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The Division still has car doors that close when you run into them

The Division

Important news from Microsoft's E3 press conference: The Division still has car doors that close when you run into them. Last time we heard from Ubisoft's open-world survival-shooter, we saw a police car have its door shut by a man who was shimmying alongside the vehicle.

Today, in an exciting turn of events, we bear witness to a taxi cab the door of which is shut by a woman crouch-running into it. The Division: Car Doors That Shut is scheduled for a 2015 release.

Ubisoft's on-stage demo showed off some other aspects of the co-operative third person shooter, besides the car doors. Some unsettlingly well-acted voice-chatter demonstrated the need for communication between players in order to progress through battlegrounds strewn with cars and other obstacles, as four survivors fought to reach a giant safehouse.

There's a backstory to be discovered through techno-wizardry. In an abandoned subway station, players can project a holographic scene of the last moments before the area was abandoned, revealing a bunch of commuters pegging it towards the exits. More clever HUD elements can be seen when players flip through contextual menus to select skills, the last of which shown is a sort of cluster bomb useful for taking down heavier enemies.

Ubisoft's drawn a bit of flak for having hyped the socks off of the distinctly boring Watch_Dogs with fancy, overselling trailers, so it's probably wise to be somewhat wary of promises being made for The Division. Also, Ubisoft proudly announced that somebody has paid somebody else a lot of money to make sure the Xbox One receives some exclusive DLC — your standard anti-consumer rubbish. Cynicism aside, those car doors really are something else.

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Its this sort of paradigm breaking tech which makes Ubisoft the most loved of all game developers....

In all seriousness, I think they got off veeeeeeery lightly with the Watch_Dogs bait and switch. Never ever buying a Ubi game again.

I will be giving away a copy of Watch_Dogs soon.. when my new graphics card arrives. Watch the forum for an announcement shortly!

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Link to full HD video, not 720p: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lRxARpesWw

And here is the front cover of the game: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BptN9GxCUAEpgxO.jpg:large

Anyway, looks very nice, now let us hope it keeps looking that way.

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The Division: Jesus Christ Shut Up Megan

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