Ubisoft games are known to reference other Ubisoft games, connections I’ve enjoyed spotting and posting about on this site. I recently thought I spotted a great Splinter Cell reference in Far Cry 5. I was excited but unsure. Turns out I was wrong, but I’ve been marveling for the past week about how easy it is to…
The Splinter Cell: Part 2 is the sequel to a 2014 fan film that was very good. This one is also, whaddya know, very good.
Last night I decided to purchase a custom Splinter Cell outfit for Ghost Recon: Wildlands. I mostly bought it because of the cool night vision goggles.
The Pirate Bay is about to turn 13, and in honour of the site becoming a teenager, folks like Torrentfreak are checking out the oldest content that has been continuously available since its launch back in 2003.
As part of Ubisoft’s 30th anniversary, the company is offering the original Splinter Cell for free via Uplay. This promotion kicked off last month with Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and runs through December.
The Splinter Cell is a live-action short film, running at around nine minutes, and it's been made entirely by fans. I emphasise that last bit because at times it's tough remembering that, since this looks like it could have been a pilot for an actual TV series.
You round a corner. You think you're in the clear but—oh no!—an enemy is standing guard. How will you ever bring him down without alerting other guards? Aha, your pistol has a silencer. One mouse squeak gun shot later and you're free. Except that's not how silencers work at all.
Fun fact: actor Michael Ironside, who voiced Tom Clancy stealth juggernaut Splinter Cell's main character, super spy murder dad Sam Fisher, nearly quit before the series even got off the ground.
A dark, moody film about the early days of Sam Fisher sounds like the kind of thing Hollywood would want to dabble in. They've been beaten to the punch, though, by this impressive-looking fan project.
Looks like the Splinter Cell movie might actually be getting made. The Hollywood Reporter says that Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) will be directing, with shooting to start in August and a release planned for 2015.
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.
Best-selling author Tom Clancy, best known in the video game world for his work on big franchises like Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, has passed away.
I was reminded of how powerful big-budget video games can be—yet how frustratingly tame they often remain—while I was playing the new Splinter Cell. This game goes somewhere I didn't expect. Spoilers ahead.
Sam Fisher is on the phone with his daughter. He's talking about his feelings. He's telling her he worries about her. "See," the game says, "This is not just another technobabble Tom Clancy military gunfest. This game has heart." Sam hangs up the phone, ready to go to… to somewhere in the Middle East and fight… some…
Say you've been looking forward to playing Splinter Cell: Blacklist on PC. And yet, due to an easily fixed but annoying bug, you can't get the game to start. Man!
With the release of Splinter Cell: Blacklist today (in at least some parts of the world) I thought it time we look into the horrible fact that Michael Ironside, the man who would not free Willy, is no longer the voice of Sam Fisher.
Since she stepped away from producing Assassin's Creed games at Ubisoft Montreal, Jade Raymond has had a lower profile in the gaming scene. This week, Raymond is back, having overseen development of the new Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the first major game from her new Ubisoft Toronto studio. She's got four answers for…
I went on the always-delightful Idle Thumbs Podcast yesterday, where we talked about Splinter Cell, Dishonored, stealth games, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Spelunky, and more. We also discussed a hypothetical children's book called "Find Fisher!" and all-star listener Sleepyhead went ahead and made this amazing book…
While none can doubt Ubisoft's commitment to publishing on the Wii U, that console's version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist will lack a feature the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions all have: offline cooperative multiplayer.