Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

Rainbow Six Siege Video Shows Plane Level, Carpentry

By Graham Smith on March 23rd, 2015.

Rainbow Six Siege [official site] isn’t the first time the Rainbow Six series has tried to take cues from Counter-Strike, but it’s maybe the first time it has combined it with a compelling set of its own ideas. A new, ten-minute video boils those ideas down to: i) you can destroy walls and ii) your trousers are full of portable walls.

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No App Needed To Play Assassin’s Creed Unity Anymore

By Alec Meer on February 19th, 2015.

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The pitchforks came out for Assassin’s Creed Unity’s bugs and performance problems, but I can’t say I ran into many of the former and the latter was never bad enough to make it unplayable. (It was worse on console, as I understand it). For me, the problem was that whatever soul the game might have had was obfuscated by its ostentatious partitioning into external systems. Sign up for this nebulous player-tracking service, install this tellingbone app, grind/play/grind, hunger hunger hunger for more. Whatever you do, don’t just play the game.

Belatedly, the situation is improving. Ubisoft are removing the need to have Unity companion app thingamywotist if you want to open certain chests (containing various loot and even an Altair skin) scattered around Paris.
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Mighty Quest For An Epic Launch Is Victorious

By Shaun Green on February 7th, 2015.

Ubisoft’s The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot [official site] has marched into the nearest village, laden with plundered treasures, ancient relics and what looks suspiciously like a necklace of human ears. Did I say human? I meant horrible nasty goblin ears. Yes, they’re definitely monster ears.

Now lend me your ears, readers, because I need to tell you that the free-to-play tower defense/offense has traded its pilfered wares for an official launch, finally leaving open beta.

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Wot I Think: Grow Home

By John Walker on February 5th, 2015.

Announced but two weeks ago, you can now get your hands on Ubisoft Reflections’ Grow Home. I’ve been playing it all day, and here’s wot I think:

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue PC Release Date Announced

By Graham Smith on February 5th, 2015.

Ubisoft have some strange habits, one of which is setting two teams to make two games in the same series simultaneously – one destined for next-gen consoles and one for the ‘previous’ generation of consoles. Even more strange, the presumably lower budget latter often turns out to be better, as is reportedly the case with Assassin’s Creed Rogue [official site]. Where Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s Parisian streets were littered with bugs, Rogue more simply followed up on the ship captaining of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Now we know when it’s finally coming to PC: March 10th.

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The First 45 Minutes Of Grow Home

By John Walker on February 5th, 2015.

Ubisoft’s Grow Home [official site] was unveiled barely two weeks ago, and is out now. Beginning as an experiment in procedural animation, it’s finished as a genuinely delightful little project. BUD, a heartbreakingly charming little robot, is charged with growing a giant plant up through floating islands, in some effort to re-oxygenate the Earth. Doesn’t matter. What matters is his gorgeously stumbling, clumsy movement, and the giggly delight of having him climb. I stumble and giggle through the first forty-five minutes of the game, below.

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Ubisoft Restore Games After Key Reseller Mess

By Alice O'Connor on February 3rd, 2015.

The eagle represents... let's say key resellers? Ubisoft? Video games? I'm not very good at these satirical captions.

Ubisoft have returned Far Cry 4 and other games to the accounts of folks who’d unknowingly bought game keys from resellers selling a load obtained “using fraudulent credit card information.”

Cast your mind back to January, when Ubisoft up and removed games from people’s Uplay accounts without notice or warning, only explaining later that the keys were iffy, bought from Origin with wonky details. Ubisoft’s initial stance was that folks should seek a refund from the reseller who sold them the key, but they’ve changed their minds. Folks who activated their iffy key and had started playing now have their game back.

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Heroes Of Might & Magic 3 HD Released, Problems Abound

By Shaun Green on January 31st, 2015.

The list of games that have caused me sleepless nights (because I didn’t go to bed) or hindered my ability to get anything done (because I was playing them) is not a short list, but somewhere near the top is New World Computing’s indisputable classic* Heroes of Might & Magic III.

News of an official HD re-release was therefore exciting, though my family, friends and colleagues may have felt otherwise. The original HOMM3 (because really, who types the whole thing out every time) still has buckets of charm and is perfectly playable today, but the idea of re-drawn and re-animated creature sprites plus support for higher resolutions and widescreen appealed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ubisoft: Cancelled Keys Bought Fraudulently From Origin

By Alice O'Connor on January 28th, 2015.

Satire, yeah? The mission area represents... a thing and the bow is... another thing?

Ubisoft last week deactivated copies of games including Far Cry 4 and Watch Underscore Dogs for a number of folks who had bought them from game key resellers, later briefly explaining the keys had been “fraudulently obtained”. Now they’ve said a bit more. The keys in question were bought from EA’s digital store Origin with fraudulent credit card details then sold on by resellers, Ubi have explained. EA confirmed this, and have also removed Ubi’s games from Origin to somehow “protect against further fraudulent purchases”, which seems a bit weird. Ubi are directing folks to their resellers to get refunds, and at least one plans compensation.

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Ubisoft Cancels “Fraudulent” Uplay Keys From Re-Sellers

By Graham Smith on January 27th, 2015.

For all the trouble the internet gets itself into, do you know which word we don’t use enough? “Fracas”. Here’s today’s: Ubisoft have deactivated a set of Uplay game keys it deemed “fraudulently obtained,” leaving gamers who bought those keys from re-sellers out of pocket and full of ire. A thirty-page forum thread (at the time of writing) over on the Ubi site is full of stories from people affected.

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The Climb: Ubi Announce Grow Home

By Philippa Warr on January 23rd, 2015.

Falling probably not a great option

Ubisoft have announced Grow Home, a climbing game about nurturing plants and producing seeds.

The idea is that you’re playing a robot called BUD who wants to oxygenate his home world and thus you must persuade a beanstalk from another planet to produce seeds. I will tell you more about the game but I also have questions.

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Trials Fusion Online Multiplayer Finally Rolls Out

By Alice O'Connor on January 23rd, 2015.

I couldn't think of a Harry Hill-enough gag, sorry

Being in a motorbike accident is, I’ve been told, terrifying and awful, just awful, the pits, ugh, frightful, I really don’t think you’d like it. Yet watching a motorbike accident is, I’ve seen on You’ve Been Framed, a rib-tickling barrel of laughs. Tempering the horror of the first with the joy of the second, Trials Fusion now has online multiplayer to go with its local play. Nine months after the game came out, you and seven other folks can finally zip, flip, and shatter your hips together.

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Let’s Not Play: Far Cry 4

By John Walker on January 9th, 2015.

The internet is awfully busy. And it’s not just pictures of butterflies disguised as serial killers – an awful lot of it is made of “let’s play” videos. These are what the young people call “content”, in which you can see someone else playing a game because you’re too busy to do so. But what this half of YouTube distinctly lacks is people not actually playing the games properly. That’s why Rock, Paper, Shotgun is here. Here begins a series in which I don’t get on with playing a game properly, but instead mucking about with all the fun they have to offer outside of their main straight lines. This starts with my obsessive need to remove every ? from Far Cry 4‘s map.

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