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Opinion: Watch Dogs delay more hindrance than help for Ubisoft

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 12:00pm PDT

We take a look at the impact that Watch Dogs' much-publicized delay had on its buzz, its reviews, and its sales. Ubisoft traded some unforeseen drawbacks for its opportunities; did the gamble pay off?


"I said it would impress me substantially. Where are you getting the idea that I care that ..."

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Watch Dogs breaks Ubisoft record for first-day sales

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 7:30am PDT

Watch Dogs has broken Ubisoft's internal day-one sales record, the company announced last night.


"I just did the first shootout and thought it handled pretty well."

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Watch Dogs walkthrough guide: They Can't Hide to Backseat Driver

By Shack Staff, May 28, 2014 3:15pm PDT

Information is power. When you're moving through the city of Chicago and hacking into its systems, you need all you can get your hands on. Get the download with our Watch Dogs walkthrough guide and hack your way through these missions: They Can't Hide, Big Brother, Foresight...


Shacknews Live: Watch Dogs [Update: It's over. Watch the archive!]

By Shack Staff, May 28, 2014 8:30am PDT

Take a trip with Shacknews to the Windy City of Chicago. Chicago's CToS system is watching closely and has Aiden Pearce square in its crosshairs. So let's watch and see where Shacknews' Sam takes our embittered anti-hero, as she runs through Watch Dogs on the Shacknews Twitc...


"she did tell people to come to the chatty at the end of the broadcast. although i'm not sure ..."

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Watch Dogs walkthrough guide: Bottom of the Eighth

By Shack Staff, May 27, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Information is power. When you're moving through the city of Chicago and hacking into its systems, you need all you can get your hands on. Get the download with our Watch Dogs walkthrough guide and navigate your way through the first mission of the game: Bottom of the Eighth...


Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed: connected, or just Easter eggs?

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2014 12:00pm PDT

We take a look at the various Easter egg connections between Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs to examine just how likely it is that Ubisoft intends to tie them together.


"I was wondering about this in Far Cry 3. The bonus content contains a bunch of references to ..."

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Watch Dogs review: hacking the GTA formula

By Robert Workman, May 27, 2014 12:01am PDT

Watch Dogs is a game that defines itself as more than a mere Grand Theft Auto clone.


"That's basically my approach. I find the ctos hubs a welcome release for that reason also. ..."

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Shack Reels: How Watch Dogs devs brought Chicago to life

By Ozzie Mejia, May 26, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The Memorial Day weekend kicked off with Shacknews taking a look at Watch Dogs' interpretation of Chicago versus the real-life version of the Windy City. So just how did the development team go about re-creating one of the biggest cities in the United States? Shacknews recen...


Shack Reels: Watch Dogs' Chicago vs. Real World Chicago

By Ozzie Mejia, May 24, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Watch Dogs will bring the city of Chicago to life on Tuesday. In this week's Shack Reels, we take a look at Watch Dogs' vision of Chicago compared to its real world counterpart.


"That ones tricky - if you faked the reflections it would look awful and I'm not sure if on a ..."

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Valiant Hearts developer diary takes a serious look at war

By Steve Watts, May 23, 2014 11:15am PDT

A new developer diary for Valiant Hearts: The Great War explains how Ubisoft came up with the concept of a story-driven game set in the first World War.


"Looking forward to this. I have to give credit to Ubisoft for greenlighting these kind of ..."

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Watch Dogs launch trailer prepares for cyber-terrorism

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Watch Dogs is just around the corner, and a new launch trailer gives an overview of the story along with some slick presentation.


"It looks like it melds all the things I hate about GTA with all the things I hate about Gears of ..."

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Cake delivers a rockin' five-pack to Rocksmith's DLC

By Robert Workman, May 21, 2014 4:45pm PDT

Rocksmith 2014 rocks on this week with a new five-pack of DLC from Cake.


"This DLC is more difficult than I expected on guitar. The bass sounds like a lot of fun too."

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Far Cry 4 leak spills more plot details

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 11:45am PDT

A product page for Far Cry 4 leaked early, and gives more plot details on the main character's business in Kyrat.


"Don't worry, it's racist, sexist, ageist, and generally politically incorrect. The mob is trying ..."

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Child of Light coming to Vita in July

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 10:30am PDT

Ubisoft has announced that Child of Light will come to Vita in July, as both a digital and retail package.


"i welcome content DLC, i'm just pissing on the shitty expendable items DLC they have now. i ..."

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Ubisoft goes viral with new Watch Dogs ad

By Robert Workman, May 16, 2014 10:15am PDT

Ubisoft's latest viral ad puts power at normal people's fingertips.


"The misuse of 'viral' is so stupid these days. This is an ad. Whether it goes viral or not is up ..."

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