Hey guys, so we have ourselves a new trailer for next installment of Ubisofts cash cow franchise, Assassn’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Take a look.
Now, an Assassin’s Creed game wouldn’t be what it is without it giving it’s fans a little bit of a history lesson, and Black Flag seems to be no different.
I really like what they did with this trailer by giving the history of piracy, and what had happened to these British privateers that made them revert to becoming ruthless pirates and playing by their own rules.
Since the announcement trailer we knew that Blackbeard would be a major character in the game, but now we know that other notable pirates like Calico Jack and Charles Vane will play a part as well, which is pretty cool. Everybody knows who Blackbeard is, some may not know about any others like that, but that’s what the AC franchise does well with basing their games during real historical events.
What do you guys think about the AC history lesson? Cool? Not Cool?
Hey guys, got some news today concerning Assassin’s Creed.
First of all, some stuff in regards to the upcoming DLC, “The Tyranny of King Washington.”
As you may know, “The Tyranny of King Washington” takes us into an alternate reality in which George Washington, the hero of the American Revolution, has become the evil king of America, and the only one who can stop him is a Mohawk by the name of Ratonhnhake:ton. (I’m just gonna call him Connor).
Here’s the reveal trailer that was released at this past years Video Game Awards.
And this next trailer showcases the new Connor.
By the looks of it, the reality that this story takes place in will portray Connor as if he never interacted with General Washington during the war an played no part in his victory over the British. But we will see. “The Tyranny of King Washington” will be available to download February 19th.
Now, in other Assassin’s Creed news. Ubisoft has stated that the next installment in the franchise is in development and is set to release within the next fiscal year. Along with that, Ubisoft also announced that the new title will feature and new Assassin, a new setting, and a new time period.
On one side, I’m a little bummed that Connor is getting the Altair treatment and getting one exclusive game in the series. But at the same time, I’m excited to see where the franchise is going. Early rumors are that the next installment will take place in ancient China, which will be pretty cool, but we will just have to wait and see.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Laters!
What up?!?! Here’s what’s going on.
Well, Assassin’s Creed 3 is OUT!!! So go pick up a copy. As I am typing this, I have not been able to pick up a copy. But that’s a whole other thing. So last week I gave you the UK Launch trailer for the game. This week I have the US launch trailer! Which rules!!
Oh man is that gorgeous! Seriously, go get this game!
Alright. Halo news. We are officially less than a week away from the release of Halo 4! I talked about this on this weeks episode, and here it is if you haven’t seen it yet: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 4!! Now with live action Master Chief!
Now, as you may or may not have heard(lets face it, if you listen to our show, you’ve heard), Disney has bought Lucasfilms, and all the properties associated with it, including Lucasarts. So yeah, Disney will be making Star Wars now. We’ll se what happens there. Now, some of you gamers out there might be wondering now what the future of Star Wars 1313 will be. Well, don’t worry, the development of 1313 will not be affected by Disney’s latest purchase.
Finally, for those who have not heard, we are having a contest! Here’s your chance to win a copy of Red vs Blue Season 10 on Blu Ray!! Here’s all you have to do!
Send a tweet of your favorite Red vs Blue line to @oldmanbittergal, include the hashtag, #ombgcontest with your tweet….AND THAT’S IT!! It’s easy!
That’s it for now! Later!
Well guys, we are a week away from Assassin’s Creed 3, and I’m very excited! All of the trailers and behind the scenes videos have been leading up to this, and I’ve got a couple more videos to tide us over until next Tuesday.
First of all, I’ve got a fan film made by a group called Corridor Digital, inspired by the Assassin’s Creed 3 trailer. It’s very well made. Check it out!
The ending was kinda cheesy, I know, but the actor they got to play Connor really got his moves down well.
Next, I’ve got the launch trailer for AC3. Check it!
Next, I’ve got the opening cinematic for the game, which gives us a refresher course of Desmond’s journey for those who haven’t played any of the previous titles. Check it out!
Finally I have a television commercial for the game that features Connor writing the Declaration of Independence while taking down some Red Coats and Templars. Pretty cool stuff. Here it is!
That’s it for Assassin’s Creed. Now we move on to Halo 4! As you know, we are a mere two weeks away from the release of Halo 4! For those who haven’t seen the launch trailer, entitled “Scanned,” or the latest episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, check out the blog I posted last Friday!
Now, a new trailer has been released for Bioshock: Infinite! Not only does it give a little bit of insight into the story, but we also have a release date! Check it out here!
Very cool. Bioshock has always been a franchise that has intrigued me. And Infinite is looking to be no exception to that. City in the sky? I mean come on!
Lastly, as I said in the title, there’s gonna be an added bonus to this weeks video game news. And it has nothing to do with video games.
Well, the first official trailer for Iron Man 3 has been released!! AND IT’S AWESOME!!!! Check! This! Out!
Awesome! I really can’t wait to see how they are going to bring the Extremis story to life and still make it grounded in reality. Does it seem a little Dark Knight Rises-ish? Yes. But overall, Iron Man 3 looks pretty intense.
Anyway, that’s it for now. Later!
…..I’m back!! Sorry, after watching that trailer I had to go change my pants. Oh my God! Halo has been known to have pretty epic launch trailers, but this one takes the cake. Live action. We see Master Chief as a child being taken from his family to be put into the Spartan Program. The Promethians. Just awesome!
Also, we have Part 3 of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. And here it is!
I can’t wait to see live action Master Chief in action in the next episode! And how badass was that Elite!!
That’s all I got for now! Later!
Sup guys? Here’s what’s going on this week!
Lets start off with some Halo news shall we?
Well, part 2 of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was released this past Friday! In my opinion, they should just let 343 Industries make a Halo movie already, because this miniseries has just been amazing so far. For those who don’t know, Forward Unto Dawn is a miniseries that serves as a primer for Halo 4. It follows Thomas Lasky, a young cadet in the UNSC CAMS cadet school. During that time, the Covenant invades the school, and the Master Chief shows up to help Lasky and his fellow cadets come together as a group and fend off the Covenant forces. Fast forward to Halo 4, and it’s now Captain Lasky who finds Master Chief on the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn. Anyway, here’s episode two of the miniseries!
Did anyone else see the bald guy during the fight in the mess hall? If you did, then you caught a special cameo appearance by Halo franchise director, Frank O ‘Connor! So good eyes!
Along with Forward Unto Dawn, IGN has also been releasing video walkthroughs of the various multiplayer maps in Halo 4. Here’s one for the map called, “Meltdown.”
In other news, it looks as though Domino will be making an appearance in the upcoming Marvel/High Moon game featuring everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool! For those who don’t remember, back at this years San Diego Comic Con, Marvel and High Moon announced a Deadpool game! Here’s the announcement trailer!
As some of you may know, New York Comic Con was this past weekend…and Deadpool decided to show up and have a little fun. Luckily, he had a video camera and recorded the whole thing!
Well that was fun!
On to Assassin’s Creed 3 stuff! We are less than 2 weeks away from the release of Assassin’s Creed 3, and I’m so excited!! IGN has made a behind the scenes video that showcase the wilderness and terrain that Connor will be traversing in the game.
Very cool, you can see the inspiration from Red Dead Redemption in this making of video.
Finally, we have a good look at the multiplayer aspect of AC3. Check it out!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now! Till next time! Later!
Sup guys? Here’s what’s been going on in the video game world over the past week.
First of all, as you can see in the nifty artwork at the top of my article, the first peace of DLC to come with the season pass for Assassin’s Creed 3 will be a single player mission entitled, “The Tyranny of King Washington.” This will take place in an alternate reality in which George Washington, the hero of the American Revolution, actually decided to become king of the newly independent union. And he becomes a tyrannical king at that. Now, it’s up to our new assassin, Connor, who helped during the revolution, to bring down the evil King of the United States. I, for one, am very intrigued by the concept of this mission. As you may or may not know from US History, George Washington was offered the title of “King” after the Revolution but he declined saying that the new union would not be ruled by a king. I love how Ubisoft puts twists on actual historical events.
Anyway, in other Assassin’s Creed news, there’s been a new trailer released that shows some of Connor’s back story. Him as a child having his village destroyed, to him being trained to become an assassin. And here it is.
Very cool stuff.
Alright, on to Halo 4. Well, to be more specific, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Yes, the miniseries made it’s premier last Friday. And here is episode 1!
I’m digging this series so far. And I really enjoyed the Master Chief teaser at the beginning of the episode and I really can’t wait to see a live action Master Chief!
In other Halo 4 news, I mentioned the other week that the Flood will be making it’s return in Halo 4. When that was originally announced, all we had was a screenshot. Now we have a gameplay demo thanks to the guys at IGN! Enjoy.
Ok, now some stuff that has nothing to do with Assassin’s Creed or Halo 4. Well, it seems that the hit game Angry Birds is going to a galaxy far, far away. Yes, on November, 8th, there will be an Angry Birds Star Wars game. And here’s the teaser trailer for it.
Yep. That’s happening.
Finally, so last week was the release of Resident Evil 6. I was looking forward to this game. It looks great both visually and gameplay wise, and the story looks pretty cool too. It seems that both the stories of Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield will intertwine as they take one both the classic T-Virus zombies we know from the first few RE games, and the crazy parasitic foes we know from recent titles. I haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy, but here’s the launch trailer for the game!
Man. I forgot how good that trailer is. I really wanna pick up a copy now.
Anyway, that’s it for now! Check back next time for more stuff!
Sup guys? Here’s what we got this week in video game land!
First, another trailer for Assassin’s Creed 3. This time, we get a little history lesson about the famous Boston Tea Party. And apparently, our protagonist, Connor, plays part in the first form of defiance from the Colonist to King George in dumping the outrageously taxed tea into the Boston Harbor. Check out the trailer below.
In other Assassin’s Creed news, Ubisoft has announced that they will be releasing an Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Trilogy. Which is exactly what it sounds like. There will be a collection of AC games that will be the Ezio Trilogy, so it will include: Assassin’s Creed 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations. The only thing is, it’s only going to be released for the Playstation 3. I’m a little irritated by that. I already own the Ezio Trilogy myself, but for those who don’t and are 360 gamers like myself, that’s a bit of a jip. But what can you do? The Ezio Trilogy will be released for the PS3 on November 13th.
BioWare has also jumped on board with releasing collections of their successful franchises. They have just announced that they will be releasing a Mass Effect Collection. Which will include Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3. This will mark the first time that the first Mass Effect being available to play on the PC and PS3. But while the PC and 360 versions of the trilogy will be released on November 6th, the PS3 versions has yet to be given a release date.
Finally, in Halo 4 news, the Flood will be making a return in Halo 4. As of right now, not in the campaign, but in a multiplayer type. There will be a new multiplayer game in Halo 4 simply called, The Flood. So we will see what happens there. That’s pretty exciting if you ask me.
Well, thats all for now. See ya next time!
Hey guys, there may be some cool stuff with games out there. But lets face it. None of that matters with Assassin’s Creed 3 and Halo 4 on the way. There’s no need to even look at other games.
With that said, Borderlands 2 is out. I know last week I said that it came out….but I was wrong. SO SUE ME!! Well, Borderlands 2 is in fact out today. For those of you who enjoyed the first installment, go out and get the sequel.
Now, on to cooler video game news. Like I said on this weeks episode, the Wii U has a release date and price points. Listen to this weeks episode to find all of that out.
In Assassin’s Creed 3 news, the achievement list for AC3 has been released. And here’s that!
Rude Awakening (10 points) – Re-Enter the Animus.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (20 points) – Open the Temple Door and learn Desmond’s fate.
Mystery Guest (20 points) – Complete Sequence 1 & 2.
How D’ya Like Them Apples (20 points) – Complete Sequence 3.
Heroes are Born (20 points) – Complete Sequence 4.
The Day the Templars Cried (20 points) – Complete Sequence 5.
Tea is for Englishmen (20 points) – Complete Sequence 6.
The Whites of Their Eyes (20 points) – Complete Sequence 7.
Caged Wolf (20 points) – Complete Sequence 8.
Two if by Sea (20 points) – Complete Sequence 9.
Grim Expectations (20 points) – Complete Sequence 10.
Difficult End (20 points) – Complete Sequence 11.
The Sum of Truth (50 points) – Complete Sequence 12.
Perfectionist (50 points) – Complete 100% of all main mission constraints.
An Extraordinary Man (10 points) – Complete the Encyclopedia of the Common Man.
Patent Not Pending (10 points) – Craft one of Franklin’s inventions to decorate your Manor.
House Party (10 points) – Recruit any of the Artisans and see them settled on the Homestead.
A Complete Set (20 points) – See all the optional characters settled at the Homestead.
Original Gamer (20 points) – Win a game of Fanorona, Morris and Bowls on the Homestead.
Bring Down the House (20 points) – Explore Fort Wolcott.
Kidd Gloves (30 points) – Uncover the mystery of Oak Island.
All Washed Up (40 points) – Complete all Naval Missions aboard the Aquila.
Entrepreneur, not Pirate! (20 points) – Complete all 12 Privateer Contracts.
Tumblehome (10 points) – Upgrade the Aquila.
By Invitation Only (20 points) – Be invited to join a Club.
In Good Standing (30 points) – Complete all challenges for any of the Clubs.
Man of the People (20 points) – Liberate all districts in Boston OR New York.
Monopoly Man (10 points) – Send a convoy to Boston, New York and the Frontier.
Blowing in the Wind (20 points) – Retrieve every page for one of Ben Franklin’s Almanacs.
Completionist (50 points) – Complete ALL progress tracker grid entries.
Multitasking (20 points) – Complete 50% of the Progress Tracker entries.
Spit Roast (20 points) – Perform a double assassination using a musket.
Circus Act (10 points) – Kill 15 guards with a single cannon shot.
Predator (10 points) – Hang 5 enemies by using rope darts.
Prince of Thieves (10 points) – Loot a convoy without killing any of its guards.
Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye! (10 points) – Block a firing line 5 times by using a human shield.
Jager Bomb (20 points) – After becoming fully Notorious, kill 10 Jagers before losing your notoriety.
Magna cumLaude (20 points) – Have a Trainee reach the Assassin Rank.
Coureur des Bois (10 points) – Exchange undamaged pelts at all different general stores.
Eye Witness (10 points) – Witness a predator killing an enemy.
Fin (30 points) – Complete each of the epilogue missions unlocked after the credits roll.
Abstergo Entertainment (10 points) – Reach level 20 in the multiplayer mode.
Hunter/Killer (20 points) – Reach sequence 10 in a map on Wolfpack multiplayer mode.
Winning Team (20 points) – Be on the winning team at the end of a multiplayer game session.
Personalized (10 points) – Customize your multiplayer Profile and Character.
The Truth Will Out (20 points) – Unlock a hacked version of one of the Abstergo videos in the story quest.
Four Secret Achievements
Along with the achievement list, there has also been a series of behind the scenes videos being made for AC3. Check them out! Because they are awesome!
Can’t wait for the four installment of this behind the scenes series.
Now, last week I showed you guys a making of Halo 4 ViDoc that featured the inside of Master Chief and Cortana. This week I give you the next installment of The Making of Halo 4. Return of the Forerunners. This episode goes inside the creation and logic behind the new enemy types in Halo 4, The Prometheons. Check it!
So there you have it for this week. Check back next week for more news!