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  • Deleted user 12 June 2013 21:48:39
    Interesting looking game, love all the Clancy stuff so I'll be getting this.

    Interesting that the breakdown trailer mentions Dark Winter, it actually was a wargame scenario pre 9/11 simulating a bioterrorism attack on several shopping malls over thanksgiving. Not big explosions, just several guys dropping vials in places like food courts. The results were.... Apocalyptic.

    Edited by CaptainKerbal at 21:49:46 12-06-2013
  • graysonavich 12 Jun 2013 21:50:41 7,736 posts
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    I don't see why they wouldn't release a PC version. Once all the willy waving of who has the most pre-orders dies down.
  • Pynchon 12 Jun 2013 22:18:54 114 posts
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    This is a fascinating wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_warfare

    Attacking animals is another area of biological warfare intended to eliminate animal resources for transportation and food.

    In the First World War, German agents were arrested attempting to inoculate draft animals with anthrax, and they were believed to be responsible for outbreaks of glanders in horses and mules.

    The British tainted small feed cakes with anthrax in the Second World War as a potential means of attacking German cattle for food denial, but never employed the weapon.

    In the 1950s, the United States had a field trial with hog cholera.

    During the Mau Mau Uprising in 1952, the poisonous latex of the African milk bush was used to kill cattle.
  • mrpon 12 Jun 2013 22:21:53 30,584 posts
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    Death by Mau Mau!

    "Get it right Brian!!"
  • Pynchon 12 Jun 2013 22:24:43 114 posts
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    @mrpon The cruellest weapon :D
  • INSOMANiAC 12 Jun 2013 23:35:56 3,920 posts
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    @mrpon GO JOHNNY GO GO GO GO GO!
  • INSOMANiAC 19 Jun 2013 19:01:02 3,920 posts
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    More info here

    Basically, classless characters, you can pick and choose your stuff, 'black market economy' for buying and selling weapons etc

  • El_MUERkO 20 Jun 2013 10:25:50 17,251 posts
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    The petition for a PC version is a few thousand of 100k. https://www.change.org/petitions/ubisoft-release-tom-clancy-s-the-division-for-pc
  • INSOMANiAC 20 Jun 2013 21:45:33 3,920 posts
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    dont usually bother with Shitty petitions but Ive igned as Id prefer to own it on PC
  • Corvo-Attano-77 21 Jun 2013 12:45:38 29 posts
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    @Rodriguez
    Actually I find slow pans of the camera make it easier to detect framerate drops, and I can't see any drops during the intro of the demo which contains a long slow pan, so it should at least be a very smooth and stable 30fps. Not ideal, but I find third person cover shooters don't benefit *as much* from 60fps as FPS games do.
  • Rodderz 21 Jun 2013 19:30:12 1,873 posts
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    @Corvo-Attano-77

    Corvo-Attano-77 wrote:
    @Rodriguez
    Actually I find slow pans of the camera make it easier to detect framerate drops, and I can't see any drops during the intro of the demo which contains a long slow pan, so it should at least be a very smooth and stable 30fps. Not ideal, but I find third person cover shooters don't benefit *as much* from 60fps as FPS games do.

    Hi Corvo! Ummm, I'm not sure you've responded to the right person with your post to me so I was a little bit confused :confused:

    However, I've had a quick scan through the thread seeing as it's only currently 3-pages long and I'm assuming you perhaps meant to respond to INSOMANiAC's post about frame rate here:


    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    Im a little concerned about the frame rate, these 'in game' demos are alway sure never to move the camera too fast, but with the level of detail in that opening area, I really dont see the framerate being above 30fps, something I was hoping we'd avoid in the 'next gen'. Still, I guess superior graphics vs stable framerate is the trade off we shall always have to live with.
  • Corvo-Attano-77 21 Jun 2013 21:15:44 29 posts
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    @Rodriguez
    Oops, yep my mistake.
  • QotSAfan 22 Jun 2013 03:23:40 1,862 posts
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    Anyone else getting a Freedom Fighters feel to that video?
  • Benno 22 Jun 2013 08:48:59 10,965 posts
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    QotSAfan wrote:
    Anyone else getting a Freedom Fighters feel to that video?
    yes!
  • INSOMANiAC 19 Jul 2013 06:53:09 3,920 posts
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    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/419739/the-division-release-date-set-for-second-half-of-2014/

    Late 2014, forget about playing it any time soon people :(
  • Phattso Best Moderator, 2014 19 Jul 2013 07:01:37 15,319 posts
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    I thought that was a given already pretty much? For something like that, even ignoring development time required to pull it off, you're gonna want a fairly healthy user base to aim at to cover costs and provide a community of players.

    Pity, but without a confirmed PC release no great shakes either way which is a shame because it impressed the hell outta me in the video I watched.
  • AaronTurner 19 Jul 2013 07:12:25 8,128 posts
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    I've somehow missed all this and just watched the e3 gameplay footage. Wow, the game really looks next gen (I'm assuming this is next gen)! Looked incredible, but was anyone else a little tinged with disappointment when about 2 or 3 minutes in it became clear that the other characters weren't well voice acted AI but were other players? I'm just not a big co-op fan and I tend to find other people ruin the experience for me rather than improve it. Is this multiplayer only?
  • Phattso Best Moderator, 2014 19 Jul 2013 07:14:51 15,319 posts
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    It was interesting actually - for the first couple of minutes I thought "these are some of the most natural AI companions I've heard in a game for ages!" and then, as you say, it became obvious it was just other punters.

    As I tend to mainly co-op with people I know, or know from here, it's never an issue. In fact, despite this particular team obviously having read too many of Monsieur Clancy's cooks, this made the game _more_ interesting to me. :)
  • Phattso Best Moderator, 2014 19 Jul 2013 07:15:44 15,319 posts
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    And yes - this is an online RPG with a persistent world. No single player for you, or I guess just the same flavour as with MMOs and the like where you bimble off on your own and get shivved by a gang of PvP numpties.
  • ecu 19 Jul 2013 07:30:01 77,844 posts
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    It's more interesting to me that it's co-op, done right there's nothing better. Borderlands 2 is quite marvelous in multiplayer.
  • Phattso Best Moderator, 2014 19 Jul 2013 10:07:23 15,319 posts
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    It did have more than a small sense of Borderlands in a Clancy-esque setting. With more tactical combat, and less crazy loot admittedly.

    The old Ghost Recon Vegas games were excellent in co-op (when the engine didn't shit itself). Add in some loot whoring and a persistent world and I'd be all over it on PC.

    The gimmickry of the tablet player appearing as a drone was a bit concerning, and suggests a shotgun approach to features rather than a laser sharp focus, but it might turn out to be a genius addition. Certainly it's better than most of the 'second screen' gaming features out there right now.
  • INSOMANiAC 20 Aug 2013 11:50:56 3,920 posts
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    [link url=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/425391/ubisofts-the-division-confirmed-for-pc/]
    Confirmed for PC, oh yeahhhhhh![/link]
  • Deleted user 20 August 2013 11:52:45
    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    [link url=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/425391/ubisofts-the-division-confirmed-for-pc/]
    Confirmed for PC, oh yeahhhhhh![/link]
    \o/
  • DUFFMAN5 20 Aug 2013 11:53:09 16,887 posts
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    Just watched a pro-mo for this on Ginx (does anybody watch the show ?) looks rather great
  • INSOMANiAC 20 Aug 2013 11:58:16 3,920 posts
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    [youtube] 4zlxf7-tYYQ#at=41[/youtube]

    I give up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zlxf7-tYYQ#at=41

    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 11:58:27 20-08-2013

    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 11:58:54 20-08-2013

    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 11:59:20 20-08-2013
  • Phattso Best Moderator, 2014 20 Aug 2013 11:59:08 15,319 posts
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    PC release? Get in! Pleasedontbeshitpleasedontbeshitpleasedontbeshit.
  • fletch7100 20 Aug 2013 13:25:34 7,890 posts
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    Info about how the 2nd screen experience works in this game

    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/the_division/b/xboxone/archive/2013/08/20/ubisoft-shows-off-tablet-functionality.aspx
  • lordofdeadside 20 Aug 2013 13:53:37 1,212 posts
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    @fletch7100 With a short video showing how it should work. Looks ok, but i'm not sure how interesting it's going to be for the tablet player:

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