Beyond Good and Evil 2: chaotic development, burn out, Michel Ancel and members of Ubisoft engage

In Ubisoft, the atmosphere is not in good shape. Yves Guillemot’s studio saw the departure of its editorial managers and creative director Serge Hascoët following the revelation of numerous cases of harassment and sexual assault. The CEO spoke recently, but just after, it’s Nadeo (Trackmania) was pointed, and especially its director Florent Castelnérac. But last week, drama, it was Michel Ancel who announced his departure fromUbisoft.

Creator of Rayman and Rabbids, Michel Ancel had been planking for more than seven years on Beyond Good and Evil 2, a game made official atE3 2017 and on a crazy scale. Too crazy by the way, as several developers have admitted to Release in a survey released today. In this long paper, Michel Ancel himself returns to this chaotic development, which has changed direction several times, to the chagrin of the developers. who saw their work erased after a simple decision. As they explain, Ubisoft Montpellier revolved around Michel Ancel, who had the blessing of Yves Guillemot to carry out his game, and who commanded absolutely everything. Which obviously posed concerns, the developers speak of a cold atmosphere, anger on the part of Michel Ancel, depression or even burn out, for a crazy project, much more important than the other achievements of the studio. And nothing was ready in time, even for theE3 2017 :

The videos were made by hand, in rush, under the control of Michel. Everything has obviously been thrown out since. The city of Ganesha City, which Ancel absolutely wanted us to do with a completely stupid level of detail, we have barely come out of it three years later, and we have done it again four or five times. Knowing that you have to make several planets, you can imagine the absurdity of this type of reasoning.

Besides, Beyond Good and Evil 2 development was almost canceledNothing was progressing, Michel Ancel changing his mind regularly, throwing months of work in the trash. Except that in the summer of 2017, Jean-Marc Geffroy, then creative director of Ghost Recon, arrived on the project, breaking Michel Ancel’s way of doing things, which he obviously did not like, and a third project manager was even added to the development after the fact. Michel Ancel, who had nevertheless managed to get a half-time to work on BGE2 and on WiLD at Wild Sheep Studio at the same time, decided on his own to move away fromUbisoft, by explaining to Yves Guillemot that “it is no longer my game”. A blow to the CEO, who then went to Montpellier in early 2019 with Serge Hascoët to stop the project, but the team managed to negotiate a one-year reprieve, promising to deliver a playable demo by then. This demo arrived last spring, which allowed the game to finally enter the production phase, except that for Michel Ancel, it’s over, he who took a long vacation away from Beyond Good and Evil 2 since.

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Release also publishes in parallel an interview with Michel Ancel, who looks back on his departure from the video game world. Very lucid about the situation ofUbisoft in recent months, he looks back on internal investigations :

Yves called me in early August to let me know. It was better than an email. I knew it was going to happen, I replied: “OK, I’m going to say whatever I think I can say, if I can’t work anymore because I did this or I did that and that. is reprehensible, in the end, the box will come out better. And today, barely back from vacation, I answered questions for two hours.

However, he admits to having seen himself burn out at Ubisoft Montpellier, mentioning a concept artist who cracked in front of him, but without giving him any real explanations, leaving Michel Ancel in the dark:

I did not understand if his burnout was related to the person who worked with him directly or if it was me, or the interaction of that person with me. Did he have too many responsibilities? I would have liked to have had the explanation, I would have had to look for it. Out of modesty, I did not dare. It would have been nice to come talk to me about it. I never knew if it was a mistake on my part, or too much solicitation.

Michel Ancel and the video game, it is thus old history, and Beyond Good and Evil 2 does not belong to him any more. Obviously, we will have to wait many more years before we can discover this big game ofUbisoft Montpellier, which has just entered production. For the most motivated, you can already pre-order the game for € 69.99 on Amazon.fr.

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Wide-radius renovation

As part of the renovation programs, the city authorities will be able to demolish not individual houses, but entire neighborhoods, provided that half of their territory is occupied by emergency housing. Senators Nikolai Zhuravlev, Oleg Melnichenko, Andriy Shevchenko, and the head of the parliamentary committee for transport and construction, Yevgeny Moskvichev, submitted to the State Duma a bill on appropriate amendments to the Town Planning Code.

As noted in the explanatory note to the document, the goal of the initiative is “the integrated development of territories and the resettlement of emergency housing”: the new order will contribute to the renewal of urban development and the improvement of the living conditions of citizens.

Recall that in August the Ministry of Economic Development developed a new mechanism for the integrated development of territories in Russian cities. It implies that housing construction must be fully provided with public transport, infrastructure and social facilities. At the same time, the share of residential development under the new rules should not exceed 80%, the rest of the territory is provided for public and business spaces. It is clear that renovation on the principle of “one new house instead of the old” cannot meet these requirements, which is why the need for quarterly restructuring is connected.

At the same time, the authors of the bill specifically specified that the demolition of houses will be carried out only with the consent of their residents. “Only houses in which two-thirds of the owners and tenants supported such a decision can be included in the draft targeted program for demolition and reconstruction,” the explanatory note to the document says. “To exit the program, more than one third of votes from the total number of votes of all owners of premises in this apartment building are enough.” At the same time, residents of houses intended for demolition must be provided with an equivalent (with no less rooms and living space) housing in the same settlement, and if it has an “intracity division” – in the same area. Owners will also be able to choose monetary compensation instead of old housing.

Svetlana Razorotneva, executive director of the NP Housing and Communal Services Control, recalls that two similar bills have already been submitted to the State Duma – from Galina Khovanskaya and from the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. But they had many opponents. One of the main controversial issues was the procedures for making decisions on the demolition of non-emergency houses and the seizure of real estate from the owners of the territory. “According to the new bill, the districts to be demolished can only contain 50% of dilapidated houses, and the rest of the houses will most likely simply be declared dilapidated,” Razorotneva notes. – But the term “dilapidated housing” does not officially exist yet. Therefore, before adopting a law on the demolition and resettlement of citizens, it is necessary to introduce this concept into the legislation. “

Nikolai Nikolayev, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations, considers one of the main obstacles that Russians do not understand the goals and meaning of renovation. “So far, people see renovation as taking away housing, not as improving their living conditions,” he notes. – Explanatory work must be carried out, otherwise all this will remain on paper. Plus, the law should very clearly state the inviolability of citizens’ rights to property, it should exclude any possibility of abuse on the ground. ” According to Nikolaev, this requires painstaking work before the adoption of the law by the State Duma.

But the main obstacle to the implementation of the new bill will be limited regional budgets. According to the document, the local authorities themselves should finance the renovation projects. Experts are sure that they cannot do it. “In the conditions of the hellish subsidies of local budgets, there simply cannot be any talk about large-scale construction projects funded by cities, especially now, after the pandemic,” said Natalya Zubarevich, professor of the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University. “In April – June, the shortfall in revenues of the consolidated budgets of the constituent entities of the Federation amounted to 567 billion rubles, by the end of the year there will be 2 trillion of lost revenues.” She notes that the level of subsidization of urban districts is now 60%, municipal districts – 75%. “What renovation projects can we talk about here?” – Zubarevich is perplexed. Nevertheless, the Federation Council hopes that the law will be adopted by the end of the year.

“Russian subjects must submit their comments on this issue by October 18, after which the first reading will take place,” one of the authors of the document, Senator Melnichenko, told reporters.

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Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan infected with coronavirus dies :: Politics :: RBC

Uktam Barnoev

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Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan for the development of agrarian and food spheres Uktam Barnoev died from coronavirus infection at the age of 57. About it reported on the official website of the khokimiyat (government) of the Bukhara region.

According to message UzNews.uz, Barnoev was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the end of July. He began to receive treatment at the Akfa Medline private clinic.

Source of the portal Kun.uz clarifiedthat the Deputy Prime Minister died during treatment in Germany.

RBC sent a request to the press service of the government of Uzbekistan.

Barnoev from December 2016 to February 2020 was the khokim (governor) of the Bukhara region. Since February, he has served as Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan for the development of the agrarian and food sectors. Since July, he was also appointed chairman of the Federation of Horse Breeding and Equestrian Sports of Uzbekistan.

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RUMOR on Resident Evil Village: a complicated development on PS5?

Resident Evil 8 had leaked from all sides before being formalized last June. It will be called Resident Evil Village, will be released next year on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and will be a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, once again staging Ethan Winters, My and Chris Redfield. But apparently development is not easy on one of the platforms.

In order not to change, it is AestheticGamer, insider very knowledgeable about the game, which indeed claims that Capcom would encounter some difficulties on the PS5 version of Resident Evil Village, development on PC and Xbox Series X is going very well. As a reminder, the Japanese studio has already stopped development on PS4 and Xbox One due to technical concerns (clipping, slowdowns, long loading times), but faced with the problems encountered on PS5, Capcom could consider removing some effects from the game and reviewing some scenes, to ensure an optimal experience on next-gen, and why not also release this RE8 on current-gen. Among these effects, it would notably be a question of distortion of reality and hallucinations.

Of course, all this should be taken with a grain of salt, because if AestheticGamer (also known by the pseudonym of Dusk Golem) showed that he had reliable information about Resident Evil Village and other games of Capcom, he made a mistake several weeks ago, claiming that the PS5 was struggling to display games in 4K and 60 fps, thus speaking of “fake 4K”, upscalée. Information in particular denied by the developers of Quantum Error, who claim their game is already running at 75 fps in native 4K without optimization, and AestheticGamer would have admitted to having distorted reality a little to balance the debate between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, according to an Internet user, which cost him his moderation rights on ResetEra, forum on which he was active. Anyway, Capcom Still planning to release Resident Evil Village in 2021 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X, a trailer was unveiled this week, and you can find Resident Evil 7: Biohazard at € 18.01 on Amazon.fr.

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Oncologist Smirnova named foods that improve bowel function

Oncologist, surgeon Elena Smirnova revealed a list of foods that improve digestion, normalize microflora and improve the digestive tract. They are also able to prevent the development of colorectal cancer. This is reported by “Medical Note”.

First of all, according to the doctor, probiotics and prebiotics should be present in the food.

Probiotics are living microorganisms that can improve motility and help burn fat. Additives are found in kefir, cheeses, yoghurts and fermented baked milk. People, whose body assimilates these foods without any problems, is recommended to consume them up to 200 ml per day.

Prebiotics are the dietary fiber that probiotics feed on. They are found in bran, dairy products, cereals, vegetables and fruits.

Whole grains have a positive effect on the intestines. These are buckwheat, corn, brown rice, bulgur, wheat. These foods contain significant amounts of fiber, carbohydrates and proteins. These components affect the growth of bacteria beneficial to the body.

The doctor also recommended using kombucha. When processed, polyunsaturated fatty acids are formed in it, which have a positive effect on digestion.

However, it is advisable to consume broccoli. The vegetable prevents the development of gastritis and reduces inflammation in the digestive tract.

Finally, Elena advised to turn to the use of turmeric. This spice helps to improve the condition of the mucous membrane and normalizes the digestive tract.

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This is the Government’s Way to Boost Solar Energy

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.comGovernment the focus is ramped up development solar power plant (PLTS). This step was taken in order to realize the target mix Energy Newly Renewed ( EBT), listed in the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024.

Through the 5-year development plan, government targeting the installed EBT capacity to reach 9,050 megawatts (MW). Solar energy is projected to be the second largest contributor to the NRE mix, with a portion of 2,089 MW.

ESDM Ministry’s Director of Various New and Renewable Energy, Harris Yahya, said that various strategies have been prepared by the government to increase the number of PLTS installed.

Also read: The price of solar panels is still expensive, ESDM: imports are slow, processing is small …

The first strategy is the development of large-scale PLTS, one of which is in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Then, the government also plans to build a massive roof PLTS, both for households, industry, and government offices.

“Currently, there are efforts to try to shift from the electricity subsidies that have been received by PLN’s subsidized customers, which are 450 VA, or 900 VA, we are now trying to set aside, or move the allocation, from subsidies to PLTS. rooftop, “he said, in a virtual discussion, Wednesday (16/9/2020).

Then, the government also has a strategy in the form of developing PLTS in ex-mining areas in various areas with a total area of ​​2,700 hectares (ha) and a generating capacity of 2,300 MW.

Not only ex-mining land, the government will also develop a floating PLTS with a total capacity of 857 MW.

The government is also developing PLTS Cold Storage. This is done through the optimization of APBN funds and cooperation with the Ministry of KKP which is expected to improve the regional economy based on EBT.

Lastly, the government is also promoting PLTS Hybrid, especially in underdeveloped, outermost, and frontier (3T) areas, including in small islands of Indonesia. This type of PLTS is trying to be developed in eastern Indonesia to create new economic growth centers.

“Hybrid PLTS was also developed to replace PLTD which is widely used in remote areas,” said Harris.

Also read: The Government Plans To Install Roof Solar Panels for Subsidized Electricity Customers

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Trump called the timing of the start of vaccination against COVID-19 in the United States :: Society :: RBC

The US President said that large-scale vaccination of the country’s population will begin “in mid-October, maybe a little later.” If things go wrong, it will happen “in November or at least December,” Trump said.

Donald Trump

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US President Donald Trump, during a press conference at the White House, said that widespread distribution of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine among the US population would begin in October. About it reports CNBC.

“We are on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very safe and efficient manner. We think we can start doing this around October, ”he said.

Trump clarified that this would happen “in mid-October, maybe a little later,” and then added that if events were unsuccessful, the vaccine in the US would have to wait a little longer. “In November or at least in December,” the head of state said.


NYT learns of Trump’s plans to make a “surprise” in the form of a vaccine for the elections


Donald Trump

Commenting on the words of the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Robert Redfield, who announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be generally available in the country, most likely only in the second half of 2021, Trump called this information erroneous.

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Labeled the Poorest Country in the World and Often Looked at by One Eye, the World Bank Unveils Timor Leste’s Grand Plan to Escape Poverty Abyss

Sosok.ID – Since 18 years of independence from Indonesia, Timor Leste not showing progress at all the economy which is satisfying.

Even by the United Nations Timor Leste In fact, it is included in the index of the poorest countries in the world according to the 2020 Global Multidimensional (MPI).

The data is reported to the UN by the Program Development United Nations (UNDP), according to UNDP HDR.

Since 1999, UNDP has played a role in recovering after the country chose independence from Indonesia.

Also Read: Claimed to be the strongest in Asia, Iran turns out to have 5 very frightening weapons, this is what makes the United States hesitant to go to war with this Gulf country

UNDP operates a sustainable development program, and focuses on placing Timor Leste in a democratic government.

However, it is said that the economic growth of Lorosae Earth is quite slow.

Of the 162 countries Timor Leste ranks in the 152nd poorest countries in the world.

According to the 2020 MPI, Timor Leste has a poverty rate of 0.210 or around 45.8 percent.

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Details of sanctions against Belarus revealed in the USA :: Politics :: RBC

The United States is in contact with the EU on expanding sanctions against Belarus, First Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigan said at a briefing. Blacklisted names will be announced shortly

Stephen Bigan

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The Belarusian authorities use violence against the opposition and illegally detain citizens, including the US citizen Vitaly Shklyarov, said on Friday, September 11, First Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigan. He called on the authorities in Minsk to release the prisoners and hold new elections, as the Belarusian people want, according to the official.

At the same time, Bigan added that the United States plans to expand the sanctions list and will announce concrete steps in this direction in the near future. “In addition to these 16 individuals, we and the European Union are exchanging information regarding the addition of new names. [в черный список]that we will be ready to announce in the near future, ”Bigan said during a telephone briefing with reporters. The Deputy Secretary of State clarified that the list of personal sanctions will be determined within the “next few days.”


Protests after the presidential elections in Belarus. the main thing


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The State Department does not exclude that in the future the United States may impose more ambitious sanctions against Belarus. “Initially, we are exploring the possibility of introducing targeted sanctions against those most responsible for the circumstances surrounding the violence and the organization of elections. [9 августа]”- said Bigan, specifying that they will be deprived of the opportunity to enter the United States and access to property in this country.

“With regard to sectoral or company sanctions, <...> then as the situation develops, additional measures will be considered, ”added a State Department official, answering a question from one of the journalists. At the same time, Bigan emphasized that the United States does not want to introduce restrictions that would have undesirable consequences for ordinary Belarusians.

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Foods provoking the appearance of malignant tumors


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Cancer is now the second leading cause of premature death. But contrary to popular belief, cancer is preventable. Moreover, lifestyle and nutrition play an important role in this, Foodnews reports.

Some of the most popular products today contain harmful substances associated with an increased risk of developing malignant tumors. First of all, doctors refer to them as processed meat products.

According to the WHO, this type of meat includes foods that have been processed to improve flavor or extend shelf life, such as canning, salting or smoking. As a result, carcinogenic compounds appear in meat, increasing the risk of developing bowel, prostate and pancreatic cancer.

Experts call refined sugar another enemy of health. According to doctors, it can increase blood glucose levels, while reducing insulin sensitivity and stimulating the growth of cancer cells. Specifically, a type of refined sugar known as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been linked to obesity, colon cancer, and heart disease.

In addition, it is worth excluding the so-called “dietary” foods from your diet. Doctors advise people not to succumb to advertising gimmicks and carefully read the composition of such “healthy” food on the label. Some of them say that there are no calories in the product and there is no sugar. And diet drinks, for example, are no different from regular carbonated or fruit juices, which contain a lot of refined sugar. They also contain an artificial sweetener that can increase the risk of cancer, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Doctors also advise to stop consuming popcorn often, as it causes tumors of the liver, lungs and pancreas, salmon grown on a farm due to the high content of pesticides and antibiotics. In addition, hydrogenated oil will not benefit the body due to trans fats, which seriously increase the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Canned vegetables and mushrooms are also not useful.

Formerly LIVE24 reportedthat thick blood increases the risk of blood clots forming in blood vessels. However, not many people know that it is possible to thin the blood in the body without the help of medicines.

Experts believe that blood thinning can be achieved with the use of special medications, but their intake is associated with certain consequences for the body. Therefore, experts recommend using other methods – for example, starting to consume ginger. This plant contains gingerol, which, when combined with acids, helps prevent platelet fusion.

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