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A Chat About Interior Design In Games, With Ubi’s Dan Cox

For no reason other than "We were at the same conference and his work sounded interesting" I ended up scheduling a meeting with Dan Cox. He focuses on level art at Ubisoft Toronto and his work has most recently appeared in Splinter Cell: Blacklist. He was in Paris to give a talk about interior design in games so it turned out he was more than…

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Sneak A Peek At Project Stealth

It was way back in 2011 when RPS last covered Project Stealth, and even then Jim was commenting on how the previous video was released in 2009. That's a long time for a game to make no visible progress. This should have been on my PC yearrrrrs ago. The promise is there, but they've yet to deliver the re-imagining of Splinter Cell's Spy Vs Merc…

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist review

Splinter Cell is one of those series that suffers through repetition. There are so many of the buggers, the most recent being the borderline-psychotic Conviction, that only the die-hard keep track, and to everyone else it's one amorphous blob of banjo-legged throat-slitting. But Blacklist is far more than a production-line piece of gristle. It's not merely an exemplary slice of, forgive the oxymoron, action-stealth –…

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Ghost Panther! Splinter Cell Blacklist Trailer #43,830

It is arguable that I have slightly misunderstood what this minute's Splinter Cell Blacklist trailer is actually about, after I read that the video title was "Ghost Panther Assault". But that isn't going to change anything - I'm insisting that rather than being about Ghost, Panther and Assault modes, this is about Ghost Panther, the greatest hero of our time.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer #43,829

How times have changed. It used to be that the British ruling hawks would not allow our delicate eyes to witness a snapped neck. And madly recently, too. For instance, British viewers of Buffy were left completely oblivious to what happened Ms. Calendar, since the scene where Angelus unscrewed her head never appeared. She just stopped being in the show. Thanks, censorship! But now look…

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Spam Fisher: Another Splinter Cell: Blacklist Video

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is basically Splinter Cell: Conviction 2. I spent a few hours with it last week and came to that conclusion, but I'm not allowed to say anything else. The NDA is watching me. That's not a complaint, btw. I really enjoyed Conviction, and more of that will do me just fine. Anyway, I also think it's obvious from the videos they've released…

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Mercy Me: It’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist Versus Trailer

I know it's not cool to be excited about a new Splinter Cell game, but I think I've proven time and time again that being cool isn't the first thing on my mind. So this post is a judgement free zone: feel free to declare yourself a fan of a series that people get rolly-eyed at. Be proud of your allegiances! So I am excited…

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Man On Man Action: Splinter Cell: Blacklist Co-op Trailer

Wanted: one co-op partner for Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Must enjoy crashing through doors simultaneously, long walks in the dark, and pretending that one of the character's is still voiced by Michael Ironside. Preference given to someone that can quote Chaos Theory's Sam/guard chats and those who would rather muck about with the AI over actually following the mission text. To be in with a chance,…

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s Spies Vs Mercs Video Decloaks

I am grumpy. In the world away from my desk and monitors, people have been meeting and playing Splinter Cell: Blacklist and I wasn't invited. They were probably worried that having someone there who has completed every Splinter Cell, bar that rubbish one set in the prison, would mess up their plans. I might be disrupting their electrical flow of PR by dropping truth EMPs.…

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It’s Back: Splinter Cell Blacklist’s Spies Vs Mercs Multi

Credit where credit's due: Splinter Cell: Blacklist is looking significantly more like classic SC than Conviction or Double Agent - except, you know, when it's really, really not. There's pitch-black darkness and rainy atmosphere and the option to play without killing anybody (though non-lethal roughhousing  is, sadly, quite encouraged), so that's a good-ish sign. But what of multiplayer? Conviction mystifyingly abandoned the series grimly satisfying, intriguingly…

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Silent Kill: Splinter Cell – Blacklist

The voice at the beginning of the new Splinter Cell trailer sounds a lot like Jigsaw, the dying/dead/metaphorical villain of the horrifically dull Saw series. This voice is threatening the whole of America though, which means he might not be Jigsaw, who is more likely to spend his time righting individual wrongs, such as finding a chap who inadvertently left the milk out of the…

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Is Dressed For The Occasion

Our news cousins at VG247 have put together a new Splinter Cell: Blacklist video, with commentary from "cinematic director" David Footman. You can see that below. I have to admit I was a little bored by the last Splinter Cell game, despite its ultra-violence and clever presentation, and I wonder if this new game will be something of a return to form of more workmanlike…

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Ubi Promises Splinter Cell PC Won’t Suffer Ubidelay

Once upon a time, the Ubidelay was a dreaded and ponderous creature - the raging 18-wheeler we just knew would plow into high-profile PC releases at the last possible second, catapulting them clear into the stars of some far off month. But lately, its power has waned. Assassin's Creed III only stumbled a few weeks behind its console counterparts, and Far Cry 3 didn't miss a…

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Blacklisted From Pre-Aug Months

Have you been eagerly awaiting Sam Fisher's sneaky, skulky return from wherever he's been for the past few years? Well, how do you know he's not already right in your living room? I mean, this man's a near-future ninja. Look closely: are you sure that's a lamp, and not a disarmingly spry geriatric infiltration machine with a lampshade expertly positioned atop his head? Here, let's run…

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Eye Spy – Dark And Light In Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Way back when Splinter Cell: Blacklist first leaped into the spotlight, it did so in a fairly strange fashion by, well, leaping into the spotlight. Instead of methodical skulking, we saw fast-paced hulking - in broad, nearly blinding daylight, no less. It felt bizarre, as though Sam had suddenly become some hard-charging young gun in his old age. Recent videos, however, have eased my fear…

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Non-Lethal Nerve-Punching: Splinter Cell – Blacklist

Sam Fisher of Men deviates from the assault and battery that didn't make him famous to demonstrate some of his shadowy, stealthy takedowns. It's not the kind of stealth that involves shooting a light, becoming one with the darkness and leaving a group of men trying to work out how many terrorists it takes to change a lightbulb - instead, in Blacklist young (old?) Sam…

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Don’t Worry, Though, Splinter Cell Still Has Stealth

As Alec recently pointed out, Sam Fisher isn't acting much like his old self these days. I mean, he's technically gotten older, but - based on what we've seen so far of Blacklist - he may as well be some testosterone-bloated young gun who doesn't play by the rules. Shoot this, break the arm of that, hold a man's quivering neckflesh mere centimeters away from jagged glass'…

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