Ubisoft archive

  • Ubisoft sues for $10m over Assassin's Creed leak
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    Ubisoft sues for $10m over Assassin's Creed leak

    By 7 August 2008

    Ubisoft is suing an American disc duplication firm for $10 million after an early version of its PC game, Assassin's Creed, made its way on to the internet. The publisher has claimed that North Carolina-based Optical Experts Manufacturing is responsible...

  • GTA IV confirmed as coming to PC
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    GTA IV confirmed as coming to PC

    By 6 August 2008

    Ever since a group of clever pranksters fooled Rockstar's tech team into admitting a PC version of GTA IV was on its way a few weeks ago, the internet has been awash with talk as to when we could expect an official annoucement. Rockstar caved today and...

  • Warhammer Online gets September release
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    Warhammer Online gets September release

    By 6 August 2008

    EA has announced that its MMO game, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be ready to launch on 18th September. All servers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand will be go live at the same time so there's no room for complaints....

  • Gemma Atkinson takes role in Red Alert 3
    Gaming

    Gemma Atkinson takes role in Red Alert 3

    By 5 August 2008

    Ex-Hollyoaks star and lads mag lovely, Gemma Atkinson, has been signed up by EA to act in Red Alert 3. She will be playing the part of Lt Eva McKenna, an Allied communications officer with a "sexy twinkle in her eye and a British stiff upper lip", says...

  • Xbox 360 "exclusivity deal" for Rock Band 2 only for a month?
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    Xbox 360 "exclusivity deal" for Rock Band 2 only for a month?

    By 5 August 2008

    Retail schedules in US suggest that the Rock Band 2/Xbox 360 "exclusivity deal" may not be quite as big a deal as first though. In fact, it seems EA's upcoming music game may be blocked from the PS3 for just four weeks. Microsoft did seem shy to brag...

  • Gears of War 2 goes family-friendly
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    Gears of War 2 goes family-friendly

    By 5 August 2008

    Microsoft's third person shooter, Gears of War 2, will be able to become a family-friendly game at the click of a button. The game will come with a parental control facility when it is released for Xbox 360 on November 7th, Microsoft has confirmed. Earlier...

  • Phishing scam hits Xbox Live
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    Phishing scam hits Xbox Live

    By 5 August 2008

    A new phishing scam has hit Xbox Live, and is currently making its way into gamers inboxes via their friends lists. The scam comes in the form of a message that appears to be from one of your friends. It urges you to log on to a website for free MS points....

  • SoulCalibur IV charts at number one on debut
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    SoulCalibur IV charts at number one on debut

    By 5 August 2008

    Ubisoft and Namco Bandai’s SoulCalibur IV checked into the top spot in the official ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats chart on its debut week. This is the first number one in the All Formats chart for the SoulCalibur franchise since 2003 when SoulCalibur...

  • Play Crysis with Sixaxis on your PS3
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    Play Crysis with Sixaxis on your PS3

    By 4 August 2008

    You can now play Crysis on your PS3, with your PS3 controller - or any of your other PC games for that matter. Yes indeed. Streaming software by StreamMyGame, that enables PC games to be played on the PlayStation 3, now enables you to play PC games with...

  • EA to release budget gaming PCs
    Gaming

    EA to release budget gaming PCs

    By 31 July 2008

    EA is planning to release pre-configured PCs alongside its big name video game launches in an attempt to bring high-end PC gaming to consumers at a lower price. Many off-the-shelf gaming PCs can reach into four figure prices, but EAs range is predicted...

  • UK government set to snub industry advice on games ratings
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    UK government set to snub industry advice on games ratings

    By 31 July 2008

    It seems the UK government is set to ignore advice from industry insiders on how best to rate video games, in a report due out on Friday. The issue was first raised in a study by Tanya Byron, in which she said a solid rating system was needed in the UK...

  • Soul Calibur IV – Xbox 360 review
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    Soul Calibur IV – Xbox 360 review

    By 30 July 2008

    Let’s clear one thing up right from the off. If you want to play as Yoda and Darth Vadar, you DON’T need to buy both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Soul Calibur IV. Nope, it transpires that each character is available for download as a piece of...

  • Nintendo sues five Japanese firms
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    Nintendo sues five Japanese firms

    By 29 July 2008

    Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against five companies in Japan which imported equipment that enables illegal game programs to be played on the Nintendo DS, such as the R4 cartridge. The company is aiming to put a stop to the marketing, sale and importing...

  • Funcom shares halve post-Conan
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    Funcom shares halve post-Conan

    By 28 July 2008

    Age of Conan developer Funcom, has seen a sharp fall in its shares since the MMO game launched in late May. Massively reports that the company's shares on te Oslo Stock Exchange have falled from $54 on May 20th to $24 at the time of writing. The reasoning...

  • Tera Patrick joins Saints Row 2 as "special producer"
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    Tera Patrick joins Saints Row 2 as "special producer"

    By 28 July 2008

    Tera Patrick, an "actress" whose work you may or may not be familiar with, has joined the Saints Row 2 team as a "special producer". Usually connnected more with films of an "adult" nature rather than video games, more details on Tera's role are expected...

  • Marvel boss confirms new Marvel vs. Capcom game
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    Marvel boss confirms new Marvel vs. Capcom game

    By 28 July 2008

    Marvel Productions boss Kevin Feige has confirmed that the company is working to produce another game in its fighting series with Capcom. When asked at Comic Con 2008 if we could expect anything more from the franchise, Feige simply replied: "Yes. And...

  • POP creator happy with new game direction
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    POP creator happy with new game direction

    By 28 July 2008

    The creator of Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner, has given his approval to the new POP game that is being developed by Ubisoft. Mechner isn't working on the game, due out on the PS3, 360 PC and DS at Christmas, but has said that he's happy that Ubisoft...

  • Bungie working on three new projects
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    Bungie working on three new projects

    By 25 July 2008

    Halo developer Bungie has said that the studio is working on at least three new projects, but has said there will be no big announcements any time soon. This is strange considering the team was due to reveal a project at E3 last week, widely rumoured...

  • Dell giving away 360 Elites with XPS purchases
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    Dell giving away 360 Elites with XPS purchases

    By 25 July 2008

    American Dell customers looking at buying an XPS notebook or desktop gaming PC, are in for a bit of a treat after the company decided to chuck in a free Xbox 360 Elite with every purchase. Obviously in an attempt to help boost sales on its flagship gaming...

  • Unlock all classes in Too Human demo
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    Unlock all classes in Too Human demo

    By 24 July 2008

    A simple workaround has been uncovered in the Too Human demo that allows access to all classes found in the full game, besides the Champion. If you fancy getting a bigger taste for the game than you first thought, disconnect from the internet and, in...

  • Splinter Cell sequel delayed until 2009/10
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    Splinter Cell sequel delayed until 2009/10

    By 24 July 2008

    The next instalment in the Splinter Cell franchise has been delayed, and now won't be released until April next year at the earliest. The news was announced to Ubisoft investors alongside the firm's Q1 2008/09 sales. The publisher said: "Tom Clancy's...

  • HMV offering Brothers in Arms pre-order goodies
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    HMV offering Brothers in Arms pre-order goodies

    By 24 July 2008

    HMV is offering up some tempting pre-order goodies for Brother in Arms: Hell's Highway. You'll get all tactical maps unlocked from the start of the campaign as well as a Secret Finder to help you unlock "additional Achievement points". "The ability to...

  • Ubisoft reveals Naruto sequel
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    Ubisoft reveals Naruto sequel

    By 17 July 2008

    Ubisoft has announced a sequel for its 2007 action title Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, set to be released around Christmas time this year. Entitled Naruto: The Broken Bond, the title will featue an online multiplayer mode that gives players the chance to compete...

  • Microsoft "Lips" information surfaces
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    Microsoft "Lips" information surfaces

    By 14 July 2008

    You may remember a few months ago rumours of a Microsoft project named Lips swirling around the internet. Well, enough information has now been released for us to - one, know that it is actually real, and two, give us enough information to know what the...

  • No demo planned for Prince of Persia
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    No demo planned for Prince of Persia

    By 14 July 2008

    It seems Prince of Persia fans will just have to go the distance and wait for the franchise's newest chapter to be released, as the game's producer confirms there are no plans to release a demo. Following in the footsteps of the Far Cry 2 team who also...