Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Out On PS3, Xbox 360 This November

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 6, 2014 in Videogames

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Previously rumored as Comet, Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed: Rogue for a PS3 and Xbox 360 release on November 11. Since Assassin’s Creed: Unity is only for current-gen consoles, Rogue will be exclusive to last-gen systems. The story follows Shay Patrick Cormac, a former Assassin who is betrayed and joins the Templars to hunt his former allies. The game is set during The Seven Years War, with locations in the northeastern US. Naval combat should also be returning, which should delight anyone who played Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, a game that added much depth to sailing compared to its predecessor. The only downside is that this isn’t on newer systems; while Black Flag was available on both old and new systems, it had some nice bells and whistles on PS4 and Xbox One, including a higher resolution. With 2014 release trends on these newer systems, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Assassin’s Creed: Rogue: Remastered released in 2015. Read more…

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Valiant Hearts Launches With Enticing Trailer

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 26, 2014 in Videogames

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is out now, and Ubisoft has put out one last trailer to persuade you to download the game. The game is set during World War I and features hand-drawn 2D graphics, so there’s lots of war-torn battlefields to explore while you’re getting hit in the feels over and over again. I bet that dog in the trailer is going to die, because that’s just the sort of thing these games do. Don’t get me wrong, Valiant Hearts looks great, but it’s a little strange the way games have been ramping up the canine companions to add more emotional content to a story. Read more…

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Ubisoft’s E3 Event Reveals New Rainbow Six, First Far Cry 4 Footage

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 9, 2014 in Videogames

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Following EA’s disappointing press conference, Ubisoft attempted to pick up the excitement by showing something cool right from the start. Instead of beating around the bush, they went right into showing their biggest recently-announced game: Far Cry 4. Read more…

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Ubisoft Pulls ‘Prank’ To Promote Watch Dogs

Posted by Bob Muir on May 20, 2014 in Videogames

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After a lengthy delay, Watch Dogs is finally being released next Tuesday, May 27. Advertising the open-world game even more seems almost unnecessary, but this latest video takes the game’s hacking system and transposes it into the real world. Several customers go to get their phone fixed, only for the repairman to add an extra app to their phone that allows them to hack the street nearby, with disastrous consequences. I hesitate to say whether or not this is a real “prank,” since something seems off about the customers, which makes me wonder if they’re really actors. Either way, it’s a funny sketch, and I’d like to imagine it happened in real life. For that matter, I’d love to have such an app on my phone! Read more…

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Surprise! Ubisoft Announces Far Cry 4

Posted by Ben Huber on May 16, 2014 in Videogames

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Everyone wants to beat the E3 rush these days. You’ve got to announce everything early now! Or, well, maybe Ubisoft also just posted a $67 million net loss. So they announced Far Cry 4. Yes, very unceremoniously too, in a pdf for investors. Don’t worry, the PR blasts then fluttered it, listing it as releasing this November 18th. It’ll be coming to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC — no surprises there. I also see they’re getting the weird racist overtones out there right on the box art, rather than hiding them deeper in the game as in Far Cry 3. I’m sure it’ll still be a fun game, but I wish they had listened to the criticisms about the game and improved upon it. I imagine we’ll see more at E3. Check out the full box art below. Read more…

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Watch Dogs Film Gets Zombieland Scripting Duo

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 25, 2014 in Cinema, Videogames

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The writers behind Zombieland have latched on to Ubisoft’s big new game, Watch Dogs. They’ll be writing the movie script for a live-action adaption of the game, which will (presumably) follow the tale of Aiden Pearce, a hacker who wants to avenge his family after a violent tragedy (I assume murder). Because MANPAIN! You want to hack anything? He can, and will! If you can’t sense the sarcasm, I’m a little bored of Watch Dogs at this point, because we’ve seen it advertised for so long and the backstory simply makes me sleepy. Still, the amount of talent behind the game is big, and it looks like it’ll also get a good script from Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.  Read more…

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Ubisoft’s Child of Light – An RPG From the Makers of Far Cry 3

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 15, 2013 in Videogames

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Yes, you read that right – Child of Light. Ubisoft is letting the leads of Far Cry 3 make a JRPG video game centered around poetry-driven storytelling and a young princess who must save a fantasy realm. It’s about as crazy as you can get – mainly because you don’t expect this kind of crazy experimentation from Ubisoft usually. Granted, they have gotten better, with such titles as Blood Dragon and now this. The game is based on the UbiArt engine, which is the same tech behind the gorgeous Rayman Legends, and it seems to exude the same flowing artistic elements. It looks incredibly pretty and enchanting, so I can’t wait to see more. Watch the initial trailer after the break. Read more…

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Ubisoft Debuts The Crew, Tom Clancy’s The Division At E3 Conference

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 10, 2013 in Videogames

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Just like last year, Ubisoft got Aisha Tyler to host their E3 press conference. Wearing a shirt with the hashtag #girlwood on it, Ubisoft didn’t have much to show, but there were a few major new reveals. Click through to see what was said about hot games like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Rayman Legends, and Watch Dogs, as well as all the new games. Read more…

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Assassin’s Creed Film Gets a 2015 Release Date

Posted by Ben Huber on May 19, 2013 in Cinema, Videogames

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Remember how Ubisoft has been pushing to get an Assassin’s Creed film made? Well, it’s slowly becoming more of a reality. Last year we heard that Michael Fassbender would star and Michael Lesslie would script the affair. Then in last October 20th Century Fox and New Regency put their weight behind it, making it appear much more likely that this would happen. Thus, a date has been assigned: May 22nd, 2015. Now to simply find a director, the rest of the cast, and make the movie! Simple, right?  Read more…

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Blood Dragon: The Cyber War Fan Film

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 19, 2013 in Videogames

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What do you do when you want to make a fan-film for Ubisoft’s upcoming Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon downloadable game? You contact them and get their official support. And then you make an awesome, neon, laser-filled tribute to the 80s and video games. Corridor Digital has put together a great short film that features Commader Lightning Bolt and his Android companion battling a CYBER VIRUS. There’s lots of guns, lasers, swords, and screaming. Check out the video below the jump, and keep an eye out for an of Corridor’s other great stuff. Read more…

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Assassin’s Creed IV Trailer Shows The Life Of A Pirate

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 26, 2013 in Videogames

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

That first trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was all CG, with nary a bit of gameplay to be seen. It’s really easy to promise anything when you’re not showing real footage, so we all needed to wait for the next trailer to make a proper judgment on the upcoming game. Now that next trailer is here, and it’s looking good!
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer Leaks Early

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 3, 2013 in Videogames

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I must say, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, has been one of the worst-kept secrets in a long while. Considering how well Ubisoft kept Assassin’s Creed III under wraps, I’m a bit surprised at this turn of events, but perhaps it’s time we start to figure out a different system for these early game previews. Oh well, another topic for another day. For now, we have an early leaked trailer of the game, which is a CG cinematic (no in-game footage yet), and features Blackbeard himself recommending the new Assassin as a worthy captain. Check it out below the break. Read more…

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Announced, No One Shocked

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 1, 2013 in Videogames

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If you’ve been on any site that reports on video games in the past week, you’ve probably heard about the leaked details of the next Assassin’s Creed game. While journalists can’t talk about their hands-on time with the game until Monday, Ubisoft officially confirmed the game today: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will release this year on PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360. Chances are high that it will show up on the next Xbox and PS4 as well, but Ubisoft is remaining quiet about that for now. The new game looks very pirate-y, and you’ll be playing as Edward Kenway in 1715. I wonder how much pirate ship combat we’ll get? It certainly sounds like an interesting addition to the Creed franchise, but I can’t help but wonder how soon until people burn out on it. Read more…

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Rayman Legends Delayed, Being Ported to 360/PS3

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 8, 2013 in Videogames

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Here’s some surprising and odd news: Rayman Legends, the upcoming Wii U exclusive set for February 26th… is now no longer a Wii U exclusive or coming February 26th. Ubisoft confirmed that the game will be delayed until September, and will also be coming to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. This is the latest in a list of Wii U games that originally were exclusive, but are now jumping ship to other systems – and honestly, it’s a bit confusing. Perhaps most bizarre is not only was Rayman already delayed from launch to February, the delay to September is a terrible choice because of one little thing: Grand Theft Auto V is also releasing in September, and no game company wants to be up against it. So why throw out Rayman Legends to die? Hopefully we’ll hear more soon. Read more…

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Is Far Cry 3 Set In The Assassin’s Creed Universe?

Posted by Bob Muir on Dec 5, 2012 in Videogames

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As much as I love achievements, they can often ruin the surprise of secrets and easter eggs. When being told to look for something, it’s much less fun when you find it than if you just happened to stumble upon it. I haven’t gotten to play Far Cry 3 yet, but there are some subtle secrets that may tie it into the conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Knights Templar in the Assassin’s Creed series. Read more…

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Snipe or Sneak With the Wii U Gamepad in ZombiU

Posted by Ben Huber on Oct 14, 2012 in Videogames

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I’m cautiously interested in the Wii U’s launch lineup: compared to most other console launches, it’s pretty darn good. A new Mario game, a solid lineup of third party games, and a Wii Sports-alike to attract the casual gamers. Ubisoft’s ZombiU, while having a terrible title, looks pretty interesting. They seem to have some neat gameplay with the Wii U’s gamepad, such as zooming in on the second screen to snipe, or managing your inventory – and zombies can attack you while you’re doing so! Granted, I’m a little zombie’d out right now, so I’m not sure how well it will go over, but as long as it’s not another Red Steel situation, I’m okay with it. Read more…

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Kill Evil George Washington In Assassin’s Creed III’s Extra Campaign DLC

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 4, 2012 in Videogames

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Fans of Assassin’s Creed are already familiar with alternate histories, considering the series features an ongoing secret war between Assassins and Templars, fighting over artifacts from an advanced earlier civilization. This fall’s Assassin’s Creed III will continue that war, resolving the storyline of modern-day assassin Desmond Miles while exploring his genetic memories of a new assassin ancestor, the Native American Connor Kenway in colonial America. Though the base game is enticing enough, one piece of future downloadable content may be too cool to pass up: killing evil George Washington. Read more…

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Assassin’s Creed III Will Let You Take Part in the Boston Tea Party

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 29, 2012 in Videogames

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Ubisoft is rolling out the big guns for Assassin’s Creed III – it seems like every week they’re running a new video or trailer to promote the game. This new one is pretty neat though: a look at how you can participate in the Boston Tea Party, the historical event that led to the revolution. I love the promotional art for this as well, they did a great job emulating paintings made of historical America, but I almost wish the game looked a bit closer to that.  Oh well, the game still looks fun, and will probably still feature a ridiculously complex story and bizarre sci-fi twists at the end that leave you hanging till the next game! Read more…

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