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It’s your last chance to take part in the Ubisoft Game “For Honor” Beta. It is for a limited time only February 9th – 12th. If you have not heard us talk about it on the 1Up Weekend Live Show, or read the post in the past.For Honor is an action fighting game set during a medieval period inspired fantasy setting. Players can play as a character from three different factions, namely The Legion, The Chosen, and The Warborn. The three factions represent knights, samurai, and Vikings, respectively.
Here is the short version, you have three factions each, mix and match or fight as a faction itself. Gameplay includes Campaign, Duels, Domination 4 on 4 battles, Brawls, Elimination matches, Skirmishes. Get your Beta Today
The bloodthirsty warlord, Apollyon, believes the people of the Knights, Vikings, and Samurai have grown weak and wants to create an age of all-out war through manipulation of each faction. To this end the perspectives of characters within each faction are shown as events are shaped, battles are waged, and agendas are created as Apollyon works to ensure continuous sparks of conflict between the Legion, the Warborn, and the Chosen.
Originally starting with three characters in the “Alpha” Wardens, Kensei, and Raiders and a single map. Ubisoft expanded twice in the last two Beta’s. First beta characters included the “Alpha” team along with Conquerors, Berserkers, and Orochi. Second beta characters included “Alpha” & first “Beta” teams along with Peacekeepers, Nobushi, and Warlords.
With the last Beta coming, and new characters on the roster will we see gameplay with Lawbringer, Valkyries, and Shugoki? While we are not sure yet, the announcement of these new characters or will it be a season pass required.
Ubisoft and the FOR HONOR team are creating an aggressive rollout plan for the next year. With season battles with will bring new characters and new maps in this never ending war.
Each season will add new expansions maps to fight over with new unique characters. The ability to customize with new armor, weapon, and the look.
Tell us what you think of FOR HONOR, have you played it, are you looking forward to it?
Play the beta, let us know share your insight!
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Golden Globe nominated actor Richard Hatch, whose career spanned nearly a half-decade, today passed into eternity while surrounded by family and friends after an extended illness. Best known as Captain Apollo in the 1978 original Battlestar Galactica, and then as Tom Zarek in the 2003 re-imagined version, His career started with a stint on All My Children in 1971 as Philip Brent, and put in appearances on series ranging from Hawaii Five-O to The Streets of San Franciscoto Baywatch. In more recent years Richard has been featured in a range of independent productions.
In the decades after the original Battlestar Galactica, he had gone on to write a number of novels in the same universe and developed a short film, Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming. Original BSG series actors John Colicos (Baltar), Terry Carter (Col. Tigh) and Jack Stauffer (Bojay) appeared in the trailer alongside Hatch. His various projects were an effort to keep the interest around the franchise alive and to try to convince Universal to revisit the series.
Richard hadn’t intended to wind up as an actor, he’d often said that it wasn’t something that had occurred to him because he was too shy and insecure. His dream before he discovered the stage was to become an Olympic pole vaulter. When an English class was overbooked in college, he wound up enrolling in an oral interpretation class instead. “It turned out to be my worst nightmare, because I had to get up in front of people and read.” he says, laughing. “I found myself flunking the course because I would choke up. I could hardly open my mouth.” Over time he managed to overcome his fears, and now helps new actors by offering acting workshops in the Los Angeles area as well as during his annual convention circuit. His classes were lauded for their ability to bring new actors out of their shells, and for helping tune skills of more experienced performers. One reviewer commented about Richard and his workshop:
Richard Hatch is a man of many gifts, not the least of which is uncanny insight into an actor’s true potential and how we get in our own way and block that potential. Richard is both very tough and very compassionate. In just six months of working together, Richard has coaxed performances out of me that I never would have dreamed possible.
Even though it’d now been nearly eight years since the ending of the re-imagined Galactica series, he had continued to host annual Battlestar Galactica panels at the San Diego Comic-Con and DragonCon, where fans would listen to his stories of the series, and of his continued enthusiasm and encouragement for its future.
Richard is survived by a son, Paul.
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Tom Clancy’s known author for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears and many more books. In 1996 Clancy Co-founded the video game developer “Red Strom Entertainment” later to be bought by Ubisoft Entertainment. Starting with Rainbow Six Series in 1998, later with Ghost Recon Series in 2001 & Splinter Cell Series in 2002. Tom Clancy’s name has been notorious with great military and covert novels, and great story telling games. While Ubisoft and Tom Clancy’s have created additional series these three have been the most innovative as the years go by. Ending 2016 with Rainbow Six Siege, and The Division losing steam after a few months of gameplay. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was not an anticipated title. It seems to show similar gameplay and storyline as “The Division”.
In January 2017 Ubisoft announced a Beta would be available in February. While we have only played for about 24 hours of gameplay, the story in just the Beta itself has been intriguing. You are a play as the leader of an Elite Military Group called “The Ghosts” brought into help. Set in the Bolivia countryside battling aginst the Drug Cartel. With open world settings that you can play solo or with drop-in / drop-out multiplayer you find yourself battling cartel leader Santa Blanca and the local government. It has a “Grand Theft Auto” element to it as well, so with the local government officers (who will show has a purple dot on the map) if you kill one of them and if they have enough time to radio in. You will get a check mark on your screen that will tell other local government officers that you are a target. You can get up to 4 check marks, while I have not seen what 4 check marks will bring out. 2 will bring an amazing amount of officers to your locations. They will have better weapons, and able to see you from a further distance, and well just hurt more.
So far one of the best gameplay additions I have seen is the solo play vs the multiplayer. In the previous Tom Clancy’s game like “The Division” solo play is just that solo. With “Wildlands” your solo is with an AI team, that you can improve with skill points. They will revive you, cover your, sync shots with you, target enemies for you that are close that you may not even see. When driving you can cue them to attack targets enemies or vehicles that show on your map. When on foot, they stay behind you unless you cue them to sync a target (with skill points cue up to 3 additional targets), and even then they manage to stay out of site and not alert all of the enemies nearby.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands hits the shelves on July 3rd of 2017. Right now you can apply for the closed Beta, and I am sure you will see an open Beta in the next few months. To apply for the beta follow this link: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
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