Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sandbox

Watch Dogs 2 launches online for Windows PC

Ubisoft has released the PC version of Watch Dogs 2. The computer version features a few system-specific extras, including support for 4K, ultra textures, multi-monitor support, uncapped FPS, three save slots, and the ability to add extra details. The minimum and recommended specs can be found below. As tech pro Marcus Holloway, players must clear their name after being framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In doing so, they will uncover a city-wide conspiracy that causes them to link up with the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will take on the city’s security forces by hacking the local infrastructure and taking down gunmen by using stealth or force.

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Watch Dogs 2 launches online, in stores for PS4 and Xbox One

Ubisoft’s hacking-heavy open-world action title Watch Dogs 2 is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. PC gamers will have to wait a little longer until it’s released for Windows on November 29. Players take on the role of young tech wizard Marcus Holloway after he has been framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In clearing his name, Marcus uncovers a city-wide conspiracy, which causes him to help the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will combat security forces by hacking the city’s infrastructure and using their skills to complete missions using stealth or force.

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Birthdays the Beginning dated March 7, developer stream, AMA today

NIS has sent word that their upcoming god-game-like sandbox title Birthdays the Beginning will be released on March 7. The PC, PS4 title’s development is being headed by Yasuhiro Wada, who will be on a stream today on the studio’s Twitch channel, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST), to discuss the project. Shortly after that, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST), he will take part in a Reddit AMA.

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Watch Dogs 2 launch trailer gets with the hacking and mayhem

Marcus and DeadSec set out to take down the system with the release of Watch Dogs 2’s launch trailer. After being labeled as a criminal by the authorities, Marcus uncovers a propaganda campaign to trick the public as corrupt corporations take hold of the city. The video features some of the combos possible when players mix hacking with driving and shooting, as well as the group’s struggle to get the citizens on their side.

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GTA Online update adds new Adversary Mode, Tron-style motorcycles

GTA Online has been updated to add a new Adversary Mode, Deadline, along with the futuristic Nagasaki Shotaro motorcycle. The speedy, concept-style bike is unlocked for purchase at Legendary Motorsport once players try out Deadline. The arena racer has four players team up against one another while on different colored, light-trail-emitting Shotaros, trying to outlast each other by avoiding the dangerous trails. Players who take part in the mode can earn Double GTA$ and RP through November 21. Biker Business Sales have begun to celebrate the added bikes, offering 25% off Business supplies and resupplies plus an extra 50% GTA$ and Double RP. Select weapons and tactical vehicles are also on sale.

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Birthdays the Beginning gets first batch of English screenshots

NIS has released new screenshots from the English version of Birthdays the Beginning. As a transforming force, players guide a cube-shaped world by manipulating its terrain and weather to alter the evolution of the creatures on the planet. The god game release is being developed by developed Toybox and overseen by Harvest Moon’s creator, Yasuhiro Wada.

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GTA Online update adds Bikers, Clubs, Clubhouses, and more

Bikers have been added to GTA Online. The latest update allows up to eight players to form Motorcycle Clubs and man the organization’s hierarchy with prospects, road captains, and other roles. Each role brings with it a set of abilities, such as being able to set riding formations and calling in hit squads. Players will get together in Clubhouses to play darts, arm wrestle, hang at the bar, and eventually access a custom bike shop. The headquarters will also have meeting rooms to plan out how to free imprisoned allies and take on other jobs via Clubhouse Contracts. Money can be earned from counterfeiting, running drugs, and trading. Players can use their acquired wealth to purchase a wide variety of new items, including bikes, weapons, clothes, and tattoos. Racers can also take part in the new melee-heavy Slipstream for Adversary Mode.

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Watch Dogs 2 story trailer introduces Marcus and Dedsec crew

Marcus Holloway meets the hackers of the Dedsec crew in a new story trailer for Watch Dogs 2. When they cross paths, Dedsec is in the process of attempting to stop the machinations of Blume CTO, Dusan Nemec. As he continues to accumulate more power, Dedsec is working to return power to the people.

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GTA Online getting Bikers, Motorcycle Clubs, new kit and businesses

GTA Online is getting the ability to become a biker as well as create Motorcycle Clubs. Up to eight players can band together, and new roles are being being added to create a club hierarchy, including Prospects and Presidents. The update will expand on the theme with new motorcycles, tattoos, weapons, and properties, such as mechanics and clubhouses. The release also notes “a massive slate of new competitive and co-op gameplay.” Risky vehicle-based business ventures will also be added throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.

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And then there was … a TGS trailer! for Birthdays the Beginning

NIS has released a trailer for their upcoming sandbox title Birthdays the Beginning. Currently in development at Toybox, and headed by Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada, the god-game-style sim allows players to create a cube-shaped world that will become home to various lifeforms. Players can transform the world by adjusting the terrain and weather to influence the evolution of the creatures, from single-celled organisms to dinosaurs. The video is fresh from this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

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