If you've got a massive open-world to play with and build content for, it's not at all surprising that you might use some of it to make fun of what's happening in real life. And that's what the Watch Dogs 2 developers have done, building in a little side quest to poke fun at the real-life Hanna-Barbera villain, Martin Shkreli.
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When Michel Ancel isn't teasing fans with concept art for a Beyond Good & Evil sequel that was announced eight years ago, he's apparently searching for a long lost build of Rayman for the SNES. His efforts seem to have paid off earlier today when he discovered an EPROM (erasable programmable read-only memory) of the ancient, never released game.
The last epic, intense 1v1 duel with swords that I remember was Nidhogg. I was sitting on a mate's couch, and we were just going back and forth, back and forth. He'd capture one screen, get all the way to the end -- and then I'd claw my way back.
It was way too intense for what was supposed to be a light-hearted night of drinks and games. But it was great. And it's the same thing that watching duels in For Honor reminds me of.
The tactical, tough team-based shooter Rainbow Six Siege has picked up a lot of traction in the past six months. That's been possible thanks to the release of new maps, new character releases, updates and bug fixes, turning one of Ubisoft's more low-key releases of the past year into one of the best shooters out there. The game's old-school gameplay has also attracted a terrific community of people with whom to play.
While Nintendo might be riding high on Pokemon GO-induced waves, the company still has one major question mark. what the hell is happening with NX?
One person who undoubtedly does know is Yves Guillemot, the co-founder and chief executive of Ubisoft. After all, he's the head of a major publisher -- you'd expect Nintendo would have shown him what it looks like. And as it turns out, Guillemot really liked what he saw.