ubisoft

  • Ubisoft sues North Carolina disc replicator

    Ubisoft is not amused about the 700,000-some copies of Assassin’s Creed that spread like wildfire around the web six weeks before the game was available at retail stores. Ubisoft has tracked the initial leak back to Optical Experts Manufacturing, the company in charge of producing copies of the game for sale. It was found that an employee of the company had taken the game home and leaked… Read More

  • EA, Ubisoft: E3 was a waste of everyone's time this year


    Should they make a comeback? How big of a waste of time was E3 this year? Watching the coverage on G4, you’d think something important was happening. Maybe FPS With Different Shades of Brown 87 still interests y’all, but I’d say the show was rather bland. Even Electronic Arts, everyone’s favorite giant of a publisher, agrees that the show has lost its luster, saying… Read More

  • E3 2008: Ubisoft gives us the business


    Ubisoft has got a hell of a lineup coming. And for once I am convinced of the necessity of having a headset to get the best out of a game — and believe me, with EndWar it’s a good thing. I also got to see the new Prince of Persia in action, and Far Cry 2 was in effect as well. Click below for shots and impressions. Read More

  • Ubisoft lead developer: PC is best for casual gaming


    I can think of two reasons of the top of my head why the PC is the right platform for casual gamers. People just getting into gaming, first of all, don’t even own a console, but they almost certainly own a computer (and let’s be honest, a lot are playing at work). That tips the scales already — your target audience self-selects. Secondly, gateway casual games are ones… Read More

  • Ubisoft has gone insane, wants to be Pixar


    What in the world is this guy thinking? What with the current buzz around Ubisoft being that they don’t care about quality content for the Wii, this has to be the worst possible time to announce a plan like this. I respect them as a game company and they’ve got nothing to worry about with their more serious titles like the Tom Clancy series and Beyond Good & Evil, but the idea… Read More

  • Video: Prince of Persia trailer is fantastic

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=34501 Ubisoft released this trailer for its upcoming Prince of Persia title and while it’s not in-game footage, it still looks amazing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t shed any light on the premise of the game, but the video is fun to watch. The Prince also gets himself a super powerful ally that I’m sure he secretly wants to cuddle… Read More

  • 'Shaun White Snowboarding' to use Wii Balance Board

    http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf Shaun White Snowboarding will be hitting stores this winter and the Wii version will make use of the Balance Board for a quasi-realistic snowboarding experience. The game itself looks pretty cool — you’ll need to travel around the world in the hopes of finally meeting up with Shaun in Park City, Utah. One seemingly odd feature is that… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Preview of "LOST Via Domus" for Xbox 360

    I’ve been playing Ubisoft’s “Lost: Via Domus” for a few minutes and so far it’s not too shabby. But, then again, I’m a huge fan of the show so I may be playing favorites. The game begins with you on the plane experiencing the crash from the perspective of survivor of Flight 815. You wake up in the jungle and can’t really remember too much of what happened. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Tom Clancy MMO is a go

    Ubisoft recently acquired the rights to author Tom Clancy’s name and they’re going forward with an MMO. It’s unclear how much Ubi was paying in royalties, but the acquisition is estimated at EUR 60 million. Ubisoft expects they’ll be saving themselves EUR 5 million a year with the rights. President of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot had this to say, “Having no fees… Read More

  • Video: Sneak peak of Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's EndWar

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=32022 Who the hell are the Frag Dolls and why do they get to play Tom Clancy’s EndWar? I want to play EndWar damn it! What’s really neat about this RTS from Ubisoft is the voice command function. It may take some getting used to, but I’m sure most gamers will adjust quickly. I may not, though. I like to yell and scream. Again… Read More

  • Rumor: EA eyeing Ubisoft

    EA’s attempt at assimilating Take 2 was kiboshed, for now, and rumors are stirring that Ubisoft is next on the list. If one were to extrapolate on the recently (2/22) minted EAUbisoft.com domain purchase, but EA also registered EATake2.com on the same day. Both were registered through proxy. However, with a string of hot sellers like Assassin’s Creed and its Tom Clancy titles… Read More

  • Fresno pwns the country


    Looks exciting doesn’t it? For what? You might ask. And that’s a very good question considering Fresno is in BFE and doesn’t seem to have anything going for it, but they can now tout themselves as winners of Ubisoft’s “Great American Word Challenge.” As winners of this prestigious competition that began last November a local family literacy center will… Read More

  • Assassin's Creed Nintendo DS gameplay demo

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=30335 I like AC as much as the next guy, but I’m not so sure I’d want to play it on my DS. It looks better than I expected, but it’s not really doing it for me. Yay or nay? Read More

  • Rainbow Six Vegas PS3 Casemod: Tactical Pandora Diorama Theory


    If you’re really into miniatures, and want your PS3 to double as a board for your figure-based strategy game (I know Warhammer 40,000: Vegas is coming out soon), this sort of thing is plainly for you. A lot of work has gone into this completely impractical conversion, which was made for an Ubisoft promotion. I’m more a fan of modding your case into a something, well, awesome… Read More

  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2 dated

    For the rabid Tom Clancy fans in the audience here’s some good news. Ubisoft has finally dated the latest TC title, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, and it’s due out March 21. Hooray! Read More

  • Prince of Persia making a comeback

    Looks like POP is looking to make a comeback in the Spring. No other details have been disclosed. I really need to spend the next five minutes looking for an emulator because I really want to play the original now. Prince of Persia to return [Euro Gamer] Read More

  • Ubisoft announces Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360, PS3


    Even though it’s being delayed indefinitely until Spring, Ubisoft has gone ahead and announced that FC2 will be coming soon for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. The FPS is set in Africa and will have all the next-gen HD tech backing up the custom-made video game engine. Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Heh. Let’s see it soon! Read More

  • Ubisoft delays three heavy hitters till Spring


    Some of you may be weeping uncontrollably after I tell you that Far Cry 2, Tom Clancy’s End War and Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway is being delayed until sometime in Q2 and I’m sorry for that. Not so sure what’s causing the delay, but those three titles are Ubisoft’s big hitters for 2008. Maybe they’re riding on Assassin’s Creed’s… Read More

  • The Wii, DS pwn everyone and their mother

    Yes, we all know the Wii is still an elusive bugger and the DS is hot stuff (it’s outselling the PSP), but the novelty of both have warn off. I don’t touch the Wii anymore, but I am learning Spanish via My Spanish Coach at the moment on my DS. The NYT has a fancy, yet bloated, article on the success of both devices for Nintendo and the only thing worth noting from the whole thing… Read More

  • Say it ain't so, Ubisoft

    You can’t seriously be working on a sequel to one of the worst Wii games ever, right? I assumed the previous rumors were, that, just rumors. You better have better controls and a better UI among other things for Red Steel, Ubi. I think I’m about to barf, but it could just be the Absinthe I took a shot of. Ubisoft Reveals Red Steel 2 Coming in 2008 [Shack News] Read More