Ubisoft Press Conference 2012 Liveblog Wrap-Up

Ahoy! Ubisoft’s press conference just ended and boy what a conference. The games on display were pretty damn good and Ubisoft showcased a few things they plan to do with Rayman Legends and the Wii U. They also show a game that really intrigued James and Steven. Hit the jump to see their reactions.

Note: Steve is “TheWiredFish.” in the next conference, his name will be StevenDPX

5:54
TheWiredFish:

Do bear with us for sec.

5:57
Suikoinfinity:

Hola!

5:58
TheWiredFish:

Alright!

5:58
TheWiredFish:

Ack, it’s using the TWF name for me.

5:58
TheWiredFish:

Looks like those changes I just made won’t take effect here.

5:59
Suikoinfinity:

Guess we can correct that later, btw, is there a way to share the link on Facebook?

6:00
TheWiredFish:

Uh… There is. But for some reason the Share thing won’t pop up when you hover over comments.

6:02
Suikoinfinity:

We’re gonna need it to get some readers aboard, I’m looking too, but can’t find much >_<

6:03
TheWiredFish:

Actually, there’s a monthly reader limit of 25. It really sucks being a trial member.

6:03
Suikoinfinity:

Do we at least get a copy of the transcript to publish?

6:04
TheWiredFish:

Yes. On completed events, click Edit, and the transcript pops up. I did that to Copy/Paste my Microsoft liveblog.

6:05
Suikoinfinity:

Well no time to worry about viewers, here we go!

6:06
TheWiredFish:

AMEN!

6:06
TheWiredFish:

Oh I like this song!

6:06
Suikoinfinity:

I like those dancers <_<

6:06
TheWiredFish:

Oh I see, it’s Lets Dance.

6:07
TheWiredFish:

Now this is how you start a conference.

6:07
TheWiredFish:

Yo, his audio is overboosted!

6:07
Suikoinfinity:

At least Ubisoft is smart enough to start their conference with a musical performance…

6:08
TheWiredFish:

Yep, unlike MS and Usher outta nowhere.

6:08
TheWiredFish:

That mic is ridiculous!

6:09
Suikoinfinity:

I’m completely ignoring the guy, it’s like he’s not even there.

6:10
TheWiredFish:

Oh also, if you want to type while watching the conference at the same time, put the writer’s console and video window next to eachother.

6:10
Suikoinfinity:

Is it me or does the host sound just a little monotone? Yup, that’s what I’m doing XD

6:11
TheWiredFish:

Alright. Slightly monotone. She just lacks… genuine enthusiasm.

6:11
TheWiredFish:

She called you out James!

6:12
TheWiredFish:

Lookin’ at the ladies.

6:12
Suikoinfinity:

Damn right she did, but didn’t that remark have a touch of that awkward moment last year when Mr Caffeine was making dick jokes?

6:12
TheWiredFish:

Hey now…

6:12
Suikoinfinity:

Oh hello there!

6:13
TheWiredFish:

“You feel the jungle around you”
Among other things…

6:15
Suikoinfinity:

This is one of those few trailers that managed to get my undivided attention.

6:15
TheWiredFish:

Okay, split screening showing gameplay and guy playing.

6:15
TheWiredFish:

Well I’m interested.

6:16
TheWiredFish:

Saved a lady from a potential death.

6:16
TheWiredFish:

Sniping enemies from afar with arrow. Now switched to machinegun.

6:17
TheWiredFish:

Guy taunted by f-bomb.

6:17
TheWiredFish:

and fire.

6:18
TheWiredFish:

Entire compound is on his ass. And attack Tigers! Daaamn.

6:19
Suikoinfinity:

They sure love dropping that f-bomb.

6:19
TheWiredFish:

And G4 is showing this on TV I think. I’m watching their stream.

6:20
Suikoinfinity:

People with guns to their heads and television monitors? Looks like they’re trying to take after Persona now.

6:20
TheWiredFish:

Well that was fucking insane.

6:21
TheWiredFish:

Oh dear this guy.

6:21
TheWiredFish:

“Entire archipelagos to discover. And that’s just single player.”

6:22
Suikoinfinity:

I think this chick is far worse than that guy…

6:22
TheWiredFish:

Yeah, now I agree.

6:22
Suikoinfinity:

Now I really miss Mr. Caffeine.

6:23
TheWiredFish:

Ah, so something different from the Microsoft presser.

6:24
TheWiredFish:

Is that CG or FMV?

6:24
TheWiredFish:

I mean Live Action?

6:25
Suikoinfinity:

Pretty sure it’s CG

6:25
TheWiredFish:

If so, impressive.

6:26
TheWiredFish:

“Girl wood”
there’s your dick joke, right there.

6:26
Suikoinfinity:

This fucking host

6:26
TheWiredFish:

Alrighty, something involving Marvel… wait a second.

6:27
TheWiredFish:

So Marvel dropped SEGA and is teaming with Ubi?

6:27
Suikoinfinity:

They were doing an Avergers game with SEGA?

6:27
TheWiredFish:

The Avengers: Battle For Earth.

6:28
TheWiredFish:

Nah, I think their last game was Thor and then they switched off.

6:28
TheWiredFish:

Some Wii U stuff.

6:28
TheWiredFish:

Some Rayman Legends stuff.

6:30
Suikoinfinity:

I hope that tablet can resist fingerprints if we have to play using our bare hands…

6:30
TheWiredFish:

Oh yeah, the Pro Controller for Wii U takes after the XBox 360 controller.

6:31
Suikoinfinity:

I hope it’s less bulky, the 360 controller always felt a little unnatural.

6:31
TheWiredFish:

So one plays as Rayman with a regular controller and the other plays as the fairy thing with the tablet.

6:32
TheWiredFish:

Up to five players for Rayman Legends.

6:32
Suikoinfinity:

Oh damn, I like the different content between both screens

6:33
TheWiredFish:

That music!

6:33
TheWiredFish:

Ah, the music goes with the action.

6:34
Suikoinfinity:

Shit, I’m having a rough enough time organizing four people for Rayman Legends, it’s going to be a nightmare trying to round up a group of 5. The music was awesome.

6:34
TheWiredFish:

This fucking lady…

6:34
Suikoinfinity:

Is this the game from the Nintendo pre-E3 conference?

6:35
TheWiredFish:

I’m wondering that too.

6:35
Suikoinfinity:

That looks painful, but this feels too much like the Dead Island trailer.

6:36
TheWiredFish:

Was just about to say Dead Island.

6:36
TheWiredFish:

Kinda tongue-in-cheek the music is, ain’t it.

6:37
Suikoinfinity:

…. Zombi U? Really?!

6:37
TheWiredFish:

Zombi U… let the U-ifying begin…

6:37
Suikoinfinity:

Aside from the title, the game looks quite interesting. And god damn these two are so disorienting.

6:38
TheWiredFish:

I do wanna see more from this game.

6:38
TheWiredFish:

And now a sizzle reel.

6:38
TheWiredFish:

Rabbids, Your Shape Fitness, Sports Collection…

6:38
Suikoinfinity:

Was that a knockoff Mario Kart I just saw?

6:39
TheWiredFish:

Just Dance 4,

And hey, Assassins Creed III for Wii U.

6:40
TheWiredFish:

Eagle: The hell is going on!?

6:41
TheWiredFish:

Connor in the middle of a cross-fire.

6:41
Suikoinfinity:

Reminds me of that time I was watching The Patriot not too long ago… what this game needs is Mel Gibson.

6:41
TheWiredFish:

And taking out some redcoats.

6:42
TheWiredFish:

Gonna see lots of British gamers hating this trailer.

6:42
TheWiredFish:

Washington: thinking “The shit I could do with this guy!”

6:44
Suikoinfinity:

Hey, they get assassinated here and get to deal with a Zombi invasion — I think Ubisoft is going for killing the British this year.

6:44
TheWiredFish:

They are French. Makes sense.

6:44
Suikoinfinity:

Red Dead Redemption!

6:44
TheWiredFish:

Connor hunting for food.

6:45
TheWiredFish:

Oh shit, Wolf ain’t having his shit.

6:46
TheWiredFish:

Now entering a camp.

6:48
Suikoinfinity:

I love how these guys have firearms, and just stand on the side without shooting….

6:49
TheWiredFish:

Now entering a British camp.

6:50
TheWiredFish:

Popping some gunpowder.

6:50
TheWiredFish:

End of demo.

6:51
TheWiredFish:

Now another trailer for the game.

6:51
Suikoinfinity:

Nope, back to the douche.

6:51
TheWiredFish:

And this guy… again.

6:52
TheWiredFish:

Uh, he killed nothing but Red Coats. Not helping his cause.

6:52
TheWiredFish:

Or answering him for that matter.

6:53
Suikoinfinity:

Are YOU feelin’ it?

6:53
TheWiredFish:

Whaaaat theee heellll.

6:54
Suikoinfinity:

What a pair of assholes.

6:54
TheWiredFish:

This guy… This lady….

6:55
TheWiredFish:

“My brain is working too fast.”
Are you? I beg to differ.

6:55
TheWiredFish:

“Get smoked by a giant black girl”
Quote of the conference ladies and gentlemen.

6:56
TheWiredFish:

Okay, some Shootmania, targeted for the eSports audience.

6:57
Suikoinfinity:

I knew I could count on Ubisoft for the awkward moments.

6:58
TheWiredFish:

Two teams of pro-players, boys v girls.

6:58
Suikoinfinity:

Who am I supposed to root for when they’re all equally uncharismatic?

6:59
TheWiredFish:

reminds me of Tribes.

6:59
TheWiredFish:

Awesome way to spawn though.

7:00
TheWiredFish:

Not a lot of cheers for the girls.

7:00
Suikoinfinity:

At least the game looks fun.

7:00
TheWiredFish:

Yep.

7:01
TheWiredFish:

The guys win.

7:01
Suikoinfinity:

I think I’ll refrain from making the obligatory sexist joke.

7:02
TheWiredFish:

I think Ubi did it for you. Look at the the girls are wearing compared to the guys.

7:03
TheWiredFish:

Sizzle reel.

7:03
TheWiredFish:

Trials evolution.

7:03
TheWiredFish:

The Settlers Online.

7:04
TheWiredFish:

Ghost Recon Online.
Free-to-play.

7:04
Suikoinfinity:

I see Beyond Good & Evil HD, but where’s 2?!

7:04
TheWiredFish:

Yeah mang!

7:05
TheWiredFish:

Ubi CEO Yves Guillemot on stage.

7:05
TheWiredFish:

New IP?

7:05
Suikoinfinity:

I think I remember that blackout O_O

7:05
TheWiredFish:

I remember that event.

7:06
TheWiredFish:

We thought our mom caused when she turned on her fossil called an Air Conditioner.

7:07
TheWiredFish:

Lots of Big Brother complexes in this trailer.

7:07
TheWiredFish:

Pretty creepy if you ask me.

7:07
Suikoinfinity:

So… what’s the game about?

7:07
TheWiredFish:

I’m curious too.

7:07
TheWiredFish:

What!?

7:08
Suikoinfinity:

Uh oh, this better not be another Laser Tag kind of thing.

7:08
TheWiredFish:

So the game is called ctOS?

7:08
Suikoinfinity:

Connecticut Operating System?

7:09
TheWiredFish:

hahaahaahaha, good one!

7:09
TheWiredFish:

Looks like another FPS.

7:10
Suikoinfinity:

Looks like another GTA.

7:10
TheWiredFish:

I stand corrected.

7:11
TheWiredFish:

Knocked out everyone’s electronics to sneak in.

7:12
Suikoinfinity:

Deus Ex + GTA?

7:12
TheWiredFish:

I saw “Hack” appear over a ladies head.

7:13
TheWiredFish:

Interesting conversation so far.

7:15
Suikoinfinity:

Controlling traffic lights like that is pretty crazy.

7:16
TheWiredFish:

I’m really liking the setup so far.

7:17
TheWiredFish:

And he finds DiMarco.

7:19
TheWiredFish:

So more than one person can see everything.

7:19
Suikoinfinity:

Holy shit, that game looks great.

7:19
Suikoinfinity:

And I think the audience agrees.

7:19
TheWiredFish:

Agreed!
Watch_Dogs is the name.

7:19
TheWiredFish:

Aww this lady again!

7:19
TheWiredFish:

And this guy!

7:20
Suikoinfinity:

Best game of E3 so far.

7:20
Suikoinfinity:

Do that shit!

7:20
TheWiredFish:

And that the end of it.

7:21
TheWiredFish:

So final thoughts before we sign off here?

7:21
Suikoinfinity:

Yup, shall we add in our concluding thoughts?

7:21
Suikoinfinity:

You first, I gotta take a leak.

7:22
TheWiredFish:

Haha.
Okay. This is the first Ubisoft conference I watch. But I was well aware of some of the dumb stuff they do sometimes. But I must say they showed off some good games.

7:23
TheWiredFish:

Farcry 3, Assassin’s Creed III, Rayman Legends and a bit more of the Wii U.

7:24
TheWiredFish:

And Watch_Dogs. Really liking that Orwellian setup of seeing everything and hacking into electronics (sans the Cole lightning).

7:25
TheWiredFish:

The conference could’ve used a lot less of that lady and Tobuscus. It’s like whatever hype you got from a game they showed was sucked right the hell back when these two showed up.

7:26
TheWiredFish:

So a B+ for games shown
D for presentation.
Your turn James.

7:28
Suikoinfinity:

The presentation was atrocious. They started out strong, but once the people began speaking it all went downhill. Mr Caffeine last year was awkward, but at least had a strange charm to him. This pair was awkward and annoying. They were, however smart enough to start and finish on strong notes. Hot girls, dancing and getting Just Dance 4 out of the way, and concluding on Watch_Dogs. That’s how a good show’s done.

I’m no Assassins Creed fan and I’m not interested in a lot of the games they showed, however the appealing ones were given the most attention, with the sizzle moments reserved for some of their more niche products.

7:29
TheWiredFish:

Mmhm.
And that’s it?

7:30
Suikoinfinity:

Because I count the overall presentation over two douchy hosts, I’m going to be a little more lenient on the grading though, B+ for games even though I’m butthurt that there’s no Beyond Good and Evil 2 shown and a B for overall presentation.

7:31
TheWiredFish:

So it’s a solid B range from both of us.

7:31
Suikoinfinity:

I came out of this looking forward to what Ubisoft has to offer, which I believe both Microsoft and EA failed to deliver on. Definitely my favorite conference yet!

7:32
TheWiredFish:

And now Sony’s gonna start in about an hour and a half.

7:32
Suikoinfinity:

Alright, that’s it from me, time to rest up for 1.5 hours before the big Sony show.

7:33
Suikoinfinity:

See you guys next conference!

7:33
TheWiredFish:

Stay tuned for Sony’s liveblog and 9PM EST.

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