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 Former Assassin’s Creed enthusiast Mark Butler explains why his love for the serious has now been replaced by weary boredom.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

Rayman Legends Revelation – Great For Most Gamers, Terrible For Wii U Owners

It’s been announced that colourful platforming sequel Rayman Legends – widely considered to be a key highlight of the Wii U’s line-up – will now no longer be a Nintendo exclusive. And the game has also had its release date pushed back to September as a result. Ubisoft have decided to release the title on the PS3 and Xbox360, with the Wii U version – previously set for sale later this month – now delayed considerably... Read More

Opinion: Why The American Revolution Setting Wasn’t Right For Assassin’s Creed III

Dan Jenko enjoyed his time with Ubisoft’s open-world blockbuster – but feels its setting of 18th century America didn’t live up to the series’ previous standards. Here, he explains why. Let’s get one thing out of the way first – I absolutely adore Assassin’s Creed III. It takes the series to new heights in terms of narrative, gameplay and presentation, and as an overall package is an undoubtedly a favourite for 2012’s... 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

Game News: Assassin’s Creed 3 Features Personalised Base – And Mentor Called ‘Achilles’

Fresh details about Assassin’s Creed 3’s campaign have emerged, with the revelation that the Revolutionary War-set epic will feature a personalised base known as the ‘Homestead’ and a veteran assassin mentor named Achilles. In a new preview now online at Eurogamer, associate producer Julien Laferrière explains that the Homestead is “our take on the American Dream”, and that it allows you to “build your own... Read More

Game News: Ubisoft Have Abandoned Always-Online DRM

In a move that will be music to the ears of gamers everywhere, Ubisoft’s head of online services has revealed that the company has radically reversed its policy in the last year with regard to PC gaming – and that always-online DRM for Ubisoft games is no more. Speaking to Rock Paper Shotgun, Stephanie Perotti explained: “We have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a... Read More

Game News: Ubisoft CEO Says “We’ve Been Penalized By The Lack Of New Consoles”

The next-gen consoles may be finally rolling into view, but it’s been an unusually long console generation these past 7 or 8 years – and Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot believes that game companies and ultimately gamers have suffered as a result.  “We have been penalized by the lack of new consoles on the market,” he said, in an interview with Gamasutra.” I understand the manufacturers don’t want them... Read More

Opinion: Top 5 Disappointments of E3 2012

There were plenty of exciting announcements and entertaining highs at this year’s E3 gaming showcase – but there were also a number of crushing, deflating lows. Having taken in the good, the bad and the ugly while covering the event for FMV Magazine, Jonathan Szafran presents his selection of the five biggest E3 flops…   Musical Performances To introduce their new Dance Central title, Harmonix thought it would be a good idea... Read More

Game News: Rayman Legends Trailer Leaked

The follow-up to 2011’s hit platformer Rayman Origins has been revealed via a leaked trailer, offering juicy details about both the new game and the capabilities of the Wii U. This confirms that Ubisoft are indeed working on a new title entitled ‘Rayman Legends’, and the trailer features gameplay similar to Rayman Origins, including the beautiful environments and fast-paced platforming that made the game a critical and commercial success. The... Read More

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