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1:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Assassin's Creed cumulative franchise sales cross 73 million

Videogame detective superannuation recently saw that Ubisoft updated their worldwide cumulative franchise sales figures over on the corporate site. Top seller? The Assassin's Creed series with 73 million. Second place goes to...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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2:30 PM on 03.20.2014

The Bourne Identity director in final talks for Splinter Cell movie

The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Jumper director Doug Liman is in final negotiations to direct Ubisoft and New Regency's Splinter Cell film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The adaptation is expected to rel...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 10.16.2013

Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell didn't hit sales targets

I wanted Rayman Legends to sell well. Most of us did, hopefully. It's an already terrific game that looks even better when put up against some of the other stuff Ubisoft releases. During an earnings call, Ubisoft CFO Alain Ma...

Jordan Devore



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Review: Splinter Cell: Blacklist
by Jim Sterling

Splinter Cell: Conviction was, in my opinion, a superb new direction for the Splinter Cell series, but a fair few fans were unhappy with the changes Ubisoft made. It's hardly surprising then, that Splinter Cell: Blacklist pulls the classic trick of making the old seem new again, bringing Sam Fisher's stealthy adventures closer to their roots. 

However, unable to quite abandon Conviction -- and the potential new fans it won -- Ubisoft has also unsurprisingly sought a compromise between the new and the old. Features from Conviction have been married to Blacklist's more traditional design, and the result is a game that's quite entertaining, if somewhat unsure of itself. 

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New releases: Purple is back in style photo
New releases: Purple is back in style
by Fraser Brown

Bloody hell, this week, calm down. A slew of games are clamouring for your attention over the next seven days, some of them really rather good. At the top of the pile, however, is Saints Row IV. I didn't think the series would ever reach the lofty heights of the purple gang's second outing again, but I was dead wrong. I have the tentacle marks to prove it. There just aren't enough games where you can slam into the ground with such power that you cause a nuclear reaction, especially not while dressed up as a giant eagle.

Other games that have the misfortune of fighting the Saints for the top spot are Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which is like Splinter Cell with different vocal chords; The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, which I'm sure we can all agree is a silly name and doesn't look as good as XCOM: Enemy Unknown; Disney Infinity, which looks like crack for children and the cause of bankruptcy for parents; and a whole bunch of other things, but I'm in a rush, so onto the lists and videos. 

What's tickling your fancy this week? Saints Row IV? Good choice.   

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4:00 AM on 08.13.2013

A refresher on all of Splinter Cell: Blacklist's assets

This latest Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer reads like the Cliff's Notes to all the previous Blacklist trailers, summarizing the game's various aspects. There's the silly, hyper-organized terrorist attacks on the United Sta...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 08.05.2013

Splinter Cell: Blacklist to skip offline co-op for Wii U

While Batman: Arkham Origins is passing on multiplayer for Wii U, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is going in the other direction in terms of missing functionality. Ubisoft's Wii U port will not support offline cooperative...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 08.01.2013

Ubisoft announcing a new next-gen title at gamescom

Sure, Ubisoft is skipping their usual gamescom press conference this year, but that doesn't mean they're going to have a light lineup at the show. In fact, Ubisoft will be unveiling a new next-gen game! On top of that, they'l...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 07.31.2013

Get acquainted with Splinter Cell's Merc and Spy

One of my favorite multiplayer modes of all time is returning to Splinter Cell: Blacklist in the form of Spies vs. Mercs, and these two new videos will give you a rundown of each class. If you're itching for information, Com...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 07.26.2013

Sam Fisher enforces ALL the laws

Don't litter, scumbag.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Cooperative mayhem in Splinter Cell: Blacklist photo
Cooperative mayhem in Splinter Cell: Blacklist
by Casey Baker

In a recent hands-on with Splinter Cell: Blacklist, I had a chance to see exactly what our other editors have been excited about regarding both the game's single- and multiplayer components. I spent a little time with a couple of single-player missions set primarily in the Middle East in broad daylight, and then jumped into a few Spies vs. Mercs rounds in a Hacker's Den before finishing out with a co-op mission with another journalist through Eastern Iraq.

Much of what I played was familiar territory in regards to gameplay conceits of both the series and of similar games in the genre, and the Spies vs. Mercs mode remains as strong as ever, but the mission I actually came away the most impressed with was the one spent with a complete stranger that had us both working together to complete a number of objectives.

Though the co-op missions don't demand the precise stealth of earlier titles, they are still incredibly fun and actually do require some tactical skills.

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10:15 AM on 07.09.2013

Free Splinter Cell Blacklist with new GeForce GTX cards

My GeForce GTX 580s are still doing okay, but I'd love to upgrade. The expected performance increase is incentive enough, but Nvidia has added more incentive with a newly announced deal that gives purchasers of a a GeFor...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 07.09.2013

Splinter Cell: Blacklist walkthrough gets a little gassy

The latest look at Splinter Cell: Blacklist features Sam and team storming a gas plant that's been taken over by terrorists. The place is set to blow, but after a little hacking Sam's team is able to turn on the fire suppres...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 AM on 07.04.2013

PSA: 40% off all Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed games

Ubisoft is giving 40% percent off all Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell games, with 50% savings if you buy two or more. The Assassin's Creed III season pass is also part of the sale, so if you're feeling up to it, you c...

Abel Girmay

11:00 PM on 06.27.2013

How not to die in Splinter Cell's Spies vs. Mercs Classic

In talking about the Splinter Cell franchise, fans are quick to bring up the Spies vs. Mercs multiplayer mode, and for good reason -- it rocks! Players are either a spy presented in third-person view or a first-person, gun-t...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 05.29.2013

Ubisoft's E3 plans include South Park: The Stick of Truth

At the beginning of the month, Ubisoft came out and said that it hadn't forgotten about South Park: The Stick of Truth, despite very little promotion after acquiring the game in the THQ fire-sale. That apparently still holds...

Brett Makedonski