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The Driver series has spent the majority of its twelve year lifespan in Grand Theft Auto's shadow. The original Driver may have hit consoles a full two years before Grand Theft Auto 3, but it was GTA that secured pole position in the minds of the public, and Driver has been struggling to keep up ever since. The franchise's desperate attempts to stay relevant...

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Rumor: Ubisoft Reflections working on racer 'The Crew'

Driver series developer Ubisoft Reflections is working on a new racing game called The Crew, The Examiner reports. Citing an unnamed source, Examiner says the game is an all new racing franchise that is intended to be a "realistic title, possibly being positioned against Forza and Gran Turismo."...

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Get $1 PC games from Ubisoft's new Uplay client

Uplay the vague Ubisoft online service is now also Uplay the PC client, through which Ubisoft sells games and offers friends lists and other services. It's worth checking out, because the company is offering a selection of $1 PC game downloads, one a day. Today, it's HAWX 2; tomorrow, From Dust,...

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Steam Summer Sale, Day 9: Dungeon Defenders, Crysis 2, Civ 5 and more

Well, we're more than a week into the Steam Summer Sale and there's still no end in sight. No end to the savings, that is! (Can you tell we used to write copy for a local used car dealership?) Today's deep discounts include Dungeon Defenders, Fear 3, Magicka and Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of...

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Ubisoft's Reflections studio nominated for Innovation Award, now hiring

Ubisoft's Reflections studio, the developers of Driver: San Francisco, Just Dance 3, and currently working on Far Cry 3, has been nominated for an Innovation Award by the UK's Royal Television Society of the North East, spotlighting "exceptional contributions to technological and production...

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Ubi's server migration closeouts extend beyond previously announced titles

Ubisoft is in the middle of transferring all of its data from one server farm to another, and while we knew the process would render some games unplayable, it seems the migration has affected a wider swath of Ubisoft's catalogue than previously anticipated. Players are reporting issues with the PC...

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PSA: Ubisoft server migration means temporary offline time for some games

Beginning February 7, Ubisoft will transition all of its data from one third-party server farm to another, and as a result online functionality in most Ubisoft titles will be disabled during that time. Some Ubisoft games won't be playable at all, but that list is rather short and will only affect...

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Best of the Rest: Jordan's picks for 2011

Catherine I have a soft spot for the bizarre and the esoteric. If something is complicated, either through the machinations of its mechanical workings or through the intricacies of its conceptual nature, its hard for me to focus on anything else until I feel like I really understand what I'm...

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Best of the Rest: Alexander's picks of 2011

Dead Space 2 I am a passionate man. When Dead Space 2 was overlooked by several of my fellow editors, preventing it from attaining a rightful place in our top ten, I briefly contemplated a multi-city tour. The plan was simple: ring their doorbell, smack them across the face, cross their name...

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Driver: San Francisco shifts in large-ish patch

Ubisoft's focused and fun Driver: San Francisco has received a title update for consoles. The patch includes several fixes and improvements to the online portion of the game that go beyond a paint job. Pull on past the break for the full list....

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Steam Autumn Sale: The final countdown

Another legendary Steam sale is coming to a close today -- it's day five of the Autumn Sale, which means we're in the final hours of snagging some sweet and savory fall deals. Right now, get Thief: Deadly Shadows and Dead Space 2 for $4.99 each, or Driver: San Francisco and Fable 3 for $24.99...

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