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  1. Apologies if this has been posted already...

    Found this on a site at GameBorder.com, they are offering a ton of free games. Ghost Recon is on that list!

    Click here for a direct link to Ghost Recon.

    Now everyone can experience how great this game is!

    Other notable games I see are:

    Hidden and Dangerous Deluxe


    Full Spectrum Warrior

    Have fun!

    EDIT: Just read the whole description and it says this:

    "You will need an Ubi.com account and you must live in the U.S. to play the game."

    Sorry for the UK'ers :(

  2. Should I buy the 3 GR Games from STEAM? I have a steam account with CSS, DoD:S on it, but they were purchased from the store. If I just buy GR1 and the 2 expansion packs its around 20 dollars, or should I actually purchase a hard copy?

    BTW, do people still play [GR] online? Been a while, lost my [GR] disc while moving from my house to a college apartment lol.

    It's all up to personal preference. You can still find [GR] in stores, but you won't find a deal like this in a store.

    If you like the hard copy, then go for that. If you don't mind having a "digital archive" of GR, then go for Steam.

    If you don't mind either one, flip a coin. :P

    Me personally, once the money is in the bank for me... I'm buying the Steam version.

    I'm sure that there's plenty of people playing [GR]. They are most likely playing mods or different maps. Since GR is full of both. There aren't anywhere near the amount of people playing like say, Call of Duty 4. But still there's a lot of people playing for an old game. A lot of vets who know what they are doing as well.

    So if you do get back into GR, then expect to get a lot of mods lol.

    This site has a lot of the popular mods out there, if not all of them :P

  3. yeh but still rather have the hard copys with nice cases and manuals etc :)

    Very true, I still prefer the hard copies. However, I also like to put my games up in storage. So Steam is becoming a great way of doing games. I'm growing on it. When I want to launch a game, I don't have to go searching through my shelf for the game. I just double click the game I wanna play and voila. :P

    Plus I never did pick up GRAW2 for the PC, so this is a great way for me to get that game and have a digital copy of the other GR's, since my GR games are a little scratched :( (I didn't take care of my games back then).

  4. Should be, all the games that I have bought over steam have been compatible with the original CD/DVD versions. It's the same game, just distributed a different way.

    Steam does have their own patch system though. Same patch, but it just auto-updates for you.

    Mods work the same way as usual, just in a different directory (Steam directory).

  5. Sorry if this is either posted in the wrong section, or if it has been posted already. I didn't see it posted anywhere else.

    Anyways, just logged on to Steam and noticed they released the Ghost Recon Collection for $36.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Complete Pack

    You get:

    Ghost Recon

    Desert Siege

    Island Thunder

    GRAW 1

    GRAW 2

    Great deal for those who haven't gotten some of these yet. Or those who would like to have it in digital format.

    You can also purchase separately.

  6. If any of you guys are still interested... I'll definitely want to play with some people who will take it seriously. Not just rush through and everyone goes in Rambo style. Which is the main reason I haven't completed all the maps yet.

    Actually, I just end up trying solo, which has worked out for some maps.

    I have all the map packs for GRAW2, so I don't know if that will be a problem.

    They are well worth the 5 or 6 bucks though!

    If you don't want to buy them, I can simply delete them so we can play.

    Or in fact, I don't think you need to worry if one person has the pack and the other doesn't. It was like that in GRAW1, we couldn't play together if one had a map pack and the other didn't.

    But anyways, my gamertag is C1trousMexican.

    Just hit me up and send me a message saying something like you got it from gr.net or any other way of letting me know you got it from here.

    Doesn't matter who's host to me either. Just don't quit. :P

  7. Sorry if this isn't the place for this topic, but I couldn't find a forum topic suitable for this.

    So I figured I'd post in the forum that's most read.

    I was reading an article and this group was holding an interview with Ubisoft, asking them a bunch of questions.

    One of the questions was:

    lavalant asks: I'm a longtime fan of the old Ghost Recon 1 games on Xbox 1 and PC, mainly becuase they were more realistic, with one-hit kills, no recharging health-bars and massive levels. The newer Ubisoft shooters seem geared towards a mass market. Are there any plans to release or re-release any of these old super-realistic shooters on next-gen consoles?

    Great question, here's the response:

    Phil Therien: I doubt we will ever go back to really hardcore only shooters. The market was too narrow for it to be a viable business choice. We would like to be able to please both sides but compromises have to be made. We have some ideas to improve on the situation though - keep in mind however that we want our games to be accessible to as many people as possible, otherwise we just couldn't keep making games.


    Hopefully they'll continue to make games for the PC that's a bit more realistic over the console version (ie: GRAW).

    But it doesn't look like it.

    I hope it's not the end of the GR series on the PC.

    They can throw in a 'realistic' mode in the games for the 'narrow' market, but do you think they will?

    Read the whole article here if you want.

  8. I bought mine in January 2006, more than 12 months... But I feel compelled to answer these questions. :P

    I am NOT a console fanboy, far from it.

    From what I have been reading a lot of PC players recently purchased the XBOX 360 in the last few months.

    These gamers that purchased the XBOX 360 AND have been playing a significant amount of gaming are in a unique position to give qualified conclusions on a variety of topics.

    I am NOT interested in the comments of PC only gamers.

    I am NOT interested in the comments of long-time XBOX 360 players and console fanboys.

    I am ONLY interested in the comments of longtime PC gamers that have purchased the XBOX 360 within the last 12 months.

    I would REALLY appreciate honest and thorough responses to each of the sections. If I missed an area or topic, please add those comments. Thanks for taking the time!

    o What reasons did you have for purchasing the XBOX 360?

    Had to have it at the time, even with a very foul launch lineup.

    o Was the purchase worth it? Should you have tried XBOX 360 sooner?

    I knew my purchase would be worth it, so I got it.

    o Do you see PC vs. Console debates differently now? If so, how?

    Nope, PC is still superior in many ways.

    o Have you tried XBOX 360 ranked and public matches? How are they different than ranked and public matches for PC?

    I have tried both, I like to stick to public as much as possible.

    In GRAW 1&2, I was usually in ranked, because unranked seemed stale and didn't have much of a point to me. In RB6: Vegas, you rank up even in public match with PEC mode. So ranked is not needed.

    A lot of people take ranked games WAY too seriously... Including the immature host that likes to boot the opposing team, and even their own team when unbalanced teams are factored in (IE: Vegas), just to get more points.

    o Is the average player on XBOX 360 what you expected? Are their any misconceptions you found to be untrue?

    Yep it was expected, mainly the same as any regular Halo 2 kid. I've had XBox Live since the first wave of XBL Betas came out for original XBox. It hasn't changed since then, the majority being 12-16 year olds that like to use racial slurs and well... just how 99% of 12-16 year olds act.

    o Have you been able to find mature adult gamers online on the 360?

    I find a lot of mature people around my age group, sometimes some 25+ year olds. I'm 20.

    o Are your XBOX 360 friends characteristically different from PC friends? If so, how?

    Yes, PC friends are a lot more mature then most of my XBL friends.

    o Are you finding that you can have the same kind of game experience on the XBOX 360 that you had in PC gaming? If not, how does it differ?

    Not really, the PC scene is just a lot more mature, A LOT less trash talkers, infact it's very rare to encounter a PC trash talker. On console, it's very rare to not find a trash talker. Basically any match you are in, you will find a trash talker. If I'm not playing with my XBL friends, I usually don't talk, it gets that annoying.

    o Please comment on the convenience (or inconvenience) of the 360.

    Pop the disc in and play, while I don't mind configuring the PC, it's just a lot more convenient. No driver issues or issues with Windows that will effect gameplay. 5.1 Dolby Digital and 720p/1080i required in ALL games. Voice Chat in all multiplayer games.

    o With crossover titles like the Ghost Recon series…..are tactics, camaraderie, and fun different on the 360?

    Since GRAW 1&2 are different types of games on PC and console, it is a different experience, GRAW for console is basically a run-n-gun game. While it is fun, it isn't from the roots of GR. A game like R6:V is the same on both console and PC, and it seems to be more fitted for the console (with the cover system and such).

    o Do you miss the availability of “mods†and user content?

    Yup, definately.

    o If you have purchased download content, how do you feel about the purchase? Was it worth it? Are you comfortable with pay-for content added to games in this way?

    You will find that Microsoft often over-charges for map packs and basically any content that isn't a demo. Some things become free, over time. I usually only buy map packs for GRAW and R6:V (that's basically all I play). They are nice, but not sure they are worth exactly what they charged for. The Vegas map pack 1 was 800 points I believe ($10.00), I bought it without hesitation, because the game was getting stale since people love to play the same gametype and map... all the time. The second map pack was *SUPPOSED* to be free, but they originally charged for it (a supposed mix up with Ubi and Microsoft). I bought it as well (another 800 points) and they pulled it and put it back up on the Marketplace for free, and going to refund the people within 8-10 weeks or something... So that was nice to have.

    Lost Planet maps were 400-800 points, I think. They just recently became free. We got 2 free maps for Gears of War, then a map pack came out, and it will be free come September. GRAW 1&2 had a map pack, but they aren't free. No plans on becoming free AFAIK.

    Overall, since they nickle and dime you to death, Agent said it best, "Micro-transactions is a concept that needs to DIE in this generation."

    o If you find that you rarely play the PC any more, what do you miss about PC gaming? (other than the people that didn’t switch)

    I still play PC more.

    o How would you describe the level of cheating and glitching on the 360? Please compare it to the level of cheating and glitching you find on PC games.

    It typically happens mostly in ranked matches, where people actually gain something from it. And since I rarely play ranked, I don't see it TOO often. But I still see it. Cheating in PC is obviously more rampant than console, but glitching happens a lot in consoles too.

    o For “shooters†specifically, please provide conclusions on controlling your character with the controller instead of keyboard/mouse.

    I am pretty decent on a controller, but I'm way better on a kb/mouse. It can't be taught how to use either one, it boils down to if you simply have the coordination for either one. It's whatever your taste is. I'll take a kb/mouse over a controller anyday, but I'm not completely lost with a controller. It has limited functions (360 controller has, 8 buttons and the D-Pad, of course the analog sticks), compared to the keyboard/mouse. They are relatively easy to get used to though, and they are bunched up closer then a keyboard I guess. The 360 controller feels so good in your hand, it feels very natural. Way more precise then any other controller, but can't touch the kb/mouse.

    o Do you still play a lot of PC games?

    Yup, 80% PC, 20% console in a week.

    Any other questions, feel free to ask. I'll be more than happy to answer them.

    I'm assuming you are considering purchasing a 360, if so, what decision are you most leaning on?

    If you decide to get one, feel free to add me to XBox Live.

    C1trousMexican is my gamertag.

    Anyone else feel free to add me as well, it won't bother me. :)

  9. Don't mean to nag, or add on to the 100 beta questions.

    But I got an e-mail a week ago stating that since I tested some of the beta patches, that they "invited" me to the beta.

    So I filled out the survey, and I still haven't gotten any e-mail back.

    So I was wondering, has anyone? Am I missing something?

    I'm not talking about the fileplanet crap either.

    Talking about the ubisoft e-mail invites (Just incase someone misinterprets.)

    If this has already been answered, sorry.

  10. It seems as if the camera is closer to the guys shoulder, which was kind of a pain

    that would kind of be a good thing since it would lessen third person peeking..

    It' obstructs your view too much IMO.

    His head seems to be right in the middle of the screen, and I had a little bit harder time finding the enemy sometimes. I then tried to bring the camera down a little bit, but it took time to bring up the crosshairs to aim at someone.

    It didn't effect my gameplay a whole lot, but it was just an annoying little thing that I first noticed.

    If it is brought out just a little bit (the camera), it would be perfect.

    one thing that struck me a bit odd occurred during the second encounter in the demo. I think there are 3 or4 enemies in some shot up structures.

    Anyways I had moved to the right and behind a stonewall. Took out 1 target and the others began sending rounds towardme. Imoved back behind the wall and crouched. THe enemy roundsimpacting the wall in front of me made the camera shake ... kind of a strange effect.

    I could see if they were tossing nades or it was HE rounds but this was just rifle fire.

    Perhaps it's trying to emulate your characters head twitching from a bullet whizzing by him?

    Not sure, but that was in GRAW1 I believe.

  11. Don't worry Rocky, the demo took me 5 minutes to go through.

    Here's what went down:


    Killed maybe 4-5 people, then we got to use the mule, then we sniped a few people, a chopper came down and gave you your teammates, walked a little bit (while beind under some weak mortar attacks), killed another 4-7 people. Then a message TO BE CONTINUED came up during the heat of battle.


    Pretty lame if you ask me. You aren't missing much...

    It seems as if the camera is closer to the guys shoulder, which was kind of a pain. Mitchell got in the way too much it seemed. Trigger lag was there, but it wasn't horrible. It didn't cause me to get shot at all. The sounds of the guns seem to be of lower quality (maybe it's just from the demo) and a bit lower sounding than from GRAW1.

    The graphics however, are a lot better than GRAW1.

  12. Thanks Nutlink.

    First article:

    "Apparently, the key factor involved with these findings is the increasing popularity of casual games, especially among women."

    Casual. Give me a thousand bullets and a hundred rockets and make me near invincible so I can win.

    Look, like Lysander said, it was on EASY. Maybe it's different if you put it on HARD? :hmm:

    Unless a game is a straight port over, the game (for console) is made for casual gamers in mind, hence it doesn't take someone a week to get the game down, like GRAW for PC. GRAW1 was just as arcadey as GRAW2, yet it was a hit. Because it was simple and fun. I think that GRAW 1 for PC didn't hit as hard as GRAW360 because it was complicated to get the hang of, and the steep hardware requirements. People who don't want to mess around with the hardware requirements go the easy route and get a console. They want to put the game in and relax and play a game.

    There hasn't been a true realistic game to hit the XBox 360. I was hoping R6 Vegas would be it, but it turned out to be just as arcadey as Lockdown and GRAW1 360. They mutilated that series as well.

    The devs are just conforming to the needs of console gamers.

    So in the end, blame the consumer :)

    Whether you like it or not, the hardcore realism guys are the minority.

    Nothing wrong with the minorities, I'm in that boat with you guys too... But if you were out to make a billion dollars, would the minority give that to you?

  13. Don't people know that console is aimed at a much broader audience?

    Kids these days want to be the "one man army". A very small audience wants realism. If you want a bit more realism, stick with the PC. I don't know when people will learn that console is nothing more than a kids toy and these types of games will appeal to them... It's where the money is.

    Don't blame the dev's, blame the kids.

    I for one will be getting both, I like both ways, and I can accept that one will be an aracade shooter and one will be a bit more realistic. I don't like 100% pure realism 100% of the time.

    Invest in both versions and have a good time. Quit nit-picking over every little flaw from an arcade shooter.

  14. Hmm, the only thing I can agree on is that there is noticeable lag, even with decent pings.

    But then again, that's always been like that since day 1. I see people still running and killing me.

    That's the one major turnoff that made me completely stop playing, was the lag.

    But I don't think that they messed with anything like the guns...

    I think it would be in the change notes.

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