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Watch Dogs wants you to get sharing

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I don’t really get the sharing stuff in the new consoles. The Playstatyion4, in particular, has button just for sharing videos and screenshots built right in to the controller. I’ve used it on occasion to test it out, but I’ve never felt compelled when actually playing a game to share the stuff I’ve just played. Maybe the cool stuff that happens in Watch Dogs will change that, but I doubt it.

That’s focus, at least, of this latest bit of Watch Dogs advertising. It’s a far-too-cheerful advert that rather heavily emphasises the PlayStation 4’s sharing capabilities. It’s also interesting to note that this trailer seems to be graphically quite a bit better than the recent one that kicked off speculation as to whether or not the game’s been visually downgraded.

Is this video nonsense? A video version of a bullshot? The easiest way for Ubisoft to put the matter to rest would be to actually just share some video using the share feature, straight from the console.

I have to admit that I’m not too concerned about whether or not Watch Dogs has been subject to a graphical downgrade since its E3 2012 reveal. From what I’ve seen of it up close and personal, it still looks fantastic. I’m still a little concerned about the actual gameplay; we’ve seen the same bits, over and over again and I’m not sure that alone is enough to carry the game. The recent story trailer has piqued my interest all over again though.

The PlayStation versions of the game will feature 60 minutes of extra story content when the game is released on May 27th this year.

Last Updated: March 11, 2014

27 Comments

  1. RinceIsIngwer

    March 11, 2014 at 14:38

    I said the other day (much to the anger of twitter) that some odd things are happening with this game. It’s because of that I am not getting too excited. Still, if this is real footage looks good!

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    • oVg PAYNE

      March 11, 2014 at 15:46

      More sharing, more free DATA to farm.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 11, 2014 at 15:51

        It’s not free, you paid for the privilege of being farmed. I want to be farmed all night long.

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        • RinceIsIngwer

          March 11, 2014 at 15:53

          You are speaking to OVG, so your wish is probably going to come true. Just bring a bottle of red…

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 11, 2014 at 15:54

            I’m going to be a WHEELBARROW!

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 11, 2014 at 15:57

            *Dry heave

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 11, 2014 at 14:40

    Platform exclusive content. Nice. And sharing. Be still my heart.

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    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 11, 2014 at 14:43

      Come now, don’t be like that. Sharing really is caring… …. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 11, 2014 at 14:50

        I was sharing my negativity. Why does that never count?

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 11, 2014 at 14:51

          Grumpy old man aren’t you?

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          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 11, 2014 at 14:53

            Emphasis on old 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 11, 2014 at 14:56

            what is he this year like 95..

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 11, 2014 at 14:57

            refresh I fixed

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 11, 2014 at 15:14

      I wanted to say something about that, but glad you did

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  3. Lourens Jordaan

    March 11, 2014 at 14:46

    I don’t use the Share button to share my videos, that’s retarded, but I do use it to save some video for my own enjoyment. This could range from a funny bug in BF4 to when I attempted taking on a squadron of the king’s ships with me at the helm and my jolly crew singing “What shall we do with a drunken sailor” in AC4. (I was a wee bit drunk at the time you see….)

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    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 11, 2014 at 15:15

      “wee drunk”

      hehehehe

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  4. Hillbilly Gamer

    March 11, 2014 at 14:57

    Just do not use that as a excuse to force some halfhearted, half-coded, 5 timed outsource, always ON-DRM on us.

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  5. Nick de Bruyne

    March 11, 2014 at 15:01

    I think the sharing stuff really has a place more in multiplayer. Games like Battlefield are breeding grounds for amazing once in a lifetime moments that you really wanna show other people. I think thanks to stuff like this we are really gonna see a lot of great moments out there

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    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 11, 2014 at 15:08

      I get that, was jamming a session Loadout over the weekend, and after the match, I was like “DID ANYONE SEE ME KICK ASS???” and wished I could re-watch my masterful experience. But alas…

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 11, 2014 at 15:14

        Is that the one where I kept saving your ass? 😉

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        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          March 11, 2014 at 15:14

          What arrrr ye talking about Trev, when last did you play?

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 11, 2014 at 15:18

            I try to play a game every day, that way I get the daily prize. Got new pants! heh

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 11, 2014 at 15:21

            Lol, check it out, choose the middle one, for some reason its always the best reward (in my case at least)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 11, 2014 at 15:25

            I don’t think it makes much difference what you choose, I’ve almost always ended up with the best result. Unless all my luck has been reserved for this lol.

  6. Jaded_Reprobate

    March 11, 2014 at 15:08

    Now… that’s 1 shit ad….
    surely they could’ve done better

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  7. oVg PAYNE

    March 11, 2014 at 15:46

    Why is the PS4 version better?

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    • FoxOneZA

      March 11, 2014 at 17:23

      Coz it runs off a PC posing as a PS4 😛

      Reply

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