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GHOST RECON NEWS ARCHIVES

March 2006

GRAW PC Release date and Q/A

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 31 2006

Ubisoft have confirmed a 5th of May 2006 release date for the PC version of GhostRecon Advanced Warfighter. The Playstation 2 version was released today.

Ubisoft have also published a new Question and Answer session that can be viewed on the Ubisoft forums, or in our own forums.

GR:AW PC First Trailer!

Posted by NYR on Thursday, March 30 2006

Today Ubisoft released the first trailer for GR:AW PC!.  The video features plenty of in game footage, including a realtime fast roping sequence!  Discussion of the trailer is already taking place in our forum.  After the years of waiting for GR to come back to the PC, today's media release is very exciting!

Beat Ubi at GRAW!

Posted by Rocky on Thursday, March 30 2006

This weekend there's an Xbox Live promotional challenge where gamers can play against the development team and win prizes! All the details can be found at xbox.com.

GRAW 360 Demo!

Posted by Rocky on Wednesday, March 29 2006

Ubisoft have just announced that there will be a multiplayer demo of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter on Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow!

Boneyard - GRAW

The demo will feature adversarial game types on the Boneyard map, and is a free download.

GR.net GR:AW PC Hands On!

Posted by Rocky on Wednesday, March 29 2006

We had two GhostRecon.net staff members at the Ubisoft offices in the UK today - playing Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, on a PC!


Bo (Grin), Colin (GR.net), ZeroAlpha (GR.net), UbiRazz

Colin and ZeroAlpha spent a few hours in the company of Ubisoft and Bo from GRIN giving them the third degree about the PC version of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, and also trying it out themselves. The full report is being worked on now, and we are sure it will make great reading as the guys had a fantastic day.

Allen on War Gaming

Posted by Rocky on Saturday, March 25 2006

Ghost Recon designer Christian Allen gave a one hour lecture on Thursday at the Games Developer Conference in  San Jose, California. The talk was titled "Tomorrow’s Military Shooter: Challenges in Next-Gen Wargaming" and Gamespy have posted an interesting summary of the seminar here. Forum discussion here.

Fan Report on GR:AW PC.

Posted by Rocky on Saturday, March 25 2006

The English version of [GR]Dark's hands on with Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is online now!

"It was such a big experience to play GRAW and there is no doubt in my mind that Ubisoft and GRIN have listened to the community about the spirit in the game and the gameplay from GR1 is kept intact."

Thanks must go Ubisoft for allowing fans into their offices for an early look at the PC version. Forum discussion here.

GR.net v RSE

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 24 2006

After an extensive selection process masterminded and administered by zjj, a team of crack GR.net gamers have been selected to play against the best of the Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter dev team from Red Storm.

The GhostRecon.net GR:AW Xbox 360 team are:

W1ngsh0t - Captain
BSATNCSU - Co-captain
Payle Ryder
Maulasses
Jerri Blank
Pabes
F0NZ
Ganthur
Delta18071 (Standby)
LordGeek (Standby)

Keep up with developments for this match scheduled for late April here.

Gamebattles Xbox 360 Charity Tournament

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 24 2006

Gamebattles are running three Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter charity tournaments. There's a nice detailed breakdown of the tournament in our forums here and the official Gamebattles Tournament site can be found here.

GRAW PC Footage

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 24 2006

AGEIA have two clips of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter PC running side by side. One clip is a regular graphics card, the other is full immersion physics using the AGEIA PhysX processor, check it out here and then post your comments in our forums here. If you need a quick catch up on this technology, read our AGEIA PhysX report from last September.

Armenia SCARed

Posted by Rocky on Thursday, March 23 2006

A new three mission campaign has been released by GiWeDa today. The campaign features custom maps by Cobaka, weapons by Streinger, missions by GiWeDa and Janie42 and a woodland character by Dog Zebra.

 

Firefight, Recon and Defend gametypes are also supported! Download Armenia SCARed here. You can read some of the background and development phase of this excellent campaign here.

Danish Fans Play GR:AW PC [updated]

Posted by Rocky on Thursday, March 23 2006

Danish Ghost Recon fan [GR] Dark was lucky enough to get the first fan "hands on" for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter PC today. He is in the process of writing up the report and has promised an English version will be published on his website soon! Until then check out the danish version and talk it up here

New PC Screens

Posted by Rocky on Thursday, March 23 2006

There are three new Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter PC screens on display on the official site today! Detailed analysis is of course already underway in our forums where Bo from GRIN is answering some pretty detailed and technical questions about the PC version.

Signed GRAW Faceplate

Posted by Rocky on Wednesday, March 22 2006

Ubisoft are auctioning off a superb unique Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter faceplate for the Xbox 360.

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Faceplate

The faceplate is signed by members of the development team from Red Storm and as such will be an extremely saught after item. The auction will raise funds for the following organisations which will benefit from the entire final auction price, Special Operations Warrior FoundationNaval Special Warfare Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

What Song Are You Listening To?

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 21 2006

One of the longest running threads in our forums is What Song Are You Listening To? With over 100 pages of songs and over 12,000 views it's safe to say Ghost Recon fans like their music!

Now Ubisoft want to know which genre of music Ghost Recon (and Rainbow Six) fans like best, and they are running a poll to find out. Visit Ubisoft and let them know what sort of music you like by voting in the poll down on the right of the main page! Who knows, it could lead to one of your favourite tracks appearing in an upcoming title.

Wire Frame Animations

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 21 2006

Colin noticed some extremely cool Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter wire frame animations on the official website today.

GRAW Wireframes

There are three to view, here, here and here!

Battle of the Dolls

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 21 2006

If you are in the UK and looking for some fraglicious action, look no further, Ubisoft's Frag Dolls are on tour Thursday nights, this April! Sarin dropped us a line to give us the skinny on this competition that not only lets us mere mortals rub shoulders the the Frag Dolls, but also puts up two 2Gb Apple iPods as prizes.

Click for huge hi-res version!

On the 30th of March at 8pm GMT Sarin and Jan from the Frag Dolls will be recruiting seven team members for a huge online GRAW battle. Kitt and Voodoo will be putting their teams together from members of the Official XBox Magazine.

After a night of training on the 6th of April the teams will prepare themselves for the knockout phase on the 13th before the grand final on the 20th.

If you wish to be considered, you only have 6 days to send your details to battle-uk@Fragdolls.com, so don't hang about!

Basement Rats

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 21 2006

Kansas City hosted a 15 person Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter LAN party recently.  Ghost Recon fans from six different states travelled to Kansas City for a weekend of GR:AW gaming, and had a blast by the sounds of it; one Xbox 360 never even made it home! Visit the Basement Rats website for photos, forums and more.

GR:AW Flythrough

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 21 2006

Ubisoft have released two flythrough videos of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter maps. View Mexico City the GRAW way, here and here.

GRAW Tournament Cards

Posted by Rocky on Monday, March 20 2006

If you pop into Best Buy chances are you'll manage to get your hands on a pretty neat image swap GR:AW Collectors Card that Best Buy are distributing with details of the upcoming Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Tournament.

Scroll down the news page to our item posted on March the 13th for an image of the car that is up for grabs! Thanks to Dick for the scans.

GR:AW Phone downloads

Posted by Rocky on Monday, March 20 2006

Ghost Recon fans in the UK can now use their mobile phones to Text GHOST to 83040 and gain access to free wallpapers, ringtones and trailers.

I'm not sure if this works outside of the UK or not, post in our forums if you figure it out!

YOTM Expansion

Posted by Rocky on Sunday, March 19 2006

Year Of The Monkey fans will have noticed the "expansion" feature included with the total conversion for Ghost Recon. Thanks to Rebar it looks like we are going to get the chance to use that feature with Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARNV) - the first expansion for YOTM. You can check the feature set for this expansion in our forums here.

Fan Review

Posted by Rocky on Saturday, March 18 2006

Devil'sGrin has posted a comprehensive fan review for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter over at teamxbox. If you are not already all reviewed-out, it is worth a read; it's a critical review from a veteran Ghost Recon gamer.You can post your feedback in our forums here.

GRAW Video Review : 9.9

Posted by Rocky on Saturday, March 18 2006

Gametrailers have produced a video review for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and awarded it an amazing 9.9 score.

"Groundbreaking graphics and revolutionary gameplay at your disposal."

The trailer is available in two resolutions here and runs to almost 7 minutes long. The HD version can be viewed full screen and looks fantastic; these video reviews from Gametrailers really are special. Forum discussion on this video review is on going here.

Hexus Review GR:AW : Editor's Choice

Posted by Rocky on Thursday, March 16 2006

Hexus published their review for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter today, and awarded it their Editor's Choice accolade.

Hexus

" There is no game on the 360 that comes close to the graphical mastery that you'll experience throughout GRAW" 

Read their full GRAW review here.

Ghost Gallery

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 14 2006

We've added a new feature today, the Ghost Gallery. Colin has been collecting what must be the largest collection of Ghost Recon screenshots anywhere, and has collated them all into one huge collection. The gallery is currently split into 4 sections, one for each version of Ghost Recon. A link to the gallery will always be available on this news page on the right hand boxout, and you can check it out right now by clicking here to view Ghost Recon Screenshot Gallery.

Thanks to Colin for putting it all together, and also Dai San for his input at the start of the process!

Xbox GRAW Review

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 14 2006

While the Xbox 360 version of GRAW has been recieving universal acclaim, it would appear that the original Xbox version of GRAW has not been scoring as highly. Read Gamerwithin's review to see why.

GRAW Xbox 360 Tournament

Posted by Rocky on Monday, March 13 2006

Ubisoft in association with Best Buy and Global Gaming League are running a GRAW tournament with some fantastic prizes. Up for grabs is a top prize of $5000 and runner up prize of $1000. The Grand Prize however is a 2007 Dodge Caliber!

Sign ups start soon, and we want to see some GhostRecon.net members on that winners podium! Get your name down here.

Virtual Fighter and GRAW

Posted by Rocky on Monday, March 13 2006

Virtual Fighter have posted their initial thoughts on Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Read all of their Ghost Recon articles here.

More Reviews : 9.5 and 9.3

Posted by Rocky on Sunday, March 12 2006

Forum postings have revealed two new Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter reviews. Gamereports.com awarded GRAW 9.3, while ztgamedomain scored GRAW at a remarkable 9.5 saying it is " everything you wanted it to be and more".

If it's fan reviews you'd rather read there are two from PC gamers in our forums worth checking out. M95-Sniper posted his brief thoughts on GRAW here, and a few fans that have already completed the single player campaign have been posting their thought here. Xian Saint's review has become quite an indepth analysis here.

Gamespy Review GRAW : 5/5!

Posted by Rocky on Saturday, March 11 2006

Gamespy published their Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Review today, scoring it a massive 5/5. A little later than other reviews due to their policy of playing multiplayer code before writing up a review (great idea), the two page review summerises GRAW as a "masterpiece". This review is being discussed in our forums here.

GRAW Launched on Xbox 360

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 10 2006

Eager beaver fans may have been playing Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for a couple of days, but yesterday was the official release for the next generation of Ghost Recon.

Copies of the Xbox 360 version have been flying off the shelves as the title is hailed as the first true next gen title on the 360. Ubisoft's unprecedented promotion campaign has been hard to keep up with at times, with screenshots, dev diarys and movies galore.

If you need a catch up, check out CR6's GRAW News Summary at GR-Retreat. If you have GRAW running on your 360 already, make sure and visit our GRAW console forum which is filling up fast with tips, first impressions and more. 

Meet the Frag Dolls in the UK!

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 10 2006

Ubisoft's Frag Dolls are going out and about to meet gamers in the UK next week. You can check the details on this poster and at the official site. Oh yeh, GRAW will also be on display.

Red Smoke

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 10 2006

K&A has released a single mission for Ghost Recon fans looking for a quick new challenge, download Red Smoke here.

GR4, GRAW Mission pack and Firehawk

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 10 2006

A mission pack for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter has appeared in an unconfirmed leaked lineup for Ubisoft 2006/7 titles. Ghost Recon 4 is also mentioned, with a March 2007 release.

Also listed is a new Tom Clancy title called "Firehawk", and Rainbow Six 5 for November this year. Firehawk discussion can be found here.

It's worth repeating, this is UNCONFIRMED information that while sounding a little dubious, is worth mentioning! Speculate away over here.

1up GRAW Review - 90%

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 10 2006

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter scored a hat trick of 90%+ review scores today when 1up.com published their GRAW review.

"something special you'll remember for a long time to come"

Forum discussion here.

Saint's GRAW Review

Posted by Rocky on Thursday, March 9 2006

GR.net old timer Xian Saint has published his review for Advanced warfighter in our forums. Saint is a old school PC gamer, so his views on the Xbox 360 version might strike a chord with other veteran Ghost Recon fans, check it out here.

Gamespot GRAW Review - 9.2

Posted by Rocky on Wednesday, March 8 2006

Gamespot's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 360 review is out and it's another top score for GRAW. Giving it 9.2 Gamespot had this to say...

"best-looking game to date on the Xbox 360", " The game's sound is an excellent complement to the fantastic graphics", "unmatched presentation", "arguably the best game yet on the Xbox 360"

Comments on this review can be found in our forum here.

First Fan Feedback

Posted by Rocky on Wednesday, March 8 2006

As fans peel themselves away from their first games of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter on the Xbox360 the feedback is already pouring into our discussion forums, and boy do they love it! It sounds like girlfriends and wifes all over the world are feeling a little loney today already. Moonwalker has even posted some movies which are worth a quick look.

GRAW tops IGN Reviews

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 7 2006

IGN's Reviews league table has a new number one, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, with an amazing 9.2 score!

The team at Red Storm Entertainment must be extremely proud of their efforts and the results of their work, that's over 400 man years of work, on Advanced Warfighter alone! You can read more about the team members in this forum post by Christian Allen RSE.

The IGN review is full of praise, as you would expect. Where they scored GRAW highest was in the lasting appeal category...

" This is the first real online game to party over -- the co-op, offline or on, is worth the price of admission alone."

IGN's final word on GRAW is quite simple

"... get this game..."

You can discuss this review in the forums here.

New GRAW Trailer

Posted by Rocky on Tuesday, March 7 2006

Ubisoft UK have released a new trailer for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, check it out here, and read feedback in our forums here.

GRAW Sound Interview

Posted by Rocky on Monday, March 6 2006

Jeff Wesevich, Audio Lead at Red Storm, has been interviewed by Gamespot this week. It's a two page article that shows the amount of work that has gone into making Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter sounds. The piece also includes a 90 second movie. Check it out at Gamespot.

GDC IX

Posted by zjj on Monday, March 6 2006

We kick off the next design contest by paying tribute to Velocity, a former member of Ghost Recon.net that originally established the site’s Sig Awards.  This contest leaves the creativity up to the contestants in freeform format.

Congratulations to BornToKill for his eye catching, Flash-based remake of the site’s banner in GDC VIII!

GRAW PC - May 2006

Posted by Rocky on Monday, March 6 2006

Ubisoft have confirmed that Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter will appear on the PC in May 2006. They have also issued a short Q/A statement about the delay. You can read this information in our forums here.

Dev Diary Four

Posted by Rocky on Monday, March 6 2006

In the fourth dev diary for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Christian Allen explains much about the mutliplayer experience and how it lets gamers define their own game modes. It's a good read, check it out.

Gamereactor Score GRAW 9/10

Posted by Rocky on Sunday, March 5 2006

Danish games site Gamereactor have just reviewed Advanced Warfighter and concluded that gaming

"... doesn't get much better..."

There's a brief translation in our forums here.

New GRAW article at IGN

Posted by Rocky on Saturday, March 4 2006

IGN have a new three page piece on GRAW. Check it out and learn why the GRAW dev team had to eat strange looking green things to achieve those authentic Mexican maps. Discuss this article in Ghost627's discussion here.

Frag Doll GRAW Podcast

Posted by Rocky on Saturday, March 4 2006

Ubisoft Fragdoll Brookelyn has interviewed GR:AW game designer Christian Allen.

Serellan gets all the hard jobs.

Click here for the download.

GRAW on Webcam

Posted by Rocky on Friday, March 3 2006

KillerBoo of The Unpredictables has managed to get his copy of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter early, and has set a webcam up to let fans see how he is doing! KillerBoo is taking his game breaks answering fans questions in our forums, check it out. 

GRAW Fact Sheet

Posted by Rocky on Thursday, March 2 2006

Since September last year Colin has been keeping a GRAW fact sheet up to date with every fact released about GRAW. It's turned into a huge resource that will be handy for fans looking for a quick catch up on what has been released up to any point in time. You can find Colin's GRAW fact sheet here.

Ick's Visit to RSE and GRAW

Posted by Rocky on Thursday, March 2 2006

Ick has published an excellent PDF file detailing his visit to the Red Storm studios along with a group of Ghost Recon fans recently. It's a great read and is being discussed in our forums here, don't miss it.

GR:AW 360 Goes Gold!

Posted by NYR on Wednesday, March 1 2006

The official Ubi Soft Ghost Recon website is reporting that the Xbox 360 version of GR:AW has gone gold!

"Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, is pleased to announce the official release dates of the game and that it has gone gold on Xbox360™."

As reported yesterday, the PC of GR:AW has slipped to May 2006 (Q2).

  • March 9th 2006 on Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
  • March 9th 2006 on Xbox® video game system from Microsoft
  • March 30th on PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
  • PC-DVD Rom next May 2006

Legion of Terrior GR Anti-Cheat

Posted by Rocky on Wednesday, March 1 2006

LT have released a new version of their anti cheat tool for Ghost Recon. These guys are to be congratulated on putting so much effort into their anti cheat, you can get all the info in their forums here.

New PC Screens

Posted by Rocky on Wednesday, March 1 2006

Four new Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter PC screens have been posted in our forums here. Game developer GRIN have also posted in that discussion answering fan questions about view distances, textures, cross com, kits and more enjoy!

 







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