Posts Tagged ‘Steep’

Steep expansion carves path to 2018 Winter Olympics

Steep Winter Olympic expansion

Imagine a world in which Steep [official site] was a game about brewing tea. Instead of racing down snowy peaks you’d be keeping an anxious watch over a set of mugs, trying to gauge the strength of a brew and serving it to a visitor’s specifications. Harder levels would feature darker mugs making it hard to tell whether you’d got a tincture on your hands or something so full of tannins your cheeks would pucker at the bitterness.

What a world that would be. In THIS reality, however, Steep is about snowsports which means a Winter Olympics-themed event was an obvious candidate for an expansion. Swaddle up for the announcement trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Play The Division, Steep and Trials Fusion for free this weekend

The Division outside banner

There’s a platter of free stuff going at Ubisoft this weekend. Post-apocalyptic online shooter The Division [official site], winter sports sim Steep [official site] and two-wheeling platformer Trials Fusion [official site] all available to play for diddly squat until 8pm on Sunday (UK time) through Ubisoft’s Uplay client.

Now, I know some of these games are getting long in the tooth but there are probably some of you out there that, like me, have been meaning to play at least one of them but have never got round to it.

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Shred it to the max in Steep’s free weekend trial

If you fancy getting out in the great outdoors this weekend, good grief! Don’t you know it’s still winter? It’s all wind and ice and snow out there. Are you up to that? Are you sure? You’ll catch your death. I worry about you. No, stay indoors and perhaps consider having a look at Steep [official site]. Ubisoft’s ski-o-snowboard-a-paraglide-u-wingsuiter is holding a free trial weekend, starting tonight, to let all and sundry play the full game. It’s not super-amazing but it does have some pretty mountains. Read the rest of this entry »

Steep adds Alaska in free update today

I have written a topical joke:

A: Which region is Ianthe Ubisoft adding to Steep [official site] in a free update today?
B: I’ll ask her.
A: Don’t worry, Alaska myself.

While B did not know, the answer is: Alaska. The open-world snowsports ’em up today adds a chunk of virtual Alaska which Ubisoft say is about the size of its Alps region – doubling the snowspace. Nice. Have a look in this trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Steep

Steep [official site] is a lot like the extreme sportspeople it represents. It is excitable, loud and eager to have fun, fast and fresh. But in its haste and keenness it has somehow forgotten to take some of the most obvious precautions and frequently falls down flat on its face. The disappointing thing is that these failings – mostly failings of control and flow – haven’t just hobbled the game, they hobble the player too.
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Steep open beta: Great mountains, infuriating controls

The world has been in want of a good snowboarding game for a while. Having spent a few hours with the beta of Steep [official site] over the weekend, I’m not yet sure that it is the successor to SSX and Cool Boarders that we’re looking for. But that’s okay, because there are three other extreme sports rolled into it. And one of them involves donning a wingsuit and flying at hundreds of miles per hour towards your inevitable death.
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Snow joke: Steep now preloading for open beta weekend

If you, like me, fancy hitting the slopes this weekend in the free open beta test for Ubisoft’s open-world xXtremewintersportsXx ’em up Steep [official site], fire up Uplay today. The beta doesn’t begin until Friday but you can now preload the game, which is handy as it’s a 19GB download. If that sounds big to you, hey, consider how big the Alps are. You could hardly take them home with you on the bus, could you? Read the rest of this entry »

Steep Open Beta Weekend Hits The Piste In November

Given that the PC version of Watch Dogs 2 is delayed, mid-November will be sorely lacking in Xtreme Livin’ It To The MaxX Kickin’ It Hangin’ Loose Dudes To The Max from Ubisoft. But wait, what’s that rumbling sound? Glory be! It’s an open beta weekend for Ubi’s xtreme wintersports ’em up Steep [official site], set to run November 18th to 21st. If you play the beta while listening to music from 2014 and shouting old Internet memes, Steep might just give you enough xtreme ‘tude to tide you over. Read the rest of this entry »

Steep Gets A Release Date And A New Trailer

What’s that coming over the hill? Why, it’s Ubisoft’s open-world snowy sandbox, Steep [official site], with an official release date. Steep skis onto PC on December 2nd, when you’ll be free to have altitude-defying adventures at your leisure. We also got a new trailer, which sees folks skiing, and wingsuiting, and paragliding to a catchy tune with the express purpose of getting you hyped for the game. It works, too—the game looks like a blast.

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Ubi’s Steep Wingsuiting, Skiing Etc. To December

The most surprising and delightful announcement of Ubisoft’s E3 shindig is Steep [official site], an extreme wintersport ’em up with wingsuiting, snowboarding, paragliding, and skiing around the Alps. It looks fast and fun and generally pretty dang cool! And briefly gruesome when people slam into the side of a mountain at a million miles per hour. Along with online racing and whatnot, hey, it can let you just drift around a nice snowy place. It’s due this December. Here, get this gameplay in your eyes:

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