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Watch Dogs prepares to launch with trailer

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I’m not quite sure I understand the purpose of a launch trailer. I suppose it’s the final hype push, the last step towards making us excited for a game. It might not really show anything new, but it bundles all the stuff we’ve seen into a nice package. Watch Dogs’ launch trailer does just that.

For those who don’t watch videos in general, we are treated to a quick and easy summary of Aiden Pearce’s motivations – he saw something he shouldn’t have, they took away someone he cared about, and now he will go after them. The finer points about who “they” are aren’t explored, but we do get some awesome hacking clips showing just how powerful Aiden can be with his cell phone that never seems to need a battery charge. I don’t like the idea of needing to manipulate hacking while driving in game – I’m a horrible driver in games. But seeing the whole city black out, well that just never gets old. I’m excited for this game, not so much for the big moments shown here, but for the smaller parts – I want to wander around Chicago hacking people and stopping crime.

Watch Dogs is almost upon us, launching 27 May – so next week. Will you be jumping on board the hacking train? I’m seriously amped for this game, but (as always) I’m worried that the hype will be too great and the game will end up feeling like a let down, even if it’s very good.

Unfortunately, our review for the game will likely be late, as we’ve yet to receive it.

Last Updated: May 23, 2014

36 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 23, 2014 at 07:55

    I would have wanted to jam this, but alas, I have a spending embargo that I forced on myself…..until the spring sales kick in.

    That being said, the game is looking pretty damn awesome

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 23, 2014 at 08:41

      Spring sale… 2015 ๐Ÿ˜€

      Reply

  2. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 23, 2014 at 07:57

    Does the running animation look a little odd to anyone else (of the main character) ???

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 23, 2014 at 08:06

      It’s a console trailer, everyone runs like that on console.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        May 23, 2014 at 08:09

        Now that you mention it…

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  3. RinceofFuturePast

    May 23, 2014 at 08:09

    Yeah, the fact that the review embargo is day of release has me scared out of my mind. Why do that?

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    • Admiral Chief in Space

      May 23, 2014 at 08:11

      Prolly 180p
      ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • Jonah Cash

      May 23, 2014 at 08:11

      Well to be fair they did the same with Imfamous: SS isn’t it? And that turned out very well!!! Still getting this on Tuesday, so amped!!

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      • RinceofFuturePast

        May 23, 2014 at 08:15

        Second Son was day before. This is on the day, in the evening, at 9pm…

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    • Umar_Zero

      May 23, 2014 at 08:12

      Not uncommon anymore bro. Way of the industry these days…..

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      • RinceofFuturePast

        May 23, 2014 at 08:13

        Second Son was day before. Our media embargo is 9pm ON THE DAY OF RELEASE.

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        • Umar_Zero

          May 23, 2014 at 08:16

          Yeah….very worrying hey……

          Here’s a review though

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      May 23, 2014 at 08:13

      i agree – always feel better about a game when reviews come out a few days before launch.

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      • Umar_Zero

        May 23, 2014 at 08:15

        True, I mean, look at that HUGE pre-order combos….it would be risky to review the game before the time and lose out on those pre-orders…..How sad

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 23, 2014 at 08:13

      Shitty review = shitty sales.

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      • Umar_Zero

        May 23, 2014 at 08:22

        This is the truth of the world…..

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    • Brian Murphy

      May 23, 2014 at 08:52

      • RinceofFuturePast

        May 23, 2014 at 09:11

        Yeah, not sure if you can say the reviewers will give spoilers. They would be pretty terrible if they did.

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        • Brian Murphy

          May 23, 2014 at 16:15

          I didn’t say I believed them all 100%, on the other hand, I have seen reviewers give spoilers before ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 23, 2014 at 08:09

    When I saw IGN I almost closed the browser never mind the tab. But the trailer has me excited. Now after the hype has settled and the game is out I bet we hear all about bugs,server issues and hacks.

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    • Jonah Cash

      May 23, 2014 at 08:12

      I’ll let you know Tuesday afternoon….

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 23, 2014 at 08:12

        I’ll let you know too.

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  5. RinceofFuturePast

    May 23, 2014 at 08:27

    I really hope this kicks arse. Would be great to have an open world like GTAV but a more ‘serious’ story.

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    • Rags

      May 23, 2014 at 08:37

      Dunno after this trailer I think I prefer the goofy charm of GTA stories. These guys are not even trying.

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  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 23, 2014 at 08:30

    He saw something he shouldn’t have…
    BVVVVVVVVVVVVVMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
    They killed his family…
    BVVVVVVVVVVVVVMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
    NOW he’s taking REVENGE…
    BVVVVVVVVVVVVVMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
    Steven Seagal is Aiden Pierce… A renegade ex-CIA kung-fu l33t hacker with wings on a Tuesday in…
    BVVVVVVVVVVVVVMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    WATCH_DOGS!

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    • Umar_Zero

      May 23, 2014 at 08:31

      ROFLOL Nailed it!

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      May 23, 2014 at 08:32

      Where is OVG! He needs to see this! BWAHAHAHAH!

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 23, 2014 at 08:45

      LMAO! I’d play that for the laughs

      Reply

  7. Kensei Seraph

    May 23, 2014 at 08:31

    On an unrelated note, 80% off The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for the next 34 hours.
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/20920/?snr=1_4_4__100_18

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 23, 2014 at 08:34

      The Warhammer 40k special is also damn nice. Loves me my DoW games & Space Marine was sweet.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        May 23, 2014 at 08:35

        I’ve already got most all of the original DoW series scattered about the house… somewhere, but DoW 2 is really tempting me.

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  8. VampyreSquirrel

    May 23, 2014 at 08:43

    Ok my Watch Dogs hype is back ๐Ÿ™

    I think I have a sandbox game addiction… I currently have Sleeping Dogs (on second play through), Saints Row the Third (Finished before, playing on Xbox now) and GTAV (finished and still play GTA Online at times) installed on my Xbox… not mentioning the other ones I’ve played, finished, and replayed.

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    • FoxOneZA

      May 23, 2014 at 09:30

      Don’t believe the hype! No Squirrel, nooooooo!

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 23, 2014 at 09:40

        But… but… it’s purty and open world and sandbox and… and… HYPE!

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  9. Johnny bravo

    May 23, 2014 at 10:01

    terrible reviews http://bit.ly/1ka48J1

    Reply

  10. Kobus Nel

    May 29, 2014 at 19:54

    I like the quote “nothing else like it” – clearly they live in a box if they don’t know what GTA is ๐Ÿ˜›

    Reply

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