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Monday16th Dec 2013

Thursday5th Dec 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Makes a Bid for Freedom This Month

    Kenway have some more?

    You’ll be walking the plank as first mate Adewale this holiday, as a Ubisoft advertisement has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s post-release expansion ‘Freedom Cry’ will set sail on 17th December. The add-on pack will be available for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, and...

Thursday7th Nov 2013

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Friday1st Nov 2013

  • News Ubisoft Casts Assassin's Creed IV's Uplay Passport Overboard

    Fish food

    Online passes have been more or less ditched by all of the industry’s major publishers at this point, but Ubisoft curiously opted to cling onto the outdated practice for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Fortunately, following an inevitable online backlash, the publisher has decided to force the title's controversial unlock key to walk...

Thursday31st Oct 2013

  • Store Update 30th October 2013 (Europe)

    Day late friend

    We’re a teensy bit late to the party with this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but fortunately the content has remained fresh over the past 24 hours. There are a fair few noteworthy arrivals this week, including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD...

Wednesday30th Oct 2013

  • Store Update 29th October 2013 (North America)

    Catch of the day

    There’s plenty to plunder on Sony’s primary platforms this week, starting with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The seafaring sequel is the definite highlight in the latest North American PlayStation Store update, but it’s accompanied by a competent crew including Proteus, WWE 2K14, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow –...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Exclusive DLC Anchoring Down on PlayStation

    Staying put

    Sony may have inadvertently indicated that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s platform exclusive DLC could sail to other systems after six months, but publisher Ubisoft has clarified that that’s not quite the case. Earlier in the month, a posh PlayStation 4 advertisement suggested that the console’s additional Aveline missions may...

Thursday24th Oct 2013

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Tuesday15th Oct 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer Defies the Odds

    Horrible histories

    Ubisoft has released roughly 10,000 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag trailers to date, so we suppose that another one won’t hurt. This snippet plots protagonist Edward Kenway’s path from free-loving rogue to seafaring savage. In addition to the video, the publisher’s also brought the date of the game forward in the UK,...

Monday14th Oct 2013

Thursday19th Sep 2013

  • News You'll Need Your PS3 Discs to Play Discounted PS4 Upgrades

    No way to game the system

    Assuming that you have about as much patience as a Venus flytrap, you’ll be able to buy some of this year’s biggest PlayStation 3 games safe in the knowledge that it will only cost you $9.99/£9.99 to upgrade to the PlayStation 4 version. However, as part of a detailed explanation on the PlayStation Blog, Sony clarified...

Thursday12th Sep 2013

  • News See What Makes Assassin's Creed IV On PS4 Next Gen

    Shinier than a chest of gold

    Are you ready to point your spyglass at yet another Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailer? Of course you are! This time Ubisoft explains exactly what sets the PlayStation 4 version apart from its current generation brethren. The video provides an interesting glimpse into the title's visual design, showing off and...

Friday6th Sep 2013

Friday30th Aug 2013

  • News Glug Some Grog with the Cast of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    Drunk on dialects

    Our overseas readers will do well to study this brand new Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag video, as it very much provides a crash course on the various British accents. Acting as an introduction to the game’s main cast, the footage features an Englishman, a Scotsman, and a Welshman. All we need now is an Irishman, and we’ve...

Tuesday27th Aug 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Brings War to the Water

    Ocean commotion

    Forget about all of that free-running nonsense, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag looks like it’s going to be at its best when you’re engaging in combat on the ocean. This brand new video shows piratical protagonist Edward Kenway enjoying a spot of water-based warfare, as he takes down a couple of enemy boats and a fortress in...

Saturday3rd Aug 2013

  • News Aveline Will Be 'Older' in Exclusive Assassin's Creed IV Missions

    Growing pains

    You know that you’ve got a problem when the protagonist of your spin-off game is more interesting than the hero in your main release. That was certainly the case for Assassin’s Creed III, as PlayStation Vita star Aveline de Grandpré was infinitely more engaging than dreary Connor. Fortunately, publisher Ubisoft’s set to wrap up...

Tuesday23rd Jul 2013

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Friday21st Jun 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Season Pass Plunders New Mate

    Walk the plank

    Those of you that choose to sail the seven seas in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3 will not only be able to step into the baggy trousers and boots of Edward Kenway and Aveline de Grandpré – but also a new shipmate named Adewale. The last character will be available as part of the...

Monday17th Jun 2013

  • E3 2013 Aveline's Story Will Continue in Assassin's Creed IV

    But only on PlayStation

    We’ll let you in on a secret: we don’t actually remember what happened at the end of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. All that we really recall is that the PlayStation Vita exclusive got so bogged down in its own pseudo-science fiction that it prompted us to describe the storyline as “incomprehensible” in our...

Saturday15th Jun 2013

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Monday25th Mar 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gameplay Footage Sets Sail

    Plus, plenty of collector's editions to plunder

    Ubisoft has pillaged the first gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, showing everything from deep sea diving to naval battles. The trailer offers a proper introduction to new protagonist Edward Kenway, and also shows off some of the locales that you can expect to explore during the...

Thursday14th Mar 2013

  • Rumour Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag May Set Sail on PS4 in October

    Creative director spills the grog

    We don’t have a firm release date for the PlayStation 4 yet, which means that the timing of any software is also being kept under wraps. However, in an interview with our friends over at Outside Xbox, Jean Guesdon, the creative director on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, has hinted that the next...

Tuesday5th Mar 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed IV to Implement Online Single-Player Features on PS4

    Yarr, what be the Internet?

    Playing the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on the PlayStation 4 will not only reward you with enhanced visuals and physics, but it will also unlock some mysterious new online features. According to creative director Jean Guesdon, the fresh option will allow players to “have a solo experience that [benefits...

Monday4th Mar 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Sets Sail on PS3 and PS4


    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will embark on an adventure in pursuit of your loot later this year, as Ubisoft's historical franchise takes a trip to the tropics on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. As previously predicted by a gaggle of scallywags, the next entry in the French publisher's deadly series will plot the path of Edward Kenway,...

Friday1st Mar 2013

  • Rumour Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Departs on 29th October

    This time Ubisoft's spilled the grog

    The recently announced Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will raise its sails on 29th October, according to a page on Ubisoft’s website. Technical wizards DarkZero discovered the date by, er, adding an extra letter to the URL of the publisher’s countdown website. Sadly, the page has since been patch

Thursday28th Feb 2013