Assassin’s Creed III: Tyranny of King Washington | The Betrayal DLC Trailer

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/ by Anthony Wright

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A new trailer for the next episode of DLC for Assassin’s Creed III was released via Youtube today. The next episode will continue the story of the previous DLC, set in an alternate history where Washington assume control of the country through oppression.

The second chapter of the will also bring a new skill same as the first did, where this time player will be able to learn the power of the eagle which can be used to traverse larger distances in spirit form.

The Tyranny of King Washington: The Betrayal is available now!

Assassin’s Creed III – Tyranny of King Washington | Wolf Power Trailer

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/ by Anthony Wright

The first episode of the Tyranny of King Washington DLC, The Infamy, for Assassin’s Creed III has a lot more to offer than just a new storyline, It’s also host to some new abilities for you to take advantage of.

It seems Ubisoft may have felt this was under-advertised during the release of the content as they recently uploaded a new video to their official Youtube account which showcases the features.

Check out the new trailer below!

Assassin’s Creed 3 | Tyranny of King Washington Trailer

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The first batch of downloadable content for Assassins Creed 3 released today on Xbox 360 and to help push the launch a new trailer was released too. The DLC will take place in an alternate reality as Ubisoft stated all DLC for the game would. PS3 owners will be able to get their hands on the content from Tuesday and Wii-U owners can look forward to it releasing on Wednesday.

Latest Assassin’s Creed III DLC Can Wipe Your Save Data

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The latest DLC for Assassin’s Creed III could threaten your save data! Luckily the amount of people who this could affect will be a small amount as the content is currently only available to season pass holders. The glitch is triggered by loading your save data whilst the content is downloading. So if you do plan to grab the DLC it’s probably safer to boot the game AFTER the DLC is downloaded and installed.

Eurogamer writes:

“The error occurs when users download this week’s Hidden Secrets DLC, a compilation of the various pre-order bonus levels and outfits.

A number of players have experienced main mission or side mission progress being reset, with the possibility of countless hours of game time lost.

“We’re able to reproduce this issue at the studio and are working on a fix/workaround,” Ubisoft Montreal community developer Gabe Graziani advised fans on the official Ubisoft forum.

“From what we can tell, this problem seems to be rare and should generally only affect a very small number of players. That said, we’re taking the speedy and complete resolution of this very seriously.”

The bug occurs when players download the DLC while playing the game. This is, right now, something that will affect a number of fans as the DLC is only available to Season Pass subscribers through the in-game store (it’s not on Xbox Marketplace, at least).

Ubisoft issued the following advice:

“AVOIDING THIS BUG: Do not load your saved AC3 game while the DLC is downloading in the background. This appears to be the key trigger for this bug. You can do anything else you want to do, just don’t load up your saved game and play it while the DLC is downloading.”

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Assassin’s Creed III to take 20 to 25 Hours

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/ by Kyra Gallion

Steven Masters, the lead game designer of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III, revealed at Gamescon that AC3 will have between 20-25 hours of game play. However, the time will vary based on which side quests the player decides to do. Additionally, out of  the 25 hours, approximately 2.5 are spent on naval battles.

What do you think? Is 20-25 hours enough game play for a game focused on single-player? Let us know what you think in the comments.

 

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5 Games Attending To 5 Neglected Genres In The Gaming Industry

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/ by DanielHill

5 Games Attending To 5 Neglected Genres In The Gaming Industry

by Daniel Hill


For whatever reason, there are certain themes or game ideas that are never given love or are not loved enough. How often do you see games like Mirror’s Edge or cyberpunk games like Deus Ex: Human Revolution? Granted, the trendy thing to do right now is to develop an FPS with a full-loaded multiplayer suite, so it’s not necessarily a surprise that we don’t see a lot of these games. When they come along, though, there is always a very specific itch that they scratch, and it is always one of those itches where it is just out of reach on some really inconvenient spot on your back. One that you can’t reach even when you twist your arm and try to scratch it with the very tip of your finger, and you have to ask your friend to get it for you.

Risen 2: Dark WatersPirate-Themed RPG’s

This seems to be an even more egregious omission from video games given the wildly-popular Pirates of the Caribbean series of movies, but it blows my mind that there aren’t more pirate-themed RPG’s out there, and the cancellation of the planned RPG based off the series made things even worse. They embody pretty much everything that RPG’s are about! Discovering unexplored, exotic locations, plunder their loot, and kill a bunch of creatures ranging from innocent bunnies to evil creatures. I just started playing this a few days ago, and it’s charmingly good. If you can ignore the bugs and mediocre visuals, everything else about the game is pretty great and feels inherently piratey.

Cyberpunk - Well, um, cyberpunk

Minus last year’s excellent Deus Ex: Human Revolution and this year’s okay Syndicate, the cyberpunk genre hasn’t really gotten a lot of love in the video game realm. Again, this just seems ridiculous because the whole idea of cyberpunk is a perfect fit for video games. Anyhow, minus a few details posted on CD Projekt’s site in the form of  a Q&A, there isn’t really much known about it except that it’s inspired by the pen-and-paper game Cyberpunk (thus the working title) and is drawing influences from William Gibson and Deus Ex (among other sources). Given that it’s being developed by CD Projekt, the guys behind the wonderful Witcher games, I think we’ll all be in for a treat when it comes out.

Assassin’s Creed III - Revolutionary War-themed games

Gamers have visited just about every imaginable battlefield that World War II and, increasingly, fictional modern battlefields, but we’ve never really visited the Revolutionary War. It was an exciting time for our country and has a lot of history that developers could use to make some interesting games. Though the mechanics and concepts of Assassin’s Creed are nothing new at this point (it has adopted a Call of Duty release schedule), the setting is most definitely fresh. Another unique idea is that you are stepping into the shoes of a Native American. Minus 2006′s Prey, when have we ever really done that?

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time - Anthropomorphic platformers

The ’90s and early 2000′s were riddled with games starring cute and cuddly creatures collecting arbitrary crap and hopping gleefully across a variety of, ahem, platforms. Lately, however, developers are really loving the “adult,” profanity riddled, gritty games that are exactly like real life. Thankfully, developer Sanzaru still loved this particular genre as much as whoever else loves it, and we will be travelling through time with Sly and the gang stealing things this fall.

Dishonored -  choose your own path adventures

Now, that genre I listed above is not a reference to open world games or decision-based games, I am speaking of games that give you about a million ways to approach any given situation. In an age of on-rails, look-at-this explosion cinema-inspired games, this genre doesn’t have a big showing.  In this game though, it’s all about choice. For example, you can get through the whole game without killing a soul and can exact vengeance  on your targets through death, or you could, say, get one of your connections to kidnap the target, change their identity, and send them to work in the mines for the rest of their miserable existence. Either way, I am already excited to see how many different ways I can play through this Dishonored when it comes out this fall.

Are there any other games coming out that you think are going in a direction that isn’t exactly conventional or popular? Let us know in the comments below!