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  1. Where'd everybody go?
  2. Never mind. Back to waiting for GRAW2 to become backwards compatible on Xbox One, or for the new GR ("Wildlands") to announce PVP multiplayer gameplay. Won't hold my breathe for either.
  3. Hey Christian. I was happy to point you out to my family when we were watching Viceland tonight. Abandoned buildings and "urban exploration" have always interested me. Happy to see my Ghost Recon world meet up with reality. That was a very cool surprise. Thanks
  4. Hey gang, I realize this is an odd and/or OLD thing to need help with, but it's new to me. Long story short, I've been waiting for the next Ghost Recon to appear on Xbox basically since GRAW 2 was released. Anything released as GR after GRAW2 didn't count in my book. Now after waiting years for GRAW2 to become backwards compatible on Xbox One, I finally said " this" and bought GRAW2 on PC without any thought whatsoever. I have never played PC games (not since the 1980's at least). As you may have guessed, I was surprised to say the least when GRAW2 installed, and in the controller section, there is nowhere to configure my Xbox One (or any other console's) controller. I'm ready to play GRAW2 on my laptop (huge downgrade from my 60" plasma) but am not willing to also sacrifice my controller to basically learn this game from scratch. If there's ANYTHING AT ALL I can do, that will allow me to play GRAW2 with a console controller, please help me. As stated, I've already made huge quality concessions to jump in and play my favorite game of old time -- I didn't also expect to have to learn how to modify the game, or do much work at all. If this is easy for you, or you'd simply be happy to have another player in GRAW2 online on PC, please help me. If all goes well, I'll connect my laptop via HDMI to my plasma and hopefully be having a great time later today or tonight. Thanks! Eric
  5. Thank you Christian! I've waited this long, so no problem. I'll continue supporting and following your work -- past and present -- and obviously look forward to anything and everything you get into in the future. So many thanks!
  6. Maybe I'm buying consoles when I shouldn't (haven't turned it on in a while; not currently interested or even in a position to buy a PC). I need something.
  7. Although I realize that it is harder than it sounds, I agree with the sentiment of this. A "spiritual successor" is sorely needed in this drought. There's nothing in the Ghost Recon niche now, and some people will say that's been the case all the way back to the last release from the GRAW series. We're talking like a nine year gap here (at least for me, in the console-owner camp). Nine years. F!@?
  8. Extremely picky "gamer" seeking multiplayer 'Rush' not seen or felt since GRAW 2. Looking for where simplicity meets a passionate blend of strategy on the Y-axis. The only games off the top of my head that I've ever played that fill this addictions' cravings are: Ghost Recon series from Xbox, NFL 2K5, GRAW series from Xbox 360, All-Pro Football 2K8, and actually...that's about it. I've been lurking on these forums for years, but am a console-only player when it comes to video games. Unfortunately, it looks as though the release of the Serellan games onto console was poor timing for me personally, as I usually (and I did) sell the "old" console to help pay for the current console around the first 12-months of a consoles release. I was on here clamoring for an Xbox 360 release, and it looks like that happened, but that's of little consolation to me in 2016. I'm 34 now, so I just don't get to, or have the desire to play games if I can't get drawn in like the Ghost Recon series. I can't, or won't, or just don't substitute in 'Game X' to bide my time -- I do something else entirely if it's not working for me -- so no offense, but games that are just "OK", or any recommendations based on the lack of other options rather than the quality of the game won't cut it. I remember when I sold my Xbox for the 360 and was slightly maddened by the fact that the NFL 2K series was cancelled between consoles, and at least initially the GRAW series hadn't scratched my Ghost Recon 2 cravings. I feel like that even more now since I kinda got nothin' except for some annual sports titles. It's less annoying because this trend has me where it is now, where I don't even think of playing games (it's own problematic issue; most likely a result from my own described perspective here) -- but on a rare day like today -- where I actually have an opportunity and the drive? What am I to play? I spent like an hour trying to verify whether GRAW 2 is backwards compatible (another sad state of affairs), only to find it ain't. Thank you!
  9. Extremely picky "gamer" seeking multiplayer 'Rush' not seen or felt since GRAW 2. Looking for where simplicity meets a passionate blend of strategy on the Y-axis. The only games off the top of my head that I've ever played that fill this addictions' cravings are: Ghost Recon series from Xbox, NFL 2K5, GRAW series from Xbox 360, All-Pro Football 2K8, and actually...that's about it. I've been lurking on these forums for years, but am a console-only player when it comes to video games. Unfortunately, it looks as though the release of the Serellan games onto console was poor timing for me personally, as I usually (and I did) sell the "old" console to help pay for the current console around the first 12-months of a consoles release. I was on here clamoring for an Xbox 360 release, and it looks like that happened, but that's of little consolation to me in 2016. I'm 34 now, so I just don't get to, or have the desire to play games if I can't get drawn in like the Ghost Recon series. I can't, or won't, or just don't substitute in 'Game X' to bide my time -- I do something else entirely if it's not working for me -- so no offense, but games that are just "OK", or any recommendations based on the lack of other options rather than the quality of the game won't cut it. I remember when I sold my Xbox for the 360 and was slightly maddened by the fact that the NFL 2K series was cancelled between consoles, and at least initially the GRAW series hadn't scratched my Ghost Recon 2 cravings. I feel like that even more now since I kinda got nothin' except for some annual sports titles. It's less annoying because this trend has me where it is now, where I don't even think of playing games (it's own problematic issue; most likely a result from my own described perspective here) -- but on a rare day like today -- where I actually have an opportunity and the drive? What am I to play? I spent like an hour trying to verify whether GRAW 2 is backwards compatible (another sad state of affairs), only to find it ain't. Thank you!
  10. I can see the review now. No longer do gamers have to put up with power hungry hosts, or the same old 'kill the other team' multiplayer modes that gamers have been growing sick of. Luckily Ubisoft is leading by example by only offering objective modes which at heart, are all essentially capture the flag and hamburger hill game types. Just because something was fun (team elimination, stealth) doesn't mean it should exist. Editor's choice baby. PS: Whats up with the hate on "camping" AKA ambushing the other team? The way I see it, it was smart and strategic play. I valued my life. Id be curious to see how "run n gunners" would fare in the military overseas. In games, I loved to move up as far as possible (sometimes as close to enemies spawn as possible) and face toward my spawn and shoot the enemy in the back. They'd never expect it. I use to get people on my team yelling at me "Jingle Johnson! What the F are you doing? Youre looking the wrong way." Theyd complain we were losing because of idiots like me. Then the final score would be shown on screen, I'd be a +6 and they'd be a -2.
  11. Q: "A lot of fans are surprised at the new direction of the Ghost Recon franchise. Can you explain the reasoning behind the changes?" A: "About a hundred dollars"
  12. When did the game that seemed to be the most realistic, with the most options become the "this is how it's going to go" step-dad?
  13. GunTeng you're selling me on FPS, and I haven't bought or played a FPS game since Xbox Ghost Recon back in 2002. The only thing that keeps me hesitant to get on board is the lack of peripheral vision in FPS games. Again, I haven't played a FPS game in a decade now (wow, damn time flies) - but I'm going to assume that this is still an issue in the FPS genre. It's like walking around with both hands pressed up on your face at your eyes. I sure as hell wouldn't feel safe riding a bicycle that way, nevertheless enter a battlefield where my life is on the line. Now, in 2002, I, nor anyone I knew owned a widescreen TV. Now that widescreen is standard, I would hope that somehow this could remedy my complaint. Either that, or a TPS-type view that's extremely zoomed in where maybe you just see the dude's head - a compromise....I don't know.
  14. Regarding Coco, this is part of the problem. They're throwing money at irrelevance to campaign for them, they're making expensive, glorified commercials packaged as a movie, and meanwhile, the loyal long-time fans are working for free to help shape the game out on their boards for years, and instead they probably threw money at some research group instead of listening to the people that have been lining up with cash in hand for years. I know they keep lots of statistics on multiplayer matches. I can't imagine that by just paying a little attention (and what about appreciation?) to your consumers, it wouldn't take more than a couple days to realize 95% of all rooms were a Team Elimination mode (a mode which is absent until or if announced), drones were always turned off, as well as killcams. Anything that Ubisoft could possibly do wrong to harm their franchise, they did, very well. After trying to communicate this with them, I feel like Tom Cruise asking Rain Man how much a candy bar is. I imagine it's very frustrating to see a man calculate complicated equations in his mind, but also watch him fail to answer the easy question. The only difference is that it wasn't Rain Man's fault that he answered "about a hundred dollars" - he was born that way. Ubisoft willfully turns a blind-eye. How this is going to be good for business, I don't know.
  15. I wonder why they scrapped the "original new" GR? I don't get into sales figures and this versus that, but my impression from my personal experience and reading is that the GR was a big success. I wouldn't be surprised if someone in the know told me that GR and GR2 were at one time, the most overwhelmingly popular titles being played on XBL. And, with GRAW2, there are full rooms every night I have been on, and we're talking 5 years later! Compare GRs (and original Xbox Splinter Cell) popularity with the latest Splinter Cell: no one is online. When you remove versus multiplayer (and why?) there's nothing to keep you coming back, because no longer can you expect a unique experience. I don't know. Sorry for ranting about this all day. I think it's systemic of corporate greed culture. When you make a profit, stockholders want more profit, and even more the next time. How do you increase profits without sacrificing quality? When you sacrifice quality, how could you expect a profit after everyone eventually catches on that things aren't quite the same? "The good old days" - that saying has been around a long time. Probably because everything good eventually turns to ###### when profits are expected to be increased every year.