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Ubisoft won last year’s E3, hands down.  Sure they had Mr. Caffeine and other oddities, but their content was far and away the best of anything shown at the show.  Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed III, Rayman, and the incredible stand-out surprise Watch_Dogs blew everyone away.  The jaded press is usually pretty reserved at some of these events, but people were on their feet and screaming at the end of the Watch_Dogs demo.  I have absolutely no doubt that Ubisoft could do it again.  A better look at Watch_Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, South Park and the Stick of Truth, and maybe even Beyond Good and Evil 2.   Hold onto your seat…you are likely to be blown out of it in the next hour.

The event starts at 3PM PDT, join us for the liveblog!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:23 pm

Guns are very unbecoming of an assassin in my opinion.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:22 pm

Sadly, Aisha is a better presenter than all of Microsoft. And that’s not saying much.

Skyler O'Hara Skyler O'Hara June 10, 20134:22 pm

I think Assassins Creed needs more guns…

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:21 pm

I think that all of the games have promise and they all have their audiences, but those three games? That’s out of the park.

Skyler O'Hara Skyler O'Hara June 10, 20134:21 pm

Everyone love Raving Rabbids.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:20 pm

The Crew, Watch Dogs, and The Division all look promising.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:19 pm

Thoughts?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:18 pm

Obviously not till the next-gen consoles are out.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:17 pm

That is it! No release date

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:17 pm

Did we get a release date?

Skyler O'Hara Skyler O'Hara June 10, 20134:17 pm

Ubisoft killed it. The Division looks really promising.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:17 pm

It’s Next-Gen consoles – PS4, One

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:17 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:16 pm

Nice awkward ending there

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:16 pm

I would say by far the best game of this presentation.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:16 pm

Online, open world. Tom Clancy. In.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:16 pm

Tom Clancy’s name attached to The Division

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:15 pm

Drop in, drop out. Comm looks great. The interface is simple. Really slick. Best game of this presentation IMO.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:15 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:13 pm

The UAV said Chris [Tablet].

Skyler O'Hara Skyler O'Hara June 10, 20134:13 pm

Loving the HUD.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:12 pm

With Watch Dogs and now this, Ubisoft seems to be branching out nicely.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:12 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:12 pm

It looks fantastic. The Homefront reference is the fact that everything falls apart on the idea of 3 days supply.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:11 pm

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:11 pm

Looks like a big open world.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:11 pm

Visually, The Division looks damn good.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:11 pm

Playing it on the PS4.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:11 pm

Because the world is a crazy place! Completely different than Homefront, doesn’t involve an invasion. Infection that spread, you have your division that has been delegated to help contain this madness

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:10 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:09 pm

Sounds like Homefront, honestly.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:09 pm

Atmospheric, unique, and horrifying all at the same time.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:09 pm

Why does oil dry up on day 3? Why does failure take only 5 days?

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:09 pm

To reiterate, this looks incredible.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:09 pm

Co-op, one person playing on tablet, live demo happening now.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:08 pm

The Division looks to be the name here

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:08 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:08 pm

“What will it take to save what remains?”

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:07 pm

Power fails on day 4 of the outbreak, day 5: Everyone is a threat

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:06 pm

“By the time patient zero feels the first sore throat, millions will be affected.”

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:06 pm

This is looking really interesting.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:06 pm

“Americans can spend 90 billion dollars in one shopping day.” This is weird. This is interestingly fantastic.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:05 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:04 pm

Ubisoft showing off an open-world RPG

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:04 pm

One more thing…

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:03 pm

My son will be borrowing it constantly.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:03 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:03 pm

Trials Frontier is going to kill my battery.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:03 pm

Trials Fusion on next-gen

Trials Frontier on mobile

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:02 pm

Trials game seems to be spanning across multiple vast environments, much more cartoony than previous installments. Two new games, one on mobile and one on next-gen consoles.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20134:02 pm

Trials series of games – looks like we’re in for mobile gaming.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:02 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:01 pm

New Trials game? I’m down!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:01 pm

Yeah, I was digging that song.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:01 pm

Half Moon Run – Full Circle was the song

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20134:01 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:01 pm

Great song playing over the trailer so there’s that.

Jay Malone June 10, 20134:00 pm

Starts with a quote, because that hasn’t been done before. Failed in remaining uncynical. Seems to be a trailer insteead of straight gameplay. I suppose it is “in engine” though.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:59 pm

YES! In for Vikings

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:59 pm

In-game footage of Black Flag, will do my best to remain uncynical.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:59 pm

Assassin’s Creed is fast becoming the new Dynasty Warriors.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:58 pm

Vikings! They should do Vikings! Just, you know, with some time in-between.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:56 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:56 pm

No gameplay in the trailer, simply showing main character doing bad things to people.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:56 pm

Dude just shot a gun into his own ship to cut the rope. Who knows who he killed below-decks?

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:55 pm

I just want an Assassins Creed that isn’t annualized.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:54 pm

Speaking of revolutionary, I’m still waiting on an AC game set in the French Revolution.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:54 pm

I’d rather see feudal Japan.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:54 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:54 pm

Pirates are cool. I don’t know if they’re cool enough. AC3 had ships, and it feels like ‘evolving’ instead of being revolutionary.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:53 pm

Watch Dogs more than satisfies my desire for new IP.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:53 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:53 pm

Toasting ale. Definitely pirates!

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:53 pm

Black Flag trailer being shown.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:52 pm

Time to show the same thing we’ve shown the past few years! Assassins Creed! My cynicism is palpable.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:52 pm

Interactive TV works with National Geographic – but this isn’t edutainment.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:52 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:52 pm

This is the insanely stupid thing I’ve been waiting for.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:51 pm

Kids on the TV are now fake throwing eggs at their TV.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:50 pm

Strong partnership with Microsoft? Odd to hear from the Rabbids guys

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:50 pm

“They’re normal sized, I’m a mutant!” No Aisha, you’re wearing seven inch heels…

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:50 pm

Rabbids Invasion is Xbox One. Exclusive?

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:49 pm

Adrian Lacey wins best shirt of E3. Flowers all up on that! Still talking up the Rabbids interactive TV show

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:49 pm

That was sarcasm, in case it didn’t come across. ;)

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:48 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:48 pm

Uplay watermark in the corner of the screen. Looking forward to that.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:48 pm

What’s with all of these gaming franchises expanding into TV?

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:47 pm

Rabbids Invasion TV show is gonna be on Nick. Can play it on your interactive screen? Don’t know what that means but sure.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:47 pm

…. and we’re into TV territory. Rabbids Invasion TV show.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:46 pm

Just Dance 2014 coming to “all” platforms in October. So that includes Virtual Boy

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:46 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:46 pm

when people look away from the screen, they fail – so why would the trailer show people dancing without watching the screen?

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:44 pm

Singing and dancing, Just Dance 2014. Okay.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:44 pm

Watch Dogs is over. Promise of more during E3.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:43 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:43 pm

sorry, pre-rendered or in-game. Clearly it’s cutscene

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:42 pm

I just want Watch Dogs in my hands at this point.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:42 pm

Models look out of this world. Wondering if this is cutscene or in-game….

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:41 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:40 pm

Trailer it is

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:40 pm

Dominic Guay, senior producer, out to talk Watch_Dogs. New trailer incoming or more gameplay?

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:39 pm

Watch_Dogs!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:39 pm

Here comes Watch Dogs!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:39 pm

Uhm. Sony let all that info go.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:39 pm

Customize cars on your ipad

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:37 pm

A ton of time spent on The Crew, a bit odd.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:37 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:36 pm

Clearly a long ways out as some of the visuals look a little rough. The modeling of the city is gorgeous

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:35 pm

When it becomes a racing game, it looks like a racing game. Granted, a very fun racing game

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:34 pm

Live gameplay is being played with an Xbox One controller.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:34 pm

You can strip all parts from the body of a car and build it all back up.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:33 pm

Driving in the mountains of Nevada, you could drive down there and drag race on the strip. No lobby system, menu appears at the bottom which you use to invite friends

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:33 pm

Quite a lot of time being dedicated to this racing game. Glad to see some live gameplay though!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:31 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:31 pm

Live demo being shown, following four players in four different regions of the country. They’ll eventually meet in Miami.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:29 pm

Open-world driving experience, entire game is an online, persistent world

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:29 pm

Creative director, Julian Gerighty, out to talk The Crew. Wants more variety in the racing genre

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:27 pm

The Crew makes a lot more sense. Overhead map of the US has to mean something. Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in early 2014

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:26 pm

The Crew, I believe

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:26 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:25 pm

Now showing a racing game, not sure of the name. Couldn’t understand Yves perfectly, The Crow?

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:25 pm

Side note: Friend that is watching E3 with me has fallen asleep.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:24 pm

Yves Guillemot out to talk next-gen

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:23 pm

So THAT’S how you pronounce his name.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:23 pm

Well, kind of comedy. Next-gen time says Aisha!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:23 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:22 pm

South Park trailer. Real comedy!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:22 pm

Speaking of foul mouthed comedy…

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:21 pm

Foul mouthed comedy is the best comedy. Join the free beta at http://www.themightyquest.com

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:21 pm

This knight is swearing like a sailor!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:20 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:19 pm

Cartoon art style, trying to be funny… Unsure if it will succeed just yet.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:19 pm

He just referenced OPP, that was funny at least. Showing an announcement trailer now.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:18 pm

I thought loot-driven games were overrated…until I played Torchlight 2.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:18 pm

Designer out talking about Epic Loot, designing a castle to defend against incoming forces

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:17 pm

The Might Quest for Epic Loot is a hilariously bad name that is just kind of bad.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:17 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:16 pm

There’s no way, but at least it’ll be SOMETHING on the Wii U.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:16 pm

I don’t think Rayman will be enough to breathe life back into the Wii U.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:15 pm

Yet another trailer is being shown, Ubisoft knows we like us some Rayman

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:15 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:15 pm

Rayman releasing on Sept. 3rd

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:14 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:13 pm

Rayman Legends being highlighted. You’re right, Aisha… It is gorgeous

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:11 pm

“You can’t stop the blacklist.”

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 10, 20133:11 pm

Aisha managed to make it dirty.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:11 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:10 pm

Splinter Cell Blacklist being shown. Spies vs. Mercs, all that good stuff. Coming out in Oct. Trailer being shown as I type this

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:07 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:07 pm

Aisha Tyler gonna be making it super awkward again this year

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:06 pm

Looks like Aisha Taylor is back to presenting, reprising her role from last year.

Jay Malone June 10, 20133:06 pm

DECENT STREAM FOUND! First thing I see? #girlwood

Thanks, Ubisoft.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20133:05 pm

Bear with us as everyone scrambles to find a decent stream…