Tag Archives: Ubisoft

Never drive alone in the beta for The Crew

If there’s one kind of pornography that never gets me into trouble, it has to be car porn. Those sumptuous spoilers. The feel of some bonnet booty. The lure of the leaf spring! The caress of the crank-shaft! All this, and more in the upcoming closed beta for The Crew! Here’s what you’ll find in that test version of the open-world racer.

San Diego Comic-Con gets an Assassins Creed inspired obstacle course

Hello gamers. Look at your location, now back to me, now back at your location, now back to me. Sadly, you’re not in San Diego, but if you stopped living in South Africa and got some plane tickets, you could be at San Diego Comic-Con. Look down, back up, you’re on a boat! Alright fine you’re not on a boat, I just wanted you to pretend you had a shot at visiting the San Diego Comic-Con. Ubisoft are putting together a pretty rad PR event. The expo will be getting its own Assassins Creed styled parkour course.

The Evolution Of – Assassin’s Creed

Seven years. In video game terms, that’s a lifespan that is equivalent to a sneaky fart in an elevator. And yet in such a short amount of time, Ubisoft has managed to create one of the biggest franchises on the planet. Games, books, comics, action figures and more have been born out of Assassin’s Creed. And over the years, it has evolved into something magnificent.

Don’t mess with Pagan Min’s mom

Far Cry 4 is coming and it looks awesome. We loved the idea of it being one of those awkward reunions where people know you but you don't know them. One of those people is Pagan Min who is more than just an eccentric villain.

The Division: enemy factions, character classes and bases

The Division is only coming in 2015 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, so we all need to contain our excitement for it. However, some new details are making the game look even more interesting and you might get even more upset that you can't play it soon.

Ubisoft revenue up 374% thanks to Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs was one of the most anticipated games of last year, which was then delayed into this year. Many questioned if Ubisoft could keep the hype train going, but they needn't have worried - Watch Dogs not only shipped 8 million copies, it pushed up Ubisoft's revenue. One console even proved to be the best partner.

Why so many Ubisoft games are open world

These days, if a game isn’t a free-to-play shooter, an MMO or a MOBA, there’s a likelihood it’ll be a 3rd-person open world action game. That certainly seems to be the case with many of Ubisoft’s games this generation. following Watch Dogs, four of the company’s upcoming games are open world, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew, and The Division. Ubisoft Boss Yves Guillemot explains why.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a new narrative start for the series

It’s been seven years since Assassin’s Creed first debuted, and since then, the animus has become rather crowded. What was initially a pretty nifty tech demo has now blossomed into one of the biggest gaming franchises around, and it ain’t slowing down any time soon. But with all those games, comes a ton of back story and exposition that is needed. That can clutter a game narrative. Expect Assassin’s Creed: Unity however, to be a fresh start for the series.

Ubisoft: greater digital demand, infrastructure still an issue

We are making the shift to digital distribution - slowly, painfully and with plenty of bumps in the road, but it's happening. Ubisoft VP says it's faster and less painful than we might imagine, but there are still some major obstacles.

Get your season pass and more with the Far Cry 4 Ultimate Kyrat Collector’s Edition

So we meet again collector’s edition. But this time, you shall not win. I will not give in to the shiny lure of your resin figure and various assorted digital bonuses. Because this time, I’m too broke to afford you because I happen to have spent all my cash on a complete run of Peter Porker: The Amazing Spider-Ham! HA HA! Wait, these damn comics are worthless…crap.

Ubisoft Quebec will lead the development on the next Assassin’s Creed

When it comes to Assassin’s Creed games, Ubisoft has normally thrown every single able body possible at their franchise, with numerous teams helping to develop an annual backstab ‘em up release. Throughout all that development however, Ubisoft Montreal has remained in charge of the organised chaos ever since the first game popped up for a sneaky kill. This year however, the next Assassin’s Creed game is in the hands of someone else.

You can now make your own Assassin’s Creed: Unity characters

Assassin’s Creed: Unity may be many months away, but in the meantime, you can create your assassin on a website that Ubisoft has set up. And it’s pretty neat.

Uplay survives DRM lawsuit

Most people are excited about the games coming from Ubisoft. People enjoyed Watch Dogs and are amped for the upcoming Assassin's Creed and Far Cry iterations. Of course, everyone hates that horror which is Uplay - and not even a court case could kill it.

Far Cry 4 has women everywhere, “just like life”

Ubisoft has been having a rough time lately with regards to their inclusion of women as playable characters in both Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4. To be entirely honest, it wasn’t really about anything Ubisoft did particularly wrong, but rather just the way they chose to tell people about it. In essence, they like shooting themselves in the many feet they have.

Are you older than Tetris?

Ah, 1984, the Orwellian year that we all know and love. It's also the year that Tetris was born, well before it arrived on our Western game consoles. Ubisoft is celebrating Tetris' 30th birthday, and making it go Ultimate.