The publisher has announced a new promotion which will let one fan play Far Cry 4 – from Mt. Everest.
By most accounts, Assassin’s Creed: Unity has been a big hit at E3. The game’s wonderful, brutal trailer at Microsoft’s press conference Monday got raucous applause and the inclusion of four-person co-operative play is a welcome change.
But the company’s decision to not include any female assassins among the game’s playable characters is rubbing some gamers the wrong way.
The open-world hacking game has sold more than 4 million copies in its first week of availability, based on data from NPD and Ubisoft. And that, says the publisher, makes it the best-selling new IP in the industry’s history.
Police in Sydney sent the bomb squad to the offices of a major online outlet after the site received an anonymous black safe that began beeping when staffers tried to open it.
And while it’s true that the previous generation of consoles are past their peak years in terms of exclusive releases, game publishers say they have no plans to abandon the platforms anytime soon.
Given the pedigree of previous South Park games, there was very valid reason for gamers to be worried about South Park: The Stick of Truth. The game’s multiple delays did nothing to assuage those fears.
But as the game hits stores today, critics say there’s actually a lot to love. It is, however, absolutely not for the faint of heart.
During the months walking up to a console launch, there’s a great unspoken truth the press, publishers and gamers all choose to conveniently ignore: The first batch of games are going to be pretty bad.
Sure, there might be an occasional standout, but the majority of the titles people heap with praise and say they can’t wait to try are titles that will mostly be forgotten before the following holiday. Even installments of well-known franchises are generally just graphically enhanced versions of what we already know.
Nintendo will be the first company to tell you about the importance of must-have titles at a console launch. The more you have, the better – as it not only increases the initial frenzy (attracting the wandering eye of the mass media), but keeps demand alive long after Christmas has come and gone.
With Ubisoft’s announcement on Tuesday that it would be delaying Watch Dogs until Spring 2014, both Microsoft and Sony saw their new systems take a painful body blow.
It was so valuable, in fact, that Ubisoft bought it from the prolific author in 2008 for an undisclosed substantial sum. And while Clancy’s writing legacy is at an end with his untimely passing, his name will continue to be a part of video game culture.
Video game publishers and developers have spent the better part of this week at E3 trying to wow the often-jaded gamer with new installments of favorite franchises, games they’ve never heard of before and plenty of sizzle reels.
They’ve done a pretty good job, too, judging by feedback on gaming forums.