Via: Kotaku
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At surface level the widespread problem with The Division seems simple enough: players deck their backpacks out to kingdom come, only to log on later to find their uber-customized backpacks empty, and then shortly after their characters locked out from logging back in altogether.

Controllers must be flying across rooms like uncontrolled helicopters, shattering TV screens right and left right now. The amount of frustration endured by any gamer out there that has to deal with an accidental restart, an unsaved 'boss kill' before dying, is enough to crush the most reasonable temperaments. Plain and simple, it just sucks to devote time and energy towards something that up 'n vanishes out of nowhere. 

Mauricio Plaza put up a video that depicts the 'bug' in all of its evil glory, firsthand:

Let's just hope Ubisoft Massive patches up this madness soon.

Via: Ubisoft
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Remember yesterday, when Ubisoft set up that weird live stream of a cave painting slowly panning back?

Well, following that, they announced the next sequel in the Far Cry series Oct. 6, Far Cry: Primal.

The franchise was one we mentioned as we tried to decipher the mysterious tease and it follows on the heels of 2014's critically-acclaimed Far Cry 4. This time, you're moving form the Himalayas to the Prehistoric.

The trailer looks pretty cool, and seems to show all in-game footage. You take down a mammoth, then fight a saber-toothed tiger before realizing that other humans just might be the real enemy in this unknown land.

It's a neat idea.

Also, it's a neat idea that's coming very soon.

The game will ship Feb. 23 to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and a PC version come in March.

Ubisoft also provided this behind the scenes look at what brought the huge developer towards the this specific idea.

Ubisoft is teasing some new game with this cave painting live stream.
Via: Ubisoft
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Your guess is as good as ours.

Around 9 a.m. PST, Ubisoft tweeted out this perplexing tweet with a link to a live stream.

What started as just a shot on the one lone hunter has very slowly zoomed out to reveal the surrounding art behind it. Accompanied by the sounds of a crackling fire, ambient music, a stern-voiced man and a frightened-sounding woman, five hours later, it looks like this:

There's very little information beyond this to ascertain just what Ubisoft is teasing and when they will tell us already. Many outlets are speculating some sort of prehistoric Assassin's Creed.

These dudes with some hoods might verify that guess:

But Ubisoft is a big studio with a lot of other intellectual properties and plenty of capital to create a new one. It could be some throw back Far Cry game or something totally unannounced.

Personally, it reminds me of the game WiLD. It's an open world in a pastoral, pre-civilization setting. And it was created by Ubisoft veteran Michel Ansel, who made Rayman. Even though it's purportedly not connected to Ubisoft, I still think it's worth mentioning.

11,000 people are currently streaming the mysterious cave painting and who knows what they think of it.

On the live stream's YouTube site, it merely says "Ubisoft Announcement – COMING SOON". Which is actually more information than the video or the tweet gave.

Surely, we'll find out soon.

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Via: Ubi Blog
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Ubisoft has announced plans to build a 10,000 square meter (over 100,000 square foot) theme park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From the Ubisoft Blog:

Have you ever played one of Ubisoft’s games and thought, “This is fun and all, but I’d really like to experience it as a theme park ride”?

I mean, no, not really, but sure, I guess.

The aim of the park is to "immerse people in reactive worlds where they can interact with each other and become the heroes of their own life-sized game,” according to Jean de Rivières, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The park will feature rides and other attractions built around Ubisoft's franchises, which have not been named but are sure to include Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, something from Tom Clancy, and please God not Just Dance. which, according to Comingsoon.net will include Just Dance, Assassin's Creed, and Rabbids.

It's hard not to compare this theme park to Nintendo's similar announcement of Nintendo IP appearing at Universal Theme Parks earlier this year, which, if I'm being honest, seems like a far better idea. What about you; would you rather visit a Nintendo or Ubisoft park?

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