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Ubisoft hopes to negate the need for DRM with support and content

The contentious DRM systems that often accompany Ubisoft's PC releases may be made obsolete, should the publisher's plans for enhanced post-launch/community support prove as effective as its hoping. The plan is to make pirating the least attractive consumer option by updating, supporting and...

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Ubisoft's Chris Early on Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy and other 'companion games'

Ubisoft's VP of digital games, Chris Early, delivered a talk last week at SXSW Interactive on the rising phenomenon of "companion games"; small, downloadable or web games that use the same IP as and link in some way to a larger retail product. These games include Dragon Age Legends and Ubisoft's...

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Ubisoft launches digital game publishing business

Ubisoft is looking to grab a larger share of the online and phone-based game markets with a new initiative, helmed by former Microsoft manager Chris Early. "We have some catching up to do," Early told VentureBeat, admitting the company has largely ignored the growing online market. Its competitors,...

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Games for Windows Live boss among Microsoft layoffs

Chris Early, general manager for Games for Windows Live, has been listed among the casualties of Microsoft's first sweeping round of layoffs. While Microsoft has yet to make a formal announcement, VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi reports that emails to Early have bounced, and surmises that "more...

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