Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

Oh Hey, Ghost Recon Wildlands Still Looks Pretty Fun

Ghost Recon Wildlands [official site] is a far cry from ye olde Ghost Recon games but… oh no, I’m appalled by having accidentally punned yet pleased by how fitting it is. We only saw a little when Ubisoft announced the open-world shooter at E3 last June, but it reminded us of a po-faced take on Far Cry’s outposts or Just Cause. Which sounds like a lark, especially considering it supports four-player co-op. With E3 coming back around, Ubi have dropped a new trailer with parachutes, dirt bikes, sniper rifles, explosions, and buggies with miniguns on top – all of which I welcome.

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Humble Bundle: Grow Home, Gunslinger, Rayman For $1

The latest Humble Bundle is a repeat of one from February, but it’ll be a mighty wild day when I’m bored by seeing Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home, and Rayman Oranges for less than a quid. Only one dollar for the lot! What a bargain! Paying extra can get you games like Far Cry 3 too but dang, each of those ground-level games is a stonker.

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It’s Time to Cut Loots With The Division 1.2 Update

Just when I thought betraying people in the Dark Zone was getting a tad boring, The Division [official site] gets a huge update that includes being able to cut the rope everyone attaches their loot to when extracting it. Oh sure, there’s a new Incursion, some pretty cool gear sets, and a bunch of smaller tweaks and fixes. But really, if you’re not cutting loot, you’re frankly not playing to your full potential.

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The Division Update 1.2 Brings New Content Next Week

Only last week, the new Hitman introduced ‘elusive targets’ who appear for a brief while and only offer one chance to take ‘em down – they’re pretty fun! It’s not quite the same, but The Division [official site] will next week introduce daily ‘high-value targets’ in Update 1.2 (nicknamed ‘Conflict’). Probably more importantly, it’ll also add a new Incursion. And new weapons and gear. And the ability to be even more of a dick in the Dark Zone by cutting the extraction rope on someone’s loot bag to swipe it. Good times!

Here, this new trailer gives an overview:

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Ubisoft To Launch “New AAA IP” Before March 2017

It was Ubisoft’s turn yesterday to report to their investors, and they laid out their release plans between now and March 2017. Those plans include the arrival of four games we know about – Watch_Dogs 2, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, For Honor – and, perhaps more excitingly, one we do not. That new game won’t be a sequel but a “new AAA IP”.

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Assassin’s Creed Movie Trailer Takes A Flying Leap

Would I want to watch a movie about Michael Fassbender’s chiselled, time travelling jaw? Yes. Would I want to watch an Assassin’s Creed movie? Slightly less so. But this first trailer goes some way to convincing me that even if the plot turns out to be about Desmond, there’ll be enough leaping about and kicking to make it worthwhile watching on Channel 5 in four years time. Come see.

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Rainbow Six Siege’s Dust Line Update Bursts In

The big red button is, I assume, the primary benefit of working for a games studio. Each one has, I’m fairly certain, a huge red button they slam to send the signal to launch new games and updates. The fanciest studios have special buttons, I imagine is definitely true. Infinity Ward probably have a big red gun firing bullets at a ballistic gel monitor. Paradox’s button is likely in the red velvet seat of a throne, pressed by regal buttocks. CD Projekt RED surely chug a big red potion. And Ubisoft Montreal? I imagine they’ve detonated a big red wall to launch today’s big Rainbow Six Siege [official site] update.

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