Ubisoft emailed me; did they email you?!

#1 Posted by PillClinton (3292 posts) -

They emailed me to tell me about stupid Uplay and its dumb new update.  Does anyone care about this at all?  What's the relevance of Uplay in the bloated modern games industry anyway?  Still, I do like the casual honesty of the first paragraph, so there's that. 
 


Yeah, we know. You really didn’t do anything. But still, we wanted to let you know that your  www.ubi.com account is now a Uplay account. What does this mean for you? Same login. Same great Ubisoft experience – just a new name and some awesome new features.

In addition to everything you’re used to, you also get access to all the benefits of Uplay – cool exclusives such as in-game rewards, discounts at UBIShop, tips, video walkthroughs, and first access to betas. And as always, you get the latest news and updates on your favorite Ubisoft games.

So go ahead and check it out. While you’re looking, take the opportunity to update your profile. It will help us send you information on stuff you care about and skip the things you don’t!

 

#2 Posted by Pezen (1656 posts) -

I think a lot of developers need to stop at the idea that they need their own form of reward system or otherwise. It's pretty much bloatware in games and at some point the layers of unnecessary crap becomes a bit too deep.

#3 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

You made a thread to tell us about stupid Uplay and its dumb new update just like they emailed you. Puts you in the same boat as them. =P 
 
Joking aside, I felt like Uplay was what achievements SHOULD have been; getting achievements for doing certain things and then getting to spend those points on unlocks. Its a good idea, just doesn't work because it's only for one single publisher.

#4 Posted by NTM (7517 posts) -

Yes, I just got it. Yaaaay... Uplay. Yay.............................

#5 Posted by elko84 (1105 posts) -

i got an email saying welcome to uplay.  only i joined uplay like a long long time ago.

#6 Posted by PillClinton (3292 posts) -
@Pezen said:
I think a lot of developers need to stop at the idea that they need their own form of reward system or otherwise. It's pretty much bloatware in games and at some point the layers of unnecessary crap becomes a bit too deep.
exactly.  it's essentially a level of bloatware on top of an already bloated system (in the case of xbl, at least).  I do also like some of the rewards i've gotten for various Ubi titles over the past few years, though. 
#7 Posted by Brendan (8005 posts) -

Ahh nah brah

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