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A Visually Stunning Development | Review of ‘Assassin’s Creed’


An adaptation of a critically acclaimed video game series of the same name that offers stunning visuals and a strong leading actor.

Why are some games so buggy? – GameSpot


By: Eddie Makuch Technical issues–better known to gamers as “bugs”–are nothing new. Sometimes they are funny but other times they cause extreme frustration and can even lead to lawsuits. But why aren’t they weeded out in the development process? The Division developer Massive Entertainment lead gameplay programmer Anders Holmquist has offered up an answer to that question, saying it all comes down to what your specific expectations are for the project. “It depends on how big your game is and what your []

Assassin’s Creed Pirates launching December 5


By: Eddie Makuch Assassin’s Creed Pirates, a mobile Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag spinoff for iOS and Android devices, will launch on December 5, Ubisoft announced today. Gamers can pick up the mobile game through the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore on that date for $5. In Assassin’s Creed Pirates, players will explore the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy as a young captain named Alonzo Batilla. Players must manage their crew, upgrade their ship, and recruit new []

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition revealed


By: Eddie Makuch Ubisoft today announced theAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition for North America. The $130 bundle includes a copy of the game in a steelbook case, the full soundtrack,an 80-page art book, an embroidered flag, and an 18-inch Captain Edward Kenway statue. The Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition will be released on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. A Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, “We haven’t announced a LE for the Wii U.” []

Ubisoft announces Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame for mobile


By: Martin Gaston Ubisoft has announced a new Prince of Persia game for mobile devices. Prince of Persia: The Shadow and Flame is set a decade after the original Prince of Persia game, which was released back in 1993. Ubisoft re-released a new 3D version of the game as Prince of Persia Classic in 2007. The new game retains the 2D platforming elements of the original game, but with more combat-focused elements, such as multiple enemies and a combo system. Both virtual []

Assassin’s Creed movie coming May 2015, says report


By:  Martin Gaston A new report suggests that upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie could reach cinemas on May 22, 2015. An update on Box Office Mojo pegs the May 2015 release date. The in-production movie stars Michael Fassbender in a lead role, and a screenplay penned by Michael Lesslie. Lesslie previously penned the Hamlet prequel Prince of Denmark for the theatre. The play features a teenage Hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes and their exploits around Elsinore castle. Details about the film’s director and supporting cast []

Uplay PC download service disabled


By:  Eddie Makuch Ubisoft has shut down its Uplay PC download service today after hackers discovered an exploit that allows games to be downloaded for free, including the highly rumored Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Gameplay footage from the title surfaced last night, following the exposure of the exploit. “We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it quickly,” a Ubisoft representative told GameSpot. “Uplay’s PC download service will be unavailable until the problem is fixed. However, all other Uplay services remain available.” []

Skyrim, Gears of War: Judgment updated


By: Eddie Makuch Building cross-generational games means developers must compromise, CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski told Edge. The developer explained that these compromises may negatively impact gamers. “We’ve clearly said we’ll be next-gen only,” Iwinski said. “PC is a non-stop next-gen, that’s the cool thing about it. So I think a lot of people with big franchises and massive reach plans, they’ll have this dilemma, and I think there’ll be a lot of compromises made in the industry that might not necessarily be []

Ubisoft Toronto collaborating on next Assassin’s Creed


By:  Martin Gaston Splinter Cell: Blacklist developer Ubisoft Toronto has already begun working with other Ubisoft studios on the next Assassin’s Creed title, which is due after this year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Ubisoft Toronto studio manager Jade Raymond confirmed the news to Polygon and teased that the developer has five projects ready to go after shipping Splinter Cell: Blacklist in August. “We have two big collaborations coming that we’re not talking about, on two of the biggest franchises at Ubisoft,” said Raymond. “We also []