Tom Clancy’s

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More hi-res Tom Clancy’s HAWX screens: http://flickr.com/photos/33433704@N06/sets/72157613760838572/

I always thought that the Tom Clancy game series are just a cheap marketing trick to sell more Xbox console games. Like Jane’s flight simulator for example (for me Jane’s F-15 was one of the most boring flight simulators – info: http://www.gamespot.com/197277)

I was so wrong 😀 ! Tom Clancy games just rock!

Last year I heard that the Ghost Recon game predicted the war in Georgia. I found the Ghost Recon CD (that was bundled with a graphics card that I bought in the past) and played it. Since then I became a huge fan of the Tom Clancy series! Later I even bought Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (1+2) and Rainbow Six Las Vegas (actually I was quite pissed as it needs Shader Model 3.0 and my current graphics card has only 2.0). You might laugh, but I’m still playing Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 😀 It’s such a great game. Now Tom Clancy’s HAWX – http://hawxgame.us.ubi.com/ is going to get shipped soon. As a flight simulator fan I’m especially interested in it. The trailers looks astonishing so far:

Another cool recent Tom Clancy’s game is EndWar – Wow! Just check the trailers… scary!

It’s out already so there are some nice reviews – the second one is especially lovely!

How many frags?

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Noticed this photo of US military training in my Flickr contacts. Cool shit! So how many frags Captain?

“Cpt. Kevin Stein, commander of Company D, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, calls in close air support from an A-10 gunship during 2nd BCT’s Virtual Joint Fire Coordination Exercise held at the Battle Command Training Center Jan. 12 – 15. Steain and the other Paratroopers participating in the exercise were able to practice calling in multiple fire support assets and observe the effects on the battlefield using a specially tailored computer system similar to a video game. (U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs) “

All credits go to: Army.mil on Flickr

In Game Ads

Do Stogg (Alien Race in Quake Wars) like LRECs?

Do Stogg (Alien Race in Quake Wars) like LRECs?

In an internal All-Hands here at Yahoo! in Munich I asked our SVP, Advertiser & Publisher Group about ads in games and if we want to experiment with that. My question brought up just an ignoring grin on his face. The answer was no, but we might build a game for an advertiser. OK… Rich

A few days later Google announced their flashy AdSense for Games. BOOM !

I know In-Game-Ads from Battlefield 2142 & Quake Wars and the ads have been quite a controversial topic:

http://community.enemyterritory.com/index.php?q=node/58

http://community.enemyterritory.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29897

(You might want to check the comment & the follow up in the forum if you are interested)

This is how the Intel ad campaign in Battlefield 2142 looks like:

The Intel ad is like on the end of the video. Intel also ordered a custom map for BF2 & BF2142 at DICE… I bet they spent quite a bunch of money at EA/DICE as Battlefield is more or less in maintenance-mode: