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Why you can't visit Soldier Field in Watch Dogs

In March, playing a preview build of Watch Dogs in Montreal, I found myself fixated on one word: Soda. In one of the random missions available to me, I spotted the word brandished on the front of a vending machine deep within a building that protagonist Aiden Pearce was assigned to invade....

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Metareview: Watch Dogs

The first installment of a new Ubisoft franchise just wouldn't be the same if it didn't create critical disagreement. Reviews for Watch Dogs were formed with all the gestational efforts and subsequent knee-jerk commenter fervor that we haven't seen since the original Assassin's Creed. Our review...

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UPlay hiccups render Watch Dogs unplayable for some on PC

Ubisoft warns that some players "may experience long delays when trying to login" to its servers in order to play the PC version of Watch Dogs, rendering the game unplayable on launch day. An influx of new players apparently overwhelmed Ubisoft's authentication services, leaving some unable to...

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Watch Dogs mobile griefing app out today

Ubisoft's mobile companion app for Watch Dogs is now available on Android and iOS, and gives players the opportunity to interact with others in the game's online sections. Though the word "companion" doesn't have the same ring to it in the "ctOS Mobile" app, as players use it to mess with others'...

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Watch Dogs Review: A Wizard Did It

The advanced technology in Watch Dogs is not just indistinguishable from magic – it IS magic. The game would have you believe you're the world's most powerful hacker, bending surveillance cameras, traffic control and all manner of personal electronics to your one-touch whims. But in this...

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Take a trip across Chicago in Watch Dogs video

Some players may want to familiarize themselves with the world ahead of Watch Dogs' release tomorrow and need all the resources they can get. With that in mind, this video guides viewers through the game's map, courtesy of the YouTubers at PlayStation Access. The video does miss a few areas of...

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Conan reviews Watch Dogs, turns it into Grand Theft Auto

You give a man like Conan O'Brien an open-world game like Watch Dogs, he's going to play it like Grand Theft Auto. After deriding the concept of a city run by one operating network, the chat show host goes about destroying Chicago in almost every way possible....

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Who let the Watch Dogs launch trailer out?

Hacker/vigilante Aiden Pearce may have seen "something no one was supposed to see" according to the new trailer for Watch Dogs, but don't worry - we're pretty sure Ubisoft wants you to see everything the game has to offer. Which you can, via the trailer above! Handy, that. [Image: Ubisoft]...

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Watch Dogs on Commodore 64 teaches old system new tricks

Man, that Watch Dogs sure looks like a Commodore 64 game, no wonder Ubisoft delayed it. Joking aside, there's a poetic side to Balazs Kalocsai's retro vid: Hacking rose to prominence in the 1980s, with films like WarGames really bringing it into the public eye. So in that way, a Commodore 64 take...

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Joystiq Weekly: Xbox One's Kinect, Mario Kart 8 review, Godzilla's past and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. If machinery works the way The Brave Little Toaster...

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