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Dragon Age creative director sets up new development studio, Yellow Brick Games

Mike Laidlaw, best know as the creative director of the Dragon Age series, has revealed his new studio in Québec City called Yellow Brick Games.In a statement released by the new studio, Yellow Brick Games outlines the motive of the new development outfit, outlining a “back to basics” approach to game development that’ll be the core philosophy of the creative team.Apparently, the studio’s approach to development will very much be “centered on the pleasure of crafting new game experiences, in a flexible and more personable environment that an independent studio can provide,” (thanks, PC Gamer).That’s according to a statement from Yellow…

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Police evacuate Ubisoft Montreal after hostage call but no threat was found

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 11:02 GMT Ubisoft Montreal went through a terrifying experience this Friday after a major police incident. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported and no threat has been found.On Friday afternoon, news of a potential hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal hit Twitter after the police advised people to stay clear of developer’s offices. In an initial tweet, the department tweeted: There is an ongoing police operation at the corner of Saint-Laurent and St-Viateur. We ask people to avoid the area. The #SPVM is currently validating information and more details will follow. pic.twitter.com/44PjWzsCOh — Police…

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EA faces loot box lawsuit in Canada for games including FIFA

By Alex Calvin, Thursday, 22 October 2020 17:07 GMT Electronic Arts is being sued in Canada over its use of loot boxes.The lawsuit first appeared in Business in Vancouver’s Who’s Getting Sued article – as spotted by The Patch Notes – which show that a class action lawsuit is being brought against the publishing giant.The Notice of Civil Claim – filed on September 30th by plaintiffs Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore – argues that EA is not only operating an unlicensed gambling business, but that the company has also been unjustly enriched in the process. They are suing EA on…