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Rainbow Six Siege

Where is our review for Rainbow Six: Siege?

Working on it
Nov 30
// Chris Carter
After a beta snafu, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is set to launch tomorrow on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms. So where is our review? Well, we declined Ubisoft's review event as per our policy, so we'll be getting...
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Rainbow Six Siege

Like killing off your own team members in Rainbow Six Siege? Ubisoft has plans for you

'It will not be tolerated'
Nov 30
// Vikki Blake
Ubisoft will not tolerate players who kill off their own teammates in Rainbow Six Seige. Replying to a fan tweet that asked if there were plans to "to do anything about trolls that kill people on their [own] team", the d...
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Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege beta delayed six days before game launch

This can't be good
Nov 25
// Brett Makedonski
The open beta for Rainbow Six Siege isn't kicking down any doors yet. Despite being scheduled to being today at 10am Eastern, it's not available to play. Ubisoft has delayed it because of technical issues. Specifically, ...
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Rainbow Six Siege

Progress on new Rainbow Six Siege beta will not carry over

Nov 19
// Vikki Blake
Although the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege beta ends just two days before its street date release, your beta progress will not carry over if you decide to pick up the full game.  "Your progression, inventory and Ranked...

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Rainbow Six Siege

Try before you buy: Rainbow Six Siege has an open beta next week

Idris Elba has an important message
Nov 18
// Brett Makedonski
On the fence about Rainbow Six Siege? Next week, a'splode a man-sized hole through that fence and then through the side of the house and then through the floor. Blow your indecision to smithereens. Ubisoft's holding an open ...
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Rainbow Six Siege DLC

Rainbow Six Siege has a year's worth of DLC planned

Some free, some paid
Nov 05
// Darren Nakamura
Rainbow Six Siege releases on December 1, but Ubisoft wants people playing well into 2016. In a post over on the Ubiblog, the studio shows off its Year One Roadmap and details its plans for downloadable content. In the wake o...
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Rainbow Six Siege

Poor hostages

A healthy ear is a happy ear
Oct 21
// Brett Makedonski
Just like being knocked out for too long, having a gun shot right next to your ear is, like, super bad for you. Rainbow Six Siege needs to show some consideration for its hostages because tinnitus is no joke. A little hearhole protection goes a long way. Mopp. Mopp.

Ubisoft walked me through The Division, and I'm still unsure about it

Oct 03 // Joe Parlock
We were told we were “Team Cake”, and how Team Cake was totally the most successful team of that day. Cake had beaten every other team reliably up to that point, and so we absolutely had to live up to our delicious name. Of course, on the other side of the demo area I’m sure another Ubisoft rep was telling the other team the exact same thing. Our rep explained the controls, abilities, and goals, and made sure to constantly remind us to work as a team and communicate. That’s when it struck me that the demo was just as orchestrated as any E3 trailer with fake voice chat I’d seen before that. It was by far the most scripted, hand-holding demo I played at EGX, and that was a major problem for me. The game itself is a lot of fun when you have two teammates. Imagine the RPG mechanics of Borderlands meeting the tone and tactical gameplay Ghost Recon in a level structure similar to that of Payday 2. Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, our goal was to find some resources and try to evacuate. We could scavenge for new weapons and equipment to boost our stats, much like any other MMO, but on the whole we were ushered by the PR rep into a large open area in the centre of the zone. At the same time, the other teams scattered around the demo area were all trying to do the same thing. We had the choice of letting bygones be bygones, or we could “go rogue” and try and kill them. Of course, being a video game with a gun in it, every single person playing decided to go rogue. It turned into a weird mix of Payday 2’s extraction and a normal shooter’s King of the Hill mode. I decided to try to go the sneaky route to get the drop on the other teams. The stealth was very well done, and obviously modeled on the newer Splinter Cell games. I darted from cover to cover, and successfully sneaked past another team of players to deploy my auto-turret. During all of this, Laura and Mr. Stranger tried to deal with them head on. Whether they knew what I was doing and wanted to be a distraction or whether they were just caught in a bad situation, I have absolutely no idea, but it worked and for the time being we had the advantage over everyone else. This sort of strategy worked well in an environment where we were constantly told to work together, but how that’ll work out at home post-release is a different matter entirely. As the demo ended, I was acutely aware I didn't know anything new about the game compared to before I had tried it. I can’t tell you if The Division is going to be good or not. What I played was well-made, and I did enjoy it, but it was also so orchestrated, and the pressure of having someone from Ubisoft talking to me through my headset really made it difficult to play the game in a way I would have at home. My idea of seeing how it works in normal people's hands couldn’t possibly have happened in this environment. It felt like the Stepford Game Demo: I played a fairly long demo, against other human beings, with people I know weren’t paid by Ubisoft to act enthusiastic, and I still have no idea how it’ll hold up come release day when there are countless lone wolves and simply awful teammates added to the mix. I don't know how the MMO aspects will work, all I know is it was fun to shoot someone in the face... which is only apparently a small part of the game. It felt like being dragged into an ad rather than playing a game, and, unfortunately, I’m just as cynical about The Division now as I was when it was revealed. We’ll just have to wait and see whether my suspicions about it are true when The Division launches on March 8, 2016.
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Go Team Cake!
The demo for Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division was one of the weirdest experiences I had at EGX. Ever since the game was announced, I have been cynical that what we've seen of it so far has been very controlled ...

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Funstock's pre-order code brings The Division to only $41

Totally not Destiny
Sep 22
// Dealzon
It's been a slow gaming quarter in the sense that we haven't had any big releases sans a few titles like Metal Gear Solid V. So it's no surprise that retailers are tossing out discounts left and right to entice gamers. Funsto...
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Humble Tom Clancy Bundle

Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six abound in the Humble Tom Clancy Bundle

...Redeem on uPlay
Sep 01
// Darren Nakamura
Years ago, my friends and I used to make a habit of sneaking up on one another from behind and putting each other in headlocks. We called it "Splinter Celling." We also called series protagonist Sam Fisher "Tom Clancy" as a l...
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EndWar Online beta

Tom Clancy's EndWar Online closed beta starts today, runs through November

'War never ends'
Sep 01
// Darren Nakamura
I had forgotten about Tom Clancy's EndWar Online. It was originally announced just about two years ago, took on some alpha playtesters, and went dark to everybody else. Today, it is coming out of alpha and into a closed beta ...
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Rainbow Six Siege schmoozes gamescom with German counter terror unit

Meet GSG9
Aug 04
// Steven Hansen
"Germany?" "That's...that's where we are!!!" [pulls pud over close ups of lil flags on the uniforms]
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Rainbow Six Siege trailer

Meet the GIGN in this Rainbow Six Siege trailer

Along with some counterterrorist magic
Jul 10
// Darren Nakamura
Ever since the days of Counter-Strike 1.6, I have pronounced GIGN as an acronym rather than as an initialism ("giggen" instead of "G-I-G-N"). I know it's wrong, but it has always made me smile for some reason. Smiling is nic...
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The Division

Celebrate the long weekend with a super bleak The Division trailer

Tom Clancy's Estate's The Division
Jul 03
// Brett Makedonski
While Americans celebrate Independence Day the only way we know how -- grilled foods, intoxication, and explosions -- watch this crazy depressing Tom Clancy's The Division trailer to bring the mood down a little bit. We...
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Division release

Tom Clancy's The Division release date is March 8, 2016

That was cold, Ryan
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
Ubisoft showed off some more of The Division at its press conference today. In the gameplay preview, a team of three makes a shaky alliance with a random group of two. They all take down some bad guys, steal their loot, and ...
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The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division is getting an Xbox One Exclusive Beta in December

Time to fight for today
Jun 15
// Laura Kate Dale
Excited to finally get to play Tom Clancy's The Division? Well, if you're an Xbox One owner then you're in luck. The game is getting an exclusive beta on Xbox One this December, announced on stage during Microsoft's E3 press ...
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Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege's Operators all have annoyingly awesome names

No care for fine interior decoration
Jun 04
// Brett Makedonski
Rock, flag, and eagle time; Ubisoft's slowly pulling back the curtain on all of Rainbow Six Siege's international operators, and today the Americans get profiled. As is to be expected, all of them have excellently punchy nam...
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The Division Delayed

Ubisoft's The Division delayed until 2016

More like DELAYbisoft, am I right?
May 13
// Jed Whitaker
Ubisoft announced its fiscal quarter results and along with it a delay of Tom Clancy's The Division until the first quarter of 2016. No reasoning has been given publicly for the delay. The report also stated the publisher is ...
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Rainbow Six Siege trailer

Watch a Rainbow Six Siege trailer or read a recipe for slow-cooked chicken here

Or if you can multitask, do both
Apr 23
// Darren Nakamura
This chicken is suitable for Mexican-style dishes like enchiladas, chilaquiles, or quesadillas. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts1 can chicken broth1 onion, quartered1 jar green sauce1 pound pepper jack cheese, shredded1 ...
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Rainbow Six Siege LIVE!

Watch me be sexy while playing the Rainbow Six Siege alpha!

I'm going to capture so many woman flags
Apr 07
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: Live stream is over but check out the replay embedded below.] The closed alpha for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six starts at 10am Eastern / 7am Pacific, and I'll be streaming it live here on our Twitch channel at ...
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Rainbow Six Siege

Smooth Operator: Rainbow Six Siege lets you destroy suburbia your way

Like the Burger King of mayhem
Mar 30
// Brett Makedonski
Despite all evidence to the contrary, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege isn't just about destroying track homes until a hostage is either saved or killed. It's much more tactical than that. Sometimes you have to go on the ...
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Rainbow Six

Homewreckers wanted for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege PC alpha

Sign-ups are open in North America and Europe
Mar 12
// Jordan Devore
I'm a total newcomer to the Rainbow Six series but I quite liked Siege's wall-blasting ways at E3 last year. Not so much for the tactical possibilities that destructible environments enable as the simple human desire to punc...
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Just how tactical is Rainbow Six: Siege?

37 minutes of multiplayer
Jul 28
// Steven Hansen
Rainbow Six: Siege has some single-player component, but the E3 reveal was multiplayer-focused, and that's probably going to be the best bit of it.  Unfortunately, the carefully manicured, staged banter of the...
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Rainbow Six Siege

Everything unfolds and explodes in Rainbow Six Siege trailer

There goes the neighborhood
Jul 16
// Brett Makedonski
A lot of fine people said some nice stuff at E3 about Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege. We're more than a month removed from the big show, but Ubi wants to keep those good feelings rollin'. This trailer should serve as an ample reminder in case you've forgotten, or in the event that you haven't seen a friendly neighborhood hostage crisis yet today.

I want to love The Division, but I just don't trust it yet

Jun 10 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
The reason the developers behind The Division showed us the same district twice was to show how the same area can be experienced differently based on factors like time of day, player progression, and so forth.  One major new detail we learned was that players won't be front loaded with class choices. The team at Massive Entertainment wants players to grow into roles organically. The skill system in place is very open with multiple levels of depth to them, and you can alter your choices whenever you want. One player in the demo went towards more of an assault role as he picked from all of his skill options, selecting an ability to wield shotguns better, and a pulse perk that gave him a better tactical read on his surrounding area. The other player went more toward the support role with a healing skill and a portable turret.   Doing all this can happen on the fly, and it appears it's designed this way to make working with other players an easier process. The Division is definitely going to be one of those rare games that I'll want to play with other players, for me at least.  I'm still especially hyped about how people can work with other players straight from their tablet. This is more than just a companion app. Tablet players control a drone to support those playing on consoles/PC, and it's all happening cohesively. Meaning the tablet player and console/PC players are sharing the same world, same space, and experiencing everything together live.  The Division has a ton of potential. The visuals are remarkable, and working with other players looks like it will be a blast. But I'm ultimately holding judgement until we can get some actual hands-on time, as it's hard not to see what we were shown as simply a vertical slice of the real product.
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We need some real hands-on here
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 ...

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Holy destructible environments
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...

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Xbox One owners can grab additional content before anyone else
Tom Clancy's The Division will see its DLC coming to the Xbox One first. Sorry 'bout that, PC and PlayStation 4 adopters. The upcoming tactical shooter is slated for a 2015 release, and the latest footage out of E3 2014...

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Ubi at E3

Here's everything that Ubisoft has in store for E3

#girlwood #neverforget
May 22
// Brett Makedonski
Oh, it's that magical time of year! The season where E3 anticipation is in full swing, and publishers send out friendly emails to remind everyone that they're going to have a presence at the big show. Ubisoft sounds as if it ...
Plus, an excuse to show clips from Akira
There's been a whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about in the last week! Halo 5: Guardians has been announced for 2015, Far Cry 4 is coming this fall, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction has been rebranded as Bombshell, Tom ...

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The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division probably won't be ready to launch in 2015

Looks like it's time to start calling it Long Division
May 19
// Brett Makedonski
At last year's E3, Ubisoft revealed Tom Clancy's The Division and marked it for a 2014 release date. Just last week, Massive said that it wouldn't make that window, and implied that fans should set their expectations for...

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