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Far Cry 4 is Among this Week’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 Deals With Gold

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Microsoft has revealed the latest games to join the Deals with Gold promotion for Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners. This week’s lineup of discounted games, include titles such as Far Cry 4, Bioshock Infinite, Assassin’s Creed Unity and more. Check out the full list below. All deals expire on May 11th, and require an Xbox Live Gold membership.

Xbox 360

  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 1* — $7.50
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 2* — $7.50
  • BioShock Infinite Season Pass* — $10
  • Call of Duty 2 — $10
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops — $10
  • Call of Duty Classic — $10
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 — $20
  • Double Dragon Neon — $2.50
  • Far Cry 3 — $10
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon — $3.74
  • Far Cry 4 — $33
  • Far Cry 4 Season Pass — $20

Xbox One:

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity — $22
  • Far Cry 4 — $33
  • Far Cry 4 Gold Edition — $54
  • Far Cry 4 Season Pass — $20

Source: Major Nelson’s blog

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Dead Kings DLC Gameplay Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Free for the fact that Ubisoft failed at Quality Assurance on AC: Unity. The second DLC will be larger and is not free.

Dead Kings DLC Gameplay Launch Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Assassin’s Creed Unity (No, It’s Not Recalled From Shelves Yet) – Dead Kings Cinematic Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Dead Kings Cinematic Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft (No, they’re not banned from Games Industry Yet)
Developer(s): Ubisoft
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Ubisoft Offering Apology to Gamers, Free Games + DLC

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If you bought Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s Season Pass, you will now get a choice between which free game you’ll be picking from:

  • The Crew
  • Far Cry 4
  • Watch Dogs
  • Assassin’s Creed Black Flag
  • Rayman Legends
  • Just Dance 2015
Those people who are eligible for a free game will also get the first piece of DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Unity for free. This motion is as an apology for the bugs in AC: Unity and presumably shady piece of business done in which reviews were not allowed to surface until 12 hours after the game’s public launch was achieved. Keep in mind, Ubisoft has still announced that they will not be handing down Review Copies of The Crew until after launch and that this free game + free DLC offer also means the cancelling of the AC: Unity Season Pass. There’s no word yet on if further DLC down the line for the game will cost money or not for people who accept this apology and free game / DLC.
In one sense this is a good deal because the Season Pass was cheaper than most of these games cost. However, now you’ll most likely have to be forced to buy any DLC that comes after the initial free one even though you signed up to buy a Season Pass, not another Ubisoft game discounted. Strange gesture, but it’s coming from the right place. Happy Thanksgiving Gamers! [Some Info Sourced: Ubisoft]

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Acer Offers Assassin’s Creed Unity FREE With Purchase of Select Gaming Laptops

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Looking for a new machine this holiday? Do you plan to use it for work, gaming, or just general everyday use? Well look no further! Acer has introduced a new model in to its family of Aspire V Nitro: Black Edition notebooks that includes a 4k UHD display. For $1,499.99, you can purchase this Laptop PC that offers 4 times the amount of pixels as a 1080p Full HD display. According to a release from a source at Acer, this computer is ideal for high end video editing and can handle running graphic intensive games.

Here are some of the specs for the computer to show you how it will perform:

Display Size: 15.6-inch

Display Resolution: Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)

Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad Core Processor

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM

Memory: 16GB DDR3 dual channel memory

SSD/HD: 256GB solid state drive

1TB hard drive

Audio: Optimized Dolby audio enhancements featuring Audio Optimizer, Audio Regulator,Volume Leveler, Volume Maximer, Intelligent EQ, Dialogue Enhancer, and SurroundVirtualizer (for headphones and built-in speakers)

Keyboard: Backlit; full size with dedicated numeric keypad

These are just a few of the great qualities that this fantastic pc offers. Now, if you are wanting this pc to game then you need to act fast. As of November 3rd, and while supplies last, Acer is offering a free digital code of Assassin’s Creed Unity with the purchase of select Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition notebooks.

The select V Nitro Black Edition notebooks are available at Amazon, Newegg, and Tiger Direct. Notebooks start priced at $1,099 and are eligible for the Assassin’s Creed Unity complimentary code for a limited time.

So act now and move fast if you plan to pick up Assassin’s Creed Unity as well!

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Ubisoft Under Fire From Gaming World, Changing Review Policy

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SHOTS FIRED! SHOTS FIRED!

 

Ubisoft is taking fire from gamers, press, and even its own investors after the poor quality of Assassin’s Creed Unity came out. The game has many known tech issues and is almost unbearable for most gamers. Whether it be the frame rate drops, game crashing, or random character glitches, Assassin’s Creed Unity is one of the most poorly prepared games for its launch date this year! Ubisoft is also catching grief because the release date for the game was pushed back to “better the quality.”  The company is also being called the next EA in comparison to the terrible launch that EA’s Battlefield 4 had.

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My chiropractor is so fired!!

This isn’t the first time this current gen that Ubisoft has caught some heat from gamers. They also pushed back the release date for Watch Dogs which released earlier this year and The Crew which is currently nine months behind, according to an article on bbc.com. The Crew beta which took place over the weekend leading to the game’s release on December 2nd gained mixed feelings from myself and other gamers. Is this the start of the downhill spiral for Ubisoft? Up next to be released by Ubisoft is Far Cry 4. And for many gamers, including myself, we are wondering what type of quality to expect after the face planting of AC Unity.

In response to the pressure from the gaming world, Ubisoft stated in a conversation with bbc.com,

“We are currently working on our next update that will help address some of the specific issues some players are having including: [the protagonist] Arno falling through the ground; game crashing when joining a co-op session; Arno getting caught inside of hay carts; delay in reaching the main menu screen at game start.”

They also went on to say that the complexity of building a multiplayer game in which players could join forces online, was the reason that the game wasn’t allowed to be reviewed until late.

But, for some reason they failed to mention why they made reviewers agree to a 17 hour embargo after the game was released in the US. Well it seems apparent to many that Ubisoft was trying to hide their mistakes and that they had hoped with the success of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Unity would be well received. Even with a day one patch Unity still seems to receive poor scores and a very poor reception from gamers. However a spokesperson from Ubisoft went on to say. “The nature of games themselves and the way they are being reviewed is changing, as evidenced by games like Assassin’s Creed Unity, Destiny and The Crew – games that have significant online components.” Perhaps a bail out excuse for the company and a way to protect what little dignity they have left after this miscue of a game?

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Bonjour 

 

Whatever the excuse is, it’s not going to be enough of an apology to gamers. In a change of heart the spokesperson also stated, “We are working to adapt our services and communications with consumers accordingly, both by changing the way we work with reviewers and by offering customers open betas or other early access to some games, all so that they have the information they need and want.”

Is this going to be enough to change the minds of the gaming world? Will other Ubisoft titles be well received or does one game ruin the entire show from here on out?

Some Info Sourced: BBC

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Review

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I haven’t fully beaten an Assassin’s Creed game since the 2nd installment. I would lose interest in the game far too quickly for several reasons. This series hasn’t been able to captivate me since that title. Black Flag is a toss up, as I ran out of time to play it. Assassin’s Creed Unity is a somewhat different experience for me as I am able to play for hours on end without falling over due to boredom, so in that sense we are seeing improvement.

While Unity doesn’t perfectly capture the darkness that truly was the French Revolution, it does a great job at immersing the player through its story and helps bring back players by adding Co-Op. Sadly, Unity also suffers from a lot of the woes of previous Assassin Creed games. It doesn’t do much in terms of gameplay  to add to the franchise, and sadly you won’t see any naval combat in this installment. Unity did manage to hold me for a few hours at a time every session consistently, which other Creed games fail miserably at, but not much is to be expected aside from that. Players who took a big LEAP OF FAITH (<-) on this installment may be left feeling somewhat disappointed.

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The graphics are a rather decent step up from what I saw in Black Flag, this was somewhat to be expected. Where the technological jump really comes from here is the crowd, as it’s full of people. The issue? The performance is not steady. I don’t think there will ever be a time where Ubisoft is known for their rock solid frame-rate performance, but if there is then it’s definitely not going to be because of this game. The graphics themselves aren’t the issue, the issue is that the game struggles to pull 30 frames at a constant rate. I don’t believe it reached a solid 30 FPS for either system nor even for higher end PC’s. If this is unacceptable for your eyes, don’t even bother with the game.

This trend is an increasing one for my experiences with Ubisoft games. While the sheer amount of people in a crowd during Unity’s gameplay is rather impressive, the price paid is dealing with a shitty frame-rate the entire length of the game. The game’s beauty is marred by shoddy optimization. I have not seen or heard of a steady frame-rate for this game on any platform. A good thing to come from this though are the animations. The animations are a rather huge step in the right direction for many as the Mo-Cap in game is extremely impressive. So obviously, Ubisoft knows what they’re doing and just needs to get this frames per second stuff fixed to really show off what they can do.

Where Assassin’s Creed Unity really holds player is the gameplay. While there aren’t too many new features to be had, it is worthwhile to go through the Co-Op missions with friends, that’s really the big deal here. It’s interesting to experience the game with other players. I am sure this is something really enjoyable for players who have people to actually play with it will be enjoyable, but if you are the loner type, there really isn’t much new. Black Flag brought back, improved upon, and gave us some new things, but Unity doesn’t seem to do that. It won’t add too much for players who don’t want to experience Co-Op. After 6 installments though this is somewhat to expected, it’s kind of getting on it’s last legs as far as features come. What’s also not too surprising is they took out the emphasis off of the boats. With Rogue out the same day, it’s not really a surprise that they took out the boats. Also, let it be known that the French Revolution did have naval battles.

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The place where Assassin’s Creed somewhat shines is it’s story. Unity really isn’t that much different, as it has a very interesting story in one of the darkest times in history. This time around we have a somewhat odd Romeo & Juliet feel, as our protagonist is in love with a Templar, how charming! Where it doesn’t quite shine though is in the somewhat bland missions. The Co-Op missions I played were fine and dandy, but they don’t take up the entire game. The story missions just aren’t that great and sadly they don’t do much to hold your attention at a constant rate. Some of the missions are very enjoyable, while others seem to drag on with little to no excitement. The issue with Assassin’s Creed is that the series feels rather drawn out at this point, it hasn’t done much to really shift the experience in some time and the one thing that really did that (naval combat) was taken out.

Final Verdict:

Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t a bad game by many means. It’s a somewhat enjoyable experience that can hold the player to their console for a few hours without break, but it won’t see many binge players. It’s most impressive leap forward is on the animations, there is one kiss in particular that has shaken a lot of people, it’s because of how realistic it is. To quote someone who put it perfectly: “I will say the faces and mo-cap quality is excellent, it actually has a kiss that doesn’t look like 2 robots rubbing their faces together, so there’s that.” – Total Biscuit.

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The sheer number of AI in the crowds is something to gawk about as well, it’s really impressive. What isn’t very impressive is Unity’s not so stable frame-rate, its bland missions, its removal of a few AC gameplay aspects, and the fact that there’s nothing really new in this game at all. While most will complain about the frame rate, my biggest issue doesn’t really lie there. My issue lies on the somewhat stale game that Assassin’s Creed has become, with the series at 8 games, Ubisoft needed to do something pretty big to revitalize things and Co-Op just isn’t good enough.

While the Co-Op is an interesting addition to the game, the missions aren’t exactly anymore lively than the single player missions after a few runs. Assassin’s Creed Unity won’t revitalize your love for the series, but if you still enjoy the game it might be able to hold your attention. It’s not a terrible Assassin’s Creed game, but it’s not the game that will reel in every person burnt out on the series either. If you enjoy the original games you may enjoy this as well, because despite all of it’s flaws Unity does hold true to the earlier character of this series.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7 / 10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developers: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Available Now On: XO | PS4 | PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of the game was provided to the author by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Gamer Gear #1 – Assassin’s Creed Unity: Phantom Blade

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Welcome to Gamer Gear, a series of post that informs gamers on new clothing items every gamer should have in his or her wardrobe. This week Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Unity the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed Saga and released Arno’s signature weapons The Phantom Blade. This blade continues the trend from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood in which Ubisoft release their first hidden blade for protagonist Ezio into the next generation. The blade  will run you $59.99 so to get a set it will be around $120 but that will be a small price to pay to complete your assassin’s costume for your next cosplay event or to stash away for next Halloween. If you would like to purchase the blade click here then be sure to check back to RGN soon for the next installment of Gamer Gear.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Launch Trailer [HD 1080P/60FPS]

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Launch Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity in 60FPS.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Time Anomaly Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Time Anomaly Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – NVIDIA Trailer [HD 1080P]

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NVIDIA Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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5 Games That Would be Perfect for Photo Mode

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With Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor joining the list of games on PS4 (The first third party game) with the popular Photo Mode feature, I’ve been thinking about other titles and how cool it would be to have it. Photo Mode isn’t for everyone, but those who enjoy toying around with it will agree that it adds another layer of fun to whatever game they are playing. The really creative players can pull off some really impressive snapshots.

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One of my Shadow of Mordor snapshots

With that being said below is a list of upcoming and recently released games that would be even more fun with an added Photo Mode. I’m referring to the PlayStation 4 versions since the Xbox One doesn’t have the ability (Yet) to take screenshots. Also seeing as there is a high chance that each AAA PS4 exclusives will be including it, I didn’t bother listing Bloodborne and The Order: 1886.

Grand Theft Auto V – November 18, 2014

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Rockstar’s latest in its ever popular open-world franchise will be making its way onto the current gen consoles next month. The option to capture whatever crazy antics players will get into when roaming the huge city of Los Santos, is too good of an opportunity to pass up. Epic vehicle stunts, insane shootouts, hooker roadkill and whatever other form of carnage you can pull off. Of course you could also take some breathtaking 1080p shots of the city and mountains and share them for the world to see.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity – November 11, 2014

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Another open-world title, this time set in Paris during the French Revolution. Being able to capture protagonist Arno Dorian as he engages in combat against the Templars, performs stealth kills, shows of his sweet parkour skills while scaling large buildings and even taking that iconic leap of faith would be something fans would get carried away with. Too bad the game won’t feature naval battles.

WWE 2K15 – November 18, 2014

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Not an open-world title, but developer Yukes and 2K games upcoming wrestling game would benefit from this feature. Fans of the game series love to share their content with one another; from their created wrestlers to story lines. With Photo Mode players would become even more share crazy, capturing all kinds of insane shots the wrestlers executing their finishing moves, delivering chair shots, performing high flying moves from ladders and more.

EA Sports UFC – June 17, 2014

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Another title that involves sweaty shirtless combatants, grappling and punching your opponents in the face. EA Sports UFC has been out for a few months now but it continues to receive support, including new fighters and takedown moves. So why not Photo Mode? Who wouldn’t want to be able to snap a close up picture of Bruce Lee jamming his foot into the face of Jon Bones or Rhonda Rousey dropping her opponent on their head with a suplex? Yeah, thought so.

The Evil Within – October 14, 2014

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The latest survival horror game (Our Review here) from the mind of Shinji Mikami, would be another great candidate for a Photo Mode inclusion. Protagonist Sebastian Castellanos will come face to face with countless enemies in his quest to discover the truth. With PM, players would be able to capture some truly disturbing images including the many horrific deaths that will undoubtedly befall poor Sebastian.

This piece is the opinion of the author and does not represent RGN as a whole.

So do you agree? What games do you feel should include Photo Mode, or do you think it is a feature that should be forgotten. Sound off in the comments.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity (PS4 / XO / PC) – Your Own Path Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Your Own Path Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft
Release Date (NA): TBA 2014

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Newest Assassin’s Creed: Unity Trailer Highlights Co-op Action

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Ubisoft has released a new gameplay video for Assassin’s Creed: Unity focusing on the game’s co-op feature. The official video description reads:

In Assassin’s Creed Unity you can play as a melee expert, agile infiltrator, or a silent master of stealth and join forces with up to three friends to take on a variety of co-op missions. Whether you’re tackling heists or assassinations, you’ll need planning, teamwork, and a combination of your whole team’s complementary skills to succeed, but if you do you’ll be handsomely rewarded.

 

Assassin’s Creed: Unity will release on November 11, 2014 for PS4, PC and Xbox One.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Challenge Mode Leaked Video

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As we all know Assassin’s Creed Unity has been revealed to us for quite some time now. We have all been shown amazing game play footage, as well as Co-op and some story footage.  But recently someone posted to Reddit a Video(post removed but video remanes on YouTube) about a new game play mode called Rifts in which players compete in a race like challenge in order to collect glyph’s scattered around a series of locations. The video Below also Shows a Screenshot of the different characters from the past Assassin’s Creed games. Im unsure if they are playable or if you must race them but there is a substantial amount of info in the video. Check it out and comment below on how you think rifts will affect the game play of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

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