The UbiBlog Weekly: And to All a Good Night

The UbiBlog Weekly

Forgive me if I’m feeling a bit sentimental. It’s the holiday season, the cheer is good, and – perhaps most important – as I write this on Friday, December 20, 2013, it’s exactly my one-year anniversary at Ubisoft. My how time flies!

And that puts me in the mood for reminiscence. I can’t help but look back fondly at the past six months since we launched the blog and smile when I consider what an amazing journey it’s been. Together with my clever colleague Anne Lewis and a cohort of committed contributors, we’ve posted a colossal 428 stories to this here site. (And that’s just since we launched at the end of May!) We’ve written features about our games, big and small. We’ve broken news. We’ve helped communicate some very important updates. We’ve shared videos. We’ve hosted some brilliant columns. And we’ve built an amazing audience of dedicated readers. We can’t thank you enough for coming to the blog every day, reading and commenting on our stories.

We’ve got some big plans for 2014, and not just on the UbiBlog. So be sure Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with everything we’re doing. And, if you’re so inclined, feel free to leave us a comment below, letting us know your thoughts: What did we do well, and what can we do better? We’d love to know.

One more quick (self-indulgent) note: Big thanks to my boss Tim Cummins for hiring me. And now, before we head off for a short holiday break, enjoy this Vine from Stone Chin, who knows exactly how to celebrate a glorious milestone.

Highlights From the UbiBlog

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Awards Aplenty

Digital Stocking Stuffers

Major Players – Adéwalé

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Five Major Changes in Freedom Cry

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Community Schedule and News

The Things They Don’t Teach You in Game Writer School

Rabbids Invasion Renewed for Second Season

Just Dance 2014 – Groove On With New Tracks

What We’re Reading On the Web

Be sure to vote for Black Flag!! >> The Escapist Magazine Game of the Year Bracket

Review: Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry – Destructoid

Why Ubisoft Delays Games – IGN

The Division on PC ‘won’t be a port,’ dev says – Polygon

Rocksmith 2014 Muse DLC Track Pack Out Today – EGM

The Author

Gary Steinman has won numerous editorial awards, but you probably don’t care about that. He also ran multiple industry leading publications and websites including PlayStation: The Official Magazine, GamesRadar.com, PC Gamer and Newtype USA – but that’s all in the past. The real truth about Gary? He loves cats, he takes too many selfies on Facebook (according to one co-worker, at least), and he occasionally crochets. And now he’s helping share stories about Ubisoft’s amazing games and their incredible creators in his role overseeing the UbiBlog and other select Ubisoft social channels. Follow him on Twitter: @GarySteinman