Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • Ubisoft to release yearly sequels of every game they make, the NCAA decides not to renew

  • its licensing deal with EA, Neil Patrick Harris lends his voice to Saints Row IV, an official

  • FIrefly video game, and more!

  • Hey guys, Jess here, and this is the Curse Weekly Roundup!

  • First up, it kind of goes without saying that we expect annual installments of many Ubisoft

  • properties like Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, and something involved either Rayman or his

  • Rabbids - now, however, Ubisoft VP of sales Tony Key claims that the company won't get

  • the go-ahead to any new game unless it thinks it can be made into a franchise. Alright,

  • so what do we think about this? Is it a good thing, because it means if we like a game

  • we can definitely expect more of it? Or is it a bad thing - it's kind of restrictive,

  • makes it hard for Ubisoft to make new IPs, and means we're gonna be seeing our favorite

  • franchises run into the ground, making sequels until they stop selling. Leave me a comment

  • and let me know what you think of this decision.

  • Next, the NCAA has decided not to renew its licensing deal with EA. The contract expires

  • in June 2014, which means that the recently-released NCAA Football 14 will be the last game in

  • the franchise - or the last game using that particular name, anyway. Evidently this decision

  • is a result of former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon suing the NCAA, EA, and the Collegiate

  • Licensing Company over the use of his likeness without permission. So what does this mean?

  • EA says that they'll continue to develop and publish college football games, but will no

  • longer be using the NCAA names and marks. Bad news for you college football fans, but

  • at least we've still got Madden NFL right?

  • Moving on, Deep Silver revealed the cast list for Saints Row IV earlier this week, which

  • most notably includes Neil Patrick Harris! As well as Keith David playing himself, along

  • with Rob Van Dam, Michael Dorn, Terry Crew, and others. Several Saints Row IV voice actors

  • will be making an appearance on a panel at San Diego Comic Con tomorrow at 6:30 PM.

  • And speaking of Comic Con, also on Saturday Amazon Video Games is presenting a free Video

  • Games Live concert, featuring the San Diego Symphony Orchestra playing classic video game

  • music complete with cutting-edge visuals and audience interactivity. So if you were lucky

  • enough to go to SDCC, check out VIdeo Games Live tomorrow at 8 PM.

  • Next up, ever hear of a game called Patterns? It's a 3D sandbox building game with powerful

  • buliding tools, and simulated physics and gravity. It's a fun game that you'll love

  • if you're into Minecraft, and if you're having trouble getting started, our very own James

  • will help you out with a 5-part tutorial on all the things Patterns lets you do. Click

  • right over here to watch part 1, and be on the lookout for the following four videos

  • over the next month or so.

  • Finally, for fans of short-lived but awesome sci-fi show Firefly, good news! Firefly Online

  • is coming in Summer of 2014. Fox Digital Entertainment revealed the news at San Diego Comic Con on

  • Thursday, and you can preregister on the game's official website to find out more, but for

  • now we do know that it's going to be a social online role-playing game for iOS and Android-based

  • smartphones and tablets - kind of a letdown if you ask me - I would've preferred some

  • sort of full pC MMO, but who knows - what do you gusy think? Looking forward to Firefly

  • Online or is it gonna be kind of a dud? Let me know in the comments.

  • Well, that's all for this week, but as always be sure to subscribe if you haven't already,

  • and give this video a thumbs up for gaming news.

  • Thanks for watching! Enjoy the game.

Ubisoft to release yearly sequels of every game they make, the NCAA decides not to renew

Subtitles and vocabulary

Click the word to look it up Click the word to find further inforamtion about it