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Pixel Mixers has released their Rayman tribute album “Harmony”

You know, it’s funny how small the world is sometimes. Because not only have I (Robin Ek, TGG) requested an interview with Michel Ancel (the father of Rayman), I also talked to Pixel Mixers about their upcoming Rayman tribute album “Harmony” just recently (the original “Rayman” soundtrack was made by Mr. Rémi Gazel). Well, guess what? Pixel Mixers just informed… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Assassin’s Creed TV Series Is Confirmed to Be in the Works

In a recent Reddit AMA, the head of content for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Aymar Azaizia, responded to a question regarding the rumored Assassin’s Creed TV series by confirming that the company is planning on working on one. In his answer, Azaizia explained that, like the movie, the company will be taking its time in producing the TV series so that they can deliver a product they can be proud of. Although he didn’t reveal any further details, this at least confirms that an Assassin’s Creed TV series is indeed in the works. It’s like the movie guys, we will take our time, to get sure we deliver something we can be proud of, but if you wander if it’s on our plan… YES Last year, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that the studio was in talks with Netflix to bring one of its franchises to the streaming service as a new TV series. And with this latest news, we could be seeing an Assassin’s Creed TV series on Netflix in the future. [Source: Reddit via Game Informer] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Damien Kieken

For Honor Game Director: We Never Intended For You to Unlock Everything in the Game

[embedded content] Addressing a post from Reddit user bystander007, who estimated that it would take $732 or 2.5 years to unlock all of the content in For Honor, Game Director Damien Kieken said that Ubisoft never intended for players to unlock everything. “We never had an intention for you to unlock everything in the game,” he said beginning at 23:30 of the above video. Kieken then continued by bringing up World of Warcraft as an example of a game where you wouldn’t try to unlock everything: For us, that doesn’t really make any sense… We applied RPG mechanics on top of a fighting game, in a PvP environment. But it’s like in an RPG, let’s say in World of Warcraft, you would never try to unlock everything for all the characters of the whole game. Same thing in any MOBAs, you’re not trying to unlock all the content for all the heroes in your game. Kieken added that, before launch, they expected most players would play one to three characters (which has proven to be true), and “all the design is based around that.” As for the cosmetic items, Kieken says they’re “really, for us, our end-game content: it’s the things we want you READ FULL…

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Darksiders, Darksiders II, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations Added to Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility Library

Today, Xbox’s Larry Hryb announced via Twitter that Darksiders, Darksiders II, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations are all now available on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. …Read More The post Darksiders, Darksiders II, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations Added to Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility Library by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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For Honor Update 1.04 Is Live on PS4, Slightly Improves Performance & Stability

Reportedly a 154MB download on PlayStation 4, For Honor update 1.04 is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. As the patch notes show, Ubisoft has fixed some bugs that will slightly improve performance and stability: Various bug fixes to slightly improve performance and match stability. Addressed the Conqueror graphical glitch introduced in the last Live Update as part of our ongoing session stability fixes. The Xbox One version of For Honor will receive an update next week that adds functionality to enable/disable invites, makes it so game invite options will no longer be greyed out if there’s a free slot, and makes it so players will not be able to send invites if they’re in a state that cannot be joined (story mode, practicing, loading screens). Ubisoft’s post-launch plans for For Honor include six maps and six Heroes, which will be released across three upcoming Seasons. You’ll be able to unlock the Heroes in-game for free, while Season Pass owners receive one-week early access (and instant unlocks) to the six Heroes. As of February 25, For Honor is the best-selling game of 2017 in the United States. [Source: Ubisoft, Reddit (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Assassin’s Creed Television Series Revealed to Be in the Works

An Ubisoft executive has stated that an Assassin’s Creed TV series is in the works. Ubisoft has yet to confirm many of the details regarding the topic. …Read More The post Assassin’s Creed Television Series Revealed to Be in the Works by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Update Today on PS4 & Xbox One Is 3GB

Going live this morning, the newest Ghost Recon Wildlands update (aka Title Update 2) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is around 3GB in size and includes game-wide connectivity and stability improvements, as well the option to turn off radios in the game by default and the option to choose the type of vehicle you want to spawn when using the Drop Vehicle rebel skill. Here’s the full list of patch notes for the new Wildlands update: Missions/Narration We received reports of some players having issues with certain missions in the game. After investigating the causes, we have implemented fixes so they can now have a smooth experience. We also fixed an XP farming exploit related to the “Rebellion Rising” mission, which created interference with the co-op experience. Adjusted various missions markers & GPS pathfinding. The following missions are now unlocked correctly for players who reported issues: Gold Rush, Sueño’s proposition, Sandoval Dead body, El Cerebro Adjusted various mission triggers in order to smoothen the player’s progress and game experience. Fixed situations where dialogue and barks would not trigger correctly. The following missions are now replayable: El Cerebro, Boss missions, Sandoval confession, Western cocaine cache Fixed infinite XP farming exploit on “Rebellion Rising” READ FULL…

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Ubisoft seems to be surveying Switch owners

Ubisoft was one of the best third-party supporters of the Wii U, but that didn’t turn out so hot for them. They eventually made all the Wii U exclusives they released available on other platforms and have pretty largely ignored the Nintendo Switch for now.However, that appears to be changing. Someone posted this screenshot of a survey they got from Ubisoft asking Switch owners to take part in an event to discuss the Nintendo Switch.This is likely an effort for the company to gauge how happy consumers are with the Nintendo Switch and whether or not they should focus development on the console at some point in the future. The survey isn’t a free-for-all and you have to be invited, so there’s no way to request to be a part of this, unfortunately.Nintendo eShop Card – $20 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Swiss Retailer Lists Assassin’s Creed Empire for Q4 Release This Year

Rumors of an Assassin’s Creed game with an Egyptian setting, code named Empire, have been floating the web for quite a while now. In January last year, reports surfaced that Ubisoft had pushed the game to 2017 and then we saw some screenshots back in October, which suggested that title was still in development. At least one other screenshot appeared on Reddit as recently as this past February but we didn’t make much of it. However, VG247 has now spotted a new listing for Assassin’s Creed Empire on Swiss retailer WOG’s website, with a release window of fourth quarter, 2017. You can see the listing below in case it disappears. There’s nothing to suggest that this entry is authentic and that’s a stock box image but it’s not unheard of for early retailer listings to leak games prior to their official announcements. At this point, only Ubisoft can put this rumor to rest by either confirming or denying reports that have been making rounds for such a long time. We’ll keep you posted. [Source: WOG via VG247] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Exuberant Backflip Emote In For Honor Can Be Used To Dodge Attacks

For Honor’s emotes give players a chance to be flashy during their duels, even if the new ones are a bit expensive. It turns out that emotes have a bit more use that simply taunting opponents. Advertisement User TheRealCrayfish took to Reddit to show off some sick emote dodging skills. Using the Berserker, they leap right over an allied Conquerer’s mace with expert timing. The emote in question is “Flip Out” and costs 3,000 steel to unlock. It’s a jaw dropping bit of hitbox magic that shows off just how precisely the game judges valid attacks. When the game’s laggy connection is behaving, at least. Intrigued by other players’ stories of dropping to their knees to dodge Shugoki sweeps and Valkyrie stabs, I set off on a quest to become the queen of emote dodging. Here’s how that went: As you might imagine, emote dodging is not an easy task. Between how slow some of the emotes take to animate and the general randomness of human opponents, you have to be extremely lucky for it to happen. Mostly, you’ll just get smacked around or READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Cost of For Honor’s New Emotes Has Upset Some Players

Ubisoft has released new emotes for its hack and slash title, For Honor, the cost of which has made some fans really, really unhappy. As Eurogamer first noted, the emotes cost 7,000 Steel each and those who’ve been playing the game know that earning that amount is one hell of a grind. Unlocking aesthetics for just one hero can easily take over a month but if you simply want the emote, that’ll be around 400-500 matches. So what if people want to pay for them? That’s another story. 5,000 Steel is $4.99. Since the emotes are 7,000 each, you’ll need to buy a pack of 11,000 Steel ( you can’t buy exact 7,000). Kotaku went a step further to compare For Honor‘s emote prices with that of Destiny‘s (which came under fire for the same reason) and has found that Ubisoft has topped Bungie’s prices. You can buy two rare Destiny emotes for $9.99 whereas you can only buy one For Honor emote for the same amount (with some Steel left over). Understandably, players are unhappy. Reddit is inundated with complaints from players who’ve actually worked out how much it ends up costing to unlock heroes and their aesthetics, and let’s just say, READ…

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For Honor's New Emotes Are Way Too Expensive

This emote will cost most of your in-game currency. For Honor’s all about deadly duels and flashy sword fights. Oh, and micro-transactions. With the release of new emotes, some fans are less than pleased with their high price. Advertisement In For Honor, you’re able to acquire an in-game currency called steel to spend on a variety of cosmetics and upgrades. Special character skins and particle effects are just some of the options but there’s also emotes. As first noted by Eurogamer, the latest round of combat emotes are a tad expense. Normally, emotes will cost anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 steels. While you can gain steel by playing matches and completing challenges, players are also able to purchase it. 5,000 costs $4.99. The latest emotes cost 7,000 steel. I mean, I guess it’s kind of elegant? Players eager for the new emotes have two options. The first is to grind matches for steel. Matches will yield a pittance of steel, sometimes as small as 15 units. If you’re not completing challenges, you’d need to complete over 450 matches to unlock an emote. The only other option READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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PS4 and For Honor Win February’s NPD Sales Rankings for the United States