Archive for July 2012
The browser plugin that we used to launch the application through Uplay was able to take command line arguments that developers used to launch their games while they’re being made. This weakness could allow the application to specify any executable to run, rather than just a game. This means it was possible to launch another program on the machine.
The issue was brought to our attention early Monday morning and we had a fix into our QC department an hour and a half later. An automatic patch was launched that fixes the browser plugin so that it will only open the Uplay application. Ubisoft takes security issues very seriously, and we will continue to monitor all reports of vulnerabilities within our software and take swift action to resolve such issues.
To update your Uplay client and apply the patch:
Close any open web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.) If the web browser is open during the patch it will require restarting the browser.
Launch the Uplay PC client. The Uplay PC client update will start automatically.
An updated version of the Uplay PC installer is also available to download from Uplay.com.
The Electronic Sports League will host the first European tournament of ShootMania at Gamescom 2012 which will occur from August 16 to 19 2012 at Cologne with 8 000€ of prize money.
Copenhagen, Denmark – July 27 2012 – The Electronic Sports League, the first worldwide league for eSports players is proud to announce the first European tournament of ShootMania Storm in partnership with UBISOFT and NADEO, designer of ShootMania and Trackmania succesful series, gathering more than 11 millions of players all over the world.
From today and until July 31 2012, ESL opens the registrations to the European Op3n ShootMania Gamescom, for the first four (4) qualifiers that will last during 4 days until August 3rd 2012. The winning team of each qualifier will be qualified for the finals hosted at Cologne, during the Gamescom, one of the biggest international fair dedicated to videogames, August 17 2012.
To spice up this competition, there will be a last qualifier offline, that will able four additionnal (4) teams to qualify and defend their team’s colors during the final stage of the competition. The whole tournament will be played on Elite team mode (3vs3).
To ensure the quality of the show, every qualifiers will be broadcasted on Internet and casted in English by Joe Miller, and in French by Adrien ‘Zerator’ Nougaret, both eSports specialists. Similarly, finals will benefit from a broadcast that will allow spectators from all over the world to follow in live, the intensity of the event.
Finally, Gamescom’s visitors will have the opportunity, on Ubisoft and ESL booths, to discover the different game mods of Shootmania Storm, and to face professionnal players during the whole time of the fair.
You will find all the informations regarding the Op3n ShootmMania Gamescom at the following adress : www.shootmania.com/esl
The 25th Anniversary celebration of Street Fighter continues, as Capcom recently shared new information surrounding the activities that will support this hyper-combo milestone. In addition to the limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set that will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 18th, Capcom is ready to kick off its high stakes global tournament series in Austin, TX this weekend on July 28-29.
Registration for the Austin, TX qualifying round is now open and is free to enter, but a refundable $20 registration fee is required in order to save a spot. This intense tournament series will culminate in a grand finals event held in San Francisco, CA on December 8th and will include players who qualify in the preliminary tournaments throughout the year. The tournament series will feature the following monumental titles from the past and present: Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. For everything related to the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary, including how to register for each tournament, go to: http://www.streetfighter25.com/
As a way of continually honoring and promoting the many different aspects of Street Fighter culture, Capcom has partnered with creative collective, iam8bit, to produce a special Street Fighter 25th Anniversary group art exhibition. The gallery features artwork from over 50 renowned artists from around the world, and the grand opening will be held in Los Angeles, CA on August 3rd from 7 to 11pm. Admission into the exhibit is free and all ages are welcome, and will be on display until August 19th. The opening extravaganza will also feature several one-night only installations, including a real-life “Bonus Round” that will literally transport attendees into the game. For more information about iam8bit and the Street Fighter art exhibition, check out: http://iam8bit.com/the-gallery/combo-attack/
Also recently announced, the Capcom Store is now offering an exclusive, high-quality Street Fighter 25th Anniversary chess set that takes the iconic characters from the Street Fighter franchise and places them into an all-new type of battle. The individually-numbered chess sets are limited to 5000, and contain highly-detailed silver and pewter resin pieces that are stored in protective custom slots inside the wood case. A certificate of authenticity is included, and the entire set retails for $299.95 and will be available in August 2012.
The limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Setcarries an MSRP of $149.99 and is available now for pre-order. For more information and for details on how to purchase the collector’s set and the chess set, head to: http://shop.capcom.com/store/capcomus/home/themeID.1944700
Assassin’s Creed is the global phenomenon that has taken the gaming world by storm.
A new novelisation based on the latest installment of Ubisoft blockbuster Assassin’s Creed – one of the biggest video game franchises in the world– will be published on 8th November 2012.
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, novels, short films and more. Sales of the Assassin’s Creed novelizations have now reached more than 380,000 copies!
Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken is the latest thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the phenomenally successful game series. The new game, Assassin’s Creed III, takes one of gaming’s most popular franchises to new heights in its most realistic world yet and introduces a brand new Assassin, Connor.
Set during the American Revolution, Connor has sworn to secure liberty for his people and his nation and unleashes his powerful skills on the chaotic, blood-soaked battlefields of the hostile American wilderness. Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken is the story behind who Connor really is and how he has become a deadly killer.
The world of the Assassins has become far more lethal than ever before.
For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit the Assassin’s Creed Official Website: www.assassinscreed.com and facebook.com/assassinscreed.
Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist and historian who currently lives in Paris.
Evidence is lying all around the crime scenes, and the new trails open to Sherlock! Today, 4 new screenshots of the investigation game for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have been released, showing the famous detective and Doctor Watson in the middle of their latest investigation. Which trails should they follow? You will have to decide, because in September 2012, you will be Sherlock Holmes, and this will be your investigation!
These 4 new screenshots are a beautiful way to give you a larger preview of this incredible investigation game. With its dark ambiance and its strong story centered around a controversial hero with obscure motives, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes will make you lead a thrilling investigation through the eyes of Sherlock and Watson. The famous detective will live a real descent into hell, in what is doubtlessly the darkest case of his career. Examine crime scenes, find the clues, follow the trails, interrogate suspects and solve an incredible case full of twists!
Sherlock Holmes: New Trails
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is giving JRPG fans the opportunity to add additional bonus items to the recently announced Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ – Wizard’s Edition through a program called Ninostarter!
Ninostarter is an exclusive North American crowd sourcing initiative where NAMCO BANDAI Games America will harness the enthusiasm of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch fans to unlock additional items that will be included in the North American Wizard’s Edition when the game ships on January 22, 2013.
Ninostarter works by tracking the number of Wizard’s Edition preorders being placed exclusively on www.clubNamco.com; as the Wizard’s Edition pre-order numbers rise, additional Wizard’s Edition items will be unlocked when pre-established levels of preorders are reached. Fans will have to act fast to unlock additional items in the Wizard’s Edition as clubNamco.com will stop taking pre-orders for the Wizard’s Edition on August 31, 2012 in North America.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an epic tale of a boy name Oliver travelling between two worlds on a noble quest to save his mother. The game is developed by the critically acclaimed Japanese development studio, LEVEL-5 (Professor Layton video game series). Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch features animations and cut-scenes produced and supervised by the legendary Japanese animation company, Studio Ghibli, (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away) and features music scored by the world-renowned composer Joe Hisaishi.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on January 22, 2013 in North America. For more information about Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com. To track the progress of Ninostarter, please visit: www.ninostarter.com. To pre-order your copy of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition, please visit; http://www.clubNAMCO.com.
SAN JOSE, Calif., (July 18, 2012)Today NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. officially announces the North American ship dates for One Piece: Pirate Warriors on the PlayStation Network and Thundercats for the Nintendo DS.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors puts players in the role of Luffy and other pirates from the popular anime series. Players team up with other members from the Straw Hat crew to defeat the unrelenting onslaught of pirates. In One Piece: Pirate Warriors, players will be able to fight waves upon waves of enemies in both online and offline co-op modes with their friends. One Piece: Pirate Warriors will be available for purchase exclusively on the PlayStation Network on September 25.
Thunder Thunder THUNDERCATS! Fans of this classic animated series should mark their calendars as Lion-O makes his debut on the Nintendo DS system on September 25. Play as Lion-O and take on Mumm-Ra and his forces of evil in this side-scrolling adventure that follows the storyline of the new animated series!
Enhanced Visuals and Unforgettable Gameplay Reignite Popular Dragon Ball Z Games for a New Generation of Players on PlayStation 3 System and Xbox 360 this winter.
SAN JOSE, Calif., (July 18, 2012) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced the return of two of the finest Dragon Ball Z® games in franchise history. PlayStation®2 titles Dragon Ball Z® Budokai and Dragon Ball Z® Budokai 3 are being enhanced and re-mastered in High Definition and will be released together as Dragon Ball Z® Budokai HD Collection for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft in North America this winter.
Originally released in 2002 and 2004 respectively, both games delivered highly charged, unforgettable gameplay experiences, making Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection an essential purchase for new Dragon Ball Z fans as well as those who want to relive the epic battles of the original games. With its intense gameplay and bone cracking martial arts action, Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 went on to become the highest rated Dragon Ball Z title on Metacritic, a position it retains to this day.
In addition to enhanced and re-mastered HD visuals, the game features support for Trophies and Achievements. Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection combines two legendary anime fighting titles for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 in one package that fans of the Dragon Ball Z series can’t afford to miss.
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collectionwill be available for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 in North America this winter.
For more information on Dragon Ball Z video games from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. please visit www.namcobandaigames.com
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today released new screens and trailers for TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.The new assets focus on the recently announced Big Bikini Bundle pre-order DLC available throughout North America and the “Girl Power” trailer which showcases the fierce and gorgeous girls of the TEKKEN® series doing what they do best.
The Big Bikini Bundle gives the characters of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 time to don their best summer styles as they compete to be the champion in the latest King of Iron Fist Tournament.The Big Bikini Bundle includes over 100 swimsuits specially designed for all the characters within the game.Fans can get the Big Bikini Bundle free-of-charge by pre-ordering TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 at GameStop®, Amazon®.com and Best Buy®.
TEKKEN shattered fighting game barriers when it unveiled tag based combat with the release of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ in 1999.TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 continues to break boundaries with the introduction of one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. a tag-team battle.These new modes provide additional gameplay options for seasoned TEKKEN fans while providing an easier point of access to new players.With a roster of over 50 characters, a robust variety of modes including Arcade, Versus, Online, Pair Play and Fight Lab, TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 provides an endless amount of bone crunching hits for fans and newcomers alike.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will be available worldwide the week of September 10, 2012.
Arcade with HD Graphics and All New Online Features
SAN MATEO, Calif. — July 16, 2012 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will be available to purchase from PlayStation®Network on August 21st for $19.99 and Xbox LIVE® Arcade on August 22nd for 1600 Microsoft Points.
A fighting game based on the popular Japanese manga series and previously released arcade games, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. features stunning HD visuals and unique, original gameplay mechanics that can be seen today in other Capcom fighting titles. Fans of the series will still be able to enjoy the classic arcade style appearance with an option to play in Arcade SD Mode, preserving the high-quality pixel art seen in the original releases.
In JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. the story centers around the powerful Joestar family, including well known hero Jotaro Kujo. Players will be able to unleash powerful super combos and perform special attacks with their characters by executing their supernatural powers, known as Stands. Each character’s Stand appears in-game just as they did in the manga, offering another strategic layer of fighting and unique gameplay. For example, players can use Jotaro’s Stand, ‘Star Platinum’ to perform ‘Blazing Fist’ and attack enemies together with Jotaro, causing massive damage to the opponent.
For the first time since the original Dreamcast™ version launched over eight years ago, the ability to play against competitors online will be revived in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. In an online matching system fans will recognise from Super Street Fighter® IV and Marvel® vs. Capcom® 3, gamers will be able to choose their opponents based on various factors including location, skill and connection speed. Battle points can be earned for characters and player points for individual player strengths, both of which will increase your skill and push you further up the global leaderboards.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. introduces an all new multiplayer lobby system where fighters will be able to compete with up to eight players. It’s a battle of winner stays on as players fight to keep their place in the game or be forced to become a viewer as another replaces them in the clash to be champion. Gamers will also be able to share those victorious moments from their fights and learn moves from the best via the new video function that allows them to save the replay of their fight and share it with others online.
COPENHAGEN– July 13, 2012 – Ubisoft announced two new tracks for Just Dance 4, the latest installment in the world’s No. 1* dance game franchise. The new tracks are “Love You Like A Love Song” by Selena Gomez and The Scene and “The Final Countdown” by Europe.
Just Dance 4 will be released in Europe on October 2, 2012 on the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Microsoft Kinect™ for Xbox 360® and Sony PlayStation® Move for PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system. The game also will be released on the Wii U™ system from Nintendo during launch window.
The latest tracklist now includes:
• Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
• Disturbia – Rihanna
• Good Feeling – Flo Rida
• Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez and The Scene
• Maneater – Nelly Furtado
• Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
• Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
• Rock Lobster– The B-52’s
• So What – P!nk
• Super Bass – Nicki Minaj
• The Final Countdown – Europe
• You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
• What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
• Wild Wild West – Will Smith
Turtle Beach Ear Force XL1 is one of the cheapest gaming headsets you can get a hold of, but don’t be fooled by the price. The quality you get for the price of only $40 bucks is amazing. Of course there’s no pitch/bass regulator, but the in-game sound and chat sound control are separate so you can easily adjust either one.
The sound regulators are very sensitive and you don’t have to regulate it much to get the sound high. What’s even more amazing is the fact that the speakers have built-in bass boost and that helps a lot to give you the deep in-game sound. It’s not 5.2 Dolby Digital Surround speakers, but it sure feels like it when you use them. If you want to add surround to the headset can you always get the DSS, which will give you exactly that.
It’s actually a great gaming headset for those who play online war games like CoD or Battlefield. The reason is that you can hear footsteps and those “important” sounds that can give you an edge in the middle of the war. It’s great for other games as well but in general, these kinds of games are those where you need the extra edge.
The design is made for long hours of gaming, with its 50mm diameter speaker cups and its light weight of only 181g. It’s almost like you don’t feel them on at all. The connection to the Xbox and tv is very easy, you only have to connect with an USB-cable the Xbox and the audio output jack in the tv. Just like that and you’re good to go and have a great time.
I’ve tried this headset for about 1-2 weeks now and I can’t seem to find anything wrong about it, it’s easy to use and have an unbelievable sound when you think of how little the price is for this headset.
Conclusion: It’s a great headset, for a rather small price and it’s worth every penny.
Expand the MMH VI world with pirates and play as Crag Hack, your Hero. Out now…
Key information on Pre-Orders:
- Pre-Orders are now open for ShootMania Storm on http://www.shootmania.com
- Pre-Ordering the game gives you instant and permanent access to the beta, you will —— receive all upcoming updates to the game leading up to release this Fall
- The game is sold at 20% discount for all pre-orders
- Bundles of 3 and 5 game keys are available for teams and friends looking to jump into the
game altogether (and cheaper)
COPENHAGEN – July 12, 2012 – Today Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed The Fall is now available for download exclusively on the iPad.
Developed by Ubisoft Pune, Assassin’s Creed The Fall follows the story of master assassin Nikolai Orelov, and his adventurous journey that will give readers a whole new look into the Assassin’s Creed universe. A universe that fans of the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed franchise have loved since the beginning of the war between Templars and Assassins. A universe for comic book aficionados old and new, who will get a taste of the expansive universe of one of the most highly anticipated games of 2012.
In Assassin’s Creed The Fall, comic book fans will seamlessly slide from one page to the next as they learn about new characters and a new storyline. With features exclusive to the iPad, fans will also have a choice of navigation, view, and whether or not they want to read it in color or black and white.