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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag video walks you through being a pirate

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 17:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Below the break is a new Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag trailer giving a look at playing pirate and navigating the waters of the Caribbean. Watch as Edward Kenway loots dead pirates, finds maps, and does all sorts of, well, piraty things below with game director Ashraf Ismail walking you through the actions. Assassin’s Creed 4 releases on PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 at the end of October and early November, and is coming to PC shortly thereafter. PS4 and Xbox One release will follow.

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21 Comments

  1. dex3108

    World is beautiful :D

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Edo

    Yep,that was pretty good.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    I was just telling Dave I may actually have to play this one. That was pretty convincing for me.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. bradk825

    I’m a sucker for Assassin’s Creed, you’d think 4 would be enough, but I need more. I’ll be picking this up, but not right away. I generally pick up an AC game when I can play nothing but for a while. I can’t buy it at the same time that I buy Ghosts, Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and KS Rivals. I’m going to want to leave that disk in until it’s been beat.

    Below is purposely vague to prevent spoilers
    I am still hoping they soon do a post-Desmond one. After the main event at the end of AC3, the templars and assassin’s could still be fighting for control and it would be a neat setting in modern day. If you played the full game you know what the world must be like now, and how cool would that setting be in an AC game?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. actuallyisnotafox

    i just want there to be a craken easter egg pls! >.< i giant squid just something to like it

    #5 2 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    Argh, damn it, this really looks promising.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. darbol37

    bradk, Assassin’s Creed would not work in the present or future, 1. people play assassin,s creed to visit historical time periods, not to play something cod 23 or whatever they are on now. 2. in present day your weapons would have to be modern guns, the fun in AC is sword and knife fights, jumping off roofs to kill people, and being stealthy, you can’t do that in the modern day. Just because they could build a story around it doesn’t mean it would be good, because once you finished the story game would suck, and the story probablywould too.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. bradk825

    @7 Not so. If you play AC3 to the end you will know that weapons won’t be a problem to explain, the automatic rifles would be rare or not exist and you wouldn’t be able to manufacture new ones. You could write a world where most technology is lost, and the first-civ tech of the assassin’s is the best weaponry there is, which the wrist-mounted pistol and hidden blade ruling the day. I will stop short of explaining that in case anyone reading this has not played the game yet. Weapons won’t be a problem though.

    I think a game centering on a 3 way struggle between the assassings, the templars and Juno would be really something, and set in the ruins of the old world you’d be able to retain all the free running and combat that made the game so great.

    I’m not downplaying the historical settings, I really like them. Besides, a stolen animus here and there could even occasionally return us to historical settings during the story in order to find the locations of more PoEs.

    Even better, it would be a great opportunity to offer a split story. Some games have done this in the past and people enjoy it. Why not give people the option to play the campaign as an assassin, a templar, or a Juno Loyalist? Ok, now I’m getting carried away, I see it happening, I’ll stop.

    Anyway, I think they are creative enough to make the modern day thing work.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Max Payne

    Problem with every AC that combat is so freaking easy !
    And with AC4 they added option to fire 4 guns at once ? lol

    #9 2 years ago
  10. KineticCalvaria

    Damn it, still haven’t finished 3 because it’s a buggy, boring mess of a game and a huge disappointment. But here we go again, I’m tempted to buy 4 :-(, when will it end!?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TheWulf

    I don’t know. I think I’m just immune to advertising at this point, everyone gets hyped up, but I’m not sure over what.

    So they finally learned how to use some colour in a half-arsed way, and whilst it’s an improvement over the mainstream’s monochrome, it still looks intentionally washed out and desaturated. And the issue here is that when you realise how sunny that place is, the light should be more vibrant, which tends to kill my immersion a bit. It looks almost like rainy Britain but with tropical aesthetics, it’s bizarre.

    What’s sad is that this desaturation of colour ruins the decent aesthetics they have going on, there. This is a common problem with the mainstream — they’re afraid of colour, and this almost primal fear of colour impacts the work artists have put painstaking efforts into creating in a very negative way.

    Really, just… just take a look at this. That’s real world photography, there. The colour balance is just way off, and it looks horrible. Absolutely horrible.

    Watch it again and tell me you don’t see what I mean.

    You’d be lying or blind to make the claim you couldn’t. I don’t understand what the industry’s fetish-like obsession with desaturation is. It’s like the film industry’s obsession with anamorphic lens flares. Hey, one popular thing did it at one point, so let’s all do it.

    I hate using this word but… really. Goddamn sheep. Just because some game or other was desaturated at some point doesn’t mean every modern game has to be! This really tweaks me out. I just can’t stress how much it does. Any artist worth their salt would tell you the same.

    On the upside, the sea battles look amazing. Yet that stuff was the saving grace of Assassin’s Creed III, and the only reason I even touched that game. A friend played the boring bits for me so I could just have fun on a boat. That was great. I could just ignore the animus, the airport novel quality plotline, and the painful whiteouts and just… go have fun on a ship. That was dandy. Loved it.

    But then I think…

    Oh.

    Yeah.

    This is an Assassin’s Creed game, isn’t it?

    So all of this lovely stuff, the sea combat, the treasure finding, and so on… yeah? That’s all going to be weighed down by the horrible two-button Assassin’s Creed combat and movement system, which plays itself. I could just have an autofire pad setup and some tape to hold a joystick into position and probably come back to Assassin’s Creed with an 80 per cent completion ratio. I don’t approve.

    Why couldn’t it be more like Mirror’s Edge? Mirror’s Edge required skill without being punishing or unfair, it was a damned good parkour game. It was how parkour is done right. Yeah, the combat sucked, but hey, at least it got movement right.

    As for the combat? Why not take a page out of the book of spectacle fighters or something?

    And why not have a stealth system, with decent stealth, so we’re not just killing everyone all the time?

    Oh, and maybe, just maybe, hire a writer instead of having interns handle your plots and characters. Please, for my sanity, hire A writer. Singular would do. Writers, plural, would be lovely. But just A WRITER. One. One good writer. Every Assassin’s Creed game thus far has had such a painfully bad plot that you really need to turn your brain off and ignore it, or you’ll end up with a migraine to end all migraines.

    The aforementioned friend pretty much said that she skipped all the cutscenes too, as they were just too painful to endure. I’ve seen some bad, bad writing in my time, but Assassin’s Creed takes the cake. And don’t tell me that games can’t have good writing, they can, because Portal. All you need to do is hire a decent writer.

    You know, someone who can write. A writer. Not an intern jotting down plot points on a napkin in-between coffee runs.

    See, this is my problem. If this hadn’t been an Assassin’s Creed game, then the following might have happened:

    - Combat that requires more skill than holding down a button.
    - Movement that requires more skill than holding down a button.
    - A plot that isn’t so bad it would make an airport novel author blush.
    - Believable and relatable characters.
    - Graphics that aren’t horribly desaturated.

    I dunno.

    For me, Assassin’s Creed has ruined what could have been a great game. It’ll appeal to the mainstream, I suppose. The mainstream will eat/consume anything. Sometimes the mainstream reminds me of dogs, you have to tell them what to not eat, because they have absolutely no clue as to what’s toxic to them and what isn’t. Dogs are like living garbage disposals, and I feel the mainstream is the cultural equivalent.

    So… I’m sorry? I know some will think of me as a hipster, but I’m just passionate about actually good games.

    And this could have actually been good.

    Bloody Assassin’s Creed curse.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. TheWulf

    @9

    I forgot to mention that. One of the only parts of the game that couldn’t be played with an autofire pad now can.

    Hooraaaaaaaaaaay…

    /thud

    #12 2 years ago
  13. KineticCalvaria

    @Wulf, you have too much time on your hands, I appreciate you like a bit of discussion but surely you can condense your answer a bit. A lot of us don’t read walls of text, if you want to be that detailed then write articles and be a journalist.

    On a side note; Pat, hire this guy so the article can be on the right end of the page and doesn’t take up the whole comment section with 1 post. :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    Absolutely nothing new here. I am not even going to bother with this one. Got bored of AC3 pretty early on and this….aint gonna change anything. Every goddamn year a new AC now, a goddamn shame what happened to this franchise.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TheWulf

    @13

    It didn’t take me any time at all to type that. I type between 80-100WPM. You’re judging me by your standards, which aren’t mine. :P

    Also, I don’t want to be hired. That would put me in a position to be surrounded by a cult of popularity. Screw that. That’s the reason I don’t do blogging.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. KineticCalvaria

    @15, yeah but do you read 100 per second? Cos if not you’ll fall asleep by the end of reading your comments. :)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. silverstorm

    They always succeed with hyping everyone up

    #17 2 years ago
  18. bradk825

    I agree with the lack a skill it takes to play AC3. As they went they kept dumbing down the controls. Free running became a one-button deal and they did away with the awesome hook-blade. The free running ended up becoming just a way to get around. I hope when Edward makes port the controls will be a litte more involved again. AC2 and it’s 2 direct sequels were more fun than AC3 in my opinion.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. jaysea

    To be honest I was sold on this game the minute they included a Todd McFarlane poster with my preorder :p but this video gets me pretty excited!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. mistermogul

    I’ve not bought an AC game since Brotherhood and that I got bored of half way through, though I’m definitely down for this game. It looks superb imo and I’m digging the pirate/Caribbean setting…

    I hope we get more AC in this world in the future.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. vicrysty

    I really like the universal history. I’ve always wanted to play a game that would allow me to travel in time and meet figures in world history to see locations on earth and the time in world history. Assassin’s Creed franchise has allowed me this, so I bought every game when he appeared. I’m glad that occur each year. I hope that the next Assassins Creed to happen in ancient Rome. I did preorder for PS4 and of course Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag we look forward to occur.

    #21 2 years ago

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    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]