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PlayStation Network Flash Sale Brings Discounts On AAA Titles

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony has surprised fans with an Easter Weekend flash sale across all three platforms on the PlayStation Network. Several AAA tittles including multiple collections of remastered games are discounted up to 80%. If you missed out on playing the Uncharted Collection, the Prototype remasters or last years BioShock collection then you can snag them up while they’re all heavily discounted. If you are more of a portable fan there are far less deals that seem appealing, at least to me – the three exceptions being Crypt of the Necro-Dancer, Geometry Wars 3 and Shiren The Wanderer.

Over 100+ items have been discounted so I neglected to list them all in this post. Below are the deals that stood out to me but you can always wade through the multiple pages over on the PlayStation store.

Notable PS4 Games On Sale

  • Bioshock The Collection Remastered (Includes Bioshock: Infinite, Bioshock1 & Bioshock 2) – $39.99
  • Dead Rising Triple Pack (Includes DR 1, DR2 and DR2: Off the record) – $39.74
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack (Includes RE 4, 5 and 6) – $39.74
  • Dead Island Definitive Collection – $19.99
  • Prototype Bundle (Includes Prototype 1 and Prototype 2) – $19.99
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – $8.74
  • Dishonored GOTY – $8.99
  • The Last of US Remastered – $11.99
  • Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection (Includes Uncharted 1, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3)
  • Wolfienstein: The Old Blood – $7.49
  • Wolfienstein: The New Order – $8.09
  • Metro 2033: Redux – $6.99
  • Metro Last Light – $6.99

Notable PS3 Games On Sale

  • Hitman Trilogy – (Includes Hitman: Silent Assassin, Hitman Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money) $9.99
  • Dishonored GOTY Edition – $8.99
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD & Freedom Cry Bundle – $9.99
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition – $5.99
  • Dead Island Riptide Complete – $4.99

Notable PlayStation Vita Games On Sale

  • Shiren The Wanderer: The Towers of Fortune and The Dice of Fate – $15.99
  • Crypt of the Necrodancer – $3.74
  • Geometry Wars 3 – $4.94


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.


It’s Free Comic Book Day TODAY

Posted on May 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

TODAY is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, and with that in mind here are a few video game related comics that will be avilable sans purchase on Saturday. Check out the Free Comic Book Day website for a full list of participating shops and books available.


Get the best of both worlds with the Sonic Sampler! Hot on the heels of the all-new epic Sonic comics event, “Panic in the Sky,” comes a supersonic sampling of stories for Free Comic Book Day! Join Sonic and friends as they band together to save the world from the evil ambitions of Dr. Eggman in these select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe! Plus, get a sneak peek of what’s to come with a special “Fast Forward Feature” that you’ll have to see to believe! – ARCHIE COMICS

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata, Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms
Rating: All Ages


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The Shady Side of The Steam Bundle You Just Bought

Posted on December 27, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

We’re smack dab in the middle of the vaunted Steam Holiday Sale – it’s just that time of year when snow is in the air, Christmas Carrols ring through the halls and PC gamers rejoice at the low prices Valve has been able to negotiate with publishers. Saving a few bucks is fantastic but be on the lookout for the shady side of some publishers “franchise packs” lest you be the next victim of bundling.

Call them “franchise bundles”, “series bundles”, “2015 Game of the Year Bundles” or whatever you please but in the end these bundles allow fans of a particular series to buy multiple titles in a franchise at a steep discount. It’s a great opportunity if you want to binge through all of the Assassin’s Creed games, catch up on the latest season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead or pick up some well regarded indie titles at a reduced price.Read More


Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Sure Looks Pretty

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Les Major

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I don’t play open world games for the amazing stories or any of that. Usually I’ll just plunk myself down and wander the landscape in free play. After all, many artists lovingly crafted a world to be explored, who am I to deny their vision? So I wander, taking in all that is around me. Oculus Rift is going to feel like Sword Art Online to me.

Anyway! Back on topic. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate has a fantastic Victorian London landscape to explore. Just from the trailers released today it’s clear this is going to be a pretty world to explore. Sure, some of the other characters may shake their fingers at me and look on questioningly, but lets be honest here. Anyone using an Animus would be doing the same thing! Whoa, look at all the pretty architecture!

Are there new things? You bet there are! From a zipline tool that can get you on top of buildings much faster to actually being able to drive carriages it looks like there will be some new ways to play.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest Assassin’s Creed!


Assassin’s Creed IV Gets Season’s Pass

Posted on October 8, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag hasn’t even been released yet but Ubisoft is primed and ready to sell you additional content through the newly announced season’s pass. Available for $19.99 USD this pass entitles owners to a set of mini-missions, skins, weapons and other optional components. It will be available on next gen consoles including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One as well as current generation versions for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and of course PC.

Some highlights of the season’s pass include the Freedom Cry mission pack which focuses on nine missions where the player controls Edward Kneway’s first officer Adewake.

Check out a full breakdown provided by Ubisoft after the jump.

Source: Joystiq

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Joshua Rust

I felt that the naval battles of Assassin’s Creed III is one of the best new features that has come to the franchise, which you can read my review here. Granted I don’t want Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to be all about those naval battles, I do want to see a good “pirate” game so to speak. In Black Flag you will take on the role of Edward Kenway, who is the father of Haytham Kenway who you will remember from Assassin’s Creed III. Edward is a British pirate and member of the Assassin Order. You will take him all across the Caribbean to places like Havana, Kingston, & Nassau. Read More


Ubisoft To Unveil Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag March 4th

Posted on February 28, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

The next entry the annual Assassin’s Creed franchise will be a full fledged numbered sequel. Unveiled on Ubisoft’s facebook page the game is titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and the reveal image conveys very clearly that the game will revolve around piracy in some fashion.

It is unknown if the game will star AC III’s Connor or if the game features a new protagonist, but the protagonist’s clothing is awfully similar to Connor’s garb. Also given the end of the AC III, it will be interesting how sections that take place in the future work out (without spoiling anything major).Read More


Ubisoft and McFarlane Partner for Assassin’s Creed Toys

Posted on February 6, 2013 by Jason Nason

McFarlane Toys in partnership with Ubisoft announced today a licensing agreement to bring toys based on the Assassin’s Creed series to store shelves.

McFarlane Toys’ Assassin’s Creed series 1 will consist of seven figures including the characters of Connor and Haytham Kenway. Connor will come as two action figures – one in his Assassin’s Creed® III traditional Assassins garb and the second, as Ratonhnhaké:ton in the upcoming “Tyranny of King George” storyline. Each figure will be sculpted in the hyper-detail the award-winning McFarlane is known for with collectors and fans.Read More


AC3 Returns With “The Tyranny of King Washington”

Posted on December 7, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

We all knew that Ubisoft wasn’t done with the Assassin’s Creed III era of their popular Templars vs assassins franchise. The next DLC adventure  in the series was unveiled at the Spike Video Game Awards 10. Titled AC III: The Tyranny of King Washington, this add-on focuses on an alternate time line where George Washington wasn’t a revered hero but an iron fisted monarch.

No platforms were announced in the reveal trailer but presumably it will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, PC just like this fall’s ACIII.

What do you think of Ubisoft taking the series into an alternate time-line using prominent American folk heroes? Sure figures like da vinci and Benjamin Franklin have appeared in previous games but the events of Tyranny of King Washington look to take history a lot less literally.

We will add a video to this article as soon as it becomes available!


Ubisoft Publisher Sale On Xbox Live Now!

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Ubisoft is hosting a huge sale over Xbox Live that includes everything from full games, arcade games, and add-ons. Most notably all of the previous Assassin’s Creed games are on sale so if you haven’t had a chance to pick them up – now is the time! Not to mention that DLC for Assassin’s Creed is on sale as well.  While I haven’t played a lot of these arcade games listed below, I did enjoy the heck out of From Dust. As far as I know this sale will presumably last until this coming Tuesday. So don’t delay!

Games on Demand

  • Assassin’s Creed –  (1080 MSP)
  • Assassin’s Creed II –  (1080 MSP)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood –  (1400 MSP)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations –  (1400 MSP)
  • Prince of Persia (2008) – (1400 MSP)
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – (1080 MSP)
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction –  (1040 MSP)


Xbox Live Arcade

  • Babel Rising – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Beyond Good & Evil – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • From Dust – 800 MSP (was 1200)
  • Mad Riders – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes – 600 MSP (was 1200)
  • Outland – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Prince of Persia Classic – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Rayman 3 HD – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Scott Pilgrim – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Zeit 2 – 200 MSP (was 800)


Game Add-Ons

  • Babel Rising – Sky’s the Limit – 120 MSP (was 240)
  • Mad Rising – Zambia Pack – 120 MSP (was 240)
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – I Am the Boss – 120 MSP (was 240)
  • Scott Pilgrim – Knives Chau Add-on – 80 MSP (was 160)
  • Assassin’s Creed II – Sequence 12: Battle of Forli – 160 MSP (was 320)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – The Da Vinci Disappearance – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Ancestors Character Pack – 160 MSP (was 320)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – The Lost Archive – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Prince of Persia (2008) – Epilogue – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction – Deniable Ops: Insurgency – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved – Bundle: Toned Body and Cardio Boxing Platinum – 280 MSP (was 560)


Let us know what you’re planning on picking up in the comments below!


Latest Assassin’s Creed III Liberation Trailer

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Les Major

While Connor is busy with the Templars on consoles, the first female assassin, Aveline de Grandpré will be continuing the battle in 18th century New Orleans on Sony’s PS Vita. Liberation allows players to experience a full-featured Assassin’s Creed game on a handheld device. Ubisoft promises a true experience including combat, free-roaming navigation and a rich story full of intrigue and twists.

Aveline is fighting for freedom in a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule. The video below shows a couple examples of the touch pad uses in the game that is set to be released this Halloween, October 31.

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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.


Video Game Music: Vol 2

Posted on July 11, 2012 by Jason Bassett

To view Volume 1, please click here!

As I sit here to write the next song, I am reminded of a song that took my breath away playing the original Assassin’s Creed. City of Jerusalem was the first song that I took notice to in Jesper Kyd’s great soundtrack that took the video game world by storm. The reason I choose City of Jerusalem for this week is because it does something new and bold that video game soundtracks rarely see. It takes a look at a middle eastern view on music and add’s great depth to the series, especially to this particular game in the franchise.

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The song starts out very slow and methodical; adding wind instruments catching the tranquility of the area when you first hit Jerusalem. This is especially powerful when you land in Jerusalem and notice the huge city surrounded by a huge wall. The powerful imagery is then cast aside by roaming people when the arabic tones come into play. The arabic tones by the man singing and his backup chorus make City of Jerusalem come alive. The beat pickups up, imagining you’re headed into the city as you passerby’s speaking to each other in harmony. Jerusalem then becomes a living city and as your enter the city and you are greeted by the townspeople and as you put your horse’s reigns on wooden piece of block you enter the city where the music ends.

City of Jerusalem adds charm to the franchise in which none have seen before. Kyd’s recognition to the area surrounding the player adds a uniqueness that will be very hard to duplicate for many games to come. This is not the only piece within this great soundtrack that has a lot of these types of songs; you should buy the album from iTunes as soon as you’re done reading this article.

Next week, we head back to the classics. For now, I will leave you with this hint: You’re a winner!


Assassins Creed 3 Delayed on PC?

Posted on June 23, 2012 by Kirk Williford

It’s become almost tradition for the PC releases of Assassin’s Creed titles to arrive a bit later than their console counterparts, although Ubisoft has always insisted this is never their goal. Last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations saw the closest release between PC and consoles for the series yet, although PC gamers still had to wait two weeks longer to experience the conclusion to Ezio’s story.

According to Eurogamer, the PC version of Assassin’s Creed 3 has been delayed. Citing promotion materials obtained by Eurogamer.cz, it appears that PC gamers will have to wait a little over 3 weeks longer than console gamers to play the next game in the AC franchise. The console version is scheduled to ship on October 31st — the new date for the PC version appears to be November 23rd.

Ubisoft refused to comment on the release date for the PC version of the game. It’s been long speculated that the delays have been out of concern of piracy, in order to assure more sales on consoles.


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