Ubisoft archive

  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise gets release date
    Gaming

    Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise gets release date

    By 7 July 2008

    Microsoft has announced that Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise will be released and on store shelves in September. The new game will see 30 additional new piñata species, expanded co-op options and multiple gameplay modes, not to mention Piñata Island...

  • Pre-order deals for Soulcalibur IV stack up
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    Pre-order deals for Soulcalibur IV stack up

    By 7 July 2008

    Soulcalibur IV is now available for pre-order, with some pretty swanky little extras if you do. The above is an exclusive bonus DVD in a steel book, available through GAME's pre-order promotion. There is also an art booklet included in the set, and there...

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    Ubisoft to release games for Mac

    By 3 July 2008

    Ubisoft has signed a deal that will bring its games to Mac users. The deal with tech firm TransGaming will see the first batch of games going out this autumn, and will include pet simulators Catz and Dogz, and CSI: Hard Evidence. "To expand our business...

  • Ubisoft announces DS-exclusive Prince of Persia
    Gaming

    Ubisoft announces DS-exclusive Prince of Persia

    By 27 June 2008

    Ubisoft have announced the DS-exclusive, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King, will be available around Christmas this year. With its own independent storyline to complement the Prince of Persia coming out on consoles and PC, The Fallen King utilises the...

  • New Wii title Sports Party exclusive to EMEA
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    New Wii title Sports Party exclusive to EMEA

    By 24 June 2008

    Ubisoft's new Wii title, Sports Party, will only be released in EMEA territories, the company has announced. And that's not all. Any games released under Ubisoft's new publishing label Play Zone, of which Sports Party is the first, will also be limited...

  • iPhones and iPods possible gaming platforms for Ubisoft
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    iPhones and iPods possible gaming platforms for Ubisoft

    By 6 June 2008

    Ubisoft has revealed that it is developing games for Apple devices. It is the latest in the list of major games publishers to confirm that it will provide content for the Apple's iPod and iPhone. It is the devices' touchscreen capabilities that appear...

  • Ubisoft boss slams "directionless" PSP
    Gaming

    Ubisoft boss slams "directionless" PSP

    By 5 June 2008

    Ubisoft has urged Sony to act quickly to stop publishers abandonning the PSP as a viable format. Rob Cooper, Ubisoft's UK managing director, has spoken out against the handheld console, saying that the format lacks direction, is too technical for the...

  • Age of Conan patch causes "small" upset
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    Age of Conan patch causes "small" upset

    By 3 June 2008

    A recent patch added to Funcom's popular Age of Conan game has resulted in the involuntary reduction in size of character model assets, and in particular, the cup size of female characters. This of course, has not gone well with players, and has resulted...

  • Xbox and Rock Band launch Ibiza competition
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    Xbox and Rock Band launch Ibiza competition

    By 2 June 2008

    Xbox 360 and Rock Band have teamed up at a beachside event in Ibiza to launch a promotion allowing music fans in France, Germany and the UK to play the game on stage for the chance of winning a VIP trip to Ibiza. The Xbox 360 Presents Rock Band events...

  • Age of Conan knocks GTA IV from top spot
    Gaming

    Age of Conan knocks GTA IV from top spot

    By 2 June 2008

    Recently released MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures seems to be going strength to strength with its sales figures, and may just be living up to the press releases Funcom has put out about it. The latest German and Swedish games charts show that fantasy...

  • Ubisoft plans 3D games, films, books and more
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    Ubisoft plans 3D games, films, books and more

    By 2 June 2008

    Ubisoft will be making a move into 3D games, as well as CGI films, books and a TV series in the future, says CEO Yves Guillemot. A movie tie-in, Avatar, will be its first venture into the world of 3D, but you will need a special TV to broadcast the image...

  • Games developers fleeing UK
    Gaming

    Games developers fleeing UK

    By 30 May 2008

    Games developers in the UK are trying to put pressure on the government to offer more tax breaks arguing that the gaming industry could become an "economic powerhouse". But the slow response for authorities has seen some developers up sticks and head...

  • Space Station simulation game announced
    Gaming

    Space Station simulation game announced

    By 30 May 2008

    Space Station Sim is a new simulation game for the PC announced by Avanquest Software. The game sees players working to create an international space in true 3D construction. Space Station Sim is being developed in conjunction with NASA and the Japanese...

  • Shaun White Snowboarding announced as in development
    Gaming

    Shaun White Snowboarding announced as in development

    By 29 May 2008

    Ubisoft has announced the development of a new action sports video game called Shaun White Snowboarding. Based on, and developed in partnership with Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, Ubisoft claim the game will push the boundaries of video games and...

  • Gaming

    Allen Carr's Easyway and Nintendo DS team up to help stop smoking

    By 29 May 2008

    Ubisoft has announced plans to develop and publish a video game based on the successful Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking method. Published in 50 countries, Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking book is an international best seller - there is even a...

  • Haze - PS3 review
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    Haze - PS3 review

    By 28 May 2008

    Huge amounts of early hype in the gaming world usually surmounts to a pretty rubbish game. And Haze is no different. Unless you’re particularly dull, you’ll be immediately disappointed as soon as you start up the game. The initial bout of dialogue...

  • Jake Gyllenhaal to play Prince of Persia in new film
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    Jake Gyllenhaal to play Prince of Persia in new film

    By 22 May 2008

    Jake Gyllenhaal, the actor who ventured into challenging roles in films such as Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain, has just signed up to play the Prince of Persia in a movie based on the popular video game. The film is to be set in 6th Century Persia,...

  • EA brings Fight Night to next-gen consoles
    Gaming

    EA brings Fight Night to next-gen consoles

    By 8 May 2008

    Mike Tyson is back in the ring, and fighting against Muhammed Ali and some of the other great boxers in history thanks to EA Sports Fight Night Round 4. Under development in EA Canada, Fight Night is making a comeback on next-gen consoles, featuring what...

  • Haze demo now available on PSN
    Gaming

    Haze demo now available on PSN

    By 8 May 2008

    Those looking forwarded to the release of Haze at the end of the month, can enjoy a little preview of the game in a fully playable demo now available on PSN. A great addition to the demo is that it gives you not only a taste of single-player action, but...

  • Doom 4 announced as in production
    Gaming

    Doom 4 announced as in production

    By 7 May 2008

    Doom fans listen up. id Software has announced that it has begun production on Doom 4, and is currently in the process of expanding its internal team of developers to work on the sequel. In a statement posted on the id Software website CEO Todd Hollenshead...

  • The Nintendo Channel goes live in US
    Gaming

    The Nintendo Channel goes live in US

    By 7 May 2008

    The Nintendo Channel, the interactive guide to Nintendo and Wii, has gone live in the US. The channel is built to host a collection of promotional material and information for recent releases and upcoming games. This will include trailers, documentaries,...

  • Zoo Hospital announced for the Wii
    Gaming

    Zoo Hospital announced for the Wii

    By 7 May 2008

    If you ever wanted to be a vet but gave up when you realised either - (a) you aren't too happy with the sight of blood (b) 6 years of vet school sounds too much like hard work, or (c) you don't actually know the difference between a liver and a kidney...

  • PS3 sales have overtaken Xbox 360 in Europe
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    PS3 sales have overtaken Xbox 360 in Europe

    By 7 May 2008

    Sony has announced that PlayStation 3 consoles have outsold Microsoft's Xbox 360 across Europe. Speaking at PlayStation Day in London on 6 May, head of SCEE David Reeves said that over five million PS3s had been sold across the continent. He added that...

  • GTA IV steals the Xbox Live crown
    Gaming

    GTA IV steals the Xbox Live crown

    By 7 May 2008

    Major Nelson has posted the Xbox Live top ten for the week beginning 28 April, and surprise surprise, GTA IV is sitting proudly at the top of it. As predicted, Grand Theft Auto IV sped to the chart's top spot with ease, stealing it from number one veteran,...

  • Next Prince of Persia will "never" make it to Wii
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    Next Prince of Persia will "never" make it to Wii

    By 6 May 2008

    Anyone holding out hope of a Wii port for the next Prince of Persia title will be waiting a long time. Well actually, more like forever. The new chapter in the Prince of Persia games was recently announced for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 with a special game...