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  • Blog Post: Assassins Unite: Our Hands-On Impressions Of Assassin’s Creed Unity

    For the first time, the Assassin's Creed series will introduce seamless cooperative play into the mix with Assassin's Creed Unity. This was one of the most requested features from fans and something Ubisoft was just as passionate about including. During our recent cover story trip to Ubisoft... More
  • Blog Post: The Five Biggest Narrative Missteps In Assassin's Creed

    I was obsessed with Assassin’s Creed’s fiction, going as far to create a blog that dissected the mysteries and conspiracies embedded in this fascinating lore. Game Informer’s readers put it under the microscope as well, opening my eyes to an array of different potential futures for... More
  • Blog Post: Are Slumping Sequels A Symptom Of Platform Migration Or Franchise Fatigue?

    Over the last few years we've heard a repeated cry from free-to-play and mobile gaming evangelists - console platforms are dying, and future growth will come from emerging platforms and new economic models. While both of these have experienced undeniable growth, the impressive opening sales numbers... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Why I’m Happy About Watch Dogs’ Delay

    Confession: I silently celebrate when some games are delayed. I sighed with relief when I heard Ubisoft’s ambitious open-world hacking game, Watch Dogs, was delayed earlier this week . I’m not some Grinch who finds joy imagining the game missing from a hopeful gamer’s Christmas stocking... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed III: The Redemption DLC Impressions

    Despite mixed feelings I’ve had about parts one and two of The Tyranny of King Washington, I was looking forward to seeing how the story wraps up. This week, Ubisoft released the final piece of the puzzle, making this an ideal time to hop in and play the whole experience in one pass. Is this third... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed III: The Betrayal DLC Impressions

    The second part of the single-player DLC is out, but a mixed bag of cool powers, poor missions, and stilted story don’t come together well. Ubisoft is rolling out an interesting approach to single-player DLC for Assassin’s Creed III. The three-part Tyranny of King Washington presents an alternate... More
  • Blog Post: My Open-World Checklist

    I try to divide my play sessions across as many types of games as possible, but I have a soft spot for open-world games. One of the things I enjoy most about gaming is the chance to explore new worlds and do things I wouldn’t ordinarily be able to do in my unplugged life. Here are a few things... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed III: The Infamy DLC Impressions

    Leading up to its launch, I’ve been keen to learn how Ubisoft planned to integrate the alternate history storyline of its new DLC into the main game. The answer turns out to be more surprising and entertaining than I might have thought. The Tyranny of King Washington has its own menu entry when... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/02/12

    Assassin’s Creed III and Need for Speed: Most Wanted both released this week, and both games will be receiving plenty of attention this weekend from the staff. There might also be some time for taking care of babies and dressing up in costumes. How will you be spending your weekend? Andrew Reiner... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informal - The Assassin's Creed III Special

    Continuing the video conversation from yesterday , the embargo has now lifted and Game Informer's Jeff Cork and Dan Ryckert are allowed to share their thoughts on the first few hours of Assassin's Creed III. The video does not contain late or even mid-game spoilers and Jeff and Dan did not get... More
  • Blog Post: Get The Most Out Of Assassin’s Creed III

    Today marks the release of Assassin’s Creed III, and we suspect a lot of gamers are itching to get home from work or school to get started. The game’s enormous size can be overwhelming; we’ve compiled a list of recommendations, free of spoilers, to help you find your way in the massive... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Assassin's Creed III

    Assassin's Creed III is out now, and it's pretty darned good . Join editors Matt Miller and Jeff Cork as they play a little bit of the game while discussing its story, setting, and much more. We've done our best to keep this one as free from spoilers as possible. If you're a rabid AC... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/26/12

    A huge number of Assassin's Creed III copies made their way into the office today, so many of us will be partaking in that adventure over the weekend. Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Lord of the Rings Online, and newborn babies may also fill out our weekend. Andy McNamara: Since Assassin's Creed... More
  • Blog Post: Unboxing: Assassin's Creed III Limited Edition

    A limited edition set of Assassin's Creed III found its way into the Game informer offices, so we decided to give you a glimpse into the set. The entire limited edition costs $119.99. The box set includes the game, Connor figure, Assassin's belt buckle, embroidered Assassin's colonial flag... More
  • Blog Post: History Ripe For Video Game Adaptation

    Assassin’s Creed III is right around the corner, and if it’s anything like the previous series installments, we’re in for an intriguing history lesson. Not counting the sci-fi conspiracy fiction thrown into the mix, Ubisoft’s flagship franchise has always captured the cultural... More
  • Blog Post: Linking Assassin’s Creed III and Liberation

    Recently, I had the good fortune to sit down and converse with writer Corey May and mission director Philippe Bergeron from the Assassin’s Creed III team along with writer Richard Farrese from the Assassin’s Creed III Liberation team. They spoke about what makes each of their heroes unique... More
  • Blog Post: Get Caught Up On Assassin's Creed

    Few video game stories are more involved and detailed than Assassin’s Creed. Mixing present day conspiracy theories, true historical events, and the imaginary tale of two warring organizations fighting over humanity’s destiny, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot to keep track... More
  • Blog Post: Into The Pixel's 2012 Winners Gallery

    This year's Into the Pixel, an exhibition of work by video game artists, will be on display at E3 next week. You can get an early look in this gallery showcasing the winners for 2012, including pieces from titles like Mass Effect 3, Diablo III, and Halo 4. Into the Pixel is a juried exhibition of... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed III: The Redesigned Anvil Engine

    Designing yearly installments to a popular franchise is a daunting task. Veer too far away from the formula that made the game successful and you can alienate the fan base. Stick too closely to the exact same formula and franchise fatigue can set in, with a gradual loss of consumers eventually burying... More
  • Blog Post: The New Hero Of Assassin’s Creed III

    A new Assassin is a big deal. Signifying a new numbered entry in the series chronology, the introduction of a new hero in Assassin’s Creed II brought numerous changes to the gameplay, storytelling, and tone. Assassin’s Creed III continues that trend with the introduction of Connor, a hero... More
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