A Look Into Watch Dogs

Watching "Watch Dogs"!!
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When Ubisoft first showcased the game “Watch Dogs” at E3, I was stoked. The game looked so amazing and it had an outstanding concept; the concept that everything is linked together. I was amazed and I couldn’t stop thinking about getting that game. 

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Watch Dogs is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and the Xbox 360. Watch Dogs centers on the player’s ability to hack into various electronic systems, either to obtain and control information or to destroy those devices completely at specific times. The game was first unveiled during Ubisoft’s press conference at E3 2012.


Watch Dogs is an open world video game in which players control a man named Aiden, who can hack into various electronic devices tied to the city’s central operating system (ctOS), allowing various methods for the player to solve numerous objectives. Examples include hacking into people’s phones to retrieve bank data and steal funds, triggering malfunctions in equipment to distract other characters and hacking into traffic lights to cause collisions.

Players can also receive information on civilians via augmented reality feeds, providing the player with information on demographics, health and potential behavior. Objectives showcased in presentations include finding specific targets to kill, evading the police and following potential victims in order to stop their would-be killers. Combat utilizes a combination of stealth components and parkour, along with the mechanics of a cover-based third-person shooter. The game features an elusive online multiplayer element in which another player can control surveillance cameras in an attempt to hack the main player.


The storyline of Watch Dogs game is built around the concept of information warfare, data being interconnected, and the world’s increasing use of technology—questioning who exactly runs the computers they depend on. The game is set in an alternate reality version of Chicago, Illinois, which is one of many cities to feature a supercomputer known as a “CtOS” (Central Operating System).

The system controls almost every piece of technology in the city, and contains information on all of the city’s residents and activities which can be used for various purposes. In the game’s universe, the Northeast blackout of 2003 was found to be caused by a hacker, prompting the development of CtOS.

The game will follow an anti-hero named Aiden Pearce, a highly skilled hacker described as a person who uses both “fists and wits.”The gameplay demo shown at E3 depicted Aiden’s attempt to assassinate a media mogul named Joseph DeMarco, who had been wrongly acquitted on charges of murder.

Trailer Review

While researching this game, I found “The New Gameplay Trailer” and it was mind-blowing. It reminds me of “Grand Theft Auto” on LSD. The trailer perfectly captures the main ideas of the video game without, of course, leaking anything too good; kind of like throwing tiny bits of tuna at a cat. The trailer made me want the game even more than I did before!

Release Date

This game will be out on November 21st. Hopefully, Black Friday would get to it!


This game looks fantastic, sounds fantastic; I’ll even go as far as to say it tastes fantastic! And I want it, a lot. My paycheck that week shall be had for that game only! The gameplay looks like “Grand Theft Auto” had a baby with “Saints Row 3” and was raised by “Metal Gear Solid” and “Assassin’s Creed” while it was growing up (and that’s a good thing!). I cannot wait to play this game!

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