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1:30 PM on 08.23.2013

The Crew seeks to redefine online racing

Making its debut at E3 2013, The Crew is Ubisoft's attempt to create a new and fast-paced racer for the next-gen consoles. Although the publisher has definitely got some stiff competition from other racing titles, what separa...

Alessandro Fillari


7:45 PM on 11.12.2012

NVIDIA updates GeForce drivers in time for Black Ops II

If you're gearing up to play Call of Duty: Black Ops II with one of those fancy GeForce GTX cards, there's one more thing you'll probably want to get out of the way ahead of that. NVIDIA has just released a driver update...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 08.18.2012

Storm's Adventure with Driver: San Francisco

There it was, on the OnLive console, just calling me. "Please, somebody buy me!" And so I went for it. UPDATE: OnLive is dead. Damn... There is really no reason for me to play this game, other than compare it to a city ...

Storm Dain

5:00 PM on 06.30.2012

HAWP: Burch has finally crossed the line

I know the Burch siblings have done some incredibly wrong things in Hey Ash, Watcha Playin'? in the past, but this... this is a whole new ballgame. Take the "Shift" mechanic from Driver: San Francisco, give that ability to A...

Tony Ponce

8:20 AM on 02.08.2012

Shockingly, Ubisoft screws up PC games again

Last week, Ubisoft warned that those customers who did not pirate a number of its PC games would be unable to play them due to a server switch that'd render DRM unusable. Naturally, Ubisoft managed to cock it up completely, w...

Jim Sterling

3:45 PM on 02.06.2012

Driver dev working on a 'confidental Kinect project'

It seems that the devs behind Driver: San Francisco are working on a new game for Microsoft's Kinect. Ubisoft Reflections' Art Lead Joss Scouler let this one loose on his LinkedIn profile. Among his list of published titles w...

Dale North

3:30 PM on 11.23.2011

Black Friday: Rayman Origins $30 at GameStop, much more

We're just two days away from Black Friday. Everything has culminated up to this point. While everyone else is sifting through the piles of ads looking for the best deals after eating two platefuls of turkey, you've already g...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 PM on 11.22.2011

Black Friday: Kmart selling MGS HD for $35, more

We are getting ever closer to the busiest shopping day of the year. Kmart has some pretty good deals going on. Here's a short list of what you can expect to find should you choose to do shopping there: $199.99 - Get a $25 gi...

Brett Zeidler



Review: Driver: San Francisco  photo
Review: Driver: San Francisco
by Jim Sterling

Driver has been around for a long time, despite never really enjoying the kind of mainstream success that other open-world games such as Saints Row and Grand Theft Auto have. Of course, it doesn't help that the series has had a very poor critical history. The original Driver was well received, but it all went downhill from there. 

In the face of some massive open-world titles on the market, Driver: San Francisco definitely needed a drastic overhaul in order to stand out. An overhaul is certainly what it got, although I don't think anybody could have predicted what Ubisoft Reflections had up its sleeve.

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Error results in free Uplay Pass content for Driver: SF photo
Error results in free Uplay Pass content for Driver: SF
by Jordan Devore

Driver: San Francisco was going to be the first Ubisoft game to make use of the company's new Uplay Passport, however, there's been a printing error on the inserts in some North American copies of the game. As a result, the Uplay content -- 11 multiplayer modes and the Film Director feature -- is now freely obtainable by all.

Yeah, even outside of North America. When playing Driver: SF, you'll come across a Uplay Passport menu, which is how you can access the aforementioned locked-out modes. Pick either "Start My 2-Day Free Trial" (this won't expire) or "Purchase Uplay Passport" (you won't be charged). And that's it!

Although many of you likely aren't happy with the notion of features being restricted to new copies of games, you have to give Ubisoft some props for the way this situation was handled.

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9:20 AM on 09.02.2011

Driver: San Francisco dev defends 'always on' DRM

Ubisoft Reflections founder Martin Edmonson has defended "Always On" DRM, which requires gamers to permanently be online so they can constantly prove their innocence to Ubisoft. Despite Driver: San Fr...

Jim Sterling





1:00 AM on 09.02.2011

Driver: San Francisco has a pretty intense launch trailer

Flipping vehicles, police car sirens blaring, blockades being destroyed, epic background music and one-liners. There's also some cutscenes peppered in there for good measure. Yup, everything is here for a successful launch t...

Brett Zeidler

8:00 PM on 08.29.2011

Driver: San Francisco gets a music video by Yelawolf

Wait, what the f*ck is a Yelawolf? ... Ok, it seems Yelawolf is a white rapper from Alabama who is on the verge of releasing his first major-label produced album. This is quite different from my initial assumption that he wa...

Liam Fisher

8:30 PM on 08.18.2011

Ubisoft lightens up the DRM in Driver: San Francisco

A few weeks ago, Ubisoft announced that Driver: San Francisco would need a constant connection to the internet to be playable. This resulted in quite a few PC players to be pretty upset, to say the least. But I bring good new...

Brett Zeidler

3:00 AM on 08.18.2011

A slew of Driver: San Francisco screens to salivate over

Ubisoft was kind enough to release a pile of screenshots today for the not-far-off Driver: San Francisco. The gallery includes a selection licensed cars, running from the police and other shenanigans. Launch the gallery below...

Brett Zeidler

10:45 AM on 08.11.2011

Driver: San Francisco PC delayed, Mac still in the works

Not only will PC gamers not be getting a demo for Driver: San Francisco, but the game has been slightly delayed, as well. Publisher Ubisoft tells Blue's News that the out-of-body racing experience will be released on Septembe...

Nick Chester