June 22nd, 2017

Watch Dogs hidden camera video tries hacking in real life

Watch Dogs hidden camera video tries hacking in real life
Watch Dogs
Fortunately, the members of the public don’t pull out guns and start shooting at the police. That would be a bit much.

This promotional stunt is a bit of a treat: Ubisoft have tried out the Watch Dogs hacking in real-life.

They wait for punters in a phone repair store, fix the phone, and install a “hacking” app. The storeowner then shows off how it works by unlocking cars, turning off streetlights, changing traffic lights… and accidentally causing quite a lot of mayhem. And then the police show up.

In short, if you like hidden camera videos featuring unsuspecting members of the public in ridiculous situations, this is a fantastic thing to watch. And/or incredibly cruel. And/or hilarious. Give it a look below.

Open-world hack-’em-up Watch Dogs is due out on 27 May. We will, with a bit of luck, have a review up around that time.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.