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Ubisoft delays Rainbow Six Seige into December.
Via: Eurogamer
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Sorry siegers, looks like you'll have to wait a little longer to get your Tom Clancy going.

Ubisoft announced Aug. 18 that the much-anticipated tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege won't be released on the originally announced Oct. 13 release date.

Instead, the game will ship Dec. 1.

Eurogamer has the statement from Ubisoft:

"This wasn't an easy decision, but based on the feedback we've received, and based on our own internal tests, we felt there are adjustments and improvements we can make, including improving the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation," Ubisoft said.

"We're taking a little more time to make these changes, and we think it's the right call."

Meanwhile, the closed beta will still start on 24th September 2015 as planned. "The additional time will allow us to further test things like infrastructure and matchmaking," Ubisoft said. "That extra testing and added polish will make for a higher-quality experience at launch."

Here's some great footage of the game from this year's E3:

Windows 10 can spot and disable pirated games
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All you who like to walk on the less-than-legal side of video gaming might want to think twice before you upgrade your OS.

Technology site Alphr found something in the recently-released Windows 10 user agreement that gives Microsoft license to shut down pirated software.

Section 7b – or "Updates to the Services or Software, and Changes to These Terms" – of Microsoft's Services EULA stipulates that it "may automatically check your version of the software and download software update or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorised hardware peripheral devices."

The list of services covered by the agreement doesn't explicitly include Windows 10. However, it does include your Microsoft account, which is an extensive part of the Windows 10 experience, as well as core features like Cortana – and that implies Redmond can disable any games you've pirated or devices you've "unlawfully" hacked. Enable Cortana (which pretty-much everyone using Windows 10 is going to do) and you're subject to the Services agreement.

Pirated gaming has long been a plague on the PC side of things, obvs, and many companies have tried various tactics to stop the steady drop of games leaking onto torrenting sites and resources leaking out of developer/publisher pockets. It makes sense that the company with the largest overarching control on PC gaming would be the ones to try and make a stand.

However, the whole thing is very close to the digital rights management policy that Microsoft included when it first announced the Xbox One in 2013.

This might be the most successful way of stopping pirating, but it seems a little invasive and weird.

Plus, it's pretty ironic that it'll be Cortana that rats on your illegal gaming. Who knew Master Chief's BFF was such a tattler?

Via: Next Games
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We may not get Silent Hills but that isn't stopping Norman Reedus from beginning his video game career. Daryl Dixon himself appears to be starring in the iOS game adaptation of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead.

Based on the trailer it appears to be something of a strategy RPG where players take control of a group of apocalypse survivors fending off walker bites. If there's any character customization you can expect to waste hours of your life on this one.

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