Ubisoft's E3 2010 Press Conference Live Blog

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

In a few moments, Ubisoft will begin its E3 2010 press conference. What will we hear about? Chances are Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will be a big focus. There's also a chance we'll catch a glimpse of the next Ghost Recon and maybe, just maybe, we'll see a bit more of Beyond Good and Evil 2. Call me a dreamer. 
 
Look below for a breakdown of what's being said or to feel my pain if James Cameron walks onto the stage again. 
 
== TEASER == All updates will be made in ascending order.     
 
[6:29 PM] Not one person grabbed their crouch during that dance routine. Also, Ubisoft's press conference is over, apparently. 
   
[6:28 PM] Man, those are some tight pants Ms. Blonde Lady. 

[6:27] Michael Jackson dance game announced 20 years too late. 

[6:25 PM] Man, even Ubisoft's CEO was like, "yo, man, I'm boring. I'm getting out of here."  

[6:24 PM] Looks like Ubisoft is about ready to announce some sort of social creation platform. Think Uplay, except with a Track Mania focus.   

[6:22 PM] Rayman Origins. It looks great, man. 

[6:19 PM] Hey, a Rayman title. Awesome! (He still doesn't have arms.)

[6:17 PM] Alright. I was early. (My bones do not lie.) They're currently showing a downloadable title. I have no idea what genre it's in or what it even is. But it's called Project Dust and features tribal dudes chilling on a beach with a lot of holes in it.          

[6:16 PM] OK. That's over. Here's the Beyond Good and Evil announcement. I can FEEL it. 

[6:13 PM] Well over a 100 licensed cars. Apparently there will be damage, too. Showing off a feature named "Shift" now. Lead character is in a coma? And he can shift to anywhere in the world? I'm lost. 

[6:12 PM] Oh, man, I sorta forgot to pay attention there. Apparently this is a reboot of the series. It's "going back to the series' roots."  

[6:10 PM] Yeah. It's definitely based on the set of Full House, as expected. 

[6:10 PM] I think the new Driver game is about to be revealed. 

[6:09 PM] Entire campaign to be playable with 4-players. 

[6:06 PM] We're seeing some cooperative elements. Dudes taking turns killing bad dudes. Now we're seeing some cover-based shooting. I really wish Ghost Recon would go back to first-person. 

[6:04 PM] #Ubisoft is trending for all the wrong reasons. Also, dude is still sneaking around in active camo, shooting dudes in the back. 

[6:01 PM] Live demo of the game now. The active camo looks pretty ridiculous. It might have unlimited juice.  

[5:59 PM] Rabbids game a Wii exclusive. Hey, a new Ghost Recon Future War trailer. The Ghosts now have exoskeletons, stealth gear, and...rocket launchers like the ones on War Machine.
 
[5:56 PM] New Raving Rabbids game being shown. Time travelling Rabbids. I wonder what Valve's Portal 2 surprise is? Do you think it'll have some cool tie-in?     

[5:55 PM] It won't be at a press conference, but I'd love to see a trailer for Darksiders 2. Just saying. 

[5:53 PM] If you guys have a bunch of media-types on your Twitter lists, go ahead and check it. It's funny. 

[5:52 PM] So, yeah, tomorrow Nintendo will have a press conference. Do you think they'll announce a Zelda?  

[5:49 PM] Your Shape: Fitness Trainer is being shown again. I wonder if it'll be the same presentation at Microsoft's press conference. I think it is.   
 
[5:48 PM] Well, that's over. Two games about to be announced for Kinect: a skiing game and a soccer game.

[5:45 PM] Ubisoft designers are chiming in about going beyond traditional controller interaction.  

[5:45 PM] Waiting for this to end. It's ending soon, right?   

[5:43 PM] I love all this voodoo talk about stress and whatnot. Anyway, you move this little worm through a rainbow tunnel by breathing.  

[5:42 PM] It's a heartbeat sensor. You play a game with it. Oh, Ubisoft.  

[5:40 PM] This game called, uh, Innergy is being shown. It's being said that it reduces stress.  

[5:39 PM] Battle Tag bundle comes with two guns and something. Requires PC connectivity. I think.   

[5:37 PM] Battle Tag comes with little blogs that act as beacons or "checkpoints." You can make little games around these. Also, this ... SOMEONE GET JAMES CAMERON OUT ON THE STAGE. Tell me about Avatar's storyline  for forty minutes straight. Please. 

[5:36 PM] This is unbelievable. The toy gun has reloadable, fake ammo. You run around and shoot each other in the eye of a sensor hooked into a harness. 

[5:35 PM] Wait, this isn't a joke. It's a game called Battle Tag. It's Laser Tag. Except with the word "battle" in front of it.  

[5:34 PM] Mr. Announcer Man has been interrupted by two people shooting fake guns at each other.  

[5:33 PM] Shaun White will be in 3D. Awesome.  

[5:31 PM] Lovin' Shaun White's hair.  

[5:31 PM] You'll be able to color a skate park that's unique to you. 
 
[5:29 PM] A live demonstration is going on. They're showing off the game's pseudo-open world and its Tony Hawk-style mechanics.   

[5:26 PM] They keep shifting positions. Anyway, Shaun White Snowboarding is being shown. Players will be able to transform the environment in the game as they skate. You'll literally be building "your own twisted reality" and "bring life and color" back to the world. 

[5:25 PM] Man. The Ubisoft set has wooden white cubes for the people on the stage to sit on. Everyone is uncomfortable. They look uncomfortable.  

 [5:24 PM] Shaun White is out on the stage. He's talking about his skateboarding career.   
   
[5:20 PM] "A fresh and innovative experience" is coming. He suggested Leaderboard competition. Not really understand the co-op business.  

[5:19 PM] "A Brotherhood will be necessary to strike at the heart of the enemy in Rome," says the Ubisoft dude.
 
[5:18 PM] Now a short melee section. Oh wait, Ezio just through an axe at a dude. Very cool.   

[5:16 PM] A cannon gameplay sequence is being shown. It's a lot like Red Dead Redemption's Gatling Gun or cannon; third-person, point and shoot with the reticule. Except instead of dudes, you're blowing up towers. "Multiple new gadgets and machinery" are being promised. 

[5:14 PM] The scene leads to a mission. Ezio's bedroom exploits are interrupted by a rock. He's now being asked to defend the walls of a city. Ezio just jumped on a horse--horse-fighting confirmed!
     
[5:12 PM]  The trailer ends. Vincent Po-werefadfadsfa or something is on stage. He's giving some context to the game. Ezio is now a leader and he's also "deadlier than ever." Apparently, he's also still a lady's man. A scrap of gameplay footage of Ezio and a woman in bed is being shown. I wonder if Playboy will be a sponsor of this game.

[5:10 PM] Now a "for real" trailer. It's the one we posted earlier that shows Ezio and his co-assassin's doing their thing in a crowd. 

[5:09 PM]  An Assassin's Creed Brotherhood trailer is GO. Right now it's like a cheap iMovie--just scrolling pictures, epic music, and sound effects. Wait, there's an Ezio. 

[5:08 PM] Looks like Kinect and Move will be a big deal, if Mr. Announcer-Man is teasing correctly.  

[5:06 PM] That was Child of Eden by Mizuguchi.
 
[5:01 PM]  I'm not really sure what's going on here. A dude is on stage, using gesture controls for a game that looks like a 3D update of Geometry Wars. There's trance music, lots of neon, and a ridiculous amount of on-screen havoc as objects are blown up.

#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

In a few moments, Ubisoft will begin its E3 2010 press conference. What will we hear about? Chances are Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will be a big focus. There's also a chance we'll catch a glimpse of the next Ghost Recon and maybe, just maybe, we'll see a bit more of Beyond Good and Evil 2. Call me a dreamer. 
 
Look below for a breakdown of what's being said or to feel my pain if James Cameron walks onto the stage again. 
 
== TEASER == All updates will be made in ascending order.     
 
[6:29 PM] Not one person grabbed their crouch during that dance routine. Also, Ubisoft's press conference is over, apparently. 
   
[6:28 PM] Man, those are some tight pants Ms. Blonde Lady. 

[6:27] Michael Jackson dance game announced 20 years too late. 

[6:25 PM] Man, even Ubisoft's CEO was like, "yo, man, I'm boring. I'm getting out of here."  

[6:24 PM] Looks like Ubisoft is about ready to announce some sort of social creation platform. Think Uplay, except with a Track Mania focus.   

[6:22 PM] Rayman Origins. It looks great, man. 

[6:19 PM] Hey, a Rayman title. Awesome! (He still doesn't have arms.)

[6:17 PM] Alright. I was early. (My bones do not lie.) They're currently showing a downloadable title. I have no idea what genre it's in or what it even is. But it's called Project Dust and features tribal dudes chilling on a beach with a lot of holes in it.          

[6:16 PM] OK. That's over. Here's the Beyond Good and Evil announcement. I can FEEL it. 

[6:13 PM] Well over a 100 licensed cars. Apparently there will be damage, too. Showing off a feature named "Shift" now. Lead character is in a coma? And he can shift to anywhere in the world? I'm lost. 

[6:12 PM] Oh, man, I sorta forgot to pay attention there. Apparently this is a reboot of the series. It's "going back to the series' roots."  

[6:10 PM] Yeah. It's definitely based on the set of Full House, as expected. 

[6:10 PM] I think the new Driver game is about to be revealed. 

[6:09 PM] Entire campaign to be playable with 4-players. 

[6:06 PM] We're seeing some cooperative elements. Dudes taking turns killing bad dudes. Now we're seeing some cover-based shooting. I really wish Ghost Recon would go back to first-person. 

[6:04 PM] #Ubisoft is trending for all the wrong reasons. Also, dude is still sneaking around in active camo, shooting dudes in the back. 

[6:01 PM] Live demo of the game now. The active camo looks pretty ridiculous. It might have unlimited juice.  

[5:59 PM] Rabbids game a Wii exclusive. Hey, a new Ghost Recon Future War trailer. The Ghosts now have exoskeletons, stealth gear, and...rocket launchers like the ones on War Machine.
 
[5:56 PM] New Raving Rabbids game being shown. Time travelling Rabbids. I wonder what Valve's Portal 2 surprise is? Do you think it'll have some cool tie-in?     

[5:55 PM] It won't be at a press conference, but I'd love to see a trailer for Darksiders 2. Just saying. 

[5:53 PM] If you guys have a bunch of media-types on your Twitter lists, go ahead and check it. It's funny. 

[5:52 PM] So, yeah, tomorrow Nintendo will have a press conference. Do you think they'll announce a Zelda?  

[5:49 PM] Your Shape: Fitness Trainer is being shown again. I wonder if it'll be the same presentation at Microsoft's press conference. I think it is.   
 
[5:48 PM] Well, that's over. Two games about to be announced for Kinect: a skiing game and a soccer game.

[5:45 PM] Ubisoft designers are chiming in about going beyond traditional controller interaction.  

[5:45 PM] Waiting for this to end. It's ending soon, right?   

[5:43 PM] I love all this voodoo talk about stress and whatnot. Anyway, you move this little worm through a rainbow tunnel by breathing.  

[5:42 PM] It's a heartbeat sensor. You play a game with it. Oh, Ubisoft.  

[5:40 PM] This game called, uh, Innergy is being shown. It's being said that it reduces stress.  

[5:39 PM] Battle Tag bundle comes with two guns and something. Requires PC connectivity. I think.   

[5:37 PM] Battle Tag comes with little blogs that act as beacons or "checkpoints." You can make little games around these. Also, this ... SOMEONE GET JAMES CAMERON OUT ON THE STAGE. Tell me about Avatar's storyline  for forty minutes straight. Please. 

[5:36 PM] This is unbelievable. The toy gun has reloadable, fake ammo. You run around and shoot each other in the eye of a sensor hooked into a harness. 

[5:35 PM] Wait, this isn't a joke. It's a game called Battle Tag. It's Laser Tag. Except with the word "battle" in front of it.  

[5:34 PM] Mr. Announcer Man has been interrupted by two people shooting fake guns at each other.  

[5:33 PM] Shaun White will be in 3D. Awesome.  

[5:31 PM] Lovin' Shaun White's hair.  

[5:31 PM] You'll be able to color a skate park that's unique to you. 
 
[5:29 PM] A live demonstration is going on. They're showing off the game's pseudo-open world and its Tony Hawk-style mechanics.   

[5:26 PM] They keep shifting positions. Anyway, Shaun White Snowboarding is being shown. Players will be able to transform the environment in the game as they skate. You'll literally be building "your own twisted reality" and "bring life and color" back to the world. 

[5:25 PM] Man. The Ubisoft set has wooden white cubes for the people on the stage to sit on. Everyone is uncomfortable. They look uncomfortable.  

 [5:24 PM] Shaun White is out on the stage. He's talking about his skateboarding career.   
   
[5:20 PM] "A fresh and innovative experience" is coming. He suggested Leaderboard competition. Not really understand the co-op business.  

[5:19 PM] "A Brotherhood will be necessary to strike at the heart of the enemy in Rome," says the Ubisoft dude.
 
[5:18 PM] Now a short melee section. Oh wait, Ezio just through an axe at a dude. Very cool.   

[5:16 PM] A cannon gameplay sequence is being shown. It's a lot like Red Dead Redemption's Gatling Gun or cannon; third-person, point and shoot with the reticule. Except instead of dudes, you're blowing up towers. "Multiple new gadgets and machinery" are being promised. 

[5:14 PM] The scene leads to a mission. Ezio's bedroom exploits are interrupted by a rock. He's now being asked to defend the walls of a city. Ezio just jumped on a horse--horse-fighting confirmed!
     
[5:12 PM]  The trailer ends. Vincent Po-werefadfadsfa or something is on stage. He's giving some context to the game. Ezio is now a leader and he's also "deadlier than ever." Apparently, he's also still a lady's man. A scrap of gameplay footage of Ezio and a woman in bed is being shown. I wonder if Playboy will be a sponsor of this game.

[5:10 PM] Now a "for real" trailer. It's the one we posted earlier that shows Ezio and his co-assassin's doing their thing in a crowd. 

[5:09 PM]  An Assassin's Creed Brotherhood trailer is GO. Right now it's like a cheap iMovie--just scrolling pictures, epic music, and sound effects. Wait, there's an Ezio. 

[5:08 PM] Looks like Kinect and Move will be a big deal, if Mr. Announcer-Man is teasing correctly.  

[5:06 PM] That was Child of Eden by Mizuguchi.
 
[5:01 PM]  I'm not really sure what's going on here. A dude is on stage, using gesture controls for a game that looks like a 3D update of Geometry Wars. There's trance music, lots of neon, and a ridiculous amount of on-screen havoc as objects are blown up.

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (11847 posts) -

finally

#3 Posted by MacGeorge (177 posts) -

YES! New Beyond Good and Evil for real!

#4 Posted by Nonentity (235 posts) -

Please show Deus Ex. I need it.

#5 Posted by dillonator (145 posts) -

deus ex please?

#6 Posted by ip007 (266 posts) -

Is the LIVE stream at GameTrailers working for anyone?

#7 Posted by Eljay (141 posts) -

Raise your hand if you still get excited about skateboarding games.
 
Bueller?

#8 Posted by SolidEyeSystem (76 posts) -
@Nonentity: You'll have to ask Square Enix.
#9 Posted by greennoodles (404 posts) -

BG&E2? I can dream can't I?

#10 Posted by mjk1 (205 posts) -
@ip007:  It is for me, but it is a bit choppy, not as good as the previous conferences.
#11 Posted by Zeninnnnnnnn (176 posts) -

@greennoodles Dream on brother. I'm right there with you.

#12 Posted by Mjolnir (456 posts) -

Wow, that Shaun White game has every song I liked back in 2004 (in short: Awesome). Seriously, though, at least it seems different enough to be a tad interesting.

#13 Posted by Osmiles (196 posts) -

I think ubisoft's press conferences are dumb.

#14 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

Ohhhhh... there's a time zone difference! It all makes sense now.

#15 Posted by TheLawnWrangler (1656 posts) -
#16 Posted by DjRich (122 posts) -

Is it bad that I am updating every single minute?

#17 Posted by Slab64 (1054 posts) -

Why would they show Deus Ex, they don't have anything to do with that game...

#18 Posted by CreativeColossi (215 posts) -

Is this shit really happening.

#19 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Any good?

#20 Posted by Tophat666 (229 posts) -

AC:brotherhood looks really cool. I just hope it's not a I stab you, then another guy gets you, but then he's killed by the the guy behind him… you get where I'm gong with this

#21 Edited by TheLawnWrangler (1656 posts) -
@KaosAngel: it's... interesting. I won't say it's good, but there are some interesting things going on. So far, the least interesting one was Assassins Creed, surprisingly. Well, at least to me :P Maybe it's because i don't really like assassins creed. But yeah, one word to descirbe things so far; kinda stupid.
#22 Posted by LosDub (198 posts) -

i bet even joel thinks the battle tag thing is a stupid idea HAHA
#23 Posted by BeachThunder (11847 posts) -

where would you actually play this!?

#24 Posted by LobsterCrunk (90 posts) -

Urgh.  They got the same dude who hosted last year's keynote again.

#25 Posted by Hats (360 posts) -

a lazer tag game really....

#26 Posted by Dante_the_Jedi (326 posts) -

OH MY GOD IS THIS real or did i start having a fever dream!

#27 Posted by CreativeColossi (215 posts) -
@LobsterCrunk: Ten times better than awkward Microsoft people.
#28 Posted by The_Patriarch (277 posts) -

Joel McHale? Aha.

#29 Posted by Deadend (58 posts) -

YA! it's lazer tag.... er wait.

#30 Posted by Noisician (77 posts) -

Why are they trying to glorify laser tag? THIS IS JUST LASER TAG.

#31 Posted by Beomoose (682 posts) -

I feel bad for Joel McHale. He's a cool guy and should not have been stuck with this insanity. Battle Laser Tag, seriously?

#32 Posted by SlackerMonkey (103 posts) -

Ok battle tag is contending for most awkward presentation...god bless you joel

#33 Posted by mjk1 (205 posts) -

What is going on???

#34 Posted by and333 (842 posts) -

I love 
Joel McHale.
Hes rad and that battle tag is stupid!

#35 Posted by CrazyCannuck (32 posts) -

Did I wake up in an alternate universe where people have no idea what lazer tag is.

#36 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2141 posts) -
@LobsterCrunk said:
" Urgh.  They got the same dude who hosted last year's keynote again. "
Joel McHale is awesome so you shut your food eating mouth. >: (
#37 Posted by Wacomole (818 posts) -

Wow, this is kinda poor!
 
The worst presenter playing laser tag.   That's some...er... great entertainment.

#38 Posted by sgjackson (529 posts) -

Laser tag.

#39 Posted by TheRealDJ (87 posts) -

Sh-Yawn White Skateboarding

#40 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

This guy with the red hair looks like a total douche and his game equally as douchy

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#41 Posted by Silver-Streak (1347 posts) -

They do have Laser tag in montreal, don't they? Ubisoft does know they didn't create anything original by calling Laser tag "Battle Tag", right?

#42 Posted by fillmoejoe (1469 posts) -

White cubes for the win.

#43 Posted by BeachThunder (11847 posts) -

Ubisoft vitality sensor :o

#44 Posted by NegativeCreep (180 posts) -

I'm not sure if this is the best press conference ever or the worst....

#45 Posted by TonyBlue87 (294 posts) -

I thought the white guy playing Dance Central would be the most awkward thing I would see.  Battle Tag proved me wrong.

#46 Posted by Deadend (58 posts) -

Really Ubisoft does this stuff really belong in your big show and tell?

#47 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2141 posts) -

This is already the best E3 conference. Vitality sensor FTW!!!!!

#48 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2434 posts) -
@NegativeCreep: 
Im thinking the latter
#49 Edited by CreativeColossi (215 posts) -
@NegativeCreep: It's both the best of the worst  and the worst of the best. 
#50 Posted by Nonentity (235 posts) -

I'm okay with the idea of a new Lazer Tag - with "community sharing elements"? Do I uh, make a level out of lumber and sell it on eBay? I don't know.

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