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6d ago ... EPISODE 4 In Mario Kart 8, no one can hear you scream, well not online anyway. 1) Ubisoft has confirmed that the definitive version of their upcoming Watchdogs game will be on the Xbox One. They elaborated that these players will have a more immersive experience, considering that the game’s theme centers on paranoia about being monitored 2) As covered in the intro, there is no online c...

Watchdogs... A Community Divided

16d ago ... From the second that Ubisoft released a subpar trailer of Watchdogs, the forums all over the internet have lit up with negative reactions, saying visuals have been severely downgraded over E3 2012s high end PC demo. No matter how much Ubisoft has tried to squash the rumors and remind gamers that the E3 2012 demo was never representative of next gen console visuals(only a target for high end PCs...

Assassin's Creed Unity - Plot Predictions

25d ago ... As I'm sure you all know, Ubisoft's officially confirmed the existence of the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity game, and its narrative backdrop of the 'Révolution française'. With this new (albeit fairly vague) info out in the public domain, 've done a quick bit of research on the French Revolution, and I'm starting to think I can make an educated guess about the pseudo-history and potential...

The biggest BS in gaming history.

33d ago ... I'm surprised nobody else has bought this up, but if I have to be the one to do it, so be it. So, what IS the biggest BS in gaming history? Underpowered consoles? Too big a focus on graphics? The prices being too high? None of those. Memorize this line: "You speak of innovation when any attempt at it is dismissed as a gimmick." Do me a favor. Pass that saying on, because it NEEDS to b...

You Know What's Bullshot?

37d ago ... Legend speaks of a time in which a product you were selling had to be representative of the final product at all times. These were the days of the False Advertisement Laws, when consumer interests were protected and you got exactly what you expected and paid for. Those Golden, Halcyon days of Yore have long since perished and in their place, dark days of deceit and the dreaded bullshots have re...

Franchises that don't seem to die

52d ago ... This one has been in my head for a while. Lets do this countdown style. 6)Assassins Creed. This game originated last gen. Now, the latest title is Assassins Creed 4, so you'd think there are only 4 games, right? There are over 12. AC1, AC2, AC Brotherhood, AC Revelations, AC3, heck there's even a DS version that I forget the name to. This series seems old, yet it's only been around fo...

PS4 doomed to have only few games? Worrying trend

139d ago ... PlayStation has a library of 2,418 games and PS2 had 3870 games. It took $5-$10 million to develop a PS2 game versus $0.8 million-$1.7 million for the original PlayStation [source: sciencedirect] . In June 2009 Ubisoft reiterated that major titles for PS3/X360 cost $20-$30 million to make and that games for the next-generation may exceed $60 million [source:edge-online]. It is common sense t...

Under the Knife: Remember Nintendo?

296d ago ... The next generation is upon us and with that comes the post-E3 reactions from many people. I couldn't help but notice that a lot of focus has been primarily on Microsoft versus Sony. The gaming press and community at large have taken note on those two more so than the other companies. I haven't seen much coverage done for Nintendo. Heck, EA and Ubisoft haven't been talked about much either. Tod...

Ubisoft May Expose The Hypocrisy Among Core Gamers

299d ago ... Do any of you remember this little problem of always on DRM that the Xbox One had? No? Well, basically the Xbox One required an internet connection that would check up on you every 24 hours. This pissed people off for a month straight and Microsoft changed it a few days ago. Yeah, I know you all know what I'm talking about, but I wrote that whole thing out on purpose. Why? Well because Ubisoft...

Third-Person Parkour Game...

318d ago ... Parkour/free running, (the art of moving quickly through environmental obstacles on foot)has made it's way into video games,(as I thought it would) Mirror's Edge being the first, to focus on it entirely, as it being a player's means of travel through the game's environment. Afterwards, a number of games incorporated free running (either in whole or parts)elements into their games. Games like Pr...
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Will a Surge in Wii U Sales Result in Third-Party Attention?

337d ago ... You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that the Wii U's sales are incredibly slow and that many third-parties are either completely dissing it or just outright ignoring it. Some third-parties say the system is too weak, others claims that they don't know how to use it, while others say that it's too big of a risk right now. All-in-all, the Wii U is in a very tight spot. After a rath...

Clearing up the Confusion in the Latest WatchDogs Video

341d ago ... Ok, some people seem to be confused about the recent video of WatchDogs -Which was a Demo that was showed in Paris- This Demo that was shown was running on a PC with an Xbox controller.. Ubisoft has stated that the PC is comparable to next gen hardware, meaning PS4 and the next Xbox, will look like this PC version.. ---Update- Further explanation - On PC comparable When they say it's c...

Can Hacking/Piracy Be Considered Acceptable?

351d ago ... So with the recent news of the Wii U's supposed hacking, I thought I would ask the question presented in the headline while providing my own thoughts on the matter. Piracy is something I think almost any big gamer is guilty of at one point or another and whether they know it or not. Downloading a free game or perhaps playing a copy that friend made for you, for instance. The use of ROMs, ISO...

I Want My Boss Battles Back

451d ago ... Ah boss battles: the classic checkpoint marker and definitive end to many games. But this generation their importance has started to dwindle as has the effort put into creating them by many developers, so where are boss battles now and what significance do they play in modern gaming? We have recently seen the introduction of Quick-Time Event boss battles, arguably the worst use of this lazy...

E3 2013 Predictions

461d ago ... E3 predictions that aren't too absurd (like Jak IV and a new Syphon Filter, Versus 13, and Agent) SONY: Shows much needed support for PS Vita, including always welcomed console ports along with some fresh new IP's that I believe will change peoples minds. I think they will update the firmware with some handy new features as well. On the PS3 side of things, they will give Ubisoft some more sho...

Did this console cycle last too long?

506d ago ... Yves Guillemot of Ubisoft has been a fairly loud proponent of getting new hardware out sooner rather than later, and in this IGN article he argues that the seven year cycle the current generation has adopted, versus the usual five year cycle, has damaged gaming badly. One of his quotes in Polygon was, "We need new consoles. At the end of the cycle generally the market goes down because there...

Where is GTA 2099?

593d ago ... After seeing various news stories, trailers, and other assorted fluff about Ubisoft Montreal's Watch Dogs, I found myself wondering about something. Why aren't there more open world games set in the future? We have Assassin's Creed, wich has gone up to 900 years into the past. This is part of a framework story set later this year. Two months into the future isn't exactly what I'm referring t...

I can definitely say I enjoyed E3 conferences (almost LIVE) - part2

673d ago ... UBISOFT JUST DANCE 4 I confess, I watched Ubisoft's conference in playback (was too late for me to watch live) and skipped the first part ^_^'... FAR CRY 3 absolutely crazy, boobs for starters were quite a novelty but I appreciate a game that is not shy, since it seems you can kill people in the most gory ways, yet a female breast can generate such a big fuss (which is crazier than this...

I can definitely say I enjoyed E3 conferences (almost LIVE) - part1

673d ago ... My E3 from home (almost LIVE) -- MICROSOFT -- HALO 4 the trailer immersed the viewer into the gaming world straightaway. I especially loved the intricate and lush jungle, it was beautiful, rich in colours, it felt very large and gave the feeling of a lot of exciting exploring ahead. The enemies look is very cool, they jumped on the trees, cloaked and attacked you viciously (although they...

All Guns Blazing in Watch Dogs

674d ago ... We've all seen the Ubisoft E3 reveal of Watch Dogs, and if you haven't, I don't know what you are doing with your time. Either way, everything about it was magnificent. It was an unheard of game with a completely original game concept. Aiden Pierce, the one they played as in the demo, can theoretically control any electronics in the city? I say theoretically because I know only as much as the d...
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