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By Steven Wong   //   February 18, 2015 9:30 AM

Grow Home Review: Don't Look Down

Grow Home lets you reach great heights and explore an exotic, minimalist, alien world by climbing a giant plant. But how exciting can a climbing game be? Our review.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   June 9, 2014 3:32 PM

The Crew arrives on November 11, closed beta begins July 23

The Crew drove into the Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing, bringing good news for racing fans. In addition to a new trailer, The Crew now also has some dates of note to reveal. The game will release on November 11, with the beta set to kick off on July 23.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   April 8, 2014 10:15 AM

The Crew rides out this fall on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Despite a lengthy delay, The Crew is still preparing to make its cross-country road trip on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Ubisoft and Ivory Tower's socially-centered racer will now start its engines this fall and has revealed some pre-order perks for those opting for the game's Limited Edition on consoles.
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 10, 2013 5:42 PM

Just Dance 2014 tracklist is 20% Nicki Minaj so far

Look, I've written for Shacknews for four years so I'm familiar with the demographic. I know that you, dear reader, are probably not hugely excited about Ubisoft annualising the Just Dance series, even if Just Dance 2014's announcement today does confirm another next-gen launch title. But, get this: of the ten songs revealed so far for Just Dance 2014, a whopping 20% are by Nicki Minaj. Oh, now you're interested!
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 10, 2013 6:45 AM

Watch Dogs E3 trailer is jolly nice CGI

No, CGI trailers don't represent gameplay. Yes, they are fluffy marketing to get you unduly excited. But by gum, the cinematic E3 trailer for Ubisoft's open-world cybervigilante 'em up Watch Dogs is awfully pretty, if a bit eerie. We can still enjoy it as an attractive and well-made video for our enjoyment which by pure chance is somehow connected to a video game. Call it tone-setting and world-building, if you must.
By Alice O'Connor   //   February 21, 2013 6:45 AM

Watch Dogs also confirmed for Wii U

Ubisoft had hinted at a Wii U edition of open-world hack 'em up Watch Dogs before, but only formally confirmed it last night alongside the announcement of a PlayStation 4 version. No, obviously it didn't drop this news during Sony's big shindig, but in a press release afterwards.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   September 7, 2011 9:00 AM

Driver: San Francisco review

It’s best to think of Driver: San Francisco as a Jason Statham movie. Nothing that happens makes a lick of sense... But holy cow, is it a fun ride.
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 6, 2011 12:00 PM

Driver: San Francisco online pass scrapped; PC delay explained

Ubisoft has scrapped its online pass plans for Driver: Frisco after some codes were misprinted, and also offered an explanation for why the PC edition has been delayed. On top of that, free DLC has been announced.
By Alice O'Connor   //   August 18, 2011 7:30 AM

Driver: San Francisco PC DRM toned down

Ubisoft has scaled back its DRM plans for Driver: The City That Knows How on PC, following fan feedback. Previously it was planned to require a permanent Internet connection, but now you'll only need to be online to launch it.
By Alice O'Connor   //   August 11, 2011 6:00 AM

Driver: San Francisco delayed on PC

Surprise, surprise, it's another mysterious PC delay from Ubisoft. This time, the victim is Driver: Fog City, which is now due three weeks after the console editions.