Watch_Dogs is the Latest Fall Game to be Delayed to 2014

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It was just one week ago that we learned Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze’s launch day was being pushed back from November to February, and now there are more delays. Unfortunate news for most, as the highly anticipated “Watch_Dogs” has been delayed to Spring of 2014. Ubisoft recently stated they are delaying all versions of its innovative adventure into next year. The game was first unveiled at E3 of 2012, and since then, it has stormed electronic shows with its impressive tech and ambitious Hollywood storyline. A representative for the development team at Ubisoft gave the following statement:

“Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Spring 2014.

We know a lot of you are probably wondering ‘why now?’ We struggled with whether we would delay the game. 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 every detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and during other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion is what drives us. We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next Spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it. Our long term goal is to win the next generation. These are tough decisions we are making today.”

[Source – Eurogamer]

 

A Variety of “Watch Dogs” Coming this November

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Ubisoft’s highly anticipated open-world thriller, Watch Dogs, will hit shelves on November 19th. The game is confirmed for the PC ,PS4, PS3, Xbox 720, Xbox 360, and Wii U. It has been confirmed as a launch title for PlayStation 4, however, no news on whether it will be a Xbox 720 launch title as well. In addition to the standard retail game, there will be four special editions that come bundled with a variety of physical and digital goodies.

The “Dedsec Edition” comes with a figurine of hacker/main character Aiden Pearce, an artbook, soundtrack, map of Chicago, collectible Augmented Reality cards, badges and a collector’s box. Bundled DLC includes three single-player missions: Palace, Signature and Breakthrough.

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The “Vigilante Edition” will include the game’s soundtrack, the downloadable Palace mission and Aiden Pearce’s cap and mask for players to wear.

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Then you have the “Uplay Exclusive” edition, which will be exclusively purchased via Ubisoft’s online store, uPlay. It will come in a Steelbook case and include codes for all three downloadable bonus missions.

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Lastly, you will have most likely the most afforable of the special editions aptly titled “Special Edition’. This mode will just include the breakthrough pack. For more news on Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, stay tuned!

Radio Xtreme – Episode 29: “PlayStation 4 Recap and Thoughts”

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In this special episode of Radio Xtreme, Glacier928 and special guest, K20NY, recap the Sony event and discuss all the latest info for the PlayStation 4. Sit back and enjoy as we condense the 2 hour conference into 20+ minutes!

Rumor That’s Making My Wii U Look Even Greater…Hopefully

Well, the WiiU has had quite a silent start in 2013 to say the least, and Nintendo fans are craving core games…immensely. However, a supreme piece of juicy gossip hit the internet today regarding two AAA titles. A document released today supposedly revealing the release dates for “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots” and “Watch Dogs”. More interestingly, from a Nintendo fan perspective, is that the article states that both games will be available on the Wii U. If confirmed, this will be groundbreaking news and a major victory for Wii U owners.

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One has to wonder if this is one of the reasons Rainbow 6: Patriots has been delayed multiple times in the past year. Developers might be trying to develop for all three consoles at once for a possible simultaneous release of all three on day one. Both titles are listed as releasing in December of this year.

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Look carefully and you’ll see “Watch Dogs” and “Rainbow 6: Patriots” listed for Wii U

Ubisoft hasn’t been too popular this past week with their Rayman Legends delay for Wii U owners. This could definitely make an amends and peace offering to gamers who were burnt by the Rayman fiasco. Lets hope that this rumor becomes a reality very soon. Again though, take this with a grain of salt as nothing has been confirmed yet. For more news on this or any other topic make sure to keep it locked onto Gamers Xtreme, and as always, “Game On!”

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[Source – GoNintendo]

“Watch Dogs” Unveiled at Ubisoft’s E3 2012; One of the Best Games Displayed

Ubisoft just showcased their new IP that blew everyone’s mind at their conference, Watch Dogs. Essentially, think Assassin’s Creed in present time and has you playing as a hacker. More impressively, the visuals and engine in place here literally scream next-gen, providing reactions amongst NPCs that has never been seen before. Check out the gameplay footage below to see what all the buzz is about!