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Ubisoft to retire free-to-play Ghost Recon on PC

Ubisoft to retire free-to-play Ghost Recon on PC

While free-to-play games, often supported by in-game purchases with real money, have become the norm on mobile, developer Ubisoft has decided that the format just isn't working for some of its PC series. Ubisoft has announced that it will be shutting down the multiplayer shooter Ghost Recon Phantoms, along with three other free-to-play PC titles, before the end of this year.

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The Division DLC delayed as ‘lingering issues’ get precedence

The Division DLC delayed as ‘lingering issues’ get precedence

Ubisoft says that ‘lingering issues’ are necessitating a delay in the launch of The Division DLCs, with Survival now being slated to release separately from Update 1.4. The update will be released this upcoming October, dealing with bugs and more, while Survival’s release has been pushed back to some time later this year and, as a result, the “Last Stand” release has been pushed back to some time in early 2017. Specific dates haven't been provided at this time.

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‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

Ubisoft has announced that the wildly popular video game ‘The Division’ will be turned into a movie staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. The movie will be made by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and both Chastain and Gyllenhaal’s own production companies Nine Stories and Freckle Films. What storyline will the movie focus on? Ubisoft won't say, teasing instead that "we'll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore."

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Ubisoft wants to hear from you (unless you’re a woman)

Ubisoft wants to hear from you (unless you’re a woman)

Game companies do a lot of things that make us scratch our heads, with one of the worst offenders often being Ubisoft. The French game company is no stranger to controversy and today it seems to have dug itself into a pretty deep hole. Ubisoft's customer survey, which aims to ask users about their gaming habits, apparently ends if customers identify themselves as a female. Yeah, that's an "oops" if we've ever heard one.

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The Division cheaters will now get banned on the first offence

The Division cheaters will now get banned on the first offence

Ubisoft has had a bit of a problem on their hands with The Division. Well, there are a number of issues that I could talk about, but perhaps one of the worst is the rampant cheating issues that have existed since the game was released. And nothing kills an online game faster than opponents that you simply can't defeat, because they're using cheats and exploits to aid them.

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Watch Dogs 2 detailed in full: release date, San Fran, editions

Watch Dogs 2 detailed in full: release date, San Fran, editions

This morning the folks at Ubisoft confirmed the existence of Watch Dogs 2. This game will be the direct descendant of the first Watch Dogs game - which we reviewed many moons ago - and will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a game about hacking. You live in a futuristic version of San Francisco where all devices are connected and your smartphone can access essentially anything - private information about your enemies included. You'll use your hacking abilities to cause chaos and solve missions.

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Watch Dogs 2 confirmed as Ubisoft’s first big E3 reveal

Watch Dogs 2 confirmed as Ubisoft’s first big E3 reveal

E3 2016 is less than two weeks away, and one game developer is already announcing what new titles it will show off at the industry event. In an email today, Ubisoft has revealed a handful of the games it will present during its press conference, with the biggest surprise being Watch Dogs 2. Well, may 'surprise' isn't the right word, as the game has been rumored for months now, but this is the first confirmation of the title from Ubisoft, with E3 being its official debut.

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Vivendi wins hostile bid for Gameloft, Ubisoft might be next

Vivendi wins hostile bid for Gameloft, Ubisoft might be next

The term "hostile takeover" already prejudices minds with its outright negative connotation, but that might exactly be the sentiment between Vivendi and Gameloft. Media giant Vivendi has long expressed its desire to takeover Gameloft, a giant in the mobile gaming industry, and it has now practically succeeded. Vivendi proudly announced that it now holds majority share in Gameloft, which practically means it can now take over the smaller company. Undoubtedly much to the dismay of Gameloft's execs who have publicly expressed their desire to remain an independent game maker.

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Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

While the last month or so has seen some difficult times in the game world of The Division, mostly in the form of players discovering exploits and developer Massive's controversial decision to punish them, another free content update is landing this week before publisher Ubisoft moves on to the paid DLC releases. Titled "Conflict," update 1.2 will introduce a new enemy challenge, as well as some important changes to the Dark Zone, The Division's multiplayer area where players must fend for themselves against anyone and everyone.

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Assassin’s Creed debut movie trailer features secrecy and fighting

Assassin’s Creed debut movie trailer features secrecy and fighting

Movies adapted from video games have yet to earn a decent reputation, but the latest franchise to try is Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed. The movie of the same name will be hitting theaters this fall on December 21st, at least giving Assassin's fans something as the game series takes a year off to focus on development. The first real trailer for the movie has just been released, revealing that star Michael Fassbender will be taking on the role of an assassin in a story that will be familiar to those who've played any of the games.

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‘The Division’ cheaters face new detection methods, exploit sanctions

‘The Division’ cheaters face new detection methods, exploit sanctions

Ubisoft is cracking down on “The Division” cheaters, saying in a statement today that it is strengthening its anti-cheaters efforts to deal with the issue. Gamers have been vocal in their outcry about the issue; to satisfy them, Ubisoft has new cheat detection methods for hunting down a greater number of unfair gamers. As well, Ubisoft says those who are caught cheating will also face a longer first-offense suspension and won’t be given a second chance.

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Ubisoft patches two major exploits in The Division

Ubisoft patches two major exploits in The Division

With the first round of content for Tom Clancy's: The Division, Ubisoft had to work on some balancing issues. This was mostly centered around the game's crafting, and ended up making it a lot harder to craft weapons and other gear. Considering how easy it was to craft the best stuff, it wasn't too surprising. Of course, that was the least of their problems, and they released a patch today to address two other major issues with the game.

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