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Ubisoft hack spawns Watch Dog promo conspiracy theories

Ubisoft hack spawns Watch Dog promo conspiracy theories

Yesterday, game publisher Ubisoft was hacked, leading to usernames and passwords on their ubi.com website being stolen. However, it seems that a lot of Ubisoft fans are wondering if it's a serious situation or just a publicity stunt for a marketing campaign for Ubisoft's upcoming game Watch Dogs, which is a game based on hacking into various computer systems.

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Ubisoft hacked with usernames and passwords stolen, financial info safe

Ubisoft hacked with usernames and passwords stolen, financial info safe

It's been a bit of awhile since we've heard about a large online service hack, but we should've knocked on wood when we had the chance. Ubisoft has confirmed that some of its "online systems" were hacked, with only usernames, email addresses, and passwords stolen. The game publisher says that financial information is safe, since that info isn't kept by Ubisoft.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist virtual camera brings AR magic to gaming cutscenes

Splinter Cell: Blacklist virtual camera brings AR magic to gaming cutscenes

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is giving developer Ubisoft the chance to test out a new way of filming and editing cutscenes, blending live actors, advanced motion capture, and a new virtual camera system for the human touch. The virtual camera, which Ubisoft Toronto demonstrated to Outside Xbox, mixes real-time video editing with augmented reality, allowing a human camera operator to navigate a virtual rig freely through previously filmed scenes, changing the perspective as they go.

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Ubisoft not developing Wii U exclusives until console sales rise

Ubisoft not developing Wii U exclusives until console sales rise

Nintendo is hurting for third-party exclusive titles for their Wii U console, but very few big development studios are willing to only focus on the Wii U for games since the console isn't doing so well. To add salt to the wound, Ubisoft has said that it won't be developing exclusive games for the Wii U until the console sees higher sales.

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Watch Dogs frustrates gamers with exclusive missions

Watch Dogs frustrates gamers with exclusive missions

Ubisoft has frustrated gamers with news that retailer exclusivity deals for Watch Dogs will mean some of the special levels will be out of reach unless people buy multiple copies of the game. Amazon and GameStop will each offer exclusive packs to gamers who preorder the upcoming title, Tom's Hardware reports, with each containing a single-player mission that will not - at least initially - be available anywhere else.

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Watch Dogs gameplay depicts 21st century ninja

Watch Dogs gameplay depicts 21st century ninja

As launch time approaches, the game developer teams at Ubisoft have revealed a full 6-minute gameplay video of the upcoming title Watch Dogs. This game works with a hero character that, at the time this game began development, was a futuristic smart city dweller. Fast forward 4.5 years later when the game is about to be released and the entire environment has become so real that technology security experts have been brought in to consult on the final product.

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Watch Dogs game true-to-life hacking developed with real security pros

Watch Dogs game true-to-life hacking developed with real security pros

The development team at Ubisoft have been working on the game Watch Dogs for an unusually long time. This hacker-themed game has been in development for 4.5 years, long enough for the original concept to have gotten so close to real life that its developers have been able to easily consult with a team of real-world security experts at Kaspersky Lab, bringing the game to a place where, at release, it wont be impossible to imagine its action as a real-world situation.

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Xbox 720 integration tipped by Ubisoft in Watch Dogs push

Xbox 720 integration tipped by Ubisoft in Watch Dogs push

While Ubisoft already made it clear that it would be releasing its next open world action-adventure game for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U, and the Xbox 360, it still didn't confirm whether or not Watch Dogs would be released for the next-gen Xbox (although then again, why would it leave it out?). In the official Watch Dogs world premiere gameplay trailer released today, Ubisoft tips that Watch Dogs will most likely head to the Xbox 720.

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Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: the one April Fool we wish wasn’t

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: the one April Fool we wish wasn’t

If there's one single joke we've seen today that's so radical and excellent that we'd rather see the real product than laugh at the trick, it's the DLC for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. In an effort to bring us back to the 1990's, a magical time when .gif images were used as webpage decorations, the folks behind this fantastic webspace have created a site, a teaser video, and more pixelated greatness than you can shake a joystick at - enter the Blood Dragon!

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Ubisoft foresees a rise in Wii U sales

Ubisoft foresees a rise in Wii U sales

Xavier Poix, the managing director of Ubisoft France's studios, stated that he isn't disappointed in the Wii U's current struggling sales. He believes that Nintendo's Wii U just needs more time to appeal to consumers. With the addition of new, more popular titles, and with more consumers warming up to the idea of the Wii U's gamepad, Poix believes that Wii U sales will become more successful.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag gameplay trailer released

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag gameplay trailer released

We heard back in February that the next Assassin's Creed title would be arriving sometime in the future, and earlier this month developer Ubisoft confirmed that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag would be the next installment in the series. Finally, the first gameplay trailer for the game has been released, and it gives gamers an idea of what they'll be in for.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag screenshots leak

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag screenshots leak

It's been quite the week for Ubisoft, who finally confirmed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag last week and announced some more details earlier this morning, but the announcements ultimately got away from the developer, as information was being leaked left and right. However, even after most of the details have finally become official, more info about the game is still being leaked, including these screenshots.

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