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Assassin’s Creed

  1. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Getting Manga Adaptation, Because Sure, Why Not

    The absurd of Abstergo.

    Move over, One Piece, there's a new pirate-themed manga in town. And a very unlikely one at that. Japanese magazine Jump is going to publish a manga series based on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, a game made by French developer Ubisoft. Manga based on video games aren't anything particularly new, but one based on a Western game is pretty unusual -- Western games are rarely popular with Japanese gamers, and only series like The Legend of Zelda and Strider have successfully made their way to the right-to-left format, so this is both extremely weird and cool.

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

    Things We Saw Today

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

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

    i'll just leave this here

    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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  4. Cake or Nerdy Cake?

    om nom nom

    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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  5. Assassin’s Creed Screenshot Mistaken for War-Torn Syria on Danish News

    Searching the web for the right image can be tricky. We at Geekosystem know this well. You can't just grab what you want willy-nilly without a little bit of fact checking. But if you're a TV news station, you should probably be extra careful. Danish channel TV2 made the mistake of displaying a screenshot from Assassin's Creed under the assumption they were a showing a current view of war-torn Syria.

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  6. Ubisoft Embraces Piracy, Announces Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

    Okay, so maybe Ubisoft hasn't actually embraced piracy in the literal sense, but they have embraced pirate-themed video games. After much speculation, and a number of prominent leaks, Ubisoft has confirmed that their latest and greatest Assassin's Creed video game will be officially called Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Why they've decided to immediately move to the next installment of the franchise is unclear, but Ubisoft sure does like putting out a new version of this game each year.

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  7. Cross Stitch Your Heart Out With These Fandom Sprites

    Do Try This At Home

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

    For A More Civilized Age

    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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  9. Things We Saw Today: The Shining, Starring Deadpool

    Things We Saw Today

    Head to Comic Book Resources for a smorgasbord of comic book/Stephen King mashups, including this Deadpool meets The Shining piece by Marco D’Alfonso.

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  10. Assassin’s Creed Film Starring Michael Fassbender in the Works

    Possibly terrifying, possibly exciting news is coming this way. The exciting part is that there's an Assassin's Creed movie coming down the pipe, and it's starring everyone's favorite creepy android, Michael Fassbender. The terrifying part is that, as with all video game movies, anything that sounds particularly good from the start has the potential to be an even bigger letdown. Maybe this time, finally, someone will be able to buck the bad-movie-about-a-video-game trend. Maybe.

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  11. A Song Of Ice And Bananas

    Elsewhere on the internet

    Ever wonder what would happen if bananas were added to your favorite fantasy and sci-fi stories? Probably not, but the internet did, so hit the jump for a bunch of laughs!

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  12. Michael Fassbender Cast in Assassin’s Creed Film

    And So It Begins

    Michael Fassbender's role repertoire is pretty impressive -- from morally ambiguous android to executive sex-addict, he's played it all. Well, except for a time-traveling assassin, but not to worry, his role in the upcoming Assassin's Creed film adaptation will fill in his resume quite nicely.

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  13. Sci-Fi Author Drops Copyright Suit Over Assassin’s Creed Series, Continues To Throw Hissy Fit Regardless

    Back in April, author John Beiswenger caused a bit of a stir when he filed suit against Ubisoft, alleging that the Assassin's Creed franchise ripped off his novel Link by utilizing the trope of "genetic memory" and several other common sci-fi mechanisms he implicitly suggested were his own original ideas. Moreover, he didn't just want a $5.25 million piece of the Assassin's Creed action, which would be shady but still understandable and perhaps possible, he wanted to halt the series entirely. It's not like anyone was particularly worried he'd actually pull it off, but now he's actually dismissed his own case, citing the expense of going through with a trial. The dismissal did not, however, stop him from throwing one last little hissy fit, and issuing a borderline slanderous parting shot.

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  14. A Plethora of Assassin’s Creed Concept Art Created 3 Years Before the Game’s Release

    Ubisoft has a cache of Assassin's Creed concept art, giving us fans of hidden blades and parkour assassination an eye-pleasing treat. Though the original game was released back in 2007, the concept art comes from 2004 and shows off more of a Prince of Persia style, a female assassin, and much more. Interestingly, the concept art was created so long before the game idea was cemented that the team thought they were creating a Prince of Persia spin-off. Each piece of concept art was drawn by Khai Nguyen, who seemed to have a pretty good idea what the game should look like, considering the final build turned out fairly similar to the 2004 concept art. Check out the rest of the pretty art below the break.

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  15. Sci-Fi Author Aims To Block Assassin’s Creed 3 Release, Claims It Infringes On His Copyright

    Excited for Assassin's Creed III? So are we, so I hate to be the bearer of potentially bad news, but Ubisoft is now facing a lawsuit that could block the release of Assassin's Creed III. Science Fiction author John L. Beiswenger has just filed suit against Ubisoft claiming that the Assassin's Creed franchise infringes on his copyright by ripping off his novel Link. As such, he's requesting $1 million in damages -- $5 million if the judge rules willful infringement -- and that all future Assassin's Creed releases be blocked.

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  16. Altair Dances His Way Through This Hilarious Assassin's Creed Musical Number

    One of the biggest problems with the original Assassin's Creed was that Altair was one-dimensional and, frankly, kind of a jerk. It made him pretty impossible to relate to or root for, which made the whole game kind of a slog. But now, that's all paid off, because it makes Altair singing and dancing to a musical number one of the very best things. Like ever. He's got poise, he's got grace, and he'll stab you in the face. Seriously though, this Random Encounter production feels like it should have been one of the songs in Aladdin or something. Can we get a whole Assassin's Creed musical? Please?

    Snazzy tune after the jump.

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  17. Assassin's Creed Hoodies Available for Pre-Order

    Out of all the things in Assassin's Creed that could be made available for retail consumption, they just had to go with the hood, didn't they? Not the crossbow, not the hidden blades, not the poison blade, not the throwing knives -- okay, to be fair, most of those things are deadly weapons and some of them probably exist, but none of that takes away from the fact that these hoodies are awesome. They're now available for pre-order too! If you live in the U.K., though. I guess our friends across the pond have to get the cool stuff first some of the time, right? Enjoy 'em guys and gals.

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  18. Look at the Neat Video Game Art Today

    Normally, the Internet is a place of fear, but today, it seems to be a place where neat video game art roams, starting with the above Doom fingernail painting.

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  19. The Boring, Mundane Things We Do In Video Games

    The world of video games is a magical place. The possibilities are near limitless when everything about the reality that the player inhabits is constructed from the ground up. Sometimes this provides fantastical journeys outside of space and time while other times it can poignantly encapsulate actual reality. And even further still, this can sometimes lead to introducing rather mundane, normal activities to the lives of the avatars we inhabit. There is most certainly a reason that these actions are included in games. David Cage, from developer Quantic Dream, has gone on record as saying that without the mundane things presented in Heavy Rain, “it would have been impossible for players to really attach themselves to the game's protagonist and really feel his pain throughout the game's story.” So, in short, here is a list of mundane things we do in games in order to more fully connect with the protagonist and their surroundings.

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  20. The Great French Post-It Note War Sees A 3-Story Assassination

    The Great French Post-It Note War of 2011 has either seen it's end or escalation into the Post-It equivalent of nuclear war. After months of trading fire, Ubisoft Montreal dropped a serious bomb on BNP bank in the form of a 3-story tall Post-It note Ezio, and we all know how that guy deals with things. Up until now, the note creatures have been mostly cartoonish, neon, and limited to a single story. This attack by Ubisoft must have taken some serious coordination and a supply line of appropriately colored stickies. If Assassin's Creed: Revelation comes out a little buggy, now you know why.

    Full-sized image after the jump.

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