As planned, Ubisoft released a demo of Splinter Cell: Conviction on Xbox Live this morning. Rather short, it is still possible to test some of the new features of this new episode, such as the interrogation sequences or the Mark and Execute. You will notice that the level shown here looks a lot like a tutorial, but you should know it is not the opening chapter of the game, which clearly indicates that they added some information for the player to understand what he should do and what the possible interactions are. The video was captured in realistic mode, which is challenging enough to let you have your own fun, as bullets can kill you very quickly. The AI is not always perfect but even so, going through the level undetected, and staying alive, is not that easy.
I think it was apparent to people.. even before the system launched.. that the early launch of the Dreamcast was risky. So I can see how EA might want to play hardball to sweeten the deal on said risk (1 Hour ago)
They also sold 2K and exited the console business... so maybe it wasn't all the best course of action after all :D (2 Hours ago)
That's what I meant lol. NFL, not NHL. (2 Hours ago)
it's pretty shitty to deny a system because of Visual Concepts though. They hadn't even produced anything yet and EA was a giant even then (2 Hours ago)
EA's license is supposed to be up this year I think. I wish 2K could make an NFL game again. (2 Hours ago)
NFL2K was also the franchise that made it painfully obvious how little Madden was changing year to year. EA had to buy the NFL, and 2K bought the MLB in response I believe. (2 Hours ago)
Even though EA had their games on the Saturn and that flopped hard, the Saturn ran headlong into the famous "$299" mic drop moment. (2 Hours ago)