Posts Tagged ‘Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad’

Rising Storm Approaches For Red Orchestra 2

Not my fucking sandcastle you bastards!
No, this storm is nothing to do with disgruntled gamers, and everything to do with with the Pacific rim-based expansion pack coming for Red Orchestra 2, which we have previously mentioned on a couple of occasions. 1c have, for some reason, released the first trailer, which you can see below. It’s looking a lot like Red Orchestra 2, only with more sunshine, more shattered palm trees, and 100% more US Army vs Japanese military. The expansion is currently dated for “2012”, which according to my calendar is next year.
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Tripwire Release RO2 “State Of The Game”

Tripwire Interactive have released a large statement on the “the state of the game” for Red Orchestra 2, a statement which you can read in full below. It addresses both the commercial success of the game and the technical failures in the opening weeks. The company admit that: “To put it bluntly, the game had a rough launch. We’ve been working diligently since launch to get these issues sorted and have made great progress fixing issues with matchmaking, VOIP, and stability as well as improving performance.”

The company claim to have addressed most of the issues, and will now be doing a stats reset due to problems with how people were earning stats and achievements. Hopefully things will be smoother sailing from here. We’ve requested an interview with Tripwire to talk about some of these issues and future prospects for the game.
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Wot I Think: Red Orchestra 2

Caught in the crosshair. That could be a visual metaphor, couldn't it? Gosh. Clever.
Last week’s launch of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes Of Stalingrad was a troubled one. With a seemingly overwhelming number of players reporting bugs and performance issues, it stumbled into commercial release still reeling from the flashbangs of development. Can Tripwire’s brutal shooter sequel get past this quagmire of problems and snatch victory from the jaws of crashbugs? Here’s Wot I Think.
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Sound The Horns: Red Orchestra 2 Released

That disc on top fires out and bounces of walls, chopping off enemies' heads, before whooshing back into place on the weapon. It's the alt-fire.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is now a game you can play. If you buy it. Which you now can. This is the standard of journalism you get from me after 1am. Far better to ignore me and watch the launch trailer below.

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Hefty: Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer Footage

At least they've got warm hats.

Remember when shooters took place in the olden days? Red Orchestra still does, withis its Heroes Of Stalingrad sequel very much remaining in Ultra War The Second. Below is a hefty chunk of multiplayer footage, which one interested in the game might be wise to watch.

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First On RPS: Red Orchestra 2’s New Trailer


Here you go, an hour ahead of the rest of the world (unless they embed it, the bastards), comes Red Orchestra 2‘s latest trailer. Part game trailer, part Werther’s Original commercial, and with a splendid ending, you can see it below.

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Russian In: Red Orchestra 2 Screenshots

Snowball fight over there!

Also in new screenshot news come these images from Red Orchestra 2: Heroes Of Stalingrad. Due out 30th August, the sequel from Tripwire boasts improved multiplayer, and a Stalingrad campaign using the multiplayer maps, which will let you play as either the Germans or the Russians – two sides that don’t get much attention in first-person gaming. You can see the latest images below, along with a peak of the Rising Storm mod that Tripwire are sponsoring.

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The Shell Game: New Red Orchestra 2 Shots

USB sticks were difficult to handle prior to miniaturisation

I’m quite glad. Stalinglad, in fact, and it’s all because I have these new shots of upcoming gritty multiplayer FPS Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalinglad. Grad. Stalingrad. Look, give me a minute, I’m still reeling from that Call of Duty convention thing.
We will not give you a minute! We demand INFORMATION!

Red Augustra: Heroes Of Stalingrad Dated

Wait, where's the cellist?

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – first it had a name, then it had some screenshots, then it had some videos and now it has a release date. And so the cosmic ballet continues. Tripwire’s next commercial take on the masterfully dour World War 2 mod-gone-pro has been in the offing for a good few years, but now? Now it’s only months away. To war, gentlemen. Well, nearly.
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Red Orchestra 2 Server Options Detailed

Easy, lads! Don't you know that fools Russ ian

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, the sequel to jaw-droppingly bleak 2006 multiplayer FPS Red Orchestra (which you can read me screaming about here), is absolutely the PC exclusive on the horizon that I’m most excited about. Just look here at the features list. They’re taking a rich, rare little game and turning it into a beast. A beast! With bullets for teeth!

Anyway, Blue’s News have spotted a thread on the “Bash and Slash” forums (ew) and another thread on the PBBans forum where people are reporting on the game’s cheating countermeasures and impressive array of server options (including a server tool to allow hosts to modify everything from weapons to scoring elements). It’s all to be found after the jump.
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