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4:31 PM on 10.31.2013

Ubisoft cancels uPlay passport, effectively immediately

Ubisoft's version of the online pass, designed to gate people out of online play unless they purchase a game new, is officially dead. The publisher has confirmed this on their blog, noting that due to customer complaints, you...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 10.30.2013

Assassin's Creed IV DLC is exclusive to PlayStation

A PlayStation 4 video from a few days ago suggested Assassin's Creed IV's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4-exclusive DLC would be timed, exclusive for only six months. This is not the case. Ubisoft confirmed to Eurogamer that ...

Steven Hansen



Contest: Win The Art of Assassin's Creed IV! photo
Contest: Win The Art of Assassin's Creed IV!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Blazergamer112, MikeDoesntKnow, and Scield!]

Ahoy! Our mateys at Titan Books have given us three copies of The Art of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to give out to arrrrr wonderful community! This gorgeous hard-cover features locations and characters from the upcoming high-seas adventure, and you can plunder yourself a copy right now!

To enter, just leave a comment below ya bilge rats! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:59pm Pacific (that's an ocean!) to enter. The contest is open to anyone in North America (even though we have no high seas here).

Good luck, ye scurvy dogs! (Because pirates.)

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Less is more: Assassin's Creed IV and the modern world photo
Less is more: Assassin's Creed IV and the modern world
by Chris Carter

[Editor's Note: Our copy of Assassin's Creed IV came in late and, as a result, the review by Conrad Zimmerman will be tardy as well. We hope this piece by Chris will help tide you over.]

It turns out Ubisoft made good on its promise to not shove the modern day portion of Assassin's Creed IV down your throat. Throughout my time with the game, there are only a scant few portions that require you to venture outside of the exciting, debauchery-filled life of Edward Kenway, and into the present day.

But you know what? I actually spent a lot more time in it that I had initially planned, because the developers made an interesting call -- they made the real world sub-plot ancillary to the core game. And it was the right choice.

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3:00 AM on 10.29.2013

Assassin's Creed IV hints at future locations in-game

Throughout Assassin's Creed IV you'll have the chance to leave the life of pirate Edward Kenway behind, and explore a giant Abstergo complex in the real world. Periodically, you'll come across cryptic emails, files, and artwo...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 10.26.2013

Sony DLC for ACIV Black Flag & Watch Dogs timed exclusive

Exclusives are never truly exclusives these days. In a recent trailer showcasing the PlayStation 4, a disclaimer seen at the bottom of the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs portion of the video confirms tha...

Wesley Ruscher

8:30 AM on 10.24.2013

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD hitting the PSN in January

[Update: Ubisoft has officially confirmed January 14th for the PS3, January 15th for the PC, and "Early 2014" for the Xbox 360.] Aveline will get another chance to wow Assassin's Creed fans with the upcoming release Liberati...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 10.19.2013

Blackbeard comes to life in this Assassin's Creed IV film

The Internet loves making live-action shorts based on Assassin's Creed, and this new one from Corridor Digital is pretty damn amazing. This one sees the "heroes" of Assassin's Creed IV take on a greedy merchant.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 10.15.2013

AC:IV release dates altered for synchronous global launch

Ubisoft has decided that Europeans shouldn't have to wait any longer than the people in North America to play its upcoming swashbuckling adventure game, so the European release date for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag o...

Brett Makedonski

10:15 AM on 10.10.2013

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag DLC not coming to Wii U

If you're a DLC loving person, you might want to get Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for another platform, as Ubisoft has confirmed that the DLC won't be coming to the Wii U. According to what they told GamesBeat, the Wii U w...

Dale North

6:00 PM on 10.08.2013

How Super Mario 64 influenced Assassin's Creed IV

We've talked a lot about Assassin's Creed IV over the year, and it's not much longer now until the full game is released for all the major platforms. There's a ton of new stuff, so what's director on Black Flag Ashraf Ismail'...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



The open ocean makes Assassin's Creed feel fresh again photo
The open ocean makes Assassin's Creed feel fresh again
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

I recently got to play a solid few hours of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and was able to do whatever I wanted, outside of the select core missions Ubisoft wanted to specifically show off. There was a lot to do, but I wanted to focus specifically the open ocean world and how you'll be interacting with it here.

Why? Because it was easily my favorite new feature for the Assassin's Creed series due to it being something fresh and different. Plus I liked ramming my big ship into tiny little ships because I'm the best pirate ever.

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1:30 PM on 10.08.2013

AC IV is getting a season pass because of course it is

Safe to file under "news that's sure to shock absolutely nobody," Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will receive a season pass. The season pass, which will go for $20, covers a range of content,...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 AM on 10.05.2013

Assassin's Creed Heritage Collection hits Europe Nov 8

Ubisoft will be releasing a bundle of five Assassin's Creed games for Europe on November 8. The bundle will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Here's what you'll get: Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed II G...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 10.03.2013

You'll need a 64-bit OS to play Watch Dogs on PC

[Update: Watch Dogs graphics technical director Sebastien Viard has stated on Twitter that the system specs that went out on the Uplay site and made the rounds today are not correct. The real ones, which are supposed to be lo...

Jordan Devore





3:00 AM on 10.02.2013

Assassin's Creed IV's Lethal Pirate Edition detailed

Not interested in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Limited Edition? Well how does the Lethal Pirate Edition fancy you? It's available exclusively through Amazon, and here's what you get for $69.99: Assassin's Creed IV Blac...

Hamza CTZ Aziz