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    Rational whales

    Posted by Deputy Editor Zoya Street Earlier this week, GI.biz reported on a study done at Ubisoft into the behaviour of their whales. I think that the results won’t surprise anyone who has a good relationship with...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Dissolved Indie Dev Outerlight on Ubisoft vs Risk: “Digital distribution remains the only sane choice for developers.”

    This is a guest post by freelance narrative designer, Tom Jubert. Check out his industry blog, Plot is Gameplay’s Bitch, at http://blog.tomjubert.com/ Outerlight – the innovative Scottish team behind The Ship and upcoming spiritual sequel Bloody Good...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Tom Clancy studio Red Storm lays off 38

    Ubisoft has confirmed that Red Storm Entertainment has laid off 38 employees in its North Carolina studio. More details at GamaSutra. Added to the Job Loss Tracker.

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • My small part in Electronic Arts’s Ubisoft adventure

    Electronic Arts has decided to sell its 14.9% stake in Ubisoft. The move makes sense. At the time of EA’s purchase, Yves Guillemot said “we consider this operation as hostile”. Matching actions to his words, Ubisoft started...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • DRM: necessary evil or consumer insult

    I was recently interviewed by Will Porter (@batsphinx) for PC Zone’s feature on DRM, and particularly Ubisoft’s draconian measures. I’ve transcribed my bit below. You should read the full article on PC DRM on GamesRadar. Nicholas Lovell,...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Top Turkeys from the Noughties – part 2

    Last week, I listed five games that left financial ruin in their wake in the first decade of the twenty-first century (you can read Part 1 here). Here are the concluding five. Five games that their publishers...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Ubisoft acquires Action Pants studio in Vancouver

    Ubisoft has acquired Action Pants, a dev studio in Vancouver. As far as I can tell, Action Pants has never developed a game, yet they have 110 developers in Vancouver. The first title is due to be...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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