• How Not To Politicise A Video Game

    Myron Winter-Brownhill Myron examines how games publishers exploit political iconography for profit. On August 30th Ubisoft released a trailer for their new mobile game, Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad. Setting out the game’s story, the trailer describes a shadowy cabal named UMBRA that aims to build a new world order...
  • Ubisoft VS Gaming’s #MeToo Moment

    Myron reveals Ubisoft’s sickening abuse culture and their abysmal response. In the past few weeks a wave of misconduct allegations have rocked all corners of the videogame industry, from streaming to development to communities around individual games. Even Super Smash Bros!, most high-profile of all, are included in the...
  • Watch Dogs: Legion and the Death of the NPC

    Jack takes a look at Watch Dogs: Legion’s surprising gameplay innovation. You’ve all played open-world games, right? They’re usually stuffed with Non-Player Characters (NPCs); mindless drones for you to screw with and murder when you get bored. Well not anymore. Ubisoft’s E3 2019 conference began with a demo of...