Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft


playCAST Episode Eight: E3 2011 Special

All the major E3 2011 press conferences have occurred, and it’s time for your boys at playWISE to editorialize and grade how each company did. Spoiler: Ubisoft blew us away, and their conference should be used as a template for all following press conferences until the end of time — Mr. Caffeine FTW!  The show line-up is as follows:

  • 01:07 — EA presser shows off “Mass Effect”
  • 07:33 — Ubisoft presser with Mr. Caffeine
  • 11:38 — Microsoft presser with our thoughts and grades
  • 37:17 — Sony press conference with our thoughts and grades
  • 51:12 — Nintendo press conference with our thoughts and grades
Music Credit: Andrew Wade

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The playWISE portal to E3 2011

UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Nintendo press conference HERE
UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Sony press conference HERE
UPDATE:Read our liveblog for the Microsoft press conference HERE

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E3 2011 starts tomorrow, June 6, and there is a 100 percent chance that tons of videogame news will come from its tech-laden announcements. While we can say with certainty that not every single piece of E3 news will appear on playWISE, we can at least claim that all the best information from E3 might make an appearance — we don’t exactly get paid for this, so cut us some slack.

However, we know for sure that we’ll be able to liveblog the three major conferences. Below, you’ll find the conference schedules, links to our liveblogging pages with their corresponding RSS feeds, and links to the live broadcasts. Let the game announcements begin!

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Dawn of Discovery heads for the future in Anno 2070

Anno2070 - playwisegaming.comKiss the kings and colonies of yesteryear goodbye. The Anno series, an RTS world-sim known as “Dawn of Discovery” in America, is headed for the year 2070.

“Anno 2070” will be set in the near future, but will still retain the traditional world-building mechanics of the previous entries in the series. With the last game being set an ominous 666 years earlier, it’s safe to say this will be a pretty big leap for the franchise.

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Ubisoft attempts to resuscitate music gaming genre with Rocksmith

Just when you thought music gaming was dead in the water, Ubisoft announces a brand new title coming out this Fall for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that the developer thinks will revolutionize the genre. So what makes “Rocksmith” different? For starters, it’s a game that doesn’t come with a controller.

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The Wild West meets modern L.A. in Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Ubisoft has announced the next installment in the “Call of Juarez” franchise, subtitled “The Cartel.”  In this next iteration, the game trades in the dusty plains for the dirty streets.

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playBACK Episode Two – Resident Evil 3DS footage, Dragon Age II DLC, Minecraft sales and more!

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Ubisoft DRM reduced but still present

Splinter Cell DRM - playwisegaming-comUbisoft quietly removed their highly restrictive PC-only digital rights management system from “Splinter Cell: Conviction” and “Assassin’s Creed II” on Jan 1 and claims that from now on the DRM will be used on a case-by-case basis.

The DRM, which has been widely despised among gamers, requires a constant connection to Ubisoft’s servers and, if interrupted, will instantly kick players from their games until they can reconnect.


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playWISE’s biggest disappointments of 2010

Disappointments of 2010 - playwisegaming.comIn order to celebrate this year in gaming, playWISE will be featuring several articles in the next few weeks detailing the most memorable games of the year.

2010 saw the release of some of the best gaming experiences to date. Unfortunately, these great games did not come without their share of black-sheep brethren.

Below are a few of the playWISE staff’s biggest disappointments of 2010. Keep in mind that we’re not saying all of these games are 100 percent terrible, but rather, they were created in such a way that left us desiring more from these well-known franchises and developers.

Check back on Tuesday Dec. 28 to see our opinions on the best unknown games of 2010.

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GatorLAN winter video

This is a short video that playWISE made about University of Florida’s gaming club, Gator Gaming, and their recent gaming event, GatorLAN Winter. Let us know what you think in the comments.


UF students stage assassination to promote game tournament

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John Fuller holds a sword out toward his attackers during a promotional "flash mob."

In front of the Turlington rock, 80 innocent bystanders witnessed the assassination of numerous University of Florida students on Friday afternoon. After the attack, students broke out into applause.

The violence was, in fact, simulated. It was all part of a promotions plan from Ubisoft campus representative Jay Uy. He set up the flash mob, or spontaneous street performance, in order to spread the word about a tournament for “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood,” the latest action title from Ubisoft.

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Gator Gaming to hold videogame tournament on Nov. 19

Dust off your keyboards, brush up on your hotkeys and grab your game pads — it’s time for another round of videogame tournaments at the University of Florida. Gator Gaming, UF’s largest gaming club, is holding their next tournament, GatorLAN Winter, on Nov. 19 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom from 4 p.m. to midnight, and it’s free to enter.

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Shaun White Skateboarding and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood events at UF

A “Shaun White Skateboarding” tournament will be held at Lakeside Residential Complex at the University of Florida on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

Jay Uy, UF’s Ubisoft campus representative, said that he’ll be holding a highest score competition for “Shaun White Skateboarding,” and the winner will receive a copy of the game.

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Lakeside dorm holds Just Dance tournament

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Lakeside residents competing in a "Just Dance" tournament.

The rugs of Lakeside Residential Complex at the University of Florida were officially cut on Wednesday evening during a heated videogame dance-off.

Ubisoft campus representative, Jay Uy, set up the “Just Dance” tournament in order to promote a larger upcoming “Just Dance 2” tournament, which will coincide with the new game’s release. Uy said the dorm event, which drew about 40 people, was quite a success considering this was his first time setting up a dorm event.

“I think a lot of people loved the game. They’re still playing even though it’s pretty much over,” Uy said, motioning to a group of three people dancing while “Jerk it Out” by Caesars blared from the television speakers.

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and other Ubisoft tournaments at UF

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood“, “Shaun White Skateboarding” and “Just Dance 2” will all be playable at tournaments hosted by international videogame publisher Ubisoft on the University of Florida campus throughout the Fall 2010 semester.

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