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Watch Dogs' E3 2012 graphical effects discovered in the PC version

With nearly a month past release, it's safe to say the internet rage surrounding Watch Dogs' visual fidelity has largely passed. Still, fans have found ways to mod the PC version to look better, and not with the usual assortment of fan-made...   read

 
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Watch Dogs Easter egg shows what a spying Kinect might look like

Remember when everyone was mad at the idea of a game console that comes with an always on, always watching and listening camera? Well thanks to this Watch Dogs easter egg, we have a nice visual representation of what the NSA has probably b...   read

 
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The first Watch Dogs DLC is a digital trip

Watch Dogs has a season pass, because of course it does, and the first DLC is out this week. Thankfully, it actually sounds pretty cool. Throughout the course of the game you can play these wacky minigames called "digital trips" -- whi...   read

 
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uPlay bug blocking some people from playing Watch Dogs

A lot of people are having trouble watching dogs and it seems to have to do with redeeming uPlay content. After doing so, users on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One have been getting stuck on the title screen while it ...   read

 
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Watch Dogs sold four million copies in its first week

Ubisoft had high hopes for Watch Dogs and it turns out they were warranted. The game had a record-breaking first 24 hours for the company, but that was just the beginning. At four million copies sold during its first week of availability, W...   read

 
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Hey, you got your Assassin's Creed in my Watch Dogs!

Wait, you mean Watch Dogs isn't simply an extension of Assassin's Creed? I kid, I kid. It appears that Olivier Garneau, CEO of Abstergo Entertainment (as seen in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag) is actually in Watch Dogs in the middle of th...   read

 
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Watch Dogs PR stunt brings the bomb squad out

Between sending brass knuckles for the Godfather II release, sending out $300 checks to represent greed for Dante's Inferno, and sending copies of Mass Effect 3 into space, you have to wonder how fun the world of games PR can be sometimes. ...   read

 
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Watch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft

There was certainly hype surrounding Watch Dogs. From its surprising reveal back in 2012, there were a lot of eyes locked on this particular title. Even after delays and some controversy surrounding the graphics, it still managed to retain ...   read

 
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Watch Watch Dogs' E3 footage and the PC build side by side

I've heard people bounce between saying Watch Dogs looks pretty alright and Watch Dogs looks like someone defecated into their eyeballs. This is because we are on the internet and people on the internet get very upset about how videogames ...   read

 
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Review: Watch Dogs

What I love most about my job is that I get to test out everything in its final, ready to deliver form, free of the binds of hype. For what feels like half my lifetime, Ubisoft has been trying to convince us that Watch Dogs will c...   read

 
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Here's how big the map in Watch Dogs is

Oh yeah, Watch Dogs coverage is just going to get more and more intense until the launch next week. This video is at least way more insightful than the general trailer releases as we get to see how big this interpretation of Chicago is. Th...   read

 
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Conan thinks Watch Dogs is built around a dumb premise

Conan O'Brien's back to try out the latest videogame in his Clueless Gamer segment. This week's subject: Watch Dogs. Besides his typical Conan shenanigans, he remarks that it's a silly idea for all of Chicago to be connected through the ce...   read

 
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This Watch Dogs trailer will help you remember Watch Dogs is coming out soon

Hey, did you know Watch Dogs is releasing soon? Like, next week! What? You almost forgot? Quick, Ubisoft! Commence Operation: Watch Dogs Launch Trailer! Just watch it, or Ubi might go all A Clockwork Orange on you.   read

 
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Ubisoft messes with people and causes mayhem for Watch Dogs skit

Ubisoft is hitting the marketing campaign pretty hard for next week's release of Watch Dogs, and this hidden camera video is the latest product of that. Regular folks looking for a cheap cell phone repair unknowingly hack streetlights, car...   read

 
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Everything you need to know about Watch Dogs in nine minutes

We're officially two weeks away from the release of Ubisoft's first major AAA launch of the year with Watch Dogs. We've been bombarded with screens, trailers, and so many different collector's editions. So I'm glad the game is finally near...   read

 
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Watch Dogs is 900p on PlayStation 4, 792p on Xbox One

After some misinformation went out stating that Watch Dogs would be 1080p on the PlayStation 4, the Ubisoft blog has finally confirmed the real resolutions. It will be 900p on the PlayStation 4, and 792p on the Xbox One. Both versions will ...   read

 
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All the Watch Dogs collector's editions are the wrong versions

Earlier today, Cheap Ass Gamer's Robert Goode pointed out on Twitter that Watch Dogs' Wikipedia page listed out every single various edition of the game you could possibly purchase in a handy table that also detailed what piece of content c...   read

 
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Watch Dogs character trailer shows who you can trust

Because of his hacking prowess, Aiden Pierce has a whole city at his fingertips in Watch Dogs. Still, you didn't think that he'd be having a go at it alone, did you? No, Aiden has an entire thuggish, ruggish cast working with him to ensure...   read

 
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Pick up select GeForce graphics card, get Watch Dogs for free on PC

Thinking about picking up a new graphics card? Nvidia your style? Starting today and continuing "for a limited time," purchase any qualifying GeForce GTX graphics card to receive a free code for Watch Dogs, redeemable via Ubisoft's Uplay st...   read

 
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This is what's included in Watch Dogs' Season Pass

Word had gotten out that the $19.99 Season Pass for Watch Dogs (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) would feature another single-player campaign starring a new playable character. It's true. His name is T-Bone and this trailer tells you most...   read

 
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Watch Dogs multiplayer video shows how you'll watch dogs, dog

Because of Ubisoft's persistent insistence on "blending single- and multiplayer experiences," this Watch Dogs video doesn't so much show you a multiplayer mode, but rather what you can expect from others as you play the game. As there...   read

 
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Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs

The delay of Ubisoft Montreal's new open world IP, Watch Dogs, surprised many. With only a month away from launch, and a rather bold marketing push for the holiday season, Ubisoft appeared ready, but then we found it wasn't. At all. It's no...   read

 
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Watch Dogs is getting another campaign for its Season Pass

A GameStop product page for the Watch Dogs Season Pass describes what the $19.99 purchase will cover, at least in general terms: "a unique single-player campaign featuring a new playable character plus more missions, weapons, and exclusive ...   read

 
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A look at Watch Dogs' PlayStation-exclusive content

It's been known for a long time now that the PlayStation 3 and PS4 versions of Watch Dogs would get a little something extra and here's a good -- possibly even great -- look at that content. As far as trailers for the game go, this has got...   read

 
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Ubisoft used the Watch Dogs delay to add new content

Remember how Watch Dogs didn't launch alongside the new consoles like it was supposed to? Nah, you've probably forgotten by now. Anyway, it looks like something good's going to come out of that delay apart from, you know, making sure t...   read

 
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Ubisoft: It'll take the average player 35-40 hours to beat Watch Dogs

Do we still care about game lengths? Really, truly care? (I say "we" as if we're some sort of hive mind, which obviously and thankfully isn't the case.) Probing for Watch Dogs information on Twitter, a fan asked how long it would take to cl...   read

 
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Ubisoft 'forced' Watch Dogs E3 reveal, minimum PC specs defined

"They forced us to go at E3 2012," Watch Dogs Creative Director Jonathan Morin said in an interview with Edge. "Yves [Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft] was the one who wanted us to go at that E3, even though we felt it was a bit early." Morin foll...   read

 
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Early arrival in Chicago? Watch Dogs may be getting a closed beta

It didn't take any sort of elite level hacking skills or espionage database infiltration, just a keen eye to find out that Watch Dogs appears set to have a closed beta on Xbox One before its May 27 release. A listing for the The beta s...   read

 
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Watch Dogs has 8 person multiplayer, Ubisoft explains delay

Watch Dogs will have eight player, open world free roam multiplayer, creative director Jonathan Morin confirmed on Twitter. Ubisoft is pretty good about explaining its delays. This big interview on the Ubisoft Blog with Senior Producer Domi...   read

 
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Watch Dogs will be late on Wii U to 'make full use of the platform'

I'm increasingly of the opinion that nothing short of a miracle will save the delayed Wii U version of the already-delayed Watch Dogs. Ubisoft announced a May 27, 2014 release date for every other version of the game today. What, exactly, i...   read

 
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You can still get a Watch Dogs PS4 bundle (in Europe)

Watch Dogs finally has a new release date -- May 27. That trailer also seems to have a bit of new information unless I'd just forgotten it. Typically, the lead's wife is killed and that's the impetus for revenge. There's a Girl With the Dr...   read

 
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After its delay, Watch Dogs is dropping on May 27th

Ubisoft has confirmed a release date for Watch Dogs after its massive delay, and it's May 27th, 2014. This date is only for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One versions of the game though, since the Wii U edition is still further...   read

 
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Watch Dogs Wii U delayed, other versions due before June

In its earnings report for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013, Ubisoft briefly confirmed Watch Dogs' release window following a delay last year. The open-world game is set for launch sometime between April and June of 2014 for PC, P...   read

 
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Ubisoft did not abandon its Watch Dogs trademark

This week, the Internet discovered that one of Ubisoft's trademarks for Watch Dogs -- specifically, the one concerned with game software -- had been abandoned. This led to plenty of speculation, ranging from a possible cancellation of the g...   read

 
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Ubisoft inspired by Rockstar to delay Watch Dogs

Ubisoft's North American President, Laurent Detoc, says that the company was inspired to delay Watch Dogs because of the success of Grand Theft Auto V. Detoc told IGN recently that "the guys at Rockstar have showed us again that if you make...   read

 
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Amazon, GameStop will still fulfill Watch Dog PS4 bundles

With a month to go before launch, Ubisoft has delayed the release of Watch Dogs into Spring 2014. This left many people wondering what would happen with those Watch Dogs PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles that they had pre-ordered. Well her...   read

 
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Watch Dogs and The Crew delayed until Spring 2014

[Update: If you're curious about those PlayStation 4 or Xbox One bundles that you pre-ordered GameStop and Amazon have both released a statement detailing what they'll be doing.] Ubisoft has pushed two of its high-profile titles, Watch Dogs...   read

 
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You'll need a 64-bit OS to play Watch Dogs on PC

[Update: Watch Dogs graphics technical director Sebastien Viard has stated on Twitter that the system specs that went out on the Uplay site and made the rounds today are not correct. The real ones, which are supposed to be lower than what's...   read

 
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Watch Dogs is sticking to 30 FPS on Xbox One, PS4

Is it wrong to go into this next console generation with the expectation that games will achieve 60 frames per second? I hope not. But I still feel like I'm setting myself up for disappointment here. Take Watch Dogs, for instance -- one of ...   read

 
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Watch Dogs' DEDSEC collector's edition revealed

Watch Dogs is nearly here, and in true Ubisoft fashion you'll be able to choose from multiple collector's editions. One such choice is the Watch Dogs "DEDSEC_EDITION." It'll come with an Aiden Pearce figurine, an 80-page artbook, four AR c...   read

 
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PS4, PS3 get 60 minutes of exclusive Watch Dogs content

Ubisoft showed a level of Watch Dogs that is exclusive to PS3 and PS4 during its gamescom press conference. All told, Sony can boast 60 minutes of additional content on PS3 and PS4. There are four exclusive missions (including the one in t...   read

 
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Watch Dogs ARG makes money spew from a Canadian ATM

An alternate reality game for Watch Dogs has surfaced, and somewhat surprisingly, it's taking place in the Great White North. Here's the deal, you crazy Canucks -- do a little bit of hacking, find an ATM, profit. A mobile app will giv...   read

 
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Watch Dogs WeAreData website lets you creep

In what is simultaneously the best and creepiest marketing stunt I've seen in a while, Ubisoft has built its own public database on real world cities, in a similar vein to Watch Dogs' depiction of Chicago. WeaAreData won't let you hack traf...   read

 
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Evading the cops and using tablets in Watch Dogs

Aiden Pearce is up to his old tricks again, getting into all sorts of bother in the PlayStation 4 demo of Watch Dogs. Pearce is shown trying to keep a low profile as he makes his way to a chum who, like Pearce himself, is being hunted by th...   read

 
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Watch Dogs E3 trailer leaks ahead of Ubisoft's plans

Ubisoft's E3 trailer for Watch Dogs is available for your viewing right now ... at least until it's ripped from our clutches like one of Robert Baratheon's bastard babies.  Sadly, it's only CG footage, with no gameplay to speak of. It...   read

 
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Watch Dogs' mocap aims to capture the little details

In this behind the scenes trailer for Watch Dogs, Ubisoft Montreal gives us a brief rundown on the happenings in Watch Dogs' motion capture. Combat is obviously a big focus, with Aiden's hand-to-hand movements looking like something out of...   read

 
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Here's a look at Watch Dogs on the PlayStation 4

Ubisoft has shared some new details and some gameplay of Watch Dogs running on the PlayStation 4. A couple of the developers behind the game detail how Ubisoft is harnessing the full power of the PS4, leveraging the high-resolution texture...   read

 
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A taste of next-gen: Watch Dogs hits in November

There's nothing like a graphically-impressive open-world game to raise a few eyebrows, especially one like Watch Dogs that's attempting to pull some new tricks. Ubisoft has put out a gameplay trailer today with the news that this title wil...   read

 
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Watch Dogs is watching you watch this new video

Ubisoft has a neat little Watch Dogs-flavored video for your perusal. The clip is from an outside perspective, assessing the threat level of the game's anti-hero Aiden Pearce. Specifically, it focuses on the surveillance of Pearce during a...   read

 
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PAX: The city is the weapon in Watch Dogs

If you've seen some of the coverage of Watch Dogs, Ubisoft Montreal's upcoming information-age action title, then you'll have seen the main character Aidan Pierce wield his smartphone as well as any traditional weapon. In a new trailer, we...   read

 

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