"Yesterday, Connor's wolf pack grew with The Tyranny of King Washington's Power of Wolf ability. Now it's time for our Assassin's Creed 3 protagonist to fly like an eagle. In the second part of what seems to be a recurring series, Ubisoft has highlighted another special power available for use in your quest to take down the tyrannical King George Washington."
"Following the launch of The Infamy, the first episode in the three-part Assassin’s Creed III – The Tyranny of King Washington downloadable content (DLC) series, last month, Ubisoft has confirmed that the two concluding episodes will be available in coming weeks. The popularity of the Assassin’s Creed franchise is showing no signs of waning, with a surprise reveal having taken place last week."
"Upon its initial launch late last year Assassin’s Creed III received some unfair criticism. As Electronic Theatre cited at the time, the barrier for entry is significantly higher than might be expected of a modern blockbuster title, but nonetheless Assassin’s Creed III is a hugely enjoyable, progressive action experience. The sales of the videogame surely reflected this, and subsequently Ubisoft’s plans for downloadable content (DLC) demonstrate a confidence in the title, if not innovation in..."
GG3 picks up on the official announcement from Ubisoft for its latest stealth action iteration. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will come to consoles this october, but a PC version is in the works too, as well as "other next gen platforms." The announcement comes with a ton of art and game shots.
"Yet another leak for the next Assassin’s Creed title, Assassin’s Creed IV:Black Flag, has occurred! The full reveal trailer, which was supposed to be revealed on Monday, has already been released online. Ubisoft pulled many of the original links to the trailer, but RealGamerNewz still has an active link of the trailer which can be seen below."
"Hello and welcome to the Play Vault Podcast Episode 65. Join Jonmau5, Andrew, Jonesy and Maca for this very shot episode.
We had a few recording problems so the rest of the show is not salvageable. We will be back with a few smaller shows and a full length feature show very, very soon."
Although for years we have been told to relate and expect to have no messages from Sony themselves in our PlayStation 3 PSN Inboxes. Many imitators came with scams and spam pretending to be official PSN messages. Now things have changed and publishers like Ubisoft and even Sony themselves have started to use PSN to offer gamers gifts and discounts.
"The opportunity to fight for justice against a revolutionary turned tyrant is upon us, in Assassin’s Creed III newest adventure, The Tyranny of King Washington. The Infamy, the first episode of a three-part tale, is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Windows PCs and will launch on PlayStation 3 tomorrow, 20th February 2013."
This week we talk about Gamers Heroes Game of the Year Awards. We break down our lists of categories including Game of the Year, each console Game of the Year and a couple of fun categories like most disappointing and most anticipated game of 2013. We touch a few news stories before jumping in but most of the podcast is unbridled conversation about 2012 in games. Come listen to us as we shoot the s*** about 2012′s video games.
"Gamers, it is time. Time to look back on this year and face something that many aren’t ready to. That fact is simple, but frightening. This year sucked. It was also awesome. But, let’s face it, it’s always more fun to look at the horrible disappointments than the thrilling successes of the gaming world. Unless, you know, you have to play one of them."
Most gamers are familiar with Gamestop, Amazon, Best Buy, and a few other places. Granted most of these places aren’t terrible but there other options for getting rid of games. GoozerNation takes the time to check out a few of these and report back on some new ventures. Will Goozex still be the number 1 trading site in a year? Where does Glyde factor in?
"Ubisoft have just announced that the recent addition to the hugely popular Assassin’s Creed 3 franchise has become the fastest-selling game in the history of the company. Assassin’s Creed 3 has now sold a staggering 7 million copies worldwide, within one month of being released."
It’s that time of the week once again where Ivan and I sit down and discuss the world of gaming in the form of recent news, user questions (of which we always need!), and a comprehensive review of a recently released game. Assassin’s Creed 3 came out about a month ago but a lot of big blockbusters came out all at once that prevented us from doing it earlier and we are determined to have a discussion about it!
"Ubisoft has today launched Assassin’s Creed III for Nintendo’s newly launched Wii U console. Taking gamers on a journey from the vibrant cities of Colonial America, across the expansive and perilous frontier to the stormy seas and blood-soaked battlefields, Assassin’s Creed III gives gamers two different ways to experience the games and 18th century America."
"Ubisoft has today launched the Assassin’s Creed Anthology, a unique collection containing every Assassin’s Creed videogame ever released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, available exclusively at Amazon in the UK. Assassin’s Creed Anthology is a prestige collector’s edition which includes all expansion packs and downloadable content (DLC) for the Assassin’s Creed videogames, including the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed III, which provides full access to all forthcoming downloadable conten..."
Ben T. of Leviathyn writes: "Now that the release of Assassins Creed 3 will have sunk in nicely I will take this opportunity to come to terms with which assassin is the best in the creed. I will pit them against each other in terms of finesse,fashion,equipment,pers onality and overall likeability. For the sake of not being pretentious I have opted out of including the elderly forms of Ezio and Altair."
"Ubisoft has announced the full contents of the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, available to purchase now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass offers additional content for both the single-player campaign and multiplayer aspects of the videogame."
"Following the successful launch of Assassin’s Creed III on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 late last month, Ubisoft has today brought the latest edition of the popular franchise to PC. Assassin’s Creed III is a third-person action videogame in which players take on the role of an assassin hunting remnants of the ancient Templar order, hiding in plain site against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War."
Default Prime: "The previous installments of the Assassin’s Creed franchise sent us into the lives of Desmond Miles’ ancestors Altaïr and Ezio. It continues with the same formula of its three direct predecessors, with just a few tweaks and additions. This will be enough to appeal to hardcore fans of the series, but what about everyone else?"
The topic of the week is Halo 4. Everyone is battling over the scores and whether or not they are worthy of the high scores Halo 4 received. We have a new guest that gives us some women's insight on all of the topics. Come listen to us as we shoot the s*** about this week in video games.
"As one of the earliest big budget intellectual properties (IPs) to make it’s debut on current-generation hardware, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise will undoubtedly become synonymous with the high-definition (HD) era in the same way that Tomb Raider is with 32-bit systems and Guitar Hero is with both the birth and languishing of the music peripheral market. Before we step into that next generation however, the franchise is once again attempting to set it’s own bar higher; to recount the l..."
"Set for release throughout Europe and North America tomorrow, Assassin’s Creed III is the fifth home console iteration of the Assassin’s Creed franchise in just six years. As such there’s a lot of work gone into not just making sure that the Assassin’s Creed III is the best videogame the series has offered thus far, but also that fans are aware of it. Talking with Lead Game Designer Steven Masters, Electronic Theatre finds out just what makes Assassin’s Creed III more than just another sequel."
"In the build-up to the quickly approaching launch of Assassin’s Creed III Electronic Theatre has covered many aspects of the videogame, from the historical accuracy to the implementation of original techniques in this new time period, from the relaxing Homestead to the tense multiplayer gameplay. Today however, we look at just how that combat system has become more refined in this new iteration."
"For all the talk of a revolution in both the story and the gameplay of Assassin’s Creed III’s single-player campaign there’s been relatively little said about the multiplayer. The reveal of the key new gameplay mode, Wolf Pack, was an understated proposition, presumably for want of not outshining the single-player. However, having had a reasonable amount of time to get hands-on with Assassin’s Creed III’s multiplayer gameplay, Electronic Theatre could well see that becoming an issue for the m..."
"Both Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation are scheduled for release later this month, with the PlayStation Vita outing considered the sister title to the highly anticipated home console edition of the franchise. And for good reason, as Turner suggests how the two lock together to expand the tale of Assassin’s Creed in the same way as the transmedia projects appearing in graphic novels and short movies."
"Clearly enthusiastic about Assassin’s Creed, not just his own work but of the franchise as a whole, Turner takes the time to chat with Electronic Theatre about his favourite elements before discussing the finite detail of his Electronic Theatre Imagework, the character his team have created and how he fits into the world. You can read the first part of the extensive interview with Matt Turner below, and Electronic Theatre will conclude this chapter early next week."
"The Assassin’s Creed repertoire has grown with every new outing. Much like the bloodline outings of the Pokemon franchise, each new edition has added new mechanics which after that initial introduction have been entirely optional, and yet have been presented with such vigour that for the core audience has been nothing less than magnetic. Assassin’s Creed II’s villa represented one such mechanic, and here in Assassin’s Creed III that template has been pushed and pulled almost beyond recognition."
"The forthcoming Assassin’s Creed III has been hailed as a new start for the franchise, not least by your very own Electronic Theatre. While many gamers got tried of the re-treading of familiar ground on an annual basis by the time Assassin’s Creed: Revelations arrived, Assassin’s Creed III aims to do away with that image of unnecessary annual iteration by taking a huge leap forward. Electronic Theatre recently sat down with Ubisoft’s Matt Turner, part of the Assassin’s Creed III writing team,..."
"While Electronic Theatre recently brought you new details on how Assassin’s Creed III plays as an extension of the established franchises, today we’ll be looking at how these innovations affect the gameplay itself. Specifically that of ‘Sequence 6,’ a portion of the videogame made playable to journalists at a recent hands-on event, chosen as it introduces a number of new activities and characters without spoiling the plot."
"Thankfully it stopped raining for the 2 hours we spent queuing. Despite having a press pass, it appeared that 90% of the population of London purchased early access tickets as the queue to enter was huge. Thankfully though there was some nice eye-candy in terms of cosplayers and the Carmageddon crew had a wicked little 4×4 on display"
PAX is a yearly even that everyone should go to at least once in their lifetime. There are so many things to see. This year was no exception. some of the great games shown included ZombieU, Harold, Mark of the Ninja, Xcom, Borderlands 2, Hawken, Dishonored, Aliens Colonial Marines, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and so many more. Although some may say that PAX is reaching the point that it may not be about the gamers anymore.
"Ubisoft has announced its line-up of titles available for hands-on at this year’s Gamescom, taking place in Germany next month. Ubisoft is also holding a press conference on the first day of the show, during which new free-to-play titles will be revealed and details of Ubisoft’s growing position in the online videogames market will be discussed."
Being set in the time of the Revolutionary War, both Assassin's Creed 3 and Liberation take place during a very turbulent and sensitive time in American History. How is Ubisoft looking to tackle these issues in a way that will appeal to all of the game's players? Cassidee from Leviathyn.com takes a look.
"For freedom to rise, the oppressor must fall. Blood will be shed, sacrifices will be made, but the idea we all fight for will live on forever. Celebrating Independence Day in its own imitable style, Ubisoft has revealed a brand new trailer for the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed III, simply known as ‘Rise.’"
Hey guys! My name is David Galanter and I host a podcast about videogames and their industry every week. Check out our latest episode reviewing EA and Ubisoft’s performance at E3 2012 along with our overall impressions of this year’s trade show. We’ll be talking Assassin’s Creed 3, Watch Dogs, SimCity, Far Cry 3, Battlefield 3, and more. Thanks for listening!
"The GamerNode editors enjoyed an incredible E3 this year, and the games that came along with the big show were as impressive as we could have hoped for. Picking out the cream of the crop was a tough job for Mike, Jason, Dan, and me, but equipped with four nomination placards apiece, we braved the storm of games and came out with our top 18 games of the show."
"Many fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise called foul when instead of releasing the official third game in the franchise, Ubisoft came out with Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and at that, only a year after Assassin’s Creed 2.
Then, in 2011, we received Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, a title that while not the best in the franchise, still pulled its own weight and served as a bridge into the next game."
""It’s clear that Nintendo is very focused on getting the hardware lead before Sony and Microsoft can announce any new consoles. Or rather, if they ever finally announce new consoles. Although the Wii U has some interesting features, I can’t bring myself to even remotely think of it as a legitimate console. I find myself going back to a word I’ve had to use so much since the beginning of this year’s E3 – gimmick.""
"E3 2012 has come and gone, but for members of the media, it’s still going.
I like to separate E3 into three stages:
Stage 1: Preparation
Stage 2: Madness
Stage 3: Try To Live Life Without An Editor Breathing Down Your Neck.
As we’re obviously in the height of the third and final stage, we now present our E3 awards."
Gamesta.com knows that your time is very valuable. Hell, it's hard for anyone to keep up with the avalanche of information that goes out each year. For people that are still playing catch-up or those that just want a quick recap, here's Ubisoft's full press conference in 500 words or less.
""Unfortunately, the company once again failed to impress and seems to still be searching for the console’s focus. Right now, it’s obvious that Nintendo is trying to cater to two distinct gaming markets: the casual gamer, the mainstay of the amazingly successful Wii, and the core gamer, the audience they arguably lost many years ago during the PlayStation era of the mid to late 90s.""
The week of E3 has come and gone. The big question now is, what are the must-have games for gamers? Several titles look to be very promising including Assassin's Creed III, The Last of Us, Halo 4, Lego City Undercover, Watch Dogs, and several other great games. Seeing a lot of these games should get gamers pumped for the rest of this generation.
New E3 2012 screenshot galleries for Watch Dogs, Dishonored, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3, DmC - Devil May Cry, Crysis 3, Borderlands 2, Dead Space 3, Resident Evil 6, The Elder Scrolls Online, Assassin’s Creed III and much, much more.
New E3 2012 screenshot galleries for The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension, The Unfinished Swan, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD, LittleBigPlanet Vita, LittleBigPlanet Karting, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Sports Champions 2, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Papo & Yo, Street Fighter X Tekken Vita, Wonderbook: Book of Spells, DUST 514, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, New Little King’s Story, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, Silent Hill: Book...
Its E3 which means the big 3 of gaming are here to show off their plans for the next year or so to get gamers pumped up. Although Nintendo and Microsoft had interesting and entertaining presentations they lacked the wow factor. Sony’s was the one who remembererd to bring the most important element to a gaming show, games.
"E3 2012 has brought us a ton of great moments and awesome presentations of games and technologies that we will be able to get our hands on in the near future. With the press conferences wrapped up, we here at VGutopia have decided to weigh in on the ten things that we thought were the most interesting or well presented at the press conferences."
At Nintendo's E3 2012 conference, we saw a large number of upcoming titles, both announced and unannounced. What did that say about Nintendo, and how did their conference stack up against the likes of Sony or Microsoft? Cassidee at Leviathyn.com sounds off on the Japanese gaming juggernaut.
"Microsoft also unveiled Smart Glass, a service that allows a multi-device connection between Xbox 360, tablets, and smartphones. Basically, they nabbed the idea behind the Wii-U, but instead of requiring customers to purchase an exclusive tablet, Microsoft has cobbled together a type of mini-cloud with the devices we already own. Instead of investing in a new peripheral, they simply integrated all our devices into a new service. This will work well with the multi-media angle Microsoft has bee..."
In this latest episode of GamerNode's Vs. Node Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Eddie Inzauto is joined by Managing Editor Dan Crabtree, Senior Editor Mike Murphy, and Associate Editor Greg Galiffa talk all about E3 2012. What they're looking forward to, what their biggest wishes are, their bold predictions, and more are all discussed in this last Vs. Node before the big show!
"Firstly, there are the basics of Connor’s character. He is a brutally effective Assassin, taking down his targets with speed and dexterity. Note how he flows across the battlefield, moving from one kill to another in a seamless, unbroken pace, until finally finishing his target with vicious grace. There’s also Connor’s Native American/English heritage, which adds complexity and richness to his motivation."
"Ubisoft are keen to raise anticipation for Assassin’s Creed III, and as such are pushing the community element even further than with previous titles in the franchise. Ahead of the official reveal of the first gameplay footage from the forthcoming videogame, the publisher is asking fans to work for their favour."
"OXCGN’s dedicated contributors are getting restless. I can tell.
They love this time of year; when those that are lucky enough to be selected pack their bags, get their air tickets, pray for their dream announcements and look over the upcoming games they will see at E3.
Here is my personal Top 10 Anticipated games of E3 2012. Let me know in the comment section below what yours are."
"Keeping the teaser train on the right track, Ubisoft has revealed a new piece of artwork used in the development of the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed III. Hinting at the return of the need to traverse large landscapes on horseback, this new piece of artwork is presenting with a somewhat darker tone than much of what we have seen thus far."
It’s Friday and, first time in a while, Prime Cut is up on it’s proper date.
On this episode, news talked about include Ubisoft being sued due to similarities between Assassin’s Creed and a book, Halo 4′s Release Date, Bethesda Reveals Dishonored, and God of War Ascension being announced.
Ubisoft Toronto boss Jade Raymond's said the new Ontario super-studio will push 'mature' video games, because "it's time for our medium to grow up."
Possibly another attack on games like Call of Duty? Surely so, and it's very true that you don't have to work hard to make a lot of money in the gaming industry. If only the vast majority of gamers were looking for something fresh and exciting.
Leviathyn.com | 2012 looks to be another huge year for sequels as we see the return of Master Chief, Max Payne, and Leon S. Kennedy. Some of the amazing teasers we saw at E3 will have their full products release this year. Leaving one question to be asked, do you know the definition of insanity?
Ubisoft was showing a pre-recorded gameplay video of Assassin's Creed III at PAX East 2012, and Matt Beaudette of Gaming Irresponsibly got a chance to check it out. He gives a brief summary and his first impressions on what will surely be one of the biggest games of the year.
"If you've never played an Assassin's Creed game before, this is where it may get confusing. You play as Connor during the American Revolutionary War, but you are actually Desmond Miles, an assassin who relives the memories of his ancestors through the animus machine. Connor is one of his ancestors and to confuse matters further, his birth name as Ratohnhaké:ton.
The sections featuring Desmond take place in the present day and as Ubisoft told CVG, he will have a bigger role to play this time."
"The writers behind the Assassin's Creed series pride themselves on their historical authenticity. One of the game's chief scribes once told us 'if it can be found on Wikipedia within a few minutes, it has to go in the game'.
Assassin's Creed 3 offers a new challenge. "It's harder on this game," lead writer Matt Turner admits at a London preview event. "This time period is very well documented so you have to pay attention to it.
"It can be annoying at times because you're like, 'I just w..."
"Following the recent revelation of the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft has today presented two new retail packages for the franchise. The Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ottoman Edition and the first in a new series of Ubisoft Double Packs, featuring the original Assassin’s Creed and the sequel, Assassin’s Creed II, are available from today."
"GamingUnion: "There's no hiding that Assassin's Creed is one of the biggest success stories from this generation. Ever since that first trailer hit, people have been hooked on the premise. And although the first game didn't live up to the hype for many, the second game righted many of the wrongs and set a great storyline in motion. What came next wasn't what people anticipated; two titles appeared that were dubbed as main series, but were glorified spin-off titles. Brotherhood blew most peopl..."
"Of course Assassin's Creed Wii U will boast extra features such as a map, weapon selection and Animus entries on the Wii U touch screen. You can also use the controller for the Assassin's Eagle Vision.
That's all lovely and shows that Ubisoft is putting effort into the Wii U version but that's not why Nintendo fans should think about putting it in their shopping list. They should do so because this looks like it could be one of the coolest, best looking and biggest games on the console."
"Ubisoft recently revealed the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed III, set for release this autumn on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, as well as the upcoming Nintendo Wii U console. Today, the publisher has revealed the first official screenshots from the forthcoming videogame, an effort to replace the screen captures from the debut trailer that we have had to settle for previously."
I won't lie that the announcement of Assassin's Creed III, arguably one of Ubisoft's more recognisable franchises, coming to the Wii U was a bit of a shock and obviously the immediate question fans asked was - How were the controls going to work? Well fear no more because first details have emerged answering that exact question. From the controller connecting to the 'animus' to utilising the touch screen as a database, it seems the Wii U is pretty amazing at delivering Assassin's Creed III to...
A round-up of the latest screenshots released during the 2012 Game Developers Conference this week. Galleries for over 30 games in total, including Kingdom Hearts 3D, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Vita, Darksiders II, The Last of Us, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Assassin's Creed III, Fable: The Journey and more.
"GamingUnion: "Welcome back to another episode of DarkFeed, the weekly show that gives you all the big news in the gaming industry, but in a bite sized portion. You walk away from the table feeling full, but not stuffed to the point of vomiting. The perfect amount of video game nutrition. After all, it does the body good... kind of.""
Assassin's Creed creative director Alex Hutchinson has promised fans that the new release will have significant elements once familiar in the first couple of games, with a proposal to go 'back to basics'. I think this is important for the franchise because it seems, although AC has developed in a positive way, it has become less accessible to your average gamer. And it's apparent that more and more gamers are finding it difficult to get sucked into later releases. Let's hope we get a fine mix...
"GamingUnion: "Assassin's Creed is a franchise where secret societies and a secret war have always been the pivotal point of engagement. At the same time, it's a game that ties itself pretty closely to real world history, and impeccably so I must add. As a forewarning, this article will include spoilers. If you haven't finished any of the Assassin's Creed titles yet, you may want to turn back.""
According to the Microsoft product listings it appears that Assassin's Creed III, the final installment of the series to feature Desmond, will have some kind of co-op playability. Whether or not this will be a separate storyline or players can 'drop in and out' of your own main story remains to be seen.
Assassin's Creed III is slated for release on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 on October 31, 2012.
"With the setting of Assassin’s Creed III put on full display in the game’s debut trailer, released less than 24 hours ago, Creative Director Alex Hutchinson decided to give gamers his reasoning and explanation for placing the game in the US Northeast during the American Revolution."
"Over the past few days, the internet has been ablaze with Assassin’s Creed III information. Now we know full concrete details about the game beyond the setting we predicted yonks ago.
Beginning with a leaked image of the game’s protagonist, media has continually been revealed and spread around, and will likely continue to do so until Ubisoft officially unveils the title with a likely first game trailer on Monday, March 5th.
OXCGN was the first outlet to discuss the American Revolution ..."
Today is a good day to be a fan of Assassin's Creed, thanks to GameTrailers we now have the boxart for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Assassin's Creed III. What makes this so exciting is not only do we get confirmation on the previously leaked image from yesterday but also gives us the new historical event in which the game will take place. Judging from the background image we can deduce it take place sometime during the American Revolution. More details are pending.
"For nearly five years, Ubisoft has been teasing its fans, leading up to this final climax. Every step of the way, OXCGN has been speculating and dissecting each bit of the story, along with each smidgen of news.
We have long said the evidence points to the American Revolution as a setting, and have had other ‘confidential’ reasons to believe we were right.
As the days grow shorter until we experience the “end”, more news has been surfacing as to exact details about the game’s setting an..."
"Happy Monday, folks! Can you believe it’s almost March? Wow, goes by fast, eh? We’ve also reached five episodes of the Primecast in that kind of time. That’s practically a month! Celebrate by listening to this week’s episode, in which we discuss our impressions of the PS Vita, the necessity of sequels, and the state of new games in the industry. Things get pretty heavy again this time, but we still have a good time talking about it. You get to also hear my woeful tale of trying to get ..."