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Senior staff leave gaming firm Ubisoft in harassment probe

Jul 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees,' says CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot

UBISOFT'S YVES GUILLEMOT. CEO of the French video game company Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, speaks after receiving the 2019 Academy Honory award during the first Pegases award ceremony on March 9, 2020. File photo by Francois Guillot/AFP

Two top Ubisoft execs leave during sexual harassment probe

Jul 04, 2020 - 5:08 PM

CEO Yves Guillemot says Maxime Beland, vice-president of editorial in Toronto, resigned. Tommy Francois, vice-president of editorial and creative services based in Paris, was now on disciplinary leave 'pending the outcome of an investigation.'

UBISOFT. Gaming fans play Ubisoft games at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2019. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' to get Story Creator mode, Discovery Tours

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:39 AM

Build quests and learn more about ancient Greece in two new modes for 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey'

LEARN ABOUT ANCIENT GREECE. The Discovery Tour aims to bring ancient Greece to life through the power of video games. Screenshot from Ubisoft press release

The big announcements from Ubisoft's E3 2019 press conference

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:44 AM

Check out Ubisoft's latest announcements for its stable of games at E3!

UBISOFT AT E3. Check out what's in store for Ubisoft's games. Screen shot from livestream

Google moves to disrupt video games with streaming service Stadia, studio

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:15 AM

Google says its Stadia platform will open to gamers later this year in the United States, Canada, Britain, and other parts of Europe

GOOGLE'S STADIA. Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison shows the new Stadia controller as he speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference on March 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

'Far Cry New Dawn' review: Not a whole lot is new

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:49 PM

'Far Cry New Dawn' feels familiar in both good and bad ways

CAPTAIN APOCALYPSE. The wildlife remains as big of a threat to you as the game's new baddies

Ubisoft takes 'The Division 2' off Steam and onto Epic Games Store

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The team-up between Ubisoft and Epic Games will also see 'additional select titles' heading to the Epic Games Store in the future

Ubisoft to set expiry dates for its Club rewards points in 2019

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Beginning April 1, Ubisoft Club points will expire two years from the date of acquisition. The initial tranche of unredeemed points to be expired will be points acquired on or before March 31, 2017

Google teams with Ubisoft to test video game streaming

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Google is collaborating with Ubisoft to use Assassin's Creed Odyssey to test the ability of Project Stream technology to provide the kind of quick, seamless play powered by in-home consoles as an online service

GOOGLE. A woman and her child play on a Google sign at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on September 26, 2018. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

WATCH: Ubisoft opens new PH studio

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The facility currently houses over a hundred Filipino game developers, and are looking to hire 200 more in the coming years

UBISOFT. Ubisoft is among the biggest game companies in the world, and the first of its size to set up shop in the Philippines. Photo from Ubisoft

Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference highlights

Jun 12, 2018 - 4:40 AM

Check out the highlights of this year's Ubisoft E3 Press Conference

'The Division 2' is heading to Washington, D.C.

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:48 AM

'The Division 2' is coming out on March 15, 2019

THE DIVISION 2. The Division 2 arrives in March 2019. Screenshot from YouTube video.

Far Cry 5 returns to form with a few tweaks to its known formula

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Change has come, and change is good

Ubisoft partners with China’s Tencent as Vivendi exits

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Vivendi is selling its Ubisoft stake back to the Paris-based gaming publisher, its existing investors, and new partners for approximately $2.45 billion

UBISOFT. Gaming fans play Ubisoft video games on day two of E3 2017, the 3-day Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 2017. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 12-18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Must watch videos from this week

CAMP WELCOME. 4th Infantry Division officers welcome President Rodrigo at the 4ID Advance command Post in Butuan City on June 17, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

[E3 2017] WATCH: What we saw at the Ubisoft and Natsume booths

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Newly announced titles are playable at the Ubisoft booth while Natsume showed off a new Harvest Moon game Here s a video tour

UBI. The Ubisoft logo on display at the gaming giant's booth at E3 2017. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[E3 2017] WATCH: E3 opens! Here's what's inside

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Here s a walking tour of our time in the opening day of the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo

MONSTER HUNTER. A massive statue of a creature from the game 'Monster Hunter' juts out into the crowd. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[E3 2017] LIVE: Ubisoft's E3 2017 presentation

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:40 AM

Ubisoft s E3 livestream begins at 4 am Tuesday Philippine time

ORIGINS. The next Assassin's game is set in Egypt and will tackle the formation of the Brotherhood and how the first assassins came to be.

Fractious politics leads 'Far Cry' video game to U.S.

May 26, 2017 - 9:16 PM

French video game powerhouse Ubisoft on Friday May 26 officially unveils Far Cry 5 which pits players against a dangerous violent cult calling the shots in a fictional setting of Hope County Montana

Far Cry 5. Ubisoft's upcoming video game throws into the middle of a different sort of USA. Screen shot from YouTube video.

'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' review: A repetitive game that requires creativity

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Does Ghost Recon: Wildlands feed our reviewer s desire for a tactical shooter? Find out in this review of Ubisoft s latest title

IMPRESSIONS: 'For Honor' awakens your inner savage

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Our time with the sword swinging spectacle For Honor tells us we ve just found Ubisoft’s next big hit

The Year In Tech: Fake news, burning phones and mixed realities

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Pokemon GO virtual reality s emergence the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology – these are among the 10 that make this year s list of best and worst of tech in 2016

DLSU-Ubisoft partnership spurs game development program

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Ubisoft will be offering internships at its upcoming Laguna facility prioritizing DLSU students

For Honor showcases epic sword battles + 9 other big Gamescom 2016 news

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ubisoft title has unsheathed its nasty predilection for melee battles Along with Metal Gear Survive Resident Evil 7 and the proposed Mass Effect remake the game was a star in the recently concluded gaming expo

FOR HONOR. The MOBA-like game from Ubisoft features visually striking battles among medieval factions brandishing really sharp objects. Photo from Ubisoft.

Video game giant Ubisoft thinking young at age 30

Jun 16, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Real innovation and magic happens when teams and players are free to create innovate take risks and have fun says Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot

Dancers move to the beats from Ubisoft's 'Just Dance 2017' during a demo of new titles at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the second day of 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) annual video game conference and show on June 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

Ubisoft debuts The Division's first 2 expansions

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:17 AM

The two game expansions Underground and Survival appear to provide gamers with new playgrounds in which to enjoy Tom Clancy s The Division

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS. Screen shot from Youtube.

Ubisoft to open amusement park in Montreal

Apr 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The indoor park will be based on Ubisoft s hit Raving Rabbids game series

epa04805496 An attendees experiences Ubisoft virtual reality Rabbids VR Ride at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, 17 June 2015. The E3 expo introduces new games and gaming devices and is an anticipated annual event among gaming enthusiasts and marketers. EPA/MICHAEL NELSON

Ubisoft to open Philippine production studio

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Ubisoft will open the Philippine studio in the second quarter of 2016 hiring up to 50 people in its first year to collaborate on the development of Ubisoft s AAA console games

UBISOFT PHILIPPINES. A new studio rises in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Image from Ubisoft.

First impressions – Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

Oct 26, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Syndicate brings to the table new mechanics and better combat pairing it with a gorgeous and meticulously designed London setting

THE SYNDICATE. Image from game website.

Ubisoft invites Filipinos to submit their resumes at ESGS

Oct 25, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Ubisoft is inviting ESGS attendees to submit their resumes for an opportunity to join the company as it is pooling talent for its established studios

UBISOFT AT ESGS. Photo by Nadine Pacis

Nokia Lumia 830 review (TechRap)

Dec 04, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Rapplers take the Nokia Lumia 830 for a spin in this pooled review Mi devices to get Android Lollipop update and our app of the week: Viddsee

Ubisoft apologizes for Assassin's Creed: Unity bugs

Nov 27, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Mallat: I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin s Creed team

UNITY. Image from Ubisoft Website.

Tom Clancy's The Division to launch 'when it's ready'

May 21, 2014 - 2:28 PM

A report quoting sources involved in the project imply Ubisoft may have underestimated the resources needed to finish the ambitious project on time

DEADLINE? Screenshot from Tom Clancy's The Division from game website.

Ubisoft's retro-spin on videogame 'Far Cry'

May 01, 2013 - 1:05 PM

We decided to approach it as this mini franchise that has gone absolutely mental

TRIBUTE TO RETRO GAMES. 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' pits a cyber-commando against laser-shooting dragons. Image from the 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' Facebook page

Is 'always online' gaming the next step?

Apr 27, 2013 - 12:08 PM

What are the pros and cons of always online gaming?

THE COMING ATTRACTION? With new Xbox rumors on the rise, let's discuss the implications of the "always online" rumor.