Clearing the air.
By Tim Colwill on April 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm
Hello everyone! Editor-in-chief Tim Colwill here.
About a week ago, games.on.net attended a Watch Dogs preview event hosted by Ubisoft in Paris. One of our UK-based freelancers, Stace Harman, was on the ground there.
I would like to state for the record that games.on.net did not get offered a tablet, and is not in the practice of accepting such gifts. It seems like only some media were offered the gift, and we’re not sure what the criteria were. Our coverage and access was organised through Ubisoft’s Australian division, who have certainly never attempted to provide us with free gifts of any kind.
Ubisoft’s UK division issued the following comment overnight, apologising for what took place:
At a recent Watch_Dogs event some media were given tablets as gifts. This was not in line with our PR policies. Apologies for any confusion.
— Ubisoft UK (@UbisoftUK) April 15, 2014
Our Watch Dogs thoughts will up later in the month when the embargo has passed.
Thanks for your time.