Chances are that if you like real-time strategy video games, then you’re already perfectly familiar with R.U.S.E., but did you know that you can hook up R.U.S.E. to your multiple monitor computers system to increase your view and intensify game play? Back in September of 2010 R.U.S.E. was released on several gaming and operating systems, including PS3 and Xbox 360, but what most people might not be aware of is that this game is also available on Microsoft Windows as well, which means that setting up multiple monitors isn’t very difficult.
So what is R.U.S.E. all about? Well if you love war strategy games, then you’ll love R.U.S.E., although what sets it apart from typical FPS or RTGs even is that this warfare game focuses on information attacks, rather than brute force fighting strategies. R.U.S.E. is a WWII game that has only a single story line, based on the tales of Joseph Sheridan, a member of U.S. Army. The game follows the path of the AXIS military as they travel and fight the Allies all over Europe and even into North Africa. General Sheridan eventually becomes a key player in D-Day operations, commanding the troops landing at Utah Beach. Of course problems arise, despite Sheridan’s ability to secure the beach.
For PC and MAC gamers, the players can be controlled with the use of their mouse. There are various levels of difficulty that can be selected early on in the game from very easy to high danger.
The multiplayer functionality is a popular function on R.U.S.E., which features an online dedicated server component. There are multiple modes that are available for online players, including cooperative and competitive game modes. Both of which have a loyal army of followers. One problem that has arisen with many online games is players’ ability to cheat. That said, Ubisoft announced that they were to introduce a new anti-cheating system called Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC for short), which did play a significant role in reducing issues with cheating.
R.U.S.E. supports multiple screens on PC and through Playstation Move. This has been a popular option with gamers that wanted to expand their screen. This is particularly easy to setup for Windows XP and Windows 7 users that already use multiple monitors, but even gamers that need new hardware have found that it’s not all that tough to setup. Among options for setting up multiple monitors is using an adapter such as the DualHead2Go, or installing a new video card. What a lot of computer gamers may not be aware of is that many video cards actually already support dual monitors. If not, it’s possible to setup for just a few hundred dollars and minimal additional effort.