Posts Tagged ‘Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’

An Operation Flashpoint: Red River Trailer

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is getting an expandalone/sorta sequal at some point “between April and June” next year! There’s a hot new trailer out, and you can watch it below.

At first glance it might seem like a sweaty cache of live-action bravado that tells you little to nothing about the game, but I’m an old hand at this viral video stuff. There’s a coded message in this trailer. Just listen to the Johnny Cash song in the background.
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WIN: Core i7 Processor, Via Codies & Intel

Intel have supplied a rather splendid chip for one lucky RPS reader to build their next PC around. And that’s not all. Those splendid fellows at Codemasters are giving away a whole bunch of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising goodies too. Read on for complete details of what you can win, how to enter, and other relevant details.
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OpFlash: Dragon Rising Demo

A single-mission demo for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has been released, and it can apparently be played single player and online with chums. Codies explain: “As part of a Special Forces squad inserting behind Chinese PLA lines, players must eliminate a strategically critical radar station and missile sites to allow the USS Iwo Jima, carrying the main USMC battalion, to safely approach the island of Skira.” The full details for the demo including mirrors and systems specs can be found here. My thoughts about the game on release can be read here.

Still No Sign Of That Dragon

I’ve alt-tabbed out of a game so I can write this post. It looks suspiciously like an unreleased military shooter. Hmm. Perhaps I’m playing it with a view to writing a critical analysis of its workings in the near future? Who can say! In entirely unrelated news, I’ve just spotted a new trailer for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, which just happens to be released in the UK on October 9th. The footage shows helicopters, smoke, big guns on armoured vehicles, “CONTACT!”, dudes getting shot, and other military things that are a complete mystery to me. Go take a look.
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Fog Of Phwoar: OpFlash Tech Clevers

There’s an element of military titillation in this latest Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising trailer (below), with the development team get a bit hyperbolic about smoke, impact effects, environmental detail and visual feedback for the player in this contemporary soldier game. I’ve seen the game running on PC a couple of times during its development, and it has impressed me each time, particularly with these battlefield smoke effects and other war-grime detail. Also: the dying. There’s a lot of that. Go take a look, anyway, and hopefully we’ll have a verdict on the game for you in the next few weeks. It’s out on October 6th in the US and October 9th in Europe.
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