• LIVE: Ubisoft E3 2009 press conference

    We’re live at Ubisoft’s conference at E3 in Los Angeles… We expect to see a lot of AssCreed 2, Red Steel 2, Tom Clancy and possibly DLC for Far Cry 2 from Ubi tonight. Stay tuned. Read More

  • Ubisoft officially announces Assassin's Creed 2, dated for holiday 2009

    Well, the teaser site launched a week ago and we’ve known about the sequel for a long time, but today, Ubisoft “officially” announced Assassin’s Creed 2. And it’s coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC for the holiday 2009 season. Hit the jump for the complete breakdown from this month’s Game Informer and the second teaser trailer. Big thanks to Mark D. Read More

  • Assassin's Creed 2 teaser goes live, head scratching ensues

    It’s unclear what will happen in Ubisoft’s sequel to AssCreed, but there’s a teaser trailer that launched today and I’m perplexed by it. What does da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man have to do with all this? Is it Subject Sixteen? We’ll find out soon. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Steam's "Week of Ubisoft"

    Heads up bargain hunters, Steam is running a special, “Ubisoftweek” which is featuring one game a day, 50% off, for the week. Today’s deal is Assassin’s Creed for $9.99 (I’ll admit, I bought it). No word on what the other games will be, other then they will be Ubisoft titles. Personally I don’t see that as a bad thing. Steam Read More

  • Now you can play that new Prince of Persia on your Mac (plus unrelated censorship anecdote)

    Is it still called “PC gaming” when it’s done on a Mac? I’d ask Ubisoft, which just announced that Prince of Persia and that Shaun White snowboarding game will be available on the Mac in March, but it seems my Internet connection is being censored by The Man right now. Censorship makes the Internet Jesus cry. Read More

  • Ubisoft details 2009 fiscal year game line-up

    I won’t bore you with financial details because we’ve been doing enough of that in the last couple days so I’ll get straight to the point. Ubisoft will be launching seven franchise titles this year (or there fiscal year which runs from April of ’09 to March ’10), three new brands and four movie license-based games across all platforms. Unfortunately, I Am… Read More

  • Contest: Win a copy of Target Limited Edition Shaun White Snowboarding for the Xbox 360

    Sorry about the delay on this contest, folks, but it’s been busy around the CG office with John gallivanting around Europe spreading his seed all over Marie Antoinette’s watch and all. So, without further ado let’s start this contest. If you haven’t watched our video interview with Shaun White then you’re basically out of the running. Just kidding, but you have… Read More

  • What should we ask Shaun White tomorrow?

    That’s right, readers, we’re interviewing Shaun White tomorrow to talk about his upcoming video game from Ubisoft: Shaun White Snowboarding (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii). We want to know what you want to know, so drop your questions into comments and we’ll be sure to try and get them answered tomorrow. Oh, and we’re having a contest to run in conjunction with… Read More

  • Ubisoft's Tom Clancy EndWar out today

    It’s been eight years since Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy franchise has launched a new title and today the World War III RTS EndWar is available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The neat thing about this game is that you can play by just barking out orders into your headset. It’s kind of the ultimate lazy gamer’s game. Hit the jump to watch the FragDolls in case… Read More

  • To appeal to hard-of-hearing, Ubisoft will add subtitles to its games

    Well then, kudos to Ubisoft. The French publisher will now add subtitles to all of its internally developed in order to make them more accessible to the hearing impaired. Games like Far Cry 2 and Prince of Persia will be the first to benefit from Ubisoft’s newfound magnanimity. And that’s all she wrote. Read More

  • Video: Want to know what the new Prince of Persia looks like?

    Of course you do! I also saw this game the other week and it’s pretty cool how you and the hottie tag-team to battle enemies. Oh, and you never die because said hottie can save you. Get excited, folks, this isn’t your daddy’s Mechner PoP. Read More

  • Video: Latest Far Cry 2 trailer, map editor detailed

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/ih_I4FeJ5FQ%5D Here’s the latest Far Cry 2 trailer to hit the Web from Ubisoft. I demoed this game last week and I can say it’s worth all the hype. The Map Creator alone makes this game worth it. Okay, maybe not just that, but it’s a nice bonus. It allows you to create any type of terrain (jungles, deserts, etc.) you want and jump into it… Read More

  • 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