Opinion: Why I Couldn’t Care Less About Assassin’s Creed 4

Speculations and rumours surrounding Assassin’s Creed 4 have been sweeping the web – but not everyone shares the sense of excitement. Former Assassin’s Creed enthusiast Mark Butler explains why his love for the serious has now been replaced by weary boredom. So then – the first details for Assassin’s Creed 4 have seemingly been leaked. Apparently the game will see you take on the role of an 18th century pirate in the... Read More

Opinion: Five Tell-Tale Signs You’ve Been Playing Certain Games Too Long

Ever played a game so much that its core mechanics and features start to make their way into your everyday mindset? Yep, us too. As someone who knows all about the bizarre hilarity of bringing video game fantasy into humdrum reality, Mark Butler looks at five instances where falling in love with famous games can result in some truly odd behaviour. Assassin’s Creed – You want to climb every building you see Immerse yourselves in the free-running,... Read More

Mad Mack: Three Terrible Things About Gaming In 2012

There have been some truly great goings-on in video games this year – but there have also been plenty of loathsome trends and developments too. Armed with his usual blend of dark humour and very strong language, disgruntled gamer Dave ‘Mack’ McConkey takes furious aim at the things that have riled him the most. So here we are. The end of yet another year. And what a year it has been, full of wonder and innovation, with gaming seemingly going... Read More

Game News: Next Assassin’s Creed Could Go To Unexpected Place, Says Creative Director

For years now fans of the Assassin’s Creed series have speculated on which time periods and historic events could play host to future installments. But now Assassin Creed III’s creative director Alex Hutchinson has hinted that developer Ubisoft might be keen to take on a less popular choice of destination for their next adventure. Speaking in an interview with International Business Times, he said: “I think our goal would be to... Read More

Game News: Assassin’s Creed Series To End After Just One Or Two More Games?

The sheer volume of Assassin’s Creed titles in recent times has divided gamers – with some fans of the hugely-popular series hungry for more, and others claiming that it’s simply too much of a good thing. But now – with Assassin’s Creed 3 just around the corner – it has been claimed that there may not be many installments left. In an Ask Me Anything session over at Reddit, an individual claiming to be a Lead Developer... Read More

Opinion: Eight Greatest Success Stories Of This Gaming Generation

With rumours surrounding next-generation’s hardware continuing to fly around the web, Dan Jenko explores the groundbreaking games and franchises that have defined this current console generation. While the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii generation is far from over, we do appear to be getting close to the end of their lifespan. The Wii U is widely-expected to be released by the end of this coming year, and though we’ll definitely have to wait... Read More

Opinion: Assassin’s Creed 3 – Five Potentially Great Settings

With Assassin’s Creed 3 announced and speculation mounting about the game’s protagonist, plot and – perhaps most importantly – its setting, Mark Butler looks at five historical backdrops he’d be happy to see in the next installment. I don’t know about you, but I’m delighted Ubisoft have revealed that the third ‘full’ installment in their popular free-running, stealth-killing series will feature... Read More

Opinion: Critics Should Stop Praising Bad Storytelling

In a world where Gears Of War 3 can be widely-praised for its plot and script, Mark Butler argues that game critics need to have higher standards when it comes to stories. Last week, reports emerged that Uncharted and Last Of Us developer Naughty Dog feel “disheartened” by the praise many games receive for decidedly average plot-construction and story, when they themselves work long and hard to imbue their titles with something a little more... Read More

Opinion: Assassin’s Creed Needs To Broaden Its Horizons

Is Ubisoft’s hit franchise wasting its potential by limiting its historical focus?  Mark Butler argues that the series needs to start embracing new characters and historical settings. And soon… Let’s face it, the set-up for the immensely successful Assassin’s Creed series is an inspired one that immediately fills a day-dreaming mind with all manner of exciting possibilities. The games’ reluctant protagonist, Desmond,... Read More

Gaming News: PS3 gets exclusive Assassin’s Creed Revelations Beta

By Jonathan Szafran Starting September 3rd UbiSoft, developer of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, will be bringing an exclusive multiplayer beta of Assassin’s Creed Revelations to the Playstation 3. Initially, the beta will only be available to Playstation Plus members or those with a UbiSoft Uplay account, but on the 12th the beta will expand to include all other PS3 owners. The beta will include a small offering of Revelation’s full... Read More

Next Page »