Tag Archive: ubisoft

Winners and Losers From E3

While the video game industry was optimistic going into E3, the investment community was a bit more skeptical. Certainly, the introduction of new consoles would give shares of the sector a boost, but… Continue reading

Zach Braff Kickstarter Success: Will Crowdfunding Transform Showbiz?

Kickstarter has leveled the playing field for artists in need of funding. But the influx of pros like Zach Braff has many wondering how crowdfunding will be transformed by showbiz (and vice versa). Over the past… Continue reading

Piracy rules in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The unveiling of the next game in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise didn’t exactly go as planned. Early leaks of the game’s poster and nautical plot hook — along with some earnest hand wringing… Continue reading

Ubisoft now selling competitors’ games through Uplay expansion

Ubisoft is opening up its closed gate community to other publishers. Effective immediately, Uplay, the company’s digital distribution service, will begin selling games from competing publishers – including Electronic Arts and Warner Bros.… Continue reading

Hollywood could learn from videogame franchise strategy

The videogame industry takes its franchises even more seriously than Hollywood. New games — or at least digitally downloadable content — are expected every year by a voracious audience, with billions in grosses… Continue reading

Looking back on what video game CEOs said about violence

The tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT has once again revived the debate about the impact of violent video games in the media. Senators are calling for hearings. Groups like the NRA are… Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed III sales top 7 million

The shift to the American Revolution has been a good one for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The latest game in the series, which features a new setting and a new Native American protagonist,… Continue reading

Angry Birds movie landing in 2016

Been sitting on the edge of your nest waiting for that big screen adaptation of Angry Birds? You might want to get comfortable. The good news is that Rovio has finally announced when… Continue reading

Ubisoft dips its toes into Hollywood’s waters

Ubisoft may first and foremost be a video game studio, but as the industry continues to shift, it’s looking to expand its footprint. The biggest shift these days is the publisher’s growing interest… Continue reading

Ubisoft’s Guillemot on evolving audiences, Wii U, and possibly buying THQ

Among third-party publishers, you aren’t likely to find a bigger Wii U booster than Ubisoft chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot. That’s hardly surprising, given his company’s big bet on the system (it has… Continue reading