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E3 2012: New Splinter Cell: Blacklist borrows from Uncharted

Avatar Reality Raises $4.2M For 3D Virtual World, Hires Industry Vet Trent Ward

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Avatar Reality, developer of the massively multiplayer online virtual world platform Blue Mars, has raised an additional $4.2 million from Kolohala Ventures and co-founder and games industry veteran (and somewhat of a legend) Henk Rogers. That brings the total invested in the company to more than $13 million, according to...
Avatar Reality Raises $4.2M For 3D Virtual World, Hires Industry Vet Trent Ward

Sci-fi author sues Ubisoft over Assassin's Creed copyright infringement

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Science fiction author John L. Beiswenger has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against game publisher Ubisoft in a Pennsylvania district court, claiming that the Assassin's Creed series illegally copies ideas and themes he established in his 2002 novel Link. Beiswenger's novel, as excerpted heavily in the suit (PDF), focuses...
Sci-fi author sues Ubisoft over Assassin's Creed copyright infringement

THQ is gone, but publishers rush in to buy key brands

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Homefront, Saints Row and Company of Heroes may all have new homes as THQ closes and auctions major franchisesIt is the corporate version of a yard sale. THQ, the veteran publisher of games like Saints Row and Homefront, as well as a range of WWE wrestling titles, has been struggling...
THQ is gone, but publishers rush in to buy key brands

E3 2012: Aisha Tyler takes on the gamer haters with Facebook rant

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The US actress chosen by Ubisoft to present its E3 press conference received a barrage of abuse from gamers who felt she knew nothing about the subject matter. Her Facebook response has become an internet sensationIt started almost immediately – the anonymous bile; the senseless aggression. Minutes into Ubisoft's E3...
E3 2012: Aisha Tyler takes on the gamer haters with Facebook rant

Ubisoft DRM Causing More Problems

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Joe Helfrich writes "Ubisoft's Settlers 7 servers have been causing problems for over a week for users worldwide, and Australian gamers are hardly able to connect at all. 'The problem reportedly strikes after the game has already confirmed an active Internet connection, and prevents the user from playing even the...
Ubisoft DRM Causing More Problems
Next-gen Xbox, PlayStation capabilities tipped by new games at E3 [video]

Jade Raymond on Splinter Cell, PlayStation 4 and the inevitable future of microtransactions

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We talk to the head of Ubisoft's rapidly growing Toronto Studio about the latest Splinter Cell title, Blacklist, and the changes currently overtaking the industryThis week, industry insiders from all over the world are converging on the annual Game Developers Conference in sunny San Francisco. This enormous get-together is where...
Jade Raymond on Splinter Cell, PlayStation 4 and the inevitable future of microtransactions

Press Start: EA has no Wii U games, Activision market share grows, and more

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Plus, how console is still a big deal in the global games market, the rise of 'neuro-gaming' and Nintendo's forthcoming announcementsA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.EA Has No Games in Development For Nintendo's Wii U | KotakuLess than two years after vowing to deliver on an...
Press Start: EA has no Wii U games, Activision market share grows, and more

Attention Game Developers And Console Manufacturers: 'Always On' Is NOT The Same As 'Always Connectable'

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Game publishers and console manufacturers have been feeling some intensified heat from customers about "always on" requirements. (SimCity, anyone?) Microsoft has been battling rumours that the new Xbox will need an internet connection to function, an issue greatly magnified by some unfortunate tweets by its (former) Creative Director. Ubisoft...
Attention Game Developers And Console Manufacturers: 'Always On' Is NOT The Same As 'Always Connectable'

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot - preview

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Ubisoft combines castle building and dungeon hacking into one intriguing free-to-play comedyThe name should give you plenty of clues about the nature of Ubisoft's newly announced free-to-play dungeon crawler. It's silly, it's self-conscious and it wants to poke a bit of fun at this most straight-faced of ridiculous game genres....
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot - preview
Nintendo rumored to be preparing mini Wii for December launch

Ubisoft Heads to the Frontier with Assassins Creed III

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An E3 interview with Ubisoft's Alex Hutchinson, creative director on Assassin's Creed III....
Ubisoft Heads to the Frontier with Assassins Creed III

Watch Dogs - trailer video

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Here's the latest look at Ubisoft's intriguing surveillance thriller Watch Dogs, coming to PC and consoles this autumn...
Watch Dogs - trailer video
THQ auction results: Sega buys Relic, Ubi gets THQ Montreal, more

Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

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For many years, Ubisoft has been the go-to company for stories about DRM gone horribly wrong. They really seemed to believe that always-on DRM actually does something to stop piracy. That was followed with story after story after story of Ubisoft doing things that harm only paying customers and generally...
Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy
Ubisoft ships 13M dance games and 7M copies of Assassin Creed title

We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) officially kicks off on Tuesday morning, but press attendees have packed schedules starting bright and early tomorrow AM. Microsoft's kicking things off with its briefing, which promises new Xbox One details and a major focus on games. Sony, meanwhile, is officially unveiling its new...
We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!
I Am Alive Review - Better off dead

Original Apple II Prince of Persia source code published by creator

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The source code of the classic Apple II game Prince of Persia has been published on GitHub by Jordan Mechner, the original author. The game, which was first published by Broderbund in 1989, was developed in 6502 assembly. With the help of Apple II enthusiast Tony Diaz, the code...
Original Apple II Prince of Persia source code published by creator
Ghost Recon Commander will be a “gamer’s game” on Facebook
Assassin's Creed 3: the first details revealed

ZombiU - review

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Wii U; Ubisoft; £39.99-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewIt's London's turn to host the zombie apocalypse in this unexpectedly gritty undead outing for the Wii U. Taking control of a lone survivor, you eke out an existence amidst the rubble and small crowds of the howling infected, starting...
ZombiU - review
Video game sales plummet in January, Xbox leads consoles for sixth straight month

Assassin's Creed 3 - review

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PC/PS3/Wii U/Xbox 360; £39.99; cert 18+; Ubisoft MontrealOne has to be careful of taking the beauty in Assassin's Creed 3 for granted. This is a thought that occurred to me about 10 hours in as I piloted the franchise's newest protagonist through a sun-dappled forest glade en route to completing...
Assassin's Creed 3 - review

Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

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Protests against controversial anti-piracy controls hobble game publisher Ubisoft has confirmed its rights management servers were hit by a fierce DDoS attack over the weekend that left some customers unable to play its games for much of Sunday.…What is your recession sales strategy?...
Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm
Profitable in eight months, a friendly panda from central China attempts to become Angry Birds for kids
Exclusive no more: 'Rayman Legends' for Wii U delayed, headed to Xbox and PS3

Why are so few women working in technology?

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The number of women recruited to the industry has been falling over the past 10 years. Now a new campaign directed at industry leaders, government and parents aims to take actionWhy is it that, while women make up 49% of the UK labour force, they account for just 17% of...
Why are so few women working in technology?

Ubisoft's controversial 'always on' PC DRM hacked

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Ubisoft's controversial 'always on' PC DRM hacked
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