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Virtual Legality Episode 267

Ubisoft Expose: Bad People, Good Businessmen, and Bad Business

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With allegation after allegation (and scandal after scandal) coming out across gaming and gaming adjacent industries, many are inclined to try their hand at one of the oldest journalistic forms: the expose.

But in the latest such example, on gaming giant Ubisoft as reported by Bloomberg Businessweek and regular (unwitting) Virtual Legality contributor Jason Schreier, we can't help but feel they've missed the forest for the trees.

It's a harder and more important question we pose...in Virtual Legality.

#Ubisoft #HongKong #NationalSecurityLaw


Discussed in this episode:

"Ubisoft Family Accused of Mishandling Sexual Misconduct Claims"
Bloomberg Businesweek - July 21, 2020 - Jason Schreier
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-21/ubisoft-sexual-misconduct-scandal-harassment-sexism-and-abuse

"Kassandra Was Supposed to Be Assassin's Creed Odyssey's Only Protagonist"
Kotaku UK - July 21, 2020 - Alistar Jones
https://www.kotaku.co.uk/2020/07/21/kassandra-was-supposed-to-be-assassins-creed-odysseys-only-protagonist

"Hoeg Law Game of the Year 2018: #1 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey"
YouTube Video - December 24, 2018 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/RDDFVH_NlVs

"Right now it's two-thirds Alexios and one-third Kassandra"
Destructoid - December 14, 2018 - Chris Carter
https://www.destructoid.com/assassin-s-creed-odyssey-director-surprised-at-alexios-kassandra-usage-split-535187.phtml

"UBISOFT REPORTS FULL-YEAR 2019-20 SALES AND EARNINGS FIGURES"
Global News Wire - May 14, 2020 - Ubisoft
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/05/14/2033699/0/en/UBISOFT-REPORTS-FULL-YEAR-2019-20-SALES-AND-EARNINGS-FIGURES.html


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
3:50 Overview
9:01 Ubisoft's Response
14:33 A Litany of Allegations
26:53 Bad People Make Bad Business Decisions?
39:36 Conclusion

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