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Assassin’s Creed Humble Bundle Offers The Stabby Stabby

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Ubisoft has partnered with Humble Bundle for their latest sneak attack – the Humble Assassin’s Creed Bundle. Offering up the 2007 original plus the 2D side scrolling “Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles” titles for just a buck provides entertainment you can’t really hide from. To find out what the Templar’s are up to you might want to spring for the BTA tier – which includes the 2009 classic Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Liberation. For something a little more modern consider the $15 tier – which includes 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Here is the full breakdown of all of the tiers and the games that they include:

$1 USD Tier 

  • Assassin’s Creed (2007)
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy

Beat The Average Tier 

  • Assassin’s Liberation HD
  • Assassin’s Creed III + DLC
  • Assassin’s Creed II

$15 Tier 

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity

This bundle will be available will be available for the next two weeks.


Microsoft Reveals ‘Xbox Live Ultimate Sale’

Posted on July 2, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Not to be outdone by Sony’s own online sale, Microsoft has revealed their roster of discounted games for July ’13. Headlining all of this is a massive one day sale on some of 2012’s best games including Far Cry 3,  Max Payne 3, Borderlands 2 and Assassins Creed III. Considering the most expensive of these is $20, and several of them are priced at just $10 – be prepared to empty your wallet. The Bioware games are worth the price of entry alone, you’re guaranteed to get at least a few dozen hours out of them!

If you’re looking to save on some older games on the cheap Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect and Prey are all $5, along with some other vintage 360 titles.

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New Assassin’s Creed III Patch Is Live

Posted on December 18, 2012 by Joshua Rust

I won’t lie, Assassin’s Creed III is amazing and buggy. Those two words don’t normally mesh and in order to take the buggy part out of the equation, Ubisoft has released a patch that fixes a bunch of stuff today!

Single Player
Global Fixes
– Couriers will now appear more often in Boston and New York

– Fixed a bug where consumables would not be restored properly after playing a naval mission

– Fixed a bug where multiple copies of heralds or paper boys could be spawned at the same spot

– Fixed a bug where printer shops icons could appear on the map even if the player is not notorious

– Fixed a bug where the 2nd equipped pistol could disappear after a loading

– Fixed a bug where the player could fall through the map if he went through a city gate on horseback while in conflict

– Fixed a crash when the player uses the rope dart on a horse from above

– Fixed horse glitch

– Fixed inventory messages that kept being displayed after every reload if the player had completed some missions

– Fixed various crashes

– Forced subtitles to be displayed for off-camera voices like some tutorials and end of sequence transitions

– Made sure to stop tavern music when exiting taverns
SEQUENCE 1 – A DEADLY PERFORMANCE: fixed a music glitch by making a cinematic not skippable
SEQUENCE 4 – FEATHERS AND TREES : fixed another case where optional objective “Do not touch the ground or water” could fail for no good reason
SEQUENCE 6 – ON JOHNSON’S TRAIL: fixed a bug where sometimes Adams and Revere could be missing, preventing the player from starting the mission
SEQUENCE 7 – LEXINGTON AND CONCORD: fixed a bug where the player could stay stuck on the road while on horseback at a specific spot on the mission’s path
EPILOGUE – Fixed Animus Synching gameplay that could get stuck
Side Quests

– Boston Brawlers: clearer message after beating all ex-champions, stating that you need to go back to Boston

– Boston Underground: fixed a bug where exploded barrels could come back if you re-entered through the South Commons entrance.

– Boston Underground: fixed a bug where Haytham could never use the North Port entrance

– Liberation Missions: added unfogging of the map when the player gets near a liberation event, to make sure the icon will be revealed in case the player doesn’t complete it and wants to come back later.

– New York Liberation Missions: fixed a few cases where the player could get to the event’s icon but nothing would happen.

– New York Underground, fixed a bug where the player would be teleported at the center of New York if he declined to enter the underground through the South Market entrance.

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Ubisoft’s U-Play App Now Available on Nintendo E-Shop

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Yesterday, Ubisoft officially released the U-Play app and is now available through the Nintendo Wii-U’s EShop. When the user downloads and installs the application, the user will need to enter a username and password to access special features upon using the application.

Some of the features the user has access to are information of games that Ubisoft releases, rewards, achievements and other content. Some of the content, however is still locked like U-Play TV, friends, and even more interestingly enough the the U-Play shop. When checking the Ubisoft website, these features are listed as Coming Soon.

Some of the games having already been released that work with the new app are Assassin’s Creed III, Raving Rabbids, and ZombiU.

Source: Polygon.


Wii U: Assassin’s Creed III

Posted on November 24, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Being a fan of the franchise of Assassin’s Creed III, it was so hard to wait for the Wii U version. I finally got the time to play the game and beat it within a short time. It’s been a while (see: year) since we have seen what the Assassins were up to since Ezio’s stories ended. Well, after Juno took over Desmond and showed him the end of Ezio’s storyline, we have been waiting to see what the new guy, Connor, will be like.

It should be noted that this isn’t a review. It is merely feedback of Assassin’s Creed III on the Wii U. I will be discussing how the game plays using the Wii U GamePad and the Pro Controller. On that note, let’s talk about the Wii U version.Read More


Wii U: The Next Generation is Here! Part One

Posted on November 23, 2012 by Jason Bassett

It’s finally here.

Nintendo finally launched its brand new console and I have spent a week drooling and playing on it for the last week now. It’s only been five days, but other than my day job, I have done nothing but use every bit of the console since its release on November 18, 2012. From the consumers lining up at Gamestops across the US to the heart aching 5GB update, users all over the US are now falling in love with the system. The Wii U is unique with its gamepad controller that acts as a tablet and it has brought some interesting ways to play games like Assassin’s Creed III, but the real games to try are ZombiU and Nintendo Land. From here on out, I will be speaking about my experiences with both the Wii U GamePad and the Pro Controller, along with the aforementioned video games above. Read More


Assassin’s Creed III | Review

Posted on November 19, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Very few instances in American history have a greater importance or significance than the Revolutionary War. It marks a time when the colonists stood up to their motherland and fought for freedom and independence. We all know the story… or do we? What if there was a more sinister plot that the history books left out? What if the Templars & Assassins secretly altered history for what they believed was the true vision of America? I can’t think of a better point in history to bring one of the most intriguing fictional storylines in gaming today.

Without ruining too much of the opening sequences, you start out as Haytham Kenway which isn’t the actual main protagonist of Assassin’s Creed III. It’s a change of pace for the series and will probably surprise most when the plot comes to fruition. Fans of Desmond will be pleased to find out that he is also still controllable during certain stages of the game. As for how Conner, the Assassin, ties into the plot of things–well the people at Ubisoft did a fantastic job of giving you a reason for vengeance as you will see through the early game progression. The plot is actually very well written. It’s filled with twists and turns and plays out nicely if you stick around to see the end.

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Assassin’s Creed III Trailer: Maps, Perks, & Characters

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Assassin’s Creed III is nearly here. If you’re anything like us, the impending release is driving you crazy. My opinion is that Ubisoft started off with a great idea with the first game. From there, each new game has only gotten more expansive and more impressive.

Ubisoft has released a trailer showing off some of the mulitplayer for Assassin’s Creed III. Including some of the maps you will play on, as well as the playable characters and their perks. Check it out!

For the US:

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For the UK:

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Don’t ask me why, but Ubisoft decided to region lock their videos…hence the two different videos above. Assassin’s Creed III is poised to strike October 30th! Requiescat In Pace.


Sony Holiday Showcase: AC III Naval Combat Impressions

Posted on October 10, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

AC III’s demo opened with Connor decked out in traditional naval wear navigating the high seas on a clear sunny afternoon. When we first put our hands on the wheel it really felt like we set to navigate the high seas, seagulls flew overhead and the clouds parted allowing the sun to shine. Little did we know we were in for a harsh ride as we navigated the choppy sea tracking down enemy ships. Trailing these ships from behind we eventually caught up to our various targets, and that is where the real fun began.

The seas became rough and choppy as we rolled alongside our target with a storm raging. The amount of work Ubisoft has put into the water physics, boat movement and weather effects is damn impressive. There are full naval combat games that don’t feature physics this impressive. As our craft soared along side the various targets both shipped open fired using their side-mounted cannons. As the crew braced for impact, a command that Connor can execute using the face buttons, we crossed our fingers that our vessel would hold out.

Our brief demo ended with Conor and company boarding their last target.  As NPCs grabbed hooks and muskets the screen faded to black as the ropes smacked against the deck of the enemy ship. Our time with AC3’s naval combat was short but left us wanting more.


Assassin’s Creed III Trailer Sinks Your Battleship

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Assassin’s Creed III. What more can you really say about this game? The franchise has evolved into one of the most popular franchises out there. It seems with each new installment in the Assassin’s Creed games Ubisoft is always trying to implement new ideas.

This time it’s Naval Warfare and we have a trailer to show off to you!


Assassin’s Creed III brings the fight to your doorstep October 30th, 2012. We can’t wait!


AC3, Far Cry and WiiU Headline Ubisoft’s PAX Prime Line up

Posted on August 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The 2012 edition of PAX Prime, the Penny Arcade Expo, is set to take the gaming world by storm in just a week’s time. Ubisoft among other developers will be on the show floor with their latest games for late 2012 and early ’13..

Several unique experiences await attendees including the ability to go hands on Assassin’s Creed III a full two months before release. They can also check out ZombieU, the upcoming survival horror title for the Nintendo Wiiu, as well as Far Cry 3 and Rayman Legends. By pre-ordering any of the mention titles fans can score an exclusive pre-order T-Shirt.

The full Ubisoft lineup will be available at booths 612, 632 and 832. Are you excited for any of these titles? Let us know in the comments!


New Naval Warfare Trailer For Assassin’s Creed III Sets Sail

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Les Major

It seems like just yesterday I was expressing my excitement over AC3’s naval warfare and today we already have a new trailer for the seafaring combat!

As Connor, you’ll lead your crew through rough waters and into battle against enemy ships. This interests me most of all being a fan of Skies of Arcadia which while AC3 isn’t an RPG, the naval combat tactics of coming alongside your enemy and releasing a barrage of cannon fire ring true. Playing out this kind of engagement sounds fantastic and set in the American Revolution AC3 is shaping up to be an amazing sequel.

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The above trailer contains mature content. Broken Joysticks is not responsible for moderating the content of said trailers, as we use third party video solutions.


Assassin’s Creed III For PC Will Be Stalking Templars Nov 20th

Posted on August 13, 2012 by Les Major

Ubisoft has confirmed there will be a PC release of Assassin’s Creed III in addition to it’s other versions. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are set for a Halloween release of October 31st with the Wii U version following up as a release title for Nintendo’s new console. The PC version will be released November 20th.

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th  century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton,  of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the  Assassins and Templars. The game stars Connor as an Assassin in the war for  liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date.

With an all new game engine and fresh animations not only does it sound like ACIII will be a smoother experience but the American Revolution backdrop looks fantastic with the more we see of the game. Including such amazing new features as naval warfare the sequel is living up to the expectations of improving the franchise with each new release.

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Rumor: Amazon Leaks WiiU Box Art

Posted on August 7, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

There are still a lot of things we don’t know about Nintendo’s upcoming WiiU including the device’s price, how much the games will cost and what their box art will look like. One of these deep burning might have been answered thanks to several Amazon listings.

If the box art listed on Amazon for Avengers Battle for Earth and Assassins Creed III are accurate than the WiiU Box art looks very similar to the GameCube’s box art, color scheme notwithstanding. The supposed WiiU box’s sport a baby blue header with white “Wii U” branding and a yellow border separating the box art image from the header.

If these are real, what are your thoughts, readers? Check out two of the images after the jump.Read More


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