Posts Tagged ‘World-in-Conflict’

Have You Played… World In Conflict?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

The benchmarking test of World in Conflict long outlived the game itself, which was a fitting monument for one of the most stunning games of its era. World in Conflict still looks incredible, as it gives the most spectacularly destructive Cold War military hardware full reign over battlefields ranging from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to icy Norwegian fishing villages to America’s Pacific Northwest.
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Massive Entertainment Building Far Cry 3’s Multiplayer

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Yup, that Massive: the Ground Control and World in Conflict devs have been disarmingly silent of late. But according to reports from the Ubisoft GDC event, they’re helping to create the Far Cry 3 multiplayer. “Huh?”, you might think, but hold that back for a moment – I have more. According to Vox Game’s Brian Crecente

In working on Far Cry 3’s “online universe” Ubisoft Massive is adding elements from the indie scene and social games, they say

Go on let it out now. I’ll join you.
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GamersGate: Redesigned, Crazy Sales

Who says I never write alt-tags?

This is the kind of thing we’d normally leave for LewieP to herd into his weekly Bargain Bucket post, but if we wait to mention it till Sunday, most of the great offers will be gone. So, call this the RPS Bargain Jar or something. Quite a few of you have griped about digital store GamersGate‘s general design over the past few months, and it seems they too were aware of their fugliness. There’s just been a big old redesign to make the site sleeker and noticeably faster – and, if you ask me, just a little bit GoG-esque. Shiny! And, thank Vonnegut, it doesn’t demand to install yet another icon into our heaving system trays. To celebrate, they’ve a week of ultro-discounts – a new price-slashed game each day, plus a particularly splendid one lasting the course of the week. Buy buy buy!
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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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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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WiC: Soviet Assault On The Senses

Couldn't find any screenshots, so I took a grab from another trailer BECAUSE I AM INCREDIBLY CLEVER

You know what’s funny? Being IP-blocked from accessing your own website.
You know what’s not funny? Being IP-blocked from accessing your own website. Also, Garfield.

Anyway, I return from 24 hours of infuriating blacklisting to find Kieron’s done a splendid job of managing the place while Jim and I have been offline and Walker’s been away snuggling with Gabe Newell, so why bother posting? Oh, alright. Here’s an enjoyably epic new video for Soviet Assault, the upcoming World in Conflict expansion. I’ve not played WiC for a while, but this has convinced me to dig it out again. Shamelessly ripping off Gillen’s video-autopsy shtick, I’ve stuck some blow-by-blow commentary beneath the cut. Yes, Saturday is RPS is Hungover So Fobs You Off With Trailers day.
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World In Conflict: Call For Cartographers

I don't recognise this Ordinance Survey markings at all.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun officially loves World In Conflict. Announced today is Sierra’s WiC map-building compo, and a chance to see your map in an official release.

The competition asks players to create their own multiplayer maps for WiC using the map making tool, then to submit them to the competition, with a chance to win $1000, an Nvidia 8800GT, and your map in their game.

It would be extremely excellent to see your home-made map go on sale to the world – there’s no denying it. But the press release’s claims that the prize’s effect are perhaps a little bold. They will:

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