While most of you are spending the day playing Call of Duty or trolling people on Twitter for playing Call of Duty I’m looking to dive back into the first Watch Dogs to pass the time until Watch Dogs 2 drops. Just yesterday, Ubisoft unveiled the Watch Dogs 2 – Live Dedsec Hack video, giving fans an overview of the Dedsec R3sistance Campaign. The campaign brought the world of WATCH_DOGS 2 to life by allowing gamers from all across the country to join the Dedsec Canada Hub and participate in the hack of a connected home, the Show HAUM.
If you are longing for more Mr.Robot episodes Ubisoft has you covered. So far I’m loving what I’ve seen from this campaign and hope the game is equally as satisfying. I’ll know soon enough.
About the Dedsec R3sistance Campaign
Last September, Ubisoft launched the Dedsec R3sistance Campaign, inviting Canadians to immerse themselves in the world of WATCH_DOGS 2 and explore its themes of privacy and ultra-connectivity. Fans were encouraged to visit the Dedsec Canada Hub to fight alongside a collective of hackers and participate in weekly missions and hacking challenges that culminated in the ultimate live hacking challenge in Toronto on October 13. During this final part of Dedsec Canada’s mission, a group of fans got a sneak peek of the Show HAUM in-person, while Canadians on the Dedsec Canada Hub were invited to hack it in real time, from the comfort of their own homes.
About USER PROFILED
Ubisoft Canada and VICE Canada partnered to create USER PROFILED, a two-part documentary series exploring themes from WATCH_DOGS 2, such as growing concerns around online user profiling, its implications for user privacy and the increasing threat it poses to Canadians’ civil liberties. Both episodes of USER PROFILED are available here.