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Who is the least worst publisher of PC games? EA or Ubisoft?

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Who is the least worst publisher of PC games? EA or Ubisoft?

For some reason (perhaps even the same reason) both EA and Ubisoft have recently stepped forwards to re-apologise for their recent treatment of us poor, downtrodden PC gamers. Here's EA saying they're rubbish listeners. And here's Ubisoft vowing to improve. How queer!

Both publishers are enthusiastically re-iterating their commitment to making playing their games on PC something other than a harrowing ordeal. Truthfully, I think they've been doing alright lately, with just the occasional monstrous balls-up marring an otherwise clean record of delivering a catalogue of fairly decent games about spies and space missions and tigers and assassins. And as a conglomerate of developers, of course they are undeniably behind some of the best PC games of all time.

But with EA and Ubisoft now simultaneously banging on our PC cases and demanding to be let back into our comforting embrace, to whom do we throw open our arms? We are, after all, only capable of loving one and hating the other. The only way to decide is to figure out once and for all who is the least worst at publishing games on PC. EA or Ubisoft?

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Ever imagined an Assassin's Creed MMO? Unity's producer has

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Ever imagined an Assassin's Creed MMO? Unity's producer has

In some ways, Assassin’s Creed is prime MMO material that wouldn’t be tarnished in translation: it’s already about bunny-hopping through a world filled with visible artifacts, that flicks on and offline without warning.

Vincent Pontbriand made the same point last week without any mean jokes at the MMO genre’s expense. The Assassin’s Creed Unity producer said he’d “love" to build a massively-multiplayer entry in the stealth-parkour series.

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Meet Shangri-La: the mystical and fantastical land of Far Cry 4

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Meet Shangri-La: the mystical and fantastical land of Far Cry 4

If you thought Far Cry 4 was just more men with guns embroiled in a savage civil war, you’d only be half right. Outside of Krayt lies the majestic land of Shangri-La, but it’s a land that’s under captivity by an evil demonic force. 

Here you’ll toss aside your boomsticks, instead opting for a more natural attire of dagger and bow. And with the help of powerful ancient guardians - notably that of an armoured white tiger - you’ll help cleanse Shangri-La one voodoo-like cultist at a time.

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Unity assassinations will be choice-driven: "We give you an objective, and that's it"

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Unity assassinations will be choice-driven: "We give you an objective, and that's it"

Notre Dame turns out to be one of the better Assassin’s Creed missions: one of those that dress you only in the figleaf of an objective, and offer plenty of ways at it. Ubisoft Montreal say all assassinations in Unity will be structured this way - within a mission type the studio have now codified as ‘black boxes’.

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Ubisoft wants to improve its reputation amongst PC gamers

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Ubisoft wants to improve its reputation amongst PC gamers

With its stance on DRM, insistence on cramming Uplay into everything and some problematic ports, Ubisoft isn’t often seen as being PC friendly. But European boss Alain Corre says that the publisher to improve support for PC. 

“We recognise the importance and needs of PC gamers, and want to continue to improve how we create and support games for PC," he told MCV at Gamescom. 

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Assassin's Creed: Rogue footage demos reverse ship-boarding and machine guns

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Assassin's Creed: Rogue footage demos reverse ship-boarding and machine guns

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is this year’s stopgap entry in the swollen series - the Revelations to Unity’s, er, Assassin’s Creed III. On second thoughts, that’s probably not a helpful analogy.

But Rogue makes a good case for its existence. While Paris is conspicuously landlubbery, Ubisoft Sofia have brought out full sails to ensure the North Atlantic is a worthy successor to Black Flag’s Caribbean Sea.

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We can be heroes: Ubisoft announces Might & Magic Heroes VII

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We can be heroes: Ubisoft announces Might & Magic Heroes VII

Seeing as that we recently got a new - rather good, by all accounts, but my copy is sitting unloved on Steam until I have more time - Might & Magic, it only seems fair that it’s strategic sibling, Heroes of Might & Magic, or as it’s now known, Might & Magic Heroes, gets another installment. And that is indeed happening. 

Ubisoft announced the next installment in the venerable franchise at Gamescom today, introducing it with a super serious trailer. 

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This Assassin's Creed Unity GamesCom trailer is bloodless and beautiful

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This Assassin's Creed Unity GamesCom trailer is bloodless and beautiful

Did you know? Assassin’s Creed Unity protagonist Arno is named after the noise you make when you trigger the wrong contextual action and send your robed killer hurtling off a church spire and into a courtyard full of imperialists.

There’s none of that going on in Ubisoft’s GamesCom demo. Instead, a series of vignettes revealing the texture of Parisian life that we’ll be pushing, shoving and shanking our way through.

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Assassin's Creed: Rogue casts players adrift as a Templar on a boat in the North Atlantic

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Assassin's Creed: Rogue casts players adrift as a Templar on a boat in the North Atlantic

Don’t mistake this for Unity, Ubisoft Montreal’s Parisian adventure among the chattering classes - their Assassin’s Creed: Rouge, if you will.

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is an entirely different game: a Templar-told story set half a decade earlier in North America, which picks up threads dropped in Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag. It’s where we’ll get our next ship fix.

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Now you Siege me: here's 36 minutes of Rainbow Six footage

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Now you Siege me: here's 36 minutes of Rainbow Six footage

Rainbow Six Siege was the toast of E3 - and the single family home map on show has become so familiar in subsequent streams that some of us could probably find our way downstairs to the fridge for a snack in the middle of the night.

But that’s okay. Ubisoft Montreal’s maps will have to offer enough variety in approach to withstand not several playthroughs, but several hundred. And this one’s doing just fine so far.

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Ubisoft reveal the "worlds apart" districts of Assassin's Creed Unity's Paris

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Ubisoft reveal the "worlds apart" districts of Assassin's Creed Unity's Paris

Paris! It’s the city of love - so long as you stick to the neat gardens of Le Marais, plant your fingers in your ears and sing Clair de lune at the top of your voice. On the other side of the river, the mob tip carriages back and forth until their passengers spill out onto the cobbles. An assassin, as ever, lives in the space between.

Here’s everything Ubisoft have told us about the diverse districts of Assassin’s Creed Unity’s open world thus far.

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Watch Dogs graphics mod TheWorse hits v1.0

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Watch Dogs graphics mod TheWorse hits v1.0

Watch Dogs’ graphics weren’t quite up to the standard of the original E3 demo, whether this was because they were more than the new generation consoles could handle, or that the visual effects on show were causing problems elsewhere in the game. Whatever the case it’s fallen to modders to bring the game up to scratch.

TheWorse has done just that.

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Be part of The Crew earlier with PC closed beta

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Be part of The Crew earlier with PC closed beta

Ubisoft’s crime-spree open world racer The Crew is skidding into open beta this month, but PC players get to seize pole position by getting into the event a whole two days earlier than console gamers. 

To paint a picture, that means we on the PC are hurtling along in McLaren P1s whilst the Xbox and PlayStation crowds trundle along in their Nissan Micras. 

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Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer footage blows out the walls and floors

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Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer footage blows out the walls and floors

The Rainbow Six Siege E3 unveiling was an astonishingly brutal assault on both an average suburban home and everyone’s expectations. Considered by many as the star of the show, until now we’ve only been witness to a single round of Siege’s signature multiplayer mode. 

Until now, that is. Last night Ubisoft ran a live stream where two teams proceeded to blast each other to smithereens over the course of six matches. Whilst they were all fought on the familiar family home map, the prolonged footage gives us a good insight into the small complexities of the game. 

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Assassin's Creed Unity to be overseen by Ubisoft's new Chief Parkour Officer

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Assassin's Creed Unity to be overseen by Ubisoft's new Chief Parkour Officer

Ubisoft have appointed a new Chief Parkour Officer. Rather than promote a fleet-footed executive from within, they’ve hired on noted freerunner Michael ‘Frosti’ Zernow. He’ll advise on the imminent Assassin’s Creed Unity.

“I’ve been a long-time fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and it’s one of the few highly visible examples of parkour that attracts younger athletes to the sport every year," said Zernow of his role.

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Rainbow Six Siege trailer peppers the walls with praise

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Rainbow Six Siege trailer peppers the walls with praise

As is becoming traditional for Ubisoft, the French developer pulled out another ‘next-gen’ jawdropper at E3 this year in the form of Rainbow Six Siege. Everyone got excited, partially because we’ve been ever so hungry for a new Rainbow Six game for too long, but mostly because it looks exceptional

All that excitement has been machine gunned in the form of accolades over this latest Rainbow Six Siege trailer. You can almost see its smugly satisfied grin beneath the clouds of obliterated plasterboard. 

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Assassin's Creed Unity is a "new narrative start"; "best entry point" since the series began

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Assassin's Creed Unity is a "new narrative start"; "best entry point" since the series began

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag was one of the best games of 2013 - not least because it ditched the contemporary landlord antics of its predecessors completely. In their place were first-person sequences set in offices a lot like those Ubisoft occupy in Montreal. It worked, really well. But it wasn’t a meta-trick the studio could repeat twice, and Assassin’s Creed Unity marks the beginning of a new story cycle.

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