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Section 8

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive
Developer: Timegate Studios
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2009 (US), Sept. 11, 2009 (EU)

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'Section 8' (ALL) Rolls Out New GfWL Patch, Improves Things

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2009 @ 11:54 a.m. PST

Section 8 is a futuristic first person shooter that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. In Section 8 you are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.
On the war-torn planets of tomorrow, mankind's greatest battle is about to begin. With its frontier colonies devastated by a growing insurrection, Earth dispatches the elite 8th Armoured Infantry (nicknamed "Section 8") to repel the coming onslaught.

The nickname refers to a discharge from an old United States military regulation for reason of being mentally unfit for service. The near-suicidal missions this division volunteers for brands them as insane by all other military units.

Section 8 deploys directly into battle from their orbital dropships, utilizing the most advanced arsenal of military hardware known to man. Their mission: to scout and secure difficult objectives, and smash the enemy defences in lightning-quick assaults.

Section 8 is an intense first-person shooter that allows players to dynamically alter the flow of combat as they see fit. Employing tactical assets and on-demand vehicle deliveries, players are given unprecedented strategic control over epic sci-fi battlefields.

Based on responses from players, TimeGate has improved everything from the automatch system to how the tank controls work. Section 8’s massive multiplayer battles are now even more intense and more rewarding than before.

Some of the improvements players will find include:

  • Tank controls have been tuned, making them more intuitive and responsive
  • The improved automatch system offers enhanced responsiveness when searching for a server
  • Bot AI has been improved. Bots will now follow and defend allies and will pursue retreating targets more aggressively
  • An improved stat tracking framework
  • Addressed GFWL/Section 8 login issues

The update is available now for Games for Windows LIVE and will be coming soon to Xbox 360.

Features:

  • Create a Section 8 clan
    • In game clan tags can be setup to automatically update from the portal
    • Ability to turn on/off recruitment status and review the statistics of your incoming applicants
    • Establish hierarchies within your clan (Recruit, Member, Officer, Leader, etc.) and manage rosters directly from the portal
    • Toggle viewing clan member’s e-mail address for coordination outside of the game
  • Over 50+ unique Leaderboards not available in game, categorized by:
    • Career Statistics (XP, Kills, Deaths, Destructions, Combat, Teamwork, etc.)
    • “In a Life” Records (XP, Teamwork, Combat, Kills, Damage, Captures, Repairs, Defenses, Destruction)
    • Gear “In a Life” Records (Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Knife, etc.)
    • Badges (32x badges)
    • Feats (16x feats)
  • All Leaderboards can be changed to best “overall” or best “within my clan”
  • Overall community page that tracks the top players / top clans, as well as tracks continuously updated community wide statistics (ex: most popular map, popular gear, popular loadout, etc.)
  • A unique player profile page for each user that tracks over 100 unique in-game statistics to the individual that can be set to rank either best “overall” or best “within my clan”
  • Mutually exclusive statistics for each platform (Xbox 360, PC)
  • Supports players from all regions  (EFIGS)

Features:

  • Customize your loadouts like no other FPS
  • Use Burn-In spawning to drop into the action from 15,000 feet
  • Transform the battlefield with tactical assets and vehicle drops
  • Battle across epic sci-fi landscapes
  • Adapt to ever-evolving team, squad, and player strategies

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