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Rainbow Six: Siege – it’s ‘beta’ to pre-order

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If you want a sneak peek at what’s in store for the Rainbow Six series, then you best get your pre-order in.

Currently Ubisoft are trialling a closed Alpha test that was only available to PC owners, the Beta however will roll out across platforms.

The Closed Alpha and the Closed Beta will help us to build a stable experience and to playtest game elements on a very large scale. Whether you’re testing early on PC during the closed alpha, or helping us validate the experience once we open on all platforms, we’re looking forward to interacting with you and working together to make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege the best it can be at launch.

The GAME pre-order page notes that Beta codes are due to be distributed from today and that you will need a Uplay account to sign up. If you don’t fancy pre-ordering the game, but would still like the chance to join the close beta, then you can join the ‘waiting list’ after completing a short survey.

Far Cry 4 – Valley of the Yetis release date announced

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Our friends at Ubisoft have just announced the release date for the next DLC pack in its gripping Far Cry 4 game. The expansion places you on top of a mountain, stranded with no immediate way off. You find a camp but have to battle for it, defending it from waves and waves of a strange mysterious cult. You think your alone but you’re mistaken, something lurks in the dark, you are in the Valley of the Yetis.

The new Far Cry 4 DLC Valley of the Yetis is a pure fight for survival and the choice is yours, do you take on the fight alone or with a friend. Will you survive and make your way off the mountain and will you discover the mystery behind the yetis.

The Valley of the Yetis DLC will be available on March 10th and comes as part of the Season Pass, otherwise you can buy it separately. This looks like another great addition to the already existing DLC’s and if you are itching to find out more check out the trailer below.

AC: Unity patch finally removes Companion App requirements

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Almost three months after its initial launch on the Xbox One, Ubisoft have finally listened to consumers and removed the companion app requirements that were littered throughout Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

The latest patch that has just released on the Xbox One means that all the Initiate chests that were previously locked away behind the ridiculous companion app, can now be accessed whenever you stumble across them, which means I’m going to be booting that game up later today to collect the rest of them.

As well as this fantastic news, the latest update fixes a variety of other bugs such as random crashes, gear unlocks and textures issues. Unity may have had a rough launch but it’s slowly becoming a great game.

The patch should be available to download now and the full details can be found below or on the Ubisoft site. 

Stability & performance

    Fixed numerous random crashes both on Campaign and Coop

Save game & Progression

    Fixed gear and outfit rewards getting relocked Added users profile corrector to resolve companion synchronization issues Made Initiate and companion app exclusive content accessible to all players Fixed the ‘Find Leon’ objective not spawning on Dead Kings Memory 2

Online matchmaking, connectivity & replication

    Fixed various matchmaking and connection issues both in matches and when starting a match. Fixed various replication issues between host and clients Fixed issues with the My Club feature

Gameplay (navigation, fight, stealth)

    Fixed issue with Arno losing control after trying to launch Initiates from the pause menu Fixed minor navigation issues

Menus and HUD

    Fixed issues occurring when hacking gears Fixed additional issues with notifications

World & 3D

    Fixed some minor FX and texture issues

Trivial Pursuit Live! available now

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Ah, what better way to spend a wet half-term day in with the kids, than arguing over the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question? As of today, you can do just that without having to worry about whether you’ve got all of the little wedges in the box.

Ubisoft and Hasbro Gaming have released the launch trailer for Trivial Pursuit Live! Coming out on Xbox One and 360, this takes the game to a new level with a fresh, new, TV show style and all-new question types to puzzle over.

Developed by Longtail Studios, this modern twist will feature adaptive difficulty levels and unique catch-up rounds that will offer players an original experience.

A bit of trivia before the trailer, Trivial Pursuit was first conceived by Canadian Chris Haney, in 1979. Here’s that trailer.

Far Cry 4 Overrun DLC Released

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Our friends at Ubisoft have just announced the release of its 3rd DLC pack for its gripping Far Cry 4 game. The expansion named Overrun brings 4 new maps, Waterfront, Steelhead, Training and Reeducation and one new PVP mode. The maps have been especially crafted for the expansion and the PVP mode, so-called Overrun, will have you defending certain areas of the map while your opponents attack before having to quickly switch to a new area. This means that not only are you battling for control but also who gets there first.

Not only do you get the 4 new maps and a new multiplayer mode but they have also thrown in access to the dune buggy, something we think you might need as you dash from one area to another on the maps and also the Map Editor maps. This means you and a friend can now play all the maps created by other players within the game.

Available now to download for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360, Overrun looks like another good addition to the already existing DLC’s and the good news to all season pass holders, it’s free.

The Crew has another patch on the way, online fixes and PvP inbound

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After it’s extremely rough launch late last year, Ubisoft are in the process of releasing yet another patch for The Crew which will hopefully fix a lot of the remaining issues that players are still facing.

As well as fixing a lot of problems, a brand new PvP mode is being introduced. The main goal? Eliminate everyone in the race on one of ten new tracks. Sounds interesting, at least.

You can find the full patch notes below.

New Content

    New PvP mode The new PvP mode is an elimination race with 10 new tracks available. New faction missions Four new faction missions will be released with the patch on Thursday, February 12.

Fixes and Updates Online

    The quick co-op feature has been improved, and several bugs related to joining sessions have been fixed. PvP lobby improvements
      Enabled browsing of players after selecting cars.

    PvP session improvements

      Matchmaking should now allow players to find more players quicker.

Statistics

    Fixed the issue that was causing statistics to display incorrect data and/or simply reset the data. Previous data will not be restored, but new statistics should not be lost anymore.

Awards

    Fixed an issue related to unlocking and tracking the progress of certain awards.

Challenges

    Fixed an issue related to progression on challenges.

Frame rate

    Improved frame rate in cockpit view.

UI

    Fixed an issue when applying certain parts.

Friends

    Fixed an issue related to a friend’s presence in game – their status will be set to offline when they quit the game.

Cars

    Improvements and tweaking of several cars’ handling and speed.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Dead Kings DLC now available

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Last week we told you that there would be DLC available for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Well, rejoice! It’s available to download now for the grand price of nothing! Huzzah!

The DLC, titled ‘Dead Kings’, continues Arno’s story – set after the main game – where Arno is sent on a mission that takes him to the depths of the city and into the network of catacombs where he is searching for the secrets of the French kings. Players will come across familiar historical faces such as Napoleon, Marquis de Sade, as well as a new enemy faction called The Raiders. Ubisoft say these guys are “merciless foes desecrating the catacombs”.

There is also to be new weapons, gear, and outfits available for unlocking in single player and co-operative play.

So there you have it. Go get yourself some free AC:Unity DLC!

If you’re still not convinced by the FREE! Price tag? Well, here’s a little trailer that should sway you to use up some more of that 500GB hard drive space that you have.

Escape from Durgesh Prison in new Far Cry 4 DLC

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Those wonderful people at Ubisoft. They know how to push the DLC buttons don’t they? Far Cry 4 is the latest title to get brand new DLC.

Called Escapse From Durgesh Prison, this is now available as either a standalone purchase, or as part of the Season Pass, if you’re lucky enough to have this.

In this new content, Ajay and Hurk find themselves prisoners of Yuma on the dangerous island of Kyrat. Stripped of their weapons and defenceless, they are set challenges by Pagan Min, to recover their weapons, upgrade their gear and reach the extraction point, holding off Yuma’s forces in a final showdown before they can escape.

Including C4, machine guns, grenade launchers and all of your skills, you get to play this, not only on your lonesome, but also in glorious co-op. Ubisoft say this is a true test of your survival skills, arm yourself as quickly as possible, complete a number of side-quests to reach your goal and be quick about it as this is a timed mission. That’s right, you have just 30 minutes to complete this, with a nice, long stand-off at the end to round it off nicely.

Think this isn’t possible, knowing the world of Far Cry? Well, Ubisoft have released a nice walkthrough to give you a few pointers. Have a look below.

Escape From Durgesh Prison is available now from the Xbox Store, check your console for regional pricing.

Assassin’s Creed gets the MEGA Bloks treatment

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Ubisoft have teamed up with MEGA Bloks to create six collectible construction kits featuring Ezio, Arno and Kenway. Now I can’t say I was a huge fan of Connor but it’s a shame Altair hasn’t received his own set!

    Da Vinci’s Flying Machine $9.99 Cannon Strike $9.99 Borgia Guard Pack $14.99 Pirate Crew Pack $14.99 Fortress Attack $24.99 Gunboat Takeover $49.99

Shape Up review

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New Year Resolutions, did you set any this year? Lose Weight? Get Fit? Play more games? If that’s the case I may have the perfect game for you and it actually will help with all three. All you need is a Kinect Sensor, a well lit room and a copy of Ubisoft’s get fit title Shape up.

Exclusive to Xbox One, Shape Up combines a foundation of proven fitness methods with fun mini games to make it feel like you are not really exercising. The first thing you’ll notice is that game looks like it’s been taken over by a 5-year old overdosing on Haribo but it suit the game perfectly, there is plenty of energy buzzing around and it’s exactly what you are going to need.

There are a couple of ways to play the game, you can jump in and take on specific mini games, but to get the most benefits you are better off taking on a four week challenge. The challenges give you a boss to take on at the end of the program while spending the weeks leading up to the finale by working out through the different games. Every time you complete an exercise you earn bolts, and once you reach a quote for a week you can then start to build up a streak, it’s a good way to encourage players to keep coming back, there is also an achievement for getting a streak of 24.

For the most part these are quite fun, one game Piano Step involves the player stepping on piano keys as they light up to music, it certainly gets your blood pumping and proves a test for your co-ordination skills. Other games involve Squatting to the Moon, Arctic Punch and Stunt Run. The different games are designed » Continue Reading.