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Assassin’s Creed III

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Checkmate Imagines Edward Kenway As A Guy Ritchie Protagonist [Video]

    If only time actually worked like that. We would all be way less awkward as people.

    Hands down, the best parts of all the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies is when Robert Downey Jr.'s Holmes has to decide the best way to kick somebody's teeth in using hyper-fast mental calculations -- which sounds like a trick that a member of the Assassins would totally know how to do. So Machinima gave us Connor Kenway doing just that.

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  2. Is “Historical Accuracy” a Good Defense of Patriarchal Societies in Fantasy Fiction?

    Olden Lore

    Are you aware that human history is full of examples of sexist, patriarchal societies where women were discriminated against? I'm sure you are, as a reader of The Mary Sue. I'm pretty sure you are as a person alive in the 21st Century, too. Yet so many of the historically inspired fantasy worlds we love are remarkably intent on reminding us of this. When I raise this issue with someone, I often get some variation of this in reply. Sexism in (to pick the most obvious example) medieval fantasy is okay or even desirable, the thinking goes, because in the real European Middle Ages sexism was the status quo. There's no denying that, but fantasy is called fantasy because it's a fantasy. There were no dragons in the real Middle Ages either, but we don't have a problem including them.

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  3. The Microtransactions Are Coming: Assassin’s Creed III to Offer Multiplayer Credit Bundles

    Video game publishers and developers are coming to believe that they're not providing a product to their consumers. Instead, they're providing a service. While this might at first seem like a good thing, it actually means that more companies than ever are embracing the idea of microtransactions. If they can offer tiny tidbits of content for a price, especially if these are just ways to make content already present in the game available faster, they will. Ubisoft is no different. Turns out that their latest game, Assassin's Creed III, will apparently have packs of something called "Erudito Credits" available for purchase.

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  4. George Washington Becomes America’s Greatest Villain in Assassin’s Creed III DLC

    In news that'll make you check to see if it's actually April 1st and all of your memories of the past few months have just been a weird soap opera style dream, Ubisoft has announced some new DLC for Assassin's Creed III that features George Washington succumbing to evil. It's called The Tyranny of George Washington. The evils of George Washington must be stopped.

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  5. Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Branded U.S. Flag Is Probably A Violation Of Federal Law

    Tweeted out by Jeff Gerstman, the Assassin's Creed-branded flag you see above is clearly intended to promote the upcoming Assassin's Creed III, set during the American Revolution. If you're at all aware of the Flag Code, it might strike you as slightly lacking in class. If you know more about the Flag Code, this might strike you as a violation of Federal law. And if you have the whole thing memorized, you know it probably doesn't actually matter, but it's still against code.

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