How Ubisoft Montreal used historians to make Ancient Egypt authentic in Assassin’s Creed Origins

If you’ve ever played an Assassin’s Creed game and wondered just how much of its detailed historical world was truly authentic, the answer is simple: A heck of a lot. Series fans know that Ubisoft Montreal’s artists and designers do a terrific job replicating landmark architecture such as London’s Houses of Parliament and Rome’s Colosseum,…

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Alphabet’s moonshot cuts are turning the Google parent back into an internet business

After years trying to build ambitious “moonshots” outside its main business, Alphabet Inc. spending cuts are turning the company back into an internet operation. Alphabet easily beat analysts’ third-quarter profit estimates on Thursday on strong revenue growth but also lower costs at its Other Bets division, which houses the company’s moonshots. Chief Financial Officer Ruth…

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