Gamescom 2010: F3AR Interview: Steve Niles Talks Writing the Trilogy Swansong
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Steve Niles knows his scares having grown up idolising lo-fi horror movie maestro, John Carpenter, the director responsible for terrifying classics like 'The Thing', 'The Fog' and 'Halloween'. And with a career spanning years writing issues of the Spawn comic book series, Batman, Superman, 30 Days of Night and more, Niles has forged himself a bit of a reputation as a writer who excels in delivering stories with a dark edge.
Niles has been drafted in to co-write F3AR's story alongside the idol from his formative years, John Carpenter, and as such we've got high hopes for the apparent conclusion to the FEAR trilogy, which stars stalwart protagonists, Point Man and Paxton Fettel in a co-op yarn.
We sat down with Niles at Gamescom to chat about his role creating F3AR's story in collaboration with Carpenter, and found out what he thought of the previous FEAR games and whether 3D gaming is ever going to be necessary.
Also be sure to give our first impressions of F3AR from Gamescom a read, after you've enjoyed watching the interview. Oh, and be warned. There are a few spoilers within.
F3AR is due for release in 2011.


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Comment #1 by Son of Altair
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 10:31:31 AM
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What im waiting for is a F.E.A.R. movie now tht will be epic

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Comment #2 by xxxTwinSnakexxx
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 10:37:38 AM
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@1 I second that, it would be great : )

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Comment #3 by Shijiro
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 10:49:12 AM
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Unless they really do something amazing, I'll just wait for the bargain bin. I'm done paying retail for F.E.A.R. games :(

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Comment #4 by H0p3sfalL
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 11:41:34 AM
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just hope the MP is better this time around.

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Comment #5 by AssassinAltair7
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 02:26:05 PM
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Great guy and completely agree with Steve Niles on 3D. It should be more used as a tool, insted of a gimmick that in the end is useless.

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Comment #6 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 03:01:34 PM
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Another video interview. Didn't I just mention I can't watch those at work!! Another thing to do when I get hom in few hours. Like I have nothing better to do after a day of work than watching interviews!!!:-P

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Comment #7 by laufujai
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 03:37:03 PM
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@1 & 2

I'm with you guys on that one, if it's done right, that is...
Saw a short film on YouTube a while back, with young Alma before she was put in stasis. Dunno who made it, but it was creepy stuff...

More F.E.A.R please!

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Comment #8 by UGM
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 11:39:05 PM
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Comment #9 by Kingbubbaho
Thursday, September 02, 2010 @ 02:51:22 AM
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Awesome interview! This guy seems passionate and smart enough to be trusted to have written a great story for fear 3. With him and Carpenter on board me be very excited squeee!

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Comment #10 by Webb [STAFF]
Thursday, September 02, 2010 @ 04:33:31 AM
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@#6 - We like to mix things up =P

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