Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard for iOS now available

By on March 17, 2011 at 7:44 PM.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard for iOS now available

We used to love the Tom Clancy PC titles growing up. Sitting at our computer, bag of Doritos, fingers moving effortlessly across the WSAD keys, eyeing the screen, and tapping our mouse to fire off perfectly executed head shots. Now, that’s possible on your iPhone. Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six Shadow Vanguard from Gameloft is now available in the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Like the classic Rainbow Six games, your job is to lead a Rainbow Unit through 11 different missions as you work to rid the world of terrorists. You’ll start the game with Operation: Steel Wind where your goal is to take out a terrorist organization called “Free Europe” which has taken over the Belgian Embassy in London. Like other Rainbow Six titles, you’ll have access to a tactical map, but you can’t plan a route ahead of time. We usually prefer solo first person shooters, but we have to admit we had fun managing our team and telling them to take cover, fire on enemies, or lob grenades.  Controls were easy and the graphics looked pretty stellar. We haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but there’s also multiplayer support where you can frag with up to ten other players, or go through the campaign with a friend in co-op mode. Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard is available now in the iTunes App Store for  $6.99. More →

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HTC hosting media event September 15th in London

By on August 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM.

HTC hosting media event September 15th in London

HTC is circulating the above invite to members of the press taunting them to visit London on September 15th to see exactly what they’ve “dreamt up.” We’re secretly hoping that this will be the unveiling of the company’s first Windows Phone 7 handheld, but we have a feeling that it may be a little early for WP7 just yet; in that case this probably is a new Android device (hopefully not just for those folks who live across the pond). Rumored HTC devices on the table thus far are the Vanguard/Vision, Desire HDGlacierSchubert, and Mozart. Any guesses and/or preferences as to what HTC might have in store for us?

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Mystery T-Mobile HSPA+ handset is the Vanguard/G1 Blaze?

By on July 28, 2010 at 6:48 AM.

Mystery T-Mobile HSPA+ handset is the Vanguard/G1 Blaze?

T-Mobile launched a teaser web page for a mystery HSPA+ handset yesterday, but conveniently failed to remove some clues that point to the identity of the handset. A quick scan of the source code for the webpage reveals references to the Vanguard, an alternative name for the G1 Blaze which is also known as the HTC Vision. The Vanguard/G1 Blaze/Vision is rumored to have a 3.7 inch display, 1GHz processor, HSPA+, side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad, and Android 2.1 or later. With up to a theoretical 21Mbps, does anyone find the HSPA+ G1 Blaze more compelling than the WiMAX-enabled Epic 4G?

[Via TmoNews] More →

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