Well, I Picked the Worst Time to Start Playing The Division 2

As the world started to realise the true scope of the spread of the novel coronavirus, it seemed like many people turned to apocalyptic and pandemic-based fiction as a peculiar balm to soothe their nerves. I did much the same, but in a more video game fashion, and found that it was much harder to soothe my nerves than I’d anticipated. Read More >>

Hands-On With Watch Dogs Legion, A Radical Rework With ‘Something To Say’

There is no main character in the new Watch Dogs, no “guy on the box” in this adventure set in post-Brexit London, the game’s creative director, Clint Hocking, said during a behind-closed-doors demonstration of the bold game this past Sunday. Read More >>

Ubisoft Changes Rules on Paying for DLC

Ubisoft has said it wants to soften its stance on requiring gamers to pay for premium and additional content for its games, particularly in case where large changes are made to key games to keep them fresh over the long term. Read More >>

Ubisoft’s Gamer Survey Absolutely Isn’t For Girls

Ubisoft has once again demonstrated just how out of touch it is by declaring half of the world’s population not worth listening to. The company, which is behind titles including Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, has excluded females young and old from its customer survey. Read More >>

From Caveman to Console – Creating a Prehistoric Language for Far Cry: Primal

The year is 10,000BCE. The Central European landscape is rolling forests and the land is roamed by large beasts. Early humans are fighting to share the landscape with sabre-tooth tigers, mammoths… and each other. Read More >>

I Took Cover in The Division Using Just My Eyes and It Gave Me a Glimpse of Future VR

Though the cover shooter felt revelatory back in the days of the original Gears of War, it's now a tried-and-tested formula that's started to feel a bit rote. Not only has it become a go-to basis for most third-person action games, the actual mechanic has barely evolved, and has never really mimicked the reality of ducking gunfire. If an alien grunt or Nazi trooper was gunning for me in real life, I'd hope for a more elegant safety procedure than having to use two sticks and a button on a control pad to to turn and move my body towards somewhere I could tuck my squishy head away out of danger. Read More >>

Assassin’s Creed Cockneys: How Ubisoft is Recreating Victorian London for Syndicate

Unlike most who live in our fair land’s capital, I’m a Londoner born and bred and, for my sins, a genuine cockney to boot. Born within earshot of the chimes of Bow Bells, I’ve got the best pie and mash shop (G. Kelly’s) on speed dial and remember Brick Lane as the Mad Max-like, tarpaulin-sprawled junk shop free-for-all that it was before the hipsters took over. Read More >>

Ubisoft Not Releasing ‘Far Cry 4’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ on Steam in UK

Hoping to take on Far Cry 4's impressive AI on Steam? Well, us Brits are out of luck, it seems, as Ubisoft has said that all its upcoming big hitters, including Assassin's Creed Unity and The Crew, will not be available on Valve's digital store in Blighty, although they will be everywhere else. Hmm, anyone fancy Uplay? [PCGamesN] Read More >>

Could Watch Dogs’ Smart City Ever Become a Reality?

The buses and trains run on time. Your heating is automatically set to a comfortable, affordable level. No crime goes unrecorded and pollution levels are kept to a minimum. A smart city, driven by the Internet of Things, promises all these things, and it’s a vision recreated (and exploited) in Ubisoft’s new game, Watch Dogs. But is this merely a sci-fi vision, or a real glimpse at the future? Read More >>

Watch Dogs: ‘A Hacker is the Robin Hood of Today’

When you hear the term "hacker" what image does it conjure for you? A double-chinned hoody wearing computer nerd, surrounded by PCs and empty pizza boxes? Or perhaps Jonny Lee Miller on rollerblades? For Ubisoft Montreal, the makers of the forthcoming Watch Dogs, a hacker is a modern-day hero. Read More >>

Watch Dogs Preview: Grand Theft Data

I’m sick of AK-47s. I’m sick of dragon punches. I’m sick of red shells, chainsaw-equipped Lancer rifles and Master Swords. Gaming has relied upon the same tried and tested weaponry for too long now, which is what makes Ubisoft Montreal’s forthcoming Watch Dogs so intriguing. In it, your most powerful weapon is a smartphone. Read More >>

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These Assassin’s Creed Live-Action Trailers Make Me Long For a Full Movie

The Assassin's Creed games have always been a favourite of mine, and I truly cannot wait to see how good they look on the Xbox One and PS4. But the live-action trailers that come with them have been some of the best in the business. They really deserve to be turned into a fully-fledged movie. Here's the latest for AC IV. Read More >>

Ch4nge Your P4ssw0rd: Ubisoft Servers Hacked, Login Details Nicked

Gaming giant Ubisoft is at the centre of a new gaming hack attack, with the game maker telling players that "user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords" have been pulled from one of its servers. Read More >>

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This Splinter Cell Live-Action Series Is So Good I Want a Movie Made

These fan-made Splinter Cell webisodes might not have anything to do with Ubisoft, but they’re so slick and professional you could be forgiven for thinking they were. If the games publisher is smart about it, it’ll employ this little lot to make a movie out of the game quick-smart. Read More >>

Monster Burner for iPad: Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Fire

Not sure how to classify Monster Burner. It's kinda sorta like a fantasy medievalist interpretation of Space Invaders. But it has another whacky dynamic at play, deeply rooted in puzzles, dominoes and fireworks. Read More >>