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Thread: Will Vivendi acquire Ubisoft and Gameloft? This thread is 17 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 · «PREV / NEXT»
AlHazin
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posted November 14, 2016 05:15 PM
Edited by AlHazin at 17:23, 14 Nov 2016.

TheUnknown said:
At first I was also surprised how so many negatives there are and how the final score is 6.8. I later noticed they count as negative everything less than 5, mixed are 5, 6 and 7 while positive are only the ones with 8, 9 and 10.

So having a 6.8 by metacritic standards is a mixed review which is closer to positive than negative remark even though there was a big number of negative reviews again by their standards.


You know dear mate the first time I heard RA 3 wasn't well received is on youtube where I was watching some RA 2 & Yuri's Revenge videos. I read like really harsh comments, like burn EA you killed our game and stuff, although it was some years ago (2012...).
Then I came to have the game by pure chance, didn't even buy it, and then gave it a try. And I had mostly the same feeling. I just didn't like it, for the reasons I gave you above.

As I said, RA's fate isn't Heroes', but many fans of the series and I felt like the spirit of the game vanished. Although others liked it just like you. So lol it's debatable. I'm old fashioned I can't help it.

TheUnknown said:
I haven't moved from RA 1 to RA 2, so I cannot comment on that one, but I did went from RA 2 to Yuri's (even to RA Reborn mod) and later to RA 3. I also did a lot of going trough Heroes titles and expansions and many other games.

We cannot compare an expansion to a new title because 99% of the people that liked the original game will like and even love the expansions. (We cannot compare RA 2 to Yuri's like RA 2 to RA 3 or Heroes III to Chronicles like Heroes III to IV)
Having a new title in the franchise is a lot more than a simple expansion because new titles are meant to bring a notable graphic, gameplay, storyline or many other changes. That is the case in almost every franchise.


And I advice to try RA 1, even if it's oldish it's an interesting experience. If you have the time, give it a try, you'll feel like going back in time, but it's good to see what was the spirit of the game originally. I think you'll understand me better.

TheUnknown said:
And I still believe that without a notable change (sometimes even a bad one), a new Heroes (or RA) title would hardly be a positive experience.


lol Watch out or verriker will Erwinize you!

verriker said:
if you understand how the gaming press operate in terms of how they score games you will understand why everything below an 8 is listed as mixed or negative lol


That's why I always look at the colors lol

Brukernavn said:
RA3 is a mix between RA2 and Generals. In single player I would still go with RA2, but I find RA3 more enjoyable than both RA2 and Generals in MP, especially LAN with friends. The factions themselves have a rock paper scissor function, in that allies excel in air, soviet excel with tanks and ERS excel on water. This makes team battles in MP fun, unlike the useless AI teammate in SP. RA3 introduced a bit too much micro for my taste with activated abilities, but since many of them are basically switching unit functionality it is not as tedious as it could have been.


That's what one's to deal with with real time strategy game. As stated by Maurice, sometimes at higher difficluties it becomes out of control. Even in RA 2 already when facing multiple brutal enemies you were often... dépassé. At least you have to get used to it.
RA 3 MP is better though.

Brukernavn said:
As for the relevance to this thread: a franchise taken over by another studio can still deliver enjoyable games, but will most likely deviate somewhat from the original concept. I've seen the attempts from Ubisoft, so a new takeover has a larger upside than downside from my point of view.


Unfortunatly for Heroes series Ubisoft wasn't a very good experience.
However, some games experienced the reverse, they were bad and when they got taken over, they became great games.
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posted November 14, 2016 06:33 PM
Edited by Stevie at 18:36, 14 Nov 2016.

Guys, I come here each time someone posts with the hope that they bring the joyous news of Vivendi finally taking over Ubisoft, could you please end the off-topic anytime soon?
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posted November 23, 2016 02:28 PM

sorry Stevie mate we're not quite there just yet,

however Watch Dogs 2 has completely bombed in a shocking way, (at least so far,) so, this process might accelerate lol

even random people on the street are getting sick of that Ubisoft generic cookie cutter crap lol
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posted November 23, 2016 05:54 PM

I don't wish anything good to Ubi.
The only way to have a chance of changing their approach is having generally low sales.
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posted November 23, 2016 09:48 PM

No worries verriker mate, I always enjoy some Ubisoft trashing. Keep them coming
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posted November 26, 2016 12:18 PM
Edited by Galaad at 12:18, 26 Nov 2016.


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posted December 08, 2016 11:21 AM

Vivendi is coming, 25%!.

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Vivendi has just announced a new crossing of threshold within the capital of Ubisoft. Slowly but surely, the giant of mass media further its financial hold on the editor from Brittany.

Vivendi obviously has no intention to unloose pressure on Ubisoft. Having used the celebration of the thirtieth birthday of the editor last month to announce an umpteenth strengthening of his position within his capital, the giant of mass media has officially just declared to have crossed a new threshold.

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posted December 08, 2016 12:08 PM

to all things comes an end mate,
but before we get there first cue another tasty dose of deeply hypocritical bollocks from Yves about Ubisoft boundless creativity, love for gamers, caring for the customer, polished products, brave risk taking, developer freedom paradise and all that old bollocks lol
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posted December 08, 2016 12:14 PM

Sure thing, but I doubt anyone is buying any of that **** you mention anyway lol
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posted December 08, 2016 01:09 PM

Hope Vivendi takes over by Christmas or New Year's, can't think of a better holidays gift for Yves, lol.
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posted December 08, 2016 02:22 PM

Stevie said:
Hope Vivendi takes over by Christmas or New Year's, can't think of a better holidays gift for Yves, lol.


That's a nasty burn. I approve.

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posted December 09, 2016 11:15 PM

btw that Ubisoft is certainly full of swindlers and cheats, funny to see that news while Yves is still spewing such rubbish about the moral high ground,

therefore notice their executives have been caught and fined for insider trading, (this means selling your stock in advance when you know from privileged info that the stock will soon go down in price, which is illegal), these guys conspired and sold their stock knowing bloody well that game would be delayed and pretended they know nothing lol

with such slimy, insincere clowns in charge I'd say it is no surprise we got such cheap insulting Heroes games which serve only to be Ponzi schemes and take the money and run lol
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posted December 09, 2016 11:54 PM
Edited by AlHazin at 00:09, 10 Dec 2016.

verriker said:
therefore notice their executives have been caught and fined for insider trading, (this means selling your stock in advance when you know from privileged info that the stock will soon go down in price, which is illegal),


And haram mate, I hereby declare djihâd against Pope Yves and his executives minions and this time I'm gonna have an ally in Neraus.

Edit : I read that they are appealing the decision, typical from Ubisoft anyways, since denying is their specialty.
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posted April 25, 2017 10:03 PM
Edited by verriker at 22:05, 25 Apr 2017.

blah fair enough erwin mate you made a fairly good troll with that Area of Chaos trailer, however I see your blasphemy and raise you a severance package lol

Quote:
Exclusive: Vivendi to accelerate expansion in video games and advertising - sources

By Mathieu Rosemain and Gwenaelle Barzic | PARIS

French media giant Vivendi will accelerate acquisitions in video games and advertising this year to allay investor concerns about its strategy, mixed results and poor share performance, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.

Advertising group Havas and video games maker Ubisoft are expected to be the first targets as Vivendi moves into the next phase of its expansion, the sources said.

In three years, Chairman Vincent Bollore has spent nearly 15 billion euros ($16 billion) of Vivendi's cash on shareholders and acquisitions, including taking large stakes in Telecom Italia and Italian broadcaster Mediaset.

Yet Vivendi's shares have fallen by about 3 percent over the period and analysts are still awaiting more details from the company about how exactly its strategy will pan out.

Bollore is expected to defend his record at an annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday in Paris, a rare occasion for the billionaire to flesh out his plan to turn Vivendi into an integrated European media powerhouse.

On paper, merging Havas with Vivendi would be the easiest deal as the ad company is 60 percent owned by Bollore and run by his son Yannick, who joined Vivendi's board last year. Bollore is also Vivendi's biggest shareholder with 20.65 percent.

In the case of Ubisoft, which is 25 percent owned by Vivendi, resistance from its founding Guillemot family could potentially lead to a costly, unsolicited full takeover bid.

"Vivendi is moving to the second phase, everything will take place this year,"
one of the sources said, referring to Havas and Ubisoft.

"The logical thing would be to buy Ubisoft," the second source said, adding that Bollore would not buy the video games maker at any price and could consider other targets in China.

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posted April 25, 2017 10:48 PM

And I was curious where things stood. They seem to be in a hurry but while their need is more urgent now, they might opt for easier targets. Either way 25% is threat enough for ubi.
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posted June 01, 2017 01:52 PM

Just some important news about ubisoft which I found on a legit web site.

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posted June 01, 2017 02:18 PM

I suggest a +QP for dredknight.
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posted June 01, 2017 03:00 PM

An insignificant logo change. What matters more is that their shares fell and Vivendi still didn't go for the takeover. It's already summer 2017, just how much are they going to wait?
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Antalyan
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posted June 01, 2017 05:36 PM

The new logo looks worse than the old one...
They might be trying to discourage Vivendi.
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Galaad
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posted June 01, 2017 05:46 PM

Antalyan said:
The new logo looks worse than the old one...
They might be trying to discourage Vivendi.


Like real Frosty said, it looks like their games: unfinished.
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