Rainbow Six Series Part 10 – Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard

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Rainbow Six Series Part 10 – Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard

Can you believe we are 10 entries deep into our history of Rainbow Six series?

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard (2011) iOS, Android

By 2011, mobile gaming was really taking off and many companies were looking at bringing some of the major licenses to the iOS and Android market. Gameloft was given the chance to turn Rainbow Six into a mobile success. Early indications were good as Gameloft had a lot of success with mobile shooters such as N.O.V.A and Modern Combat.
Shadow Vanguard was far more tactical than the last few Rainbow Six console games. Gameloft tried really hard to bring the series back to its more strategic roots. One of the things that many people liked was how you could use fiber optics to look into a room before you went in it. Here you could mark enemies and come up with a plan before you burst into the room. It made Shadow Vanguard a much more strategic kind of game. Each of the missions you take on would have a main objective that you had to do as well as a secondary objective for more skilled players.
There was a single player campaign that did not exactly blow people away, but the narrative going from mission to mission was set during the early days of the Rainbow team. There was also multiplayer modes which could be played via Bluetooth or online. Sadly back in 2011 mobile online servers were not quite what they are today and many people had various issues when trying to play online.
Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard was quite an ambitious game and one that really could have done with a sequel. We feel that had Gameloft been given another game that a Shadow Vanguard 2 could have been something truly awesome…. And most likely filled with a million micro transactions.

Rainbow Six Lockdown Part 6

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Rainbow Six Lockdown Part 6
The History Of The Rainbow Six Series Part 6
Get ready to dish out some more orders to your squad as we have a look at another one of the classic games in the Rainbow Six series.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown (2005) Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, PC

By now, Rainbow Six was one of the premier shooter franchises and for this installment, things to a bit more of an action heavy kind of feel. Once again you play as Rainbow team. In the year 2009, you have been tasked with putting a stop to a terrorist organization called Global Liberation Front who have a virus called Legion that they want to unleash.

The console versions of the game were certainly more action based. Added into the console versions were these sniper sections which had a real shooter gallery kind of feel as you had to pick off various targets. Interestingly these sniper sections were not in the PC game. While Rainbow Six Lockdown still featured many of the tactical elements from past games. Action certainly seemed to be the direction that Ubisoft wanted to take the series in.

This more action heavy game resulted in mixed reviews, especially for the PC version as many fans felt this was a dumbed down version of what they had come to love.

Both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox would get their own exclusive online mode with the PlayStation 2 having Rivalry and the Xbox having a mode called Persistent Elite Creation which was actually a huge deal and something many people got into. The GameCube version did not support online play, but it did have an exclusive 2 player co-op mode.

This is not one of the more popular games in the series and you could argue that the response it got made Ubisoft take a long hard look at the series. 

Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 Is Now Live!
Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 Is Now Live!

Overwatch is an awesome game. It is not just that it is a very fun and accessible first person shooter. But the whole style and lore behind it that has really gotten people hooked. Blizzard really did knock it out of the park.

Last year, Junkenstein’s Revenge was a huge success and now the mode is back as part of this year’s Halloween event. But rather than just playing through a few hordes of enemies. You can now play it for as long as you like in order to see how long you can last.

The real star though is the new Halloween themed skins which people are going crazy for and really praying that they are going to get when they open up a loot box. There is going to be a ton of cool new items for us to try and get and we have until the 2nd of November to get them which should hopefully be enough time to make it happen.

The fact that Blizzard is giving this away for free is one of the reasons that so many people get into Overwatch. Sure you have to grind like hell to get them all, but as the game is so much fun to play, many people really do not mind this at all.

So remember you have until November 2nd to take advantage of this. This is certainly something we are going to do as we were really bummed out last year when they took Junkenstein’s Revenge away after the event finished! 

Spray Bullets With Jitter Controller Mod
Have Fun With Jitter Mod Spray Bullets

Jitter Mod Controller Xbox One - Jitter Mod Controller Ps4
Jitter Mod Controllers

Ok, so we all know that any good game of Call Of Duty is just full of people running around the map, looking to kill anything that moves. Our series of high-end modded controllers for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 have some great mods, but one that we are really proud of is Jitter!

Now Jitter does not work on all of the Call Of Duty games, it is mainly used for the newer ones. But wow is it a ton of fun and it just makes having a game of Call Of Duty that extra bit fun or it can even get you out of a jam if you find yourself in the wrong part of the map all by yourself.

This mod is called Jitter because when you have it activated, you are actually shooting bullets at a faster rate than the game intends you to do! This is awesome and you literally just fill the screen with bullets and it is a lot of fun to see another player wonder just what the heck is going on as you do.
We know that using Jitter all the time may not be to everyone’s taste. That is why this mod still allows you to aim with the left trigger. When you do this and then fire, Jitter will not happen so you will still fire like normal.

If you like to have a little bit of fun every now and again and if you like that fun to result in lots of people getting blown away by your epic COD skills, turn on the Jitter mod and watch the bullets fly.

The History Of The Rainbow Six Series Part 5
The History Of The Rainbow Six Series Part 5
Today we are looking at one of the more interesting entries in the Rainbow Six series.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow (2004) Xbox
As you would probably have expected Rainbow Six 3 on PC had plenty of expansion packs. Well during this time, Xbox Live was just starting to take off and Ubisoft saw this as an opportunity to test the waters with consoles have “expansion packs” while not the same as a PC expansion pack, Black Arrow allowed Xbox gamers to have some fun and play some more Rainbow Six 3.

Black Arrow was designed with Xbox Live in mind and the two main new things were the game modes Total Conquest and Retrieval. This was the main selling point of Black Arrow. As well as having these two online game modes, Lone Rush was an offline mode that could be played in multiplayer via split screen
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While there was only a couple of game modes, Black Arrow actually did have some work done on a gameplay level. Ubisoft worked really hard to make the game a much more fun and fair online experience. The original console version of Rainbow Six 3 on Xbox had an exploit called “Lean Walking” that could make games very unfair. This was one of the main things that Ubisoft went in and fixed with Black Arrow.

With ten single player missions and an incredible 14 multiplayer maps. While Black Arrow was made with Xbox Live in mind there was still a lot to do here for the person who just enjoyed playing Rainbow Six 3 on their own.

As a first try to see if console gamers would be willing to pay a little more for an add on experience, Black Arrow was actually very well done and popular with fans of Rainbow Six 3.

The History Of The Rainbow Six Series Part 4

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The History Of The Rainbow Six Series Part 4
The History Of The Rainbow Six Series Part 4
Here we go again as we look at the next installment in the Rainbow Six series.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 (2003/2004) Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube
Rainbow Six was no stranger to console having appeared on PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast. But this would be the series’ first entry on this generation of console. The game was originally released on the Xbox before making an appearance on the PlayStation 2 and GameCube the following year.
While this version is called Rainbow Six 3, you will notice the subtitle is missing. That is because the console versions are completely different to the PC. There is no complex planning of missions before you do them like in the PC version (which is one of the major things about the Rainbow Six series) and in general, the game has a much more action feel to it. The story was also very different to what the PC version offered. The rainbow team is sent to South America to investigate a series of terrorist attacks and soon finds out that it is the president of Venezuela who is behind them.
Players now only control one character, Ding Chavez who is the field commander of the Rainbow team. You can still dish out orders to the rest of the team, but you only have direct control of the one character. In general, this is a much more streamlined Rainbow Six experience. But while this sounds bad, Rainbow Six 3 on console is actually a very fun game in its own right, especially the Xbox version which got great reviews at the time. The PlayStation and GameCube versions of the game did not get quite as high review scores at the time. 
Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare Halloween Event
Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare Halloween Event!
Now, this is a pleasant surprise! While all eyes are firmly on Call Of Duty World War II. Most of us thought that Activision had pretty much wiped their hands clean of Infinite Warfare, well as far as new content went. But that has proven not to be the case.
While we all know that Overwatch is having their annual Halloween event. The big surprise this week is that Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare is also going to be having some fun this Halloween. Running up until the 1st of November. Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare players will be able to score some awesome supply drops that have themed loot. The event is being called Willard Wyler’s Halloween Scream and it sounds like a blast. The Carnage multiplayer map looks awesome and we are also getting double XP as well.
A new game mode is being added called Gesture Warfare which allows you to kill opponents by using hand gestures! Now this sound crazy, but it looks like something that is going to be a ton of fun.
There has also been talk of boss battles from the Zombies mode being made into their own thing, but this is one thing that Activision has not really been clear on. We do not know if they are adding bosses to the zombie’s maps or putting them all together in their own mode. Either way, you can count us in with this as our modded controllers are awesome in zombies mode.
We think it is really cool that Activision are having this last update in Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare as one last hurrah for the game before Call Of Duty World War II is released. 

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Our Thoughts On The Beta

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Our Thoughts On The Beta
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Our Thoughts On The Beta
As Mods “R” Us are very excited for the release of Star Wars Battlefront, today we were lucky enough to be part of the beta on PlayStation 4 and we thought we would share our early thoughts.
First thing, this game is pure eye candy. Having a blaster battle on the streets of Naboo is really breathtaking. The folks at Dice have just done an amazing job. The first Battlefront was already a good looking game and this one here takes it to a whole new level.
There is far more going on with this beta than you would think, even though there is only a couple of different levels to play as and characters to be. We spent most of the time in the Galactic Assault mode where you pick from one of the four classes and either make a charge or defend. It is a lot of fun and a more refined gameplay experience than the first Battlefront.
The other mode that we spent a lot of time in was Arcade. Specifically, the mode where it let us play as Darth Maul and just kick ass! This was a ton of fun and it kind of felt like a horde mode. You just mow down wave after wave of enemies trying to get more time as you do so you can keep on playing. There is also a starfighter mode where you control ships, but we have not spent enough time with that mode to comment just yet.
One thing that Battlefront 2 has is loot boxes and when you first fire up the game you get three. Overwatch made a big deal of loot boxes and it looks like Star Wars Battlefront 2 is going to be doing the same thing. In all, we had a lot of fun playing this for a couple of hours and we look forward to spending more time with it in the coming days.
The History Of The Rainbow Six Part 1
The History Of The Rainbow Six Part 1
Today we are starting a new series where we look back at the Rainbow Six series. It might blow your mind when you realize that this series has been around since 1998!
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six (1998) Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PC, Sega Dreamcast
The first game to really make Tom Clancy a big deal in the world of video games (as he had been in other media) was the original Rainbow Six game. The game was first released on PC and then was ported to console via the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and then a little later, the Sega Dreamcast.
It has been reported that for this game, Tom Clancy wanted a shooter that was more tactical based and required the player to think before they would shoot. The Rainbow team is an elite counter terrorism unit that is sent into various places to bring down a target and save hostages. For the time the story was pretty in depth, but these days it is probably seen as a bit simplistic.
It was the strategic gameplay that hooked many people. A mission can be completed in mere minutes, but this mission may have to be replayed over and over again. There is a lot of trial and error in Rainbow Six as the player tries to figure out what is the best way to go about completing a mission. Watching all your planning work out and the mission be successful is a great feeling.
At the time of the release the PC version was reviewed pretty well, but this kind of game was not something console gamers were used to and as a result, the console versions were not reviewed as well. Especially the Dreamcast version which many reviewers at the time said was a lazy port.
While it may seem basic by today’s standard, the original Rainbow Six is a real landmark video game and if you are interested in checking it out. The PlayStation version an actually be downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer Its Finally Back
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer Its Back
You may think the title of today’s blog is kind of weird as Battlefront II is not actually here yet, but we are not talking about Star Wars Battlefront II that is coming out in November and getting its beta later this week. But the original Star Wars Battlefront II from 2005!
How crazy is this? It has been announced that GOG and Steam are doing some kind of team up and players who have the game on Steam can play against those who purchased it on GOG. It has been a very long time since the Battlefront II servers were shut down, but we are sure people will be very excited about this as Battlefront II had a ton of content.
Now the bad news is that this is for PC players only. So those of us who have the game on Xbox or PlayStation 2 are out of luck. To be fair it would be near impossible for the old consoles to get back online. But it is still really awesome how Disney has brought this back for PC players.
We have even heard some people say that this is a very good thing. Not just because Star Wars Battlefront II is awesome. But because if successful, it could mean that they might consider bringing back some of the other older Star Wars games and bringing them online as well.
As you can tell, here at Mods “R” Us, we could not be any more excited for Star Wars Battlefront II (we mean the new one!) and getting the beta this week, plus the chance to play the original Battlefront II just adds to that excitement.