Virgin and Ubisoft team up for tournaments
It pays to be a Virgin gamer
The collaboration kicks off when Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is released early next year, with Virgin Gaming set to act as the online tournament provider.
Unveiled by Sir Richard Branson at E3 in June 2010, Virgin's new gaming venture intends to hit the ground running by offering $1 million in tournament payouts over the first twelve months. Players can upload their Xbox Gamertags or PSN IDs and take part in the competitions, with results verified through the site.
Ubisoft is one of many partnerships the company has in store, with announcements about key publishers and retailers expected from Virgin Gaming in the next few months.®
@AC, "Virgin's shitty, unreliable connections"
You are aware that in a recent poll of all major UK ISPs, Virgin was the only one delivering anything close to their stated bandwidth? All ISPs using ADSL (which is basically everyone except Virgin) averaged 40% of their quoted bandwidth. On cable, Virgin averaged 80%.
I have no great love for Virgin when things go wrong - their customer support is pretty awful. But when things are working, they *do* seem to be working. I've been on Virgin for about 5 years now with no problems at all.
Gotta love that, given that Virgin's shitty, unreliable connections make things hell for people using Ubisoft's facist DRM that doesn't let you play single player when your internet connection drops out. A match made in heaven^h^h^h^h^h^hSlough.
I think its a great idea, maybe it will catch on more and who knows even watching live championship games may be in the distant future. Its certainly worth a £1m gamble by a man who's company Virgin Media is 4 or 6bn odd in the red.
A title...and here comes some numbers 353535
UBIcrap and Virsh*te? Man, a match made in Heaven! For the wise, only a short sentence: Virgin and Metaboli...bwahahahahahaha
Paris, because...well, y'know!