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Ubisoft were starting to really pick up. I'm worried this takeover would only cause more harm.
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Yes but why Canada?

Oh you mean why the federal government? More money more better I guess?
post #33 of 72
Good.

Ubi needs a culling of upper management, so hopefully some over paid marketers and boardroom "gamers" will get turfed out and replaced with real gamers.

Wishful thinking, I know.

Ive never seen a publisher so out of touch with the very products It creates.

I really wish Viv would get back to the Riddick IP. EFBB is one of the best games I've ever played, even makes so called stealth games of today look like the child's play.
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Yes but why Canada?

Because in Quebec if you speak french you get preferrential treatment bordering on pandering. Ubisoft wants to cash in on this.
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Ubisoft were starting to really pick up. I'm worried this takeover would only cause more harm.
Worry not wink.gif
post #36 of 72
They'll probably succeed. Quebec is a money sink and canada as a whole can't seem to resist pouring good money after bad into the place. Bailing out failing quebec businesses is just standard procedure.
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Oh you mean why the federal government? More money more better I guess?

Ubisoft has a lot of studios in Canada.
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They'll probably succeed. Quebec is a money sink and canada as a whole can't seem to resist pouring good money after bad into the place. Bailing out failing quebec businesses is just standard procedure.

How is Ubisoft failing?
post #38 of 72
As long as they start making good games sometime, whatever. Same with blizz. Fast food of gaming. At least overwatch is showing some potential. That game would make for a good co-op shooter, kinda like time splitters. Not sure if it's so good as pvp only.

Still waiting for someone to make a game that surpasses D1 in atmosphere. There's just nothing that even begins to try to give that cohesive, immersive feel. Heck, in recent history, really only Spiral Knights comes to mind for PC games that actually tried anything coherent on the audio/visual/story asset side. Seems more common in console games, though.

edit: Also, to me it seems that there's a trend to make audio less immersive, by using it more as a backdrop than a tool of communicating with the player, too. You don't need a sound effect for anything and everything, at least not prominent ones. Audio cues are pretty powerful, if you think back to original Tomb Raider. Or 3D Zelda games. D1 has some really efficient use of audio effects too, it's not just the bgm that builds the atmosphere.

In this context, making audio immersive means that the player connects to it with low number of layers of abstraction.
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post #39 of 72
Well damn. I am really looking forward to The Division. It looks like a game that they might actually give a crap about. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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I hate Ubisoft, but I have Vivendi far far farrrr more, so this sucks.
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