News items tagged with watch dogs

2014 Canadian Videogame Awards: Nominations

2014 Canadian Videogame Awards: Nominations

The 2014 finalists for the Canadian Videogame Awards were announced this week titles spanning 17 categories. The winners will be announced at the annual on November 21, 2014 at the Carlu in the hear...

By Rob Keyes on 22 September 2018
Top Selling Games of 2014

Top Selling Games of 2014

Now that the dust has settled on 2014 it’s time to see how things eventually shook out in the gaming world. We know now that the Xb...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 September 2018
Assassin's Creed Syndicate PS4 Bundle

Assassin's Creed Syndicate PS4 Bundle

Assassin’s Creed fans based in Europe will be getting a sweet deal via a console and game bundle which will launch alongside the game itself this October! PlayStation Europe has just announced a Pla...

By John Jacques on 22 September 2018
Charting the History of Ubisoft Graphics Downgrades

Charting the History of Ubisoft Graphics Downgrades

With E3 2016 just a week away, a new YouTube video surfaces documenting the graphical downgrades between the E3 demos and final retai...

By Alexander Pan on 21 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2 Update Fixes a Few Nagging Bugs

Watch Dogs 2 Update Fixes a Few Nagging Bugs

Ubisoft releases patch notes for new Watch Dogs 2 update, which includes additions and changes to missions, leaderboards, and weapon mechanics, among other fixes. Despite receiving fairly strong revie...

By Boston Blake on 20 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2's First DLC Pack Releases for PS4

Watch Dogs 2's First DLC Pack Releases for PS4

The publisher and developer Ubisoft officially releases the first DLC pack for the PlayStation 4 version of its open world action-adventure title, Watch Dogs 2. About a week ago, Ubisoft broke the new...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 September 2018
Did Ubisoft Just Tease Watch Dogs 3?

Did Ubisoft Just Tease Watch Dogs 3?

It has been known for some time that Ubisoft has a total of four AAA games releasing in the next fiscal year, but until recently, onl...

By Joshua Duckworth on 20 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2 Guide: Unlock the Jurassic Park Jeep

Watch Dogs 2 Guide: Unlock the Jurassic Park Jeep

Watch Dogs 2 features a unique vehicle that is based on the iconic jeep from the first Jurassic Park movie. Here’s where to find the jeep and how to access it. Like many open world games, Watch Dogs...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2 PC Trailer

Watch Dogs 2 PC Trailer

The delayed PC launch of Watch Dogs 2 is now less than a week away, so Nvidia is providing a special ‘GameWorks’ trailer with developer commentary on PC features. Watch Dogs 2 launched just one week a...

By Rory Young on 20 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2 Anti-Cheat System Preventing Online Play

Watch Dogs 2 Anti-Cheat System Preventing Online Play

Gamers experiencing issues accessing Watch Dogs 2‘s multiplayer features on PC thanks to some problems with the third-party anti-chea...

By Boston Blake on 19 September 2018
Canadian Videogame Awards: 2014 Winners

Canadian Videogame Awards: 2014 Winners

Last night at The Carlu in downtown Toronto the fifth annual Canadian Videogame Awards were held, hosted by the wonderfully funny a...

By Rob Keyes on 19 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2 Sales Down 80% Compared to the First Game

Watch Dogs 2 Sales Down 80% Compared to the First Game

Watch Dogs 2‘s sales are massively down compared to the original, though Ubisoft expects the game’s second and third week sales to b...

By Jasmine Henry on 19 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2's Latest Patch Extends the Ending

Watch Dogs 2's Latest Patch Extends the Ending

The latest patch for Ubisoft’s open world hacker title, Watch Dogs 2, extends the game’s ending, making it a little bit longer than t...

By Kyle Sledge on 19 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2 Adds Mystery Quest Ahead of DLC

Watch Dogs 2 Adds Mystery Quest Ahead of DLC

As part of the latest patch for Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft has added a compelling mystery side quest to the game that has players buzzing...

By Boston Blake on 19 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2 DLC Delayed Because Multiplayer Was Broken

Watch Dogs 2 DLC Delayed Because Multiplayer Was Broken

Ubisoft announces a new release date for the T-Bone DLC for Watch Dogs 2, which was delayed due to the issues with the game’s seamless online multiplayer feature. As some Watch Dogs 2 fans may recall,...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 September 2018
Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

The second week of the Xbox Live Countdown sale starts, offering up deals on high-profile titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Overwatch, and DOOM for interested gamers. With Christmas Day now over, many game...

By Rob Gordon on 19 September 2018
Watch Dogs 2 Multiplayer Starts to Come Back Online

Watch Dogs 2 Multiplayer Starts to Come Back Online

Video game publisher and developer Ubisoft starts to bring the seamless multiplayer experience feature for its open world title Watch Dogs 2 back online. As many fans of Watch Dogs 2 were disappointed...

By Kyle Sledge on 19 September 2018
Biggest Disappointments of 2013

Biggest Disappointments of 2013

As with any year, 2013 had its fair share of highs and lows. For this post however, we are focusing on the disappointments — the...

By Anthony Taormina on 18 September 2018
News Wrap Up: Cliffy B’s New Game, A New LEGO Game & More!

News Wrap Up: Cliffy B’s New Game, A New LEGO Game & More!

It’s been a major week in video games with embargoes lifting on reviews of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Saints Row 4 and Activision hosting an event to unveil Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ multiplayer featu...

By Rob Keyes on 18 September 2018
Are New Game IPs Letdowns?

Are New Game IPs Letdowns?

The problem with getting your hopes up about anything is that you’re almost guaranteed to be disappointed. But when almost every big new game IP is a lackluster title, even from familiar AAA develop...

By Melissa Loomis on 05 September 2018
The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

Leading up to E3 2012, many of the big game announcements were unveiled early, from Star Wars 1313 to Gears of War: Judgment. Still...

By Rob Keyes on 04 September 2018
E3 2013 Game Critics Awards Winners Announced

E3 2013 Game Critics Awards Winners Announced

The Game Critics Association has announced its winners for Best of E3 2013. As expected, Titanfall swept all of its record six nomi...

By Anthony Taormina on 04 September 2018
News Wrap Up: Mobile Dragon Age & Star Wars, Yogventures, Oculus Rift Games & More!

News Wrap Up: Mobile Dragon Age & Star Wars, Yogventures, Oculus Rift Games & More!

It’s been another major week in video games with Germany’s Gamescom event being host to the most announcements, unveilings and news...

By Rob Keyes on 25 August 2018
Ubisoft Execs Receive Hefty Fines For Insider Trading

Ubisoft Execs Receive Hefty Fines For Insider Trading

French stock market watchdog fines CEO and four others for insider trading, while Ubisoft appeals decision claiming the accused couldn’t have known its games would be postponed. France’s stock market...

By F. O'Sullivan on 24 August 2018
Ubisoft Execs Accused of Insider Trading

Ubisoft Execs Accused of Insider Trading

French stock market regulators accuse multiple Ubisoft executives of insider trading, after selling stock in the weeks leading up to...

By Rob Gordon on 24 August 2018
15 Most Anticipated Games of 2013

15 Most Anticipated Games of 2013

While the time of year has come to look back at our Top 10 Games of 2012, it’s also an occasion to take a collective breath, and...

By Andrew Dyce on 09 August 2018
Weirdest Hacking Methods In Videogames

Weirdest Hacking Methods In Videogames

Video games have shown hacking in a wide variety of methods, so Game Rant takes a look at some of the weirder ways games have visualized in-game hacking. As the years go by, players have experience...

By John Jacques on 22 May 2018
10 Video Games That Feature Hacking Gameplay

10 Video Games That Feature Hacking Gameplay

As the digital age continues to grow and evolve each year, the real world seems to inch closer and closer to that of Watch Dogs: one in which privacy is a thing of the past to anyone with a computer...

By Andrew Dyce on 10 May 2018
Will Video Game Movies Get Better in 2017?

Will Video Game Movies Get Better in 2017?

Gamers were subjected to a number of bad video game movies in 2016 like Assassin’s Creed and Warcraft, but how does the future look for game-to-film adaptations? It’s no secret that the bulk of vid...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 April 2018
Enter Game Rant's Watch Dogs 2 Giveaway!

Enter Game Rant's Watch Dogs 2 Giveaway!

Game Rant is giving away three PC codes for Watch Dogs 2, the open world action game that sees hero Marcus Holloway hack his way through the city of San Francisco. Game Rant is back with another gi...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 April 2018
May 2014 Release Schedule

May 2014 Release Schedule

With a fair amount of 2014 already behind us, it’s time to step into Summer and look ahead to big events like E3 and Comic Con, and hardware like the Oculus Rift DK2. Until then, developers contin...

By Kyle Matthews on 13 April 2018
Watch Dogs 2 Update Fixes Bugs, But Not Multiplayer

Watch Dogs 2 Update Fixes Bugs, But Not Multiplayer

Ubisoft releases details regarding the next patch for its open world title Watch Dogs 2, revealing post-launch bug fixes, but not for the game’s multiplayer. As many gaming fans will likely recall,...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 March 2018
Watch Dogs 2 Multiplayer Fix Coming 'Soon'

Watch Dogs 2 Multiplayer Fix Coming 'Soon'

Ubisoft releases a statement regarding the lingering issues with Watch Dogs 2‘s seamless online multiplayer functionality, promising a fix is coming ‘soon.’ One of the main selling points for Watch...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 November 2017
Watch Dogs 2: Where is Aiden Pearce?

Watch Dogs 2: Where is Aiden Pearce?

Watch Dogs 2 player discovers brief cameo by Watch Dogs‘ first protagonist, Aiden Pearce, in a mission that tasks players with helpi...

By Boston Blake on 26 March 2017
Watch Dogs 2 Player Banned for Sharing Nude Photo

Watch Dogs 2 Player Banned for Sharing Nude Photo

A UK QA tester shares a Watch Dogs 2 screenshot that features gratuitous nudity in-game and is promptly banned from the PlayStation Network as a result. While Watch Dogs 2 has been widely p...

By Cody Gravelle on 29 November 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Multiplayer Broken, Ubisoft Works On Fix

Watch Dogs 2 Multiplayer Broken, Ubisoft Works On Fix

Ubisoft disables Watch Dogs 2‘s seamless multiplayer mode one day before release while it waits for a patch fixing multiple issues with the game to pass certification. Watch Dogs 2 is set t...

By Jason Gallagher on 22 November 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Review

Watch Dogs 2 Review

Watch Dogs 2 takes players back to the hacking-themed open-world with a new protagonist, some helpful drones, and a much better approach to humor than the original game. To many gamers, th...

By Denny Connolly on 20 November 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Easter Egg Found

Watch Dogs 2 Easter Egg Found

Watch Dogs 2 players will find a fake game trailer hidden in a mission that may be a clue towards an upcoming Ubisoft game or could be a playful reference to something else. These days it’...

By Anthony Taormina on 19 November 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Guide: Where to Find All Hidden Gnomes

Watch Dogs 2 Guide: Where to Find All Hidden Gnomes

Like most open world games these days, Watch Dogs 2 is packed full of fun things to discover and collect. We’ve already detailed a few of those items, like the Ubisoft Easter Egg trailer th...

By Anthony Taormina on 13 November 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Pre Orders Below Expectations

Watch Dogs 2 Pre Orders Below Expectations

Ubisoft’s CEO says pre-orders for Watch Dogs 2 have not lived up to the company’s expectations, implying that more gamers may be taking a wait and see approach with their games. Watch Dogs ...

By Jason Gallagher on 06 November 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Showcases San Francisco Setting

Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Showcases San Francisco Setting

Ubisoft officially releases a brand new trailer for its forthcoming open world title Watch Dogs 2, showcasing the game’s sprawling San Francisco setting. Although Ubisoft has delayed the PC...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 October 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Cyber Driver Mission Hands-On Preview

Watch Dogs 2 Cyber Driver Mission Hands-On Preview

Check out the entire Cyber Rider mission sequence from the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 in this brand new preview footage recorded by Game Rant in San Francisco. With the release of Watch Dogs 2 n...

By Cody Gravelle on 24 October 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass Details Revealed by Ubisoft

Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass Details Revealed by Ubisoft

With the release of Watch Dogs 2 now only a couple weeks away, Ubisoft releases information regarding the downloadable content coming inside of the season pass. Ubisoft is looking to provid...

By Derek Nichols on 21 October 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Releases Trailer for Zodiac Killer Mission

Watch Dogs 2 Releases Trailer for Zodiac Killer Mission

Ubisoft releases a trailer for the Watch Dogs 2 pre-order bonus mission that features the infamous Zodiac Killer and a new outfit for players to unlock. A few months ago, Ubisoft announced...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 October 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Delayed on PC While PC Specs Revealed

Watch Dogs 2 Delayed on PC While PC Specs Revealed

While Ubisoft announces a short delay for their upcoming open world action game Watch Dogs 2, PC exclusive features, enhancements, and requirements have also been revealed. After a rush of...

By Derek Nichols on 18 October 2016
Top Hackers Get a Free Copy of Watch Dogs 2

Top Hackers Get a Free Copy of Watch Dogs 2

Publisher and developer Ubisoft offers a free copy of its forthcoming open world title Watch Dogs 2 to the winners of a North American hacking competition. With Watch Dogs 2‘s story focusin...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 September 2016
Watch Dogs 2 New Gameplay Footage & Hands-On Preview

Watch Dogs 2 New Gameplay Footage & Hands-On Preview

Game Rant was invited to go hands-on with a beta build of Watch Dogs 2, and we recorded some new gameplay footage that explores the game’s main missions and world roaming. While the concept...

By Cody Gravelle on 18 September 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Story Trailer Features Return of T-Bone

Watch Dogs 2 Story Trailer Features Return of T-Bone

Ubisoft unveils the latest Watch Dogs 2 story trailer, which reveals the game’s main antagonist alongside the return of an old fan favorite to the ranks of DedSec. News regarding Watch Dogs...

By Cody Gravelle on 12 September 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer

Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer

In a brand new gameplay trailer, Ubisoft reveals many of the updated game mechanics within Watch Dogs 2 including the first footage from the recently revealed Bounty Hunter mode. Taking the...

By Derek Nichols on 18 August 2016
Top 10 Augmented Reality Games We Want

Top 10 Augmented Reality Games We Want

After the massive success of Pokemon GO, we couldn’t help but brainstorm other properties that would make for fun augmented reality games. Here are our top 10 ideas. Despite losing a signif...

By Boston Blake on 13 August 2016
Watch Dogs 2 PvP Bounty Hunter Mode Detailed

Watch Dogs 2 PvP Bounty Hunter Mode Detailed

At GamesCom 2016, Ubisoft reveals a couple of Player versus Player modes coming to Watch Dogs 2 known as Bounty Hunter along with a revamped Invasion mode. Since being announced a few days...

By Derek Nichols on 12 August 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Highlights New Hero Marcus

Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Highlights New Hero Marcus

The latest trailer for Watch Dogs 2 offers a closer look at the game’s new main character, Marcus, and his hacking companions in Ubisoft’s upcoming game. Despite the initial hype at the gam...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 12 July 2016
Watch Dogs 2 to Exclude Ubisoft Tower Climbing Feature

Watch Dogs 2 to Exclude Ubisoft Tower Climbing Feature

Developers for Ubisoft’s forthcoming action-adventure title, Watch Dogs 2, proclaim that the game excludes the company’s familiar tower climbing mechanic. As many gaming fans may be aware,...

By Kyle Sledge on 12 June 2016
Hands On: Watch Dogs 2 Makes Series Interesting Again

Hands On: Watch Dogs 2 Makes Series Interesting Again

One editor gives his take on Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2 after some hands-on time, trying out the game’s new setting, hacking options, and co-op in the process. Let’s face it, the franchise debu...

By Riley Little on 12 June 2016
Watch Dogs 2 to be Revealed by Ubisoft at E3 2016

Watch Dogs 2 to be Revealed by Ubisoft at E3 2016

Ubisoft releases a hype trailer for its forthcoming press conference at E3 2016, and confirms that Watch Dogs 2 gets a reveal during the company’s exhibition. Following yesterday’s leak of...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 June 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Remade with Full House Intro

Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Remade with Full House Intro

One gaming fan takes it upon himself to recreate the official trailer for Ubisoft’s forthcoming action-adventure title, Watch Dogs 2, with elements of Full House‘s intro. As many gaming fan...

By Kyle Sledge on 05 June 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Leaks via Twitch

Watch Dogs 2 Trailer Leaks via Twitch

Who keeps letting the Watch Dogs out? Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2 just can’t keep a secret, and a new trailer leak reveals another unintentional sneak peek prior to E3 2016. It has been tough s...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 May 2016
Official Watch Dogs 2 World Premiere Released

Official Watch Dogs 2 World Premiere Released

Despite the setback of a leak last night, Ubisoft officially unveils Watch Dogs 2 with a 17-minute world premiere trailer showcasing its San Francisco setting. A 20-second leaked trailer f...

By Rory Young on 30 May 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Set in San Francisco, Launching This Year

Watch Dogs 2 Set in San Francisco, Launching This Year

According to a leaked advertisement, Watch Dogs 2 will be released on November 15, 2016 and the cyber sequel will also be set in San Francisco, California. Although Ubisoft’s open-world, cy...

By Jasmine Henry on 23 May 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Gets A Weird Teaser Trailer

Watch Dogs 2 Gets A Weird Teaser Trailer

Ubisoft releases a teaser trailer for Watch Dogs 2, which indicates that a full reveal for the upcoming sequel will take place this coming Wednesday, June 8th. The first Watch Dogs was the...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 May 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Gift Box Posted Online Prior to E3

Watch Dogs 2 Gift Box Posted Online Prior to E3

Video game developer Ubisoft sends out a gift box with a Watch Dogs 2 theme to a popular YouTuber who reposts its contents online prior to this year’s E3 event. Although Ubisoft has yet to...

By Kyle Sledge on 19 May 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Will Have 'Innovative Gameplay'

Watch Dogs 2 Will Have 'Innovative Gameplay'

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot states that Watch Dogs 2 will bring in both a ‘new tone’ and ‘innovative gameplay’, hinting that the sequel may live up to the expectation the first title didn’t...

By John Jacques on 13 May 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Will Support DirectX 12

Watch Dogs 2 Will Support DirectX 12

In an announcement at the Game Developers Conference, Ubisoft reveals that the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 will support DirectX 12, and will be optimized for AMD GPUs. Although Watch Dogs 2 is...

By Sarah Fields on 26 March 2016
This Is How Ubisoft Can Make Watch Dogs 2 Worthwhile

This Is How Ubisoft Can Make Watch Dogs 2 Worthwhile

With the news that Watch Dogs 2 is approximately a year away, one Game Rant writer examines the shortcomings of the series’ first entry and what Ubisoft can do to improve.

By Cody Gravelle on 13 February 2016
Watch Dogs 2 Coming Before April 2017

Watch Dogs 2 Coming Before April 2017

Ubisoft confirms that the highly anticipated sequel to one of 2014’s hit games, Watch Dogs 2, will release for unspecified platforms before April 2017. Considering the fact that the original Watch...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 January 2016
Grand Theft Auto 5 Watch Dogs Mod

Grand Theft Auto 5 Watch Dogs Mod

Frequent Grand Theft Auto 5 modder JulioNIB releases a new mod for the game that makes it play and resemble Ubisoft’s open world hacking title Watch Dogs. Once upon a time, Watch Dogs was one of th...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2016
Watch Dogs Changed Ubisoft's Release Policies

Watch Dogs Changed Ubisoft's Release Policies

Bringing game demos to E3 with the intent to show them off during a live press conference is a big deal, as well as a move that goes a long way in bringing a lot of attention to that particular gam...

By Kyree Leary on 11 July 2015
Do Bad Games Deserve Forgiveness?

Do Bad Games Deserve Forgiveness?

At some point in your life—probably at multiple points—you’ll play bad games. Maybe you didn’t expect much from them, and in that case it’s no big deal. In the instance of a highly anticipated game...

By Melissa Loomis on 13 June 2015
Watch Dogs 2 Will 'Take Risks'

Watch Dogs 2 Will 'Take Risks'

Most would agree that the biggest problem with Watch Dogs wasn’t the gameplay, it was the hype. When the game premiered – arguably too early – at E3 2012, it practically stole the show. The first t...

By Christopher Gates on 06 June 2015
November 2014 Release Schedule

November 2014 Release Schedule

It’s been a full year since the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! Check out what’s new in the month of November!

By Kyle Matthews on 22 September 2014
Watch Dogs' Sequel Will Make 'Radical' Changes

Watch Dogs' Sequel Will Make 'Radical' Changes

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has been one of the largest commercial successes of the new generation of consoles. The hacking thief-’em-up title set the Ubisoft launch day sales record when it was released...

By Rob Gordon on 01 June 2014