Americas Army Invades 360


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Red Storm brings the next installment of the Army's official videogame exclusively to 360.

by Hilary Goldstein

June 11, 2007 - Master Chief has some competition in the form of true blue U.S. soldiers. Red Storm, the team behind Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, is set to bring America's Army: True Soldiers exclusively to Xbox 360 this September. True Soldiers, officially sponsored by the U.S. Army, brings the popular series to the next-generation of consoles.

True Soldiers runs on the GRAW 2 engine and features a number of improvements on previous America's Army titles. You'll be able to build your soldier in single-player, choosing one of five roles (Rifleman, Grenadier, Automatic Rifleman and Sniper). You can then take those skills and bring the heat online in any of eight maps developed by Red Storm under the guidance of the U.S. Army. A reward system for honorable actions is also in place with the Play-Lead-Recruit feature, to encourage gamers to act like real soldiers. Add to this the latest in high-tech equipment and weaponry and you have the most authentic Army experience a civilian could imagine.

We spoke with Randy Greenback, Creative Director on America's Army: True Soldiers, about Red Storm's latest military assignment. Greenback disclosed considerable intel on True Soldiers, including adversarial multiplayer details and 16-player online co-op. Yes, you read that right. At attention, soldier! Here's everything you need to know about America's Army.

Source & Interview @ IGN

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this gets my zomg award for the hour...i loved the PC version but stopped playing due to having an x360...but i surely hope we can get more than 8 maps? The current game has alot more than that

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If you read the article and think really hard, the answer will come to you.

That made me lol :D

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If you read the article and think really hard, the answer will come to you.

In the quote there is nothing stated, and I don't feel like reading the whole article and thinking hard. Can you tell me oh grand master of knowledge?

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The article makes no mention of it being free, nor makes any mention of it costing money, which leads me to believe we are to assume it is indeed going to cost money.

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Okay,

The 'original' Americas Army is free, funded by the US Military. It's created ( Correct me if I'm wrong ) BY the Military, people the US Military hired ( Programmers etc. ) To create this game.

It's distributed freely through Bittorrent, other game websites etc. meaning there's no cost for them to release it. ( For the distribuation i mean )

This on the other hand, has been given to a third party company to develop ( Red Storm ) They have bought the license for the game ( GRAW2 Engine ) and they have to distribute the game to stores worldwide, print the games, cases etc.

So I'd say obviously It's going to cost money this time around.

Also, an Americas Army retail game was also released for the PC, Same price as any other game.

Tell me if my thinking is wrong.

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Okay,

The 'original' Americas Army is free, funded by the US Military. It's created ( Correct me if I'm wrong ) BY the Military, people the US Military hired ( Programmers etc. ) To create this game.

It's distributed freely through Bittorrent, other game websites etc. meaning there's no cost for them to release it. ( For the distribuation i mean )

This on the other hand, has been given to a third party company to develop ( Red Storm ) They have bought the license for the game ( GRAW2 Engine ) and they have to distribute the game to stores worldwide, print the games, cases etc.

So I'd say obviously It's going to cost money this time around.

Also, an Americas Army retail game was also released for the PC, Same price as any other game.

Tell me if my thinking is wrong.

Nothing wrong with your thinking, your attitude leaves plenty to be desired though.

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It's that dang heat :/

Fair enough. I get grumpy in the heat as well, so I can relate.

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All I have to say is Halo 3 will own this game..just the truth. I've never really like Americas Army to begin with, I wish it luck.

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All I have to say is Halo 3 will own this game..just the truth. I've never really like Americas Army to begin with, I wish it luck.

Wait...when were they in the same competitive market?

Is that all we're going to hear for the next 5 months for every new game that comes out?

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Is that all we're going to hear for the next 5 months for every new game that comes out?

Unfortunately, "yes" is the probably answer to that question. The Halo fanboys have nothing to dribble about between now and then so to get their rave on they'll just force their opinions on everyone else, no matter if it's to do with the subject at hand.

Back to the game in hand, this doesn't look half bad. I always liked the idea behind America's Army, but never got round to doing much more than the training, mainly because whenever I went to play it online, everybody else was so much more experienced than me, I wanted to join a game with people at my own skill level. Hopefully with a 360 version there'll be matchmaking abilities so people at or around my skill can taste some whoopass :D

I think they made a good choice going for the GRAW2 engine as well. It makes sense to me to go for this as the Unreal3 engine that's been used so far on the 360 can't do realistic body models, it may just be the people making those models that want everyone to have limbs the size of Nantucket tho.

Overall, I'm looking forward to this.

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Wait...when were they in the same competitive market?

Is that all we're going to hear for the next 5 months for every new game that comes out?

June 11, 2007 - Master Chief has some competition in the form of true blue U.S. soldiers. Red Storm, the team behind Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, is set to bring America's Army: True Soldiers exclusively to Xbox 360 this September. True Soldiers, officially sponsored by the U.S. Army, brings the popular series to the next-generation of consoles.

Unfortunately, "yes" is the probably answer to that question. The Halo fanboys have nothing to dribble about between now and then so to get their rave on they'll just force their opinions on everyone else, no matter if it's to do with the subject at hand.

You are right, I am a halo fanboy, but there is plenty of other games that are coming out that I have plenty of interest in. Just because I dislike one game doesn't make me automatically a person who will not like every game that comes out before or after Halo 3. Unreal Tournament, Assassins Creed, Army of Two, and others have my eye..just this doesn't.

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Let's hope I can use my exisitng account; I don't fancy accruing enough points to get to level 72 again.

I really doubt they are gonna use the exact same 'level' system.

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after looking at the screens i dont seem to be as excited, i was hoping for some of the original levels and sorts (not to say that they wont be in there) but in reality i dont want another GRAW game, i want the classic AA that i loved

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All I have to say is Halo 3 will own this game..just the truth. I've never really like Americas Army to begin with, I wish it luck.

I'm a Halo fanboy and see no problem with AA. If the game looks good enough I will still buy it, as yes they are both FPS' but one is almost sim-like, the other is futuristic arcade.

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