Meet the GIGN in this Rainbow Six Siege trailer

Along with some counterterrorist magic

Ever since the days of Counter-Strike 1.6, I have pronounced GIGN as an acronym rather than as an initialism (“giggen” instead of “G-I-G-N”). I know it’s wrong, but it has always made me smile for some reason. Smiling is nice. What were we talking about again?

Oh yes! There’s a new Rainbow Six Siege trailer out, seen above. It shows off the French counterterrorist group, as well as some of the less realistic, more video gamey aspects of the upcoming tactical shooter. Like, why do so many doors have a good four inches of space underneath them except to make room for counterterrorist drones? Perhaps the most jarring bit is the team member “Doc,” who can shoot teammates with a healing dart. If anything, I’d expect the increased heart rate from a stimulant to exacerbate the blood loss from a bullet wound, but I guess that’s what makes him a doc and me a video game blogger.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.