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Thursday, August 31, 2000

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Red Faction Backstory
8:38 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

PC IGN has posted another piece on the background story of Volition's upcoming FPS Red Faction. In this edition, we are introduced to the character of Hendrix, who has grown up on Mars and learned ways around evil corporation Ultor's systems. It's definitely interesing to see how much time is being put into each character for a genre (first-person shooter) that is generally absent of such intelligent forethought. Here's a clip about Hendrix's skills:

One of the first subsystems I looked for was Ultor's snooper/tracker programs. By watching them work, I figured out how to avoid detection on my nightly forays. They're not that smart, so it wasn't hard. I learned to mask my terminal's network ID and to slip in and out of nodes across the complex. I felt safer then and began to explore farther. I cracked hundreds of Ultor systems, never touching data or code, never leaving a trace (at least I hope not). Over the years, I've broken into almost every important system in the mining complex.
Read through the rest of the article for much more on Hendrix, and be sure to head on over to the Red Faction site for details on the game itself. Also look through the preview we mentioned yesterday for lots of great info. The game is set for release Q1 next year for Mac and PC.

IMG News: Red Faction Preview
Red Faction Web Site
Hendrix Story at PCIGN
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