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I know all you darn kids today are getting your gaming fix on consoles, smartphones and Facebook, but for those of us who prefer to play with a mouse and keyboard, usually on a hand-built rig, the PC will always be where we go to game. If you do play on the PC, there's one publisher name that is universally reviled: Ubisoft. And why? It's not that the publisher's games suck. Far from it. Ubisoft is at the helm of a commanding library, from its own Assassin's Creed series to the titles offered by German studios Blue Byte Software and Related Designs, which include much-loved franchises such as The Settlers and Anno, respectively. Those last two are both revered, long-standing series. They're great games, and there's one reason no one's playing them on the PC. That's Ubisoft.