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I Am Alive Not a Download Title, Just a Joke

Not funny.


Looks like those hilarious French funny-men over at JeuxVideo were pulling our leg all along when they claimed Ubisoft’s disaster (as in event, not quality) game would not be getting a retail outing, favouring the digital distribution model instead.

Confirming on their site today, the guys have smirked and guffawed at the rest of us taking the bait, especially considering the story was obviously a giant gag. That said, Jade Raymond, Head of Ubisoft Toronto, did get wind of the story and was allegedly “taken aback.” The guys are sorry for this part, stating:

Although our responsibility in this story is zero, we still want to apologise for the misunderstanding arisen from this innocent trait of humor.

We did state in the original article that we couldn’t confirm the veracity of the story but, regardless, good one guys, you got us. The lesson learned here? We should have paid more attention in French class. Oh, and don’t believe everything you read/hear on JeuxVideo!

Source: JeuxVideo (Thanks ryosuke)

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38 Comments
  1. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    That has just backfired on them surely?

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 12:48.
  2. carson321
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    eh, why?! It’s not april already, is it?!?

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 12:49.
  3. asparagushunter
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Ha ha?

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 12:53.
  4. Dan Lee
    Common like the rest of us.
    Since: Jun 2010

    It’s hard enough trying to sort out fact from nonsense as it is, without stunts like this.

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 12:54.
  5. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Twats

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 12:54.
    • shields_t
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Agreed, I have re-read it a number of times and fail to see where he mentions a horse walking into a bar or a chicken crossing a road.

      Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 12:59.
    • matthangzhou
      Member
      Since: Sep 2010

      I really can get behind a site that has opinions like this and isn’t afraid to state them. Kudos.

      Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 13:05.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        This is a personal opinion and not representative of The Sixth Axis.

        Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 15:04.
      • rht992
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        internet gaming website bitch fight!

        Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 15:25.
    • jonny_bolton
      Chooses The Impossible
      Since: Oct 2008

      Nice to see the swears censorship doing it’s bit here…

      Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 19:51.
  6. solidsteven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    SolidSteven is not amused.Solidsteven will crush them for making the world’s crappiest joke.

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 13:16.
    • ARUMIR Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Mr Zurkon is NOT amused

      Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 13:50.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      unless your the hulk or something I doubt it.

      Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 14:10.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      SolidSteven needs to stop referring to himself in the third person or the men in white coats are going to take SolidSteven away.

      :)

      Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 15:12.
      • solidsteven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        SoildSteven has killed men in white coats. SolidSteven will find Kovacs and SolidSteven will do terrible and unspeakable acts to him. :OP

        Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 21:31.
      • DRCD1
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        But has he killed “men in while[sic] coats”?

        Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 23:36.
  7. BG123
    Banned
    Since: Apr 2010

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 13:24.
  8. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    I love those funny french bastards ! Not

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 13:28.
  9. halbpro
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Mar 2009

    Wow I’m kinda disappointed now, I thought it would have been great as a download title, I would have certainly purchased it that way.

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 13:31.
  10. Jambo
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Jeuxvideo are useless anyway.

    Comment posted on 02/02/2011 at 13:32.

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