Tag: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Project Stream is over, testers hold their breath for promised freebie

Google’s Project Stream “test” is over. The experimental service, which streamed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to volunteers in a handful of US markets, was slated to end on January 15th. Participants who played for at least one hour should be getting a free PC copy of the game, plus a handful of helix credits, though they […]

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Google’s Project Stream cloud gaming will use AMD Radeon Graphics

Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, announced that Google’s Project Stream cloud gaming project is using AMD’s Radeon graphics. Su announced AMD’s Radeon VII is coming in February, but she didn’t provide details on whether Google is using that. Late last year, Google announced that it was able to […]

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The DeanBeat: My favorite games of 2018

Games got bigger than ever in 2018, with revenues expected to grow 10.7 percent to become a $134.9 billion market, according to research firm Newzoo. People are getting paid to play games as esports, and watching gaming has reached new heights. It was, of course, a good year for the business models […]

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Get a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for PC via Google’s Project Stream [US only]

If you didn’t have a chance to finish Assassin’s Creed Odyssey playing it on Google’s Project Stream, Ubisoft has decided not to let a little thing like ownership interfere with your experience. Anyone who plays the game on Google’s game streaming service for at least an hour between now and January 15th (the end of […]

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PlayStation rides roughshod over other gaming brands for October TV ad spend

PlayStation has been spending big on marketing, and yet for October, it upped its TV advertising budget for October, spending an estimated $28 million. Meanwhile, Nintendo takes a distant second, and Ubisoft, King, and Riot Games round out the ranking. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement […]

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Playing ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ in Chrome is a shockingly smooth experience

When Google announced Project Stream last week, I was cautiously optimistic. After all, if anyone was going to solve the game streaming puzzle, Google had to be near the top of the list. So I was pleasantly surprised to find an invite to the private test in my personal inbox over the weekend, giving me […]

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‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ feels like it could be the ultimate evolution of the franchise

When Ubisoft announced that it would be returning to the Assassin’s Creed franchise just a year after Origins came out, I was initially skeptical. Origins succeeded in part because Ubisoft took the time to truly evolve the gameplay for the first time in a decade, but Odyssey, its follow-up, appeared to be little more than […]

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Ubisoft has record first quarter thanks to games like Rainbow Six and back catalog

Ubisoft released its financial results for the first quarter of the financial year 2018-19, showing sales of $466.5 million for the period. This is a record first quarter for the French publisher. The period took place in the three months ending on June 30. “We had a record first quarter, which exceeded our expectations,” Ubisoft […]

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Ubisoft is finished with ‘finite experiences’

Your experience with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege never has to end, and Ubisoft is looking to bring that ongoing, long-lasting relationship to all of its games going forward. In an interview posted to its news blog, Ubisoft vice president Lionel Raynaud explained how the company wants to give players lots of smaller stories instead […]

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Why Ubisoft needs 12,000 game developers

If Vivendi had succeeded in its hostile takeover of Ubisoft, you can bet the French video game publisher wouldn’t still have 14,000 employees, including 12,000 game developers. Tencent came in as a white knight investor and bought out Vivendi’s shares, relieving Ubisoft of the looming threat. Ubisoft is using those developers to work on a […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is an RPG so that history can be your playground

I spent the Sunday before the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo locked away in a cool, climate-controlled room packed with PCs running Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Ubisoft had invited the media to go hands-on with the new open-world adventure for around an hour, but first the publisher took some time to explain how this game is different […]

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Asssassin’s Creed: Odyssey won’t let you romance Socrates, so what’s the point?

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is the culmination of Ubisoft’s efforts to turn its historical playground adventures into full role-playing experiences. The publisher started that effort with Origins, and now Odyssey is overflowing with loot, dialogue options, and romanceable characters. Ubisoft is leaning into these elements while a studio like BioWare, which is known for its RPGs […]

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Everything Ubisoft announced at its E3 2018 press briefing

It may not surprise you to know that Ubisoft’s presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles included its annual, lengthy musical tie-in to its annual Just Dance franchise. But we also got updates on its popular shooters and time-stabbing Assassin’s Creed franchise. So it wasn’t just dancing. Fans who are low on time […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey lets you choose a male or female hero

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is taking us to ancient Greece this fall on both land and sea, as the forces of order and chaos will fight amid the conflict between Athens and Spart. The French video game publisher made the announcement — which leaked out earlier — at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). It is a […]

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