That is the best way to sum it up, Microsoft came out showing that not ONLY was the checkbook finally open but that they weren’t shy on spending dough. Microsoft showed 50 games, 18 world premieres and a bunch of exclusive. Whether it be console launch or exclusive period, Microsoft has heard the fans and showed you GAMES, GAMES, told you about the services, Dropped New Studios(including a surprise studio), discussed new services, and gave Gamepass a kick. Once again I watched the Microsoft briefing on Mixer THOUGH it did not start out without some drama, as my Xbox refused to log me in to My mixer account, odd, annoying, but I got through it. The INTERESTING thing about the Microsoft briefing was they started out with their pants on fire.
Yes I said it, I heard all over the interwebs that there was ONE DEFINITE that Microsoft was not going to do. Now, IF what they are saying is we weren’t debuting it with THAT title okay, fine it’s a white lie, it was misleading not a lie. But I know what I saw to start the show and it was like HOOOOOLY SHIT. Oh and Microsoft trolled us all a few times, there was definitely “Sugar Added” to the E3 stage a few times. This was not a pure popcorn E3(IE nothing but action, something you can just sit and enjoy) but it did bring popcorn moments. Okay enough stalling (more…)
So there is a new Ghost Recon coming out(hey they blew the dust off Rainbow Six so why not) it is set in Bolivia going after a drug lord. Excuse me, I am acting like you know this game: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. In the middle of last generations console wars(Ps3, Xbox 360, and yeah it was just them lol) a bunch of Tom Clancy games were release by Ubisoft among them were:
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
- Tom Clancy’s Endwar
- Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
Most of these games were set in “the modern era” I have that in quotes because it mostly meant cold war to present(which at that time would have been the mid 2000’s) and took you through a lot of detailed and varied environments. The Rainbow Six series took place in mostly urban/populated environments while Ghost Recon tended to be battlefield/wide open areas where cover was usually vegetation and team based strategy was at a premium. The games in bold were my favorites, and some might wonder how is that different from Battlefield(wide open spaces) and Call of Duty(urban/populated environs with lots of team based strategy). That is simple, prior to the success of the Rainbow 6 series Call of Duty tended to be set in word war II or at least have World War II style weapons and action and Battlefield as well. Now there is nothing wrong with historical fighting games, but Tom Clancy games made use of modern technology and modern weapons. (more…)