, and I'd given it shiny new graphics and lots of explosions etc etc, I'd recommend that people play it on a kick-ass machine to get the best from it.

It doesn't mean you have to have it. It means that's what they recommend to get the experience they want to.

I'd recommend only going into a casino when you've got a ton of cash to spend....you can still go in with just £20....you just won' t have as much fun. Same deal.
CardJoe 23rd August 2011, 18:36 Quote
It's a beast of an engine. I was running on an ATI 6970 at 2560x1600 and my system crawled until I dropped to a lower res and texture settings with the preview code.

We expect to be benchmarking with this for a long while.
Hustler 23rd August 2011, 18:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
It's a beast of an engine. I was running on an ATI 6970 at 2560x1600 and my system crawled until I dropped to a lower res and texture settings with the preview code.

We expect to be benchmarking with this for a long while.

..sigh, its like being back in 2001-2005, when you needed to upgrade every 6mths, now that the dev's are bored with the 'so last gen' consoles..

..wait a minute...happy days are here again.
wuyanxu 23rd August 2011, 18:48 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by XXAOSICXX

I think your understanding of "recommended" might need adjusting.

my understanding of recommended is anything that is needed to play all max at 1080p smoothly.


because i have 2560x1440 screen, i was hoping games would only recommend 560 Ti or similar so i could max this game out at my resolution. wasn't expecting a 580 is required for 1080p.

we'll see how the final build turns out. nice to see a game using fastest GPU's power though. (in Joe's case, AMD's)
Aracos 23rd August 2011, 18:55 Quote
TBH just looking at the screenshots the requirements don't surprise me, queue "This game in unoptimised! Bad coding!"

Crysis all over again?
feathers 23rd August 2011, 19:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aracos
TBH just looking at the screenshots the requirements don't surprise me, queue "This game in unoptimised! Bad coding!"

Crysis all over again?

I'm amazed you had access to the Crysis and Serious Sam 3 code to determine it isn't well written.
Yemerich 24th August 2011, 04:00 Quote
I won't spend a penny untill I see if parker's wife is worth a tit job!
Because no woman wich is ugly as f*** deserves a good tit job.
Elton 24th August 2011, 05:32 Quote
Ahh they remind me of GSC Gameworld. Absolutely great indie company that makes games that are worth playing and absolutely gorgeous.
Toploaded 24th August 2011, 07:41 Quote
Random bit of pointless information for you all, the guy that coded the entire of Postal 2 worked on this game.
mayhem 24th August 2011, 09:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aracos
TBH just looking at the screenshots the requirements don't surprise me, queue "This game in unoptimised! Bad coding!"

Crysis all over again?


One thing with Croteam when the did SS , then SS SE ect ect they have "ALL WAYS" done updates, the Serious Sam community "Seriously" are all ways modding the game and Croteam work close with them as well.

So before going slagging off coding, i think you should do some research because Croteam are one of the better and more fun developers.

p.s im RiZlA .... (old serious sam modder) ...
Vo0Ds 24th August 2011, 11:41 Quote
Looks pretty Serious.
Phalanx 24th August 2011, 11:43 Quote
WANT! Loved the other games. Co-Op was achingly hilarious too!
Aracos 24th August 2011, 13:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by feathers
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aracos
TBH just looking at the screenshots the requirements don't surprise me, queue "This game in unoptimised! Bad coding!"

Crysis all over again?

I'm amazed you had access to the Crysis and Serious Sam 3 code to determine it isn't well written.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayhem
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aracos
TBH just looking at the screenshots the requirements don't surprise me, queue "This game in unoptimised! Bad coding!"

Crysis all over again?


One thing with Croteam when the did SS , then SS SE ect ect they have "ALL WAYS" done updates, the Serious Sam community "Seriously" are all ways modding the game and Croteam work close with them as well.

So before going slagging off coding, i think you should do some research because Croteam are one of the better and more fun developers.

p.s im RiZlA .... (old serious sam modder) ...

What happened to peoples sense of humour? I wasn't even slagging the game off and was merely referring to all the comments that people blurted out when Crysis was first released because of how their computers were unable to play the game.

Does everyone suddenly suffer from short term memory loss? Bloody hell! You'll have to forgive me for expecting lots of people to be moaning about their computers not maxing the game out and blaming the developers for that reason.

EDIT: Just noticed you're from darlington Mayhem? I was born there and just moved back from scotland to gainford :D
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