Ubisoft Lies About From Dust DRM, Steam Offers Refund

Update: Ubisoft has been working on an update to eliminate the DRM from the Steam release of From Dust. The patch is expected to be released in about two weeks time. However, for those who are unwilling to wait or have downloaded and have yet to play the game Ubisoft is now offering a full refund on the cost of the game.

Ubisoft is in hotwater and Steam is offering refunds on a game that has been on sale for only one day.

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Wii U’s Assassin’s Creed Will Not Be Revelations

The Assassin’s Creed name showed up in the many clips of industry luminaries testifying for Nintendo Wii U’s controller showed during their E3 press conference, and given how the other big franchise names that showed up during this clip was revealed to have a sku for the Wii U, one could assume that an Assassin’s Creed Revelations WiiU port will also be forthcoming. Yves Guillemot has cleared that up in a recent interview.

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E3: New Brothers in Arms Game Clearly “Basterdized”

Straight out of the history books…right.

I never saw this coming. I thought WWII games were dead for the time being. But it seems that one of my favorite series of all time, Brothers in Arms, is getting a sequel. While the previous three games were clearly based off of the somber, realistic, and historically accurate Band of Brothers miniseries, this new game, dubbed “Furious 4″ is taken right out of Quentin Tarantino’s over the top Inglorious Basterds.

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Ubisoft Movie Studio to Make 3 Films

The last time a video game company branched out into movies we got the Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. The studio, Square Pictures, subsequently closed down shortly afterwards. Ubisoft Motion Pictures is planning 3D movies based on Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon, three franchises that would frankly be naturals for feature films.

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Latest Assassin’s Creed Confirmed

The last chapter in the Ezio Trilogy, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, will be out in November for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Is Far Cry 3 In The Works?

The last time Far Cry 3 was first mentioned was way back in 2009 when a writer for Ubisoft mentioned it was in development. Since then we haven’t heard anything about the game.

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We Dare Canceled

Interesting note to pass along, the game that caused quite the uproar a few weeks ago when it was first revealed by Ubisoft is at it again. This time it was the rating handed to it by the Pan European Gaming Information (PEGI for short) system that caused the uproar that ultimately led to the game, We Dare, being canceled.

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel Draws Criticism

Ciudad Juarez is one of the deadliest, if not THE deadliest city in the world due to prevalence of Mexican drug cartels. It averaged eight murders a day last year, and at least 40 residents from neighboring El Paso, Texas have been murdered while visiting. This begs the question: who would want to visit Ciudad Juarez? Don’t they watch the news?

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Kinect Not Just for Casual Games

Ubisoft intends to be the premier publisher for Kinect. So far it has released Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, Motion Sports, and the god-awful Fighters Uncaged. Ubisoft Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Geoffroy Sardin confirmed in an interview with MCV that it plans to bring its big budget titles to Kinect.

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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review

Not only was Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands my very first time playing a PoP game, but it was the first time in very long time that I  played a platformer  that required so much dexterity. To be honest I was turned off to platformers since reviewing some mediocre Sonic games and I wasn’t particularly excited about delving into this one, even though PoP is worlds apart from Sonic.

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