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    Mr_Shade's Avatar Senior Community Manager
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    Ubisoft Activates Watch Dogs WeareData, A Hyper-Connected Experiential Website




    London, UK — June 27, 2013
    — Today, Ubisoft announced the launch of Watch Dogs’ WeareData, an experiential website designed to gather and graph the publicly available data that govern people’s lives in a single location. WeareData is initially available for the cities of Berlin, London and Paris.

    In Watch Dogs, the highly anticipated open world action game from Ubisoft, the fictionalized city of Chicago is run by a Central Operating System (CTOS), linking all of the city’s online infrastructures and public security installations to one centralized hub. Information is at the heart of the game and also at the heart of wearedata.

    With Wearedata visitors will discover that much of the hyper-connected world imagined in Watch Dogs already is a reality, and that everything and everyone is truly connected. The amount of and potential uses for public and personal information that is readily available online has never been more relevant, as evidenced by today’s headlines. WeareData is designed to provide a glimpse into this reality and to give visitors a new perspective on the cities in which they live.

    Watch Dogs’ wearedata allows users to access the real-time data that organize and help run the cities of Berlin, London and Paris, as well current information on their inhabitants. Via a 3D mapping system, the consolidated, openly available information that can be easily viewed includes public transport schedules (such as subways and public bicycles), telecommunications networks (including mobile antennas, WiFi spots and advertising networks), energy consumption, traffic and safety infrastructure (like CCTV cameras and traffic lights) and regionalized socioeconomic data (such as average net income, unemployment rate and crime rate). Also available are geo-localized social media activities for the cities’ residents, including their public posts on Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Twitter.

    To discover the website please visit: http://wearedata.watchdogs.com/ via any Internet browser, even on smartphones and tablets.

    Watch Dogs will hit store shelves on November 22 on PlayStation3, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo and Windows PC, and will be available around launch on PlayStation4 and Xbox One.



    About Watch Dogs

    In Watch Dogs, players will be immersed in a living, breathing and fully connected recreation of Chicago. Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (CTOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon. Fans can stay connected to Watch Dogs by visiting the official website, Facebook page and Twitter account.


    About Ubisoft

    Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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    Woah, this is actually really cool. I mean, sure you can't actually hack anything, but this is real data. Question...are things like the trains and subways all in real time?

    Also, do you plan on doing other major cities?
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    It's not working for me! is it a region locked, i'm in North America?
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    Originally Posted by morpheusPrime08 Go to original post
    It's not working for me! is it a region locked, i'm in North America?
    clear your cookies and refresh the page a few times (I'm also in north america)
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    Got to work. This thing is amazing! Im seeing instagram photos of people are taking from the street! And are those the actual transit moving in real time?

    You guys have to bring this to the tech capital of the world San-Francisco!!! Actually they just passed prop 8 here.........not sure If I want to see those photos.
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    Are there any plans to add more cities or is it just going to be London, Paris and Berlin at the moment?
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    Hello!

    I have a problem regarding WeAreData. It dosen't seem to work for me. It loads up normaly so I can select a city, but when the map of the city I chose loads up and the text says "Click on the map or blue symbol to start the experience" there are no symbols on the map and if Iclick on a random spot it just plays a sound and seems to do nothing. I tried to click HELP in the bottom right of the screen but that seems to freezethe website. I tried WeAreData on both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and the same happens on both. Can somebody help me with this problem?


    Thank you!
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    Originally Posted by Badboy6857 Go to original post
    Hello!

    I have a problem regarding WeAreData. It dosen't seem to work for me. It loads up normaly so I can select a city, but when the map of the city I chose loads up and the text says "Click on the map or blue symbol to start the experience" there are no symbols on the map and if Iclick on a random spot it just plays a sound and seems to do nothing. I tried to click HELP in the bottom right of the screen but that seems to freezethe website. I tried WeAreData on both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and the same happens on both. Can somebody help me with this problem?


    Thank you!
    BadBoy6857
    I am having the very same problem. I have tried it with chrome, IE, firefox and on android - still nothing. I have cleared cookies, cache, I do not have 'ad blocker' which some sites have said is the problem. I have also turned off my norton 360 but still all it shows is the london map with nothing to click. It also looks like where there are supposed to be the blue icons there are part loaded white dots. Also if I click any of the buttons on the bottom it freezes but the sound still plays on. I have googled for help but no luck. Please can someone tell me and BadBoy6857 how to make this work. Thanks.
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    I also have that. Please help us! I really want to play!
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