History Civil War

We’ve got another one of those press release thingies here.  Usually, we’d pick it apart and re-write it in a nifty, humorous manner but as it’s Friday and we forgot to post this earlier because the cat was chewing the ethernet cables and re-routing traffic packets to North Korea which almost resulted in us being nuked, we can’t actually be arsed.
We’ll tell you what is funny though, the end of the press release.  It’s not included her, but it’s truly outstanding.  A load of legalese about ‘forward looking statements’ and basically Activision covering their arse in case said statements don’t bear fruit.  Genius.
ACTIVISION PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES HISTORYTM CIVIL WAR: SECRET MISSIONS

New Videogame Will Immerse Players in History’s Most Crucial Covert Operations


SANTA MONICA, CA – AUGUST 14, 2008
– Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that HISTORY Civil War: Secret Missions will be released later this year for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, and PC. A completely new episode in the HISTORY Civil War franchise, the game will allow players to assume the role of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting behind enemy lines in legendary battles.

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“There is a rich history to the Civil War, especially in terms of covert military tactics,” said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “American warfare in the 1860’s was brutal yet surprisingly sophisticated, so it was essential for us to capture this duality.”

The player’s goal in HISTORY Civil War: Secret Missions is to disrupt the armies of both the North and the South by any means necessary, including conducting train raids, stealing ironclad ships, stopping enemy supply lines, destroying enemy artillery and more. All events are drawn from the real life actions of famous partisans, scouts and rangers – fight as a member of Mosby’s Rangers, Sheridan’s Scouts and Grant’s Secret Service and receive your mission commands from famous generals including Robert E. Lee, “Stonewall” Jackson, and Ulysses Grant.

The action in HISTORY Civil War: Secret Mission accurately reflects the guerrilla tactics of the time period. Weapons include the shotgun, the pepperbox revolver and the coffee mill gun, and there is heavy reliance on scouts and naval warfare.

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