Assassin’s Creed 3 review


Following the slightly stale experience that was Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Ubisoft found one of its flagship series on the brink of franchise fatigue. Luckily for fans, Assassin’s Creed 3 innovates more than any entry in the series to date, completely steering clear of all-too-common issues that come with yearly releases in a franchise. By introducing […]

Unlimited Ammo #53: The Assassin’s Fable Hour

Unlimited Ammo

This week on VGW’s Unlimited Ammo podcast: Join Jen, Scott, Jim, Russell, Adam Greene from Marooner’s Rock and Max Parker from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as they ponder the effectiveness of Halo 4’s permanent bans and the future of inappropriate online behavior. They also discuss the future of LucasArts now that it’s in the hands of the dreaded mouse. But the heart of the conversation […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five Games for October 2012


October is finally here and ready to kick off the Holiday 2012 madness. With so many October 2012 video game releases, narrowing down the list to only five for the sake of this Essential Gaming piece proved difficult, meaning there are definite omissions from this list. While games like Forza Horizon, James Bond 007: Legends, […]

‘Assassin’s Creed III’ sheds new light on the Boston Tea Party

Connor Assassin's Creed III Boston Tea Party

Ubisoft has published a new trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III, showcasing the legendary protest and Connor’s role in the events that occurred. This trailer gives us a small history lesson about the event itself. A community in turmoil, the citizens of Boston decide enough is enough, and stage the event which is so […]

‘Assassin’s Creed III’ gamescom trailer showcases naval combat


Assassin’s Creed III‘s Gamescom trailer is all about the naval combat, and it is intense. From the trailer, it looks like gamers will be able to engage in both ranged attack as well as boarding for a more up close and personal style. We also appear to get a glimpse at something that looks like […]

PlayStation 3 gets an hour of exclusive ‘Assassin’s Creed 3′ gameplay


Assassin’s Creed 3 has impressed the VGW staff time and time again with its epic trailers and spectacular in-person demonstrations at both PAX East and E3. The title brought home several awards, including “Best in Show” at PAX East 2012. Now, according to a box art posting on Amazon UK, PlayStation 3 players will see […]

Rumor: Season pass for ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ DLC


In rumor news that should surprise few, a memo from Ubisoft to GameStop has appeared online possibly confirming a season pass for October’s Assassin’s Creed III. The memo thanks the employees of GameStop for their hard work selling pre-orders (the steelbook was a nice touch), and says “We know you’re familiar with the ‘Season Pass’ concept […]

Ubisoft confirms ‘Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken’ book gives us more Connor


Ubisoft and Penguin Publishing have announced an upcoming novel set within the Assassin’s Creed universe, Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken. The book will take place just before the latest installment to the game franchise, Assassin’s Creed III, and will feature the main character, Connor. Few other details have been released, save that the book will give gamers a closer […]

‘Assassin’s Creed 3′ video shows off new stealth and combat mechanics within a city setting

Assassin's Creed III

Up until now, the looks that fans have received at the anticipated Assassin’s Creed 3 have focused primarily on open battlefields, wooded lots and colonial soldier camps. This time around, creative director Alex Hutchinson gives fans a glimpse of how city gameplay has evolved for the 2012 entry into the Assassin’s Creed series. Assassin’s Creed […]

Top 10 most anticipated video games of second-half 2012


We’ve already named our most-anticipated games of 2012, but with some of them out and others being pushed back to 2013, we feel it’s best if we revise the list — especially after everything we saw at E3 and PAX East. Check out our new top 10 list of the staff’s most-anticipated games for the […]

E3 Gameplay Impressions: Assassin’s Creed III

AC3 Northwest Passage / Domination Map

When Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed III would move away from its Mediterranean setting to the American Revolution, I was skeptical. The American setting was missing the years of rich history and culture that Jerusalem and Renaissance Italy have. Most of colonial America consisted of forests and trees; elements that didn’t seem to fit the […]

Ubisoft announces robust Wii U lineup


Ubisoft had quite the impressive press conference at E3 this year. From the impressive surprise, Watch Dogs, to the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 3, there was a lot to love about what many are considering the best press conference of E3 2012 so far. In addition to those titles, Ubisoft also […]

‘Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation’ for Vita to star female assassin


The Assassin’s Creed series has thus far featured only male assassins. From Altair to Ezio to the newest member of the Brotherhood, Connor, those hoping for a female protagonist have been let down. Now, however, a rumor has surfaced that not only will a companion game for Assassin’s Creed III be coming to PlayStation Vita, […]

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