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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



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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