Ubisoft Offers Apologies and Freebies for AC Unity

In a welcome move, publishing powerhouse Ubisoft has stepped forward to publicly announce the company's apologetic stance about the delivery state for Assassin's Creed: Unity. They did more than just offer vapid responses to the masses—there's a gift everyone will receive to bring more people on the Unity bandwagon even after the barrage of bug fixes. CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto, Yanis Mallat, commented recently on the Ubisoft site:

Xbox: October's Free Games

To improve the perks of Xbox Live, Microsoft now offers free games (and discounts) on a monthly basis. Seeing as it's October 1st, let's check out what they're offering this month!

Free: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection

Free things are great. Free games are even better.

Until July 31st at 1PM Eastern, you can grab The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free – because why not! You don't need to have Origin installed, just an account. So, here's what to do:

Experience Points: Lockboxes - Good or Evil?

MMO players are an opinionated bunch. Since the days of MUDs, we've been debating design like it's a second job. When Guild Wars 2 launched last year, it broke the mold and ushered us into a subscription-free age, reigniting the business model debate. As free-to-play transitioned from evil to expected, our discussions have also shifted from whether free-to-play games should be to how they should be. Some of the best writers in the MMO community weighed in this week and the topic was lockboxes. So let's talk, but make no bones about it: this edition of Experience Points is very much pro-lockbox and anti-naysayer.