Nickers nab Assassin's Creed cache in Benelux blag
Ubisoft's latest snatched in haulage heist
Thieves made away with a lorryload of Assassin's Creed 3 copies bound for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg this week.
Most gamers who pre-ordered the title will still get their game. Ubisoft has released more stock for distribution. But customers from those countries who had pre-ordered the limited 'Join or Die' edition will have to do without. It contains extras, including a medal, that Ubisoft is unwilling to re-manufacture.
New wave of pirates
In an attempt to prevent the stolen games from being used, Ubisoft has revealed their serial numbers to retailers, and codes that come with the copies in question have now been blacklisted from accessing online authentication servers.
This time last year, thieves held up a delivery truck and stole thousands of copies of Modern Warfare 3, which at the time had been selling on eBay for big bucks prior to release. ®
Why is Ubisoft still producing games?
I really don't get it. This isn't a dig at the quality of the games or their gigantic hard-on for DRM. It's about the fact they really, honestly can't stand their customers.
We've already seen previously their views on their PC owning customers, with the phrase "thieving pirate scum" taking a prominent role in that discussion. Now, they seem to be saying "Oh, the AC3 Collector's Edition's got lifted and pre-orderers won't get their shiny medals. Who gives a fuck, right?"
This seems to go beyond mere contempt and veers into actual dislike. Maybe they should do what their hearts are telling them to: leave the gaming industry and settle down on a farm somewhere and raise sheep. They bleat less and they don't need as much copy protection software installed on them.
Do the right thing Ubisoft. You'll be happier in the long run. =)
Jacking lorries skill training required
Re: Why is Ubisoft still producing games?
"so there seems to be no reason why they cannot re-manufacture the stolen kit."
Well, as a corporation they can trouser the extra dough and give themselves larger bonuses.