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E3: Ubisoft Press Conference Recap

Written by Jeremy Shane on Tuesday, June 11 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

E3: Ubisoft Press Conference Recap

Ubisoft delivered quite a bit of variety in their E3 presser today.


Ubisoft kicked off their presentation with Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains jamming on his guitar.  Before too many journalists began to think they may have wandered into the wrong auditorium, he switched it up and began to demo the new Rocksmith Game.  It has a new 'session mode' feature, where your band will respond to how you play in a unique way.


Splinter Cell: Blacklist

They tried to keep focus on the story and premise, while showing off aspects of the gameplay.  Looks like what you would expect from a next gen Splinter Cell.


Rayman Legends

Two trailers were shown, one gameplay, though I have yet to grab them.  Looks like the game will have co-operative and competative modes. 


The Mighty Quest

Could be an entertaining game for kids as it was really trying hard to be funny.  It's now in closed beta, so you can sign up at if you'd like to join in.



South Park - The Stick of Truth

Coming this Holiday season, or as Cartman said "some Holiday season.. You know how games are."  Looks like what you would expect from a South Park game.



The Crew

A new twist on racing games.  A persistant online world (you can play single player though) where every vehicle could be another player.  Team up with your friends for missions, race offs, train to raise skills, rebuild and improve your vehicles.  You can also use a mobile app to work on your vehicles and they will be ready next time you go to play the game.

Gameplay demo:




Seems like we've been hearing about this for a while (because we have) but it looks like it will finally be coming to consoles.  Found it odd they didn't show gameplay since we've seen some leak online recently, but as far as CGI trailers go, it looked as good as all the previous ones.



Just Dance 2014

Remember what I said about variety, well here you have it.



Rabbids: Invasion

An interactive show related game for kids, assuming you want a game that actually tries to make your kids scream as loudly as possible.



Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Well, we all knew this one was coming, but they showed off a couple new trailers, one with "in-game" footage, though much like previous 'gameplay trailers' they've released for the game, it still seemed to be mostly cutscene footage.

In-game Trailer:


Trials Fusion

The bike racing game is coming to console, as well as to mobile with Trials Frontier.



The Division

They saved (what I think) was the best for last with a new IP, an open world RPG from Massive Entertainment: Tom Clancy's The Division.  I actually wasn't at all interested after watching the debut teaser, but it offered up the setting: a collapsed society.  It was the gameplay trailer that sold this game (more game developers should take notice - gameplay!  not cutscenes!).  Menus were integrated into the game setting, co-op play with friends, including a friend using a tablet to control a drone.

The Division Gameplay trailer:



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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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