Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

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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Assassin’s Creed Free Apology DLC Dead Kings Next Week

By Alice O'Connor on January 7th, 2015.

Rats!

The city and catacombs of Saint-Denis will open up to Assassin’s Creed Unity players on January 13th, Ubisoft have announced, and it’ll be free for everyone as an apology present for releasing the game in such a poor state. Here’s a thing I know about Saint-Denis: during the Revolution, the royal tombs in the Basilica were cracked open and their contents tossed into pits in the yard and oh no over the course of telling this story I realise this’ll be the setup for Dead Kings. Of course it will. They have to Assassinate all of history don’t they, those people. You can see a little of this fanciful retelling in a new cinematic trailer.

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Ubisoft Survey Reveals Potential Far Cry Locations

By Philippa Warr on January 5th, 2015.

Begone, elephant! Unless you picked that last option or whatever.

Psssst! You wanna hear some gossip? WELL! So, Eurogamer told me that some friends of theirs told THEM that a marketing research survey told them – the friends not Eurogamer – that they wanted to talk future Far Cry game settings. I *know*, right?

Apparently the talk came in the form of a survey which asked players to make their preferences regarding potential settings such as Alaska, zombies, dinosaurs and Vietnam known.

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Have You Played… Call Of Juarez Gunslinger?

By Alice O'Connor on December 23rd, 2014.

Bang bang.

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

As an accomplished and habitual liar, I take pride in my art and follow a simple rule: if you’re going to lie to someone, at least make it entertaining for them. So, dear video games, I’m not impressed when you set up an unreliable narrator to reveal gasp I’m dead or gasp I’m the killer or gasp something something metaphysics. Call of Juarez Gunslinger‘s turns me into a gunfighter blowing away a dozen outlaws in the blink of an eye with my twin revolvers. Ayup, that’ll do nicely.

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Ubisoft’s Assassinspology Free Games Are Live

By Alec Meer on December 18th, 2014.

GO

If you’re one of those whose bought Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s DLC Season Pass at launch, you’re getting a big fat Sorry from Ubisoft whether you felt you needed it or not. They need your forgiveness. They burn for it. The publisher’s apologies for Unity’s many and various bugs and performance issues comprises a choice of one of the following: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, The Crew, Rayman Legends, Watch_Dogs or Just Dance 2015. We already knew that! But now it’s actually happening right now go go go go

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The Bestest Best Co-Op Of 2014: Far Cry 4

By RPS on December 11th, 2014.

When Far Cry 3 came out in 2012, we were as surprised as anyone to see it top our advent calendar. It’s less surprising to discover that Far Cry 4 offers many of the same joys, from the liberation of an exotic land’s outposts and fortresses to the liberation of player movement as you zip about with a grappling hook and wingsuit. There’s one big thing that’s new – or, er, newly good – and that’s co-op.

Graham: Far Cry 4 is the best co-op game not just in 2014, but maybe ever.

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HD Wizards: Heroes Of Might & Magic III HD Announced

By Alice O'Connor on December 10th, 2014.

The judges give champions Skeleton Crew four stars - a perfect score.

In my hypothetical Gaming Made Me, playing hotseat Heroes of Might & Magic would be the moment where I discovered multiplayer. HoMM 2, maybe. Then I discovered I could shoot faces in multiplayer, and scampered off in that direction. I haven’t played a HoMM in yonks (and hear rough things about recent games), is the point, so I’m glad to see Ubisoft rework one of the classics. Yesterday they announced Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition with a release date of January 29th, 2015.

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Prog Rock And Prog Games: I Want Games That Do Less

By Graham Smith on December 5th, 2014.

I like comparisons between videogames and music. Especially – for some reason – when it comes to Ubisoft games. But while I remain convinced that Assassin’s Creed is Michael Bolton, I’m beginning to think Ubisoft themselves are prog rock.

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Rainbow Six: Siege Is An “Input Driven” Videogame

By Graham Smith on December 5th, 2014.

Ubisoft have just released Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew, which gave me cause to wonder whether we’d start hearing more about one of their few unreleased big games, Rainbow Six: Siege. As if by magic, a new trailer appears, this one explaining the game’s commitment to being a videogame and not a movie. Which… which is a weird thing to need to say, but honestly, also a nice thing to hear. Tom Clancy’s tactical FPS series has been lying dormant for a long time, but Siege looks like it’s at least aiming in the right direction for a change.

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A Ranger In Far Cry 4: Part Three – Taking A Bow

By John Walker on December 3rd, 2014.

This is the third and final part of my diary of playing Far Cry 4 as a bow-toting ranger. Here are parts one and two.

By rights I should sit back from my desk, blow the foam from the tops of my bubbling test tubes, and loudly declare, “MY EXPERIMENT HAS BEEN A SUCCESS!” But as is so often the case with science, it would have been failure that produced the most interesting results. Failure led to penicillin, the high five, and the satsuma. I have no satsuma.

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Why Aren’t Ubi Games On UK Steam? We Still Don’t Know

By John Walker on December 3rd, 2014.

An odd phenomenon of the last month or so is the disappearance of Ubisoft’s end-of-year gaming bonanza from the UK version of Steam. While Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, and The Crew are all available on the US and other international versions of Valve’s blue-grey shop, in Her Majesty’s The United Kingdom, they are conspicuously absent. The games can be bought, at surprisingly huge prices, through the convoluted bizarreness of Uplay, and through other portals like GamersGate or Greenman Gaming, but the most popular and widely used digital distro has an empty shelf. So what’s up?

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The Crew Getting Day 1 Patch, Fixes – Er – Crews

By John Walker on December 3rd, 2014.

As an act of hubris, it was a pretty bold one. The Crew‘s lead designer, Serkan Hasan, told The Metropolist that he was “confident in the stability of the game and its performance,” and that his team “have what it takes to make [this] a successful launch.” These are words I don’t expect we’ll hear uttered again from anyone for a good long while. What a silly thing. The online racer launched with many – including me – unable to see any other players, let alone actually form crews.

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