Multi Tom Clancy's The Division

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Launch date end of 2014 - considering how they talk about black Friday must be around then - Watchdogs and then this very promising 2014
 

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How have I only just seen this game - It look amazing!!!
Really, you have only just seen this. My god its on my 'Its So Fluffy' list. Does look great lets just hope the coop is dead on otherwise it will be a disappointment.
 

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Another trailer!

 

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Trying to post a video from Facebook, the post keeps appearing blank, As above, and adding media just gives a Facebook logo as you can see in the media section, Youtube doesnt seem to have this particular vid it has the one I posted in the media section instead. Embedding the vid just gives this

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EDIT: Ive managed to find the vid on Youtube I had to search for Ubisoft US, Its now in the media section.
 
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I've edited the code out from the post and deleted the blank video from the media gallery.

Embedding videos always uses the URL of the page the video is on, it never uses the embed codes that videos give, which are for people creating their own web pages.

Anyway, that explains why I woke to an alert for site issues leading to 167 errors listed in the admin section!
 

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As above, and adding media just gives a Facebook logo as you can see in the media section
I've just noticed what you have said here. When adding media from Facebook using a URL (which it looks like you did correctly the first time) you will only see the Facebook logo as the thumbnail:

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This is because, unlike YouTube, there's no video thumbnail image to grab to use, so we have to use a Facebook thumbnail image for all media from there. The video will play if you click to go to the video page once you have added a Facebook video.

I believe there is a bug here though in that only the video should be displayed, not the whole Facebook post that includes the video as is currently shown in your post. I've reported this and hopefully it'll get fixed soon. :)
 

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Looks really good. Looking forward to playing this one.
 

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My only concern is that it looks a bit like a re-skinned Destiny, with leveled weapons and potentially baddies being "too powerful" for you to shoot with your paltry low level ak47. For some reason Destiny didnt "flick my bean" although I got it on pre-order so will watch this as it approaches as I want something that crosses between SOCOM and some sort of RPGy game thingy...
 

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How online shooter The Division is taking a fresh approach to PvP
Ubisoft reveals the Dark Zone, where teamwork or treachery can rule the day


First revealed at E3 2013, Tom Clancy’s The Division introduced us to a post-apocalyptic vision of New York City realised in jaw-dropping detail.

Bringing Ubisoft’s vision of a post-pandemic urban battleground to life isn’t a task that the development team are keen to rush, so at E3 2015 there were still plenty of details to be unveiled – and this year was the turn of the Dark Zone.

This in-game PvP realm invites players to take on a variety of missions either as a team, a lone wolf or – as executive producer Fred Rundqvist told me – as a rogue agent hell-bent on securing the Dark Zone’s extra-special loot drops all for themselves.



“Essentially, the Dark Zone is a lawless area where you can go rogue, steal other people’s loot and potentially betray your own teammates”, Fred explains.

As the hands-on demo from the E3 show floor demonstrated, patrolling the Dark Zone is a nervy, tense experience where you’re never quite sure who to trust – whether that’s other player-controlled squads, or members of your own team. But as with much of The Division, your experience and how you choose to play needn’t be restricted by how many friends – from your PSN list, match-made or met in-game – are also playing.



“You can play on your own, absolutely, or as part of a team”, Fred says. “If you want to play alongside others, you can hook up with people inside the game world and form a group, or go through matchmaking and start as part of a team. If you’re playing solo you won’t get totally overwhelmed – enemies scale to give a challenge to just one person or to a larger team.”

So those fears that The Division can only be enjoyable with the level of tactics and comms that we’ve seen in the trailers can be put to one side.

As Fred explains; “It’ll be your choice to work with other players, or against them. The Division is a loot and progression driven game, so the main reason to engage another player in combat within the Dark Zone is to take the loot that they’re carrying and use it for yourself.”


Tempting as that may be, greed can easily get the better of you. “By doing that, you’re taking a fairly large risk. As soon as you’re openly hostile to another player, you’ve gone rogue and you’ll be flagged to all the other agents in the area. If they take you out, they’ll gain an extra bounty that’s placed on rogue agents, earn extra XP, and can pick up whatever it was that you stole.

“So the game is more balanced than just being a free-for-all – you have you decide if it’s worth it, who you’ll be up against and the strength of your team before you go rogue and engage another player.”

How you approach life in the Dark Zone, and outside in the wider world of The Division, is likely to depend on how you want to play the game. But, as Fred explains, you won’t find yourself locked in to a specific class, loadout or speciality.


“We like to think of The Division as a ‘classless’ game – you’ll unlock stills and talents as you level up and then you can specialise in a specific path. Or you can try to follow them all and level up that way and switch between them,” he says.

“Most people have a preferred playing style, whether you’re the supporting medic, the long range sniper, or if you want to go in aggressively and deal a lot of damage. To me, that’s the beauty of The Division – it’s an evolution of traditional RPGs.”

Source: EU PlayStation Blog
 

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I have been waiting ages for the Division to be released and once again Ubisoft have messed a good possible game up again. From the original E3 footage and the snowdrop engine trailer it look proper next gen. Then they show us the Dark Zone in E3 2015 and my first reaction was "What the hell have they done to this game" the graphics have been downgraded, even the animations and UI have been downgraded too.

They did the same with Watchdogs, I'll probably end up buying this game but it won't be near as good as what they showed years ago in the 1st E3.
 

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From the original E3 footage and the snowdrop engine trailer it look proper next gen. Then they show us the Dark Zone in E3 2015 and my first reaction was "What the hell have they done to this game" the graphics have been downgraded, even the animations and UI have been downgraded too.
I'm glad it's not just me that thought that, I recently mentioned the game to a work colleague and proceeded to show him footage as I knew there was newly released clips from E3 2015. I then proceeded to check the resolution setting on youtube and kept saying "that's not right, it's much more detailed than that"....loaded up the original trailer we saw and they're a world apart.

I do still have hopes for this game but it clearly shows how much bullshit we're fed in the run up to console releases and at E3...early footage is clearly pre-rendered and/or running on beastly PC's that are way more powerful than the system the game is coming out on but that's what they're aiming for....the reality is they often don't reach their aim on graphic fidelity.
 

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To be fair on Ubi (I think) haven't they now taken a line of "no target renders"?

Sadly, the footage for The Division was created prior to this.
 

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In reality that isn't anything new and the majority of people probably won't even notice the difference.
 

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Wah, wah, wah, resolution this, framerate that, I grew up in the 80's! Big was all the rage back then, Hair, shoulder pads, pixels so I'm not bothered by big pixels now!
Framerate, 60fps? Are you people retarded? Hello? A game made at 30fps lasts twice as long! Value for money people!
 

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I'm glad it's not just me that thought that, I recently mentioned the game to a work colleague and proceeded to show him footage as I knew there was newly released clips from E3 2015. I then proceeded to check the resolution setting on youtube and kept saying "that's not right, it's much more detailed than that"....loaded up the original trailer we saw and they're a world apart.

I do still have hopes for this game but it clearly shows how much bullshit we're fed in the run up to console releases and at E3...early footage is clearly pre-rendered and/or running on beastly PC's that are way more powerful than the system the game is coming out on but that's what they're aiming for....the reality is they often don't reach their aim on graphic fidelity.
To be fair on Ubi (I think) haven't they now taken a line of "no target renders"?

Sadly, the footage for The Division was created prior to this.
In reality that isn't anything new and the majority of people probably won't even notice the difference.
Wah, wah, wah, resolution this, framerate that, I grew up in the 80's! Big was all the rage back then, Hair, shoulder pads, pixels so I'm not bothered by big pixels now!
Framerate, 60fps? Are you people retarded? Hello? A game made at 30fps lasts twice as long! Value for money people!
I am not usually one for resolution this or that etc. But what I am talking about in this game is the game engine if you notice the earlier footage the snowdrop engine is amazing (Car door's react when player is near them or going for cover, window/chassis/tyre damage.....smoke/light particles etc) - this entire engine looks dumbed down in 2015's footage. So even if in 2013 it was run on an amazing PC and 2015 is showing PS4 for example it wouldn't cover the acutally game engine all it would cover is RES / FPS / Particle effect. Not the animation / environment reactions with combat, Hell even the UI is dumbed down (No more 3D Map / 3D arm holo UI).

Don't get me wrong I like the concept of this game and I will probably buy it, but the wind is defiantly taken out of the sails for this game for me.
 

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Uh-huh, suuureee @HERMAN_JELMET :D

And @Solo-nite , don't you know anything about marketing? The products are seldom as good as advertised! ;)
 
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