A nice variety of new games and add-on content dropped yesterday. But what about the tried and true military shooter fans? No worries, there's something for you, too. Ghost Recon Future Soldier's "Khyber Strike" DLC hit the Xbox 360 yesterday, and should be live on the PlayStation 3 today. This is the third piece of DLC for the third-person gadget shooter. While not as co-op friendly as "Raven Strike," it includes a little something for everyone.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier is about to get a bigger campaign. The high tech military shooter will recieve three new campaign missions in the recently announced "Raven Strike" DLC. Like the core game, these new missions will support four player online co-op. There will also be a new Guerilla mode map included. This survival mode supports two player local co-op as well as four player online co-op.
After a short delay, Ghost Recon Future Soldier is getting some DLC love. The Arctic Strike DLC is available through the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Store. The content offers new multiplayer maps, a new versus mode, six shiny weapons, 10 additional levels of progression, and a new map for the game's cooperative Guerilla mode. You can check it out in this video while being aurally assaulted.
The launch of Ghost Recon Future Soldier has not been the smoothest of rides, whilst console gamers had a pick up and play experience; PC players had a glitchier encounter. In a bid to avoid any more bad press, Ubisoft have done a wise thing and delayed the 3rd July bound Arctic Strike DLC to polish the content i.e. make sure it works.
Latest in "News Which Shocks No One," yesterday's release of the PC version of Ghost Recon Future Soldier has not gone over well for Ubisoft. The version is currently suffering from a crippling amount of bugs. What kind of bugs, you ask? Well, my friend, they range from the somewhat understandable framerate issues and resolution errors to the facepalm-worthy Xbox 360 buttons being prompted in the interface to the absolutely appalling non-recognition of mouse and WASD controls. Wait, what?
Ghost Recon Future Soldier is a week away, and we've got the launch trailer to prove it. Check out Mr. Tight T-Shirt as he informs the men about a "Rogue Spear" over London. That's all the Ghost Recon crew needs to hear to spring into action! We've got soldiers sneaking, sniping, shooting, and 'sploding bad guys. Plenty of fancy gadgets make an appearance, as well. The military/tactical/action squad shooter fans should be drooling over this one.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier is right around the corner, but you need a Ghost Recon refresher. We're inviting you to a Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 co-op night on to make sure you're ready. The event will take place on Xbox Live, starting at 8 PM CDT on Wednesday, May 16th. Make sure you head on over to the event's thread on the forums for more details. Leave your gamertag in the thread and find other people to meet up with there. Staff members will be sending out invites, so keep an eye out for us.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is only a few weeks away, so it might be time to clear out your backlog of Ghost Recon and other Tom Clancy games. At least, that's what Microsoft thinks, hence the Tom Clancy DLC sale on Xbox Live. Downloadable content for both GRAWs, Splinter Cell Conviction (my favorite Clancy game), and even the high-flying HAWX games are all on sale for half off for Xbox Live Gold members until Tuesday.
With Ghost Recon Future Soldier only weeks away (22nd May date fans), Ubisoft are doing their utmost to make you prepared for the game. Only the other day a new trailer arrived that followed a prisoner's point of view after being captured by the Ghosts. An even newer trailer flips this idea on its head and concentrates on the life of a soldier. In a documentary style, the unnamed combatant informs us exactly what it’s like to fight battles in the near future. Want to know more? Check out the trailer.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series returns after a long absence this May as Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Ubisoft has taken advantage of the copious development time since GRAW 2 by adding lots of fresh ideas such as the new Gunsmith feature. They've even created a humorous trailer just for Gunsmith, which at turns had me either smiling or cringing, but did nothing to lessen my excitement for the game.
A few days ago we brought you new details for Ghost Recon Future Soldier's Guerilla mode. This is more than your standard "survival mode." Guerrilla tasks players with securing and holding different locations while fighting through 50 waves of enemies. Players will have to work together to have any hope of seeing that final wave.
I've recently joined PlayStation Plus, therefore I'm actually paying attention to the monthly deals. This April looks incredible. Members of Sony's premium service have all sorts of downloadable goodness heading their way. Fans of shooters will be granted early access to the Ghost Recon Future Soldier beta. Action game aficionados will get Shank 2 for FREE. Racing fans will be able to pick up Shift 2: Unleashed for the low, low price of zero dollars. There's a little something for everyone.
It seems like only yesterday that a colleague of mine asked if we should delete the Ghost Recon Future Soldier PC entry, since well, we were pretty sure it was never going to happen. I have a natural talent for deleting things (especially my own work), so I obliged him. The very instant I hit the "OBLITERATE GAME FROM DATABASE" button I got a memo from the boss man. We had just received a press release from Ubisoft. GRFS was back on for the PC, and I was saddled with painful hours of re-entering the game into the database. I don't want to name names, but it was Paul's fault. (Don't worry Paul, we have a new new guy coming on soon. Then I can start blaming him for all my typoos.)
If you're a PC gamer (and especially if you're an FPS PC gamer), then you're likely familiar with what I like to call Short-End-Of-The-Stick-Console-Portitis. Okay, so I just made that up now, but the heart of the matter is true. With a huge amount of blockbuster titles being developed on the consoles, there's many a time that the PC port versions are lackluster, or downright close to broken. Sometimes these ports are months or years later. Sometimes they just don't come to PC at all.
(Re-post! A technical glitch erased the Battlefield Report. Here it is again, in case you missed it the first time...)
Over the last three weeks or so two shooter beta programs have been launched and closed. Here are my personal impressions of the Battlefield 3 open beta (Xbox 360 version) and the Ghost Recon Online closed beta (PC).
Found 38 Articles