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  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed Scriptwriter Corey May Leaves Ubisoft, Joins Certain Affinity

    Corey May, one of the scriptwriters behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise – and one of the best storytellers in the industry – is no longer with Ubisoft. May has left his previous position to become narrative director at Certain Affinity, a studio known mainly for providing co-development... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed Creator Talks Life After Ubisoft, Again

    On the morning of May 7, 2013, Patrice Désilets sensed something was different. Like any other Tuesday, the former Assassin's Creed steward was walking his daughter, Alice, to school before heading to the office to work on his new action/adventure game, 1666: Amsterdam. Unseasonably dry weather... More
  • Blog Post: Passing The Puck: Assassin's Creed Creator Meets NHL's Producer

    Every year at E3, we try to connect two developers for a one-on-one conversation that viewers wouldn't expect. Even with that template in mind, we were still surprised when the creator of Assassin's Creed and founder of Panache Digital Games Patrice Désilets said that he really wanted... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-on With Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Ubisoft brought a playable demo of Assassin's Creed Syndicate to E3, and I spent some time learning about the new systems in place for the next chapter in the prolific series. The mission features protagonist Jacob Frye (the game also stars his sister Evey), and involves taking on the Blighters gang... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - Cutting The Multiplayer Could Be Great For Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Yesterday’s reveal of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate gave us several details to digest. From new traversal and transportation options to more interesting gang-building activities, Syndicate is looking to add new mechanics that work into the story and Victorian London setting in interesting ways... More
  • Blog Post: Interview: The Finer Points Of Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Players will be traveling to the Victorian era for the newest entry in the Assassin's Creed series, managing a gang and taking London back from the Templars. Those are the broad strokes, but we spoke with Assassin's Creed Syndicate's creative director, Marc-Alexis Côté, to get... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things You Should Know About Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

    Today, Ubisoft unveiled this year’s major entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (formerly referred to as Victory) brings the series forward in time, set about 75 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Unity. With two new heroes, a compelling time... More
  • Blog Post: Where Assassin's Creed Should Go Next: The First Civilization

    I'm growing disenchanted with the Assassin's Creed games, a series that once dazzled me with its melding of period piece storytelling and secrets tied to an ancient civilization possessing technology far beyond ours today. Ubisoft's focus is now mostly on exploring the past, something they... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Futuristic Technologies From Video Games We Wish Actually Existed

    Stepping into a virtual world where anything is possible, from having superhuman strength to casting magical spells, is one of the most appealing aspects of video games. Some games mix fantasy with a hint of realism, such as a cyberpunk universe exploring futuristic technologies. Believing or hoping... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China

    Assassin's Creed has made the jump to 2.5D side-scrolling stealth action. It's out today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If it's raised your curiosity, read our review and watch our Test Chamber video of it in action. Ben Reeves, intern Elise Favis, and I tour through a couple levels... More
  • Blog Post: 9 Series That Have Found Their Footing Without Their Creators

    Swirling rumors would have you believe that Hideo Kojima, the man who is synonymous with the Metal Gear series, is set to leave Konami – and the franchise he built – behind following Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. To this point, no official confirmation has come from Konami or Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – We Need More Female Leads In Narrative Games

    Jodie limped along the road, avoiding helicopter wrecks and surrounding debris. A nearby fire hydrant burst into a fountain of water, and flames erupted from the corner gas station. Dirt was smeared across her skin like a warrior's face paint, as she neared a dying officer on the ground. Grabbing... More
  • Blog Post: Five Collectibles In Good Games That We’re Still Cursing At

    I have a problem (OK, I have lots of problems, but we’re only talking about one today). I collect stuff. My shelves are full with Skylanders and Collector’s Editions tsotchkes and oodles of items from Loot Crates. If it stopped there, I’d be fine. My collector obsession bleeds into... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – Assassin's Creed Rogue

    I used to love Taco Bell's Gorditas (it was a strange sickness); I ate them for lunch and dinner, and then dinner again. Gorditas fueled my college education, but I eventually consumed so many of the tasty snacks that I grew tired of them. I broke my Gorditas taste buds, and even now, I can't... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Fashion Watch

    With two new Assassin's Creed titles ( Unity and Rogue ) out this week, the shadowy brotherhood's ranks continue to grow. But do these lethal freedom fighters still have what it takes to protect humanity from the mind-controlling Templars? Join us as we rate every main assassin from the series... More
  • Blog Post: Composer Sarah Schachner On Assassin's Creed Unity's Soundtrack

    Sarah Schachner is a rapidly rising star in the soundtrack world thanks to her work on the Ubisoft franchises Assassin's Creed and Far Cry. We recently spoke with her about the soundtrack to the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity. What's your background in music? Were you musical as a child... More
  • Blog Post: Five Open-World Game Essentials

    Open-world games are here to stay. This new generation has already embraced this genre with titles Watch Dogs, Infamous: Second Son, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Even more of these games are coming; Sunset Overdrive launches today, while Assassin's Creed Unity, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Most Iconic Outfits In Video Games

    As the old adage absolutely does not go, clothes maketh the game character. The way a character is garbed can make or break their personality as well as their appearance. Deciding how a character is uniquely clad is like a PR move in itself, presenting the character as the sum of their parts. Inspired... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - Is It Worth Getting Excited About The Next Wave Of Video Game Movies?

    I always get a little more excitable when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around. While I love reading about the intricate booths and seeing pictures of fans’ meticulously constructed cosplay outfits, my favorite thing to do is read panel recaps. Since the four-day event has evolved into a celebration... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Concept Art In Assassin's Creed Rogue

    A few days ago, we shared a guided tour of the concept art for Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed Unity. Today, we're doing the same with an eye toward the other upcoming game in the franchise, Assassin's Creed Rogue. Unlike Unity, which is set in Paris during the French Revolution,... More
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