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    Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    This 2014 game may be the best Ubisoft 30th anniversary PC gaming giveaway yet.
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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Ubisoft... Stop.Being.Nice..


    Fails to compute


    Seriously, I've seen some entertaining footage of people playing this (and some mediocre reviews). But for nothing I'll definitely be grabbing it - great way to push DLC sales.

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    This game has many great missions, but also some incredibly annoying ones that lay bare the shoddy illusion of racing against its AI.

    However, you should still get it because it's an absolute joy to switch off the in-game music, put on some music/podcasts of your own, and just drive across the country watching the scenery change. It's not the most beautiful racing game, but considering its vast size it is plenty beautiful enough.
    Last edited by Otherhand; 08-09-2016 at 06:34 PM.

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Cheers for highlighting this, I had forgotten about these free Ubisoft games as I've not logged in for a while to Uplay.

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Ubisoft... Stop.Being.Nice..


    Fails to compute
    They're not being nice. They're just desperate to expand Uplay membership.

    I've given away games that I've won because I didn't want yet another online games library. Honestly, I'd ditch Origin if I could transfer Crysis and Battlefield to Steam.

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Uplay doesn't bother me, its hardly more work to open up uplay or origin than it is steam.

    I do wonder why some people so blindly support a monopoly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Uplay doesn't bother me, its hardly more work to open up uplay or origin than it is steam.

    I do wonder why some people so blindly support a monopoly.
    I prefer Steam to Origin and I don't want nother online library, yet you assume blind support?

    I've had a Steam account for 12 years and 95% of my games are on there - I'd rather they were all in one place.

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Cheers OP for heads up , had been meaning to buy this at some point but won't be now .
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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post

    I've given away games that I've won because I didn't want yet another online games library. Honestly, I'd ditch Origin if I could transfer Crysis and Battlefield to Steam.
    mate, there`s oodles of crysis steam keys on offer- i paid about four quid on ebay for mine
    it is currently ten quid on steam itself- fifteen for warhead double pack
    it`s not difficult to transfer your saves across if you want to

    besides that, with the crew freebie i`ll at last get my stick-in-the-mud mate on board, which is nice

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    hmmm

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Uplay doesn't bother me, its hardly more work to open up uplay or origin than it is steam.

    I do wonder why some people so blindly support a monopoly.

    Monopoly !
    Oh you mean Microsoft, why didn't you say that !

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Strawb77 View Post
    mate, there`s oodles of crysis steam keys on offer- i paid about four quid on ebay for mine
    it is currently ten quid on steam itself- fifteen for warhead double pack
    it`s not difficult to transfer your saves across if you want to

    besides that, with the crew freebie i`ll at last get my stick-in-the-mud mate on board, which is nice
    I was talking about the Crysis series - I think 2 and 3 are both on Origin - I fairly sure my copies of Crysis and Warhead are standalone.

    This is diverging from the point that this freebie is just an attempt to draw more members to Ubisoft's online games library, which seems to be struggling. I have no particular antipathy toward Uplay, and I have no idea if it's good or bad (relatively speaking) - I just don't want another library - I don't have GOG or Windows Store either.

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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Uplay doesn't bother me, its hardly more work to open up uplay or origin than it is steam.

    I do wonder why some people so blindly support a monopoly.
    They clearly want all their eggs in one basket to make it easier for a single company to hold them hostage and fix prices......
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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    They clearly want all their eggs in one basket to make it easier for a single company to hold them hostage and fix prices......
    Yeah, because you can only buy Steam keys from Steam, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    Yeah, because you can only buy Steam keys from Steam, right?
    Steam keys have one thing in common: A portion of the money goes to steam.

    You do realise that Valve charge money to release games on their platform? and you do realise that UPlay, EA etc broke away due to the prices Valve were starting to demand?

    If we didn't have the other clients, steam game prices would almost certainly be higher then they are now.
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    Re: Ubisoft is giving away racing game The Crew from next week

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Steam keys have one thing in common: A portion of the money goes to steam.
    Yes, they can make a few pence from that humble bundle key I bought.

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    You do realise that Valve charge money to release games on their platform? and you do realise that UPlay, EA etc broke away due to the prices Valve were starting to demand?
    Right, they were forced into it - it wasn't borne of a desire to copy the business model and make money from it themselves...

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    If we didn't have the other clients, steam game prices would almost certainly be higher then they are now.
    I think you must be confused, or perhaps you misread my posts, because you seem to be attributing an argument to me that I didn't make - I didn't say other clients shouldn't exist. I said I, that's me and me alone, would prefer my games in a single library and I will happily forego even a AAA game that is tied to a client I don't run - it's only a game afterall.

    Making inane assumptions that it I'm blindly supporting a monopoly is little more than flame bait and trolling.
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