As some people may be aware, we had Evan Lahti from PC Gamer out here at the office a few weeks back to get his hands on Rising Storm, the upcoming follow-on to Red Orchestra 2. The first results of that hands on just got published on the PC Gamer website – so CLICK HERE to read it. There will be a print article to follow, with more information, so be sure to look out for that as well.
Of course, he also had the chance to have a good chat with us, which led to last week’s “opinion piece” that ran on PC Gamer (and a lot of other places as well) - LINK!
… so here is the kickoff for one, from a discussion between Evan Lahti of PC Gamer and our own John Gibson, while Evan was out here for a look at Rising Storm:
Finally, finally, we have the results of the RO2 Mapping Contest! It took a LOT of deliberation and some heated debates here in the office – no doubt it will kick off more debate on the forums! Here are the headlines:
Grand Prize Winner: Danh Truong’s Winterwald, winning $5,000 and a serious Origin Laptop, engraved with RO2 artwork.
Best Original Level:
1. Winterwald by Danh Truong, winning $5,000
2. Bridges of Druzhina by Kieran Tobin, winning $2,500
3. Coldsteel by Johan van Pelt – wins $1,000
1. Gumrak Station by Maik Doktor, winning $5,000
2. Stalingrad Kessel by Florian Montaut, winning $2,500
3. We actually had a tie for third place, so we doubled up the prize:
Arad 2 by John Chalabi, winning $1,000 AND
Rakowice by Johan van Pelt, winning $1,000!
We had Dan Shannon chat to all the winners. For the results of those interviews, CLICK HERE.
And if you were a present short – or suddenly some friends of yours have some extra cash to spend – Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – Game of the Year edition is on flash sale on Steam at a 75% discount. But only for a few hours, so spread the word! Ends at 11am (Eastern) on 26 December. Head for the store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/