Full Spectrum Warrior PC Confirmed

Eliminating any remaining shreds of doubt on the subject, Full Spectrum Warrior confirmed for PC on GameSpot relates the confirmation they've received from THQ that a PC version of Full Spectrum Warrior will follow the Xbox version of this first-person shooter in the works at Pandemic Studios. In addition to confirmation that the game, which is a scaled down version of a simulation created for the U.S. Army, they also have posted a brief Q&A with "the game's director," Wil Stahl, who discusses how the game will differ on the two platforms.
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Re: Death and stuff
Sep 3, 2003, 10:09
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Re: Death and stuff Sep 3, 2003, 10:09
Sep 3, 2003, 10:09
 
Scottish Martial Arts-- You are right FSW is not a recruitment tool for the ARMY. It was a training tool created for the ARMY. G4 had a story on it a few weeks ago... Basically the ARMY realized that the soldiers were playing some of the MP training tools on their off time and the ARMY realized the benefit of this training so they wanted a game tool that would allow soldiers to practice urban warfare tactics on cheap mainstream technology... the XBOX.

Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-level, dismounted, Light Infantry training simulator being created for use by the US Army to be played on a Next-Gen Console. The focus of Full Spectrum Warrior is on critical tactical decision making by the Squad Leader. These decisions need to be made while under fire in tactically and politically complex MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) environments.
http://www.pandemicstudios.com/games/fsw/

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Re: typo
Sep 3, 2003, 08:59
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Sep 3, 2003, 08:59
 
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty certain that's the case.

Yep that's the case. In reality the squad leader's job is to think, shoot when he has to, but most of all to think and lead. It appears the game is trying to capture this by not having you ever directly fire for your soldiers.


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Re: typo
Sep 3, 2003, 08:19
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Re: typo Sep 3, 2003, 08:19
Sep 3, 2003, 08:19
 
Addendum: I've worded that badly. You do get to control them directly if you want of course, but only to a degree, you never shoot for them.

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Re: typo
Sep 3, 2003, 08:15
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Re: typo Sep 3, 2003, 08:15
Sep 3, 2003, 08:15
 
it was/is my understanding that FSW is a 3rd pov ONLY game

AFAIK it's neither, you don't get to control your soldiers directly, you just command them. You never do any shooting yourself.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty certain that's the case.

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Sep 3, 2003, 06:52
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Sep 3, 2003, 06:52
 
Every time i read this games name, i think of my old rubber-keyed ZX Spectrum. Ahh, those were the days...

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typo
Sep 3, 2003, 02:41
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typo Sep 3, 2003, 02:41
Sep 3, 2003, 02:41
 
"of this first-person shooter"

it was/is my understanding that FSW is a 3rd pov ONLY game. At least, thats what articles and the footage has shown so far..

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Re: Death and stuff
Sep 3, 2003, 01:10
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Re: Death and stuff Sep 3, 2003, 01:10
Sep 3, 2003, 01:10
 
Coulda sworn I edited my message and added the FilePlanet link: http://www.fileplanet.com/download.aspx?f=127061

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Re: Death and stuff
Sep 3, 2003, 01:08
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Re: Death and stuff Sep 3, 2003, 01:08
Sep 3, 2003, 01:08
 
Damn lack of edit function. I've found that seeing the photographs of casualties at the end of the News Hour w/ Jim Leihr has had a rather large impact on me. I think a line has to be drawn between respect for the casualties family and the publics right to now. Evidently you don't agree with me but I have felt the photographs and names to be more than enough to recognize that actual people are dying.

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Re: Death and stuff
Sep 3, 2003, 01:04
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Re: Death and stuff Sep 3, 2003, 01:04
Sep 3, 2003, 01:04
 
They hear about kids dying, but no real details and they sure as hell don't see the reality of it by viewing the remains. It's too bad because it would prevent these immoral farces in the first place.

Not to mention the world seeing your son's remains before you do. You raise a good point Halsy but how would you feel if your son's body was on CNN before you got word?


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Re: Death and stuff
Sep 3, 2003, 01:02
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Re: Death and stuff Sep 3, 2003, 01:02
Sep 3, 2003, 01:02
 
Then why did no one bitch about Real War (a former training tool turned retail game)?

As far as I understand the Army has no more involvement with FSW than they did with Real War. If you want to bitch about the morality of having a computer game as an advertisement direct it towards an AA thread.

FSW is an entirely privately developed commercial game that was adapted from a US Army simulator. Not some free recruitment tool developed by the Army to benifit the Army.

Even if this was meant to be a recruitment tool, based upon the E3 video, it's highly realistic. It is an extremely accurate depiction of what a squad leader does and that is probably because at one point it was meant to train squad leaders.

The game has blood but not to SoF2 levels. I don't know if you watched the video but there is one bit where a soldier catches a round right in the head. The suddeness and violence of his death is very much there even if the "only" gore was a rather large puff of red mist.

Basically what I'm saying here is a) FSW was never meant to be a recruitment tool the way AA was and b) the game is still very intense even if there is a reduced level of gore.

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Re: Death and stuff
Sep 3, 2003, 00:21
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Re: Death and stuff Sep 3, 2003, 00:21
Sep 3, 2003, 00:21
 
He's not trolling, it's a fact. WTF do you think the army is wasting tax dollars on these games? For kicks? It's for recruitment.

Gore, guts, blood and screaming are very much a part of war that they carefully avoid showing in these "games". If they were to get much more graphic in that regard do you think kids would really find the thought of actually joining the military that appealing?

It's called Manufacturing Consent (I'd suggest you read the book), it's the same reason you don't see the body bags coming home from Iraq like you did in Vietnam. Out of sight, out of mind. Keep all the nasty details from the public and it'll innure them from the horror of it and allow those in power to keep their immoral wars going. They hear about kids dying, but no real details and they sure as hell don't see the reality of it by viewing the remains. It's too bad because it would prevent these immoral farces in the first place.

That aside, I don't recall ever seeing a good port from console to PC.

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Re: Death and stuff
Sep 3, 2003, 00:08
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Re: Death and stuff Sep 3, 2003, 00:08
Sep 3, 2003, 00:08
 
What ever dude. This was originally a training tool for squad leaders but THQ saw the mass market appeal and retooled it for the home user. If your looking to bash a recruiting tool bash AA. FSW is more akin to Real War than America's Army (in terms of recruiting purposes that is).

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Re: Death and stuff
Sep 2, 2003, 23:49
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Re: Death and stuff Sep 2, 2003, 23:49
Sep 2, 2003, 23:49
 
Please, spare us the trolling.

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Sep 2, 2003, 23:06
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Sep 2, 2003, 23:06
 
got that right...halo was ridiculous

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Deja Vu...
Sep 2, 2003, 22:51
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Deja Vu... Sep 2, 2003, 22:51
Sep 2, 2003, 22:51
 
PC version of Full Spectrum Warrior will follow the Xbox version

Let's just hope not in the same way the Halo PC version followed the XBOX version

-DSR

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FSW Movie
Sep 2, 2003, 22:49
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FSW Movie Sep 2, 2003, 22:49
Sep 2, 2003, 22:49
 
I want to show that movie to a friend, anyone got a link? Fileplanet doesn't have it for some reason...

-DSR

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Sep 2, 2003, 22:31
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everything is better on pc

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Sep 2, 2003, 22:30
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Sep 2, 2003, 22:30
 
That video demo was utterly amazing. Pandemic kicks major ass

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Death and stuff
Sep 2, 2003, 22:16
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Sep 2, 2003, 22:16
 
The only thing missing from these murder simulations is the gore and screams. Which makes sense cause if the kiddos saw that they wouldn't want to join the army. God ble$$ America

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Re: What's coming next?
Sep 2, 2003, 22:11
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Sep 2, 2003, 22:11
 
This is DEFINITELY good news. You guys should check out the 500mb Full Spectrum Warrior demonstration from E3 (it's direct feed and not shakey cam)

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