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Celebrate 30 years of Ubisoft with free stuff for a month!

Despite Ubisoft giving out a game each month for the past half a year, I forgot it was the 30th anniversary of the company. While I used to appreciate its risk taking when it came to developing new games, the company has become a bit compla...   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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Ubisoft is vowing to not make DLC feel required

In a rather short interview over on GamesIndustry.biz, Ubisoft's vice president of Live Operations, Anne Blondel-Jouin, has stated that Ubisoft will no longer be making DLC that gamers feel obligated to buy. While the company seems to be lo...   read

 
 
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Rayman Legends is now backward compatible...wait, what?

In a bizarre (and pro-consumer) move, Rayman Legends for Xbox 360 is now backward compatible on Xbox One. While the game received a native Xbox One version in recent years, I guess Ubisoft and Microsoft are trying to gain some goodwill by n...   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 is patching the genitalia out of Watch Dogs 2

I have to say, it's stories like this that make me really appreciate writing for a video games blog. Not because of the actual news itself, but because I finally have an outlet where it's not only appropriate, but somehow part of the job, t...   read

 
 
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Five Ubisoft executives have been accused of insider trading

Some Ubisoft executives have found themselves in a precarious position after a French stock market regulation committee has accused them of insider trading. Now they're left to prove that they didn't offload company shares with knowledge th...   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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Even the Ezio Collection has a day-one patch

I know I shouldn't be surprised by this, but Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection has a day-one patch on PS4 and Xbox One. We've come to the point in our lives where a remaster of an eight-year-old game has a patch. Considering this is Ubi...   read

 
 
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NSFW: Watch Dogs 2 features fully uncensored penises and vaginas, hurray equality?

[Warning: Not safe for work and disturbing content ahead intended for adults only.] Continuing my streak of hard-hitting video game journalism, I'm here with some more investigative journalism, this time in the feel-good buddy hacker comedy...   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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Another year of property damage is coming to Rainbow Six: Siege

Love it or hate it, Rainbow Six: Siege has been doing pretty well for Ubisoft. Their DLC model for the game has allowed all players to access new maps without paying and given the impatient a way to quickly unlock new classes (through stink...   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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Lay (Rainbow Six) Siege to your friends for free this weekend

I guess betas and free weekends are the new demos, because a lot of developers have been opting for post-release "free" weekends to generate interest in their hot titles. We've seen one for Overwatch on consoles and now Ubisoft is following...   read

 
 
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Old man Ezio's makeover did wonders for him

It's 2016 and Ezio Auditore da Firenze is about to waltz back into our lives. He's proverbially old -- Assassin's Creed II came out in 2009 -- and literally old as we'll see in Revelations. He's looking better than we remember him, th...   read

 
 
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Snag a copy of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon while it's free on PC

Even if you aren't that into the Far Cry series, you should consider Blood Dragon. You never know -- you might actually like it! Right now is an especially good time to do so if you have a capable PC. The game is free to claim through Ubiso...   read

 
 
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Steep looks like the mindless escapism I need right now

I, like many people, haven't been able to concentrate on a whole lot today. I've been kind of staring through the room and not hearing much. I'm asked to come in and write about video games because that's my job, but video games don't feel...   read

 
 
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Surprisingly, TrackMania Turbo's VR mode didn't make me feel ill

Ever since Nadeo announced VR support for its twitchy arcade racer TrackMania Turbo, I've been anxious about how that might work and whether I'd be able to handle it without getting nauseous. The game is full of impossibly large jumps, wall...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft gives us a first look at The Division's Survival add-on

It's the middle of New York City, but it certainly doesn't look it. With all that inclement weather and desperation, this is more akin to the Antarctic research station from The Thing. And, staying alive through the night is an equally unc...   read

 
 
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Contemplate the human condition for $40 in Watch Dogs 2

Are you interested in what Watch Dogs 2 has in store for its season pass? No? That's too bad, because Ubisoft has revealed all of the content planned for its upcoming hack-a-thon sequel and it certainly "sounds" like $40 worth of stuff. I e...   read

 
 
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Neon November: Ubisoft is giving away Blood Dragon later this month

Ubisoft's celebrating 30 years of existence by paying homage to the decade where it all started: The '80s. Rex Colt is fighting the good fight by bringing his uniquely crude, neon-swathed carnage to PC free of charge this month.  Ubiso...   read

 
 
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Steep is throwing an open beta soon

Ubisoft is about to roll out a multi-part beta for Steep, its open-ended snowboarding (and skiing, and wingsuit flying) game, and I'm genuinely curious to dig in after sampling it back at PAX. The dates to remember are coming up soon: Nove...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft has overhauled The Division

Is too late for The Division? Have players moved on, never to return? Today's update should bring some of them back to the online third-person shooter and, with any luck, keep them sufficiently engaged to stick around into the endgame. This...   read

 
 
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Rayman creators find rare Super Nintendo version

Rayman creators Frédéric Houde and Michel Ancel have stumbled upon an unreleased, unfinished Super Nintendo version of the platforming game previously thought to be lost forever. Somehow, it still works!   read

 
 
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew pushed to 2017

This one stings. Ubisoft is holding back Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Red Storm Entertainment's VR-exclusive space sim, until March 14, 2017. Previously, it was scheduled for a late November release for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR....   read

 
 
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