Houston We Have a Winner
GR2 Demo in Cary, North Carolina
It's going to be held on November 13 in Cary, NC. You will even get a chance to meet Serellan as well as a few of the other members of the dev team for GR2! (and possibly me.)
Get more details in the forums here.
"Gary Stelmack: The lobby in Ghost Recon 2 has been streamlined. We have moved equipment selection into the action phase of the game, so players donít have to spend as long in the lobby. In fact, we have given the server the ability to skip the lobby altogether in between matches, to help keep the action going."
Read the full interview here.
"Looks awesome Ghost Recon has some of the best military character models i've seen", "Wow lovely work!", "excellent use of polys, you guys definitely look like you went above and beyond", "This is awesome stuff. The characters have really come a long way since the first Ghost Recon (and those were really good). The character, the weapon, everything. Makes me wish I was still at Red Storm!"' "Absolutely fabulous."
There's loads more, check it out yourself!
You can view the full updated and latest render of the Ghost Recon 2 team by clicking this thumbnail image, and follow fan feedback in our forums here.
GR2 Site online!
In the Character section you get to take a close look at animated models of the Ghost characters. Nine of the twelve are animated right now, and of course they look great! Downloads include some cool concept art, and some neat wallpapers.
There are also 36 weapon models to check out, and also details of every single mission in the campaign - for both XBox and PS2 versions. No information at all about PC missions though. In fact that's the only disappointing thing about the new site - it doesn't mention the PC version at all, even though it talks about the other platforms.
It is a pretty neat subsite though, worth a look to see the animated models and to get a head start on mission planning!
Post your feedback and thoughts in our forums here.
IGN GR2 multiplayer
"Ghost Recon 2 is a deep, beautiful game worthy of the original and, without a doubt, a damn fine online title"
"interesting and engaging"
"One of the most surprising things ... is how damn good it looks. The intricate details of the texture work and the style of the texturing are both truly excellent. But that's all enhanced by a ton of special effects."
Read IGN's two page report here, and also check out four brand new movies available for streaming or download. The movies are not great though, so unless you are on broadband, stick to these new images.Check fans trying to contain their excitement here.
GR2 Hands On
The release date for the PC version is still showing as Q1 2005, so no confirmation if the May 2005 date being suggested by some online stores is guesswork or inside knowledge.
Alpha Mod Out
"This very nice. The amount of quality new gear is tremendous, and I personally like what you've done with it. I like the new MP game types" SpotH3D
"this is an excellent mod. the quality of the mission/maps is amazing. and there's so many missions! Great work guys. This is one of the best." JTF-2
Official GR2 Team!
Click the above thumbnail and you can see detailed models of each member of the team, plus each member identifed by name. Forum discussion continues here!
WOI + FB
"This mod sets up German Heer, UK Infantry, US Infantry, US Ranger, and USSR Infantry for snow maps. Other sets have one or more uniforms with at least some winter (snow) camouflage. The Frostbite campaign is set up for the US Ranger set against the German Heer set."
All you need to do is install the mod as normal, activate it, and then select from the 13 animation missions lettered a through to m. When the mission loads you'll see a long line of Ghosts, each one performing an animation at 5 second intervals. Modders can select from the animations by activating "names" and the number for the animation will appear above each characters head, load IGOR, load the relevant mission and look at actor for that number to see what the animation filename is.
Of course it's just fun to watch them all go through their paces! Download this clever pack here.
GR Swan Song
The XM29 is described as "a unique, full-solution target acquisition/fire control system combined with precision 20mm air bursting fragmenation". Read Stalker's full XM29 report here.
The Nostromo N52 is a game controller with some neat features, such as macro abilities, and shift states, amongst other details that make it a superior choice over a standard keyboard for gaming.
"Another advantage of bone conduction as a speaker replacement is that since it does not use your outer ear, the conductor can be placed on the cheekbone near the ear, leaving the wearer's ears able to hear normal, ambient sound with no interference from the headset."
Read Dannik's full report on Bone Conducting Helmet systems here.
GR2 IGN Update
See what you can do with this plugin, with Swartsz's 26 step guide here.
GR.net Forum Member : Michael Aberdeen
GR.net Supporter : Cobblers!
Congratulations guys, please mail me to collect your prize! Thanks to Fraps.com for a great product and for sponsoring this event!
"Tactical Gamer proudly presents our 2nd Annual Ghost Recon Badger Hunt!
A two-on-one, hunt and hide, heart-pumping, mind racing, hands-shaking, cold sweat, nonstop fight to the death to win Ghost Recon 2, Far Cry, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, a Nostromo Speedpad n52, a Complete PVR Upgrade Kit and more!
Two-man teams will have twenty minutes on two maps to pathetically attempt to locate and terminate the Badger. If they are lucky, they will come out without an extra hole in their head.
Visit the Tactical Gamer Badger Hunt Forum for details- Because hunting is so much more fun when the prey is stalking YOU."
GR2 in the Press
"GR2 ramps it up with graphics that rival the gorgeous Rainbow Six 3, as well as a snazzy new over the shoulder view of the action."
XBoxGamer magazine had this to say...
"The next big thing : just as hard, just as realistic and every bit as team orientated, only now it's more spectacular to look at....Ghost Recon 2 looks superb...better by miles and miles"
"In Lone Wolf mode, Captain Scott Mitchell is wearing an advanced prototype of the Objective Force Warrior gear set, which our character artists have done an awesome job of designing and modeling. That, and a massive amount of firepower and tech gear."
Read the full interview at GR.com.