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  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Team Discusses Slavery In Black Flag

    While we often associate gaming with fun, that doesn't mean that our interactive entertainment is constrained to only dealing with lightweight subjects. In a GDC 2014 talk called Beyond Fun: Difficult Topics Inspire Story and Design, two of the creators behind the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Holiday Sale Day 9: Hitmen, Hobbits, And Hairdos

    After suffering some downtime earlier this week due to a game giveaway, Steam is trucking right along with the sales. Today offers a mix of recent AAA titles and indie gems. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag - $44.99 (Regularly $59.99) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - $29.99 (Regularly $59.99) Don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Blackbeard And Friends Join Assassin’s Creed IV Multiplayer On December 10

    Ubisoft has announced the first add-on pack for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The Blackbeard’s Wrath pack will be available starting tomorrow. The bundle includes three multiplayer characters: Blackbeard, The Orchid, and The Jaguar. It will be available for $2.99 a la carte. It’s... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Eliminates Passport Fee For Assassin’s Creed IV, Will Not Use Them Again

    Earlier this week, we broke the story that Assassin’s Creed IV’s Ubisoft Passport (an online pass) walled off some content in the single-player game . Ubisoft has heard the response from the community and is adjusting its policies for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and all future titles... More
  • Blog Post: Sony PlayStation 4 FAQ Reveals Presence (And Absence) Of Features

    As we previously mentioned, Sony has posted a new document pertaining to the capabilities of the PlayStation 4 at launch. We outlined the list of release titles , and the surprising news that the console won’t allow for USB devices to expand system storage . Here are some of the more minor details... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed IV Is 'The Same Game, No Matter What The Platform'

    One of the big questions about next-generation consoles is how much of a difference they'll make when it comes to cross-generation titles. In the case of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag , the difference is purely in the visual department according to associate producer Sylvain Trottier. "For... More
  • Blog Post: PS4 Watch Dogs And Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Extra Content Exclusivity Expires After Six Months

    Sony recently lost one of its PlayStation 4 launch exclusives with the delay of DriveClub . The latest video highlighting the next-gen console points out the remaining exclusives, revealing that the extra Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs content will only be exclusive for six months... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Pre-Orders Now Open For Four PlayStation 4 Games

    Sony has announced that digital pre-orders are open now for some PlayStation 4 titles. Each of the four titles comes with a bonus. Killzone: Shadow Fall will come with The Shadow Pack, which includes the soundtrack, a skin for the in-game OWL drone, and a "multiplayer spotlight move." Call... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Reveals Black Flag Release Dates And Upgrade Program

    The current-gen systems will see Black Flag a couple weeks early, but you'll be able to upgrade to the the next-gen version for a small fee. The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U version of Assassin's Creed IV will release concurrently on October 29. For the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you'll... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Details Disc-Based PlayStation 4 Upgrade Program For Four Games

    We've known that select PlayStation 3 versions of cross-generation titles would be eligible for upgrade . Until now though, we only understood how it would work for digital purchases. Today, Sony has detailed how disc-based upgrading will work. Currently, there are only four titles that are eligible... More
  • Blog Post: Edward Kenway Evaluates His Options In Live-Action Assassin's Creed: Checkmate

    The road to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is getting shorter, with the title due out in just under eight weeks. Today, a new fan film explores what goes through the mind of an assassin as he enters a hostile barroom. The short film was created by Joe Miale, whose IMDB resume lists a number of directing... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Lays Down Its Plans For PAX Prime

    Ubisoft has revealed what it's showing at PAX Prime, which is being held in Seattle from August 30 to September 2. The company has a mix of hands-on demos and theater presentations – and lots of swag to give away. Here's a look at what fans can expect to see and play, straight from Ubisoft... More
  • Blog Post: Video Games Live To Stream Concert On Twitch Tonight

    Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall's Video Games Live has been bringing compelling video game music to arenas and concert halls around the country since 2005. Until now, seeing a live performance meant being in the right city at the right time (with a ticket in hand, of course). Recorded performances... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Sees 42 Percent Drop In Sales In First Quarter 2014

    Ubisoft has announced its first quarter 2014 financial performance, with significant drops year over year. Compared to first quarter 2013, which included the release of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier , Ubisoft's sales dropped just over 42 percent. The good news is that sales reached 76 million euros... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The E3 2013 Game Critics Award Nominees

    Each year, 30 North American video game publications come together to honor the best and brightest of the Electronics Entertainment Expo. In addition to the parade of exciting titles, this year sees the nomination record broken. Titanfall received bids in six categories, breaking the previous record... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Next Assassin's Creed To Feature Pirates

    [Update] More information and some blurry screenshots, via Examiner.com, have surfaced on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. To see the new images, you can click over to Examiner's original story . The site also posted some new information about the game, including this: "The main characters... More
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