Badass Watch Dogs trailer will make you want to spend $60 on a game again

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If you’re like me, spending $60 on a game these days is rare. I may have too many game consoles connected to my television, and I may have way too many games on my Steam account, not to mention my iOS devices, but every once in a while, a game shows up for the big screen that just makes me stop and start counting out the twenties.

Watch Dogs, coming out next Tuesday across the US for PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, is one of those games, and if the trailer below is any indication of how it’s going to feel playing it, I would spend twice as much to do so.

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Badass Watch Dogs trailer will make you want to spend $60 on a game again

The open-world sandbox game Watch Dogs, by Ubisoft, has been getting a lot of hype lately, having been teased since last year’s debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. It places you in the role of Aiden Pearce, a mobile-centric hacker in a near-future world who must find vengeance on the people that killed someone else for Pearce’s discovery.

If you weren’t totally excited for this game already, this trailer should put you over the top. There’s action in cars, shooting action, chasing action, and running action. There’s hacking the lights out in nearby buildings, or raising anti-tire blockades to keep the cops off your trail and evade pursuit. Seriously, this thing looks amazing.

PlayStation owners aren’t the only ones able to get in on the action, as there’ll be a free mobile app that will unlock some pretty fantastic, innovative modes of gameplay, too. While we could hope Pearce uses an iPhone in a Sony-exclusive video game, at least the mobile app will be available on iOS as well as Android.

We’ll see you next week with our copy of Watch Dogs folded neatly into our trembling hands as soon as we can buy it in town. How about you? Excited?

  • Super Dooper

    Come on guys, is this a ‘news’ article or an advertisement for the game? I’m not saying that you’re being paid to show off this trailer, but can you be any less professional when posting it?

    Have you played the game? No, you clearly haven’t, so stop treating your readers like second-class idiots and promoting something you haven’t played, reviewed, or even experienced. This whole ‘article’ is so full of tongue-waggling suck-ups that it’s difficult to take you guys seriously anymore. If this is the state of ‘journalism’ than count me out…

    And if you AREN’T getting paid to promote a game that’s not even coming out of the Mac right away (hence, a Mac-centered site) than I feel pretty sorry for you. Something to think about when you troll your readers like this. Show them more respect than this garage. Thanks.

  • VotersRights

    1. it’s a Grand Theft Auto clone. 2. Not one moment of that trailer showed actual gameplay. But 3, and most important, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH APPLE. It’s not a Mac game, not even an iOS game.

  • AlanH

    Why is this here? What does it have to do with ‘Cult of Mac’? NOT available on Mac or iOS – don’t post it! So many off topic posts on here and getting worse. ( I know you are just after a free copy for the publicity but do it on your own blog not on a themed website )

  • Mark Langston

    I’m still a little pissed that it doesn’t look as good as the initial demos. It still looks good but compared to what they first showed off and what PC gamers will get is disappointing.

    I’ve never been into PC games but if I could afford a rig that could run this game at its highest settings I’d be all over it.

  • http://www.onespecialday.eu/ Aleksey Leonov

    I’m taking Cult of Mac form Bookmarks, that’s it! Amount of junk excised Mac News!

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