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Old 12-04-2017, 04:49 PM   #1
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Ubisoft Are Giving Away Assassin's Creed IV and World in Conflict This Month On Uplay


PCGamesN has word that Ubisoft is giving away World in Conflict and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for free this month on Uplay.

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One of the best side bonuses of modern PC gaming is the fact that new games tend to just materialize in your digital distribution account of choice. I couldn’t tell you how I got this copy of Serious Sam 3 if my life depended on it, but I’m sure glad it’s there. Now Ubisoft are offering to expand your library even further as a little holiday gift, and all you have to do is log into Uplay.

Okay, I realize you might be entirely keen on adding Ubisoft’s long-maligned digital distribution service to your regular rotation of game clients, but at least hear ‘em out. Starting now and lasting until December 11, you’ll be able to grab a free copy of the excellent alt-history RTS World in Conflict, along with its Soviet Assault expansion.

Then, from December 12 through December 18, you’ll be able to pick up the pirate-themed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for free. You can even pretend you’re pirating it if that makes you feel like more of a high seas scallywag.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:56 PM   #2
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Would it be worth it to install their malware? I haven't played black flag but heard the sea combat was amazing.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:58 PM   #3
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Would it be worth it to install their malware? I haven't played black flag but heard the sea combat was amazing.
I have had Uplay installed for years. It's no too bad now. Well, it works, and when you're done playing the game you can exit and forget about it.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:23 PM   #4
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If you have any interest in playing a Ubisoft title, just get used to having Uplay installed. Just like Origin. Just open it when you want to play a game on that platform then close it when you are done. I do this with Origin, Uplay, Steam, GoG, Battle.net, and all other third party game clients.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:49 PM   #5
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If you have any interest in playing a Ubisoft title, just get used to having Uplay installed. Just like Origin. Just open it when you want to play a game on that platform then close it when you are done. I do this with Origin, Uplay, Steam, GoG, Battle.net, and all other third party game clients.
Sad, but I get mildly excited when I DON'T have to start a game client to play a game now.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:55 PM   #6
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I turned off all the prompts in the Uplay settings so I don't even realize it exists except for the quick flash of the auto-login window that minimizes to taskbar after launching from Steam. Over time I found it to actually be less intrusive than Steam's random restarts fucking up the screen settings and separate advertising windows always there on each bootup.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:18 PM   #7
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Love this game. Its the only Assassin's Creed game that I actually complete.

Played it on PS4 so didn't have issue with Uplay.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:21 PM   #8
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Sad, but I get mildly excited when I DON'T have to start a game client to play a game now.
Unless you pirate your games, you most games will launch with some kind of additional software opening or running silently in the background. At best it just open and never does anything (Origin and GoG are pretty good at this), at worst it prompts you to restart/displays popups (Steam) or eats up what seems like an unreasonable number of resources (Uplay). At least you can disable all of these from opening automatically on startup and all can be completely closed when you no longer want them running and wasting resources/bugging you about what your friends are doing.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:53 PM   #9
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Unless you pirate your games, you most games will launch with some kind of additional software opening or running silently in the background. At best it just open and never does anything (Origin and GoG are pretty good at this), at worst it prompts you to restart/displays popups (Steam) or eats up what seems like an unreasonable number of resources (Uplay). At least you can disable all of these from opening automatically on startup and all can be completely closed when you no longer want them running and wasting resources/bugging you about what your friends are doing.
I pirate almost nothing nowadays. GoG rocks!
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:20 PM   #10
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Would it be worth it to install their malware? I haven't played black flag but heard the sea combat was amazing.
Its $2 on eaby...

Amazing? I doubt it. Its Ubi Soft.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:28 AM   #11
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World in Conflict is AMAZING and you need to play it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:08 AM   #12
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World in conflict is indeed great, but I hear the multiplayer servers are dead and you need to install a workaround.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:28 AM   #13
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Black Flag is definitely my favorite creed game. I was hoping for a sequel but they only announced a ship only game.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:45 AM   #14
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Black Flag is definitely my favorite creed game. I was hoping for a sequel but they only announced a ship only game.
I think it was everyone's favorite game, including mine. It's shocking they didn't make a quick follow up to it, but instead went back to the tired formula.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:04 AM   #15
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I think it was everyone's favorite game, including mine.
Not mine. I believe it was more of an American thing...
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Not mine. I believe it was more of an American thing...
I just liked upgrading my pirate ship.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:43 AM   #17
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Unless you really NEED cloud saves it's best to turn them off in Uplay. I had a sync error a while back and lost my saves near the end of a game that "synced" me back several hours. I chose to just uninstall the game, after disabling all cloud saves for the future. Never had that problem in Steam, which is the only game portal that I just leave running when not in a game.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:45 AM   #18
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Not mine. I believe it was more of an American thing...
And only Germans like bratwurst and schnitzel.

It's the favorite game of those for whom it is the favorite game, and since it was published across many political/national boundaries, I'm sure you'll find a lot of diverse folks who liked it a whole lot, as well as a whole bunch of people who don't care for it or about it.

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Old 12-07-2017, 02:01 PM   #19
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Would it be worth it to install their malware? I haven't played black flag but heard the sea combat was amazing.
Black Flag is a total blast. One of the few games I 100%, just because sailing around and exploring was so much fun.

PS: I haven't really played an Assassin's Creed Title besides 1, except this one. The pirate stuff is that good.
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Black Flag is a total blast. One of the few games I 100%, just because sailing around and exploring was so much fun.
Agreed. I really enjoyed this game.
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