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Xbox Deals with Gold discounts Far Cry Blood Dragon on 360, Xbox One's NBA 2K14

Xbox Live's Deals with Gold is now offering discounts on titles such as Far Cry Blood Dragon and Call of Duty: Ghosts, Jeff Rubenstein announced via Major Nelson's blog. Deals with Gold is a special promotion for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Xbox One owners can pick up NBA 2K14 at a 33 percent discount, Call of Duty: Ghosts at 17 percent off or Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition for 20 percent off its usual price tag. On Xbox 360, Far Cry Classic, Far Cry Blood Dragon, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Smurfs 2 are available for 67 percent off. Invincible Tiger is 66 percent off, while Rayman Legends and Saints Row 4 are 40 percent off. Call of Duty: Ghosts is 33 percent off. The following games and add-ons are available at half-off their usual price: Storm Arcade S...

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E3 2014's Into the Pixels art exhibit lineup announced

The 2014 Into the Pixels exhibit honoring the work of video game artists — now in its 11th year — will debut at this year's E3 with artwork inspired by new and upcoming titles including the next Assassin's Creed, The Witcher 3 and Watch Dogs, organizers at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association announced today. Into the Pixels will be available for viewing June 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center alongside the expo. Works featured in this year's exhibit draw from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity, Rayman Legends and Watch Dogs, Bungie's Destiny, Harmonix's Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, DOTA 2 by Valve, ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2, PlayStation 4 exclusives Infamous: Second Son from Sucker Punch Productions and Killzone: Shadow Fall by...

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Ubisoft at E3 2014: five games announced, none for Nintendo platforms

Ubisoft announced today that it will bring at least five games to E3 2014, none of which are slated for release on Nintendo platforms.  The company will showcase the games "and more" at its booth and during its media briefing at the Orpheum Theatre (pictured above), which is scheduled for June 9 at 6 p.m. ET and will hosted once again by Aisha Tyler.  The games confirmed to appear at E3 and their platforms include:  Assassin's Creed Unity, the next installment in the open-world franchise, headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC  The Crew, Ivory Tower's driving game headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC with Android and iOS companion apps Far Cry 4, which is headed to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC Tom Clancy's The Division,...

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Ubisoft will bring Child of Light, Watch Dogs and more to PAX East

Ubisoft will bring titles like Watch Dogs, The Crew and Trials Fusion to PAX East next month, and offer attendees the opportunity to get hands-on time with Child of Light, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms and Might and Magic Duel of Champions Online Card Game. In addition to getting hands-on time with select games, those who pre-order Watch Dogs or The Crew at the Ubisoft booth will receive a free t-shirt. This year also sees the return of The Next Level, a competitive gaming tournament that Ubisoft first launched last year to encourage players to compete with each other in games that usually aren't played competitively, like Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Just Dance 2014 and Rayman Legends. The full list of games Ubisoft will be showing at PAX East includes: Watch Dogs, The Crew,...

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For Rayman Legends PS4, Vita won't work like Wii U GamePad

The PlayStation 4 version of Rayman Legends will support PlayStation Vita Remote Play, but the handheld can't be used by a co-op player like the Wii U GamePad in that version of the platformer, according to developer Ubisoft Montpellier. Responding in a developer Q&A posted on the PlayStation Blog, Rayman Legends senior game designer Emile Morel said that for Remote Play, the developers "have adapted the game controls to PS Vita so the experience is as enjoyable on this console as it is with the PS4 joystick in your hands." While in Remote Play mode, the PS Vita can't be used to play as the assist character Murfy, since the handheld just mirrors what's on the PS4. Rayman Legends on Wii U features levels in which a player takes control of Murfy on the GamePad's touchscreen while the...

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Ubisoft Q3 earnings down 35 percent

Ubisoft reported a year-over-year decline in earnings for the third quarter of its 2013-14 fiscal year today, and blamed the "console transition" for the drop. The French publisher recorded sales of €520 million ($709.34 million) for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2013, a decrease of 35.2 percent from the same period one year prior. Sales for the first nine months of the 2013-14 fiscal year were also down significantly, by 24.8 percent from revenue of €1.08 billion (April-December 2012) to €813 million (April-December 2013). The third-quarter sales came in right in the middle of Ubisoft's guidance for the quarter of between €500 million and €540 million. "Over the short term, the high quality of our titles — which is unanimously recognized by gamers — has enabled us to achieve our...

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Amazon Games team lists its top 10 of 2013

The folks on the Amazon Games team put together their top 10 games of 2013, and the online retailer is offering discounts on some of the honorees. It's a list with some eclectic choices and a few surprising rankings: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Super Mario 3D World Divekick Rayman Legends BioShock Infinite Grand Theft Auto 5 Tearaway The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Rogue Legacy The Last of Us The Amazon Games editors also detailed their process. First they listed approximately 40 nominees, then confined the list to "new complete games." Once they narrowed it down to 10 games, they each ordered the list themselves, and the vote totals determined the order of the final list. Discounted entries on the Amazon list include the top game, The Last of Us,...

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Rayman Legends next-gen release bumped up one week

Rayman Legends will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Feb. 18 in North America and Feb. 21 in Europe, Ubisoft announced this morning. This is one week earlier than its intended release date in both territories; initially the title was slated to be released on Feb. 25 in North America and Feb. 27 in Europe. Players who purchase Rayman Legends for either next-gen console will gain access to exclusive costumes based on other Ubisoft franchise characters — such as Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher, Vaas from Far Cry and an Assassin's Creed assassin uniform — for Rayman and Globox. Additionally, the Xbox One version includes 10 exclusive new challenges that will unlock time-limited Achievements, and the PlayStation 4 version will be compatible with PlayStation Vita Remote Play and allow...

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Opinion: Are AAA video games destined to get lost at sea?

No, making a game is more like sending a fleet across the world. The ships are supposed to stick together, but each one charts its own course. The captains may work well together or they may hate each other, and one ship — or some of its crew — could stop off anywhere, or turn back or disappear. It's hard to get everyone to work together, but way more important than that, it's hard to agree on the goal: What are we trying to do? The first President Bush called it the "vision thing." And "vision" is a good word for it. The vision isn't some ephemeral staring-off-into-the-distance thing, and it's not an epiphany; in software development, a vision statement is a concrete tool. Typically it's one sentence that tells you exactly what the final product should be. If the final release doesn't...

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How Rayman Legends' underwater stealth world came together

Rayman Legends developer Ubisoft Montpellier had a challenging task in creating the underwater universe of the platformer's "20,000 Lums Under the Sea" world, and its designer went through the process on the UbiBlog today. The studio had to ensure that the world was very different from the water world of Rayman Legends' predecessor, 2011's Rayman Origins. The first game's water sequence was bright and colorful; in contrast, the one in Legends is ominous and foreboding. Going along with the dark theme, the developers decided to excise visible lums (the Rayman games' happy-go-lucky collectibles). Ubisoft Montpellier also tweaked the standard underwater-level formula by setting 20,000 Lums in a massive underwater dome, which allowed the studio to build swimming sections as well as...

Rayman Legends Releases
North America
  • Wii U
    • Released 2013-09-03
    • Publisher Ubisoft
    • Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2013-09-03
    • Publisher Ubisoft
    • Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2013-09-03
    • Publisher Ubisoft
    • Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
    • Score 8.5
  • Windows
    • Released 2013-09-03
    • Publisher Ubisoft
    • Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
  • Xbox One
    • Released 2014-02-18
    • Publisher Ubisoft
    • Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
  • PlayStation 4
    • Released 2014-02-18
    • Publisher Ubisoft
    • Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
Europe
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 2013-09-03
    • Publisher Ubisoft
    • Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
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