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Back in 2014, the Gamergate scandal made headlines. At the time, internet trolls launched a series of harassment campaigns targeting females involved in gaming. As stated in an article in Marie Claire, the harassment included “doxxing, hacking, and warnings of death and sexual violence on social media and IRL.”
Instances like these raise a question that remains relevant today: Why is the prospect of women in the gaming industry so controversial? Let’s take a look:
Writer’s Note: This article got lost in the depths of our draft folder, but we’ve found the piece and are publishing it to give the (albeit late) review Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey deserves.
Let’s start this review with the obvious, already overdone main point: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is not a very good Assassin’s Creed game. Not a bad game, mind you, but a game almost wholly uninterested and unattached the the previous adventures and lore of older Assassin’s Creed stories.
Now, onto the review, shall we?
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is technically the twelfth installment of this sprawling series, releasing on October 5th and quickly becoming a hot topic among gamers. Some are upset about its departure from its roots and its leveling obstacles. Others marvel at its open world experience and RPG adventuring. But, trying to be as objective as possible, what is Odyssey?
Enterprise D Comes to VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew has been one of the most well-received VR games yet. GamesRadar ranked it 25th on their list of the best games of 2017. While it wasn’t the commercial success that Ubisoft hoped it would be, it still has the company’s support as Ubisoft has announced Star Trek: Bridge Crew – The Next Generation, a new expansion for its co-op multiplayer experience. (more…)
The future of gaming is LIVE! E3, also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, returns for its 21st year on Tuesday, June 14th and runs through Thursday, June 16th. The event will feature press conferences and reveals from some of the biggest names in the video game business: Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA and more third-party developers! The expo, known for its history of being the event where major developers unveil new and upcoming projects, is already gathering a fair amount of buzz. With talks of new consoles from Microsoft , Nintendo (Nintendo NX) and Sony (PS 4.5) possibly being introduced or discussed, virtual reality (VR) devices for gaming systems, and a slew of games coming in the second half of 2016, you can be certain that video games will be the major focus of E3 this year. (more…)
Ubisoft‘s upcoming March 8th release for Tom Clancy’s The Division is ramping up with some new web-based live action series that looks at the agents and the world they now live in. Youtubers Corridor Digital, RocketJump, and devinsupertramp teamed up with Ubisoft to produce four shorts, one to be premiered on each Youtube channel. Now all four are available and you can check them out after the jump. (more…)
Following up on the first official image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange released earlier today, now’s the time for your first at another highly-anticipated upcoming adaptation featuring a beloved and talented dramatic actor in a high-profile film meant to launch a profitable new franchise. In this case, it’s Michael Fassbender in the upcoming adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular Ubisoft game. This attempt will once again try to turn a lucrative video game series into a lucrative movie series, and while the below official image doesn’t reveal much about the action being made for the film, Fassbender still looks as bad ass intense as always. (more…)
Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed movie is finally getting production rolling and thanks to Yahoo we’ve got a first look at Michael Fassbender in costume as Callum Lynch, descendant of a long line of members of a secret society of assassins. Don’t worry dedicated gamer, you’re memory isn’t failing you, Callum was not a character in any of the Assassin’s Creed games. The name was created for the movie, but I imagine it might find its way into the next video game. (more…)
Ubisoft is bringing back one of last years SDCC 2014 most popular event locations, the Assassin’s Creed Experience. Think Ninja Warrior and you’ve got the idea. This year’s course has a very British air as it will help promote Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, due out later this year. This course has all the fun Parkour type action you’d find in the game including the iconic Leap of Faith. Of course this year you’ll leap right off Big Ben! (more…)
The Electronic Arts Expo is throwing out trailers and announcements fast and hard. We’ve got a fever, and the only cure is more games!
After Microsoft’s stellar line-up, it’s now Ubisoft’s turn. And, boy, did they let loose a fury of fantastic titles with SouthPark: The Fractured but Whole, For Honor, Anno 2205, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and more! (more…)
Since its unveiling at E3 2012, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has been one of the most anticipated games for any console, particularly this new generation of systems. The spawn of what seems to be a three-way between Assassin’s Creed, Grand Theft Auto and Infamous, Watch Dogs puts you in control of Aiden Pearce, a hacker-cum-vigilante in search of bloody retribution for the death of his niece. Delayed several times, this once launch title has finally graced American shelves. Did the delay produce a better game or simply postpone the inevitable disappointment which often accompanies a hype-beast such as this? It’s 696 miles to Chicago, we’ve got $60, a quarter tank of gas, a six pack of Red Bull, it’s night, and we’re wearing sunglasses…let’s punch it. (more…)