Posts Tagged ‘Massive-Entertainment’

Eurogamer WiC Review, Sov Ass Unlock


It’s a genuine relief that Ubisoft gave Massive Entertainment a new home, they’re a development studio I’d hate to see disappear. I’ve spent the past few days getting back into World In Conflict, and I’ve enjoyed it enormously – particularly the multiplayer, which is as rapid and engaging as ever. My thoughts are expanded in wordy fashion in this Eurogamer review. I should stress that this is a review of World In Conflict: Complete, rather than just the Soviet Assault add-on, which is tough to recommend to anyone who has played the original campaign. If you haven’t played this most beautiful of RTS games, however, now is an excellent time to pick up the full thing. I believe World In Conflict: Complete is out now in shops and on Steam.

I’ve posted the unlock cheat for opening all the campaign missions in Soviet Assault (and therefore getting straight to the new stuff) beneath the cut.
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Ubi On PC RTS, Soviet Assault Launch Trailer


The launch cinematic for World In Conflict (below) amuses me. No game footage, but we had plenty of that here. In other news, the console versions of the game have entered a hazy “no comment” realm. Have they been disappeared? Possibly, as Ubi seems to favour Massive as a PC developer, if this piece on VG247 is to be believed. “Our priority is to the work excellent work that Massive has done on World in Conflict: Soviet Assault for PC,” says Ubi. And maybe they’re right to focus on that, as PC RTS games do seem to be the games of the year, it’s true.

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WiC: Soviet Assault Video Bonanza


Massive Entertainment have released quite literally several videos showing in-game action from current World In Conflict relaunch-and-not-expansion-as-such, Soviet Assault. As you’d expect from this most beautiful of real-time strategies, it’s heaving with detonations and incinerations. Having spoken with project lead Mr Jansen over the weekend, I’m actually pretty keen on getting this out again around the time of the next patch, and getting some multiplayer going. Anyone find the love in WiC multiplayer games?
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Massive On Soviet Assault As “The Director’s Cut”


In this interview World In Conflict lead Magnus Jansen talked to us about how Soviet Assault is more like a relaunch or “director’s cut” of the original game than a traditional expansion. He discusses how online RTS games need “silent communication” and announces that all WiC players will receive an big content update to bring everyone in line with the new materials from Soviet Assault. Read on for a tip of the hat to Ground Control, and the inside perspective on Soviet Assault.

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Laid Back Payback: Soviet Assault Blues


Massive Entertainment have turned up the trailer of the year so far: perfect for the voyeur of utter destruction who wants to chill out while surveying the impact craters. It’s hard to say what makes the correct juxtaposition of music with explosions so palatable, but I’d say this was the most entertaining since that Far Cry 2 trailer last year. Good work, Ubi. World In Conflict: Soviet Assault is out later this month, so I guess I should install this preview code that is lingering next to my keyboard.

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World In Conflict: Soviet Assault Trailer


Secretly we were always on the side of the Russians in the America-invading alterna-history of World In Conflict – take that, Seattle! Ahem. New missions from the Russian perspective, multiplayer maps, and other bits for World In Conflict are, happily, going to arrive at last with the Ubisoft publication of Soviet Assault in March. The trailer, which we overlooked last week because we were too busy looking at the sky for signs of Armageddon, is after the jump.

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World Continues To Be Conflicted

Obama might be shutting down Guantanamo and opening negotiations with Iran, but he’s not addressing the real threat to Western society: those bally Commies. Thank goodness the lost World in Conflict expansion pack, Soviet Assault, has finally been unearthed – the true tale of this Red menace will be told at last.
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