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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: Opinion – Pre-Order Bonuses And DLC Are Why I’m Waiting To Buy Batman: Arkham Knight

    I have purchased every Batman Arkham game at launch. I finally sprung for the Collector’s Edition with Arkham Origins, and while it’s not the strongest game in the series, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I’m a big fan of the franchise and how Rocksteady has reinvented licensed games. I’m... 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: Video Recap of Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference

    Between the demo of the new "For Honor" IP and Jason Derulo's autotune, there was a lot to cover during Ubisoft's E3 media briefing. Check out Joe and Miller's recap of all the announcements! More
  • Blog Post: We Played Ubisoft's New IP, For Honor

    Ubisoft announced its brand new game, For Honor, at its E3 press conference and we played it to see how it works. If you haven't seen the trailers , For Honor features an alternate history take on battles between knights, vikings, and samurai. The playable demo at E3 only showcased knight faction... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With The Division's Dark Zone

    As The Division's early 2016 release date approaches, Ubisoft is granting hands-on access with the game for the first time. While nearly all of The Divison is PvE co-op, the newly revealed Dark Zone blends in PvP elements as well. It's designed for endgame play, hosting some of the best loot... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

    In 2003, Ubisoft joined forces with Prince of Persia's original creator, Jordan Mechner, to reboot the series – and it was highly successful. A precursor to Assassin's Creed (Patrice Désilets was the creative director on Sands of Time, the original Assassin's Creed, and its sequel... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Video Game Bullshots

    First impressions are important, and game companies want to ensure gamers are excited when a new title is revealed. However, sometimes they go beyond simply putting their best foot forward, releasing doctored screens to generate enthusiasm. It’s an ethically dubious process, since we don’t... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

    The Essentials is Game Informer's weekly recurring feature that takes a look at the most important games the industry has to offer. These games aren't just a ton of fun: Their quality, innovation, and industry influence make them must-play experiences for anyone who wants a greater appreciation... 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: 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: Replay – Largo Winch: Commando SAR

    Largo Winch is a 1970's Belgian comic-book series that follows Largo Winczlav, a young orphan who inherits billions of dollars and the keys to a business empire when his stepfather is murdered. Largo quickly learns that business is ruthless and that there are people in the world who will stop at... More
  • Blog Post: The Orchestrator Of The Fake Super Smash Bros. Rayman Leak Tells Us Why He Did It

    Fake leaks and falsified video game documents appear online every day, but Omni Jacala's fake Super Smash Bros. Rayman leak is a cut above the rest. The attention to detail and amount of original artwork created fooled many. Even in retrospect, it's hard to distinguish Jacala's work from... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Far Cry 4's Escape From Durgesh Prison DLC

    Far Cry 4 is the type of game we love to get lost in. There's a wealth of animals to hunt and side missions to accomplish, making it easy to ignore the main campaign. If you're all finished with the game, or looking for a more focused distraction from the campaign, the Escape from Durgesh Prison... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Assassin’s Creed Unity's Dead Kings DLC

    Originally, Dead Kings was planned as a traditional DLC release from Ubisoft – part of a season pass that would expand the Unity experience beyond the launch game. However, the abundant technical problems of that launch game prompted Ubisoft to change its tune, and as a conciliatory gesture to... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: The Madness Of Far Cry 4

    A good open world is about more than just the map's size and its number of missions. The world has to feel like one – complete with A.I. and an environment that feels natural. Far Cry 4 definitely has this; proving itself with a bizarre and amusing series of events. Walking along the countryside... More
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