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3:00 AM on 03.11.2014

It's the inevitable Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag collection

You knew this would happen, come on, it's always inevitable. So here it is, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition. Yet interestingly this has only been revealed for the UK, and as just an Amazon exclusive too. So th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 02.26.2014

Sell your eggs to afford these fine Assassin's Creed bags

Like Ubisoft and Assassin's Creed, do you have more money than you know what to do with? Buy these $500 Black Flag bags, then. Yes, they’re not cheap. But both bags are made with Italian full-grain bovine leather, wit...

Steven Hansen

12:45 PM on 02.05.2014

Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry set for standalone release

The release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag seemed to have won back a number of fans of the series who felt burned by Assassin's Creed III. Taking the series to a pirate setting allowed for expanded exploration and naval ...

Alessandro Fillari



Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is a fine upgrade photo
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is a fine upgrade
by Chris Carter

When Liberation was released on the PlayStation Vita, I heartily enjoyed the opportunity to play Assassin's Creed on the go. Aveline was a great addition to the franchise, and it showed that Ubisoft could actually handle a heroine with grace.

It wasn't a flawless experience however, as it had a number of frame-rate issues among a few other technical hiccups, mostly due to the fact that it was crammed onto a portable. Here we are over a year later with the HD port, and although some of the problems confusingly remain, the overall package is a much stronger effort.

In other words, you could say the original has become...liberated.

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5:15 PM on 01.09.2014

Uh, the Writers Guild Award game nominees are weird

The Writers Guild Awards has been giving games writing awards for a number of years now. I'm always confused. Past winners include Dead Head Fred, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Un...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Assassin's Creed Liberation looks way better in HD

Assassin's Creed Liberation is making the jump from handheld to consoles and PC. Liberation HD is completely remastered visually, and Ubisoft released some new screenshots to show off how much prettier the game looks. Otherwi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 12.20.2013

It's never a good idea to steal Mario's power-ups

Three iconic videogame heroes try to take on Mario with his own weapons. They should have known better than to cross the master.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:15 AM on 12.19.2013

Assassin's Creed IV just got a PhysX patch on the PC

If you were thinking that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag needed more smoke, then you are in luck. An update just came out on the PC that adds PhysX support, so the particle effects can be more complex. In Black Flag this me...

Joshua Derocher







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Review: Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry
by Chris Carter

Assassin's Creed IV was quite the ride. Bringing new meaning to the phrase "a pirate's life for me," it was such a step up from the third entry that many fans are now clamoring for a full-on pirate spinoff series.

Honestly? I wouldn't mind that one bit, so long as it was every other year -- Black Flag was that good. Until that day comes however you can enjoy an additional campaign compliments of Edward's former Quartermaster.

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1:15 PM on 12.16.2013

AC:IV DLC trailer remembers the concept of freedom

While the Assassin's Creed IV main story focused on a protagonist who was concerned about the pirate life and accumulating wealth, the single player DLC explores a more moving subject -- social justice. Of course, such ...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 12.09.2013

Assassin's Creed IV multiplayer DLC sets sail tomorrow

Ubisoft's adding a bit of clout to the Assassin's Creed IV multiplayer roster tomorrow. Blackbeard, arguably the most influential and notorious of pirates, will be made available for download as a playable multiplayer fi...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 12.08.2013

The Assassin's Creed IV artbook is beautiful

Black Flag was quite the Assassin's Creed game. Scratch that -- it was quite the pirate simulator, that often times made us forget that it was part of the up and down franchise that so many people have given up on o...

Chris Carter



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Review: Assassin's Creed: Pirates
by Chris Carter

When Black Flag was first announced, it never really hit me at how great an open-world pirate game could really be. Since so many past iterations were comfortable with walling off players in mini-sandboxes rather than letting them run free, Assassin's Creed IV really scratched that itch so many people had been longing for.

The mobile spinoff Assassin's Creed: Pirates doesn't offer that same sense of freedom, but it captures the essence of sailing around causing general debauchery just fine. You'll spend the entire game in your ship, but if you loved that aspect of Assassin's Creed IV, you're probably going to like Pirates.

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4:30 PM on 12.06.2013

Ubisoft survey gauges interest in non-AC pirate game

IGN has gotten its hands on a Ubisoft survey that covers what players want out of the future of the Assassin's Creed series. More interesting than that, however, is talk of a theoretical non-AC pirate game, with questions abo...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 12.04.2013

Assassin's Creed IV's story DLC is dropping this month

Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry DLC, which deals with first mate Adewale's mission to free as many slaves as he can, will drop on December 17th. Taking place a few years after the core story, Freedom Cry is a mini...

Chris Carter

3:45 PM on 12.03.2013

The Core no more, Come check out the Video Game Clubhouse

You guys may remember a little show Spencer and I did having something to do with cores over on our twitch channel. You don't? Good because that show isn't around anymore. It has changed, evolved and mutated into something be...

Phil