Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

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 »

Five Ubisoft executives accused of insider trading

Five executives from Ubisoft, including the CEO of Ubisoft Montreal, Yannis Mallat, have been accused of selling stock in the company while knowing about an imminent delay to Watch Dogs and The Crew, back in October 2013. All of the executives have denied the accusation from the French stock market regulator, Autorités des marchés financiers (AMF), and are currently disputing the long-running case, requesting for it to be nullified and seeking damages against the regulatory body.
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Rainbow Six Siege confirms another year of free content

Ubi gon' give it to ya.

Rainbow Six Siege [official site] will receive another year of content updates, Ubisoft announced over the weekend. Given their ofondness for turning popular games into sequeloramas, that good to hear. Nope, instead we’ll see free new maps, new characters, and new updates keeping the counter-terrorism FPS happily blowing down doors and rappelling through windows until the end of 2017.

Oh, and they announced all this at the weekend’s Season 3 Pro League finals, which means there’s a load of high-end action to watch for folks who’re into that. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Dogs 2 easter egg shows space game’s E3 trailer

In Watch Underscore Dogs, you could watch all sorts of grim scenes by hacking into networks. You might see a recently-released convict hold a gun to his face and contemplate suicide, or a divorced single father wank to porn while his baby bawls in another room then mutter “Shoulda washed my hands” when he goes to comfort the bairn. Ha-ha-hilarious! You wacky dudes, Ubisoft. In Watch Dogs 2 [official site], you might find a ‘leaked’ teaser trailer for a new Ubisoft game. Well. An imaginary one, at least. Some sort of sci-fi-y spaceship doodad with a twangly cowboy tune. Read the rest of this entry »

R6 Siege Gets Free Weekend Now, Update Next Week

Two pieces of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege [official site] news have executed a choreographed breach of the RPS treehouse, lobbing flashbangs then crashing through the window and trapdoor to yell about a free trial weekend and the next big content update. And… now they’ve hustled Alec out of here, as if we’ve held him hostage all these years? Alec! Come back! Alec! Alec! Al- no, he’s away. Point is: the door-busting counter-terrorism FPS is free to play in full from now for the weekend. Then, next week, it’ll add two new characters and a new map in the ‘Operation Red Crow’ update. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Dogs 2 Launch Trailer Ready To Hack The Planet

No one believes me when I say I adore the style of Watch Dogs 2 [official site]. They tell me the open-world crime simulator is trying far too hard to be cool, that it’s nothing at all like real hacking or real hacker culture, that it barely knows what a computer even is, that the memes it blasts are woefully outdated, that it looks like it was designed for teens by a committee of dads. Yes, I absolutely agree with all of that – and adore it. Watch Dogs 2 looks like the Hackers sequel I’ve waited twenty years for.

The game’s not out on PC until the end of the month but the launch trailer is already here. Ubi must have been hacked, yeah? Read the rest of this entry »

Goggs On: Trackmania Turbo Adds VR Support

There is no game I want to try in VR more than Trackmania Turbo [official site]. Nadeo’s loop-de-looping, barrelrolling, wallrunning, ultraboosting time trial racer this week added support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive cybergoggles, and I want in. I want to whip round gravity-defying tracks, fling myself from huge ramps, roll, spin, crash, then fall to my hands and knees vomiting. This isn’t me ragging on VR; I genuinely want to become ill from carhorror. Sadly, those spoilsports have designed a few clever camera tricks to reduce the chances of that. Booo. Boo to you. Read the rest of this entry »