Posts Tagged ‘silent hunter online’

Silent Hunter Online Open Beta? Fo’ Sho

By Craig Pearson on September 17th, 2013.

Sho! Gettit? SHO?
Browsers can do anything. Right now I have a window open tracking my GTA:V delivery status, another that is listing cold-relief remedies *sneezes*, and a third with a video of a cat that I’m using to wipe away my snot-headed misery. If I didn’t have a browser, none of that information would be available to me and I’d be miserable. I also wouldn’t have my girlfriend. Something else that wouldn’t be available would be Silent Hunter Online, Ubisoft’s free-to-play sub sim based on their venerable series of tactical submersible combat in metal dongs. It was invite only for a while, but now it’s surfaced with an open beta.
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Deep Transmissions: Silent Hunter Online Dev Diaries

By Adam Smith on February 4th, 2013.

vrooooooooooom

John was manning the RPS periscope when he spotted what appeared to be a Youtube video bobbing about in the ocean. Upon closer inspection, we discovered that the sodden flotsam was a development diary that explains fleet management in Silent Hunter Online. The specific submarines in a fleet can be chosen, repaired customised and crewed, which I kind of assumed would be the case but it’s nice to have confirmation, I suppose. The man sounds terribly bored as he tells us these things. There was a previous diary too and a quick glance into the murky depths suggests we neglected to post it. It’s also below and contains a more excitable man and some (distant) explosions. Signups for the closed beta are open now.

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Silent Hunter Online Hunts Quite Silently In A Browser

By Jim Rossignol on October 10th, 2012.


Ubi’s march into the realms of browser and F2P games continues apace, and Silent Hunter will be getting the browser-treatment. It doesn’t look too bad, as the first gameplay trailer reveals. However, we visited the underwater realms of Silent Hunter Online back in August and Mr Cobbett had this to say: “In a word: Hmm.” See if you chime with his ambivalence by checking out the gameplay trailer that Ubisoft have just loaded into the torpedo (You)tubes, below.
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That Sinking Feeling: At Sea With Silent Hunter Online

By Richard Cobbett on August 16th, 2012.

I saw three ships come sailing by, come sailing by in the morning. So I sank the bastards. Mwah-ha-ha!

There’s no such thing as playing fair when you’re the captain of a submarine. It’s your job to hide, literally, under the radar; to hit your enemy when they’re least expecting it and be away before swift retaliation arrives to send you drowning to Davy Jones’ endless locker. Silent Hunter Online is a cut-down version of the experience, but looks to make up for it by letting you bring friends, and taking the F2P route to putting the You Bastard into U-Boat.

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Ubisoft Classic Franchises Going Online En Mass

By John Walker on August 15th, 2012.

Coo, it's in a browser, but Anno's still pretty.

Ubisoft are putting a lot of stuff online. There’s Anno Online, Silent Hunter Online, and Might & Magic Heroes Online, and you can see a trailer for each of them downstairs. These are browser-based free-to-play reincarnations of the popular, long-time franchises. Do you want those then?

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Death From Below: Silent Hunter Online

By Adam Smith on April 26th, 2012.

Let's hope it's not sub standard, eh?

It’s only a matter of time before every game is released for free and not long after that, people will realise that in many cases that ‘free to play’ aspect is a little like a shop not charging admittance. There may still be a bouncer on the door, his fists like cans of spam, checking that you have a stable internet connection before he lets you inside. Silent Hunter Online is free to play and the title suggests it has a preference for the connected consumer. Despite that, I’m intrigued because I’ve spent some of the most deliciously tense hours of my gaming life pretending to be the Atlantean captain of a submersible murder machine. Radar detects an irrelevant cinematic and more details in the depths below.

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