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Michel Ancel's animal adventure Wild is still happening

It's been quiet enough on the Wild front that I was starting to fear for the game (especially as we've been far more focused on Beyond Good & Evil 2 as of late), but it seems to be coming along nicely. On Instagram, designer Michel Ance...   read

 
 
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Here is some actual gameplay of Ghost Recon Wildlands

The previous trailer released for Ghost Recon Wildlands didn't fill me with a lot of confidence. It looked like Ubisoft was taking a beloved series and shifting its style for mainstream appeal. While this extended gameplay trailer doesn't r...   read

 
 
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20 minutes with Breath of the Wild left me wanting more

I didn't have to get up at 6:00am on a Saturday morning to go out in the freezing cold, sit on a train for two hours and spend 2000 yen each way to get my hands on the Nintendo Switch. But I did. I wanted to see what Nintendo's new toy had ...   read

 
 
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It's nice to see Watch Dogs 2 get a three-hour demo

Watch Dogs 2 is still on my backburner, but I keep seeing tweets about the clothing options that kiiinda make me want to get into this game just to play dress up and screw around in San Francisco. Rather surprisingly, Ubisoft has issued a ...   read

 
 
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Review: Gravity Rush 2

Back in 2012 I was whisked away to the land of Hekseville with Kat and Raven, and fell in love with a brand new low-key property from Sony. Gravity Rush was everything I wanted an open world action game to be, and for several years, nothing...   read

 
 
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Subnautica's new update awakens ancient alien technology

With a name like "Precursors," you should know not to trifle with them. But this is Subnautica, a game about poking around an alien ocean and generally not minding your own business. If there's dormant deep-sea technology to disturb and wi...   read

 
 
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World-molding adventure Astroneer hits PC and Xbox One next week

A year ago, I was telling you about the cooperative sci-fi game Astroneer and its world-exploring, terrain-deforming ways. Next week, it'll be playable at last. The game will debut on PC in Steam Early Access and Xbox One in Game Preview f...   read

 
 
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Act fast: upcoming Sea of Thieves technical alpha has limited spots

Rare has announced that it will be running an alpha for Sea of Thieves over the course of three days from December 16 through December 18, 2016. There be a rub, however: only 1,000 'insiders' will be given a time-slot during that period in ...   read

 
 
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Some maniac walked all the way across Steep's map

Those who wish to explore Steep's vast open world will find themselves traveling in one general direction: down. That's the general goal when it comes to winter mountain sports. Just get to the bottom and make it look cool while you do it....   read

 
 
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The Ghost Recon Wildlands beta should be good for some silly fun

Ubisoft has opened signups for the Ghost Recon Wildlands closed beta, which is something I'd like to try out despite not really feeling the co-op squad shooter's super-serious tone or its disappointingly standard-feeling gunplay. The destr...   read

 
 
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Here's a look at ReCore's missing fifth bot, which is coming early next year

ReCore launched with a giant mystery. Despite the fact that there were only four bots in the game, there were five spots reserved. There was a huge swath of land in the northwest part of The Cradle that was inaccessible. Some enemies ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft says the wait for Crackdown 3 will be a year at most

It may seem like a while since we've last heard about Crackdown 3. That's because Microsoft has been in no great rush to offer more details about the open-world destructathon that it initially revealed at E3 2014. It sort of just faded to t...   read

 
 
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The new Zelda amiibo grant rupees, meat, fish, and plants in Breath of the Wild

It's a banner day for amiibo as the Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary line of figures -- 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link, Toon Link, and Wind Waker Zelda -- are now available. (Are you still on the hunt?) They look darn cool in their own ri...   read

 
 
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Steep pre-order deals available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Ubisoft's open world ski/wingsuit/snowboard/paraglide (*takes breathe*) extreme sports game releases later this Friday, December 2 for the standard $59.99 entry fee. You are reading this post because discounts are available on all plat...   read

 
 
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Oh my gods, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles looks utterly adorable

Have you ever seen a pitch for a game that's just grabbed you right from the onset? Something that seems like it was catered specifically to your interests, to such an extent where you find yourself desperately hoping that the final product...   read

 
 
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The UK's advertising board rules that No Man's Sky's marketing was not misleading

One of the most common allegations levied toward No Man's Sky in the weeks following its release was that the marketing campaign was misleading. People expected to find vibrant planets full of incredible wildlife. That turned out to be...   read

 
 
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Ark: Survival Evolved is hitting PS4 sooner than expected

I was under the impression Studio Wildcard couldn't bring Ark: Survival Evolved to PlayStation 4 until the game was further along (it's still in an early-access phase on Steam and Xbox One), but it sounds like its current state is sufficien...   read

 
 
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Sandbox building game Lego Worlds headed to PS4, Xbox One

An official Lego take on the formula popularized by Minecraft seemed like a good idea last year when TT Games debuted Lego Worlds on Steam Early Access, and it still does today. The open-world building and exploration game hasn't had its fu...   read

 
 
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Saints Row IV opens the floodgates for mods

Saints Row IV is a wacky game as is. Each entry in the series pushed the absurdity further, and in this one, you are a gang boss turned democratically-elected President of the United States that fends off aliens using superpowers because wh...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft has enabled more Watch Dogs 2 multiplayer modes

As a follow-up to Ubisoft pulling some of the online functionality in Watch Dogs 2 due to performance issues, the company has issued an update today that fixes and reintroduces online features to the Bay Area mayhem simulator. Through the M...   read

 
 
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Weather the storm tomorrow in The Division's Survival add-on

Tom Clancy's The Division finds common ground with The BeeGees tomorrow: They're both all about (ah ah ah ah) stayin' alive. The second add-on for The Division makes its way to two-thirds of available platforms on November 22. Ub...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft pulls 'seamless multiplayer' from Watch Dogs 2 due to lag and crashes

If you pick up Watch Dogs 2 today, you'll be able to play with a friend in co-op by sending them an invite, but an issue affecting the game's wider performance and stability has led Ubisoft to temporarily strip out part of the multiplayer e...   read

 
 
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The Ezio Collection represents some of the best and the worst for Assassin's Creed

One of the earliest moments in Assassin's Creed II has Ezio's gang of friends ready to brawl with rival Vieri de' Pazzi's crew. Vieri begins the fight by lobbing a rock toward Ezio. The rock hits Ezio squarely in the head and permanent...   read

 
 
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Horizon Zero Dawn's open world looks absolutely fantastic

Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games has spent a lot of time making experiences that are, in some ways, the exact opposite of Horizon. The studio is best known for the Killzone games, first-person shooters that are mostly ...   read

 
 
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Review: Watch Dogs 2

Since releasing in 2014, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs has meant something different to almost everyone who played it. Though the open-world hack-a-thon is often critiqued for lacking personality and the graphical downgrade debacle, it sti...   read

 
 



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