Episode 106 - Ubisoft Says Gamers Need To Get Used To Not Owning Games

Gamers Week Podcast

Jan 19 2024 • 1 hr 12 mins

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Just in time for the rebranding of its subscription service to Ubisoft+ and the release of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, Ubisoft has found another way to make sure its name is at the forefront of gamers' minds this month. Philippe Tremblay, director of subscriptions at Ubisoft, has stated "gamers are used to...having and owning their games. That's the consumer shift that needs to happen." But does it though? We discuss this claim and whether there's any merit to it, as well as wonder which will be the next company to take a similar bold step.

We'll also be talking about how Twin Galaxies has restored Billy Mitchell’s scores following a legal settlement, how GameStop is bidding farewell to crypto with the closure of its NFT marketplace, and how Peanut Butter, GDQ’s first dog speedrunner, is adorable and extremely good at Gyromite.

Finally, class is in session with Professor Ryebread in our Gaming History 101 segment. This week, we're looking at the infamous GTA: San Andreas "Hot Coffee" mod.

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