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Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014 photo
Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014
by Steven Hansen

You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click. 

Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full of games like I'm full of curry. And Destructoid is an island of misfit toys sort of collection of miscreants, not a hive mind. So let's see what tickled everyone else's earlobes this year. 

And, hey, now you can tell like 20 different people why they're wrong about games instead of just one! 

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2:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Trials Fusion's first update makes it even more competitive

Games in the Trials franchise have a way of bringing out the unbridled competitiveness in people. Knowing that you're just a tenth of a second off of a friend's score, you might play the same track over and over to make ...

Brett Makedonski



Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji photo
Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji
by Max Scoville



Here's some very flaccid news in the wake of E3 -- Destiny's Alpha is over, with a Beta next month. The game'll be a Sony exclusive in Japan. The new dude from Halo 5: Guardians has been named Agent Locke, and he'll be introduced in the Nightfall series. Capcom is essentially up for sale, kinda, sorta, and Nintendo's selling more Wii U's than you might've thought. Ubisoft apparently nerfed Watch Dogs' PC capabilities, and GTA V on PS4, PC, and Xbox One looks great and will have hammerhead sharks. Oh yeah and there's new Emoji. What? Emoji's sort of a video game.

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9:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Ubisoft talks single-player in Rainbow Six: Siege

Last week's announcement of Rainbow Six: Siege heavily implied that Rainbow Six: Patriots will never see the light of day, and Ubisoft was quick to confirm that. You might be wondering what, if any, work from the canceled pro...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Watch Dogs' E3 2012 graphical effects discovered in the PC version

With nearly a month past release, it's safe to say the internet rage surrounding Watch Dogs' visual fidelity has largely passed. Still, fans have found ways to mod the PC version to look better, and not with the usual assortm...

Abel Girmay



Video: Wreck stuff with elephants in Far Cry 4 photo
Video: Wreck stuff with elephants in Far Cry 4
by Jordan Devore

Here's Max, describing Far Cry 4 in a way that's entirely fitting of Far Cry 4:

"When you're talking about a videogame, it's like 'Here are all the different mechanics that they've introduced for this game, it's coming to the following next-gen consoles...' You can ride a fucking elephant, and you can kill people with the fucking elephant. What do I have to say to you? I don't really know what to say about this. I'm very tired. It's hot and noisy here. Anyway, back to the actual details..."

Said details include grappling hooks, gyrocopters, mortars, chunks of meat, and other means with which to "liberate" outposts. And possibly yetis? One can only hope.

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2:30 PM on 06.11.2014

Don't expect a whole lot of new AAA IPs from Ubisoft

Games Industry International recently had a chance to chat with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guilemot, and the topics mostly focused on where the company was headed -- and the fate of new IPs. Yves notes that there's a difference be...

Chris Carter



Playing house in Rainbow Six: Siege photo
Playing house in Rainbow Six: Siege
by Dale North

We got our hands on the newly announced Rainbow Six: Siege last night at E3, letting us play the exact same 5v5 SWAT team house siege that we saw in the Ubisoft E3 briefing demo. If you've seen it, you know how it plays out. But after playing both sides -- SWAT team and hostage takers -- I appreciate what they're doing even more. 

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1:57 AM on 06.11.2014

Assassin's Creed: Unity won't have female co-op avatars, and here's why

If you're wondering why Ubisoft made the decision to omit female assassins from the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity's four-player cooperative mode, it's simple. And I'll admit, a little predictable. According to an interview...

Brittany Vincent



Video: Ubisoft E3 2014 press conference impressions photo
Video: Ubisoft E3 2014 press conference impressions
by Jordan Devore

My favorite parts of the Ubisoft E3 2014 press conference were when things got weird: on-stage push-ups, cargo shorts, Aisha Tyler getting emotional post-Rainbow Six Siege.

The games were okay, too! Far Cry 4 properly introduced us to its villain, Assassin's Creed Unity looked cool enough for series fans, and I quite liked the tactical playthrough of Rainbow Six even if it came off incredibly scripted. No Beyond Good & Evil 2, though!

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3:00 PM on 06.10.2014

I rode an elephant in Far Cry 4 and went on a complete rampage

You all saw the gameplay footage of Far Cry 4, right? Well I got to play through the demo myself, specifically focused on taking over the outpost (now referred to as fortresses). We saw how to take it over from the sky at the press conference, but I decided to take things differently by riding a big elephant into battle.  It was glorious. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz



I want to love The Division, but I just don't trust it yet photo
I want to love The Division, but I just don't trust it yet
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

This marks the second E3 we've seen Tom Clancy's The Division, an ambitious online open-world RPG that sees a players dealing with a disaster after society has fallen. This is also the second year in a row that we could not get our hands-on with the game.

Instead, Ubisoft played through a build for us. First they showed us what you all got to see during Ubisoft's press conference (video above). Then we got to see the same area, but during a nighttime setting. 

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The Crew is a high speed racing roadtrip with friends photo
The Crew is a high speed racing roadtrip with friends
by Brett Makedonski

Any fan of racing games will tell you that all titles in the genre aren't created equal. Far from it, in fact. It's a nuanced category, as the more realistic games that strive to be simulators often appeal to different types of people compared to the ones that are drawn to arcade-like racers. They're worlds apart.

Ubisoft's The Crew deftly spans that gap. And, while it may not be crossing worlds, it literally traverses the United States, which feels like an appropriately big adventure.

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Assassin's Creed Unity captures the liveliness of revolutionary Paris photo
Assassin's Creed Unity captures the liveliness of revolutionary Paris
by Brett Makedonski

Ubisoft took a bold step in opting to release Assassin's Creed Unity exclusively on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. With a fragmented userbase on consoles, publishers are mostly taking the predictable approach of launching games on last- and this-gen systems, obviously to maximize sales. Maybe the business-savvy (or at least conventional) logic backs this decision, but that's not what Ubisoft's doing with Assassin's Creed Unity.

By dedicating itself to developing solely on the most powerful platforms available, Ubisoft has opened the door to make the most involved and detailed Assassin's Creed title yet. That's a good thing because if our hands-off demo is any indication, Paris during the French Revolution has many stories to tell.

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8:56 PM on 06.09.2014

Far Cry 4 on PlayStation will allow co-op with friends who don't own the game

Far Cry 4 showed up earlier today at Ubisoft's press conference, but while that appearance was focused on the villain of the story, the showing at Sony's E3 press conference was all about action. The demonstration begins with...

Darren Nakamura

7:35 PM on 06.09.2014

Ubisoft is sitting on a finished Wii U game, waiting for more console sales

From Rayman Legends losing exclusivity to the still-apparently-happening Watch Dogs port, Ubisoft sure has an interesting relationship with the Wii U. Speaking to Polygon, CEO Yves Guillemot said the company has a Wii U game ...

Jordan Devore