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Assassin’s Creed

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Happy National Siblings Day From Game of Thrones

Whoever runs Game of Thrones‘ official Twitter account deserves a raise.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel and What Superheroes Owe to Baroness Emma Orczy

You’d think after discovering that Alexandre Dumas was multiracial years ago, I’d have learned to assume less about the writers of historical adventure novels, but I had no idea that The Scarlet Pimpernel was written by a woman. Or narrated by a woman! They left that out of the Broadway show and illustrated book retelling of the Looney Tunes adaptation that were, uh, my only experiences of the story as a kid.

Here’s to reading the original!

Previously in Badass Women in History

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Grumpy Cat As Black Widow

Also available in NerdMashup’s Etsy store, Grumpy Cat as Captain America, Nick Fury, Thor, Wonder Woman, Batman, and more. (via @Deensey)

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Just What You've Always Wanted

The First Assassin’s Creed Game With a Female Protagonist is Coming to a Console Near You

It was just a few months ago that we were talking about the main character of Assassin’s Creed Liberation arriving on consoles for the first time. Aveline de Grandpré, the biracial French-African child of a plaçage marriage in 1700′s New Orleans, was announced as the star of an hour long DLC pack available with the PS3 version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Pirates Black Flag. But now, the Liberation team has revealed that on the back of strong fan support for the handheld version of the title, they’ve been able to complete a new feature-packed version of the game that will ship to Xbox, Playstation, and PC early next year.

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Bloody Good Fun

Assassin’s Creed‘s Ezio Sneaks Up On Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage is a talented actor, and a fan favorite on Game of Thrones, so it’s nice to see that he’s friendly towards his fans as well.  This photo of Reddit user AndyValentine, dressed as Assassin’s Creed‘s Ezio for a recent convention, proves not only that Dinklage is up for some fun with his fans, but that if Cersei and Joffrey really wanted to kill Tyrion, they just needed to hire the right assassin.

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Things We Saw Today: Beetlejuice and Lydia Taking In Some Summer Sun

These two Beetlejuice cosplayers chronicle their exploits at Cosplay for the Recent Deceased. (via Fashionably Geek, photo by Tascha Dearing)

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Only Female Protagonist in Assassin’s Creed To Get Console Missions

When Ubisoft initially announced the creation of Aveline de Grandpré, the first female playable character in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, you could tell she’d hit a chord by the best of indicators: despite her costume involving multiple layers, distressed fabrics, studs, buckles, leather, and custom weapons… there was cosplay immediately. This was despite the fact that the game she starred in was available only for a poorly selling handheld device rather than a major console release. But Ubisoft has just confirmed that Aveline will be getting her console debut with the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Pirates Black Flag.

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Cake or Nerdy Cake?

The Black Cherry Cake Company is all out of cake. They didn’t realize there’d be such a rush. All they have left are these adorable geeky cakes.

Okay, the Walker ears definitely don’t count as adorable, but Daryl sure does.

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Do Try This At Home

Cross Stitch Your Heart Out With These Fandom Sprites

Has there ever been a more harmonious conflation of style and medium than the pixelated aesthetic popularized by early computer graphics and the comparatively ancient craft of cross-stitched embroidery? Perhaps the triple conflation of cross stitched sprites for popular cultural touchstones whether or not they’re related to video games. XStitchMyHeart has a great wealth of patterns for the cross stitchy nerd, or anyone who knows one.

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For A More Civilized Age

Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed Movie Is Definitely Happening

Over the summer we heard Prometheus star Michael Fassbender had landed the lead role in Ubisoft’s film adaptation of their video game, Assassin’s Creed. Not only that, he was co-directing it as well. Then…nothing. Thankfully we can all breathe a big sigh of relief. The project is a go thanks to new financing.

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