Rainbow 6 Patriots - Interview with Creative Director David Sears

Ubisoft's Creative Director David Sears gives us some insight into the raw awesomeness that is Rainbow Six: Patriots.




 

The Art of The NOOB

By Nikida Wright

Don't you just hate noobs?! You can always tell who is a noob in a game it's like they have a code of conduct to follow “The Art of the Noob”. I swear to the gaming gods they are always messing up things for us awesome, talented, well-seasoned professionals like us. I mean I'm not calling myself awesome... well I am, if you don't reach AWESOME status stay far! Especially in COD they have one kill but have been killed like 42 times! When my team loses It’s not because the opposing team was better it’s because I have three noobs who don’t know the art of the kill. They don’t even know that the radar at the bottom of the screen will lead you to the enemy! It’s absolutely terrible. It's a hot war out here ladies and gentlemen only the strong survive and if you're a noob just plan your funeral from now because you're not making the cut my friends.

Sincerely,
Well-Seasoned Player
 

Lebron James Playing Call Of Duty !

WHAAAAAT ?!


 

Brick-Force


Brick-Force is a free-to-play 3D sandbox shooter. Brick-Force allows players to create worlds and maps that they've always dreamed of, brick by brick (similar to Minecraft). They can also share these virtual playgrounds with the community and use them as the backdrop for fast paced shooter hunts against fellow players or computerized opponents. The humorous game will be playable directly in the browser thanks to the Unity 3D engine, making it possible to play Brick-Force on Mac. Look at those faces... Stone.Cold.KILLER. 




 

Offensive Combat


Offensive Combat is a free to play 3D browser-based first person shooter by U4iA Games. Offensive Combat aims to be just that, offensive. With a variety of teabag maneuvers, crude internet jokes, silly kill streak prompts and humorous melee weapons, Offensive Combat aims to appeal to players who enjoy internet humor so if you don't tough luck. Players can customize their characters with crazy outfits. Change your appearance to that of a panda dressed in a banana suit and fight others with a large variety of hi-tech weapons. Battle other players in four different game modes: Free for all, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Capture Point. Who doesn't want to be a panda?? c'mon! 
 

BeGone!


BeGone is an online multiplayer first person shooter with a modern and realistic theme. Each team tries to eliminate the opposing team before time runs out. Advanced graphic shaders, dynamic character locomotion and optimized networking code create an intense gameplay experience that is quickly accessible from a browser with no signup required! Try it out it is pretty awesome.
 

Wii U Gets Exclusive Content for Deus Ex Human Revolution

Square Enix's Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a sleeper hit in 2011 that many video game critics praised. The game offered many unique things that FPS games this gen haven't offered. This is a really good game for the Wii U to add to strengthen their catalogue for quality FPS games. This game offers a unique experience by adding RPG elements to FPS, and the game is very challenging, but worth it.



The Wii U version that is dubbed Dues Ex: Human Revolution The Ultimate Edition. The Wii U gets exclusive content that is not available to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC gamers. The Wii U version of the game gets improved boss battles, and 8 hours developer commentary. Developer commentary hasn't really been a feature that has been featured in many video games, so I am excited to try it out. There is also a feature to add images and audio into the Miiverse for friends to find. That is a neat feature because it gets you and your friends more involved in the game, and be more indulged in the universe.

Release Date is still to be announced, but we will probably get more details in the coming months or near E3 time.



 

GoldenEye 007


GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and based on the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. It was exclusively released for the Nintendo 64 video game console on 25 August 1997. The game features a single-player campaign in which players assume the role of British Secret Intelligence Service agent James Bond as he fights to prevent a criminal syndicate from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown. The game also includes a split-screen multiplayer mode which two, three or four players can compete in different types of deathmatch games.
 

Rainbow Six :Patriots Official Gameplay


Official HD Gameplay Video


 

Ubisoft: Rainbow 6: Patriot's still in development, could be a next-gen title



Little has been said about the upcoming Rainbow 6: Patriots anti-terrorism shooter since word came that three of the top developers had left the team in March, but Ubisoft's CEO tells polygon that the game is still in development and could be headed for a next-gen release.

"The only thing I can say is that we have a good team working on it, and it's really looking good," Ubisoft's chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot told Polygon. "So when it will come, it will surpise the industry."

When asked if the game will be a next generation title, Guillemot said he couldn't confirm that but "there's a good chance it can be."


Rainbow 6 Patriots | Debut Trailer [North America]





In the game, international counter-terrorism unit, codenamed Rainbow, is called in to New York to capture or kill a home-grown terrorist group called "True Patriot." The group is attacjing the city on behalf of the victims of economic inequality. 

Rainbow 6: Patriots remains listed as a 2013 game in development for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Thoughts?
 

Halo 4 "Forge Island" Map is available now for Free

 Map was originally slated to be released April 11, 2013, but 343 Industries has pushed the release date of the map to March 29, 2013. You can download the map now on Xbox live, and through Halo Waypoint
Map might look band, but creativity for this map is endless
Forge Island is a great map for players that like to fool around forge mode. This map is an ideal map for players that like to create stuff on Forge. Users in past Halo have created some amazing maps in forge mode, so me personally can't wait to see user driven content being pumped out of this map


 

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 adding microtransaction to PS3 and PC

Microtransactions isn't a new thing for Black Ops because it has been previously released on the Xbox 360 beforehand. Black Ops 2 players were able to purcahse in game perks like extra slots to create more classes, and more space to upload images and videos to their channels. The price for adding these perks to your game were 160 Microsoft points ($2 US Dollars)
Micro time

These types of microtransactions are about to be released on the PS3 and PC versions of Black Ops 2. This will all be released for the PS3 and the PC version of Black Ops 2 on April 12, 2013. Also gamers on these platforms will be able to download Nuketown 2025 for free on April 12.

I know many gamers do not like the thought of microtransactions being involved in their games. In this case I don't mind because it doesn't provide players with unfair competitive advantage. Games that have these transactions that creates a pay to win incentive for gamers to go through microtransactions. Its great that this is only cosmetic bonuses because these are stuff I am sure Black Ops 2 gamers are willing to purchase. Many do complain that they need more class slots, and space to upload videos and images to their channel. In the future I hope Activision doesn't push gamers to go through microtransactions to obtain more class slots   when the game launches. I hope they continue to go with this route that allows gamers to obtain these class slots through their prestige system. Rather than having players pay for class slots, and give players the options to obtain classes if they want to pay for it
 

Battlefield 4 Official 17 minute gameplay video thoughts

By: Brenden Mitchell

Finally the gameplay has been revealed for Battlefield 4, and its looking to be running on the Frostbite 3.0 engine. So far this game looks like to be the best FPS game this gen, and looks to be a contender for game of the year of 2013.

In this video we can clearly see that the campaign is going to have a production value that rivals a AAA Hollywood action flick. Call of Duty has been no far its high octane campaign, but Battlefield 4 looks like it can surpass it. It feels like you are right in the moment when you hear civilians scream when the bad guys are running a muck on the city. The guns used in the video have such good sound quality, and they look great. Another thing that is good to note is that your ally AI in this game look to be pretty smart. Its great to see AI taking down the enemy rather than them being useless. Voice overs done in this game seemed to have improved to what it was in Battlefield 3. Its great seeing squadmates conversing with each other, it just adds to the realism of the game.

Graphics look much improved and the Frostbite 3.0 engine add such great physics to the game. Its crazy seeing rocks crumble, the explosion effects, recoil, and enemies getting hit. You can see so much detail in the game like great smoke effects, dust being blown from a helicopter, and so many little details going on at the screen at the same time. The lighting in the game looks amazing, and it looks just beautiful when action is happening indoor

What I really want to know how is this game going to look on the PS3 and Xbox 360, plus how great it will look on the PS4 and next gen Xbox. Its not looking good for Nintendo fans because this game will most likely not be released on the Wii U. This game is most likely coming out in the Fall 2013. As Bart Scott will say "CAN'T WAIT" because this is my most anticipated game I want to play of the year

- Check out my thoughts on the first Battlefield 4 reveal trailer here
Click here to see analysis on first Battlefield 4 reveal trailer
 

Battlefield 3 "Endgame" DLC launches today

Battlefield 3: End Game delivers some of the most high-speed warfare to date across four vast maps. Race through enemy lines using the new dirt bike, bringing speed and agility to the Battlefield, or fight back aerial assaults with new lightweight AA vehicles. Coordinate lightning fast attacks and defenses in the return of the classic Capture The Flag game mode. In the skies, the new dropship introduces the ability to turn the tide with rapid deployment air drops of troop transports

Source Major Nelson

This map pack looks really great, and it looks like its bringing back Battlefield back to its roots. I really like how they are bringing back capture the flag game type because I feel that game type brings in very competitive matches to FPS games. The maps looks like they can create a lot of havoc and destruction  which Battlefield fans crave. This is a great map pack to end the good maps Dice has pumped out of this game. Right now all eyes are on Battlefield 4, so it was great for Dice to release this map pack for Battlefield 3 fans. 

Map pack cost 1200 Microsoft points, $15 on PSN and PC
Map looks great, that is a great picture to paint in gamers' mind
 

Battlefield 4 Reveal trailer

The official reveal trailer for battlefield 4 has been released. We can already see this game is going to have high octane action. Its amazing the graphics that are being displayed in this game. It looks like some PC gamers might have to upgrade their rigs to experience this game at its finest. The terrain and physics look much improved than Battlefield 3's physics and terrain. One last thing there is so much action going on in the screen right now, this trailer is for sure being showcased on the PC.
Screenshot of Battlefield 4 that were leaked earlier 
The song being played in this trailer is Jay Z ft Rihanna and Kanye West- Run This Town . This trialer shows that Dice wants to go for the crown for the top FPS game of the year. This game is slated to come out in the fall it will be available on the Xbox 360, PS3, and the PC. This game might be ported over to the PS4 and next gen Xbox console. Hopefully this game can come out for the Wii U because they need more AAA FPS games on their console



 

Battlefield 4 Screenshots have leaked

The official Battlefield website have leaked screenshots to Battlefield 4 by accident. There is suppose to be a reveal event this week, that will show off the trailer to the highly anticipated blockbuster FPS game. It is rumored to be using the frostbite 3.0 engine. Which will showcase amazing graphics and physics in the game. This game is most likely coming out in the fall 2013.

Here are the screenshots that have leaked below






Stay tuned to our blog, and we will update you with the reveal trailer
 

Call of Duty Black Ops: MLG Dallas Grand Final- Fairko vs Unite

Last week there was a very competitive call of duty black ops event hosed by MLG (Major League Gaming). Many teams came to this event, but the two teams in the final scrapped their way to the grandest stage of them all in Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

The match up is between Fairko vs Unite. These two teams are very popular in the Call of Duty pro circuit, so it was only fitting these two teams faced each other in the finals

Below is a video link of my favorite round in this match up. I believe round 5 was the funnest round to watch between these two teams


Also here is the final round in that battle
Winner of the event: Fairko Impact they showed the pro gaming community that they are the must beat team in Call of Duty Black Ops 2. This team's teamwork is just uncanny, and they are very skilled. It looks like they will be owning the MLG circuit for months to come. Being on the top means that many teams will be gunning for them, so they will have to make sure they are on their "A" game.
 Fariko Impact Owned MLG Dallas this weekend proving they are an elite team in Call of Duty
 

Killzone Gameplay !


video 

This is the gameplay of Killzone. Watch me explode some Helghast !

 

Are the Halo 4 Map Packs worth it?

Halo series has been known for its mulitplayer, and very well known for iconic maps in their games. Many Halo fans have been complaining about the map structures in their last 2 installments because they can't match up to the quality of Halo 2 and 3 maps.

With the launch of Halo 4 many feel that maps haven't lived up to the expectations of the Halo series. I feel that the maps are good and not great. The large maps in the game are great, but the quality drops when you play on medium to small size maps

Halo 4 Map "Wreckage" landscape looks elegant
343 Industries started their "War Games Pass", which means users that pay for a pass get access to these maps when they launch. It is bundled cheaper to get these maps rather than buying for each map pack individually.So far they have released the Crimson Map Pack
I feel that this map pack is not worth the admission because the maps don't really solve the problem of quality small and medium combat maps. It is not worth 800 Microsoft points, but I will still grab the map packs when they go on sale

343 Industries just released the "Majestic" map pack. This map pack is a much more improved map pack compared to the Crimson map pack. The maps are well designed and they create for great multiplayer moments

Monolith has that crystal blue persuasion because I am hooked on this map
The majestic map pack is beautiful it is worth the 800 Microsoft points, but I still advise you to buy the Halo 4 War games pass. Reason why is you will get all the Halo map packs at a bundled price, and that can help users save money

There are other planned map packs coming out for Halo 4 so it will be smart to buy the War games pass. Just to have access on all of those maps, and increase your chances of playing these maps through matchmaking.

Here is a brief look at the Halo 4 "Castle" map pack that comes out on April 8, 2013


Right now some classic Halo maps have appeared in this game. Classic maps like Lockout has appeared through matchmaking by users recreating the map for users to play. They have also released griftabll maps in the game. At the moment Halo 4 mulitplayer has improved, and its a game many Halo fans to get back into. I feel that 343 has improved the mistakes they had at launch of the game

 
Modern Warfare
aka GREATNESS

 

The Call is MY Duty



Ahh Modern Warfare 3… It’s not a game for the weak ladies and gentlemen. It’s full of blood and guts! Haha I lied there’s no guts but there is blood… blood splats. Do you know how it feels to try and run up on someone of the opposing team to shank them and you get shot in the head!? Not nice my friend… not nice at all OR to be kill by grenade from some chump that is two stories high in a beat up building? But nothing and I mean NOTHING is worse than those immensely annoying twelve year old kids talking trash because they got one kill oh how they burn my soul.
 

Space Warfare; Killzone


While some games tend to concentrate on historical event to base their games on such as the previous Call of Duty franchise, ultimately you run out of wars to interpret.
Killzone has none of that. The imagination of the crew have permitted them to come up with a whole new realm; a futuristic world with extraterrestrial beings.
Killzone has become a First Person Shooter that would come up on any gamer’s list of the best games. It often was depicted as being better than the other games because of the realism of the gameplay. From the way the personas run to holding their weapons for aiming; the developers have thought of everything. 
Based in an era of Space colonization, the Helghast versus the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance features epic battles that I have had the opportunity to play. Tune in for a gameplay review.


 

"Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" Championships



CALL OF DUTY eSports
Call of Duty Championships
APRIL 5 - 7, 2013


Well, it seems that despite all the nagging from your parents, all those long hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 you've been playing might just pay off as Activison has announced the Call of Duty Championships. This spectacular global event is set to take place April 5-7 in Hollywood and the tournament will pit 32 teams of the best in the world to compete for a $1 million top prize.


The "Call of Duty" championships will be sponsored by Xbox to discover the best Xbox players of "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" in the world. Teams from around the globe will compete for a huge winning purse and the bragging rights to call themselves the best. Teams will be drawn from several areas, including Xbox Live, Major League Gaming and the Electronic Sports League. Those interested in taking part and competing for a spot on Xbox Live can do so by registering for Call of Duty Elite


 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Review

The Counter-Strike series has been around for over 10 years. It has been mostly known as a PC game, but previous Counter-Strike games have been on consoles before like the X-Box. Valve with their latest entry of Counter-Strike is available on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The formula for this game is perfection so it never really changes like fine wine counter-strike series gets better as it ages. Lets just say this fine wine has a great visual and it taste great

Counter-Strike has always been a very addictive game, and CS:GO follows its predecessors in that aspect. The Counter-Strike games are always known for its steep learning curve, and it takes alot of practice to be good in this game. This game is an online multiplayer game that is very competitive compared to other shooters. CS:GO offers a couple of game types and modes that can ease Gamers into the game. The modes that are friendly for newcommers and people that want to polish their skills and get familiar with guns are; Arms race, and the newly added team deathmatch. The game mode "Arms Race" is a lot like the game type called "Gun Game". In this deathmatch mode all players start with the same gun, but once you score a kill player gets a new gun to try out. Then rinse and repeat this mode is really good for getting players to get familirized with the guns, the feel of them, and how to use them properly. Then team deathmatch is like your standard team deathmatch mode in other FPS games
Arms Race great mode to tryout new guns
This game also offers the game mode demolition. In this mode players are separated into two teams, and they have to either protect the bomb site or they have to plant the C4 at the bomb site. This game mode right here is the heart of Counter Strike, and that's no different than CS:GO. This game mode influenced many other FPS games to have a demolition game type in their game. In this mode every player has 1 live per round, and you either win by eliminating the entire time, defusing the bomb, or by planting the bomb at bomb site.
Demolition game mode is the heart of the Counter-Strike series
First time in the series Counter-Strike series they will be offering matchmaking and a ranking system with leaderboards. Players get ranked when they play in classic competitive mode. For players to get ranked in this mode they have to win 5 matches, and after 5 matches based on your performance you will get your ranking. In this mode you either play defuse or rescue, in the defuse game type its demolition  Then in rescue mode counter terrorist have to free the hostages the terrorist team are holding captive. In competitive mode players will be engaged in teams of 5 and players that leave their game will be punished in their rankings. It is very wise for players to play in classic casual because in this mode it helps the player get their feet wet and used to the game. In competitive mode players will be facing stiffer competition compared to casual

Many classic maps in other Counter-Strike games are back in this game and they are revamped with HD visuals. The classic maps that are back in this game are Aztec (defuse), Dust (defuse), Dust 2 (defuse), Inferno (defuse), Train (defuse), Italy (Rescue), and Office (rescue). Valve also created 8 new maps for this game, and every map is enjoyable. The maps that I feel the community love the most is Dust and Dust 2. These two maps are classic maps, that are probably the most played maps in any multiplayer game ever created. Such a classic map that must be played daily, this map is the definition that simplicity can easily translate to many mediums.  
I never seen the map CS_Office look this good

This game is very similar on Xbox 360 and PS3 only difference is it doesn't have a community like their PC big brother. For the console version of this game I give the edge to the PS3 because you can hook up a mouse and keyboard to play it. That is very crucial in Counter-Strike because this game prides itself on precision  Using a controller for this game doesn't provide players with the precision they need to be successful in this game, I feel that it hinders the player's experience in the game. Xbox 360 doesn't allow users to hook up a mouse and keyboard so I advise console gamers to get this game on the PS3 if they have a choice. Also another important thing about CS:GO on the Xbox 360 the game blocks party chat because they want to maintain the integrity of the game. Also by blocking party chat this game forces other players on the Xbox 360 to communicate with each other, which is very important in this skilled based shooter.

Conclusion 

Counter-Strike go is the most accessible Counter-Strike game for players to play. I feel that they made the game more user friendly, which translated to a well polish game that can be played by the pros and newcomers to the series. With revamped HD visual this is easily the best looking Counter-Strike game. Even though the graphics for this game doesn't compare to other FPS multiplayer game I still think the game looks good, but not amazing. I do feel that its refreshing to see a good looking Counter-Strike game. Lastly, if the Counter-Strike formula isn't broken don't fix it. This game shows that this barebones shooter that doesn't have many bells and whistles still offers one of the best multiplayer experiences in video games in general

Overall Score

9.0/10
 

The Evolution Of The First Person Shooter (FPS)


First person shooter has come a very long way.  It was very popular in the 90s with games on various consoles and PC. Early 90s FPS games started off with simple controls like Wolfstein and Doom. In these games the user couldn’t fully move their aimer in a 360 direction. The movement of the crosshair would only move left and right. Gamers in this time never experienced games of this nature, so they were huge hits. 
Then later on in the 90s games such as Medal of Honor and Goldeneye were huge hits because these games revolutionized the genre. These games were the first games that had multiplayer split screen supports for a console.  The results of Goldeneye were great and had huge sales. Many gamers remember this game as the game that revolutionized console FPS games. 
Then in the in the early 2000s Xbox had a major hit in Halo: Combat Evolved this game changed everything because gamers never felt a game this addicting since golden eye, and it had one of the most memorable campaigns in video game history. This game showed that FPS games and video games in general can have a theatrical feel something that you can experience in a movie theatre. Then many years later Xbox launched Halo 2 which was one of the first games to effectively implement online matchmaking and one of the most memorable online multiplayer experience on a console ever. 
After the success of games like Halo and Halo 2 it ushered in a huge craze in console gaming. The results from the success of Halo made games like the Call Of Duty, Killzone, Battlefield, and many other FPS games have huge success when they were released. Online component of FPS games are here to stay, and many feel that every FPS game has to have online features in order for it have huge amount of sales.
 

INTRO

First Person Shooter Domination

This blog is to review tactics in first person shooter games. 
Our team will provide insights, discussions, advice, and revisions on the most popular games on Playstation 3 (Sony PS3) and Xbox 360 (Microsoft). 

Welcome to the Domination Zone