Posts Tagged ‘tom clancy’

Choose Your Own Clancy: Rainbow Six Art Of Siege

Ubisoft have launched an “online training platform” for Rainbow Six: Siege [official site]. Completing the five exercises included in the current Field Training section of the program and you’ll earn an invite to the beta, which is due to launch in a fortnight, on the 24th of this month. I was hoping for a rigorous series of exercises, designed to sort the Clancys from the chancers, but Art of Siege is more like one of those interactive trailers. A drone-cam gives an overview of the situation, you choose a point of entry and then select options to watch the mission play out.

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Tom Clancy’s Humble Tom Clancy Bundle Is Good

Humble Bundles normally pass me by these days, but this week’s Humble Tom Clancy Bundle, is worth a second look. For whatever fee you fancy you can get Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six 3, Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Ghost Recon and access to the multiplayer beta for Rainbow Six Siege. Pay over the average of $8.09 (£5.29) however and you also get Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Splinter Cell, and Splinter Cell Conviction.

Less Patriot Games, more Pay-What-You-Want Games, eh? Eh?

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Spectral Time Warrior: Ghost Recon – Future Soldier

Tom Clancy has written and directed loads of adverts for his Future Soldier game and the latest is a launch trailer, although the PC version isn’t actually launching until mid-June. Nevertheless, it’s my favourite advideo to date, featuring as it does the word co-operative over and over again. I like co-operative games so maybe I’ll actually enjoy this latest Clanciful vision of tomorrow’s conflicts, even if previous attempts to convince me of its worth by comparing players to addicts and going all gloomy didn’t particularly convince. There was also the worst advert for anything ever, which you may have been lucky enough to miss. Please don’t feel obliged to prove me wrong by sharing worse adverts below.

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Stealth, Bombs: Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Harry Potter: all grown up, same bag of tricks


That seems to be the script for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier judging by the gameplay footage in this new trailer. Sure, there are missiles launching and helicopters strafing entire continents with vicious intent, but there’s also sneaky silenced sniping, creeping up and stabbing, and a great deal of encouragement to fight dirty. “Only the dead fight fair” is the tagline and it’s not a curveball announcing the arrival of hordes of rulebook-wielding zombies but rather a way of saying, ‘do whatever is necessary’. Position yourself within a shrub upon a hilltop and observe the trailer through a thermal imaging binocuscope.

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E3: The Trailers – Tom Clancy’s (yeah right) Endwar

Does anyone under 50 even read Tom Clancy books anyway?

So, “your voice is the ultimate weapon.” I’ll be honest – while I’ve no doubt all that Ubi money can make something that (unlike the horrible Will of Steel) works, I’m finding it hard to believe that Tom Clancy’s voice controls will be anywhere near as slick and forgiving as the below Tom Clancy’s trailer for this Ubi-RTS suggests. However, Tom Clancy’s walkthrough beneath the cut has me genuinely anticipating Tom Clancy’s Endwar.

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Tom Clancy MMO Goes Ahead

Splinter Cell instances in a real-world military espionage MMO?
Just spotted this over on Firing Squad:

CEO Yves Guillemot stated that UbiSoft can now proceed with a MMO game based on the Tom Clancy brand. Guillemot stated that under their previous video game agreement with the techno-thriller author they would have had to pay royalties that would have kept any MMO game based on his name from being made. However now that UbiSoft has a royalty free license on the Tom Clancy brand name, “….we’ve really decided now to go for an MMO on the Clancy name, which is big.”

It seems like there are some really unusual ideas being bounced around for MMOs: APB, a Tom Clancy MMO, a Warhammer 40k MMO, a Fallout MMO… Surely they can’t all be WoW clones?

Related to this Clancy news is the fact that Ubisoft has acquired the rights to slap ol’ Tom’s name on their game boxes forever and ever, after paying out a gigantic lump sum that’s hinted to be in the region of $20m. We’re looking forward to Tom Clancy’s Far Cry 2.

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