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  • Blog Post: Block And Load: Call Of Duty LEGOs

    If the headline made you groan, don't blame me. I originally wanted to run with "Before They Were Dead: Call Of Duty LEGOs," but Game Informer's Jeff Cork thought it was too disturbing of a message for a headline, and instead said I should go with something like "Block and Load... More
  • Blog Post: New Ezio Figure Available In Shades Of Black And White

    Come September, you'll have to make the most difficult decision of your life: Will you purchase Ezio in white or black garment? This figure is created by NECA Toys, and stands in at 7" in height and offers 20 points of articulation (two more than your average hippopotamus). And if you're... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Sales Fall Almost 20 Percent

    Ubisoft has released their full financial results for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, and the news isn't outstanding for the French publisher. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot addressed the dismal results, pointing to the global economic crisis and the overall drop in video game sales around the world, but... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft DRM Hacked

    Apparently Ubisoft’s olive branch of free games to players burned by their DRM wasn’t enough. The company’s Online Services Network (read: DRM), has been hacked by rebellious users. Ubisoft’s DRM requires players to constantly be online in order to play not only their online games... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed Novel Releases In the U.S.

    Today, Penguin Books released Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance , a companion novel to the Ubisoft’s blockbuster video game Assassin’s Creed II. The book, written by Oliver Bowden, expands on the saga of AC II protagonist Ezio Auditore and his adventures in renaissance Italy. This marks... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed II Ships 8 Million, Follow-up's Location Revealed

    As more and more investor calls with big name publishers roll out, so too does the high-quality information. Ubisoft’s latest earnings call reveals details on Assassin’s Creed II’s performance, and also where the next entry in the series takes place. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said... More
  • Blog Post: Is Assassin's Creed II's First DLC Offering Worth Playing?

    Releasing today for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for the low price of 320 Microsoft Points or $3.99 respectively (that's cheaper than a Big Mac meal), Assassin's Creed II's first DLC pack, Battle for Forli, gives fans a closer look at bearded Ezio, and the foul-mouthed Caterina Sforza. Battle... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed II DLC Coming This Month

    DLC for Assassin’s Creed II was initially announced for early 2010 How early, you ask? Try next week. According to an Ubisoft tweet spotted by Destructoid , the new “Battle of Forli” chapter in Ezio’s adventure will hit January 28 on PSN and XBLA. “#AC2 DLC 1 is a worldwide... More
  • Blog Post: New Assassin’s Creed Will Star Ezio

    As we reported a few days ago , Ubisoft released a statement saying that the company was already at work on a new Assassin’s Creed game, which would include multiplayer. The company recently told CVG that this mystery title is a follow up to Assassin's Creed II that would again star Ezio. This... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed II Gets Fixed

    Responding to several rare but problematic issues in Assassin’s Creed II, Ubisoft is releasing a patch that should resolve many of the known issues that have shown up in the game since launch. The patch should be available today, Wednesday, December 9th for PS3, and on Friday, December 11th for... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed II DLC Announced For Early 2010

    Today Ubisoft announced details on upcoming DLC for Assassin’s Creed II. The first DLC, Battle of the Forli, is set to launch in January while the second, Bonfire of the Vanities, will launch in February. The DLC will be available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. No specific details... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed II Overshadows Original Sales

    When you make a great game, some degree of self-congratulatory behavior is acceptable. So we don’t mind Ubisoft sharing their success story regarding the recently released Assassin’s Creed II. Other powerhouses ( Activision comes to mind ) certainly aren’t shy in this department. News... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed Short Film Gets TV Premiere

    Spike TV announced today that it will premiere Assassin’s Creed: Lineage , the live-action short film that acts as a tie-in to the hotly anticipated Assassin’s Creed II, on November 11. It’s a big step for Ubisoft, and for video game tie-in films in general, but it’s too bad the... More
  • Blog Post: First Assassin’s Creed Lineage Short Launches

    Ubisoft just released the first Assassin’s Creed: Lineage short film, which will culminate in three episodes leading to the release of the anticipated sequel. The story follows Giovanni Auditore da Firenze, the father of main protagonist Ezio, and sets the stage for the struggle of power central... More
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