New Assassin’s Creed Leak May Have Revealed The New Main Hero

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Image Credit: Le Verità dell’Animus on Facebook

A leak from earlier today from the Le Verità dell’Animus Facebook fan page (Update: it appears they have taken down the photo) looks like it may have revealed the name of the protagonist in the new upcoming Assassins Creed game. In the image, shown above, we see that he is refered to as Ba Yek and what appears to be Egyptian hieroglyphs above it. There has been much talk that the new Assassins Creed game may be set in Egypt, and this is looking to be helping those rumors.

To lend credit to this leak, Ubisoft’s Ashraf Ismail, who was the director on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, earlier today on Twitter appeared to reference the leak by saying “Nice t-shirt.”

Ubisoft took last year off from Assassins Creed, but stated earlier this year in an earning call that there would be another one coming this fiscal year. So far that is all that has been released, but you can be sure when they do, we will let you guys know.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

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New Ghost Recon: Wildlands DLC Out Today For Seasons Pass Holders

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If you are a seasons pass holder, then the latest DLC for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Fallen Ghosts, is available now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

This is the second DLC pack for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and in this they have upped the level cap from 30 to 35, there are a whole new set of missions that take place once you have completed the main mission and puts you in charge of a new character starting at level 30. This new character will have access to all the skills from the main game, but also has the ability to unlock 9 additional skills on the road to level 30. Fallen Ghosts consists of 15 new missions, three locations, 6 weapons and has 4 new bosses to remove from power. Take a look at the new trailer below for more details.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Fallen Ghost DLC is available now for Seasons pass holders and will be available on Tuesday, June 6 for $15 USD for everyone else.

Via Press Release

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

FarCry 5 Revealed To Be Set In Montana

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Today Ubisoft revealed the location in which the next FarCry game will happen, Hope County Montana. In a series of teaser trailers, all which look beautiful, but then have a dark twist, we finally learn this new location. Check out the Teaser Trailers below

Friday May 26, 2017 is when we finally get the worldwide reveal. So tune in then to learn more!

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody 

Ubisoft E3 2014 Press Conference

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It’s almost time for the Ubisoft press conference, the pre-show begins at 2:30 PM, and the show starts at 3 p.m. Watch the press conference live at www.twitch.tv/ubisoft or www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcu6PBvshoM.

via E3 2014 Press Conferences | GEEKOHOLICS.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Steam Holiday Sale 2013 Starts TODAY!

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Alright ladies and gentlemen, get your wallets ready, as the Steam Holiday Sale 2013 has officially begun. Starting today and going until Jan 3, 2014, your favorite games can be had for ridiculous discounts, so stop reading and head on over to Steam to get your Sale on! New Deals every day, as well as new deals every 8 hours, this really is the biggest sale of the year for PC gamers.

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By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Watch Dogs Delayed On All Platforms Until Spring 2014

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Today in a blog post, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs has been delayed until spring 2014 for all platforms. No specific date has been given for the game in the spring as of yet. I am a little surprised that such a huge game would be getting pushed back so close to release.

At PAX they were not allowing hands on time with the game, and maybe that should have been a sign that it needed a bit more time. Or maybe Ubisoft realized that having Watch Dogs come out alongside Assassins Creed 4 would not be good for sales of either title and felt that moving the releases apart would be a better plan. I am just speculating here, but it is very curious to have a title so close launch get moved like this. You can read Ubisoft’s full Blog message below.

Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.

We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.

We will keep you guys posted about when the new release date is when we receive it.

Source- Ubisoft Blog

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

E3 Recap Day 3 – E3 is my Destiny

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You know the saying that they save the best for last? Well that pretty much sums up my last day. I saw a lot of games and a lot of sweet surprises I didn’t expect. To start the last and biggest day of course I started at the Activision booth and Call of Duty Dog, I mean Ghost. The best part of the demo was the theater it took place in, full leather recliners and mega surround sound. Call of Duty looks great but they just showed the same game play areas that they revealed at their Sunday event so nothing really new was unveiled. Honesty after seeing the new mechanics that Titanfall and Destiny bring to the shooter genre I can’t help but feel like Call of Duty is really looking like an old dog, that needs to be taken out to pasture. I did get a cool T-Shirt though and sat with super space pimp Cheapy D.

Destiny is the new franchise from Halo creators Bungie and it looks like it may be my game of show edging out Titanfall but only by a hair, things can change as these games get closer to launch. Whats not to like, Destiny is a class based MMO shooter with dynamic world events, quests, mounts and of course epic loot. Destiny was demoed on PS4 by a group of devs and looks to be pretty far along as they actually allowed me to film the demo and they usually don’t let you unless they’re pretty confident in the final product. The reason Destiny may be my game of show is that it  has the most replay-ability and of course the multiplayer looks wicked. Watch my video and see for yourself.

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Next up was Ubisoft and they definitely had one of the strongest line ups they’ve ever had. A big surprise up their sleeve was Tom Clancy’s The Division, an open world RPG, 3rd person, MMO shooter that is visually stunning and doing something we’ve never seen before. You can watch the demo I was basically shown HERE but we were treated to an extended demo of real time game-play. In our demo a 3rd player dropped into the game via an app on their tablet and was controlling a support drone that could tag targets, heal and even battle with the party. This feature is pretty awesome as you can still play with your friends if you were on the road and earn experience even when you aren’t at your console. The Division is a title to keep an eye out for and from what I saw it’ll definitely be on my radar.

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Next up was South Park the Stick of Truth, the new RPG from Obsidian entertainment who most recently brought us Fallout New Vegas. South Park the Stick of Truth is an RPG in a style reminiscent of the Super Mario RPG games. You’ve got an open world with traps, enemies and puzzles but when contact is made with an enemy the game switches into your classic Japanese style turn based battle system. South Park the Stick of Truth is literally a playable version of the South Park show with all the wit and banter expected from your favorite characters. The demo had one of the longest lineups at E3 and it didn’t disappoint, I usually don’t laugh out loud at video games but I was busting a gut every time Cartman opened his mouth or dropped the F-bomb. Unfortunately when I asked about a release date all I was told by the devs was that it would be available some holiday season and they really got a kick out that smart ass answer.

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A definite highlight of the Ubisoft booth for me was getting a private demo of Assassins Creed Black Flag from the game’s lead designer Sebastian Berton, he was the guy responsible for the new Naval battles introduced in AC3. Behind closed doors I was shown a demo with the main character Edward Kenway accepting an assassination mission and having to track down his target on a small secluded island. Quickly though a simple assassination turned into the target fleeing onto his ship and Kenway having follow for some good ship to ship combat. After the target’s ship was disabled we were then able to board and take out our contract, resulting in a nice reward and a new ship to add to our fleet. A cool new feature that seems to be the trend was that we could use a tablet for displaying a real time map, sending our fleet out on missions and much more. Unfortunately I couldn’t take any footage or pictures but the developers definitely are taking good advantage of second screen functionality. The world in Black Flag is huge, filled with side quests and dynamic missions. For example after our victory we came across a small island with a ship wreck, after closer examination we found a corpse clutching onto a treasure map. So then we were off searching for some pirate booty (sorry I couldn’t resist) on a small island with ruins and a Spanish expedition party. In typical AC fashion we were treated to some nice environment traversal to the location shown on the treasure map, BTW we had the map displayed on our tablet the whole time so no fumbling in menus which I might add is pretty nice. Meanwhile as we reached the top of the ruins an optional mission occurred where the Spanish were holding 2 pirates captive, after stealthily taking care of the guards we now had 2 extra bodies in our army and a nice treasure to boot. I won’t lie I’m a huge Assassins Creed fan and from what they showed it looks like they are definitely listening to the fans and fixing many of the wrongs from AC3. All in all I had a really good time checking out the Ubisoft booth and I can already feel my wallet hurting. I did also check out Watch_Dogs but there wasnt anything diffrent than what was shown during the Sony Press Conference.

After Ubisoft I went to check out Disney Interactive’s booth where I saw Fantasia Music Evolved and Disney Infinity. At first I was pretty skeptical of Fantasia, Harmonix released a trailer that was pretty terrible in my opinion and left people wondering what the hell is this game? Well after my demo I can say that we might have another fun music game to get our hands on, figuratively speaking. Fantasia takes advantage of the new Kinect on Xbox One and the motion tracking is definitely improved from the original Kinect. Fantasia allows you to conduct the music and remix songs using the motion of your arms like Mickey did in the movie Fantasia and that’s where the name and influence come from. Check out the video above of Queens Bohemian Rhapsody being played live and demonstrating the game play. Finally I got an extended demo of the toy box mode from Disney Infinity, Disneys answer to the Skylanders franchise. Using the Disney Infinity base you can bring your toys to life, now you can play with your favorite Disney characters in story mode and the limitless toy box mode. Check out the extended demo I got below, I safely say that you’ll probably want to hide this one from the kids or your going to be stuck buying a bunch of new Disney toys.

At this point my final day was almost over and I was was pretty much wiped, fortunately I had my fill of E3 and felt like I got to see everything I was looking forward to. Over the coming weeks I’ll do more write ups on games I played and saw. I’ll also do a breakdown on the new consoles and offer my opinions. I can say right now though if I had to only buy one system I’m definitely leaning towards the PlayStation 4. I will buy both consoles of course but Sony is just killing it and doing so much right with the development of the PlayStation 4. With that we end another E3, next up is PAX in a couple months where we’ll get to see more of these titles again and get even more hands on time. Thanks for reading and feel free to message me if you have any questions regarding E3.

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By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Ubisoft unveils new next gen, open world RPG.

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During Ubisoft’s E3 press conference yesterday, they announced a new open world action RPG called The Division. It appears to be a 3rd person action RPG set after the effects of a bio terrorist event has gone off. It is looking crazy good. Take a look at this gameplay video and screens to see what i mean.

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The Division will be coming to next gen consoles, no release date has been given yet.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody