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Ubisoft to diversify in the future

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Ubisoft’s lack of female representation in new games like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 has caused quite a bit of controversy in the realm of videogames. The debate about diversity in games has flared up once again, with the vociferous from both camps making a lot of noise.

Some think Ubisoft should do what they will for the sake of their art, others that they need to be more inclusive. According to Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot, the company will do its best to add a dash of diversity to its future games.

“We are working on that," Guillemot told CVG. "We want to spend more time on the worlds and characters in our games… you will see more and more of this at Ubisoft. We’ll try to be less like we have been in the past with some characters. We’ll try to extend more diversity."

Guillemot said he’s realised that the male focus in games would be divisive, and the rift that characters like Watch Dogs’ Aiden Pearce would create.

"We knew it would be polarising," said Guillemot in reference to Aiden Pearce and Watch Dogs. "Some people loved the characters and some didn’t. It was difficult to please everybody with that character. Now, having seen the reaction, we know what we will do next to improve that.”

Expect more female representation in Ubisoft’s games. The trick now, is to do it right. Ubisoft is caught in a tricky position. It’s impossible to please everybody all of the time, so even when they do add more diversity, expect complains of their new female protagonist’s breasts being too big, or not big enough. She’ll probably be too sexy…or not sexy enough. She’ll be too tough…or not tough enough. And so on, ad infinitum.

It’s great that Ubisoft is planning on being more inclusive, but you have to wonder to what end? Next people will expect games featuring black people who aren’t urban stereotypes, or homosexuals who aren’t sexually depraved fetishists. Madness. 

Last Updated: June 18, 2014

134 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 18, 2014 at 07:52

    How about making PROPER PC ports Ubi??????????

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 18, 2014 at 08:20

      Probably because that would allow for people to mod the game and make it even more enjoyable and then Ubi would lose out on the console sales.
      After all, they can sell a console game for twice the price of a PC game and even get Microsoft or Sony to pay extra for console exclus#$%&y.

      Sorry for the foul language.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 18, 2014 at 08:23

        This is a family site you potty mouth.

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        • Kensei Seraph

          June 18, 2014 at 08:26

          I added random characters to the foul word so refresh for the family-friendly edit.

          Reply

    • Skyblue

      June 18, 2014 at 08:50

      This. Watch Dogs is ridiculous.

      Reply

    • Mark Treloar

      June 18, 2014 at 09:08

      They are. Its called Far Cry 4, and their official statement is that its programmed on the PC and will be port to console. They also say that the consoles will have Ultra High Graphics equal to the PC. Translation: We are nerfing Ultra High settings on the PC so that the consoles peasants wont cry in their corn flakes.

      Reply

    • DrKiller

      June 18, 2014 at 10:25

      How about getting a real gaming platform? 🙂

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 18, 2014 at 10:51

        That I already have

        Reply

  2. Monado

    June 18, 2014 at 07:53

    I wish they’d make a sequel to Jade Empire

    Reply

    • Mark Treloar

      June 18, 2014 at 09:14

      You mean Jade Empire previously published by Microsoft and owned by Bioware now published by EA. Not sure where Ubisoft fits in.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 18, 2014 at 09:18

        The character in the header is named Jade.

        Reply

  3. Sith JJ

    June 18, 2014 at 07:55

    All I ask for is to be able to play games without being forced to use Uplay.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 18, 2014 at 07:57

      Agreed

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 18, 2014 at 08:00

      Let’s us then go on an adventure to rid the world (starting with Russia and China) of piracy.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        June 18, 2014 at 08:04

        My point is that if I buy the game on Steam I don’t want it to open UPlay when I press play on my Steam client. That makes no sense.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 18, 2014 at 08:05

          Rockstar games are the same, with Rockstar Social Club. Which is neither social nor a club.

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          • Sith JJ

            June 18, 2014 at 08:07

            That thing pisses me off to no end. Atari had the same kak for a few of their games.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:19

            It’s like GfWL – now that their extra DRM system on top of Steam is shut down, all the games that used it have to go back & patch it out. WINNING!

          • Mossel

            June 18, 2014 at 09:25

            Even got Minerva’s Den for free after they shut down!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 09:38

            That was a good thing that came out of it. But I’ve heard one or two devs saying they haven’t decided if they’re going to patch their old games to prevent them trying to log in to GfWL. So then what? Just can’t play the game any more because of an additional unnecessary DRM-middleware solution they chose to implement? It’s BS man.

          • Mossel

            June 18, 2014 at 09:27

            Everytime I open a game and that kak pops up I’m like: Oh ffs, what is my username and password again?! Then I need to log onto my OneNote page to find the password, then I realise i don’t know what my OneNote password is and I need to reset it! EVERY FUCKING TIME!

          • Skyblue

            June 18, 2014 at 08:56

            Don’t get me started on RSC. That monstrosity was a pain in the ass… maybe I did it wrong?

        • Hammersteyn

          June 18, 2014 at 08:05

          LOL what? At least gog.com is getting it right with their client

          Reply

        • Skyblue

          June 18, 2014 at 08:55

          Agreed. It’s absolute horseshit that they do this. It also makes no sense whatsoever to put DRM on games that have a shitload of (worthwhile) DLC content such as Civ5, Mass Effect or Batman. Those games can only really be enjoyed without being cracked.

          Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 18, 2014 at 07:58

    (thanks to Hammersteyn for this link)

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 18, 2014 at 07:59

      Aren’t all people who use PCs for gaming handicapped? trollol!

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        June 18, 2014 at 07:59

        Whose side are you on?!!

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 18, 2014 at 08:02

          There’s only one side. Mine.

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          • Sith JJ

            June 18, 2014 at 08:02

            The losing side?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:03

            I prefer to call it anti-winning.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 18, 2014 at 08:05

            Methinks you would have worked well under the Bush administration

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:07

            I only use my powers for good!

          • Hammersteyn

            June 18, 2014 at 08:08

            Didn’t Bush use his for good? I thought America were the good guys?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:13

            Well that’s what he thought, but that’s the tricky thing about super-stupidity – it never works the way the users think it does.

          • Sith JJ

            June 18, 2014 at 08:09

            By losing?
            This doesn’t sound like it’s helping much.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:12

            I have to do that on purpose. How pointless would life be for the rest of you lot if you knew you had no chance of winning?

          • Sith JJ

            June 18, 2014 at 08:13

            True. Very wise.

          • HvR - THE Average GAmer

            June 18, 2014 at 08:10

            So you are a Goth gamer?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:17

            I actually wouldn’t mind that. They at least have good music.

    • Hammersteyn

      June 18, 2014 at 07:59

      XD

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    • Sith JJ

      June 18, 2014 at 08:01

      Asses.
      Probably didn’t want the pc version to look better than the console version. We all know that’s a big no-no these days, because then it’s like admitting the pc is still better for gaming.

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 18, 2014 at 08:02

        Best part is, the settings are there, the guy didn’t even need to mod the game. He just wrote custom config files and viola

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        • Sith JJ

          June 18, 2014 at 08:03

          That’s what’s making me think that.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 18, 2014 at 08:04

          It’s like the guy who wrote the DSfix mod for Dark Souls. Damn that game looks so crap on PC without it.

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      • geelslang

        June 18, 2014 at 08:55

        Exactly.

        I think it is in Ubisoft’s interest to not upstage the new consoles with a vastly superior PC version this early in the PS4/One lifecycle. They depend on console sales, so they want to convince people that the PS4/One produce visuals on par or not far behind the best PCs.

        Releasing a PC version that leaves the PS4/One in the dust is just not good business for them.

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    • oVg FX

      June 18, 2014 at 09:03

      No amount of graphics can fix Aidens personalityZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

      Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 18, 2014 at 08:01

    Well if they do end up doing that I hope they just put those characters in & then don’t make a fuss & point out how awesome they are because of it. Because like you said, it’ll never be good enough for some people & whatever they do will be raged against. If they don’t make an issue of what they’re doing though, it’ll blow over in a couple of days when a new target pops up.

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    • Monado

      June 18, 2014 at 08:04

      Like PewDiePie

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 18, 2014 at 08:04

        Who?

        Reply

        • Sith JJ

          June 18, 2014 at 08:06

          I think it’s a guy who shoots unsuspecting apple pies with Star Wars blasters until they’re dead

          Reply

        • Monado

          June 18, 2014 at 08:06

          Uhm…Annoying Rape Guy?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:17

            Oh him. He can drop dead for all I care.

          • Monado

            June 18, 2014 at 08:20

            Lol need some coffee?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:22

            No I’ve got, I just don’t like him.

        • Hammersteyn

          June 18, 2014 at 08:12

          Him?

          Reply

        • Rince&exhale

          June 18, 2014 at 09:03

          win

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 18, 2014 at 08:07

        I heard he’s into brofisting?

        Reply

        • Monado

          June 18, 2014 at 08:08

          FIsting his bros, yeah, apparently it happens every firday

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 18, 2014 at 08:04

      Exactly, Ubisoft can just sit back and as soon as someone makes waves about their new protagonist Ubisoft can point a finger at them for being homophobic or sexist

      Reply

    • oVg FX

      June 18, 2014 at 08:58

      It will inevitably happen considering 60% of the market are bitching males. The other 40% do not seem very vocal unless there is an article about sexism.
      Also, when the DATA farming from Bioware revealed that everybody played as a male Shepard I can see why the suits will not green light a female protag.

      Bioshock had to move Liz to the back of the box because the market said so.

      As for the bravery of Naughty Dog when they pushed to have the female on the front of the box for The Last of Us… Another reason why I went the PS4 route. They have more games with female leads even if they all look like Ellen Page. Tired of Master Chief.

      So next gen has come and we now have they most boring character ever created in Watch Dogs. ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….. Yawn.

      The start of the PS3 was more exciting thanks to Heavenly Sword.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 18, 2014 at 08:59

        More boring than what’s his name from AC3?

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        • Alex Hicks

          June 18, 2014 at 09:02

          I wouldn’t go that far …

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        • oVg FX

          June 18, 2014 at 09:04

          Or the dude from Far Cry 3.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 09:05

            What was his name again…

          • HvR - THE Average GAmer

            June 18, 2014 at 09:11

            BRO-dy

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 18, 2014 at 09:04

        I want to get Remember Me during the upcoming sale. Apparently it has a female protagonist – I bet that means the game will be terrible!

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        • oVg FX

          June 18, 2014 at 09:09

          Its a gem, once you learn the fighting mechanics the game is a masterpiece.

          Nilin told Dontnod Entertainment to paint her like a French girl and they did. The soundtrack and art direction is off the chain. ENJOY

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        • Mossel

          June 18, 2014 at 09:20

          Speaking of that upcoming sale…any ideas on the dates?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 09:22

            It’s rumoured to start in the next couple of days.

  6. Kensei Seraph

    June 18, 2014 at 08:16

    For games like AC: Unity where you can customize your character I think having the option to choose a female character is important, but for games like Far Cry 4 where they have a single pre-defined character then gender is less important than the story they are telling.

    Far Cry 4 will probably feature several female characters who, while not as important as the villain or hero, are still central to the plot.

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    • CAE9872

      June 18, 2014 at 08:18

      I agree – if you have made a single player story and chosen a character, be they male/female/it; black/white/purple, then fine. But where I am going to play dress-up before going into battle then let me choose my character.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 18, 2014 at 08:24

        Can you imagine the shock, horror and flames that would result if you played as a hermaphrodite or someone/something without a gender?
        Preferably in a game where the story forces focus on the gender of your character.

        I NEED TO START WORKING ON A SCRIPT!!!

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        • CAE9872

          June 18, 2014 at 08:26

          But, but, but…the marketers!!! What will the poor souls do – they will insist that you make a “recognisable” character!

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:29

            In the future all games should just go with a blank, emotionless, basic human template to avoid all these kinds of things. Like Kristen Stewart.

        • Mossel

          June 18, 2014 at 09:29

          It will sell well in Thailand.

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        • Skyblue

          June 18, 2014 at 11:11

          Like this…

          Reply

  7. CAE9872

    June 18, 2014 at 08:16

    I don’t quite get why Ubisoft are being singled out here though. It is not like EA, or any of the other bigger studios are making diversified characters either? And no let’s not get into the whole debate as to whys and wherefores – yes industry needs to grow up a little, but my specific point is why is Ubisoft being scapegoat in this. Just because they didn’t put a female character in Unity?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 18, 2014 at 08:20

      Because they’re the freshest one in everyone’s mind I’m guessing. I think they’re actually pretty good with it overall.

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      • CAE9872

        June 18, 2014 at 08:24

        So did I – been playing AC4 (still) and in that there are many diversified characters. Otherwise yeah I agree with you.

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    • Monado

      June 18, 2014 at 08:28

      It comes and it goes, next company to do this will be in the spotlight. it’s pretty idiotic 🙁

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  8. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 18, 2014 at 08:30

    This whole argument of being more “inclusive” is just stupid.

    If it’s got a female lead then great. If it doesn’t then great.

    As long as whatever lead there is makes sense then by all means go for it. But the bitching about whether games are inclusive enough needs to stop. Play what is fun for you, develop a game that makes sense.

    Mark my words. This whole thing about games needing to be more inclusive is going to lead to phrases such as “tacked on protagonists” just like “tacked on multiplayer” and “tacked on Single Player” are terms now because people demanded both SP and MP in all games back in the day. When they finally got it they moaned that it was too rushed and that devs should focus solely on SP or MP and not both.

    The same is going to happen with characters and we are all eventually going to beg for individual stories revolving around single focused protagonists because this whole “generic story just so that it fits both male and female roles” is going to be a problem. Mark my words

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 18, 2014 at 08:31

      I would give your words 6/10.

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 18, 2014 at 08:32

        really? Only 6? Would have thought at least a 8 or so

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 18, 2014 at 08:36

          Well while I agree with most of it, I think the point most people are getting at when it comes to inclusiveness revolves around when they get to choose & customise their character – then I think people should be able to choose various options.

          It’s stupid to complain about it when you’re playing a fixed character though, like Aiden in Watch_Dogs as they mentioned above.

          You also repeated mark my words & didn’t use a full stop the last time. *run*

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          • Alex Hicks

            June 18, 2014 at 08:42

            Personally, I’d give the words a 9/10. The sentences, on the other hand, probably deserve the 6.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 18, 2014 at 08:44

            I think my sentence construction needs more like a 4 lol.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 18, 2014 at 08:43

            Curses. Rookie mistakes 😛

            Yeah I hear you, but there were people who were angry that there wasn’t a strong enough female role in Assassins Creed… I mean seriously?

            That’s a silly thing to be angry about. Far Cry? Oh I’m sorry put a movie on the silver screen of some guy who needs to get in to some shady business to survive a horrific island where you have crazy men running around and it would be a box office hit with woman all fawning over whoever they chose to play the role as the main character. Do it in a game and suddenly it’s unfair because you can’t play as a woman or because there aren’t many female protagonists?

            Now imagine the Far Cry story had to be made more generic to fit in a female lead and male lead in the main story. How would the game play out then and how bland would the story be?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 08:56

            tee hee…

          • Dutch Matrix

            June 18, 2014 at 09:23

            But a movie is passive entertainment. Video games interactive. Why is it such a big deal to ask for games to be a bit more representative of its player base? Let them create a female character. But I have to ask, (and I am not attacking you, merely trying to understand your thought process) why would a story be generic if it had to cater for both male/female protagonists?

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 18, 2014 at 09:34

            Nah, I know you’re not attacking.

            It’s a trap one could fall in to. That’s all I’m saying. Some games like Mass Effect was able to create a detailed story and world with either or and that’s mostly due to its genre. It allows far more creativity and stories that lend it self to a gender neutral environment.

            However, there are some games where this wouldn’t be ok. I’ve used some other examples previously but I have another one:

            Bioshock infinite: The story could not possibly have worked if Booker was female. Sure, it could have been the single mom that could had given up Elizabeth BUT then the whole middle part of the game and the baptism thing would have had to fall away which would have destroyed the game (Woman weren’t allowed in the army as soldiers back then so therefore the whole being upset over what Booker did in the war thing could not have been such a pivotal story plot point.) If they had to make the story generic it would have been far less entertaining as a story and the game would have been just another run and gun.

            That’s why I’m saying the whole thing about every game needing to be more representative is silly.

            Do it where it makes sense (Mass Effect etc) but don’t do it where it doesn’t make any sense or would remove from the story.

            That’s why it could easily end up with generic story lines that can fit both roles and gems such as Bioshock Infinite (The story line anyway) would never exist because “it can’t represent a woman in the main story” which would be stupid. It limits creativity to think that way.

            Let developers create stories and worlds that they feel would work for their game. Be it mixed, female only or male only.

            It doesn’t matter because it goes about the experience and not whether your gender appears as a strong role in the game.

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 18, 2014 at 09:18

      I consider your words marked. But I have to ask then what about Mass Effect? Surely it showed the world that having a male and female protagonist does NOTHING to diminish the value of the story told.
      And there was nothing generic about that story, I think we can all agree on that.
      Plus be very careful. I think you may be heading into territory where you may be accused of gender stereotyping with your generic story comment. Can a woman not overcome the same adversity as a man?
      Again, I believe Mass Effect answered that question all good and proper.

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 18, 2014 at 09:26

        Mass Effect is a RPG where it doesn’t matter whether your lead is male or female. But there are other games where it wouldn’t make sense.

        Sleeping dogs for example. Would it have made sense if the main character was a female?

        Far Cry4 as well. People moan about it, but it wouldn’t have made sense from the way the story was told. The story would have needed huge tweeks to allow a female lead and it would have taken away from the overall story.

        Dead Space: Would it have made sense if Isaac was female? No.

        I’m not saying it’s impossible (as you said ME proved it’s possible) but it all depends on genre and story.

        ME was a vast open world (galaxy?) RPG and so a story could be told from any gender (The same is true for most RPG’s such as KotOR, Diablo, NeverwinterNights, etc).

        But specific story driven games such as Deadspace or FC or even Crysis (I can’t believe I just put Crysis in the same sentence as “story driven”) would not make sense and would be silly to expect both genders to be able to take a lead.

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        • Dutch Matrix

          June 18, 2014 at 09:34

          So… just because you have a game where the hero has to go from point A to point B directly a woman cannot do it?
          Please, be honest. Was the stories to Far Cry and Dead Space such great works of literature/story telling that with a little tweaking of story/name/narrative could not make it gender non-specific?

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 18, 2014 at 09:37

            *see other reply where you asked about my thought process*

  9. Guest

    June 18, 2014 at 08:37

    So Ubisoft is in the crapper again with Watchdogs , the optimization code is already in the game but hidden

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  10. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 18, 2014 at 08:40

    How many woman play video games? ALLLLLOT.
    TOOOOOO MANY DICKS ON THE DANCE FLOOR.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 18, 2014 at 08:50

      Oh dear. I’m a stereotypical video game protagonist. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

      Reply

    • Rince&exhale

      June 18, 2014 at 08:54

      Where are the red-haired people I ask?

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 18, 2014 at 08:56

        People? BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… oh… you were serious?

        Reply

        • Rince&exhale

          June 18, 2014 at 09:01

          I’m always serious 🙁

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 18, 2014 at 09:05

            My bad, I thought you were Jokering ;P

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 18, 2014 at 08:57

        The world isn’t ready for that level of villainy.

        Reply

      • oVg FX

        June 18, 2014 at 08:59

        here

        Reply

      • Alex Hicks

        June 18, 2014 at 08:59

        “protagonist” – from the greek, meaning the person who plays the first part. The hero.

        The word you’re looking for is “antagonist” – meaning the opposition, or “baddie”.

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        • oVg FX

          June 18, 2014 at 09:00

          tee hee hee

          Reply

        • Rince&exhale

          June 18, 2014 at 09:10

          I don’t know what you are trying to say… 0-O

          Reply

          • oVg FX

            June 18, 2014 at 09:11

            LOL even Nariko in Heavenly Sword lost her soul because she had red hair.

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 18, 2014 at 09:04

      Uhm. No to this. You can remove Commander Shepard from this one, because of you know, Femshep…

      Reply

    • oVg FX

      June 18, 2014 at 09:12

  11. Skyblue

    June 18, 2014 at 08:50

    Ah fuck, the first UFC reviews are in on Meta and it’s not looking good. I get to put off purchasing a new console for a while longer.

    And all this PC talk about gender in gaming is really becoming old shtick. I play the games I want regardless of the lead character and as for Watch Dogs, it was really pretty lame in the story dept and Aiden was a terrible character. The game was jarring when you went from a stealth approach to just “kill everyone”. Felt totally out of place in that game.

    Reply

    • oVg FX

      June 18, 2014 at 09:13

      What… must go see…

      Reply

    • oVg FX

      June 18, 2014 at 09:32

      Its still too early to tell. Do not look at the user reviews as that will be filled with butt hurt Fight Night fanboys.
      As a sport game with a steep learning curve for the casuals I expect a 7/10.
      But at the moment they seem to be complaining about the collision detection and that they focused more on the Arcade feel instead of the SIM side.

      Will wait and see. I just do not understand why they tried to change what was already a master piece by THQ. Besides that shit grappling minigame.

      EA we will DLC it later.

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      • Skyblue

        June 18, 2014 at 11:03

        I’m still just a UFC fanboy so will still be playing it prob. Fight Night was actually a great series even if boxing is now obsolete (imo, I used to watch a lot of it) so dunno what they complaining about. Ea were talking an “every alternate year” approach for UFC and Fight Night having at least one titles a year. Better than spewing out one every 12 months I guess.
        The THQ games were great and spot on with that kak mini-grapple-game.

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        • oVg FX

          June 18, 2014 at 11:55

          Ya, Im not going to go in expecting the same as the THQ titles. Its still UFC and the fans will lap it up. The newcomers will find the controls daunting like we did the first time we played UFC 2009.
          It is a totally new engine and will feel different to the last. As long as one can ground and pound in uncanny valley then I am happy.

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        • oVg FX

          June 18, 2014 at 13:27

          I noticed that the reviewers who are comparing it to EA MMA are giving it low scores while those who only played the UFC games prior are giving it 8.

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        • oVg FX

          June 18, 2014 at 13:46

          CHECK THIS OUT 🙂

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          • Skyblue

            June 18, 2014 at 16:46

            “Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!” Stop making me want to go out and buy a PS4!

            PS. No way Jones loses to Gus and he will use a completely different tactic this time around and yes, I am a Jones fanboy coz he INVENTED elbows ;-p. They are both fantastic fighters though.

  12. HvR - THE Average GAmer

    June 18, 2014 at 09:02

    There have never been a good hermaphrodite character to associate with.

    “That Shepard he is a woman”

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 18, 2014 at 09:03

      Actually I think it was possible to have a male Shepard who looked and sounded female and vice versa.
      If I remember correctly it did require some save editing.

      Reply

  13. Ryanza

    June 18, 2014 at 09:06

    oh fuck Ubisoft.

    What do gamers want from Ubisoft: No DRM, No Uplay, No stupid DLC, proper PC games, proper ports, ect
    bottom of the list is diversity in games. And what does Ubisoft focus their attention on…

    At least my focus is still on not buying Ubisoft games. At least I got The Witcher 3 to look forward to.

    Don’t support DRM

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 18, 2014 at 09:14

      Epic comment dude!

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  15. Jonah Cash

    June 18, 2014 at 10:22

    I like Aiden Pearce, dry sense of humour makes me happy!! Cause I myself don’t tend to get riled up about every little thing!! Just a raspy voice with a bland character, that is me in a nutshell!! (Till you give me tequila and I will find our next bar fight :-))))))

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  16. Tauriq Moosa

    June 18, 2014 at 12:36

    “Next people will expect games featuring black people who aren’t urban stereotypes, or homosexuals who aren’t sexually depraved fetishists. Madness. ”

    Insanity! This is what happens when you let the gays marry! #RonPaul2012

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  17. Tauriq Moosa

    June 18, 2014 at 12:39

    Aiden Pearce is laughably empty (“empty tenchcoat” is perfect phrase made by many, including you). But it’s fine: he serves his purpose as avatar for the brofantasy. I’d rather have an Aiden Pearce than someone trying and failing to do another version of my beloved Ezio.

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  18. Derpzilla

    June 18, 2014 at 15:07

    ‘It’s great that Ubisoft is planning on being more inclusive, but you have to wonder to what end? Next people will expect games featuring black people who aren’t urban stereotypes, or homosexuals who aren’t sexually depraved fetishists. Madness. ”

    What the hell kind of racist and homophobic rhetoric is that? Of course you’d only see it as ‘madness’; being a crusty ass white, cis hetero guy yourself who is always over-represented in every single media in existence, you’re so used to the privileges you benefit from that obviously you’d have the audacity to not only assert them but deny others different from yourself (PoC, women, LGBTQIA+, disabled people) the right to also see themselves in media, especially considering that we make up most of the gaming population (as well moviegoers, book readers, etc.).

    Maybe before pulling bullshit like that out of your ass you should do research on why representation for marginalized groups of people is important; A simple Google search isn’t that goddamn hard, Jesus Christ. And since I’m not here to educate your bigoted ass, you can correct your mistakes and be a better person, otherwise you and your mayoheaded pasty ass can go fuck yourself and go back to Reddit.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 19, 2014 at 08:15

      That, dear angry person from the internet, was sarcasm.

      Reply

      • Unavengedavo

        June 19, 2014 at 08:28

        See, this is why we need the sarcmarc. For people like this O_o

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    • Gavin Mannion

      June 19, 2014 at 08:17

      I have to agree with Geoff… this is madness. Next women will be allowed to vote and hitting them with a cane will become an issue..

      What is this world coming to

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    • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

      June 19, 2014 at 08:19

      Are you going to be okay?

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        June 19, 2014 at 08:22

        I think when he figures out he called an Asian a whitey he could implode due to self hate and loathing…

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        • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

          June 19, 2014 at 08:24

          And hopefully jump off a bridge.

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        • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

          June 19, 2014 at 08:25

          AND he upvoted his own comment lmao

          Reply

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