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Ubisoft will debut From Dust -- the latest joint from Eric Chahi, creator of Out of this World -- on Google Chrome some time in April, the publisher's Facebook page revealed. The Google Chrome version will feature new controls and full HD graphics.We've contacted Ubisoft for pricing info, and wheth...

March 6th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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In an interview with MCV, Ubisoft digital publishing manager for EMEA Thomas Paincon spoke about the strengths of digital distribution for the introduction of new video game IP. The publisher's no stranger to taking risks with downloadables, as it's currently doing so with I Am Alive, Babel Risin...

December 2nd 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In a recent postmortem interview with Eurogamer, Eric Chahi spilled his guts about his world-shaping strategy-esque downloadable, From Dust. While development on the game had its share of highs -- Chahi said he was "very touched" after getting an endorsement from fellow gaming industry icon Peter...

November 4th 2011 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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Good news! The village chant worked, and the PSN version of From Dust will flood North America two weeks sooner than expected. The god sim will now arrive this coming Tuesday, September 13. The European release is still set for the following day, September 14.

September 9th 2011 at 6:40pm 0 Comments
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Once again, Ubisoft has acquiesced to consumers' demands, with a DRM-removing patch for From Dust now available via Steam. The patch quite literally does nothing else, as the Steam notes describe in extreme specificity that the "Title can be played in offline mode (no connection to the Internet i...

September 9th 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Eric Chahi's From Dust is blowing over to PSN next. The deity delight arrives in Europe and North America for Sony's console on September 14 and 27, respectively. The game launched smoothly in early August as part of Microsoft's Xbox 360 "Summer of Arcade" promotion and then decided, like a spon...

September 8th 2011 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has authorized Valve to offer refunds to Steam customers who are unhappy with their purchase of the troubled From Dust PC port. Rock Paper Shotgun reports that some of their readers have received emails from Steam support that note: "If you don't want to wait for the patch or if you haven...

August 24th 2011 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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The latest move in Ubisoft's spiteful relationship with PC players will see the company lessen its controversial DRM measures from the PC version of From Dust. The publisher stated on official forums that it's currently working on a patch, which should be available in two weeks, that will remove...

August 23rd 2011 at 9:40am 0 Comments
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You can expect Ubisoft's PC DRM scheme to remain in the news for as long as it requires a consistent online connection to play, and for as long as its implementation remains inconsistent. The upcoming PC version of Driver: San Francisco will require an importunate online link if you want to keep...

August 4th 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has been on a roll in the download space, peaking with the release of From Dust, an environmental manipulation strategy title from designer Eric Chahi. The publisher has announced that day-one sales of From Dust exceeded that of any Ubisoft-published Xbox Live Arcade title before. Publis...

August 4th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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With a little help from the Summer of Arcade promotion, not to mention the involvement of gaming industry legend Eric Chahi, Xbox Live Arcade's From Dust managed to top Major Nelson's XBLA activity charts during its release week, followed by the previous week's offering, Bastion. It's so nice of...

August 4th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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For being such wildly different games, From Dust and Driver: San Francisco sure have a lot in common. They were both recently delayed, for example, and now news has hit that From Dust will follow Driver's lead by making use of Ubisoft's ubiquitous "Ubisoft Online Service" digital rights managemen...

July 30th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments