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Patrick Bach to lead Ubisoft’s new Stockholm studio

Ubisoft just expanded its presence in Nordic countries and opened its 31st studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The publisher has chosen Patrick Bach, former studio manager at EA DICE, to lead this new studio, which will work hand-in-hand with Ubisoft’s other office in Sweden, Massive, located in Malm. Massive is the …

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Ubisoft announces triple-A Avatar game to expand movie universe

Just one day after it was announced Avatar 2 is going into production, Ubisoft has revealed that it’s made a deal with Fox Interactive and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment to create a ‘cutting edge’ game based inthe Avatar universe. Massive Entertainment has been handed development duties, which are presumably well …

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Sunset Overdrive has a dig at Ubisoft with Assassin’s Creed-themed female avatar

Insomniac has confirmed that gamers will be able to play as a female in Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive. And furthermore, the developer has had a little dig at Ubisoft in the process, which of course came under heavy fire for the exclusion of female characters in Assassin’s Creed: Unity …

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My Little Pony avatar items hit Xbox Live

Players are now able to kit out their Xbox Live avatar in a range of My Little Pony gear. As spotted by Eurogamer, a range of items are now available including a range of hoodies (Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Applejack) for 160 Microsoft Points a …

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Breivik’s World of Warcraft avatar shown in court

The jury in the trial of Norwegian gunman Anders Breivik were yesterday shown images of the accused’s World of Warcraft character. Having been told that Breivik spent the best part of a year playing Blizzard’s MMO full time”, they were shown his character – Justicar Andersnordic. He smiled when it …

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MW3 sets $1bn sales record

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has become the fastest piece of entertainment to generate $1bn in sales, toppling movie blockbuster Avatar. It achieved this milestone within 16 days of going on sale on November 8th, ahead of Avatar’s 17 days in 2009. Call of Duty now boasts 30m players …

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