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Ubisoft loss widens despite growth in first half sales

French game publisher Ubisoft reported EUR 293.35 million of sales in its fiscal first half to 30 September, up 5 percent on EUR 279.23 million in the year-earlier period. The sales increase reflects strong back-catalogue sales, up 16 percent, and

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Ubisoft shares plunge 20%

the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 might suffer from the delay of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs , that may seem minor compared to the impact to the publisher itself. Ubisoft’s shares have taken a pounding today, with the company’s stock trading

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Ubisoft First Quarter Sales Down 42% to €76m

Ubisoft has released its first quarter sales, which ended June 30, 2013. Sales have dropped 42 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Sales for the first quarter were €76 million, down from €131 million a year ago.

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Ubisoft “convinced” second-screen gaming is “the future”

“I’m convinced it’s the future,” Guillemot told us. “What I like in second-screen play is its accessibility, which means different types of people can play. Those who don’t know how to play with the [controller] or don’t like to play

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Ubisoft: Core gamers ‘starving’ for next-gen

The wait for next-generation consoles will soon be over, and according to Ubisoft, gamers will be eager to adopt the new platforms. As part of its latest earnings report, Ubisoft said the eight-year wait for new consoles has left gamers

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Ubisoft developer says “user content” is a must for sustainable games

Ubisoft Toronto’s Jade Raymond discusses how user generated content can create more meaningful experiences for gamers. (…) It’s interesting to note that Raymond makes special case of Team Fortress 2′s user-generated content, which sees maps, hats, and other custom items

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Free to Play Heroes Online teased by Ubisoft

The Might & Magic series is getting a browser-based persistent free-to-play makeover. (…) Ubisoft hasn’t made too many big free-to-play gambles as yet, but the collection-focused gameplay of the Might & Magic series seems like a logical place to start.

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Ghost Recon Online: Five reasons to love this free-to-play MMOFPS

Practically every genre in the MMO universe has been flooded to all hell with bog standard online games hoping to grab a slice of the financial pie. However, on occasion an MMO releases that pushes the boundaries and deserves attention.

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The Settlers Online is set to make more money than the Settlers brand did on PC

During an investor conference call today, Ubisoft’s chief financial officer Alain Martinez claimed that the free-to-play model will influence all of its future games. The French publisher detailed the benefits of giving away the razor only to charge for the blades. “Free-to-play

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Ubisoft says good bye to DRM

Ubisoft is doing away with its always-on digital rights management (DRM) policy, the company’s worldwide director for online games Stephanie Perotti told Rock, Paper, Shotgunin a recent interview. The policy dictated that those playing Ubisoft’s PC games would have to maintain

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