The Division engine showcase video
Ubisoft have released an impressive video showcasing the Next-Gen Snowdrop Engine, used in the upcoming Tom Clancy's The Division. Features highlighted in the video are more advanced lighting effects, improved textures & increased player physical interactivity with the environment.
Watch it here on YouTube.
New Division Trailer
Free PGO Beta Codes
We've three Panzer General Online codes to give away this week. PGO is Ubisoft's new war strategy game, currently in closed beta. The only way in is by invite, or to win one of the codes we will give away next Friday so you can be playing by next weekend, 16th of November 2013.
We've tried Panzer General Online and it is very slick, read our brief summary and how to win access in our Panzer General Online free draw page. Good luck!
Happy Birthday RSE
Tom Clancy Dead
Takedown: Red Sabre on Steam!
Takedown:Red Sabre just took a massive step towards release with a pre-order page on Steam now activated!
For those of you that have been under a rock for the past few months, Takedown:Red Sabre is the Kickstarter project launched by Christian "Ghost Recon" "Serellan" "Rainbow Six" Allen.
Tom Clancy's The Division Coming to PC
Ubisoft have confirmed that Massive Entertainment's new project The Division will be coming to PC.
Why is this of interest to Ghost Recon gamers? For a few reasons; firstly there are apparently more than a few in game assets that look extremely similar to visuals found in Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Secondly, Ubisoft have hinted that The Division will pay homage to other Tom Clancy titles, exactly how remians a mystery at the moment.
Lastly, Ubisoft's respected Future Soldier community manager Antoine Emund is on this project.
The final reason to watch out for The Division is that it looks pretty much awesome. Read more and watch vids in our forums here.
Thanks to 101459 for tipping us off on this development!
The Division PC Petition
This has been pretty much well advertised and well recieved by the PC community, but if you haven't already heard, Ubisoft's latest Tom Clancy title "The Division" is currently under petition to appear on the PC.
Currently only slated for next gen consoles, PC gamers are rightly grumpy that they are to be excluded from this new Clancy title, that seems to use a fair bit of Future Soldier assets in the gameplay.
The petition has already passed 100,000 signatures, so add your name to the list now and let's have this great looking title on the PC.
If you need more persuasion, The Division is coming to you from Massive Entertainment, the source of the fantastic PC title World in Conflict.
Discuss further in our forums here.
Ubisoft Accounts Compromised
Watch Dogs Details Confirmed
Out today is a new trailer, launch date and platforms confirmed, and some very nice merchandising including in special edition packs.
Watch the trailer and read all about it here.
Ubisoft + Origin
Ubisoft are expanding their digital game distribution service uPlay with the addition of an impressive selection of additional publishers and developers titles.
Games from Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and many others can now be purchased through your uPlay account. This means titles such as Arma 2: Complete Collection and Batman: Arkham City™ Game of the Year Edition can now be added to uPlay accounts.
For the next couple of weeks, anyone buying a new game priced at £16.99 or over can select a free game from the following : Driver® San Francisco Deluxe Edition, From Dust, Might & Magic® Heroes® VI Deluxe Edition, Rayman® Origins, The Settlers 7™ Gold Edition or World in Conflict®: Complete Edition.
Read the full press release here.
Takedown: Red Sabre
Ghost Recon Anthology Coming Soon
Ubisoft have put together a collection of Ghost Recon titles to be released to the public later this winter.
The exact contents of this collection have still to be confirmed, more details soon...
Ghost Recon : Left Behind
Ghost Recon Movie Planned
Merry Christmas Ghosts!
Merry Christmas to Ghost Recon fans everywhere from all the team here at GhostRecon.net, your crazy and loyal unofficial Ghost Recon resource.
The Ghost Recon Online dev team (above) have posted their own video Christmas Greetings to fans, check it out, includes out-takes.
Ghost Recon Franchise Sale
Steam have a massive sale on various publishers games, including a fantastic offer on Tom Clancy titles.
This Steam Winter sale means that you can purchase 19 Tom Clancy games at a discount of 31%. Many of these games were already at great prices anyway, so this discount makes it a no brainer if you don't have the majority of these games already. Merry Christmas PC Gamers, it's an early bonus thanks to Steam.
Time to Give
It's almost Christmas, the season of giving. With that in mind we have a charity opportunity for you to check out if you want to get into the spirit of the season of goodwill - The Humble THQ Bundle.
Humble Bundles are a way of buying Steam games but donating a portion of the purchase price to charity. This months bundle is a THQ bundle that contains 7 top rated games, including one of my personal favourites, the Company of Heroes series. You choose how much you want to pay for all seven games, and what portion goes to charity. The average purchase price so far is a ridiculious $6!
Do the right thing, double that and put half to charity, what a deal!
On the subject of Steam, have you seen the Big Picture yet? Play steam on your massive telly, from the couch - we tried it out, see here!
Ubisoft Survey Time!
Ubisoft are running two pretty good surveys right now, so here's your chance to feedback on Ubisoft's performance!
The first survey is a short forum feedback survey that only takes 2 minutes to complete. Ubisoft recently switched forum platforms and are keen to know users opinions. You can take the Ubisoft forum survey here.
The other survey is a longer 15 minute survey polling player feedback for Ghost Recon Future Solider. After an initial hiccup, we found the survey to be one of the most indepth game feedback surveys we have seen, so this is your chance to let Ubisoft know exactly what you liked and what you would like to see changed in the Ghost Recon franchise. Because the survey is quite detailed, participants will recieve free uPlay points for taking part. Watch your email box for this Future Soldier survey that is being sent directly from Ubisoft to uPlay account holders.
Armenia to Blame for PC Piracy
At Gamescon this week Ubisoft revisited the PC Piracy topic, but with a new twist. To justify the invasive DRM measures that have set the gaming community alight over the past year or two, Ubisoft are blaming the piracy rates in Armenia.
Continue reading to see why Armeia is to blame for the DRM in Ubisoft's PC games, and why we have Armenia to thank for Free to Play games such as Ghost Recon Online.
Massive Ubisoft Sale
In a massive four day event, Ubisoft are launching a huge UK PC game sale through Uplay that even rivals some of the great weekend sales at Steam.
Every day for the next 4 days one game will be available for download for £1 only. Other titles will be on offer for up to 75% off.
The £1 titles include HAWX2, From Dust, Silent Hunter 5 and Driver. Don't miss out on this huge sale, visit Ubi Uplay Store here daily.
Ground Branch Deadline
Ground Branch, the Kickstarter tactical shooter from John Sonedecker has just about reached its deadline. John worked on the original and best Rainbow Six game back in the day, and now he is working on Ground Branch with the main aim of making a quality tactical shooter for gamers.
His Kickstarter is nearing its end date so the final push is on! Head over to the Ground Branch Kickstarter page now and make your no-risk pledge now!
Ground Branch Kickstarter
Reviving the tactical shooter genre on the PC is Blackfoot Studios main aim with Ground Branch, and they lay it out in good detail on their Kickstarter page. There's a good explanation on their thought process, where they are with the project, and why you should support it today if you want to see a true tactical shooter on the PC. Check it out now, and support tactical gameplay on the PC!
Update, donate now and you could win Ghost Recon Future Soldier for the PC! Only HERE.
Ghost Recon: Final Mission
Just when you thought the current deluge of Ghost Recon titles had come to an end, Ghost Recon: Final Mission goes and peeps its head out, and then pulls it back in. GameUK posted news of the game before pulling the item from their site this week.
The rumour goes that Ghost Recon: Final Mission is a new title exclusively for the Playstation Vita. More info soon!
A Gamers Game on Facebook
You saw it here first, Ubisoft's official trailer for Ghost Recon Commander. Calling it "a Gamers Game on Facebook", Commander certainly looks like no other game I've ever seen on Facebook.
Download the 70Mb hi-res trailer here.
Ghost Recon Commander Details
Ghost Recon Commander
It was around a year ago that we got a hint at a social gaming Ghost Recon initiative called Commander.
Now, in the build up to Future Soldiers release, more information is about to be unleashed on the mad, bad and potentially sad social gaming community on Facebook, Ghost Recon Commander.
The brains behind Ghost Recon Commander is Brenda G Brathwaite of LootDrop. Brenda is a gaming and social media icon, apparantly she's been in the gaming industry longer than any other female.
"a fast-paced strategic combat experience"
Lootdrop has some real big hitters working on their games, so the signs are good, Ghost Recon Commander is going to be something special.