Gaming Ubisoft shows off The Division's Snowdrop Engine

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  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    The Division gameplay looked absolutely incredible. So incredible in fact, people are questioning whether it was a 'target render' , aka 'bullshots' in motion.
     
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    "Tom Clancy's The Division is a third-person tactical shooter RPG MMO"

    *facepalm*

    Just...no.
     
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    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    It looks good but I won't be buying it unless there is a beta or something so I can see how the 3rd person works as I generally don't like 3rd person games.
     
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    Look up the Limit Theory update videos if you want to know anything else about this nodal based coding. Josh (the lone developer of LT) has raved about the benefits and has been using nodes for everything; AI, UI, research trees etc.
     
  6. Dave Lister

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    Looks impressive.
     
  7. r3loaded

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    Small tip for bit-tech - please could you use YouTube's iframe embed code instead of directly using a Flash object? That way it'll use HTML5 for video by default. I'm unable to view the video on my iPad and had to go to my desktop to watch it.
     
  8. mi1ez

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    I didn't have the video on Chrome on my Windows machine either. Been an issue for a while...
     
  9. LordPyrinc

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    Every time I try out a game that is 3rd person view I just get frustrated and disappointed. If you can play something like Skyrim in first person view, why the heck would you make a shooter game third person? It just doesn't make sense to me. It's disorienting and awkward. Give me a view down the sights of the gun and I'll play it. I don't want to be staring at the rear end of my character the whole time, blocking part of the field of view. I especially detest the main character being placed off center on some of these games. I've always felt that first person view is more immersive to the player and just feels more natural.
     
  10. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    I also generally don't like 3rd person games but there have been exceptionss... the most recent Tomb Raider with massive in your face boobies and also a game from some years ago called Dark Sector. Actually Dark Sector looks very nice graphically even now. Dead Space was also a game I hated initially because of the 3rd person but when I actually went back and played it I liked it a lot.

    The Division looks very good and I don't know why some are suggesting it's pre-rendered. Top game engines are certainly at this level and beyond.
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    Works fine on my Surface RT... :D

    /runs
     
  12. AlienwareAndy

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    Ain't gonna lie, that looks gorgeous.
     
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    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    I'm excited to see how this game turns out; it looks extremely promising!
     
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    LOL

    Had some trouble with Youtube on Chrome personally, and got friends who have had trouble with it on Firefox.
     
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    Let me know when I can get apps for Digg Reader and Pocket on it (apps that are also available on my Nexus 4) :D

    But yeah, I use Firefox on my Linux desktop and I have Flash installed but disabled because it runs like crap. Doesn't help that Adobe abandoned Linux on Flash 11 and only update it for security fixes. Hence I try to live a Flash-free existence.
     
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