Reader Discussion: Which Free Ubisoft Game Are You Getting?

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Reader Discussion: Which Free Ubisoft Game Are You Getting?

Ubisoft has started giving away a complimentary game to season pass owners (prior to November 25) for Assassin's Creed Unity as a makeup for the game's many problems. What's it going to be?

The games are being offered because the company decided to give away the game's Dead Kings DLC to all players as an apology, but because season pass holders already effectively paid for the DLC, they are now getting one of the following free games: Far Cry 4 (shown), The Crew, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, Rayman Legends, or Just Dance 2015.

Which of these are you getting? Please post in the comments section below.

University in Spain Puts Up Pac-Man Statue

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Rey Juan Carlos University in Spain has erected a Pac-Man statue as tribute to the gaming icon and the university's game development program.

The sculpture is over two meters high, and the commencement ceremony was attended by the Japanese ambassador in Spain, the university's dean, and local city representatives, among others.

The university is the first in the Madrid region to offer a video game development degree.

The Sims 4 Heads To The Great Outdoors

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The Sims 4 Heads To The Great Outdoors

Get your Sims out into nature this January with the Outdoor Retreat game pack.

The pack comes out in early January for $20, and takes your sims to a new location complete with campfire songs and bear costumes.

Outdoor Retreat is part of what developer Maxis is calling Game Packs. These differ from the Stuff Packs of the past, which contained themed costumes, furniture, etc. According to the game's official blog, Game Packs provide "new gameplay features" as well as clothing and the like. We'll have to see exactly what's in store, as the developer is promising more details on Outdoor Retreat before its release.

New Consoles Get Lords Of The Fallen Update For Pit Bug & More

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New Consoles Get Lords Of The Fallen Update For Pit Bug & More

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Deck13 Interactive/CI Games' Lords of the Fallen is getting the 1.4 update that fixes the Catacombs pit bug, among other issues.

The PC has already received the update, and City says that there have been a total of 261 issues that have been identified and fixed since the last console update.

It's a busy few days for the franchise, with news that work has begun on the sequel and that the iOS and Android are getting a version of the first game.

Celebrities Sell Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies Trailer

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Activision has often tapped celebrities for the Call of Duty franchise, and now the infamous John Malkovich lends his voice and gravitas to the impending exo zombie apocalypse.

The Exo Zombies DLC (which is part of the Havoc DLC pack) also features Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal as Atlas employees trying to survive, and is the first of four DLC offerings in the game's season pass. It will be out some time in January first on Xbox Live.

For more on Advanced Warfare's exo zombies, check out this previous preview.

Star Citizen's Chris Roberts Leads First BAFTA LA Masterclass

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BAFTA Los Angeles – the LA branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – has announced it's holding a Games Masterclass series in 2015, and Star Citizen's Chris Roberts is its first presenter.

The masterclass is free and will be held at the Silver Screen Theatre, Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on January 20 starting at 7:30. It's a 90-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session. The masterclass covers Roberts' experience developing Star Citizen and is open to the public, but you have to register in advance. For more info, head here.

Star Citizen has famously raised many millions past its crowdfunding goal, and follow the link to take a look at a trailer for its Arena Commander mode.

Miyamoto Talks About Nintendo's Next Steps

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In a recent interview, Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto dropped a few quick references to post-Wii U hardware. While he says that the system remains a focus for the company in the coming year, internal teams are already looking ahead to what the next wave of hardware.

His comments came in an interview with an Associated Press reporter. When asked about Mario's future, Miyamoto responded by saying, "I think that maybe when we release the next hardware system, you can look forward to seeing Mario take on a new role or in a new game." Later, he said that the company is working on new software, but that there are teams within Nintendo that are brainstorming what kinds of things could be included in the company's next hardware generation.

[Source: Associated Press via GameSpot]

Not All Of GTA V's Updates Will Appear On Old-Generation Consoles

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Not All Of GTA V's Updates Will Appear On Old-Generation Consoles

Time marches on, and eventually everything will be left behind. Naturally this applies to the old systems, and Grand Theft Auto V – while originally appearing on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, won't be updated indefinitely.

In an official Q&A on its website, Rockstar acknowledged that while current updates and features like online heists will be coming to the old systems, this won't always be the case. "We are incredibly thankful to our original generation of GTA V and GTA Online players on those systems and wish to continue providing content to them for as long as we can," the answer read. "Of course, at some point in the future, there may be a point where we reach the limits for the previous generation of consoles as there may be some updates that are only technically possible on the new hardware – but we do hope to continue delivering as many updates as we can for all four consoles for as long as possible."

[Source: Rockstar]

Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins Getting Pulled From Digital Stores

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Capcom has announced that they're pulling Marvel vs. Capcom Origins off PSN and the Xbox Live Marketplace over the next few days. There's still time to download it, however, in case you're interested in checking out the compilation of old-school fighting games.

According to a blog post from Capcom's resident fighting-game expert, Peter "Combofiend" Rosas, the PlayStation 3 version of the game will be removed from the PlayStation Store on December 23. Xbox 360 users have another week until it's pulled on December 31. 

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins features enhanced and traditional versions of Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, and it was released on PSN and XBLA in September 2012. They're currently available for $14.99 on both platforms.

Destiny's Crota's End Raid Soloed, 10 Days After Release

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Destiny's newest raid, Crota's End was beaten the day it was released, December 9. That initial effort took seven players six hours. Since then players have streamlined the process, and well-organized teams can beat it in around 30 minutes. At least one player out there, however, makes it even more interesting.

Destiny player sc Slayerage took a level 31 hunter into the raid alone, and lived to tell the tale. Better yet, the entire thing was recorded, so you can watch it yourself. It's certainly less of a slog than the first victory, and it shows what's possible if you happen to be an exceptionally good player.

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