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EXCLUSIVE: Ubisoft fires exec Tommy Francois after he was accused of sexual harassment

Tommy Francois, vice-president of editorial and creative services at video game giant Ubisoft, has left the company after facing allegations of sexual harassment. Sources with knowledge of the matter told Business Insider he was fired following an internal investigation of complaints made against him. Ubisoft placed Francois on administrative leave […]
EXCLUSIVE: Ubisoft fires exec Tommy Francois after he was accused of sexual harassment
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Current and former staff at gaming giant Ubisoft make new allegations of sexual harassment and HR failures, warning senior staff exits won’t alter ‘deep-rooted, toxic’ culture

Ubisoft, the video game giant, has been rocked through June and July by allegations of sexual harassment and assault made against senior staff. CEO Yves Guillemot has promised sweeping changes as seemingly “untouchable” senior employees resign or are suspended pending the results of investigations. But some staff are sceptical. More […]
Current and former staff at gaming giant Ubisoft make new allegations of sexual harassment and HR failures, warning senior staff exits won’t alter ‘deep-rooted, toxic’ culture
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The first ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X was just revealed, and it’s a Viking epic — see it in action right here

The next “Assassin’s Creed” arrives this holiday as a launch title for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation game consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, French game publisher Ubisoft revealed on Thursday morning. “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” is the first game in the series to feature Vikings. It’s set in Norway […]
The first ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X was just revealed, and it’s a Viking epic — see it in action right here
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Video game ratings will now warn parents about ‘loot boxes’

Video games are assigned ratings, just like movies, ranging from “E for everyone” to “T for teen” to “AO” – “Adults Only,” the “X” rating of games. Game ratings are determined by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), an industry group that oversees game ratings. Ratings are printed directly on […]
Video game ratings will now warn parents about ‘loot boxes’
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‘NBA 2K20’ only needed one month to become the best-selling game of 2019

“NBA 2K20” became the best-selling game of the year during its first month on the shelves, according to data from the NPD Group. September was a strong month for sports video games, with four sports titles among the top 10 best-sellers. Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” and Microsoft’s […]
‘NBA 2K20’ only needed one month to become the best-selling game of 2019
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The biggest game company in the world isn’t Nintendo — it’s a Chinese company that has a piece of everything from ‘Fortnite’ to ‘League of Legends’

The world’s biggest game company isn’t Nintendo, and it isn’t Microsoft or Sony either – it’s a Chinese company named Tencent. Tencent is a Chinese conglomerate that has major holdings in tech, film, music, and gaming. Despite being a relatively unknown name among gamers, Tencent has major stakes in some […]
The biggest game company in the world isn’t Nintendo — it’s a Chinese company that has a piece of everything from ‘Fortnite’ to ‘League of Legends’
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Forget about 2019 — early 2020 is jam-packed with 6 major game launches

With new PlayStation and Xbox consoles scheduled to arrive next year, a gaggle of major games are getting pushed out before it’s too late. Among those games are massive, highly anticipated games like “Final Fantasy VII Remake” and “Cyberpunk 2077.” As a result, this holiday season is a bit lighter […]
Forget about 2019 — early 2020 is jam-packed with 6 major game launches
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As France rebuilds Notre-Dame Cathedral, the French studio behind ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is offering up its ‘over 5,000 hours’ of research on the 800-year-old monument

A fire ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday and destroyed its iconic spire, which was built in the 19th century. An unlikely source has emerged as a potentially helpful reference in the rebuilding efforts: the video game “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” which contains an elaborate re-creation of Notre-Dame during the […]
As France rebuilds Notre-Dame Cathedral, the French studio behind ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is offering up its ‘over 5,000 hours’ of research on the 800-year-old monument