Assassin’s Creed III’s new trailer shows off AnvilNext Engine

Check out the brand new trailer for Assassin’s Creed III which highlights much of the new improvements and features in the upcoming installment. The game is also utilizing Ubisoft’s newest Anvil technology, AnvilNext Engine. The previous three Assassin’s Creed games used the Anvil Engine, but for the next title, Ubisoft is really highlighting the amazing standouts of the game which includes, but not limited to changing weather according to the seasons, naval warfare, combat and movement based on Connor’s heritage, as well as 2000 NPCs battling in one sequence.

Steam Summer Sale Day 2

There have been some pretty nice flash deals for the first day, especially considering I have a good chunk of games. But I am very much thrilled to have scored Saints Row: The Third at 75% off.

Today for the day deals we have:

Additionally the flash deals at the moment are:

Also you can vote for the community pick right now that ends in less than  five hours: Rage (66% off), The Darkness II (75% off), or Assassin’s Creed Revelations (66% off). If you’d like Anno 2070 for a bit cheaper and don’t care about it being through Steam, you can pick up a copy of the game for $13.75 at Get Games. They are have a 65% off sale on the title. I also recommend Botanicula and Splice as far as indie games go.

Ubisoft delays PC edition for Assassin’s Creed, AGAIN!

Well this breaks my heart a bit, though I’m not entirely surprised by the news. It was inevitable, right? Ubisoft hasn’t officially announced or confirmed it, but “Eurogamer was tipped off about the delay by a publishing source who supplied the above promotional image to our Czech Republic cousins at” (Eurogamer). It looks like the PC version and unfortunately, the version I use, will be delayed until November 23rd, though that is if Ubisoft decides to not delay it a second time. Assassin’s Creed Revelations released a month and half after the console’s launch date last year and then Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood was finally released March 2011 after being delayed since November 2010.

This is why I hate Ubisoft. Or and their DRM crap, though it doesn’t bother me as much since I’m usually always connected to the internet, though that one chance I’m not…yeah Ubisoft get your act together. It has been in development for years and you can’t bother to put out a PC release the same day as the console release. Seriously, shame on you.

Steam’s Ubisoft daily deal 5/19/12

Steam’s Ubisoft daily deal today is my favorite franchise and my favorite games, the Assassin’s Creed series! Get up to 50%-75% off the franchise deal today. You may also purchase the Assassin’s Creed Pack for just $44.99. This wonderful package includes: Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Deluxe Edition, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations: Gold Edition. The Assassin’s Creed Revelations: Gold Edition includes the original game along with all the DLC, therefore The Ancestor’s Character Pack, Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack, and The Lost Archive.

The first three games are on sale for 75% off bring the Assassin’s Creed: Director’s Cut Edition and Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition down to $5 each, while Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is just $7.49 and the Deluxe Edition is sitting at $9.99. Additionally, Assassin’s Creed Revelations is on sale for 50% off as well as its DLCs. ACR is now just $19.99 instead of $39.99. Additionally, ACR: Gold Edition is just $24.99 and includes all of the DLCs which is a huge bargain; if you are thinking of picking up the game and would eventually participate in multiplayer and interested in more background story of Subject 16, I’d pick up the Gold Edition for $5 extra to get the DLCs. The Ancestor’s Character Pack is only $1.99, while the Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack and The Lost Archive are 50% off now sitting at $4.99 each.

Pick up this awesome franchise now and happy assassinating!

GOG believes Steam is hurting gamers’ decisions

Good Old Games also known as GOG is a rising competitor to the biggest digital distributor with over 35 million active users. GOG believes Steam is sending the wrong message to gamers.

“Managing director Guillaume Rambourg and marketing boss Trevor Longino told Rock, Paper Shotgun that Steam discounts can devalue the games included in them” (Eurogamer).

As much as I love getting games at a discount price, I agree with GOG. I have often found myself saying, “I’ll just wait until the next big Steam sale”. I admit my video game library is rather extensive and I haven’t even made a dent into more than half of them. It always becomes a matter of “Oh, it’s really cheap. I’ll just buy it and I’ll play it eventually.” Though the last game I paid in full was not too long ago, in fact some people may think it’s outrageous I even bothered to wait, let alone pay for the Animus Collector’s Edition for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Revelations. I have even already pre-purchased my copy of Borderlands 2 from Amazon and awaiting on the release of my Diablo III: Collector’s Edition. But in truth besides collector’s editions and games that I will truly go out of my way for, I find myself often downloading games from Steam or even other downloadable sites with extreme discounts.

“Heavy discounts are bad for gamers, too,” he [Rambourg] said. “If a gamer buys a game he or she doesn’t want just because it’s on sale, they’re being trained to make bad purchases, and they’re also learning that games aren’t valuable. We all know gamers who spend more every month on games than they want to, just because there were too many games that were discounted too deeply. That’s not good for anyone” (Eurogamer).

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