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Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches

Ubisoft announces the launch of their Uplay PC application, which offers the ability to purchase their games via digital distribution along with an integrated chat system. "Uplay PC is a great way for customers to discover Ubisoft's games, connect with their friends and gaming communities, and win achievements and content that's not available anywhere else." said Stephanie Perotti, Worldwide Director for Online Games, Ubisoft. "For PC gamers that are already fans of Ubisoft's titles or have been considering trying some of our classics, this promotion is a great deal, and our way of saying thank you for their support." They are kicking things off with a sale offering 75% off on many titles, and others for just a buck:

Today at Gamescom 2012, Ubisoft officially launched Uplay PC, an application that serves as a digital distribution platform and central point for PC gamers to connect to Uplay's community and consumer-centric services. The video game developer and publisher also kicked off a promotion making select Ubisoft PC titles available through Uplay PC for as little as $1 for a limited time.

Uplay, Ubisoft's online services and distribution platform, now has more than 35 million members and is available across Ubisoft games and across platforms. Uplay PC replaces individual game launchers and lets gamers access all their Uplay-enabled PC games and Uplay services in the same place. Uplay PC also includes new features, including an integrated shop, the direct purchase and download of games, a friends list and chat system that add value to PC players' experience.

To encourage players to download and try Uplay PC, Ubisoft is making PC versions of Driver®: San Francisco, From Dust®, Silent Hunter® 5 and Tom Clancy's® H.A.W.X.® 2 available for $1 for a limited time. Other popular titles -- including Anno 2070T, Assassin's Creed® II, Assassin's Creed® Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed® Revelations, Might & Magic®: Heroes® VI, Tom Clancy's® Splinter Cell Conviction® -- are discounted up to 75%, also for a limited time.

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35. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 19:45 w00tie
 
Lorcin wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 19:39:
Can we get some grammar nazis in here please?

I'm sorry to ask but how the hell is Uplay pronounced? I know how they want us to pronounce it "You Play", but every fibre of my being tells my they've spelt it "UpLay".

Then again it's ubisoft so I guess I should accept their twats French.
The logo has it with the u separate from the rest.
 
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34. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 19:45 nin
 
but every fibre of my being tells my they've spelt it "UpLay".

Wow, now I'm doing it - thanks!

 
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33. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 19:39 Lorcin
 
Can we get some grammar nazis in here please?

I'm sorry to ask but how the hell is Uplay pronounced? I know how they want us to pronounce it "You Play", but every fibre of my being tells my they've spelt it "UpLay".

Then again it's ubisoft so I guess I should accept their twats French.
 
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32. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 19:22 ASeven
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 19:07:
KilrathiAce wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 18:56:
UBI does not care for customer often not supporting their titles as proven with silent hunter series, many of their games are either not supported or in horrible state and literally suck nowdays. So no suprise I have no desire to even care about Uplay, may as well call it Toilet as far as I am concerned.

this is why it's appropriate to hate on ubisoft, not for them wanting to push out their own content delivery system.

they pump and dump worse than EA and Activision combined.

+1. It's not the store that's offensive, it's their repeated treatment of PC gamers.
 
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31. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 19:21 ASeven
 
We need more Gamersgate's kind of stores, which provide us all the files without the use of a client. As for Uplay, Ubisoft burned too many bridges with PC gamers for them to even stand a slimmer of a chance to be competitive in any way possible. After their horrid treatment of PC gaming which continues to this day with delays and their insane DRM they really have to be insanely retarded to even think they stand a chance against all the other competitors.

Oh Prez, Creston, pretty sure that 1angrygamer is a gimmick account.
 
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30. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 19:07 DangerDog
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 18:56:
UBI does not care for customer often not supporting their titles as proven with silent hunter series, many of their games are either not supported or in horrible state and literally suck nowdays. So no suprise I have no desire to even care about Uplay, may as well call it Toilet as far as I am concerned.

this is why it's appropriate to hate on ubisoft, not for them wanting to push out their own content delivery system.

they pump and dump worse than EA and Activision combined.
 
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29. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:58 finga
 
NOPE nope nope nope NOPE

*nope's the fuck on out of here*
 
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28. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:56 KilrathiAce
 
UBI does not care for customer often not supporting their titles as proven with silent hunter series, many of their games are either not supported or in horrible state and literally suck nowdays. So no suprise I have no desire to even care about Uplay, may as well call it Toilet as far as I am concerned.  
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27. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:38 Iurand
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 18:29:
retail is dead as dog shit, you can't blame these publishers for not wanting to bend over to Valve every time they put out a game.

They bend to Microsoft and Sony...
 
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26. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:29 DangerDog
 
retail is dead as dog shit, you can't blame these publishers for not wanting to bend over to Valve every time they put out a game.

I don't like the idea of only one business holding the keys the e-retail store. Sure people have a man-love-crush on Gabe and everything he does and says but imagine if they were to sell out to another corporation down the road like Microsoft. Don't put all your eggs in one basket etc.
 
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25. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:17 deqer
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 16:30:
Dades wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 16:29:
1AngryGamer wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 16:18:
Countdown until Anti DRM Fanatics spam this news story....5....4....3...2....1...

How about just people who don't want another fucking digital platform?

You don't want more deals? Spending less money? Forcing Steam to stay competitive? Just add the game to your Steam game list once it's installed.
We don't need another corp whore trying to take a piece of the pie. Does any of us need that? Any of you guys need that? How about you guys over there--did any of you guys ask for this? No?

Okay then, Nope.
 
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24. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:15 DangerDog
 
uhhh there's no way to add games into it that you may have purchased from other e-retailers or at retail, I know that with Steam bought Ubi games you have to launch through Steam app but say you have a key from Gamefly or something, no place to enter in the key.

I guess Ubisoft doesn't want to pay for the bandwidth if you get the game from any place other than their e-store. D- for customer support right there.

This is a step beneath Origin but just slightly better than Games for Windows Live.

 
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23. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:12 StingingVelvet
 
Creston wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 18:08:
Driver San Francisco for a buck? Hmm. Does it have that retarded DRM of theirs?

I'd be tempted to get AC2 and brotherhood for the PC, but same issue with the DRM horseshit... Though I believe in brotherhood it's been taken out?

Last I checked the always online games like Driver and AC2 are now just online to boot, offline afterward. They might have toned it down further in the interim though, I haven't played them in a while.

Brotherhood was a simple one-time activation.
 
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22. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:08 Creston
 
Driver San Francisco for a buck? Hmm. Does it have that retarded DRM of theirs?

I'd be tempted to get AC2 and brotherhood for the PC, but same issue with the DRM horseshit... Though I believe in brotherhood it's been taken out?

Creston
 
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21. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 18:03 Saboth
 
So Ubisoft DRM is coming to my PC in a more convenient form? No. Thanks. After the security fiasco, Ubisoft software will never reside on my PC. It's bad enough I have to log in to be allowed to play my single player games.  
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20. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 17:28 StingingVelvet
 
Prez wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 17:22:
I don't disagree with your post but for me the difference is with Steam I still have a singular, centralized front end to run all of my games from through which I can interface with all of my Bluenews friends with. Not everyone has (or will have) a Gamefly, Origin, or Uplay account but virtually everyone I am friends with here has a Steam account. I like simple, centralized ubiquity. It helps that Steam has the biggest library, the best features, and is generally the best all around digital service by a fair margin (though their customer service admittedly STILL sucks donkey balls).

I understand that... I mean it effects me very little as I don't play multiplayer, but I understand it. Still, I think selling direct to the consumer trumps it, and a centralized platform under one company head is pretty anti-PC.

You can always have Steam open all the time anyway, and launch 3rd party games from it, keeping 95% of its features intact.
 
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19. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 17:22 Prez
 
Why is Steam so awesome but anything else like it so terrible? If your argument is purely not wanting more accounts, well, you have them already, so what's the diff?

I don't disagree with your post but for me the difference is with Steam I still have a singular, centralized front end to run all of my games from through which I can interface with all of my Bluenews friends with. Not everyone has (or will have) a Gamefly, Origin, or Uplay account but virtually everyone I am friends with here has a Steam account. I like simple, centralized ubiquity. It helps that Steam has the biggest library, the best features, and is generally the best all around digital service by a fair margin (though their customer service admittedly STILL sucks donkey balls).
 
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18. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 17:20 Riker
 
Fuck Ubisoft. I'm never buying their shit again.  
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17. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 17:17 xXBatmanXx
 
Oneprince wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 16:54:
What I need now is a client app to manage all these other client apps Steam/origin/uplay/(whatever the gamestop one is called)/Tiggit/etc.... Right?

A trillian for games? That is a great idea.
 
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16. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 17:12 StingingVelvet
 
Client is pretty slick. I REALLY like how it has achievements that unlock things, makes them actually interesting, and that interface is done really well. Automatically added all the Uplay DRM games I used before, which is nice.

I know people here think it's insane but to me it's very true to the PC platform for a publisher to sell their game directly to me. We have these accounts anyway because of DRM, so why not a client if it adds features? Why is Steam so awesome but anything else like it so terrible? If your argument is purely not wanting more accounts, well, you have them already, so what's the diff?

Direct to consumer relationships and sales is true to PC gaming and enhances the appeal of our platform to publishers. I am all for it. I wish it was DRM free, but consumers accepted DRM a long time ago, so oh well.
 
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