Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

The Division: How To Level Up Quickly

We are enjoying The Division [official site] and some of us are not even sure why. But it looks like half the world is doing the same. If you have yet to begin your tour of duty in New York’s unfolding Armageddon or if you are currently taking your first steps, we have some tips and advice to get you started. Here, we tell you how to get yourself leveled as quickly as you can.

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Prehistoric Permadeath: Far Cry Primal Adding Survival Mode

Hot on the heels of Fallout 4’s Survival Mode, which brings exhaustion and dehydration back to the world of post-apocalyptic entertainment, Ubisoft have announced that Far Cry Primal [official site] will be getting the survivalist treatment.

The keystone of that survival mode is the change in the exploration, crafting, and difficulty of the game to make it even more realistic. After that, there are options the player can activate to go further.

Survival mode will arrive as part of a free patch on April 12th. We called this earlier in the month, of course, when we made Robert Zak play the game wearing nowt but a loincloth. More details below.

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Breach & Breach & Breach & Clear: R6 Siege’s Buck Buff

While Rainbow Six Siege [official site] may not be as serious a tactical shooter as some want, I did idly dream of an even less serious version playing up its destructible levels, with gunmen leaping through walls as if they were rice paper and stamping down through floors. I wouldn’t want Siege to become that game, but I am tickled by the latest patch putting one character slightly closer to that. Here, come see how Buck can now saunter through wall after wall with his mega-buffed wall-smashing shotgun.

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The Division’s Locations Mapped Onto Actual NYC

Cities Skylines: The Division

If you’ve been wondering how much of New York City The Division [official site] actually contains and how accurate the recreation of those areas is, wonder no longer. An enterprising player who goes by the name Feanauro on Reddit has superimposed all of the game’s major locations – including missions, safehouses and Dark Zone points of interest – onto the Google Map of the real life area. There are several fun games to play with this tool. You could jump into streetview and compare in-game streets and buildings to reality, you could try to work out which bits of the city might open up in future updates/dlc, or you could figure out if you’ve ever been to these places in real life.

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Zim Zam Zoom: TrackMania Turbo Released

Oh what a feeling! When we’re driving on the ceiling. They’re special things, the TrackMania games, combining simple time trial millisecond-shaving checkpoint zoomcars with ludicrous tracks crammed full of loops, jumps, corkscrews, and bright colours – with a great editor for players to make their own. The fun continues today with the release of TrackMania Turbo [official site], out now. It’s due to have a demo, and Ubi say it’s already out, but it doesn’t seem to be here just yet. Maybe later tonight?

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The Division: Best Build For A Solo Character

Some folks don’t like other people. If that’s you, you probably intend to play The Division without a group of close pals or a bunch of random cohorts shouting at you to revive them. Firstly: I hope you are okay, you are missing out, no man is an island, et cetera, et cetera. Secondly: I am here to help you stay in splendid isolation. Here are two strong solo builds you can create.

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Everything Wrong With The Division: A Helpful Guide

I’m absolutely loving The Division. And WOW, is there a lot wrong with The Division [official site]. Ubisoft’s obsessive-compulsive need to create games that feature maps designed for the obsessive-compulsive to clear may be becoming a little farcical at this point, but having spent many happy hours tidying up Far Cry Primal, I now find myself spending even more happy hours ticking off icons in their barely-an-MMO third-person shooter. And the reason is simple: the action is good. It’s fun to have gun fights while gliding between cover, picking out enemies with carefully placed headshots, then being told by passers-by that without you there’d be nothing to live for.

Despite being an online game, you can solo pretty much everything apart from the Dark Zone, the game scaling for teams of one – no need to have other people spoiling it for me. It’s endlessly rewarding to find a better gun, pair of gloves, mod for your jacket, or build your own, or buy one from a store. And it features checkpoints in extended quests, which is something I’ve never seen in an MMO before. So yes, lots of good reasons to be having a splendid time with Ubi’s phenomenally successful shooter. But oh good grief, it’s a bloody mess.

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