Tom Clancy Dies At 66

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    Best-selling author Tom Clancy, best known in the video game world for his work on game franchises like Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, has passed away.

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  2. Gahars

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    I'd like to make a joke based off one of his book titles, but that'd be kinda mean spirited. I couldn't do it... Without Remorse.

    And there's the remorse.

    I can't say I've ever read any of his books, or played too many of his games, but the man's had a tremendous impact. His name is a pretty powerful brand all on its own. It's really a shame to see such a prolific author pass away.
     
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    Colin Mc Rae, Tom Clancy…

    We're running out of names.
     
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    Though I found some of his ideas a bit off he probably was one of the few military/weapons types I did not mind and I certainly can not say the computer games world was poorer for his presence.
     
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    Never liked his games.
    Except the original Splinter Cell for xbox (Fuck yeah exploit game)
    Nor do I like other games from other "big names"

    Never the less, may he rest in peace.
     
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    I don't know the guy, but this is definitely a presence I'm familiar with. I've empathy for those who intimately knew him, and interest to see whether the gaming market especially will try to capitalize off his name-as-brand.
     
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    I've read some of his novels (The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, etc.) and they were pretty epic. You will be missed, Tom.

    R.I.P.
     
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    Dinoh be hipster-ing.

    Anyway, it really is a shame that he died. Didn't he do some work with the studio that made FC3?
     
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    I didn't like Splinter cell before everyone didn't like it!
     
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    damn never read his books but played 2 games based off them sad.....
     
  11. calmwaters

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    Great suspense/action writer. And not just the Splinter Cell/Ghost Recon books. I've seen maybe 30 of his books and they are all incredible. I never read any of them though.
     
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    Man, I know he had almost nothing to do with the games using his namesake but I still can't help but feel bummed out. :sad:
     
  13. Duo8

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    Great, another this year. :\
    This is bad. Lots of great people died within the few past months.
     
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    He actually didn't write most of the books with his name on them. In the case of Splinter Cell and the like, he created the government system like Third Echelon and someone else took over the story-telling aspect. The books he actually wrote were the Jack Ryan series (starting with The Hunt For Red October) and Red Storm Rising, and maybe a couple others. Personally, I thought Red Storm Rising was the best of them.
     
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    In other news ubisoft said "oh fuck there goes half our franchises"
     
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    I guess the real present danger was death.

    I liked the Splinter Cell games, so R.I.P Mr. Clancy.
     
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    a good man who taught kids how to use guns.

    great inspiration in splinter cell esp
     
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    Wow he.. died thats so sad maaaan! :O
     
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    I newer knew what does Tom Clansy's stands for untill i read this