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  • Ubisoft reports sharp rise in digital revenue during Q3 2017-18 earnings call



    Ubisoft’s Q3 2017-18 earnings call took place today and the company revealed a sharp rise digital revenue. With more games attempting to become live services and keep players continually invested in them, this should come as no surprise.

    In the report, Ubisoft revealed that it had made €725.0 million in Q3 sales, up 36.8% year over year. This is well beyond Ubisoft’s original target of €630.0 million and its revised target of €700.0 million.


    Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot :



    Our very strong third-quarter performance highlights two areas in which we have made major strides. First, our games’ live operations are making steady progress. This has fueled momentum for digital and back catalogue, which both hit record highs this quarter. Second, the increasingly recurring profile of our business has had a very positive impact on our new releases. By taking additional time to develop our games, we have been able to deliver three top-quality titles since August, including the grand return of Assassin’s Creed.

    “These successes demonstrate that our differentiating strategy of combining long-term investment in our talented teams and our multi-studios collaboration model is paying off. This strategy enables us to deliver high-quality blockbusters while keeping our communities engaged through regular major updates. As a result, Ubisoft is perfectly positioned to reach its targets for fiscal 2017-18 and 2018-19.”

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    Smiles all round. ;)

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    • Direct X-Static
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      "...digital and back catalogue, which both hit record highs this quarter."

      Yet Ponies say Game Pass and BC aren't a big deal!!!

  • Now Available ?





    Update: Players have reported that the Gears of War 4-themed Driver Gear suit is rolling out now. Be sure to check your Xbox Live messages for a download code.

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    • SoT leak:
      http://boards.4chan.org/v/thread/406...ng-access-to-a

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    • SoT $PC:

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    • Meanwhile ...


      Tale As Old As Time ...






      " Watched over by the almighty ones, they unleash their fury." ~SC2

      Does it get bigger than this?
      Last edited by Smash_mouth; 02-14-2018, 04:51 PM.

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      • Maximum Games have released a new trailer today, showcasing several of the features from their upcoming Extinction game


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        • Controversy ?


          Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions
          Around 3 Months After Release




          Sea of Thieves will launch without microtransactions, but will add them in its first major content update, planned for around three months after release - but they'll be for cosmetic rewards only, and won't feature loot boxes.

          During a visit to Rare, executive producer Joe Neate told IGN:

          "Our focus at launch [is] on a great game experience. When we deliver this first major update, that's when we'll turn on the ability for players to spend money optionally.

          "We thought long and hard about what's right for our game experience, and the key thing we think is that it has to add to the fun, social nature of the game. So anything in this area will not impact power or progression, and you'll always know what you're getting - so that means no loot crates."

          The first paid content for the game will come in the form of pets. "It'll either be on a shoulder, like a monkey, or like a cat on the ship", explains Neate. "But it'll kind of benefit everyone socially and emotionally. So if I've got a cat, I can pick up it up and look at it, or you can pick it up and run off with it. Obviously when you put it down it'll come back.

          "It's always an interesting topic, but ultimately I have to look at the reality of running a game-as-service as a business. My goal and everyone else's goal here is to have as many people as possible working on this, and just keep giving people reasons to return, reasons to have fun. We have to run that like a business, you need revenue coming in."

          "I really, really want to allow us to fire cats and other animals out of cannons. It'll land on its feet, it's a cat, it'll be fine!"

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          How many tone deaf articles can we post about? WHY mention this stuff at all if it's not even going to happen until the summer...seriously.

          " During a visit " ...timing is everything friends. How recent was this visit and WHY post this now?

          SDF are eating this up as expected. :/
          Last edited by Smash_mouth; 02-14-2018, 06:06 PM.

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          • http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/di...ssors-compared

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            • Federal Burro ?

              Sony Starts Sharing PlayStation 4 Data with the FBI – Begins with a Terror Investigation



              Following Bill Gates comments yesterday that encouraged tech companies to share consumer data when the government comes calling to avoid future regulation, it appears at least the company’s rival is doing exactly the same. In potentially one of the first such incidents, Sony has coughed up PS4 data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on a user who was suspected of planning to fly from Kansas to the Middle East to join a terrorist organization.

              The FBI warrant (link) mentions nine related search warrants (from Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and others) that will help the agency get information from the suspect’s social media accounts and electronic devices, including his PlayStation 4. While social media companies routinely share data with the intelligence agency (some details of which are shared every year in their transparency reports), this is probably the first time that Sony has been asked to share data on a suspect. [There have been requests in the past, but they were limited to law enforcement getting access to the devices they can dig into themselves.]

              The company has returned the suspect’s account registration data along with console activity, sales activity, device message history (for both PS4 and PS3), and associated device details for the PlayStation Network user ID DejanWoW

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              The problem with the world in one comment ...

              HoldMaPoodle

              I don't see the problem, don't do anything wrong then you will have nothing to worry about. It's nothing to do with privacy, the government doesn't just ask for data on everyone, only people that have warranted it, hope they put the data to good use!

              People like this ARE the problem. How naïve can a person be? I have a question for this tool ...what does he consider wrong and who decides?

              As for Bill Gates ... the man has never sounded so old and feeble. If you want proof this guy is bought and paid for, read his recent comments.

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            • That RS 5 sound,jesus

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_6Og19wTUg&t=1150s

              pls suscribe,like and coment if video make you smile,ok,thanks brothers and sisters ;):p

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              • Sea of Thieves Behind the Scenes: NPC and Dialogue System




                Ghost Sword Skin Spotted



                https://www.reddit.com/r/Seaofthieve...glowing_saber/








                Ohhh!!! by the way am back



                :)

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                • scottvxr
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                  This game is going to shake the gaming community in more ways than one 😎 BOOOOM 😎
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