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.

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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 cyber-vigilante '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.

As for the actual game, well, our Andrew watched a 30-minute gameplay demo of Watch Dogs in May. While he said it "doesn't appear as if it will be as revolutionary as I had hoped," its near-future Chicago "looks like a fun playground to play in."

Watch Dogs is slated for release on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on November 19. As the Xbox One and PS4 still don't have launch dates--though that may change at E3--their editions are yet undated. It's another huge Ubisoft multi-studio development, lead by the Montreal gang with help from Paris, Quebec, Bucharest, and Reflections.

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    June 10, 2013 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, 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.

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      June 10, 2013 7:01 AM

      am i the only one who thought it was live action till the shooting started? Hot damn cgi has come a long way

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        June 10, 2013 8:07 AM

        Yeah, I got fooled as well. Watched this last night and didn't realize the first half was CGI until this morning. Pretty damn incredible!

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        June 10, 2013 8:14 AM

        animation and the world look great; the face is what gives it away.
        FWIW I thought that ME3 big ben sniper was live action the first few times I saw it

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        June 10, 2013 8:26 AM

        Ubisoft has a great cinematic team. Their trailer for AssRev is still my favorite of all time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Ixo7QXw_E&hd=1#t=50s

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          June 10, 2013 9:16 AM

          Just watched it. That is a pretty awesome trailer! I haven't played this one, but that castle looks like the one from the first game. Do they revisit some of the old sites?

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            June 10, 2013 9:17 AM

            They did, but the game is not worth playing unless you're a hard-core AssCreed fan. I suggest skipping it.

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      June 10, 2013 8:22 AM

      I suspect this is going to sell big, not just because it looks pretty and fun, but I'm sure the power fantasy of an anti-hero big brother vigilante type would appeal to a bunch of people right now.

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        June 10, 2013 8:35 AM

        The whole PRISM stuff too is also perfectly timed for this. They couldn't come up with an ARG better than the PRISM leak to launch a game about someone revolting against systems like this by using their own tech against them.

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      June 10, 2013 11:15 AM

      First purchase for the PC!!

      Got my GTX 780 on the way!!

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      June 10, 2013 1:35 PM

      With the last trailer, I was like "This looks like Person of Interest." Now the main character in this new trailer sounds like Jim Caziezel. Is Watch Dogs = Person of Interest or not!