Making History Fun: How Assassin’s Creed Made Ancient Egypt Live and Breathe

With a new instalment almost every year, the Assassin’s Creed games are a treat for history nerds. Forget reading about the past in dusty books - Ubisoft’s blockbuster franchise provides a unique hint into what the past might actually have been like: wandering through the narrow streets of revolutionary Paris, sailing the seven seas during the 17th century, and, umm, driving Leonardo da Vinci’s tank. Okay, perhaps that last thing didn’t really happen - but no other games come close to creating such an immersive historical simulation. Read More >>

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The Best Gear For Assassin’s Creed Fans

Nothing is true, everything is permitted. That's the creed of the Assassin's Order, which anyone who's seen the film or played the games will know already. Speaking of which, it's a good time to be a fan. Not only has the series hit cinema screens (albeit to mixed reception), there's also a remastered version of the best games in the series available in gaming shops everywhere. Read More >>

The Assassin’s Creed Movie Makes the Same Mistake the Games Do

Assassin’s Creed isn’t the movie that’s going to break the string of terrible cinematic experiences based on video games. Way too much of the movie feels like a big-budget advertisement and its attempts to play its dramatic tension straight-faced made me snicker loudly at the screening I went to. It could’ve been a slyly, self-aware modern day B-movie but it devotes its energy to the wrong stuff. Read More >>

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Assassin’s Creed Movie is Officially a High-Brow Foreign Language Film

Everyone knows that if you want to feel like a sophisticated film fan, all you have to do is put down the popcorn and load up something in a foreign language instead. If you have to endure the indignity of reading subtitles, then surely you must be an intellectual. Read More >>

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This Massive 40-Metre ‘Leap of Faith’ Stunt is Completely Bonkers

With the Assassin’s Creed film quickly approaching, the one stunt all fans of the video game series knew couldn’t be avoided was The Leap of Faith. It’s a move where the main character — Altaïr, Ezio, Connor, etc. — jumps off of church steeples into bales of hay with physics-defying splendour you can only find in video games. But what happens when you need to pull off that trick for real? Read More >>

Assassin’s Creed Movie Trailer Has an Actual Sky-High Leap of Faith Stunt in It

Nimble parkour movies, genetic time travel and wrist-mounted blade kills... yep, this sure looks like Assassin’s Creed. Will it be any good, though? If the stunts are anything to go by, it might just end up being the first half-decent video game adaptation. Read More >>

Making a Real-Life Version of the Assassin’s Creed Grappling Hook Launcher

No one has as much fun making crazy inventions or real life versions of weapons from pop culture we dream about than zany British engineer Colin Furze. Here he is making the grappling hook rope launcher from the video game Assassin’s Creed. It’s part of his series in trying to make a real life version of the Hidden Blade. Seeing the rope fire off is pretty damn cool. Read More >>

Assassin’s Creed The Movie Gets a Release Date

You know what’s better than playing a game? Watching a movie based on a game! Read More >>

You Can Now Play Assassin’s Creed With Your EYES

You know what’s been missing in video games? No, not fart jokes – let’s be serious here for a minute. Read More >>

The Assassin’s Creed Movie Hits Cinemas in December 2016

The Michael Fassbender-starring, stabby-stabby Assassin's Creed movie will hit cinemas on December 21st, 2016, studio Fox has confirmed. Hopefully it'll live up to the series' stellar live-action trailers. [Hollywood Reporter] Read More >>

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These Assassin’s Creed Live-Action Trailers Make Me Long For a Full Movie

The Assassin's Creed games have always been a favourite of mine, and I truly cannot wait to see how good they look on the Xbox One and PS4. But the live-action trailers that come with them have been some of the best in the business. They really deserve to be turned into a fully-fledged movie. Here's the latest for AC IV. Read More >>

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I Wish I Could Move Like This Awesome Real-Life Assassin’s Creed Parkour Performer

I'm an absolute demon at the game, but when it comes to clambering up buildings; leaping between suspended beams, and driving off roof tops, I'm more likely to break my neck than anything; unlike this chap, who busts out some truly awesome Altair-esque moves in this fantastically-shot video. Read More >>

Diablo III Is Your “Because PC Gamers Are Cool Too” Deal of the Day

We’re regularly ‘pimping’ games at your ‘arses’ here, but more often than not, they’re big, brassy console games. What then of the humble PC? Can the PC gamer not get a bargain these days? Actually, yes. Read More >>

Wahl Hair Clippers Are This Baldy’s Deal of the Day

Times are hard and revenue streams are scarce. We need to stop relying on traditional methods of generating income and look instead to nature. We need to harness the power of our HAIR. Read More >>