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Ubisoft stands by its ape

Has Kong 360 really gone to the dark side? Ubisoft defends game in wake of 'too dark to see on TVs' report

Ubisoft has defended its King Kong videogame on Xbox 360 after a news article appearing on BBC Online quoted the publisher's CEO Yves Guillemot as stating that the next-gen version was too dark to play on certain televisions.

In a statement given to IGN, the publisher's US arm said that "Ubisoft stands firmly behind the impeccable quality of Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie on all platforms", when contacted about the 'too dark' issue in the wake of the BBC Online article

However, it appears there may be a few recorded display problems with King Kong on Xbox 360, although nothing related to the 'too dark' issue. "Ubisoft is actively investigating isolated reports of resolution issues on specific plasma screens," it went on to say, adding finally that "Ubisoft believes that King Kong offers one of the best gaming experiences available on the Xbox 360 and encourages gamers to check it out for themselves."

Ubisoft's UK HQ declined to comment on the BBC Online article when contacted earlier.

Further internet reports say that the quotes from Yves Guillemot published on BBC Online were taken out of context, but it's unclear whether this is something that's been officially stated to news websites by Ubisoft.

We don't suppose anyone's considered the quick and dirty hotfix of erm just turning up the old brightness a bit? If you've any problems with Ubi's great Ape or if you just can't see what all the fuss is about, let us know in the forums below.