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Tuesday9th Apr 2019

  • News Strut Across San Francisco in Watch Dogs 2 Timelapse

    San Fran's biggest fan

    What year is it? Watch Dogs 2 is a good couple of years old now, but there’s renewed interest in the series as Ubisoft prepares to announce its Brit-based sequel. So here’s a video reminder of just how good the sequel’s Bay Area was, as one player has decided to strut across the entire map in a nifty new timelapse video...

Wednesday19th Apr 2017

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Biggest Ever Update Drops This Month

    Adds PvP, online races, more

    Watch Dogs 2 garnered a decent amount of praise when it launched late last year, but its arrival didn't really set the world alight. Although it's commonly considered to be a sequel that improves upon just about everything that its predecessor got right, it released in a crowded period and was unfortunately overlooked by...

Wednesday15th Feb 2017

  • News Which City Will Watch Dogs 3 Be Set In?

    New tease points to outside America

    A new ending has been patched into Watch Dogs 2 which teases the location of the next game in the series. Ubisoft dropped a meaty 10GB patch for the open world title earlier this week, adding new clothing, bug fixes, and the aforementioned concluding cut-scene. There are spoilers in this article, so if you don't...

Tuesday17th Jan 2017

  • News Watch Dogs 2 Hacks Together a Free Demo on PS4

    And you can download it now

    Ubisoft's released a playable demo for Watch Dogs 2 on the PlayStation 4, and it appears to be quite meaty. You can actually sample the whole game - co-op and all - but you'll only be able to play for three hours before it ends. We suppose that with an open world title like Watch Dogs 2, though, this format makes more...

Tuesday22nd Nov 2016

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Seamless Multiplayer Arrives on PS4

    Only a week late

    Watch Dogs 2 is finally working as intended… Well, maybe. The game's "seamless multiplayer" functionality was enabled on the PlayStation 4 a couple of hours ago – just a week after the open world adventure's original launch. You'll now be able to invite and search for co-op partners, hack into rival players' game worlds, and...

  • News Ubisoft Hopes Watch Dogs 2 Has a Long Sales Tail

    Publisher weighs in on woof launch

    Watch Dogs 2 has got off to an atrocious start, selling some 300,000 units less than its predecessor at launch in the UK alone. So bad are the numbers that they've prompted publisher Ubisoft to comment, with the firm wagging its tail in the direction of the release's critical response as evidence that it may yet...

Wednesday16th Nov 2016

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Monday14th Nov 2016

  • News Watch Dogs 2 Looks Tidy on PS4 Pro But Has a Few Performance Dips

    Woof

    Dig out the frame counters and pay extra attention to the aliasing: Digital Foundry has dropped its preliminary Watch Dogs 2 report. And, in what must be becoming irritating news for Sony, the PlayStation 4 Pro version actually has a handful more framerate dips than its PS4 counterpart. We're talking a couple of frames under the most stressful...

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Multiplayer Is Unlikely to Work on Launch Day

    Patch submitted to Sony

    Wow, this is something else: Watch Dogs 2's multiplayer is unlikely to work properly on launch day. There have been reports all weekend that the game's seamless encounters and random co-op missions don't function as intended, but we'd waved it all aside as a pre-release blip. However, it turns out that Ubisoft has only just...

Sunday13th Nov 2016

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Friday23rd Sep 2016

  • News Tap Up 30 Minutes of Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay

    Hacked off

    It's one of the biggest games of the year, but our looks at Watch Dogs 2 have been limited to say the least. Ubisoft, ever the experts at earning column inches for their wares, has hooked up the enthusiast press with tons of new gameplay footage -- and because our invite got lost in the post, we've reproduced Eurogamer.net's coverage for...

Monday29th Aug 2016

  • News Sniff Out 20 Minutes of Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay on PS4

    Life hack

    Whaddup, dawg? Ubisoft has released almost 20 minutes of commentated Watch Dogs 2 gameplay, showcasing the structure of the upcoming open world adventure – and some of the new modes and mechanics that you can look forward to. The clip starts out by showing off new protagonist Marcus Holloway's upgraded hacking abilities, before moving...

Wednesday17th Aug 2016

Friday24th Jun 2016

  • News You Won't Have to Kill Anyone to Reach the End of Watch Dogs 2

    Hack attack

    Watch Dogs 2 appears to be going the route of full player choice, based on the comments of Danny Belanger, the sandbox sequel's director. According to Belanger, utilising deadly force is only one option when it comes to taking out the baddies - you don't have to kill a single one of them in order to reach the game's ending. "We're using...

Monday13th Jun 2016

  • E3 2016 Hack into Watch Dogs 2's Sweet PS4 Gameplay Demo

    8/10 would hack again

    You know, aside from the f***ing guy with the hashtag eyes, Watch Dogs 2 actually looks pretty good, as evidenced by its E3 2016 gameplay demo. The video that we've embedded made a splash at Ubisoft's press conference, and was honestly one of the best parts of the French publisher's show. In it, we get to see main character...

  • E3 2016 All Watch Dogs 2 DLC Will Arrive Early on PS4

    Sony's also making a movie

    Sony's very own Jim Ryan took to the stage during Ubisoft's press conference earlier this evening to confirm that the Japanese giant will act as a co-marketing partner on the upcoming Watch Dogs 2, meaning that all of the game's commercials and advertising materials will centre on the PlayStation 4 release. The...

Wednesday8th Jun 2016

  • News Watch Dogs 2's Protagonist Has a Serious Hackitude Problem

    Less of an Android than Aiden, though

    Aiden Pearce and his iconic cap are out; Marcus Holloway and his skinny jeans are in. The smooth moving, Timberland wearing, wrongly accused Californian crim was announced as the protagonist of Watch Dogs 2 earlier today, and let's not beat around the bush: he's an instant improvement over his distinctly vanilla...

  • News Watch Dogs 2's PS4 Reveal Trailer Hacks the Planet

    San Frantastic

    Hackers may have obtained access to Watch Dogs 2's marketing materials earlier than expected, but Ubisoft has now officially revealed the game. Set in San Francisco as expected, the title will put you in the skinny jeans of nerd vigilante Marcus Holloway, who'll bring the Bay Area to its knees using his drone and smartphone. The...

  • Live Hack into the Watch Dogs 2 World Premiere Right Here

    Phone home

    We've already seen its commercial, but now it's time to find out what Watch Dogs 2 truly has to offer. The anticipated PlayStation 4 sequel will be getting its World Premiere today, and you'll be able to watch the whole thing unfold live from 17:00PM BST (12:0PM ET / 09:00AM PT). Don't worry if you can't watch right now, as we'll bring...

  • News Watch Dogs 2's First PS4 Trailer Is Really Something Else

    Hmm

    What the fine vanilla fudge is this? Watch Dogs 2's first commercial has leaked via Twitch, and it's definitely got a bigger identity than its predecessor – we're just not convinced by its faux-gangster theme. The clip confirms the game's San Francisco setting, and shows hipsters and cartel members jammin' to some bad rap wearing horse masks...

Tuesday7th Jun 2016

Monday6th Jun 2016

  • News Here's Your First Look at Watch Dogs 2 on PS4

    Hello world

    Teaser trailer time! Ubisoft has published your first look at Watch Dogs 2, which in true announcements of announcements fashion features 30 seconds of a dude – the one in Ray-Ban® glasses, we assume – faffing around with his phone. You can expect a full unveiling on 8th June at 09:00AM Pacific Time. We'll, of course, bring you all...

Wednesday1st Jun 2016

  • Breaking Watch Dogs 2 to Include Iconic Ray-Ban® Glasses

    The iconic cap™ is not iconic enough

    Ubisoft turned the gaming industry on its head today, indicating that Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce's iconic cap™ will be replaced by iconic Ray-Ban® glasses instead. The sensational news emerged on famous video game player The Rad Brad's popular Twitter account, where he posted a picture of a gift...

Tuesday3rd May 2016

  • Rumour Is This Watch Dogs 2's Main Character?

    Well, he does have an iconic cap

    Watch Dogs 2 is undoubtedly going to be on show at E3 next month, but we wouldn't be surprised if Ubisoft was planning on teasing the reveal before the big event kicks off. With that in mind, it was perhaps only a matter of time before something leaked - and so here we are, speculating over this iconic cap wearing...

Thursday11th Feb 2016

Monday4th Jan 2016