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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla debuts bloody, brutal first trailer

May 1, 2020

Yesterday we brought you the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the 12th mainline entry in the popular stealth action series. This morning, Ubisoft released the game’s first trailer. The four-minute cinematic sets a grim and bloody mood. Set in The Viking Ages between 793–1066 AD, Scandinavian forces have settled in England and have begun building […]

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is all about vikings and axes

April 30, 2020

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will become the 12th entry in the popular stealth action series. Ubisoft announced Valhalla this morning via an art stream hosted by artist Bosslogic, real name Kode Abdo. The game moves the series from the isles of Ancient Greece seen in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to somewhere more Scandinavian. Fans have been requesting a […]

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The Division 2: Warlords of New York: Back to Where it All Began

March 29, 2020

The Division 2 launched to critical acclaim, and for good reason. Everything had been altered, lifted and improved, and as a result, held me in its grasp for longer than I’d like to admit. But a few months later, I had left The Division 2 behind. Small incremental updates failed to shake up the formula […]

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Review: Out of the Wildlands

October 7, 2019

Right out the gate, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint frustrated me. For every step the franchise took forward it in this iteration, it seemed to be taking two steps back. There are things to love in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, such as the vast open world, cinematic story and tight gunplay, but thanks to a largely similar […]

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The Ubisoft Experience fan event is coming to Sydney

July 26, 2019

If you’re hype for Ubisoft’s forthcoming games lineup, you’re going to want to get along to The Ubisoft Experience, a travelling fan event coming to Sydney this September. The show is, at its heart, a charity drive for the R U OK organisation who promote suicide awareness and prevention in Australia. Tickets for entry will […]

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E3 2019: Rainbow Six: Quarantine is Revealed as the Next Official Game in the Series

June 11, 2019

While not much was shown, it seems as though Ubisoft have finally decided to take a dive into the zombie-genre with a trailer for Rainbow Six: Quarantine. The trailer opens with an infected operative making their last stand in the corner of a darkly lit room, with the infected nearing their location. The watch they are […]

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E3 2019: Ubisoft drops Watch Dogs Legion trailer, set in post-Brexit UK

June 10, 2019

Ubisoft has formally announced Watch Dogs Legion during their E3 2019 press briefing, the third entry in their open-world action franchise about hackers and the surveillance state. Legion takes the series out of United States for the first time, heading across the pond to London. The choice of London is a pertinent one — the […]

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E3 2019: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint drops a new trailer, announces September beta

June 10, 2019

Ubisoft have shown a pair of new trailers for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint during their 2019 E3 press briefing, the first featuring actor Jon Bernthal. Bernthal’s character offers up his manifesto for taking down the Ghosts and broadly eggs you, the player on, urging you to bring the fight to his doorstep. The gameplay trailer that […]

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E3 2019: Play Ubisoft’s new co-op game Roller Champions for free right now

June 10, 2019

Announced during Ubisoft’s E3 press briefing, Roller Champions is a typically Ubisoft take on the sports genre, featuring cartoony visuals that will be recognisable to the Overwatch and Fortnite crowd while trying something a bit new — roller derby.   Honestly, we know people start to zone out when sports games come up but this legit looks like […]

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E3 2019: Assassins Creed: Odyssey Meets Fable in Gods and Monsters

June 10, 2019

It seems as though Assassins Creed: Odyssey has left a lasting impression on some of the creative designers at Ubisoft, as Gods and Monsters looks to build on the same mythos. The cinematic trailer pans across a gorgeous colourful landscape as a voice over questions who the Gods go to when they need help. The […]

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E3 2019: Press conference times and where you can see them in Australia

June 4, 2019

E3 2019 is almost upon us. The year’s biggest storm of gaming news begins in earnest next week but the announcement-packed press conferences kick off as early as Friday morning Australian time. This year’s show promises to be a pivotal one, with two high profile changes to the lineup. The first change has to do […]

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Anno 1800 Review: Bold new era

April 22, 2019

I’m really upset that I’ve slept on the Anno series for so long. Developed by The Settlers team Blue Byte, Anno 1800 is a charming, clever, complex civ builder that recalls classics of the genre like Caesar or Pharaoh. There’s an adherence to the concept of balance in Anno, a core tenet of its design that […]

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Space Junkies Review: A solid VR arena shooter

April 2, 2019

I was sceptical going into Space Junkies. VR, I’ve found, can be hit-and-miss, and nearly every title I’ve played has led to dizzy spells and nausea. Not only that, but this was a title set in the cold vacuum of space with rockets, guns and jetpacks. If anything was going to cause me problems, it […]

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The Division 2 Review: Better Looter, Better Shooter

March 20, 2019

In the crowded age of looter shooters, it is understandable that The Division 2 could scare off gamers with the worry of repetitive gameplay, an unfinished story, and an underwhelming lack of initial content. It is on that note I begin this review, as The Division 2 has managed to surpass its predecessor and stands […]

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Trials Rising Review: All you need is Try Again

March 19, 2019

God, Trials Rising is good. At its heart, a physics-based puzzle game that wears the trappings of extreme sports. It’s the modern equivalent of the old Dirt Bike games on Mac from the 90’s, a formula that has grown more showy and complex over time but retains their “get up and try again” spirit. Indeed, […]

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Games Review: Far Cry: New Dawn puts insanity back in the spotlight

February 14, 2019

If I know one thing, it’s that the Far Cry series has always found its beauty amongst the insanity. From highlights like Far Cry 3, it’s safe to say the series had morphed from a tropical survival experience into an insane holiday of blood, hallucinations and chaos. Far Cry: New Dawn stands as a worthy […]

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Games Preview: The Division 2 focuses on the endgame, would like you to stick around this time

February 4, 2019

If you haven’t checked in on the original Tom Clancy’s The Division in a while, it might surprise you to know that that game is in the best shape of its life right now. Numerous development studios within Ubisoft, including lead developer Massive Entertainment and multiplayer specialist Ubisoft Annecy, have regularly added new content throughout […]

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Games Preview: Far Cry New Dawn feels like Ubisoft’s way of owning past mistakes

January 23, 2019

I’d been playing Far Cry New Dawn for about an hour when a dusty neuron in the back of my brain began to fire, two thoughts connecting in real time. New Dawn is a spin-off title in the Far Cry series, but is a direct sequel to 2018’s Far Cry 5. The cynical view of […]

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Rainbow Six: Siege scratches an itch Overwatch seems to have forgotten about

January 7, 2019

In mid-November 2018, popular Overwatch streamer and former pro player Brandon “Seagull” Larned posted a video to his YouTube channel titled The State of Overwatch. In it, Seagull breaks down a number of criticisms of Overwatch as a game at present. He takes issue with the state of the game’s ongoing GOATS Composition meta and the abundance […]

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Games Review: For Honor: Marching Fire is DLC Worth Returning For

October 31, 2018

For Honor made a few splashes when it debuted in early 2017, showing off some impressive combat mechanics topped off with a varied and intriguing mix of knights, vikings and samurai all duking it out for territorial supremacy. While I had enjoyed For Honor immensely, I won’t lie when I say I fell off the […]

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5 video game elements that were weirdly out of place

October 29, 2018

Back in late September, Ken Levine, one of the driving forces behind the Bioshock series posted this to Twitter during Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Attonement. Today is the Jewish day of atonement, it seems. So I’m here to apologize for the naked Atlas boss battle at the end of BioShock. pic.twitter.com/UeaEWV717Q — Ken Levine (@levine) September […]

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Games Review: Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Switch, 2018) brings back the toys and the fun

October 18, 2018

Thought that ‘toys to life’ video game fad was over? That the days of collecting Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures were behind you? Guess again. Starlink: Battle for Atlas marks developer Ubisoft Toronto’s first attempt at creating a fun, friendly, accessible spaceship combat-based experience for the young and old alike. While it’s not perfect, Starlink: Battle for […]

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We took the #AssassinsCreedChallenge! Parkour highlights and interviews with Yeliz and CosplayChris

October 8, 2018

Assassins Creed Odyssey launched last Friday, and to celebrate the launch of the game, Ubisoft held a parkour-themed event in Metcalfe Park in Pyrmont, Sydney. The Assassin’s Creed Challenge was a massive parkour course set up by Ubisoft’s Sydney team, featuring professional free-runners, cosplayers, and 16 booths in which to play the E3 build of […]

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Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Xbox One, 2018) is huge, confident and full of big ideas

October 1, 2018

Before we begin, a personal note: Between Nintendo and Ubisoft, I have had to write out the word “Odyssey” so often over the last two years that I’ll never misspell it again. Big thanks to both companies for that little toward self improvement. One year on from Ubisoft’s drastic reconstruction of its most popular franchise, […]

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Games Preview: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey feels like the series is ready to perform its own leap of faith

September 10, 2018

If Assassin’s Creed Origins was to be the new franchise blueprint, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey feels like series with its mission statement clarified. It stands on the edge of a big leap, the way one of its protagonists might. So what’s it waiting for? Its release date, probably. The build of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey I played […]

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Games Review: Mint Berry Crunch arrives in South Park: The Fractured But Whole DLC, but it’s the “Final Girl” who saves the day

August 22, 2018

The final DLC expansion for Ubisoft’s acclaimed South Park: The Fractured But Whole has arrived. The Bring the Crunch DLC introduces Mint Berry Crunch to the story, a character who appeared in early promo shots but didn’t make it into the base game, a brand new part of town (Lake Tardicaca) and a new class […]

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Games Review: Mario + Rabbids: Donkey Kong Adventure (Switch, 2018): More of the same

July 11, 2018

Ubisoft returns to Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, the surprise strategy hit of 2017, with a lengthy new slab of DLC with Donkey Kong in the spotlight. To call Donkey Kong Adventure an “expansion” in the strictest sense might be to oversell it. It doesn’t really add much to the game that wasn’t there already. […]

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Games Review: The Crew 2 (PS4, 2018) is a fun ride, but fails to transform the genre into anything new

July 8, 2018

The Crew 2 immediately presents itself as a different kind of racer, drawing on its arcade-like mechanics of the past, while infusing they with new mechanics encouraging transformation and an even bigger variety of vehicles to choose from, across the land, sea and sky. Seems like an improvement right? Well, not exactly. While The Crew […]

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E3 2018: Beyond Good & Evil gets another new cinematic trailer

June 11, 2018

Beyond Good & Evil continues to home in the yearly worldbuilding with another cinematic trailer, this time reintroducing Jade, heroine of the 2004 original.

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E3 2018: The Division 2 gets fresh trailers during Ubisoft’s E3 briefing

June 11, 2018

In The Division 2, the virus that ravaged the US has mostly blown itself out, but the US remains in disarray. Armed gangs rule the streets and protected enclaves are picky about who they let in. The question has become: can The Division make a difference or are they fighting a losing battle?

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