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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



Here's everything that happened during Ubisoft's 2014 E3 Conference photo
Here's everything that happened during Ubisoft's 2014 E3 Conference
by Chris Carter

Ubisoft had a weird showing with some exciting moments -- which is par for the course, and basically what they deliver year after year.

The clear-cut big-time showing this year was Rainbow Six Siege, a glorious return to form for one of my favorite franchises of all time. The new tactical gameplay looks great, and I really hope it pans out when the game drops.

Here's everything that happened at Ubisoft's 2014 E3 press conference.

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6:15 PM on 06.09.2014

That moment when Ubisoft was super awkward at E3

Two Ubisoft employees did push-ups on stage at the company's E3 showcase today during a demo for upcoming Xbox One exclusive Shape Up.  It was weird, but also fun. That's pretty much a Ubisoft presser in a nutshell, isn't it?  We knew the French publisher's conference had the potential to be bizarre, awkward, or hilarious; but it truly surpassed expectations this year.

Kyle MacGregor

6:10 PM on 06.09.2014

Valiant Hearts' E3 trailer is as sad as its dog is cute

This game is too pretty and that dog is too cute for this to be as unbearably sad as it looks.

Steven Hansen



Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege photo
Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
by Brett Zeidler

Ubisoft closed off its E3 press conference with the announcement of a brand-new game, Rainbow Six Siege. The demo shown featured a 5v5 multiplayer session that had one team holding a citizen hostage and barricading the house they were in from the team that was tasked with invading and saving said citizen.

The invading team had a map of the house, a drone to scope the inside, and finally decided to breach the home after dropping in from a helicopter. They blasted a giant hole through the wall, and many more after that. Destruction looks incredible in this. The hostage was swapped between teams, and the house continued to get demolished with another breach happening through the top of the floor. That was rad. You can check out the rest for yourself in the video above.

Rainbow Six Siege will release next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Assassin's Creed Unity set to release October 28 photo
Assassin's Creed Unity set to release October 28
by Darren Nakamura

Earlier today, Microsoft showed off Assassin's Creed Unity's four-player cooperative play, but Ubisoft still had more footage to display of its stealth/action/parkour juggernaut set during the French Revolution. Most importantly, we now have a release date: October 28, 2014. Second-most important? A cover of Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."

Otherwise, it looks like Ubisoft has improved on the acrobatics, introduced new mission types (murder mysteries!), and increased the number of non-playable characters in the environments. The demo was fairly long, and it should please those who want to jump off buildings and secretly stab bad guys.

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5:45 PM on 06.09.2014

The Division has a super serious CG trailer

We already got new gameplay footage of Tom Clancy's The Division at Microsoft's press briefing this morning so for Ubisoft's own conference, a CG trailer was shown. That's happened with a couple games now, funnily enough, bu...

Jordan Devore

5:38 PM on 06.09.2014

Race to sign up for The Crew beta

Ubisoft's social racer The Crew hits the pavement on November 11. However, you and friends can get a head start if you're so inclined. On July 23, Ubisoft's launching a closed beta for The Crew on PC. How do you ge...

Brett Makedonski





5:30 PM on 06.09.2014

Ubisoft reveals CARGO SHORTS at E3 2014

Check out these awesome cargo shorts, courtesy of Julian Gerighty, creative director on The Crew. Well done, Ubisoft. Well done.

Kyle MacGregor

5:20 PM on 06.09.2014

Ubisoft unveils Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now

Just Dance 2015 and Just Dance Now are things that are happening, Ubisoft announced today. The former looks to be the next iteration of the series you've become accustomed to seeing on consoles over the past few years. Just Dance Now, however, will make use of your phone. Now you can bump and grind on the go. You can dance everywhere, guys. Because you totally couldn't do that before.

Kyle MacGregor



Far Cry 4's new trailer is all about the villain photo
Far Cry 4's new trailer is all about the villain
by Chris Carter

Ubisoft kicked off their conference right at E3 today, showcasing the "first five minutes" of Far Cry 4. It's pretty heavy on the villain, giving us a chummy moment as well as a brutal death and a firefight.

Don't take my word for it -- just watch the video above now! Ubi is also teasing a "major Far Cry 4 announcement," so stay tuned.

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5:01 PM on 06.09.2014

Watch Ubisoft's E3 press conference right here

Ubisoft is continuing the E3 madness with its media briefing at 3pm PST. Maybe we'll finally see Beyond Good & Evil 2. Ha! Yeah right. At least, if nothing else, Ubisoft's pressers are usually good for a laugh. Something bizarre, awkward, or hilarious is bound to happen. 

Kyle MacGregor