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PC Gamer Jan Issue Cover: "Why RO2 will beat CoD:BlOps"

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  • PC Gamer Jan Issue Cover: "Why RO2 will beat CoD:BlOps"

    Well, it didn't take the forum-goers long to work it out (see HERE for the tease that lasted all of 10 minutes)... you wanted more PR, so we delivered it.

    The new issue of PC Gamer in the US (January 2011 issue, just reaching subscribers now) carries the cover story:

    SHELL SHOCKER: Why Red Orchestra 2 will beat Call of Duty: Black Ops
    And inside the magazine, Evan Lahti gets a world exclusive first hands-on with RO2. 5 full pages from Evan covering his visit to Atlanta, a bunch of new screenshots and descriptions of gameplay, with more new information about the game.

    So - do NOT post scans here. Go buy a copy of PC Gamer when it hits the stands and read the article for yourselves. Buy your friends copies. Spread the word - we've done our bit, now you can do yours to help!

    Edit: for those of you overseas - PC Gamer will post additional material online (PCGamer.com), but not until the issue has been on stands for a while. So get friends to buy you a copy and mail it to you!

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    Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy.

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    • #3
      I don't have friends, let alone in the US.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
        Well, it didn't take the forum-goers long to work it out (see HERE for the tease that lasted all of 10 minutes)
        That kind of makes me feel bad lol
        Here are you thinking well let's tease them till they go mad, and then it's figured out in such a short time
        But at the same time i'm just very glad to see RO finally getting the recognition it deserves and the fact the pages is 5 pages and at the same time puts COD down is just jaw-dropping

        Originally posted by dogbadger
        SiC 'no sell out militant tactical gamer' Disaster
        Just so you know who you're dealing with ;D

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        • #5
          Unfair only Yankees can have a read :'(

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          • #6
            Can't wait!
            AKA angelangelv2

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            • #7
              LOl this is pretty HUGE... on the front cover of PCGamer and then with such a title, nice!

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              • #8
                I need to read it, like... NAW =)

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                • #9
                  I was going to say that Activision is going to read this and get pissed off, but they're probably not going to read it because they don't care about PC gaming in the first place.

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                  • #10
                    I hope PCGAMER makes an special for Spain
                    Why do they make the review for the US, all we know that americans can't read!

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                    • #11
                      Way to go Tripwire.

                      I hope we get lots of great quotes from 12 year old CoD fans. Also from RO fans.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Total BS Magazine
                        Why Red Orchestra 2 will beat Call of Duty: Black Ops
                        HAHAHAHA! Oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

                        But seriously, this is going to be a huge flop just like RO1. What exactly makes you think this will be any different?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nicholas View Post
                          I was going to say that Activision is going to read this and get pissed off, but they're probably not going to read it because they don't care about PC gaming in the first place.
                          Speak of truth.

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                            Originally posted by LainIwakura View Post
                            HAHAHAHA! Oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

                            But seriously, this is going to be a huge flop just like RO1. What exactly makes you think this will be any different?
                            Define flop?

                            Completely surpasses all estimates for sales?

                            Funds one of the few truly indie dev studios to grow and work on other projects and help other indie teams and titles reach the wider world?

                            Still has a player base years on?

                            Spawned multiple mods?

                            Provided a gameplay experience that can be found no where else and pioneered a number of gameplay ideas that have since been mimicked and repeated throughout the genre?

                            But yeah I take your point...total flop!

                            Also just a side note: Welcome to the forums. It's nice to see someone go to all the effort of signing up to these forums because their own favourite game suddenly gets compared in a negative way to another game.
                            [WARNING] May contain trace levels of sarcasm

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JCoquillon View Post
                              Define flop?

                              Completely surpasses all estimates for sales?

                              Funds one of the few truly indie dev studios to grow and work on other projects and help other indie teams and titles reach the wider world?

                              Still has a player base years on?

                              Spawned multiple mods?

                              Provided a gameplay experience that can be found no where else and pioneered a number of gameplay ideas that have since been mimicked and repeated throughout the genre?

                              But yeah I take your point...total flop!

                              Also just a side note: Welcome to the forums. It's nice to see someone go to all the effort of signing up to these forums because their own favourite game suddenly gets compared in a negative way to another game.
                              Stop feeding the troll.

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