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Trials Fusion review: ride along

Trials Fusion review: ride along

The Trials games have to find the perfect amount of frustration to entice gamers. Levels need to be challenging enough to have gamers say "just one more time," without having them burst a blood vessel. When you finally nail a level, it's incredibly liberating, whetting your appetite for more.

Developer RedLynx captured that sensation with both Trials HD and Trials Evolution. With Trials Fusion, they're able to maintain the status quo. While the game adds a few new features, the latest entry in the series is still all about staying on your wheels and finishing the race.

Read more: Ride onward and upward »

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Child of Light trailer takes a tour through Lemuria

Child of Light trailer takes a tour through Lemuria

Ubisoft Montreal hasn't been shy about showing off the gorgeous artwork for the upcoming Child of Light. To put a cap on that idea, the developer has released a new trailer for their upcoming turn-based RPG that takes a tour through the game's vibrant world of Lemuria.

Watch: Venture through a magical land »

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Trials Fusion day one patch ups Xbox One resolution to 900p

Trials Fusion day one patch ups Xbox One resolution to 900p

Trials Fusion is riding onto consoles later this week, bringing biking action onto the next generation of consoles for the first time. For Xbox One owners, bike wrecks and horrific ATV accidents are about to look a little better, thanks to a day one patch that's set to increase the game's resolution.

Read more: 60fps across all versions »

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Trials Fusion trailer embraces competition

Trials Fusion trailer embraces competition

Ubisoft and RedLynx released the first of their Trials doubleheader earlier this week with Trials Frontier hitting iOS. Next up is the PC/console big brother, Trials Fusion, with a new trailer showing its key component in action: ruthless competition.

Watch: Four-player mayhem »

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Trials Frontier review: training wheels

Trials Frontier review: training wheels

Trials is a series that's built on completing short courses of about a minute each, so it makes sense that Ubisoft and RedLynx would bring their motorcycle-driven series to mobile devices. Trials Frontier makes a valiant effort to reach the heights of its console big brothers, even in the face of familiar (and unwelcome) free-to-play elements. Though Frontier may not quite have the same addictive pull as its predecessors, it's a very solid racing game on its own and one that transitions well to mobile platforms.

Frontier immediately stands out from previous Trials games by introducing a story. A western-themed town is being terrorized by a notorious biker and it's up to the player to track him down and beat him in a one-on-one race. This element allows the game to add in various characters to offer missions and goals for certain trial runs.

Read more: Riding on mobile »

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Watch Dogs video shows off PC version running Nvidia tech

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Watch Dogs video shows off PC version running Nvidia tech

Which version of Watch Dogs will look the best? Assuming you have the right hardware, it should be PC. A new video from Ubisoft shows off the PC version in action, and it highlights some of the exclusive features coming to Nvidia cards.

For example, the PC version will use Nvidia's HBAO Plus (Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion), which will make for more realistic shadows. Nvidia's TXAA anti-aliasing will also be utilized.

Watch: PC prettiness »

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Child of Light partners with Cirque du Soleil & Yoshitaka Amano

Child of Light partners with Cirque du Soleil & Yoshitaka Amano

Child of Light, Ubisoft's take on the JRPG has some big names working with it. First up is Cirque du Soleil Media, brought on board to "enhance the theatricality" of the game. According to Ubisoft, the company "benefited from a world-class experience in theatrical realization and costume design, adding an authentic stage direction point of view to the game's creation."

Watch: Final Fantasy's Yoshitaka Amano adds art »

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Watch Dogs Season Pass adds new campaign with new character

Watch Dogs Season Pass adds new campaign with new character

Of course Watch Dogs is going to have a DLC Season Pass. It's not too different from the usual offerings Ubisoft have created for their Assassin's Creed series.

Read more: New single player campaign »

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

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, PlayStation 4, and PC. 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.

Read more: Limited Edition contents »

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Free-to-play RTS AirMech Arena coming to Xbox 360

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Free-to-play RTS AirMech Arena coming to Xbox 360

Carbon Games' free-to-play RTS AirMech is coming to Xbox 360, rebranded slightly as AirMech Arena. Ubisoft has signed on to publish the game, which will come this summer and feature regular updates with new mechs, maps, and events afterwards.

Watch: The debut trailer »

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Ghost Recon Phantoms: The Journey web series chronicles the game's development

Ghost Recon Phantoms: The Journey web series chronicles the game's development

With Ghost Recon Phantoms set to officially release on April 10, Ubisoft would like to give Ghost Recon fans a look into the making of their free-to-play online shooter. A new web series called Ghost Recon Phantoms: The Journey will chronicle the game's development, with new episodes debuting throughout the month of April.

Watch: The first two episodes »

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Watch Dogs PC system requirements revealed

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Watch Dogs PC system requirements revealed

The long-awaited (and long-delayed) Watch Dogs is set to release on May 27, which means PC players have until then to make sure their systems can handle the CTOS' technological onslaught. The game is now available to pre-order on Steam and the listing includes the minimum and required specs for anyone hoping to experience Aiden Pearce's journey on their PC.

Read more: Minimum and recommended requirements »

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Trials Fusion gets safety PSAs from Erik Estrada

Trials Fusion gets safety PSAs from Erik Estrada

Ubisoft is putting some marketing muscle behind Trials Fusion, but invoking the other most famous motorbike-related media happening of the last few decades. Erik Estrada, best known for playing Ponch in the 1970s TV series CHiPs, has taken to an extremely similar role in a new series of videos for the upcoming bike-trick game.

Watch: Safety tips from Officer Ray »

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'If Rayman is a cartoon,' Child of Light is 'a living painting'

'If Rayman is a cartoon,' Child of Light is 'a living painting'

Child of Light, Ubisoft's JRPG-inspired adventure is due April 30. While we've already ranted on the game's visuals, it's undeniable that the graphics do make for a large part of the game's appeal.

Running on UbiArt, the same engine that powered the gorgeous Rayman games, creative director Patrick Plourde explained that his game differs. "If Rayman is a cartoon," he explained to PlayStation Access. "Then [Child of Light] is a living painting."

Watch: Nearly ten minutes of video footage »

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How the Snowdrop engine brings The Division's New York to life

How the Snowdrop engine brings The Division's New York to life

Massive Entertainment has big plans for its new Snowdrop engine, having already shown it off in previous trailers for Tom Clancy's The Division. Massive's brand art director, Rodrigo Cortes, recently took the Snowdrop engine on the road to this year's Game Developers Conference to discuss how it'll be used in the upcoming Ubisoft title, while also discussing its New York setting.

Watch: Aiming for immersion »

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