I’m so excited for Rainbow 6 Siege

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One of the best games that was revealed at E3 2014, in my opinion, is the upcoming Rainbow 6 Siege. I’ve always been a fan of the Rainbow 6 games but I think this iteration is going to take things further and better than ever imagined.

For those who have missed it the new Rainbow 6 Siege takes you away from the idea that a terrorist organisation has taken over a town or office block and is now more about small sieges in residential buildings where you need to break in and rescue hostages or take out the opposition.

The multiplayer mode is definitely where most of my excitement lies, you either take the side of the good guys who are going to attack the house and eliminate the terrorists. Or you are the terrorists and you need to defend your ground against the incoming police.

Both sides have unique challenges and gadgets where the defenders can block up certain windows and utilise the home security cameras to monitor what is going on. The idea is to funnel the police into areas where you can take them out. The police, on the other hand, need to find a way in going through certain windows, walls or basements to try and eliminate the opposition. The police also have cool gadgets like mini robots with mounted cameras and obviously full view of the entire outside of the house.

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The reason this is making the news again is because Ubisoft have revealed that they are creating their own blog and subreddit to help give the community insight into the process and answer any questions regarding the game.

But in reality all they are doing is creating multiple propaganda outlets to try and ensure only the good news about the game is revealed and any and all negatives are hidden as far away as possible. The idea that the developer and publisher should have a public outlet acting like a media site, to me, is ridiculous.

There is a famous quote that I love which is

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations.”

As pointed out the other day this isn’t entirely correct as journalists can publish nice things, however it is done with the knowledge that they can and will publish the truth no matter what the intended audience actually wants to hear. A publisher-controlled blog is nothing more than a public relations outlet that is entirely designed to convince you to part with your money.

So if you see anyone quoting anything from official blogs as proof against allegations against the game you have my permission to hit them so hard with a wet fish that they will think IRC has returned.

Last Updated: October 10, 2014

Gavin Mannion

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