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We hope you like militaristic destruction, because that's what you're getting on Games on Demand this week. Up for grabs are three games about blowing stuff up and not much else. First is Tom Clancy's EndWar, the 2009 voice-controlled real-time strategy game from Ubisoft. Next we have some WWII nav...

May 11th 2010 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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One year after a being sued for allegedly infringing on a voice recognition technology patent, publishers Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Disney Interactive Studios have decided to settle the matter out of court, according to Gamasutra. On November 10th, 2009, Bareis Tec...

April 28th 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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In a recent interview with Dutch gaming news site Control Online (that is to say, the site itself is Dutch -- it doesn't exclusively cover the booming Dutch video game industry), Ubisoft's Tom Clancy brand manager Michel Verheijdt explained "at this moment I'm working on two Tom Clancy games which...

April 28th 2010 at 5:59pm 0 Comments
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The news, as presented in EndWar voice-command style: -- VG247, report, EndWar sequel, halted. -- Ubisoft, elaborate, "on the backburner." -- Joystiq, clarify, "on the backburner?" *END TRANSMISSION*

February 9th 2010 at 6:30am 0 Comments
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In a recent interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Ubisoft's Michael de Plater, who served as creative director for EndWar, gave some context for the Q1 2010 release window for the developer's next strategy title, RUSE. It's fairly familiar territory -- de Plater explained, "it's a bit tough to launch a...

August 4th 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has reported that sales for its fiscal first quarter of 2009-10 (April through June) were down just over 50 percent from the same period a year ago. The publisher posted roughly $118 million (€83 million) in sales last quarter; a far cry from the $240.24 million (€169 million) cas...

July 27th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The voice-controlled RTS EndWar didn't garner the most media attention. But, with 1.5 million units sold, it certainly warrants a sequel. Ubisoft Shanghai is creating a follow-up using a "smaller team,"creative director Michael De Plater told VideoGamer.com. With EndWar's successful implementation...

July 22nd 2009 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Speaking with VG247 at the Develop Conference in Brighton, UK, EndWar development boss Michael de Plater said that he thinks Microsoft's Project Natal could reinvigorate the console (and PC?) RTS market. Comparing Natal's potential "power" and "precision" to menu scrolling in the film Minority Rep...

July 15th 2009 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Newegg.com is selling the Tom Clancy's EndWar headset bundle for only $40. That's a considerable savings, even over Amazon's already reduced price. If you've been waffling over whether to pick up EndWar, or even a headset, this deal is worth a look.Now, that's all well and good, but the bigger news...

April 23rd 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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"Pay for DLC? What kind of nonsense is that?" Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's EndWar producers likely had that thought running through their heads when they decided to release two new maps for the grand total of nothing. That is correct: the "Veteran Map Pack" is now available as a free download from the Pl...

April 2nd 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has given first-person disaster-survival title I Am Alive an enigmatic March release window. That puts the launch anywhere from six to ten weeks from now, a very short amount of time considering we've seen approximately zilch in terms of gameplay footage. After being hyped up so much at E3,...

January 21st 2009 at 11:23am 0 Comments
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Looking for a new excuse to scream at your television? Yesterday, Ubisoft released the Faction Elite Pack for the voice-activated RTS, Tom Clancy's EndWar. The DLC includes three new battalions and six new upgrades (one and two per faction, respectively) for 300 ($3.75 USD). As an added bonus the...

January 9th 2009 at 1:45pm 0 Comments