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Ubisoft E3 Press Conference Live Blog

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Ubisoft takes the stage in one of the largest third party press conferences at E3. With a few major titles announced earlier in the day, it will be interesting to see what Ubisoft breaks down with their personal time. The new Splinter Cell, Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed III, numerous motion capture games and hopefully some brand new properties will be on showcase.

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A live blog of the Sony press conference will also take place tonight at 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern time.

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Be sure to check in with Default Prime all week for news and updates.

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Lot of great trailers for already announced games, and some brand new projects… thanks for joining!

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That wraps up Ubisoft’s press conference.

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Watch Dogs – connection is power.

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Zooms out on the map to reveal numerous player characters overlooking the action. The game is called Watchdogs.

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Now it shifts to another user player overwatching the action on the roof and he is ordered to protect Pierce (past hero) at all costs.

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Kills Demarco in kind of execution style.

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With everyone dead, he moves in on main target.

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All about staying in cover – pop up shooting and swift movements from cover to cover.

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The player can use a super slow mo mode to shoot at other people. Almost like bullet time.

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Your hit target is in a car… triggers the lights to all be green and car crashes. Appoaches car and gets into gun battle.

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Security is targeting the main guy… he takes down a guard with some swift moves. Walks outside to the rain… the graphics look great.

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Every person in the room can be analyzed and key facts about them are brought up. Phones can be overheard.

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The main character is set to kill Demarco, the main guy of the exhibit. The main character has a reputation already… something we don’t know about. He’s using himself as bait.

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The player meets with another. Lots of cursing in the dialogue.

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The building is a digital art exhibit. Dark and “punky” feel to it.

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He activates some kind of disrupter that fries cell phone signals and draws the guard away from the door so the player can sneak in.

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The city looks detailed and impressive.

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Now in real gameplay, it’s man walking down sidewalk.

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No one can hide… this player knows all. He will find you and “expose you to the world.”

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Some gameplay now of ctOS.

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ctOS is played within a real city. The city is your weapon. Everyone’s info is at your fingertips. Fists and wits are your weapons.

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Still unclear what that ad was for. A scan of the audience is taken now.

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Data is interconnected.

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People are a data cluster, not a person. Everyone leaves a trail that could be turned against you.

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An interesting video of a virus leading to a massive blackout in New York. New technology in place now… what’s this getting at?

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Some words on the future of Ubisoft, co-founder and CEO, Yves Guillemot. Showing a new project that will revolutionize the way players interact with each other.

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The Settlers online accolades shown next. Followed by Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online.

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A lookg at Ubisoft’s presence for online community building. Trials Evolution facts are shown.

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Shootmania is free to play.

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Guys “Railgun All Stars” take the game down. ShootMania.com has sign ups for the beta now.

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2-1 guys team.

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Wrong twice… that third player was Stermy… apologies for the mistake.

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The game looks really fast, similar to counter strike. More futuristic weapons though. They look like plasma guns.

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And that third male is Stormy.

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It’s a 3 on 3 game, but one team only has one player. His gun is a one shot kill, however. The others take 2 shots to kill.

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Swifty, Spawn, and Skirmy (?) are playing for Tobuscus.

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Venoma, Ally, Marla (all counterstrike champions) are on Aisha’s Team.

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Instead they have 2 pro gamers there to play… Joe Miller and Ms. Harvey are out to commentate.

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The hosts have some banter and are going to play Shoot Mania against each other.

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Trackmania developer has a new game – Shoot Mania

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Twitch TV is involved somehow.

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That’s it for Assassin’s Creed III… something for eSports coming out now…

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Wide range of environments. Cities, jungles, snowy fields, wide open battle fields, and more.

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The enemy is the Templars… the game covers before, during, and after the war. Enemies of all kinds. Sneak peak trailer now.

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Assassinations on the run go faster now… just a quick take down and keep moving. You finally catch your target with a huge leaping bayonet kill.

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The rock wall and tree scaling looks pretty smooth.

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Scaling a cliff wall to sneak up on the next location.

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Swift moves take down the enemies and now chasing down the last person in a foot race… cool aerial kill from a tree branch.

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An assault on a fort in underway – secrecy is the key. A rope kill from a tree turns into a pulley system to drop… and the fight is on.

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Moving into a small village of people. Gives meat to a villager in exchange for money – reminiscent of more in depth RPG mission.

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Now surrounded by wolves, have to fight them off one by one.

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Doing some parkour through the trees, drops to the brush and stays hidden, drops an elk with a bow.

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Some game footage now of a snowy New England. Connor, the new assassin, is running through trees and jumping from cliff to cliff… onto some real gameplay now.

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Producer, Francois Pelland, comes on to talk about the game.

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George Washington (presumably) looks on with admiration.

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The hatchet kills look insanely cool. A flying bow and arrow shot drops the leader.

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Assassin taking on entire military force… moving between hiding places while muskets are reloaded.

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Eagle flying through the fields and trees… turns into assassin rushing onto the battlefield.

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Trailer starts with military troops shooting at each other on the battle field.

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Now onto one of the big boys… Assassin’s Creed III.

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A new Rabbids game, Your Fit Evolved, Sports Connection, Just Dance 4, Assassin’s Creed III, Avengers: Battle for Earth, and more.

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Really pushing a broad game line up for the WiiU… something for everyone.

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ZombiU  - how long will you survive? No release date shown.

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Pictures of suicides and zombies… definitely grittier than almost anything else on the Wii.

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Lot of blood close ups, with some black material taking over.

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A continual zoom out reveals a worn down bus and a crash in progress… “God Save the Queen” playing in the background.

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WiiU title that’s rated M, survival horror game up next… what could that be?

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And that’s it for Rayman: Legends. Some cool new co-op ideas for 2D platformers.

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The music is fantastic… matches perfectly with the player’s actions.

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A race event on a new map where the person controlling the touchpad sees something different than the players running. It’s almost a rhythm based scheme.

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The person controlling the flying character hits Lumes to allow other players to collect different kinds… interesting.

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Can play with up to 5 players at a time.

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A new playable character is used to fly around in ways that Rayman can not. Each person has their abilities and roles.

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Using the touch screen to move around the player on screen.

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Some gampleay for the WiiU starting now… looking at ways to use the WiiU.

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Rayman! Rayman: Legends for the WiiU.

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Moving on to the WiiU now… Ubisoft as a pioneer on new platforms.

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Avengers: Battle for Earth coming in fall 2012.

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Storm, Hawkeye, Captain America, and all the Avengers join in.

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Wolverine and Venom shown attacking each other. Spiderman, Magneto come into it.

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Avengers Battle for Earth is next… something new?

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Sam now identifies himself as “Fourth Echelon.”

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Big shootout in the small hallways of a building now.

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Sam Fisher has some sweet new gadgets… robot grenades?

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Seems like Third Echelon is being targeted as being shut down.

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Brand new release trailer for Blacklist showing now.

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Max Beland, one of the main people behind Blacklist confirms that the co-op from Conviction is back and bigger than ever.

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That’s it for Far Cry 3 for now… on to the newest announcement… Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

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Huge exploration options available within Far Cry 3.

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Ends with quote “You are me and I am you”

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Vaas yelling at you to shoot him, but when you pull the trigger it could be someone else.

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Into a weird hallucinagenic reality…

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Vaas surprises player and stabs him…

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Molatof cocktails, shooting tigers, and ziplines all in the gameplay.

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Huge gun fight from the roofs.

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Vaas (bad guy) has trapped the player in a burning building.

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A long melee takedown and some scrambling gun play… the combat looks super fast.

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Very fast melee attacks and now some bow and arrow shooting to stay hidden.

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Silent water takedowns before venturing deeper into the jungle.

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Vast views of the island look great… very colorful. Into some live gameplay now.

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The main character is part of a tribe now… he’s leading a rebellion.

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Naked woman is with the player now…

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Dan Hay, producer, takes the stage. Now it’s you hunting the bad guys on the island. Trailer starts…

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Far Cry 3 is up next!

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Life powered play.

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“Life is the fuel that powers the game.”

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Tobuscus shown as co-host of the conference backstage.

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Aisha Tyler takes the stage as the host to talk Just Dance with Flo Rida.

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Just Dance 4 shown on the screen.

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Flo Rida takes the stage singing.

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A couple of different songs played with real people dancing on stage… not much from the actual game yet.

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Starts with Avicci’s “Levels” and dancing people… Just Dance for sure.

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Officially underway!

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A little behind already… nothing started yet.

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The conference is about to begin now.

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5 minutes…

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The Ubisoft press conference is set to get underway in about ten minutes!

Lucas has evolved in his video game preferences. With a foundation in predominantly sports game, action adventure games are now his favorite to play. He is a competitive swimmer and likes to play volleyball, basketball, and golf.