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CROSSHAIRS 15 A John Gibson Interview Written by Jock Saturday, 16 October 2010

One year ago today, this community was left at the altar by the developers of Modern Warfare 2. A year already? Yup. Rob Bowling Day is upon us. It was one year ago on a live BASH cast (BASH 123) that Rob came on to tell us that dedicated servers were a thing of the past, IWNet was going to be our future...oh and modding? Ya, that would no longer be possible. Player config files? Ya...scratch that too.

Well a year has passed and what has changed?

For a start, IW imploded and most of the devs that ripped out our hearts have left the Activision fold. The big production houses, like EA and MW2 daddy Activision, were taken aback by the furor from the PC community and have now made slight changes in their marketing strategies. In what appears to be a huge concession to the PC community, devs making big-ticket games appear to have decided that PC gamers needed dedicated servers after all. BFBC2, MoH:Tier1 and now CoD:BO all have come with the promise of dedis -- in some form or other.

One concession has, up to now, been absent. Modding is still verboten in EA's games and Activision has only promised us this ability. It is not without some irony therefore that on this day, we invited Tripwire's John "RammJaeger" Gibson to interact with our community on a special live CROSSHAIR's cast.

Mr. Gibson is the leading figure behind the new Red Orchestra Heroes of Stalingrad game and what he has to say will shock you. HoS really does roll the clock back, to a time before Rob made his appearance on BASH one year ago. HoS will be PC-centric and that means true dedicated servers, realism, high-fidelity controls, modding...you name it.

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On this weeks CROSSHAIRS we get an irc visit by John Gibson aka ramm-jaeger

the president of Tripwire Interactive. John was kind enough to answer some questions

from the irc chatroom. We cover the following topics:

  • The CODBOs Teaser: All 16 seconds of it.
  • MOH Beta 2: Did it deliver?
  • Homefront: The Multiplayer video
  • RO HOS: It's relevance to the COD Community
  • CEVO's latest tournament

Joining us on this cast are:

Whiterook

Xaio from Blackmonkeys

Heycarnut from PCgamingtips

Noches. Regular contributor to Bashandslash

KUCD. regular staff contributor Bashandslash

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On this weeks CROSSHAIRS we discuss:

  • CODBOs: Has it delivered enough hardcore feature for all ?
  • Clans: Will they take advantage of CODBOs
  • Has pcdev delivered all his Halloween treats ?
  • MOH beta2: Giving it another chance.
  • Homefront: The who,what and when of a new FPS game with dedicated servers.
  • Red Orchestra HOS: The latest news for the highly anticipated shooter geared toward the hardcore gamer.

Joining us on this cast are:

PST joker from mycallofduty

Aaron (freakboy) Peckler from Statsverse

Heycarnut from PCgamingtips

HAWKE

And regular staff contributor KUCD

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