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1:30 PM on 03.30.2015

Smooth Operator: Rainbow Six Siege lets you destroy suburbia your way

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege isn't just about destroying track homes until a hostage is either saved or killed. It's much more tactical than that. Sometimes you have to go on the ...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 AM on 03.25.2015

You can sign up for the Rainbow Six Siege beta without a preorder

Are you curious about trying out the Rainbow Six Siege closed beta but reluctant to pre-order the game? Well, you may just be in luck. There's now a way to register for the closed beta without needing to put any money down fo...

Laura Kate Dale

3:30 PM on 03.12.2015

Homewreckers wanted for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege PC alpha

I'm a total newcomer to the Rainbow Six series but I quite liked Siege's wall-blasting ways at E3 last year. Not so much for the tactical possibilities that destructible environments enable as the simple human desire to punc...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 07.28.2014

Just how tactical is Rainbow Six: Siege?

Rainbow Six: Siege has some single-player component, but the E3 reveal was multiplayer-focused, and that's probably going to be the best bit of it.  Unfortunately, the carefully manicured, staged banter of the...

Steven Hansen


9:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Ubisoft talks single-player in Rainbow Six: Siege

Last week's announcement of Rainbow Six: Siege heavily implied that Rainbow Six: Patriots will never see the light of day, and Ubisoft was quick to confirm that. You might be wondering what, if any, work from the canceled pro...

Jordan Devore



Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege photo
Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
by Brett Zeidler

Ubisoft closed off its E3 press conference with the announcement of a brand-new game, Rainbow Six Siege. The demo shown featured a 5v5 multiplayer session that had one team holding a citizen hostage and barricading the house they were in from the team that was tasked with invading and saving said citizen.

The invading team had a map of the house, a drone to scope the inside, and finally decided to breach the home after dropping in from a helicopter. They blasted a giant hole through the wall, and many more after that. Destruction looks incredible in this. The hostage was swapped between teams, and the house continued to get demolished with another breach happening through the top of the floor. That was rad. You can check out the rest for yourself in the video above.

Rainbow Six Siege will release next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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1:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Assassin's Creed cumulative franchise sales cross 73 million

Videogame detective superannuation recently saw that Ubisoft updated their worldwide cumulative franchise sales figures over on the corporate site. Top seller? The Assassin's Creed series with 73 million. Second place goes to...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 12.14.2013

Rainbow 6: Patriots needed to be remade, may get new name

Speaking with IGN, Ubisoft North American president, Laurent Detoc recently shed some light on why Rainbow 6: Patriots is "still cooking" and had to be moved over to next-gen consoles.  “We had a core team. They ha...

Wesley Ruscher



Rainbow Six: Vegas free for Xbox Live Gold members photo
Rainbow Six: Vegas free for Xbox Live Gold members
by Jordan Devore

The latest free game from Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion is another one you may have gotten years ago, but if not, great -- it's worth nabbing. Queue your download for Rainbow Six: Vegas over here. This is one of the rare few that I never got around to playing, so don't mind if I do. More than anything, I was eager to share that infamous picture of the baby-faced soldier.

Barring a change of heart, we know what to expect from Microsoft in terms of free games by now. Glad I didn't have particularly high expectations going into this. You could argue that we should be thankful for getting anything at all, and I see that point, but it would've been in the company's best interest to delight us. Microsoft could use some goodwill right now.

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2:00 PM on 08.22.2013

Rainbow 6: Patriots is still in production, says Ubisoft

Reminding me that the game even existed in the first place, IGN has gotten word from Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre that Rainbow 6: Patriots is "still cooking. It's an important franchise for Ubisoft. We want to make ...

Jordan Devore



Getting It Right: Rainbow Six 3 photo
Getting It Right: Rainbow Six 3
by Allistair Pinsof

[Getting It Right is a monthly series in which I take a look at the elements that make up a classic game. What were the key ingredients that set it apart and make it hold up to this day? Read on to find out.]

Enlisting as a soldier is easy. Surviving is the hard part. Virtual soldiers have it pretty good, these days. Between infinite pistol clips and regenerating health, the modern virtual soldier doesn’t have much down time between firing off rounds. But, in 2003, things were a bit different.

Rainbow Six was a game mostly built around avoiding conflict rather than running headfirst into it. It was as much of a rarity in its genre then as it is now. You only had so many clips and a couple bullets could put you six feet under, but at least these virtual soldiers had time on their side. If the perfect plan wasn’t made the first time, it would all come together 20 or so tries later.

Though the Rainbow Six brand is alive and well with a new entry on its way, the series hasn’t been the same since Rainbow Six 3. Even then, the console version of the game bastardized much of what made the series so great. With that said, we are looking exclusively at the PC version of Rainbow Six 3 which offered a unique blend of first-person shooting and strategy never to be seen again in the series.

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8:18 PM on 12.12.2011

The DTOID Show: Watch us recap the VGAs!

Happy Monday, Destructoid! In the event that you were too busy huffing ether to pay attention to the Spike TV VGA's this weekend, Max and I have managed to condense the only important parts (i.e., the trailers) into a simple...

Tara Long

8:25 PM on 12.10.2011

Rainbow 6: Patriots trailer hits pretty close to home

Ubisoft is taking the Rainbow 6 franchise to some more familiar territory in Patriots with Americans rising up against perceived evil. The new trailer pulls all the right strings and shows just how far some people could go.

Liam Fisher



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The DTOID Show: It's Naked Pizza Dance-Off Time!
by Tara Long

Update: This contest ends tonight!  Good luck!

News-wise, people are going nuts for Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim's got a bitchin' soundtrack, Sony's cutting down on game sharing, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots got an official announcement.

Last but not least, if we haven't said it enough times already, thanks so much to each and every one of you who's tuned into the show over the past year. We started this thing over a year ago, fully expecting to be shunned by the website's dedicated and long-time readers. Instead, we were met with open arms and a flood of (mostly) positive encouragement, and I couldn't be happier that Destructoid is the place we now call our home. Thanks for sticking with us, y'all! We owe you one. /fistbump

Don't forget to enter our contest! Pre-ordering Modern Warfare 3 at GameStop stores will get you a code that let's you enter a ton of different contests, such as a VIP trip to Comic-Con 2012, 100,000 MS Points, a skydiving trip, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, a trip around the world, a Zero-G experience, $10,000 in cash to much more. All the details on the giveaways are over on GameStop.

GameStop has given us a 250GB Xbox 360 with a copy of Modern Warfare 3 to give out to one of you! Simply write a limerick about why you want to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and send your submission to show@destructoid.com. We'll be picking a winner after the contest closes on November 7 at 11:59PM CDT. Contest is open to anyone with a US based address the prize can be shipped to. Good luck!

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4:58 PM on 08.05.2008

Ubisoft and Paramount inject Rainbow Six Vegas 2 with ad-tastic minigame

Let the in-game advertising commence! Ubisoft (aka the EA of Europe) has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to infuse the 360 version of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 gameplay-reliant advertising that will take the shape of an in-g...

Jim Sterling

7:29 AM on 07.20.2008

Ubisoft used pirate's code to fix game

You have to love the smell of irony in the morning. Ubisoft does not condone PC piracy, much like the rest of the games industry. Despite the stance, it was found that Ubisoft utilized a “no-cd” crack to fix a pro...

Brad Nicholson