Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

Whoah! Rainbow Six Siege is going to Ibiza

Proving that military operation name generators inevitably cough up titles which sound like elegant personal massagers sold in bourgeois boutiques, Ubisoft have announced Operation Velvet Shell for Rainbow Six Siege [official site]. The first content update of the wall-smashing shooter’s second season will, as ever, introduce a new map and two new characters, and Ubi now share a peek at that new map. Operation Eternity Rose’s map, Coastline, is — whoah! — going to Ibiza. Whoah! Back to the island. Whoah! It’s gonna have a party. Whoah! [That’s enough biting Alec’s act, thank you -ed.] Read the rest of this entry »

Ghost Recon Wildlands trailer shows AI teamwork

My favourite part of Far Cry 4, a game I liked very much, was its co-operative mode in which you and a friend could take on the outposts and forts of the open world. I am therefore excited for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands [official site], which seems to be entirely about tackling larger fort-like compounds in Bolivia in up to four-player co-op. There’s a new walkthrough video below of the game being played solo, with AI teammates you can order about like I do with Adam.

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The Division details The Last Stand, update 1.6

The free The Division [official site] update accompanying its third expansion will “almost double the playable size” of the current Dark Zone PvP murderhell, Ubisoft say. While they haven’t yet said when they’ll launch the expansion, The Last Stand, they have started chatting more about new things coming free or for cash money. The Last Stand sounds interesting too, introducing a new team-based PvP mode in instanced murderzones separate from the main world. Read the rest of this entry »

Writer of Traffic and Syriana to film The Division

“Do not march on Moscow,” said Field Marshal Montgomery, “and do not make a videogame movie.” Wise words that continue to be ignored by the titans of this ridiculous industry. Ubisoft, as you might have heard, aren’t marching on the Kremlin but they are making another videogame movie, this time based on Tom Clancy’s The Division [official site]. Today they announced that Stephen Gaghan, screenplay writer of Traffic and director-writer of Syriana, will be writing and directing this too.
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Might & Magic Showdown lets you paint your champs

The trailer for the new Might & Magic Showdown [official site] is either the most unabashed celebration of childhood nerdiness or a sly reminder of our collective arrested development. I’m going with the former, because I am a giant smiling child. Incidentally, this magical battling arena is now early accessible, and most importantly, there’s also a free standalone game called the Paint Workshop that lets you paint the miniatures with tiny virtual brushes.
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For Honor closed beta cutting into the end of January

Our Alec had a lark when he romped around stabbing knights and samurai as a viking (a viqueen?) in Ubisoft’s sword ’em up For Honor [official site] and soon more of us will get a go. Ahead of For Honor’s launch on February 14th, Ubi have announced a closed beta test will run from January 26th to the 29th – and you can sign up for a chance to get in. Murders! Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… Rainbow Six Siege?

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

I mourned for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The multiplayer first-person shooter launched amid stories of low sales and low player counts, but it was so, so good. Thank goodness the audience found it eventually. Read the rest of this entry »