There has been a great deal of animosity directed toward the video game industry as of late, and most of it deservedly so. 2014 was a year that we couldn’t wait to leave behind, but now that it’s gone, a lot of us are still dwelling on it. So before the big releases start landing, let’s do our best to begin focusing more equally on the good as well as the bad.
There has been a long tradition of movies based on video games in Hollywood, but the vast majority of them have been critical flops. Video game stories just don’t transition especially well to the big screen, which explains why Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and perhaps most infamously of all, Super Mario Bros. are so hard to watch. More →
According to reliable information obtained by Kotaku, the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed series will be set in London’s Victorian era and is currently in development at Ubisoft’s Quebec studio. Assassin’s Creed Victory, as it is currently known, will release next fall exclusively for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. More →
Plenty of complaints have been leveled against Assassin’s Creed Unity, the first current-gen exclusive for the series, but everyone can agree that Ubisoft’s virtual recreation of Paris is a remarkable achievement. Yes, the world of Unity is massive and beautiful, but does it bear any resemblance to the real world locations it represents?
For a long time, we didn’t think any company could ever rouse the gaming community’s ire as much as EA does on a regular basis. That said, Ubisoft has made a number of blunders recently that show it has definite ambitions for taking EA’s crown as the world’s most hated gaming publisher. More →
Earlier this week, Ubisoft released the first Assassin’s Creed game exclusive to the new-generation consoles. Assassin’s Creed Unity takes the series back to its roots, eschewing the naval combat and complicated modern day story of Black Flag for a more traditional adventure. Unfortunately, the game shipped with its fair share of bugs, resulting in plenty of negative reviews. More →
In the midst of a busy holiday season for game releases, there are a few staple franchises that being updated for the new generation of consoles. One of them is Assassin’s Creed Unity, and Conan O’Brien is back in the saddle as the Clueless Gamer to review the first current-gen exclusive of the popular open-world series. More →
Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it had partnered with Ubisoft in order to bring two new Xbox One bundles to market this holiday season. The Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle will contain free digital downloads of both the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity and last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for $399. There will also be a $499 bundle which will include a Kinect. Both bundles will be available worldwide on November 2nd, but Unity won’t be playable until its release on November 14th. More →
Even if you haven’t made the jump to the new generation of console quite yet, you’re still going to get an Assassin’s Creed title this holiday season. Game Informer revealed on Tuesday that Assassin’s Creed Rogue, a game exclusive to the PS3 and Xbox 360, will be gracing the cover of the September issue. More →
Watch Dogs is one of the best games of the year and a decent showcase title for the new generation consoles, but it still doesn’t stand up to the seemingly professionally doctored demo from E3 2012. What we saw two years ago was a game that looked more stunning than just about anything else on the market — the reality wasn’t quite as impressive. Now, just two months after the game’s release, PC modder Federico Rojas (aka TheWorst) has released the final version of his graphics mod for Watch Dogs on the PC, bringing the retail release up to speed with the pipe dream from the original demo. More →
Ubisoft is on a roll. Between Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and now Watch Dogs, Ubisoft has a stable of some of the most popular franchises on the market, and the company didn’t disappoint with another huge showing at E3 this year. There weren’t many surprises, but unlike some of the other conferences, many of the games Ubisoft presented will actually be on store shelves at some point this year. This isn’t an outline of the new generation — these are games we’ll all be playing in just a few months. More →
What happens when a game takes on a life of its own? When developers make promises that they aren’t going to be able to keep, gamers usually call them out right away. No matter how good your game turns out to be, the chances of it being revolutionary are slim to none, but through some of the most masterful marketing we’re likely to see this generation, Watch Dogs kept everyone captivated until its release, quickly breaking every Ubisoft sales record in its path.