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Orb spider silk, already among the toughest and strongest materials found in nature, could soon get a super-strong nanoscale upgrade. A research team from the University of Trento, Italy recently sprayed 15 Orb-weaving spiders, members of the Pholcidae family, with carbon nanotube or graphene part...

May 5th 2015 at 9:12pm 0 Comments
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Bound by Flame is the latest, hottest new thing from Mars: War Logs and Of Orcs and Men developer Spiders, and a launch trailer heralds its arrival on PC and consoles this week. It's a combat-heavy action-RPG that pits players as a mercenary who gets possessed by a demon. The evil spirit bestows...

May 5th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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When possessed by a flame demon, you have to ask yourself a question. No, not "Why am I possessed by a flame demon?" You need to ask how to channel it. Thankfully, Bound By Flame's combat trailer breaks down how you can do just that. Spoiler: They all involve fire. [Image: Focus Home Interactiv...

April 13th 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Creepy-crawly developer Spiders issued a new combat trailer for its demonic hack-and-slash game, Bound by Flame. The trailer shows a variety of weapons being used to pulverize the undead enemies, such as the stealthy use of a crossbow and the pounding swings from a two-handed hammer. Published by...

April 4th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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We knew that Spiders' Bound By Flame was due for PS4, PS3, PC and Xbox 360 before the end of June, but now we have an exact starting date for protagonist Vulcan's quest to slay the Icelords plaguing his world. Players can begin swinging at Bound By Flame's monsters on May 9, collecting resources...

March 15th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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A new trailer has arrived for Focus Home Interactive's Bound by Flame. The action-heavy teaser trailer shows some of the game's dark, seemingly undead enemies being pulverized by two men prior to an enormous monster showing up. Bound by Flame was announced at Gamescom, and will come to PS3, PS4,...

September 12th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Bound by Flame, the action RPG from Focus Home Interactive and Spiders (aah, run!), is coming to PS3, Xbox 360, PC and PS4 this year. The game was announced at Gamescom last week for current-gen consoles and PC. Bound by Flame inhabits a dark fantasy world where players embody a mercenary possesse...

August 29th 2013 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. I probably wouldn't have noticed Mars: War Logs except for the PR email I received which included a line about ho...

May 3rd 2013 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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I guess if there is one good way to take an enemy down, you can't really argue the fun of simply disgusting them to death. I hate spiders -- the spiders in Warcraft vary from fuzzy and vaguely non-threatening to full-out spindly-legged menaces that I keenly wish I could stomp underfoot without...

December 19th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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A likely new species of arachnid has been discovered with the astonishing ability to "print" an elaborate version of itself to scare away predators. Though other species in the Cyclosa genus make crude decoys, they pale next to the level of detail shown by the newfound spider, which even shakes it...

December 19th 2012 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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This trailer for Mars: War Logs shows the struggles of Roy Temperance on the fourth planet from the sun, conveniently set to a cool song called "Feel the Sunshine." The Spiders-developed game is coming to PC, XBLA and PSN in Spring 2013.

December 8th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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One theory of MMOs is that they represent several parallel universes, each with similarities and differences. This may explain why so many of them claim to be boldly original and yet carry the same monster DNA that exists everywhere else. Today we're going to carefully unpack our ancient collect...

August 16th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments