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Weirdness: You'll Still Be Able To (Sort Of) Play Watch Dogs This Christmas

Posted by Damien McFerran

Perhaps not in the way you'd expect, though

Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs was one of 2013's most anticipated titles, until it got pushed into 2014, that is.

While nothing can really remedy the disappointment of missing out on one of the most exciting new games in recent memory, you can still Watch Dogs — quite literally — thanks to the well-intentioned efforts of indie developer CNIAngel.

CNIAngel has created a browser-based title called W▲tch Dogs, in which you actually gaze at pooches — and that's about it.

The dogs themselves come in all shapes and sizes, with some even showcasing bizarre anatomical arrangements, and the developer states that there are two "secret commands" which allow you to either kill or grow your collection of hounds.

CNIAngel isn't done yet, either — the developer has confirmed via Twitter than the sequel will be entitled $leeping Dogz.

Altogether now: GROAN.

[via eurogamer.net]

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Kirk

#5

Kirk said:

Pretty sure naming it Watch Dogs was entirely by "accident" and not designed to cash in on the name at all.

I also don't understand how these companies haven't had something to say about this and actually told him to change the name, like they did with Super Ubi Land for example.

DamoAdmin

#8

Damo said:

@Kirk He's calling the sequel "$leeping Dogz" and you think he didn't intentionally name this after Ubisoft's game?

AlexSora89

#9

AlexSora89 said:

Actually, the delay, as disappointing as it may be, will allow Ubisoft to up the ante and actually rival the ridiculously huge amount of content offered by GTA 5. And that can't certainly hurt.

XCWarrior

#10

XCWarrior said:

This game will probably have just as much replay value as Watch Dogs will. I mean come on guys, it's UbiSoft. You can't really be expecting much.

Like the delay of Rayman Legends, this delay will do Watch Dogs no favors sales wise.

MasterChordles

#11

MasterChordles said:

I saw a newspaper the other day that said Watch Dogs was one of the best games to get this holiday season. (They were pretty misinformed.)
Maybe this is the game they meant?...? ;)

AidenPearce

#14

AidenPearce said:

Nintendo should have paid ubisoft to release watch dogs first on wii u, the reason why watch dogs was delayed is because of the online problems the x1 and ps4 have.

if watch dogs was on wii u first then nintendo would be feasting on money this holiday

unrandomsam

#16

unrandomsam said:

Might as well play the DS Nintendogs instead. (It did get a Famitsu perfect score after all.)
These big multiplatform games are never going to be worth it on the Wii U.
(But Watch Dogs is a 30fps game anyway).

unrandomsam

#17

unrandomsam said:

@AidenPearce Wouldn't be an acceptable level of quality even then. (If they specified at least the type of quality of Deus Ex or Wonderful 101 then it might be ok but Ubisoft doesn't put that level of care into any of their releases ever).

Magiick

#18

Magiick said:

@AidenPearce True, but I would rather have a 100% running port then have a half donkey one. So hopefully they take plenty time to tweak the Wii U version not only the Ps4 and X1.
Please watch the profanity — TBD

wombatkidd

#20

wombatkidd said:

@XCWarrior I can agree with that snetiment. As much as I liked Assassin's Creed III, I have very little reason to believe I'll ever play it through again.

StarDust4Ever

#25

StarDust4Ever said:

Yes, let's all download what looks like a pet sim for an 80s computer. This has got to be a joke...

CNIAngel

#27

CNIAngel said:

He could've at least put more effort into the gameplay and art. I mean, come on. Plus that music sucks.

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