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Assassin’s Creed Is Also Getting the Anime Treatment

Adi Shankar, producer of Adventure Time and more recently of Netflix's adaptation of the classic game Castlevania, is on a quest to animate all the iconic action-adventure games.

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Things We Saw Today: David Oyelowo to Voice Disney Villain Scar in The Lion Guard

Be prepared! While it's difficult to imagine anyone living up to Jeremy Irons as Scar in Disney's classic The Lion King, David Oyelowo is an amazing choice as the voice of the disgruntled feline with vengeance in his heart.

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Watch Ubisoft’s E3 2017 Press Conference Live Right Here at 4PM ET/1PM PT

E3 2017 is underway! Festivites—er, I mean press conferences—started over the weekend with Microsoft, Bethesda, and more, and today we're looking forward to Ubisoft at 1pm PT/4PM ET, as well as Sony later on tonight at 6PM PT/9PM ET. If you're looking to see what Ubisoft is cooking up for the near future, keep your eyes glued right here!

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Far Cry 5 Ever-So-Poignantly Focuses on a Violent Religious Cult in Montana

Ubisoft just dropped its first full-length trailer for Far Cry 5, which is, poignantly enough, set in rural Montana and focuses on a religious cult that's been "harvesting the souls" of the local populace.

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Watch Dogs 2 Makes Anti-Authoritarian Resistance Tedious

Watch Dogs 2 fails where it matters most, trotting out a series of crushingly repetitive missions that never comes close to making you feel like a hacker extraordinaire.

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Ubisoft Is Giving Away Free Games for Their 30th Anniversary, Starting With Prince of Persia

Yes, digital distribution methods for PC aside from Steam do exist, but the competition is tough, and people need incentives to jump aboard. Right now, game developer Ubisoft has a promotion for their Uplay PC platform that might catch your eye: They're giving away Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for free, in addition to six more free games to be announced in the coming months.

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E3 2016 Roundup: Ubisoft Press Conference

Ubisoft's conference was really all over the place, wasn't it? It started off pretty extra (as the youths say).

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Here’s Ubisoft’s E3 2016 Conference Livestream

Starts at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00PM EST.

Tune in right here at 1:00PM PST / 4:00PM EST for Ubisoft's E3 2016 livestream. We'll be watching as well, and you can catch our live reactions over on Twitter: @TheMarySue.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division is Being Made Into a Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

After the positive commercial success of Tom Clancy's The Division, it should be no surprise that developer Ubisoft is already looking to adapt the story into a film. What's intriguing is who they currently have tapped to star--actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Ubisoft Has Been Live-Streaming A Cave Painting For Three Hours

Obviously it's performance art intended to evoke Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Right?

For the past three hours, Ubisoft has live-streamed a static image of a cave painting on YouTube, and tens of thousands of people have watched as the image crawls outward to reveal ... nothing much. At least, not so far.

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Lost to Time: Gaming’s Forgotten Petz Subculture and the Women Who Shaped It

Imagine not upgrading your PC for 16 years because of a fragile, artificial life that depended on Windows 98 to exist. This was the kind of dedication that enveloped the Petz subculture, a little-known piece of video game history that inspired hundreds of women to get creative with gaming.

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Ubisoft Building a Real-Life Theme Park With Rabbids, Assassin’s Creed, & More

"And over here is the Ubisoft roller coaster of game quality!" (<3 Ubisoft.)

Rayman Raving Rabbids was one of the best things to come from the Nintendo Wii—not really because the game was incredibly great, but because the Rabbids are so darn entertaining. Well, Ubisoft is putting that franchise and others to good use in the real world as they prepare to open their very own theme park. (Hopefully rides won't all be waggle-based.)

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New Feminist Frequency Video in “Positive Female Characters” Series Examines Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil

The second episode of Feminist Frequency’s new Positive Female Characters series continues to showcase awesome representation in gaming by looking at the importance of Jade, the protagonist of Ubisoft's 2003 game Beyond Good & Evil.

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Ubisoft Is Now Offering Free Games to Make Up for Assassin’s Creed Unity Bugs

If you survived the hair monster, you can now claim your prize.

Ubisoft is making good on promises to compensate for Assassin's Creed Unity bugs with free stuff. Now they've launched a site for you to get a free game out of it.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Really Can’t Animate Women or Anything Else Actually

Glitch city and they're the mayor!

Remember when Ubisoft was all, "We can't include women in Assassin's Creed Unity because they're too hard to animate?" Tons of nightmare-inducing glitches from the new game prove that women are, in fact, much to difficult for the game studio to render—like the above image, from Reddit.

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Today’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity Reviews Shouldn’t Make Us Feel Such Schadenfreude, But They Do

Sacre bleu!

As much as the public loves a snark-filled takedown, not a single reviewer truly enjoys wasting their time watching movies, playing games, or reading books that are not good. But. But.

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The Cats In Assassin’s Kitty Unity Are Cute, But Deadly

Meow is the moment of your demise!

Sure, Assassin's Creed games are pretty fun, but you know what would make them better? The same thing that makes literally everything better: kitties. Keep in mind, though, these are definitely all boy cats. Lady cats, their bone structure is just too hard to animate. I heard they did hire a parkour expert to train the boy cats, though, so there's that.

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Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed DLC Starring a Woman From 16th Century China

Apparently women are easier to animate if you only use two and a half dimensions.

It's no secret that AAA games have a problem with both gender and racial diversity, and that Ubisoft in particular has gotten a lot of heat for saying some dumb things about their inability to address these concerns in their Assassin's Creed series. But it's okay, guys! Now they've announced a new game featuring a woman of color! Sure, it's a sidescroller that you can only play if you buy it as DLC for Assassin's Creed Unity, but—wait, no, that's still frustrating.

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Things We Saw Today: Monkey Island LEGOs!

That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen!

Tumblr'r Chris Healy ran into these two on-point gals cosplaying as the female assassins from the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity. Take that, "too hard to animate." (via Tumblr)

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Hundreds of Game Developers Sign an Open Letter to End Hate in the Gaming Community

Be excellent to each other.

It hasn't exactly been a great time to be a gamer lately—except for huge, gross gaming trolls, who seem to be having a blast taunting people, making threats, and generally being the worst. But those trolls are now the target of an open letter from the gaming community's creators to its fans, asking them to end intolerance for the good of everyone.

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