Posts Tagged ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’

Oh, And Rainbow Six Siege Has A Free Weekend Too

If you want to shoot faces in new and exciting ways, oh my giddy aunt you’re spoilt for choice this weekend! Gearbox’s Battleborn has an open beta going on, id Software’s new Doom’s has kicked off an open beta too, and oh mercy me I’ve just noticed Rainbow Six Siege has a free trial weekend too. Strewth! That’s a fair amount of the face-shooting spectrum covered there, from wall-bursting tactical action through hellfire to co-op storyshoots and MOBAing.

Pip has coined the excellent term ‘freekend’.

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Ubisoft’s Annual Uplay Spring Sale Now On

My calendar tells me we’re now over halfway through April. The Met Office tells me astronomical spring in the northern hemisphere started on March 20. Yet the weatherman told me yesterday that I can expect highs of a whopping nine degrees centigrade here in Glasgow this weekend. I’d swear it was still winter had the annual Uplay Spring Sale not kicked off this week, with big discounts on the likes of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Rainbow Six Siege and Far Cry 4, among others. Which others, you say? Find out after the drop.

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Breach & Breach & Breach & Clear: R6 Siege’s Buck Buff

While Rainbow Six Siege [official site] may not be as serious a tactical shooter as some want, I did idly dream of an even less serious version playing up its destructible levels, with gunmen leaping through walls as if they were rice paper and stamping down through floors. I wouldn’t want Siege to become that game, but I am tickled by the latest patch putting one character slightly closer to that. Here, come see how Buck can now saunter through wall after wall with his mega-buffed wall-smashing shotgun.

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A History Of Tom Clancy Games: From Rainbow Six To The Division

The Division [official site] has ensnared at least two members of RPS in its deadly streets, and as we creep through cover toward a better understanding of the game, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on the games that came before. Specifically, the games that carry the name of author Tom Clancy. From Rainbow Six to Ghost Recon and HAWX, the Clancyverse contains some of the finest tactical shooters that the PC has ever seen – and a few duds as well. Jake Tucker investigated the triumphs, the failures, and the origins of the Clancy game.

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Rainbow Six Siege Cracks Down On Cheaters (Again)

Ubisoft have already sent in digirozzers to bust cheating cheaters and the cheats they cheat with in Rainbow Six Siege, and now they’re setting up a neighbourhood watch scheme. In preparation for the Rainbow Six Pro League, today they’re releasing update 2.2. It patches up a few exploits, tweak maps to stop spawn killing, adds kill cams in Ranked play so folks can see if their death was fishy (everyone who kills me is cheating, I’m sure), and pops in a Report button to grass up suspected blaggards.

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Rainbow 6 Siege Gone Boating In Operation Black Ice

A fancy yacht crashed in cruel Canadian ice (quite contrary to the nature of its countrymen, Canadian ice) is now available for your recreational raiding in Rainbow Six Siege [official site], added today in the free ‘Operation Black Ice‘ update. It also brings two new operators with new toys (a leg trap is v. Canadian), though until next Tuesday they’re only for people who’ve bought the season pass – the rest of y’all will have to make do with getting shot in the face by them.

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Rainbow Six Siege Operation Black Ice Operators Leak

Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is a great game, so I am eager for news of how it’ll be expanded in future. Eager enough to not care that these details of its next DLC, Operation Black Ice, are from a leak and therefore unconfirmed and maybe garbage. They look real, they taste real, so let’s give Reddit the benefit of the doubt and say that February 2nd will bring two new Operators called Frost and Buck.

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