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May 01, 2020. 24 comments

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Devs Preemptively Shut Down Bullshit Concerns About Female Vikings

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Devs Preemptively Shut Down Bullshit Concerns About Female Vikings

Women exist. This is a basic fact of life, but it’s also a frequent source of controversy for more… let’s say reactionary sections of the gaming community. In what appears to be an attempt to head off the usual tiresome complaints, Ubisoft has addressed its decision to allow players to choose between male and female versions of the Viking protagonist in the

upcoming  Assassin’s Creed...

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Apr 30, 2020. 24 comments

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Coming To Old And New Gen Consoles, Features Choice Of Male Or Female Protagonist

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Coming To Old And New Gen Consoles, Features Choice Of Male Or Female Protagonist

Now that we’ve spent

eight hours watching artist Bosslogic paint a picture of a Viking , it’s time for something more substantial. Here’s the epic cinematic trailer debut for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, along with the first concrete details on the holiday 2020 release.

First we have the trailer. Looks like England is going after the carefree, fun-loving Vikings, tired of their raiding and...

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Apr 29, 2020. 24 comments

Ubisoft Reveals Assassin's Creed Valhalla With An 8-Hour Painting Livestream

Ubisoft Reveals Assassin's Creed Valhalla With An 8-Hour Painting Livestream

In a live stream that’s been going on since 8 AM Eastern on YouTube, artist Bosslogic is digitally painting a piece of art for the next Assassin’s Creed game. It’s looking a lot like Vikings. Update: Eight hours later the image is done and Viking-themed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is official.

Watch the video below to watch a very good digital artist bring art from the next entry in Ubisoft’s...

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Apr 28, 2020. 20 comments

Major Video Game Companies Could Be Doing More For Covid-19 Relief

Major Video Game Companies Could Be Doing More For Covid-19 Relief

I understand why people get excited when video game companies and their executives donate millions to charity, as has been happening recently. Big numbers make for catchy headlines. “They’re doing their part!” we tell ourselves, happy to see private citizens chip in where governments have so often failed. After all, none of us will ever accrue that kind of money in our lifetimes. But is that...

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Apr 02, 2020. 14 comments

The Division 2's First Season Is Pretty Good, So Far

The Division 2's First Season Is Pretty Good, So Far

With the release of Warlords of New York last month, The Division 2 added a big new playable area to the game. But this large update also added seasons, complete with special events and battle passes. We are now a few weeks into the first season and so far, so good. For the most part.

The idea behind adding Seasons to The Division 2 was to give players more structured content and goals. When...

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Mar 20, 2020. 4 comments

Division 2 Players Are Struggling To Find 2 Well-Hidden Enemies [Update 2: They Have All Been Found!]

Division 2 Players Are Struggling To Find 2 Well-Hidden Enemies [Update 2: They Have All Been Found!]

The recent Warlords of New York expansion added a whole new lower Manhattan map to The Division 2, complete with new missions, enemies, checkpoints and gear. For players willing to search and explore, there are secret hunters, elite enemies, who are hidden in the new city. While most of them have been found so far, two are still stumping players two weeks after the big Warlords DLC launched.

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Mar 17, 2020. 9 comments

Ubisoft CEO Sends Comforting Note To Employees About Coronavirus

Ubisoft CEO Sends Comforting Note To Employees About Coronavirus

In a world where video game publishers frequently mistreat their workers, where companies often seem more concerned with profits than people, here is a refreshing note from one top executive about the covid-19 pandemic that has upended all of our lives.

Ubisoft chief executive officer Yves Guillemot recently sent this message, obtained by Kotaku, to all of the publisher’s employees, who work...

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Mar 13, 2020. 16 comments

The Prince Of Persia Is Coming To For Honor

The Prince Of Persia Is Coming To For Honor

Ubisoft’s medieval fighter For Honor is getting a new limited-time mode featuring the Prince of Persia, starting today.

The new game mode, called Ruler of Time, is a variation on Dominion, the game’s traditional capture-the-zone mode. Ruler of Time features a tornado that whips around the map and occasionally spawns the Prince of Persia, the unnamed protagonist from the action platformer...

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Mar 12, 2020. 19 comments

Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft Respond To The News Of E3's Cancellation

Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft Respond To The News Of E3's Cancellation

Earlier today, the Entertainment Software Association said

it will cancel the video game trade show E3 this year amid growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. Since the announcement, major game publishers have said they still plan to share news about upcoming games, but in a different format.

Despite Sony pulling out of the show altogether starting last year, E3 remains...

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Mar 10, 2020. 6 comments

What’s Going On With GeForce Now

What’s Going On With GeForce Now

Ever since it

officially launched last month , game publishers have been abandoning Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming platform in droves. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, meanwhile, has defended the service, arguing it’s the most developer-friendly option out there right now.

“Epic is wholeheartedly supporting NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service with Fortnite and with Epic Games Store titles that choose to...

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Mar 07, 2020. 15 comments

The Division 2: Warlords Of New York: The Kotaku Review

The Division 2: Warlords Of New York: The Kotaku Review

When The Division 2 launched last March, the cover-based shooter set in a wrecked Washington, DC was received positively by fans and critics. Then things soured. Players who expected a game that would expand over time were disappointed by a lack of new content as well as balance changes that nerfed popular character builds. Months after release, the game was fading. A year has now passed since...

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Mar 06, 2020. 13 comments

Ubisoft Is Massively Reworking Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Ubisoft Is Massively Reworking Ghost Recon Breakpoint

In as extreme a case of eating crow as you’ll see from a big game publisher, Ubisoft said today that they are cancelling Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s planned second raid, reducing its aggravating always-online requirement, and will soon release an update that lets players deactivate its despised loot system. It’s all in service of trying to salvage a game that has had a disastrous first five...

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Feb 26, 2020. 16 comments

Ghost Recon Breakpoint's Long-Awaited Overhaul Has Been Delayed At The Last Minute

Ghost Recon Breakpoint's Long-Awaited Overhaul Has Been Delayed At The Last Minute

Ghost Recon Breakpoint players just can’t catch a break.

The game was supposed to get a massive “immersive mode” overhaul this month addressing a number of issues players have had with Breakpoint since it launched last fall. Now, just days before the end of February, Ubisoft has announced that the update won’t arrive until sometime in the spring.

“The complexity of integrating this new mode...

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Feb 13, 2020. 14 comments

Ubisoft Resurrects Prince Of Persia... As A VR Escape Room

Ubisoft Resurrects Prince Of Persia... As A VR Escape Room

It’s been nearly a decade since Ubisoft released a triple-A Prince of Persia game. But if you’d like to jump back into the dusty tombs and elaborate palaces of the once-popular series, you can do that in the company’s latest virtual reality escape room: Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time.

Dagger of Time tasks teams of two to four players with exploring a reimagined Fortress of Time, the...

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Feb 12, 2020. 15 comments

Ubisoft Reveals A Surprise Division 2 Expansion 'Warlords of New York' That Is Designed To Revive The Game

Ubisoft Reveals A Surprise Division 2 Expansion 'Warlords of New York' That Is Designed To Revive The Game

The makers of The Division 2 have waited until nearly the last possible moment to give their frustrated player base a heap of potentially good news. After spending weeks failing to announce a release date for an expected small extension to the game, they’re revealing today that that mini-expansion—a free, two-mission excursion to Brooklyn’s Coney Island—is but a prelude to much more content,...

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Feb 01, 2020. 14 comments

The Terminator Event In Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Good

The Terminator Event In Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Good

As many problems as Ghost Recon Breakpoint still has, it now also has Terminators. They’re actually a good addition to the game and part of a special live event week that kicked off on Wednesday and sort of ends on Thursday of next week.

The event is fun, especially if you like the idea of Terminators suddenly, seemingly randomly invading the unrelated game you’re playing.

Load Breakpoint up...

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Jan 14, 2020. 4 comments

Might and Magic's 100-Player Auto Chess Spin-Off Comes Out Later This Month

Might and Magic's 100-Player Auto Chess Spin-Off Comes Out Later This Month

Ubisoft has crunched the numbers on all the hottest gaming trends of 2019 and is ready to roll out Might & Magic: Chess Royale, a mash up of battle royale and auto battler, on mobile and PC on January 30.

There’s not a ton of information on the publisher’s announcement page about the upcoming game, but we do know that unlike the Auto Chess games that blew up last year, each match of Might...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Dec 14, 2019. 16 comments

Celebrated Non-Violent Indie Game Is Now A Gun In Rainbow Six Siege [Update]

Celebrated Non-Violent Indie Game Is Now A Gun In Rainbow Six Siege [Update]

Sometimes, two great tastes go great together. Chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut butter and ice cream. Ice cream and Reese’s peanut butter cups. Maybe most of my examples involve peanut butter. Point being, sometimes these things just work. Other times, you try to mash up two cool things, only to come away with a new thing that’s, well, questionable.

This brings us to Rainbow Six Siege’s new...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Nov 13, 2019. 11 comments

Major Ghost Recon Breakpoint Update Isn't Enough To Fix The Game

Major Ghost Recon Breakpoint Update Isn't Enough To Fix The Game

Today, Ghost Recon Breakpoint got its biggest update since launch. Besides the two new faction missions, there are a host of tweaks, some big, some small, touching on almost every aspect of the game. They might not turn Breakpoint into a game you need to play, but they are slowly turning it into the sort of Ghost Recon experience players have come to expect coming off two and a half years of...

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Oct 25, 2019. 22 comments

Ubisoft Admits Ghost Recon Breakpoint Has Been A Disaster

Ubisoft Admits Ghost Recon Breakpoint Has Been A Disaster

During an earnings call Thursday, Ubisoft gave investors a brutally frank appraisal of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, its latest release and vowed to implement “significant changes to our production processes” to fix the game.

In a prepared statement you can read online, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot laid out the reasons the publisher believes the open-world special ops shooter didn’t sell as well as...

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