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2:30 PM on 12.15.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity season pass owners' free game is coming this week

As an attempt to make amends for the flubbed Assassin's Creed Unity launch, Ubisoft announced last month that it'd grant the Dead Kings story add-on for free to all Unity players. This put out the season p...

Brett Makedonski



The next Assassin's Creed reportedly takes place in Victorian London photo
The next Assassin's Creed reportedly takes place in Victorian London
by Brett Makedonski

The Assassin's Creed franchise goes through a little routine each spring where someone leaks information about the next installment in the series before Ubisoft can properly make the announcement. Tradition's true to form again this time 'round, but it's taking place a bit earlier than usual -- mere weeks after the most recent games were released.

According to Kotaku, it's obtained information and seen footage of the new Assassin's Creed title, which is set in Victorian London. It's either called or simply code-named Victory, and will only appear on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, just like this year's Unity. However, it's said that there's no accompanying game in the works such as Rogue to placate last-gen users.

The primary studio working on Victory is Ubisoft Quebec -- a departure from the Montreal team that usually heads Assassin's Creed titles. Of course, given that this is Ubisoft, it's a certainty that almost every one of its offices across the globe will have some hand in this effort.

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Ubisoft removes Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass from the marketplace photo
Ubisoft removes Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass from the marketplace
by Alessandro Fillari

Earlier this morning, several users on NeoGAF noticed that Steam, PlayStation Network, and other online stores had removed all pages for the Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass, with German games site GamersGlobal claiming that Ubisoft plans to redo its entire post-launch plans for the troubled game. But now, the company has announced it is in fact discontinuing sales of the Season Pass and hopes to remedy the situation.

In a post on the official Unity blog, Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat discussed the state of things and how the company plans to regain consumer trust. In addition to the ceased sales of the Season Pass, holders can expect to receive free content.

"To show our appreciation for your continued support, we're making the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Kings DLC free for everyone," he said. "For Season Pass holders, we will also offer the choice of one additional game from a selection of Ubisoft titles for free." Those are: The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015.

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4:30 PM on 11.21.2014

Ubisoft aims to draw kids into the Assassin's Creed brand

Ubisoft owns one of the most popular videogame properties in Assassin's Creed, but that's not stopping it from trying to extend the series' appeal to an audience that some might frown upon -- children. That's the publisher's ...

Brett Makedonski



We're starting to lose our patience with Ass Creed: Unity photo
We're starting to lose our patience with Ass Creed: Unity
by Bill Zoeker

Max and I are still working our way through the first hour of Assassin's Creed: Unity. I really like re-watching this part of our playthrough because every time I do, I see a new NPC twitching or jostling around. Also, we made jokes about reality television and stuff. 

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3:30 PM on 11.17.2014

Ubisoft outlines the bugs it's killing with third Assassin's Creed Unity patch

Less than a week after release, Ubisoft's already planning and detailing the third of Assassin's Creed Unity's patches. This update is said to be "larger in scope" than the previous patches, and will focus on several problema...

Brett Makedonski

11:54 PM on 11.16.2014

Get an Xbox One online, cheaper than Black Friday prices

Save for gift cards on top, there is parity among Xbox One options on "Black Friday," which actually starts Thursday. Toys 'R' Us, Walmart, Best Buy, Target. It's $330 for an Xbox One with the two new Assassin's Creed ga...

Steven Hansen







We started pondering metaverse theory because AssCreed Unity is boring photo
We started pondering metaverse theory because AssCreed Unity is boring
by Bill Zoeker

Max and I were fighting to stay awake through the beginning of Assassin's Creed Unity, and Max posited a theory that many Ubisoft published games exist in the same universe. Then we saw a fancy boy and a pig and at least had something to joke about for a while.

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We played Assassin's Creed Unity, and it was doomed from the start photo
We played Assassin's Creed Unity, and it was doomed from the start
by Bill Zoeker

Oh boy... Max and I jumped into Assassin's Creed Unity. Max started out cautiously excited at what this new iteration might bring, while I have never been at all interested in the series. It's not long before both of our sentiments landed at the same astonished disappointment. Trust me, it only gets uglier from here.

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Review: Assassin's Creed Rogue photo
Review: Assassin's Creed Rogue
by Brett Makedonski

Ever since its 2007 debut, the Assassin's Creed franchise has been presented as a one-sided affair. Chronicling the persistent struggle between the Assassins and the Templars, Ubisoft has always framed the story casting the former in a positive light. Assassin's Creed Rogue has a new take on that formula, which, in some ways, makes it the most refreshing, thought-provoking, and introspective installment in the series to date.

Unfortunately, it's also the laziest.

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10:15 AM on 11.13.2014

Ubisoft is well aware of Assassin's Creed Unity issues

Assassin's Creed Unity is a bit of a train wreck at the moment. The Parisian playground is plagued with a myriad of glitches, most of which aren't as fun or hilarious as the nightmare fuel pictured above. Understandably, many...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 11.12.2014

Let's watch Assassin's Creed Unity glitch out to the tune of 'Barbie Girl'

Kyle sent me this compilation of Assassin's Creed Unity glitches and, six minutes later, I'm calling it: I've spent more time watching these games mess up than I have playing them. When they screw up, they tend to do so spectacularly. Best glitch happens at 4:26.

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 11.11.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity really nails those next-gen glitches

Or, maybe this guy's not a glitch. Maybe he's an assassin sent with a darker purpose. Maybe he's supposed to infiltrate your nightmares and make sure you never sleep soundly again. Kudos to you, Assassin Brotherhood; you've found a way to inflict a punishment more terrifying than death.

Brett Makedonski



Review: Assassin's Creed Unity photo
Review: Assassin's Creed Unity
by Chris Carter

Assassin's Creed IV was a turning point for the series. While a lot of fans were disappointed by the pointless Revelations and the polarizing Assassin's Creed III, Black Flag delivered everything you could possibly want from Ubisoft, and then some. Fans embarked on quite the adventure with Edward Kenway, and many newcomers even described it as "a pirate game that happens to be Assassin's Creed."

Assassin's Creed Unity doesn't live up to the new standard set by Black Flag, but it's a journey worth taking if you're already into the series, and proves that the franchise is still sustainable.

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8:00 AM on 11.11.2014

Conan O'Brien wants to send AC Unity's assassin right to the orphanage

It sure seems like Conan O'Brien's pumping out a fair number of Clueless Gamer segments lately. I suppose that's what happens in the midst of the madness of the holiday release season and publishers trip over themselves to h...

Brett Makedonski

2:15 PM on 11.10.2014

Ubisoft's upcoming releases back on Steam (except in the UK)

Last week, Ubisoft pulled its upcoming games--F4r Cry, Assassin's Creed Unity, and The Crew--from Steam. This allowed me to roll with a headline, "Going hard in the Uplaynt," a play on "going hard in the paint" and ...

Steven Hansen