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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:40pm 14/05/15 | 9 Comments
This week we take a look at the 1999 shooter Kingpin: Life of Crime. It's the one where you start off with a lead pipe and then proceed to use it in the sort of way you'd expect. In addition to becoming a poster boy for over the top videogame violence it's also one of the earliest shooters to blend role-playing elements with some questing, and other things.

From this week's entry:
In the early moments of 1999’s Kingpin: Life of Crime, the first weapon you come across after waking up in an alley is a lead pipe. A crude, blunt weapon that you can then use to violently bludgeon any character you come across. To death. And sure, we’re talking about a videogame here so the execution is by no means as realistic or as sadistic as that description makes it out to be. But in 1999 Kingpin: Life of Crime was one of the most visually impressive first-person shooters to date. The way in which the impact of the lead pipe would change the corresponding face or body texture to include new bruising coupled with the blood splatter effects that covered the surrounding ground had such a visceral impact, that the level of violence felt new. And slightly off-putting. Even though it really wasn’t.


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PornoPete
Posted 04:44pm 14/5/15
I loved that game. So much swearing and blood.
dais
Posted 05:36pm 14/5/15
That was an awesome game!
eski
Posted 08:47pm 14/5/15
I don't post on AG much any more, but I just wanted to say how much I've been enjoying these features. Thanks Kosta and AG :)
series6
Posted 09:15pm 14/5/15
I agree, I loved this game so much.
BladeRunner
Posted 10:27pm 14/5/15
I never played it but I read something in a PC gamer mag about it once, a long time ago.
KostaAndreadis
Posted 10:39pm 14/5/15
Cheers eski, glad you're enjoying them :)
samatt
Posted 10:02am 15/5/15
Yeah great game, got quite good at the end. Remember this causing quite a stir.
Tepid
Posted 11:02am 21/5/15
love your articles kosta - better than the PR stuff most other ppl are spewing out these days.
Audi
Posted 10:17pm 23/5/15
Man this game was good.
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