Last week, Kotaku shared an internal Ubisoft email that Hugues Ricour, the Managing Director of Ubisoft's Singapore studio Skull and Bones, has been removed from his position. “Effective immediately, Hugues Ricour is no longer Managing Director of Ubisoft Singapore,” reads the email from Ubisoft chief studios operating officer, Virginie Haas, who took over that position... Continue Reading →
The notion of Victorian bourgeois society as sexually repressed weighs heavy on the general understanding modern society has of that by-gone time. Michel Foucault, in his History of Sexuality, seeks to dispell this unimaginative notion. Rather, he envisions the very notion of sexuality as a bourgeois invention, meant to negotiate between "power and knowledge," between... Continue Reading →
The one Ubisoft game I still feel a morsel of excitement over is the generically named Immortals: Fenyx Rising, formerly labeled Gods & Monsters; titles, in either case, which leave much to desire. The game promises an irreverent take on Greek mythology, which borrows a little from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild... Continue Reading →
Xbox's CFO Tim Stuart gave a talk at the Jefferies Interactive Entertainment Virtual Conference on November 12, where some of his remarks sketch out the issues Xbox faces in shipping their newest consoles, the Microsoft entertainment division's future plans for the Xbox Game Pass, and how Bethesda's acquisition will prioritize Xbox's platforms before all others. Stuart... Continue Reading →
While browsing my local library last week, I came across a series I'd never seen, never even heard of before: Wayward, written by Jim Zub and with art by Steve Cummings. What caught my eye were the covers of the trade paperback--what I'm using as a feature image is excellent, but some of the others... Continue Reading →
It is a fool who pushes his favourite new mania to the side, only to return and review it six months later! Yes, I did it, and I accept my guilt with a bowed head. Whatever the circumstances of 2020--and aren't they a thrill?--mine is a sin not to be underestimated. I've ignored my sacred duty to spread the word about John Alison's wonderful Giant Days too long...
Is this a good adaptation of Timothy Zahn's 2016 Thrawn novel? Yes. Should you read it if you haven't read the novel first? I wouldn't. Jody Houser, Luke Ross and Paul Renaud do a fine job of adapting this work but it's inevitable that some elements of Zahn's novel will be lost in the translation;... Continue Reading →