Posts Tagged ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online’

Freelite: Ghost Recon Online

I'll bet you can buy extra walls.
The hamsters of Ubisoft Singapore’s employees must have the most luxurious cages of all the rodents. I imagine their owners coming home with a pile of Tom Clancy books and world bibles and tossing them at the paper-loving cricetinaes, saying: “we don’t need these anymore”. Ghost Recon Online looks like a fun free-to-play shooter, but realism is not its focus, as is evident in the trailer below.
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Ghost Recon Future Soldier On PC After All

Oh good, I was worried we'd run out of games about soldiers

First it was happening and then it wasn’t cos of mad piracy paranoia and there was a bunch of shouting and it was horrible and now it is happening again! Sometimes having a moan really does work, though it is better to moan politely and with words that don’t mostly begin with ‘f’.
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Unquiet Spirits: Ghost Recon Online Preview

Aren't you a little skinny-wristed for a Stormtrooper?

Oh dear. The context in which I find myself writing about Ghost Recon Online is very different to the context in which I played it. It was all sunshine and daisies and shotgun shells then, but now it’s blood and mud and he said she said and everyone knows best and everyone else knows nothing. What I’m not going to do, though, is discuss the controversial comments made about completely different Ghost Recon game and one man’s troubling take on the state of PC gaming, so I’d be grateful if you could keep arguments about Future Soldier to the thread about Future Soldier. I’m talking about Ghost Recon Online, a game specifically made for PC and PC only (at least for now – apparently there’s a WeeeeOooooo version due after Nintendo’s bizarre console/tablet thing launches), and one mercifully sidesteps piracy and DRM arguments due to being an inherently online game with persistent player ranks and whatnot.

Here’s the thing about GRO: it’s a free to play, mulitplayer-only shooter. And it’s pretty good. That doesn’t have to be an oxymoron after all.
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‘Piracy’ Stops Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC

You don't want this...but you do want to steal it

Is it Thanksgiving or Groundhog day? I could have sworn it was yesterday that news emerged of a Ubisoft title not being released on PC, with anguished claims about rampant piracy being blamed. Now it’s the turn of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and although the quotes given to PC Gamer don’t actually accuse us all of ‘bitching’, they do paint an unpleasant view of the PC gaming landscape. We’re told that Ghost Recon Online is the PC’s alternative to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

‘Why’, you ask? Senior producer Sebastien Arnoult has the answers. Or at least, some answers. “When we started Ghost Recon Online we were thinking about Ghost Recon: Future Solider; having something ported in the classical way without any deep development, because we know that 95 per cent of our consumers will pirate the game.” Sigh.

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Spooks! It’s Ghost Recon: The F2P MMO

I kill you! For free!

So, that major new PC game Ubisoft were on about the other week? It’s not Assassin’s Creed Online. It’s not World of Rayman. It’s not Multiple Splinter Cells. It’s not Silent HunterVille. It’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, it’s a third-person tactical shooter, it will be free to play, and it will be PC-only. Is Mr Clancy OK with that? I bet he doesn’t like giving stuff away for free.

Find out more and watch the first video of GRO, as I’ve decided everyone will probably start calling it, below.
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