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Ubisoft’s giving Assassin’s Creed Unity away free and donating €500,000 to Notre-Dame


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The_Illusive_Man #1 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 15:35

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https://www.pcgamesn...nity/notre-dame

 

Free for one week!!!!

 

WG should do this as well.... Give everyone a free T8 French tank, and then donate some money to Notre-Dame.


Edited by The_Illusive_Man, Apr 17 2019 - 15:40.


cKy_ #2 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 15:49

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Good PR for a French company.

 

That is less than $1,000,000 of my local currency, which in the grand scheme of things (especially for a huge company like Ubisoft) is piss all. The average price for a 3 bedroom home in Auckland is higher by over $100,000. You aren't rich if you have $1,000,000, you're simply middle class, and they're giving less than $1,000,000 by a substantial amount.

 

Apparently in 2018 alone Ubisoft reported a net income of nearly 140,000,000 Euros, and yet they give just 500,000 to aid in the reconstruction of one of the worlds most instantly recognisable landmarks (certainly the most famous Cathedral) that just so happens to be located in their own country. Sad, isn't it? But that's just business.

 


Edited by cKy_, Apr 17 2019 - 15:50.


The_Illusive_Man #3 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 15:52

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View PostcKy_, on Apr 17 2019 - 11:49, said:

Good PR for a French company.

 

That is less than $1,000,000 of my local currency, which in the grand scheme of things (especially for a huge company like Ubisoft) is piss all. The average price for a 3 bedroom home in Auckland is higher by over $100,000. You aren't rich if you have $1,000,000, you're simply middle class, and they're giving less than $1,000,000 by a substantial amount.

 

Apparently in 2018 alone Ubisoft reported a net income of nearly 140,000,000 Euros, and yet they give just 500,000 to aid in the reconstruction of one of the worlds most instantly recognisable landmarks (certainly the most famous Cathedral) that just so happens to be located in their own country. Sad, isn't it? But that's just business.

 

 

They are also giving away their newest game.... While only for a week, it will cut into their profits. And the company still needs to keep afloat. So for me any donation is good.

pickpocket293 #4 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 15:53

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That's pretty cool. Not much into the series, but I'll give it a whirl if I can do so without paying. 

NutrientibusMeaGallus #5 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 15:55

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  Right now their servers seem to be under a real heavy load.... not able to download yet.. Gonna try again later.

The_Illusive_Man #6 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 15:58

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View PostNutrientibusMeaGallus, on Apr 17 2019 - 11:55, said:

  Right now their servers seem to be under a real heavy load.... not able to download yet.. Gonna try again later.

 

Working just fine for me.... But it was just shared so......

cKy_ #7 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:07

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View PostThe_Illusive_Man, on Apr 18 2019 - 02:52, said:

 

They are also giving away their newest game.... While only for a week, it will cut into their profits. And the company still needs to keep afloat. So for me any donation is good.

 

Assassins Creed Unity is not their newest game. It was released in 2014 and they have released 3 Assassins Creed games since, plus a multitude of other games. Not to mention that Unity was a terrible game, one of if not the worst game Ubisoft has released in recent years. Nobody was buying Unity (for good reason), giving it away for free will not eat into their profits. 

 

In 2014, Ubisoft sold 11 million copies of Assassins Creed Black Flag (the AC game released before AC Unity). AC Unity has sold maybe 5-7 million copies. The newest Assassins Creed game, AC Odyssey (released 2018) sold 1.4 million physical copies in its first week alone, and we all know how popular digital downloads are nowadays compared to retail. Point is, Unity was not selling. The game has been given away for free before. I got the 2015 instalment of Assassins Creed (Syndicate) for free last year. 

 

Giving away a [edited]old game that no one likes for free will not eat away at Ubisofts revenue.


Edited by cKy_, Apr 17 2019 - 16:09.


xrays_ #8 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:18

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View PostcKy_, on Apr 17 2019 - 09:49, said:

That is less than $1,000,000 of my local currency, which in the grand scheme of things (especially for a huge company like Ubisoft) is piss all.

 

If you think 500k is such a small amount, perhaps you should donate more?

You have no place in criticizing the value of a company's charitable donations.

 

x.



cKy_ #9 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:25

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View Postxrays_, on Apr 18 2019 - 03:18, said:

 

If you think 500k is such a small amount, perhaps you should donate more?

You have no place in criticizing the value of a company's charitable donations.

 

x.

 

Hardly a donation, more like giving a few coins to a beggar when the cameras pointed your way.

Ortinoth_ #10 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:28

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well the spires that were lost again - was from the early 1900 centry restruction after a fire so this is just another time - Notre Damn has been in the world for 850 years+ and took around 210 years to build, as its main foundation is made from stone and its roofs and spires are mainly constructed from wood which isn't immune from fire

cKy_ #11 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:31

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View PostOrtinoth_, on Apr 18 2019 - 03:28, said:

well the spires that were lost again - was from the early 1900 centry restruction after a fire so this is just another time - Notre Damn has been in the world for 850 years+ and took around 210 years to build, as its main foundation is made from stone and its roofs and spires are mainly constructed from wood which isn't immune from fire

 

So Notre Dame is younger than Oxford University by quite a bit, but the beginning of construction still predates the Aztecs? Interesting.

Edited by cKy_, Apr 17 2019 - 16:32.


owlgator #12 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:39

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View PostcKy_, on Apr 17 2019 - 08:49, said:

Good PR for a French company.

 

That is less than $1,000,000 of my local currency, which in the grand scheme of things (especially for a huge company like Ubisoft) is piss all. The average price for a 3 bedroom home in Auckland is higher by over $100,000. You aren't rich if you have $1,000,000, you're simply middle class, and they're giving less than $1,000,000 by a substantial amount.

 

Apparently in 2018 alone Ubisoft reported a net income of nearly 140,000,000 Euros, and yet they give just 500,000 to aid in the reconstruction of one of the worlds most instantly recognisable landmarks (certainly the most famous Cathedral) that just so happens to be located in their own country. Sad, isn't it? But that's just business.

 

 

Out of curiosity, what would have been an appropriate amount?

 

 



cKy_ #13 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:43

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View Postowlgator, on Apr 18 2019 - 03:39, said:

 

Out of curiosity, what would have been an appropriate amount?

 

 

 

At least enough to buy a 3 bedroom house in Auckland, surely

Edited by cKy_, Apr 17 2019 - 16:44.


dnaman #14 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:51

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I love how some think they have a right to demand others Kay what they FEEL is appropriate.  Can’t help but notice they aren’t giving huge amounts of their own money away...  Hypocrite much? Yep 

cKy_ #15 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:53

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View Postdnaman, on Apr 18 2019 - 03:51, said:

I love how some think they have a right to demand others Kay what they FEEL is appropriate.  Can’t help but notice they aren’t giving huge amounts of their own money away...  Hypocrite much? Yep 

 

  I didn't make a single demand buddy. In fact, in my original edit I said that I would probably give less.

NutrientibusMeaGallus #16 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 20:36

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   I'm almost waiting for Notre Dame to sell splinters of the fallen wood from the ceiling as holy relics..... Not bashing the church, it would be a good way for them to make some money to put into the renovations/rebuilding.




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