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E3 2014 Preview: Assassin’s Creeed Unity

Keeping up with the yearly updates of Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft is offering up a new iteration this year that moves the action from pirating to the French Revolution. Given how uneven the Assassin’s Creed series has been, I went into this meeting, which ended up being a private gameplay demo, with a lot of trepidation. […]

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E3 2014 Day Two

Here we are at Day Two of E3 2014! Today was pretty packed with meetings but I did have an hour and a half in the morning and a two hour block in the afternoon to wait in line and wander around. My plan was to head straight to the Mortal Kombat X booth so […]

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E3 2014 Press Conferences

Normally I do a post about wandering around the convention center before the show starts but given that I spent the vast majority of my day press conferences, I am going to write about that. I am sure most of you have already watched a stream of the conferences and are aware of what was […]

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The Buzz Media at E3 2014

It is that time of year again!  I am  going to be heading to E3 next week to give you the Buzz Media brand of ground level coverage you’ve come to expect. I have some pretty awesome appointments lined up and are poised to deliver a higher level of quality coverage than ever before. In […]

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Assassin’s Creed IV: The Black Flag (Xbox One) Review

Summary [10 out of 10] Much superior installment compared to its predecessor, improvements in most areas where Assassin’s Creed III failed and more of what worked best (collision detection, clipping, Naval Combat). The game is a high seas action rush that brought back a joy and interest in pirates that I haven’t recalled since being a […]

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Far Cry 3 (Xbox 360)

Summary [9 out of 10]   Far Cry 3 is the latest installment in the Far Cry franchise and combines elements of the first and second game, in so much as the mechanics of the second and the setting of the first game. This is the second title to come out of Ubisoft Montreal and […]

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Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox 360 Review)

No traditions are remembered, all glitches are permitted.   Summary [7 out of 10] Assassin’s Creed III is the indirect follow up to Assassin’s Creed II with two stop gap titles between, those being Brotherhood and Revelations. The story got a bit convoluted with those two titles, some new mechanics were introduced for better or […]

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E3 2011 – Ubisoft Media Briefing Impressions

Ubisoft invited The Buzz Media this year to their Media Briefing. Below are out individual impressions. Riyad’s Thoughts We want to thank Ubisoft for inviting us to their media briefing today and giving us glances at what they have in the pipeline leading up to Q1 2012. Going in, Patrick and I were trying to […]

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Pre-E3 2011 Goodness

Alrighty so the conference hasn’t officially started but we went down to get my badge and took a bunch of pictures to share of what the place looks like before the show. We did get an invite to Ubisoft’s press conference which was pretty exciting given my big goose egg for invites last year. We […]

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The Buzz Media at E3

Just a heads up that Riyad and I will be attending and reporting on E3 next week. Our coverage should be pretty much like last year although with more media meetings and Q and A’s. We’ll be hitting up the Ubisoft press conference as well so is should be even more in depth than ever […]

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New Deus Ex: Human Evolution Trailer is Amazing

Deus Ex is a classic. It was about global conspiracy and intrigue and you were right in the middle of it. Deus Ex 2 was less well received although I heard the story was quite good again. Ubisoft has taken Deus Ex and with the 3rd installment (Human Evolution) given it the Triple-A, Assassin’s Creed […]

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IEEE Working on Alternative DRM Approach

Technology Review has a piece covering some shifting in the industries understanding and application of DRM; namely that the days of railroading customers with products that won’t work and then not offer refunds will hopefully come to pass in the coming years. Ferdinand Schober, grad student previously at Microsoft who worked on the Halo and […]

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Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 – Incredible New Physics Engine at Ubisoft

Update #1: The author (that’s me!) jumped to an incorrect conclusion that just because Thiago, the author of the Lagoa Multiphysics engine, is an Ubisoft technical lead, this didn’t necessarily mean that the engine was Ubisoft’s property and going to be integrated into their game-engines in the coming years. Sorry guys, I got too excited; […]

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Assassin’s Creed Fans Everywhere Scream with Rage

Patrice Désilets, the creative genius behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise has left Ubisoft over rumored creative differences — more specifically, Ubisoft wanting to turn the game into a yearly episodic/franchise and Patrice wanting to continue with the world-wide-epic-adventure spanning centuries released every couple of years as new Assassin’s Creed titles. Goddamnit Ubisoft… seriously, goddamnit. I […]

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Ubisoft's New Draconian DRM Kills Gaming all Weekend

Previously we’ve written about the new DRM that Ubisoft has developed in-house that requires a 24/7, uninterrupted internet connection (not even for a modem reboot or lost sync) to the master Ubisoft DRM servers. At the time there was a lot of speculation about “What if your modem reboots?” or “What if Ubisoft’s DRM server […]

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Ubisoft Cloud Copy Protection Can Instantly Shut Down Your Game

Above is a mockup of the Ubisoft Cloud Copy Protection prompt integrated into Assassin’s Creed 2 that pops up the instant your network connection to the Ubisoft master server goes down from within the game. … let that sink in for just a minute… You thought BSOD’s were frustrating, you thought games locking up on […]

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Ubisoft Announces More Sequels

Don’t get me wrong, I generally like games that Ubisoft makes, but they seem to be playing it safe quite a bit this year. They announced today they will be releasing sequels for Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, Red Steel, and Ghost Recon before March of 2010.  I’m sure these will be good quality games that […]

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Haze (PS3) is Garbage

Just got done installing (1.4 GB) and playing the PS3′s Haze demo and I have this to say about it: It’s utter and complete garbage. The graphics are horrible, possibly on part with Halo 2, but even that is a crap-shoot. They more accurately remind me of how the Gears of War levels look briefly […]

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