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All posts tagged "ubisoft"

  • Ubisoft, Humble join forces for latest Humble Bundle

    If this month's Xbox Games for Gold or PlayStation Plus February games haul isn't enough for you, there's a new Humble Bundle available brimming with Ubisoft games. And we aren't just talking about old Ubisoft games either. Tom Clancy's The Division makes an appearance for those keen on the 8 March-debuting shooter. But as Humble's usual "pay what you want" philosophy goes, these games are only available at certain tiers. So let's break it down: Paying US$1 will get you Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home and Rayman Origins. Related: Humble Monthly Bundle offers a digital gaming package every month Paying more than...

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division beta extended by 24 hours

    Ubisoft's latest multiplayer shooter-cum-RPG, The Division, is currently in its beta phase, with the developers ironing out online bugs and in game glitches while giving users a taste of what's to come. But due to the positive reception of the title, and the number of beta users currently on the waitlist, the company has decided to extended the beta by another day. The announcement was made by Ubisoft's community manager Natchai Stappers on The Division's official forum: Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist...

  • New Xbox One bundle to ship with Tom Clancy’s The Division

    Microsoft Xbox has announced that a new Xbox One bundle will begin shipping soon with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division as the primary game. The cross-genre post-apocalyptic shooter will debut on 8 March on all systems -- Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC -- but plans are already in motion to make the Xbox One The Division's de facto console. "The bundle features a 1TB hard drive, giving you added space to play and store more games than ever, and a full-game download of Tom Clancy’s The Division," notes Xbox's Major Nelson on his blog. "In addition, fans in the U.S. that...

  • [Update] Tom Clancy’s The Division multiplayer beta scheduled for January 2016

    Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that the planned closed beta will take place between 28 and 31 January 2016. Xbox One users will get in first, followed by PC and PlayStation 4 a day later. If you don't happen to have a code, you can also join a waiting list outlined in the aforementioned link. After a long, long wait, it seems that Ubisoft's The Division is just around the corner, and the multiplayer beta even closer. A UPlay app entry, today spotted by WCCFTech, suggests that the beta's scheduled for January 2016, or literally just a few days from now. There was...

  • Far Cry Primal PC requirements outed, laptops not officially supported

    If you fancy popping woolly mammoths over the head with sticks and stones, take note. Ubisoft has revealed the PC hardware needed to get Far Cry Primal running, and running optimally. Published on its official blog, Ubisoft's latest adventure RPG (set in the years when humankind spent more time running from things than lazing on the couch) will only run on Windows 64-bit machines from 7 upwards, and seem to favour desktop PCs rather than laptops. The company notes that laptop graphics cards aren't officially supported, which probably makes Alienware and Aorus owners extremely annoyed. Still, good news for PC gamers:...

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack coming soon

    If you've finished Assassin's Creed Syndicate and haven't gotten enough of Ubisoft's franchise yet then fear not, because there's a trilogy boxset coming out. The new Assassin's Creed Chronicles Pack will contain the China, India, and Russia games from the series. All three games have been developed by British studio Climax in collaboration with Ubisoft. The Chronicles series takes its inspiration from traditional brush paintings and are represented in 2.5D. The first title, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, was released in April. The India and Russia will be available for download on 12 January and 9 February respectively.  All three titles will be...

  • Rainbow Six Siege’s Nvidia trailer shows of PC gaming goodies

    We're just over a week away from Ubisoft's release of Rainbow Six Siege across all platforms, but lucky users will gain access to the game's open beta this week. Before this though, the company released a gameplay trailer to blow its PC gaming trumpet just a little more vigourously. Ubisoft has partnered with Nvidia on this one, effectively turning this trailer into a "look how great my Nvidia machine can run this game. Wow." trailer. Nevertheless, the game does look pretty sweet on PC with the correct hardware. Nvidia has noted that to play Rainbox Six Siege at 60fps, the gamer will...

  • Microtransactions and DLC: the good, the bad and the ugly

    The world of gaming was once a place where a single purchase was all that was needed to play a game in its most enjoyable form. However, the rising budgets of AAA titles led to a necessity to discover new ways of making more money off particular titles after release. Seeing as the internet is a convenient payment platform, two new aspects of money making emerged: downloadable content, generally referred to as DLC; and microtransactions. Why should I bother? Both DLC and microtransactions come in two distinct forms: cosmetic and functional. Cosmetic stuff can range from additional outfits for your characters to...

  • Gamescom 2015 live blog: Blizzard unveils ‘World of Warcraft Legion’ expansion pack

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's the back-end of the year and that means one thing for gamers across the world -- Gamescom. The 2015 edition will see only a handful of companies host live conferences, but some of them are incredibly important. With Sony absent, Microsoft will be showing off its new titles, hardware and deals to the German public. Electronic Arts, Call of Duty developer Treyarch and Blizzard will also get in on the fun, with other companies like Bethesda, Ubisoft...

  • PlayStation 4 streaming, Ethan Hunt’s return and ‘ZOMBI’: the TGIF Video Roundup

    Welcome to the TGIF Video Roundup, a weekly series where we explore, highlight and poke fun at some of the videos, trailers and clips that have made the internet a fun place to be this week. If you missed our last roundup, catch it below. Read more: Windows 10, ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Life Is Strange': the TGIF Video Roundup How is everyone feeling? Yes, it has been a long, long week, and even longer for the likes of Microsoft. Now that Windows 10 is out in the wild all the company can hope for is that it doesn't become the...