Why There Are No Respawns In The Next Rainbow Six

It's always fun to see how trends wax and wane in video games. Almost every shooter that's come out in the past decade, for instance, has had to acknowledge the meteoric rise of Call of Duty and the fast-paced, twitchy sort of competitive gameplay it's popularized. Now, that influence seems to be slowly fading. » 10/14/14 3:45pm 10/14/14 3:45pm

Tom Clancy's Splintered Legacy: Great Video Games, Troubling Worldview

If you'd asked me in 1998 to look fifteen years in the future and guess who the the most enduring names in video games would be, I might've listed the usual suspects: Sid Meier, Tim Schafer, Will Wright, Shigeru Miyamoto and maybe a few others. I probably wouldn't have included Tom Clancy. » 10/04/13 1:00pm 10/04/13 1:00pm

Tactics, Teamwork and Tough Choices in Rainbow 6: Patriots

How far would you go to save a life? To save lives? Would you sacrifice an innocent civilian to save a hundred more? Ubisoft's recently unveiled tactical shooter Rainbow 6: Patriots aims to tackle those tough (or at least, dramatic) questions. Last week, I headed down to Ubisoft's headquarters in San Francisco to get… » 11/28/11 12:00pm 11/28/11 12:00pm

Terrifically Tactical Frozen Synapse Gets Demo, Half-Price Weekend on…

I'm only just now getting around to Frozen Synapse, which was released back in May and about which a bunch of people I know have had only nice things to say. So far, it's like some glorious combination of X-Com and Tron with maybe a touch of Rainbow Six and Ubisoft's fantastic 3DS game Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. (Which… » 8/12/11 6:40pm 8/12/11 6:40pm

Ubisoft Looking To Combine Tom Clancy Franchises Into A "Megagame"

This is real pie-in-the-sky stuff, so remain seated while reading, but here goes: Ubisoft are looking into turning their five Tom Clancy series - Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Endwar and Hawx - into a "megagame". How's that going to work? Here's how. They'll do it in baby steps. For example, in the next… » 10/16/08 11:20pm 10/16/08 11:20pm

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Fan Pack: New Maps, Gameplay, 100% Free

Hi there! Um, so, Rainbow Six Vegas 2's nice. I mean, you know, like Diablo III's totally hot and all but Rainbow Six's Fan Pack has a super-great personality and is really kinda into you and maybe you could compliment it on its new maps? Cause like everyone here's hitting on Diablo III and she's not the only girl at… » 6/28/08 11:00am 6/28/08 11:00am