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Ubisoft’s open world, hacking adventure title, Watch Dogs, has been delayed to spring 2014.
The game was scheduled to launch on November 19 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC and alongside the launches of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
"We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game," The Watch Dogs team wrote in a statement. ”But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.”
You can read the full release here.
Ubisoft also delayed its upcoming open world racing title, The Crew, to its 2014-2015 fiscal year.
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The release plan mirrors that used for Grand Theft Auto 4, which released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 29th April 2008 before launching on PC in December 2008.
The way DrunkDialCongress.org works is, you get drunk, type in your phone number into the call box, hit send, and then wait for a call connecting you to the office of a random congressman or woman.
When it’s hot as heckfire outside, an ice-cold beverage really hits the spot for most people; not so much when there’s a foot of snow on the ground. That’s why Coca-Cola has been testing a vending machine in Spain that charges a different price depending on the weather.
The company is internally developing the technology that would enable tracking across desktop computers, tablets and smartphones running Windows, as well as the company’s Xbox gaming console and services including its Internet Explorer web browser and Bing search engine, according to sources close to the company not authorized to speak publicly about Microsoft’s plans.
GamesIndustry International: Foxconn Using Unpaid Students To Build PS4s
According to the reports, students who refuse to participate in the internship will lose course credits, and those who do comply are made to work the same hours as paid Foxconn staff. On top of that, the tasks can be unrelated to the students’ field of study, such as putting cords and manuals in PS4 boxes for shipping, or applying protective stickers to the system.
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Some of Microsoft’s upcoming marketing for Xbox One addresses its policy reversal, likely in an attempt to take on any confusion about its console head on. A source provided IGN with the new “Get the facts” image below, which explains that you can “Share, trade-in, resell, and gift game discs to your heart’s content.”
Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida discussed the issue in a brief Twitter exchange, revealing the DualShock 4 will have compatibility by default for “basic functions” on Windows PCs. “The analog sticks and buttons will work just fine,” he explained.
Popular Mechanics: Astronaut Tom Jones: Why Gravity is an Irresistible Force
I think the film scores on two major facets of spaceflight: it comes very close to replicating the stark, jaw-dropping beauty of Earth set amid the cosmos, and it illuminates how human existence there must constantly battle an alien, relentlessly hostile physical environment.
According to Locket’s data, on a given day, the average user checks his or her phone 110 times per day, with its highest frequency users unlocking their home screens many times more.
USA Today: Government Shutdown Enters Second Week
Democrats expect Boehner will loosen his position as the nation lurches closer to the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling. “The debt ceiling is such a calamitous possibility that you could go into a recession or even a depression … that he’ll have no choice,” Schumer said about Boehner.
Being in an Ikea for the first time is unsettling. As you walk through the display rooms you can’t help but think that someone could live in the model home.
Gone Home is a masterly example of environment as a storytelling tool.
The game puts players in the shoes of Katie Greenbriar, who arrives home from a trip in Europe to a house her family moved into while she was gone. When she arrives on a stormy evening in 1995, the house is empty. By exploring the home and piecing together the right clues, she’ll find out what happened when she was away.
Since hindsight is 20/20, Commander Shepard should stand before the leaders of the galaxy, point at the approaching Reaper invasion and say “I told you so.”
But Shepard is better than that. It doesn’t matter whether players have shaped their Commanders as avatars of diplomacy or embodiments of rebellion - Mass Effect 3 means it’s time to board the Normandy, pick up the crew and gather their guns one last time.
It’s a wild, heartfelt ride.