Ubisoft

Tech

New Documentary ‘Playing Hard’ Shows That Making Games Can Be Hell

The film, now on Netflix, misses the mark by focusing on Ubisoft higher-ups during the development of 'For Honor,' rather than rank-and-file workers.
Matthew Gault
4.9.19
Podcasts

We Wrestle With the Messy Politics of 'The Division 2' on Today's Podcast

Plus, our thoughts on the techno-thriller immersive sim 'The Occupation,' internet nostalgia journey 'Hypnospace Outlaw,' and joyous puzzler 'Baba Is You.'
Austin Walker
3.18.19
Review

Kill for Prosperity and Not Much Else in 'Far Cry New Dawn'

We regret to inform you the world did not end, and we're doing this all again.
Dia Lacina
2.14.19
FOIA

Oakland Police Open Records Transparency Investigation After 'Watch Dogs 2' Lawsuit

Earlier this year, Oakland Police refused to turn over documents about any collaboration with Ubisoft. An activist sued the agency, and won.
Ian Birnbaum
10.24.18
Listen

We Have to Push Back on the Toxic Labor of 100-Hour Work Weeks

What's happening with 'Red Dead Redemption 2' isn't new, but that shouldn't make it any less shocking.
Rob Zacny
10.15.18
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I Keep Playing 'Assassin’s Creed Odyssey' Because it Reminds me of Xena

Kassandra is so awesome a character that I’m playing through this massive game just for her.
Danielle Riendeau
10.11.18
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' Is Classical Ubisoft in the Wrong Ways

Assassin's Creed gave Ubisoft games their modern identity, now the Ubisoft monoculture has come for the Assassins.
Rob Zacny
10.2.18
open thread

The 'Mario + Rabbids' Donkey Kong DLC Is More of an Already Great Thing

‘Donkey Kong Adventure’ is a further exploration of things the core game does so well.
Danielle Riendeau
7.3.18
Listen

We Discuss Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Sony's E3 Press Events

There's kissing in 'The Last of Us 2,' and also 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey,' and holy crap 'Resident Evil 2!'
Danielle Riendeau
6.12.18
BGE

Ubisoft and Joseph Gordon Levitt Need Your Help to Finish ‘Beyond Good and Evil 2’

Ubisoft is using Levitt’s content collaboration platform Hitrecord collaboration platform to crowdsource assets for the upcoming video game.
Matthew Gault
6.11.18
Postscript

I Don't Know Anything About Rayman, and That's Why I Love Him

'Rayman Legends' lets me shut the door on the world. That might be a problem.
Cameron Kunzelman
6.8.18
Gaming

I’m Suing Oakland Police for Records About the Hacker Game 'Watch Dogs 2'

I know Marcus and DedSec would hack the servers. Me? I filed a FOIA lawsuit.
Dave Maass
6.1.18
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