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Video games have become a part of pop culture. With many titles gaining worldwide recognition and a rapid fanbase. So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about famous video game series. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X is an arcade flight video game It is developed by Ubisoft Bucharest It is published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and by Gameloft for BlackBerry PlayBook, iOS, Palm Pre, Android and Symbian^3 It was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America on March 3, 2009, for Windows on March 17, for iOS on December 9, for BlackBerry on January 8, 2010, for Palm Pre on April 2, for Android on September 13 and for Symbian on January 16, 2011 A Wii version was announced, but was ultimately canceled In September 2010, a sequel titled Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 The Microsoft Windows and Wii versions were released in November 2010 In November 2018, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X was added to the Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility list although only through physical media as it’s not available on the Xbox Marketplace The story of the game takes place during the time of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 H.A.W.X is set in the near future where private military companies have essentially replaced government-run military in many countries The player is placed in the shoes of David Crenshaw He is an elite ex-United States Air Force pilot who was recruited by one of these corporations, fighting whomever and whenever he is told to Crenshaw later returns to the Air Force together with his team, trying to prevent the PMC from initiating a full-scale attack on the United States Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six is a video game franchise It is published by Ubisoft The film is based on American author Tom Clancy’s 1998 novel, Rainbow Six The franchise and its games center around the fictional international counter-terrorist unit called “Rainbow” Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is a series of award-winning stealth Shooter games The first of which was released in 2002, and their tie-in novels The protagonist, Sam Fisher, is a highly trained agent of a fictional black-ops sub-division within the NSA, dubbed “Third Echelon” The player controls Fisher to overcome his adversaries in levels (created using Unreal Engine and emphasising light and darkness as gameplay elements) All the console and PC games in the series were positively received, and the series is commercially successful The series, along with Assassin’s Creed, is considered to be one of Ubisoft’s flagship franchises The series has sold more than 31 million copies as of 2011 Tomb Raider is a media franchise It is also known as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider between 2001 and 2008 The series originated with an action-adventure video game series It is created by British gaming company Core Design Formerly owned by Eidos Interactive, then by Square Enix after their acquisition of Eidos in 2009 The franchise focuses on fictional British archaeologist Lara Croft, who travels around the world searching for lost artefacts and infiltrating dangerous tombs and ruins Gameplay generally focuses on exploration of environments, solving puzzles, navigating hostile environments filled with traps, and fighting enemies Additional media has been developed for the franchise in the form of film adaptations, comics and novels Development of Tomb Raider, the first video game, began in 1994 It was released in October 1996 Its critical and commercial success prompted Core Design to develop a new game annually for the next four years, which put a strain on staff The sixth game, The Angel of Darkness, faced difficulties during development and was considered a failure at release This prompted Eidos to switch development duties to Crystal Dynamics, which has been the series’ primary developer since Other developers have contributed to spin-off titles and ports of mainline entries Tomb Raider games have sold over 75 million copies worldwide The series has generally met with critical acclaim It is noted as one of the pioneers of the action-adventure genre Lara Croft has become one of the most recognisable video game protagonists Winning accolades and earning places on the Walk of Game and Guinness World Records Alongside being praised for pioneering female characters in video games, she has been the subject of controversy due to her sex appeal being used for marketing Uncharted is an action-adventure game series It is developed by Naughty Dog It is published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation consoles The main series of games follows Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who travels across the world to uncover various historical mysteries The main series began with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune It was released on the PlayStation 3 in 2007 It was followed by its sequels Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009), Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (2011) The final installment, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, released on the PlayStation 4 in 2016 A preq

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