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Assassin's Creed III

6 years ago

Assassin’s Creed 4 Gets Pirated

Because - haha - there are pirates in it. Hahah. But you thought - haha - that I was saying the next Assassin's Creed game had leaked to Bittorrent. Haha. Hah. Heh. Huh. I am neither funny or clever. You know it, I know it, the tiny baby Jesus knows it. Let's just talk about the leaked reveal of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag instead.…

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Feature: The lessons of Russell Crowe

How Hollywood Should Adapt Videogames

Insatiable film fiend David Valjalo stops by to offer his musings on adapting the unadaptables - how Hollywood has its work cut out for it, what we can read into the studios and production houses attached to silver screen versions of Deus Ex, Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed, formalist vs realist styles, the need to make 20-hour, splintered narratives conform to the three-act structure, why…

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7 years ago

Feature: So you say want a revolution

Impressions: Assassin’s Creed III

SHOCKING AND UNFORGIVABLE REVELATION: I've been looking at a videogame on the PlayingStation. Don't judge me, I just like to sit in a different chair sometimes. And the benefit of the 10-odd hours I've spent with Assassin's Creed III so far does enable me to share some thoughts on what we're essentially in for when the PC version (maybe - let's not count our oft-delayed…

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Feature: "His squeak still haunts me"

Hands-on: Assassin’s Creed 3

Craig was sent into the heart of Ubisoft to bring back this Assassin’s Creed 3 report, dead or alive. I love Assassin's Creed, but it's a series begging for some tight editing. Scratch that, it's series that needs someone sat at the developer's offices wearing a giant listening device that points in every direction. This person will have a buzzer to press anytime a developer…

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Swords With Friends: Assassin’s Creed 3 MP Trailer

I'm excited about the upcoming anim-awesomety(tm) of Assassin's Creed 3's multiplayer. I've had loads of fun with the previous games in the series, as they're essentially spy-vs-spy-spy-vs-spy-spy-vs-spy. The third game adds Domination, a conquest-style team mode, and Wolfpack, a co-op mode where you sprint across rooftops with up to three other friends to chase down AI targets. The tiniest slice of the new stuff is…

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Feature: Black is white, up is down.

Let’s Not Lose Track Here: DLC Is A Good Thing

As gamers, we do have a habit of accompanying our thrown bathwater with the baby, the taps, the bath itself, various bottles of shampoo, and all the shower fittings. And in the angered fuss about all manner of issues regarding our being "milked" by game releases, the phrase "DLC" seems to have become a dirty one. And that's just plain silly. With rumours circulating that…

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By Jingo! AssCreed III Trailer Takes Itself Seriously

Live action trailers are, by default, dumb. We all know it, they all keep making them anyway. But it's hard to imagine a dumber one that today's jingoistic bullshitapocalypse for Assassin's Creed III. It seems to be trying to pitch the game as a brutal look at the oppression of a people, rather than running around inside your own DNA, jumping off trees and murdering…

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Scars And Stripes: Assassin’s Creed III

There are three remarkable things about the new Assassin's Creed III trailer, although 'remarkable' may be too strong a word really, so let's dial it back to 'notable'. Thing number one is that, having just read all about Rome II, I couldn't help but think the opening of this video would make more sense as an advert for Total War of Independence. Secondly, I was…

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Shock: Assassin’s Creed III Probably Delayed On PC?

Once upon a time, I believed the dreaded Ubidelay was finally sharing a suffocatingly packed grave with the publisher's other incredibly misguided ideas about how PC releases should work. After all, Far Cry 3's bucking the trend, so I was allowed to hope, right? But alas, Eurogamer's uncovered some rather convincing evidence to the contrary, at least, in the case of Assassin's Creed III. Specifically,…

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Assassin’s Creed III “Frontier Demo” Is Snowy, Bloody

Continuing E3's exciting theme of deer being skewered on arrows, the Assassin’s Creed III Frontier demo - which was shown to some of the assembled ravagers of the event known as E3 - shows the new assassin chap killing a deer by creeping up on it and zapping it clean dead. That's a great time to play a cutscene, as the developer's narration explains. Man,…

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Feature: Vilence

E3 Day Zero: When Game Violence Becomes Vile

One of the most striking scenes of yesterday's E3 press conference gauntlet didn't take place on a stage or a screen. It wasn't rehearsed or pre-planned, and it most certainly wasn't expected. I sat in a jam-packed arena-sized auditorium and watched a game demo unfold on a screen bigger than my hometown. OK, that wasn't the surprising part. I'd been doing that all day. This…

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He’s On A Boat: Assassin’s Creed III Footage

Assassin's Creed III done released a big pile of video last night, along with four new screenshots. There's a silly CGI trailer that helps no one, but also a great big chunk of in-game footage that shows off the sneaky, jumpy, stabby and animal-hurty ways of a far more rural Assassin, and then some of the ship combat. Click on the pics for bigger versions,…

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Dev Says PC Players Need Controller

According to an interview with Gamespy, Assassin Creed 3's creative director, Alex Hutchinson, has declared that Ubisoft won't be "investing hugely in a mouse and keyboard setup", instead suggesting that PC gamers use a controller to play the game. Which at first may look like another reason for us to hitch up our skirts and stomp angrily to the protesting grounds, but I'd argue that…

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Feature: Assassin's Creed III Previewed: Evolution not Revelations

Talkin’ Bout Assassin’s Creed III’s Revolution

There’s some muttering in the audience as Tommy Francois, IP development director at Ubisoft leads us through a sixty minute history of Assassin’s Creed III’s development. From concept work in 2010 to animation tests to proof of concept videos to details on the historical research, we’re being shown everything except the game itself. For a game this size and in this age of wham, bam,…

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Fear Not: Assassin’s Creed 3 *Will* Be On PC

Yesterday's Assassin's Creed III firsto-revealo-CGIo-trailero created a spot of inadvertent drama by leaving out a single word in a sentence of text at the end. That word was 'date'. And the sentence it should have been in was 'PC format release to be confirmed.' Cue screaming. Not by me, as I did think it was clear, but some people got the wrong end of the…

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Team America: Assassin’s Creed 3 Revealed, Properly

The American Revolution is a fascinating setting to have moved AssCreed onto, and not just because it puts me in mind of my beloved Colonization. Proto-technology, a wildly changeable climate, shades of grey on both sides of the conflict and recognisable mythology to apply conspiracy theories to. My major concern is that the English will be cast as one-note boo-hiss baddies, but then again the…

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Assassin’s Thr33d Scr33ns L3ak

Poor Ubisoft: everything they do seems to be leaked. Are they clutzes, incapable of keeping anything locked away in their forbidden closet of mystery? Or are they marketing geniuses, making us all rush to look at their things by pretending to drop an envelope with "IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS: Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge" in red across the front, right in front of people with a 'Press' card…

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Speculation: Assassin’s Creed 3 Is Coming To America

The bones of Assassin's Thr33d, as it must now forever be known, have been dug up by Kotaku, showing off a very assassiny looking person. He's standing in front of a billowing American flag, wearing chaps and carrying flintlock pistol, a tomahawk, and a bow and arrows strapped to his back. He's also covered in blood, as if he's just stabbed a giant, sated leech.…

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