Found a nice Ghost Recon news site, Ghostrecon.net, and on top of some impressions from the E3 visiting gamer scribes here, I'm fairly pumped. The site has some movies of the game in operation but I still can't find a screenshot anywhere.
Here's the official poop description from UbiSoft:
I don't pretend to understand gaming PR but it seems curious there's been no mention of Ghost anywhere at Red Storm's site. It's like the game is a ... ghost or something.
War has begun on Russian soil and threatens to encompass the globe. Lead an elite infantry team through a series of military missions around the world, ranging from covert actions to search-and-rescue operations, to all-out firefights in this first-person squad-based
Ah, ghostrecon.net's by the guys behind Pie's Tactics I think (a popular Rogue Spear/R6 fan site).
By Robert Mayer on Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 09:37 pm:
The game impressed me at E3. I dunno, I'm a sucker for military themed shooters, though goodness knows Spec Ops was one that I didn't like. Ghost Recon seems more accessible than the Rainbow Six, Rogue Spear stuff--no planning, straight-up military missions (kill stuff, blow stuff up) and what looks at this stage to be some pretty decent AI. The game is in Ubi Soft's electronic E3 press kit, btw.
By Geo on Sunday, May 27, 2001 - 12:36 am:
I'm hangin' out at Ghost Recon.net's forums. People are actually pretty well behaved there, imagine! :)
I've read some interviews and it looks like there will be some bits of stealth and actual recon (just a little), so it's not necessarily Duke Nukem. :) I'm keen on the addition of different specialty classes (ala, say, Team Fortress) and skills points in the single player campaign. I guess R6/RS had different classes, but I didn't pay much attention.
By Geo on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 12:20 am:
Ah, in keeping with my new "gets everything wrong" reputation, Pie's Tactics has nothing to do with Ghostrecon.net apparently. And they've linked here, so I thought I'd correct myself. Although I don't think anyone here much is paying attention. :)
By Mark Asher on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 12:37 am:
"Ah, in keeping with my new "gets everything wrong" reputation, Pie's Tactics has nothing to do with Ghostrecon.net apparently."
Geo, what is it you do for a living? Write for a newspaper? Which one? The Weekly World News. :)
Sorry, couldn't resist a little jab.
By Anonymous on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 03:33 pm:
"Although I don't think anyone here much is paying attention. :)"
Oh, people are definitely paying attention. :=p
Yah, http://www.ghostrecon.net is a good site -- to bad I don't have anything to do with it.
Pie from Pie's Tactics (who doesn't have an account...hmmm).
By Aszurom on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 06:57 pm:
Geo is actually the escaped alien "Bat Baby" often featured on the cover of WWN. They have an amazingly fast lifecycle, reaching adulthood in under a year, and at this point he's elderly and going senile.
By TomChick on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 09:21 pm:
Hey, everybody, it's Pie!
Hi, Pie. I'm honored that you'd drop in. We do a lot of Rogue Spear at the LAN party I have at my house and I'm constantly dropping by your site to get maps, mods, the skinny on which weapons are best, etc. I love your site. Keep up the good work.
By Mark Asher on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 10:10 pm:
Yeah, and if you want an account, just email me.
You don't need an account to post. You can just type in your name (and email if you want). Just hit "last day" to see messages from the last 24 hours. I post without using an account.
If you want an account, email me though.
By David Smalley on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 12:01 pm:
I've heard a lot of good stuff on Rainbow Six: Ghost Recon. I am a big fan of Swat games like Swat 3 and Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. From the looks of it, I think Ghost Recon is leaning more towards the Delta Force: Land Warrior style!
By Mike Shannon on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 - 08:34 pm:
Ghostrecon.net is brought to you by the same guys that bring you Aggression (www.agr-s.com) and run the newsgroup alt.games.rainbow-six. I hope this clears up any questions of who put the site up and we look forward to serving all your Ghost Recon needs.
Stats Keeper of Aggression
By Geo on Thursday, June 28, 2001 - 03:10 pm:
I don't write for WEekly World News. I write for The Onion!
* Pie's Tactics revealed as true creator of Blue's News, Fatbabies and Daily Radar!
Stay tuned for more factual errors!
But seriously, thanks for clearing it up. I think I just saw some news link back to Pie's for something and assumed, wrongly, they were affiliated sites. :)