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You can solo run The Division 2 from start to finish

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is not a political game. We've heard this from Ubisoft, who insists that their title about an uprising set in Washington D.C. will avoid being political. No politics... in Washington D.C. and that's final. Sorry, I guess all of my coverage of the game needs to start with me shaking this scaldingly mild take off, like a wet dog covered…

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Feature: Olympus has fallen

The Division 2: everything we know, release date, trailers

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 showing at E3 2018 was uncommonly detailed. We saw more of the game's Washington, DC setting, we were given details of the new high-level classes, and introduced to the brand new raids. Below you'll find everything you need to know about the game, plus any news of its announced release date and what players can expect based from the various…

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The Division 2 announced

Update: Ubisoft have officially announced development of The Division 2, along with an English version of the press release. The Division 2 is in development, according to a press released leaked by a German stock-traders site. Thanks to the wonders of Google Translate, we have the first few morsels of info on an upcoming sequel to the shoot-o-RPG.

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Ubisoft giving ace-o RTS World in Conflict away for free

DID YOU KNOW: one of the first-ever posts on this here website was about Massive Entertainment's alt-Cold War real-time strategy game World in Conflict, and for years we even had a screenshot of one of its very impressive explosions on our About/mission statement page. It was a game we liked so much that we even ran photographs of TV's famous Kieron Gillen wearing a delightful…

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Ubisoft: The Division Had “Biggest First Week Ever For New Game Franchise”

Before I started writing this intro, I thought about making some god-awful joke about Tom Clancy and maths, and sales figures and The Division [official site]. I then realised Graham had beaten me to it. In that post, however, Mr Smith wrote about The Division's impressive first day sales that set new Ubisoft records, as told by their company blog. Now, it seems The Division…

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Feature: An unusual cocktail

A Tactical ARPG: Hands-On With The Division

The Division [official site] is, initially, a confusing game. All of the individual pieces make a certain kind of sense, but the combination doesn't quite hang together. It's like ordering tempura and getting a thick, creamy, eggy mayonnaise on the side in place of a good Tentsuyu dipping sauce. Both parts of the dish are enticing on their own but the combination is an acquired…

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Massive Attack: Ubisoft Show Off The Division’s Engine

Occasionally at GDC, there's a big new game announcement, but that's not really what the week-long event is for. The Game Developers Conference is instead where designers, programmers and artists go to pull back the heavy tarp of secrecy and reveal the gross, technical innards of openness and sharing. It's in that spirit - plus the spirit of self-promotion and bragging - that we're seeing…

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Have No Fear: The Division On PC Won’t Be Horrible

Earlier this year, Ubisoft surprised precisely no one by announcing that trigger-happy paranoia propaganda MMO The Division would, in fact, be coming to PC after all. You know, for three whole seconds there, I was kinda but not really a little bit worried. There is, however, a difference between an earnest PC development push and a port so sloppy it ought to be mummified in…

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Look What We Can Post About: The Division

In the least surprising news of the year, it looks like The Divi sorry: definitely in some way involved Tom Clancy's The Division will be making the jump to PC when it's released towards the end of next year. Back in June, Ubisoft were asking players to sign a petition to bring the title our way, Jim rather rightly implying that it would have no effect and…

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Feature: "a fistbump moment"

Benefits With Friends: Far Cry 3 Multiplayer

RPS hugbuddy Will Porter is giggling beside me. ("Hugbuddy"? - Incredulous Ed.) The guilt at what I was doing was not stopping me from doing it: I am a bad bad man and Will’s laughter drove me on. While we were waiting in the Far Cry 3 multiplayer lobby, I experimentally clicked the two thumbsticks down (the game was on PC, but it’s currently only…

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Massive Entertainment Building Far Cry 3’s Multiplayer

Yup, that Massive: the Ground Control and World in Conflict devs have been disarmingly silent of late. But according to reports from the Ubisoft GDC event, they're helping to create the Far Cry 3 multiplayer. "Huh?", you might think, but hold that back for a moment - I have more. According to Vox Game's Brian Crecente In working on Far Cry 3's "online universe" Ubisoft…

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Eurogamer WiC Review, Sov Ass Unlock

It's a genuine relief that Ubisoft gave Massive Entertainment a new home, they're a development studio I'd hate to see disappear. I've spent the past few days getting back into World In Conflict, and I've enjoyed it enormously - particularly the multiplayer, which is as rapid and engaging as ever. My thoughts are expanded in wordy fashion in this Eurogamer review. I should stress that…

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Ubi On PC RTS, Soviet Assault Launch Trailer

The launch cinematic for World In Conflict (below) amuses me. No game footage, but we had plenty of that here. In other news, the console versions of the game have entered a hazy "no comment" realm. Have they been disappeared? Possibly, as Ubi seems to favour Massive as a PC developer, if this piece on VG247 is to be believed. "Our priority is to the…

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WiC: Soviet Assault Video Bonanza

Massive Entertainment have released quite literally several videos showing in-game action from current World In Conflict relaunch-and-not-expansion-as-such, Soviet Assault. As you'd expect from this most beautiful of real-time strategies, it's heaving with detonations and incinerations. Having spoken with project lead Mr Jansen over the weekend, I'm actually pretty keen on getting this out again around the time of the next patch, and getting some multiplayer…

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Massive On Soviet Assault As “The Director’s Cut”

In this interview World In Conflict lead Magnus Jansen talked to us about how Soviet Assault is more like a relaunch or "director's cut" of the original game than a traditional expansion. He discusses how online RTS games need "silent communication" and announces that all WiC players will receive an big content update to bring everyone in line with the new materials from Soviet Assault.…

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Laid Back Payback: Soviet Assault Blues

Massive Entertainment have turned up the trailer of the year so far: perfect for the voyeur of utter destruction who wants to chill out while surveying the impact craters. It's hard to say what makes the correct juxtaposition of music with explosions so palatable, but I'd say this was the most entertaining since that Far Cry 2 trailer last year. Good work, Ubi. World In…

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World In Conflict: Soviet Assault Trailer

Secretly we were always on the side of the Russians in the America-invading alterna-history of World In Conflict - take that, Seattle! Ahem. New missions from the Russian perspective, multiplayer maps, and other bits for World In Conflict are, happily, going to arrive at last with the Ubisoft publication of Soviet Assault in March. The trailer, which we overlooked last week because we were too…

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World Continues To Be Conflicted

Obama might be shutting down Guantanamo and opening negotiations with Iran, but he's not addressing the real threat to Western society: those bally Commies. Thank goodness the lost World in Conflict expansion pack, Soviet Assault, has finally been unearthed - the true tale of this Red menace will be told at last.

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Ubisoft Bigs Up Massive

Ubisoft have bought Swedish studio Massive Entertainment (of beloved Ground Control and World in Conflict fame) from ActiBlizzard. Hooray! The studio will live to create another base-buildingless RTS with splendid visuals, which will probably be in-progress WIC sequel Soviet Assault, which was also purchased. Ubi executive director Christine Burgess-Quemard had this impeccable comment: “Massive has put together a group of some of the most confirmed…

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WiC: Soviet Assault On The Senses

You know what's funny? Being IP-blocked from accessing your own website. You know what's not funny? Being IP-blocked from accessing your own website. Also, Garfield. Anyway, I return from 24 hours of infuriating blacklisting to find Kieron's done a splendid job of managing the place while Jim and I have been offline and Walker's been away snuggling with Gabe Newell, so why bother posting? Oh,…

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