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Five hours with Watch Dogs, five things to love

- April 23rd, 2014

When Watch Dogs made its debut at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference in 2012, minds were blown, jaws were dropped and calendars were frantically circled.

The revelation of this open-world action game set in a hyper-connected version of present-day Chicago was stunning, in part because the game had been in development for three years at that point, and yet Ubisoft had managed to keep it completely under wraps. (Apparently nobody decided to show secret assets to some random kid on an airplane.)

But also because it seemed like one of the most ambitious – not to mention eerily relevant – open-world action games ever attempted.

I was stoked. Very stoked.

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E3 2013: The Last Guardian still alive

- June 12th, 2013

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Never have so many questions been asked of so many people about a single game’s status. So let’s add another piece of wood to the fire.

Notably absent from E3 this year is The Last Guardian, an upcoming (or is it?) game from the creators of the modern classic PS2 titles ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. It seems every interview with a Sony executive includes a question about the game. Is it cancelled? On indefinite hiatus? Is it going to be for the PS3 or the PS4? There have been conflicting messages.

So at the end of an interview today with Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, I simply asked him if The Last Guardian is still something we can look forward to.

“I think The Last Guardian is something we can look forward to,” House said with a smile. Which doesn’t really clear a whole lot up, other than the game isn’t yet dead. Or maybe he just meant we can look forward to it the same way we look forward to winning the lottery. Doesn’t mean either will ever happen.

No, I’m gonna go with the “will come out some day” interpretation of that remark. Trico lives!

Shatner fights the Gorn in ‘Star Trek’ game trailer

- March 28th, 2013
William Shatner fights the Gorn

William Shatner fights the Gorn in this video screenshot.

In an exclusive ad on Yahoo for Star Trek: The Video Game, William Shatner, the one and true Captain James Tiberius Kirk, once again battles his nemesis the Gorn – a reptilian humanoid alien he fought in the original Star Trek episode Arena.

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