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Ubisoft's Big 2022 Pirate Blockbuster Delayed Yet Again

Ubisoft’s Big 2022 Pirate Blockbuster Delayed Yet Again

Image: Ubisoft Ubisoft faces another massive delay. Earlier this year it was Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Now it’s Skull and Bonesthe Assassin’s Creed publisher’s only major fall blockbuster. Previously set to come out in November, two sources familiar with the game’s development now tell Kotaku it’s been delayed again. Ubisoft confirmed as much shortly after …

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Ubisoft Boss Clarifies His Controversial Remarks About Toxicity

Ubisoft Boss Clarifies His Controversial Remarks About Toxicity

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with La Presse, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the …

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Ubisoft Boss Clarifies His Controversial Remarks About Toxicity

Ubisoft Boss Still Doesn’t Get Why His Company Is So Toxic

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with La Presse, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the …

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Steam Bans Scammers After Dev Reveals Potential Shady Game Reselling

Steam Bans Scammers After Dev Reveals Potential Shady Game Reselling

Image: Valve / Kotaku Earlier this week, a developer’s Twitter thread about shady Steam curators who potentially lied to get free game codes went viral. In the thread, using a bit of a sting-like operation to support his suspicions, the dev theorized that these shady curators take game keys and sell them instead of using …

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Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty, Judge Decrees

Lawyer To Pay Activision For Not Playing Call Of Duty, Judge Decrees

Uh, say what now?Image: Infinity Ward A lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed last month because, according to a judge in the Southern California District Court where the complaint was brought, the plaintiffs didn’t play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to make an informed case against the maligned publisher. For once in Activision Blizzard’s …

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Report: Tencent Wants To Expand Its Empire By Becoming Ubisoft's Biggest Shareholder

Report: Tencent Wants To Expand Its Empire By Becoming Ubisoft’s Biggest Shareholder

Image: Ubisoft Tencent appears to be doubling down on its investment in Ubisoft. While it already owns 5 percent of the Assassin’s Creed publisher, Reuters now reports the Chinese mega-conglomerate with huge investments throughout the gaming industry has its sights set on becoming Ubisoft’s single biggest shareholder. Its plan for achieving that? Pay double what …

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