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Ubisoft has $1.2 billion acquisition war chest

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, speaking with Les Echos, says the publisher has a $1.2 billion war chest for spending on acquisitions. The executive states the company needs to grow rapidly to keep pace with publishers like EA (which may, or may not, acquire Take-Two) and the other 800 lbs. gorilla on...

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Ubi's yearly sales up 36% on Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Assassin's Creed

Money continues to pour into the House that Rayman built as Ubisoft announced fourth quarter sales growth of 10% to €217 million ($339 million). In addition, the company saw its wallet grow by an impressive 36.4% over the entire fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 by some €928 million...

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GDC08: Gameloft's Guillemot discusses mobile industry hang-ups

In the opening keynote of the Game Developers Conference mobile component (being the section dedicated to gaming on cell phones, not some wheeled stage rolling down the hills of San Francisco), Gameloft president and CEO Michel Guillemot tackled supposed "myths" surrounding the mobile gaming...

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Ubisoft goes Game 3.0 with user-generated game content

Sounds like someone from Ubisoft was taking notes when Phil Harrison laid out his vision for Game 3.0 at this year's Game Developer's Conference. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot (pronounced John Smith) told an enthralled (and eager to create) audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that the French...

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Ubisoft CEO plans for the casual future

Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot sees a dramatic increase in the size of the video game market in the near future, driven by the influx of new customers. Since a lot of these new customers are casual gamers getting into the mobile, PC, and, of course, DS and Wii platforms, Guillemot believes that his...

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Ubisoft CEO Guillemot dismisses E3 as 'only for the US'

Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot is on fire! Last week he just flat out says the PS3 costs too much and now he dismisses E3 (Min-E3, get the name right Guillemot) as "only for the US." Guillemot made the statement at the Ubidays event in Paris during a kick-off Q&A session. This doesn't mean Ubisoft...

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Ubisoft wants to eat most of the next-gen cake

Ubisoft was third largest publisher of games in Europe last year. Fifth in the US. CEO Yves Guillemot has decided that being number two in Europe would be keen, so he's decided to expand. He's already aquired Reflections, makers of the Driver series. Assassin's Creed is hotly anticipated....

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