Jimquisition: Ubisoft

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What sort of miracle and afterlife plan can I get for a few years of worship of the Almighty Jim?

Do I get a bonus for lifetime membership, like getting ahead of the line in answered prayers or being a general in the undead armies?

Do I get a discount for a deathbed conversion?

Will I be expected to slaughter enemies if Jim wills it?

Great Video Jim.

It's shame what Ubisoft did whith Rayman, one of the best platform games in this generation: not waiting to release it after Christmas when the release schedule is weak and with a price tag of 50$ so it doesnt have any problem to be a top seller. Why would some kill their own masterpiece with such a stupid marketing idea of releasing it with Assassin's Creed, a game that sells millions with just having a name and a few trailers?

Ubisoft used to be cool, now it's nearly like Activision or Electronic Arts.

i'd bitch about Ubisoft, but .....

only game 'from them' i ever owned was No More Heroes, which was both fucking awesome, and .... no longer under them anyway :D which sucks for them since every thing else they crap out, isn't even worth a second glance from me

plus, they're french, and i have an irrational loathing of the french

copycatalyst:
I don't always laugh at Jim's hyper-ego persona... but this time, he had me cracked up. Good episode too. Such a shame about how Ubi treats their customers, because they do put out a lot of quality titles.

This. Luckily I jumped on the console bandwagon just as publishers are screwing over their legitimate PC customers. Now Steam has gotten good and Origin is starting to give the impression that it's not all crooked; I might jump ship, once again, to PC this time now all this "one-use-code nonsense is become nothing more than an inconvenience; and Ģ40 is becoming extortionate for a new release.

Ironic, too, as publishers prefer customers on a console where less damage can be done by the less-honest players. But since it's becoming more and more of a chore, why don't I just go all in where I can reap better rewards on PC for the same amount of chores as console, for APPROPRIATE prices.

Bvenged:

copycatalyst:
I don't always laugh at Jim's hyper-ego persona... but this time, he had me cracked up. Good episode too. Such a shame about how Ubi treats their customers, because they do put out a lot of quality titles.

This. Luckily I jumped on the console bandwagon just as publishers are screwing over their legitimate PC customers. Now Steam has gotten good and Origin is starting to give the impression that it's not all crooked; I might jump ship, once again, to PC this time now all this "one-use-code nonsense is become nothing more than an inconvenience; and Ģ40 is becoming extortionate for a new release.

Ironic, too, as publishers prefer customers on a console where less damage can be done by the less-honest players. But since it's becoming more and more of a chore, why don't I just go all in where I can reap better rewards on PC for the same amount of chores as console, for APPROPRIATE prices.

i think if steam properly fixed their offline mode(ffs, steam guard basically should of fixed any security issues regarding offline mode) that things will get much better. once you can play games offline, shit be real.

Swifteye:
Ubisoft seems like a pretty bad company. But Rayman seems to be a pretty good game. What a bind. How do I play a game without supporting the people who made it?

The question should be "How do I support the people who made it without supporting the publisher?"

Unfortunately you can't.

I wish people weren't stupid enough to continue supporting companies that continue these practices.

I wish the companies could be held accountable for their actions.

I wish we could get responses upon videos like these from the companies themselves. It'd be nice to get some answers beyond PR speak.

Lotta wishes, but I don't see anything changing in the foreseeable future.

Great video Jim.

Ubisoft are major pricks. I've personally bought no pc games published by Ubisoft because of their drm policy however, I have bought console games in the past though not for over a year. However I won't be buying either until Ubisoft stops being pricks, but given their French that might be awhile.

Anyway I'm off to sacrifice a goat to the Great Jim.

Now, I've said a few times that I don't have DRM. Because I don't. Pretty much every DRM has some flaws with it right now. But most aren't incredibly horrible as far as I've seen and the system itself could work to people's advantage if a company bothered to get it right.

The reason I say this is because there is no excuse for Ubisoft's DRM. The always-on crap is beyond stupid. Limit activations shouldn't even be an issue, especially when combined with the freaking always-on DRM that will tell them if someone is playing a game from two places at once. They aren't enough to make me think that DRM in itself is evil, but dear god they make a great arguement for it being so.

Also, on a small side-note, the best part of Jim's little last part was that's basically how it is with Jesus. People thank god for Jesus but Jesus is god and there's somehow a holy ghost and oh bugger I've gone cross-eyed.

But at this point I'm waiting for Jim to do an episode about these freaking captchas. He's always been one against using a code to keep stuff from the customer, yet his content is on a site that actively gives incentives to not posting with captchas which make no sense half the time.

Once upon a time i was looking forward to Settlers 7, but after the whole DRM incident, i never bought it, even when i found it on sale. Didnīt even download it, just decided never to play it, as thereīs plenty of other games to play that doesnīt contain bullshit DRM. But thatīs the only time iīve been hit by Ubisofts decisions as i donīt really find any of their games interesting. Except for Rayman Origins, which looks awesome (why wouldnīt it be worth full price? It looks better than any of the games released that month, itīs sad that quality games are doomed when released in busy months, just for being different than the competetiors...).

Odd how I can't get the video to buff at all, but the advert plays just fine, every time.

I bought HoMM6, and I have now uninstalled it. Why? Because it's still "bugged up the butt". In all honesty, I would be willing to put up with the f***ing DRM/allways online parts, if they would just get around to patching the game to the point where it can be f***ing played without crapping out.

As it stands, I've said screw it, and moved on to tracking down older games, like stuff for the PS2, which doesn't have ay of this DRM crap to interfere with my experience.

Hey remember Assassin's Creed in 30 Seconds? They did it around PAX Prime 11 and even took people to a spot to film it? Yeah, I participated in that, was promised they'd post the video, and never did. So they wasted a half-hour of my precious, precious PAX time. Screw Ubisoft.

wooty:
Get rid of the "always online" shit altogether, Ubisoft, Origin.....STEEEEEAAAAAAAM!
Generally it irritates me that single player games need online interaction, Creative Assembly jumping into bed with bloody steam did/has/does/will piss me off a certain degree.

Steam has an offline mode.

OT: Shall I start making pamphlets? But yeah, Ubisoft needs to wise up.

Waffle_Man:
Worship Jim? When is the last time he interacted with me?

Wouldn't that legitmately make him like god then?

You offer up prayers and supplications, and receive silence in return. (statement really only applies to this author's experience, and should not be read as a general condemnation of religion or deities in general (though, you'd think they'd be tough enough to handle someone like me))

Lund: Try a joke.
Shanks: er... Ubisoft.
Vault Dweller: HA! *thumbs up*

Doomsday Arcade... So quotable...

Thing is...Far Cry 3 will get my dolla but Ubisoft can screw themselves, I've always said they'll be the next company to become evil and here they are, as evil as EA and Activision.

I stopped buying Assassin's Creed after 2 and I won't buy 3

If they finally released BGaE2 and a sequel to that PoP reboot then maybe I'll be on board with them again but quite frankly they can piss in their own mouths if they expect me to buy anything except Far Cry 3 right now...and even then it doesn't look as awesome as FC2's potential was

"Oh and Assassin's Creed 2 is still shit."

Damn right it is. Glad I'm not the only one.

uncanny474:

Swifteye:
How do I play a game without supporting the people who made it?

You do what those corps are always bitching about--you buy it used. *evil grin*

EDIT: oh, right, low content.

Ummm...

Jim is the new god? I for one welcome our new trenchcoated overlords.

Hehe, did this with the original Assassin's Creed. It's the only time I've ever lowered myself to purchasing a product used -just- to spite the developer, didn't even want the game initially, just wanted to be petty and got lucky that the game is actually quite a bit of fun.

wooty:
Get rid of the "always online" shit altogether, Ubisoft, Origin.....STEEEEEAAAAAAAM!
Generally it irritates me that single player games need online interaction, Creative Assembly jumping into bed with bloody steam did/has/does/will piss me off a certain degree.

I still don't understand this argument against Steam, I don't have any trouble playing Offline. I play Steam games on my Laptop away from the Internet sometimes, no problem. Plus, if you have the internet at all, why would you not be online most of the time anyway.

Benjamin Rosa:
Great Video Jim.

It's shame what Ubisoft did whith Rayman, one of the best platform games in this generation: not waiting to release it after Christmas when the release schedule is weak and with a price tag of 50$ so it doesnt have any problem to be a top seller. Why would some kill their own masterpiece with such a stupid marketing idea of releasing it with Assassin's Creed, a game that sells millions with just having a name and a few trailers?

Ubisoft used to be cool, now it's nearly like Activision or Electronic Arts.

Lest you forget the rating system. One of these games children can play. One of these games they cannot. Why would you wait to put out a game that kids can play until AFTER Christmas?

It ain't all about your demographic.

Nice vid, I completely agree on the ubisoft points. They are a shit corporation who do nothing beyond hurting their own industry and pissing off damn near all their customers. They've lost a lot of sales from me for their bullshit DRM and that will never change until they remove it all.

Steam doesn't require an internet connection once the game is registered and updated. Learn to Steam pal...

Valanthe:

uncanny474:

Swifteye:
How do I play a game without supporting the people who made it?

You do what those corps are always bitching about--you buy it used. *evil grin*

EDIT: oh, right, low content.

Ummm...

Jim is the new god? I for one welcome our new trenchcoated overlords.

Hehe, did this with the original Assassin's Creed. It's the only time I've ever lowered myself to purchasing a product used -just- to spite the developer, didn't even want the game initially, just wanted to be petty and got lucky that the game is actually quite a bit of fun.

See, I enjoyed the first Assassin's Creed and the second--they were repetitive as hell, but at least I was repeating something fun--right up until the end of the second game.

Then you find out that their big twist is basically that they're ripping off the original Stargate movie, and there? I gave the entire series the middle finger. Sold both games, and vowed never to buy another one.

He doesn't like Assassins Creed 2?

Waaaaaaaahhhhh! Corporations don't give me what I want, but I'll keep desiring the next product they release! In fact, I'll make it my job to consume the output of these corporations.

I think Jim is sick. He's slowly mutating into an overweight, English Bono.

Assasins creed 2 was shit? hahahaha....no

Im guilty of buying ubisofts games...excpet not for PC anymore..which is a shame they had some good games

CardinalPiggles:

wooty:
Get rid of the "always online" shit altogether, Ubisoft, Origin.....STEEEEEAAAAAAAM!
Generally it irritates me that single player games need online interaction, Creative Assembly jumping into bed with bloody steam did/has/does/will piss me off a certain degree.

I still don't understand this argument against Steam, I don't have any trouble playing Offline. I play Steam games on my Laptop away from the Internet sometimes, no problem. Plus, if you have the internet at all, why would you not be online most of the time anyway.

Ive got massive trouble with offline mode in steam, if I am on my laptop trying to play Rome:TW, Civ 5 or Recettear, it keeps asking to sign in and go online. Got. no trouble if im on the desktop, but playing away from a connection can be hair tearingly annoying.

Sterling loves me this I know for the 'scapist tells me so

You and foamy are my new gods.

The reason I watched this video was because I was waiting for UBI soft to syncronize my saved game on might and magic heroes VI. Which I am playing as a single player game, but I was not able to start. It game up just before the end of the video, so about 7 minutes I guess. I know that isn't a long time, but it still is BS that I can't start a single player game.

Heroes adn Settlers seem to have this issue every time I start up, and settlers crashes a distubing numebr of times. I for one plan to never buy another UBI soft game until they decide to change their business model.

even when i still enjoy the AC games, i do agree that their DRM is bad. but at least they fixed it with some games that you dont have to be online all the time. i was still able to play revelations wile their server was down, so as from dust.
bad ports, well, from brotherhood it does display the pc buttons and not like in part 2, were it displayed the damn xbox buttons.
ubisoft is sure far from being my favorite company, but €A is in my view still worse or actually, the worst.

maybe next week he will talk about €A and their spyware origin. because of origin, im not getting my self mass effect 3 and i feel forced to do something i would never do.

Thanks for saying what I always wanted to say! I hate Ubisoft, their games are always buggy as hell and the DRM thing is beyond crap. I mean the original GRAW had about 13 patches! I mean that's a broken game.

I worship Tim Schafer

I'm buying into Jim's ideas less and less. One of the more annoying things to me is people cultivating this image that CEOs sit in high-backed leather chairs in front of massive windows, steepling their fingers and yelling, "JUST AS PLANNED!" Corporations have popularly been painted as evil, except the concept in itself is just stupid.

For starters, all companies strive to make money. It's called a business model, most of you already knew that. Some base a successful model around service, placing the customer first. This is a fair model, but you're prone to the whims of a mob who may just flat out reject you for no reason. Some (usually incompetent people) aim for a model that looks for ways to guarantee revenue, or at least tries for the route that predicts the fewest losses. This model is centered more around the product than the customer, and also is not a terrible model, albeit one that might give the mob a REASON to reject you.

I'm talking about the DRM gripes in another thread, but I just can't buy into the image of Ubisoft managers prancing around a giant dartboard where each piece has a way to screw over customers pinned to it. Not one of those managers ever walks into their office on any given day and thinks, "Gee, how can we screw over our customer even more?" Why? Because that would be a shitty way to do business. Actively trying to fuck people over is the stupidest way to run a business (see Umbrella Corp.)

Incompetent? Absolutely, Ubisoft needs to review its practices. But evil? I haven't seen them start drawing pentagrams everywhere and killing Roman Polanski's family.

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