Video game consoles aren’t ‘video game’ consoles any more, they’re fully fledged media boxes, with TV shows, movies, games and music ready to sap away our free-time and attention like a leaky dam at the touch of a button and a flick of an analogue stick. We shouldn’t have to decide between a quick gaming session or catching up on our favourite show when both are available in the same package. So with that in mind, what would happen if the two types of media merged and 20 hour gaming epics were whittled down to concentrated 40 minute bursts of television entertainment? It would be incredible, that’s what. Read on to find out our top picks for the best games that would make brilliant TV shows.
“I was born into slavery, deprived of any right, of any faith. I was sold, traded for labour, forced to watch the suffering, treated like a beast and burden. With no future ahead of me, I forged my own and I knew blood would be the price”. This is Adewale’s tale, a man who escaped the hands of vicious slavers after being born into the slave trade to become Edward Kenway’s right hand man and an esteemed member of the Jackdaw’s crew. His story is an important one and it’s being told in Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, which is now being released as a standalone title, after a stint as DLC. Find out more after the break.
Breathing fresh air into the Assassin’s Creed series is what Ubisoft needs to do to keep the series original, because eventually, sticking yet more daggers into the backs of even more Loyalist Lobsters is going to grate on us. That’s likely the reason why they’ve recently put out a survey asking players for their thoughts. But this isn’t your average run of the mill ‘did getting blasted to smithereens by a Man O’ War in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag make you cry like a wimp or spur you on?’ as Ubi’s suggested changes could be completely mind blowing or utterly disastrous for the series. Having taken the survey, I’ve rounded up the juiciest bits of info from it, which you can read about here.
The decade-long reigning Queen of young adult literature, J.K Rowling’s name is as synonymous with globally loved media as Michael Pachter’s is with fundamentally wrong analysis. Of course, you may not think that the insanely talented mind behind the Harry Potter series (and the reason why millions have spent billions on books and movie tickets) would have some sage advice for the video game industry but that’s where you’re wrong. Read on to find out why.
The day is finally upon us! Laugh in the face of PS Vita early adopters and marvel in the popularity of HD upgrades as Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD has finally made its way to the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Live Marketplace. Fronted by the series’ first female protagonist, Aveline de Grandpré, the game makes the jump to the big screen, after an exclusive stint on PS Vita, bringing with it all of the charm of a tale about a woman fighting for both her heritage and her people. Ubisoft have just released the Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD launch trailer which you can see after the break.
Have you yet to take interest in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s pirate antics and shanty singing? If incredible sea-based battles and the most rich, diverse landscape the series has ever seen aren’t enough, Ubisoft have released the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag ‘Accolades’ Trailer, to give you at least three good reasons to buy the critically acclaimed title. You can watch the video after the break.
Featuring female protagonist, Aveline de Grandpré, in a series first, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD makes it way to PS3 and Xbox 360 in January, 2014, after a smallscreen outing on the PS Vita. Previously being a one-platform game and featuring a diverse character who challenges social norms in both her world and ours, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is obviously a big deal. You can find out more about the game and its release date after the break.
Think that last week’s glimpse at Edward Kenway’s tattoos in the game’s TV spot was all that we’d get to see of the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag story? Think again as Ubisoft’s pirate themed sandbox epic is back to explain the historically accurate tale that will make up the game’s plot.
In a brand new trailer from the game’s publisher, we’re learning about the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag story from a trailer that can only be described as ‘incredibly intriguing’ and ‘graphically delicious’. Main character Edward Kenway (grandfather of Assassin’s Creed 3 protagonist Connor Kenway) is the pirate turned assassin at the helm of this fine and sturdy open world ship and the game fully intends on showing you just how he became the stealthy killer that we’ll soon know him to be. It’s likely as insightful as we’re going to get before the game’s release so it’s definitely worth a watch after the break.
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Have you ever wanted to fight for your freedom? Have you ever wanted to be respected so much that even aristocracy take their hats off to you when you pass? Well then the plight of Edward Kenway, the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag might be just up your street as these are the very same principles that him and his ragtag bunch of pirate friends are sailing the seven seas for.
In a brand new television spot for the game, Ubisoft are revealing Kenway’s morals from the peculiar medium…of his tattoos. Thought cheesy hearts with ‘MOM’ written across them were just for the 21st century? Think again. Kenway’s tats actually tell a far more interesting tale than maternal love and as you’d expect from a TV ad, all of the main Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag features are shown off.
Unlike in its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed 3, the main character can now dive, substantially, rather than the last game’s ‘diving’ which was the equivalent of holding your breath in a paddling pool. Also depicted is the ship to ship warfare, which, after being one of the only parts of AC3 that people didn’t criticise, has now been doubled down on and you can now direct your crew to attack opposing ship crews, whilst taking on other salty seadogs yourself to take the cargo from their vessels.
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Another day, another glimpse at Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag gameplay, as people can’t seem to get enough of Edward Kenway’s Caribbean based assassin/pirate romp, even in the midst of summer.
This time around there are 13 minutes of footage on offer in an Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag gameplay trailer that takes you around the Caribbean, showing off these sweltering, tropical digs. Game Director Ashraf Ismail is on hand to give you a guided tour so while the game’s setting is set to be bigger than than any we’ve ever seen before in the series, you’re unlikely to get lost.
Footage on offer in the trailer includes an example of what the Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag protagonist does best (assassinations), a search for treasure and a firefight between the Jackdaw (the main character’s ship) and the ship of your target.
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