Uplay Tag

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 21 May 2015

PC gamers hate any sort publisher-mandated DRM solution that isn’t Steam, and they generally hate using other launchers and digital shops – especially uPlay and Origin. There’s a pretty compelling reason to buy The Witcher 3 from uPlay if you haven’t got the game yet though; Ubisoft is giving gamers a few extras.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Feb 2015

Last year, Ubisoft was ambitious and gave us two Assassin's Creeds. Assassin's Creed Unity was a broken mess of a game that is only now becoming something worth playing. Assassin's Creed Rogue, on the other hand, was actually really enjoyable for me - it tied up the whole America saga, set the stage for Unity, and delivered some generally solid gameplay. Now PC gamers can indulge in it, at last.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 26 Nov 2014

I play most of my games on PC, which means that day one purchases are usually terrible ideas. Having a game work perfectly on PC from the start is kind of like finding a medium-sized unicorn in a field of haystacks bigger than a small island; it's practically impossible. That's were hasty patches come into play, and now Far Cry 4 is having some major issues fixed.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 07 Nov 2014

Assassin's Creed Unity is giving us a peek behind the curtain. Ubisoft is livestreaming a bunch of new content, and even doing giveaways and Q&As. This isn't normally something I'd sign up for, and I think they know this - that's why they've added a giant carrot for signing up.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 07 Nov 2014

Steam proved an important point - there are tons of PC gamers and they like to buy their games digitally, preferably at a discount. There is an army of PC gamers, and with the launch of new generation consoles, it seems that even more gamers converted to the PC master race. But now Ubisoft is changing the game with Steam, just like EA did.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Nov 2014

If there's one thing PC gamers hate, it Uplay. Console gamers also aren't too fond of Ubisoft's DRM distribution service, but it's far, far worse for PC gamers, resulting in broken games and horrible experiences. Now Ubisoft is pulling some new releases from the UK's Steam client - could this be a sign of things to come?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 06 Nov 2014

We’re fast approaching the business end of the gaming year, with all the major releases set to explode over two short weeks. One of the games I’m most looking forward to is Far Cry 4. I distinctly remember Far Cry 3 putting my PC through its paces when it launched, so how much more juice will this year’s sequel actually require?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 23 Oct 2014

Okay, maybe not exactly, but this new interactive experience might at least give you a taste of the game in a weird way. It's basically just a series of point and click rapid adventures, one released already and the rest coming soon. However, it certainly sets the tone for the game.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 11 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 02 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 28 May 2014

We – or rather I,  unfortunately, have to eat a bit of crow. In April, we told you that uPlay was only needed to activate Watch Dogs, and you wouldn’t need to run that bloated, awful service in tandem with Steam to have the game working. We were wrong. We got this information directly from our Ubisoft rep, and believed it. It was, perhaps, bad information; the game unfortunately does need that rubbish in order to run, though you can set uPlay to play offline once it's gobbled up your CD Key.  We’re awfully sorry about that. We apologise to anyone who bought the game on our info, and has to endure uPlay. Surprise, surprise - it’s causing issues for people at launch.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 08 Apr 2014

Watch Dogs is almost upon us. While I will probably be opting to play it on console, I know plenty of you "Master Race" gamers will be downloading it through Steam. Unfortunately, Steam won't be the only thing you need to get your hands on the hacking adventure.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 28 Mar 2014

One of the worst things about playing Ubisoft’s otherwise excellent PC games is that they’re saddled with that blasted uPlay nonsense. It’s especially egregious when the digital versions of those games are purchased through Steam – causing both bits of DRM to hog up memory. South Park: The Stick of Truth abandoned uPlay on the PC, and rumour suggests Watch Dogs may do the same, by using Steam.