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    Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King George

    With this appropriately incredible teaser image, Assassin's Creed III has revealed what is perhaps the greatest downloadable content since.. Maybe ever. 

    The Tyranny of King George, an episodic series of DLC, is an alternate universe in which our presidente uno George Washington is driven mad with power. In the dictionary of Assassin's Creed, that is the definition of assassination target. It'll be George Washington vs. Connor Kenway, just like I was taught in history class! 


    This is a Video About Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

    I'm not a fan of the Ghost Recon series, so you may be wondering why I'm covering Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Quite simple, actually: Coco. 

    The wife of honorary Otaku But Gangsta, actor, and rapper Ice-T, illustrates how much she enjoys competing in first-person shooters by showing her cleavage and exposing her very near bare ass. No complaints here! Apparently, Ubisoft is marketing the latest Ghost Recon title by introducing a few "stars" to play on Team Ghost. Y'know, as opposed to Team Modern Warfare, Team Halo, or her hubby's preference, Team Gears. 

    I'm not even mad at Ubisoft for this. Half naked chicks shooting automatic weapons! Keep up the good work guys. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier releases on May 22.


    REVIEW: From Dust 

    I must admit, titles where the player is given the powers of a God and asked to shape the world how he or she sees fit were never compelling to me, regardless of how incredible the premise sounds. In what feels like the first game in which I play the part of the Almighty since I've become a mature gamer, I decided to give From Dust a Godly go of it. Does its foundation hold up to the heavy expectations heaped upon it, or is this one wiped away by a tsunami?

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    Assassin's Creed: Revelations Music Video

    Yeah, this isn't even a trailer. It's a straight up music video, and I ain't mad about it. To be completely honest, I haven't played an Assassin's Creed game since the first. Not because I don't enjoy them, they look like a good time. I had fun watching a friend slaughter random Italian nobles, just never got around to doing it myself. Can anyone tell me why Ezio is having hallucinations of Altair? Did he slip himself some of his own poison?

    Though whenever an Assassin's Creed game releases a new trailer, I'm all over it. They always have incredibly high production value and use perfectly eclectic music to compliment the action. So why would the trailer for Assassin's Creed: Revelations be any different?

    Gameplay looks like typical Assassin's Creed. Ezio uses smoke bombs, zip-lines with his new wrist hooks, destroys some ships with a flamethrower, parkours around, and generally just kicks everything's ass. Par for the course for Mr. Auditore. As you would expect the action is fast and smooth, and the graphics are beautiful. The real question for Revelations though, is what the hell is going on with Desmond? 


    REVIEW: Outland

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes you ask "How has this never been done before?" Though the idea of bullet-hell combined with a 'polarity' system was very successfully implemented in the cult hit Ikaruga, the idea was hardly heard from again, until Outland.

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    Get a Bullet Overload of Outland's Co-op

    Don't tell me you've forgotten about Outland already, have you? Housemarque's visually stimulating, projectile-laden platformer is due out soon. The last week of April in fact! Get yourself reaqcuainted with Outland via the following trailer, which spotlights cooperative play elements.

    There's really not much to go by, so it's not known how intricate the co-op system will be. However, it looks like a worthy purchase even as a single player affair, so the addition of multiplayer is gravy baby. I came away from PAX East impressed with how Outland looked under player control. Smooth, sexy animation is a great compliment to lovely visuals, unique style, and the omnipresent hell of bullets, wouldn't you say?

    Mark it on your calendars, April 26 on PSN ($9.99), April 27 on XBLA (800 MSP). 


    Call of Juarez: The Cartel is Risky Business

    Games like GUN, Red Dead Revolver, and Call of Juarez were the only window gamers had into the old west, leaving fans of the genre stranded in a desert with no water in sight. Before Rockstar and Red Dead Redemption went and made the western game all mainstream, the best we had might have been Sunset Riders

    Since RDR 'revolutionized' the old west, it seems like not many titles set in the same period will ever measure up to the commercial and critical success John Marston brought to the folks at Rockstar. Kudos then to Call of Juarez  for trying something new, and moving in a different direction. Though it may be on a bit of a touchy subject, you don't win big by playing the same safe hand over and over again.

    Call of Juarez: The Cartel continues to bill itself as a western in the vein of the two preceding entries in the series, but the wild west has changed. The cartels are the new outlaws, and cash, drugs, and guns are the new gold. In The Cartel, you can take control of one of three 'bad' cops to take down drug lords from Mexico to Los Angeles. 

    The Cartel is said to have three-player online co-op, three unique campaign stories and all that, but really that's not important. What is important, is the bitching and moaning that 'people' (ie. near-sighted journalists and left-wing politicians) are doing in regards to the latest Call of Juarez, seeing as how Mexico is in a bad way right now, thanks in part to the real cartels. 

    To any of the detractors, I say find something better to do with your power of state or power of media. Lay off, let games be games, and go fight the problems you have with the latest Call of Juarez game at its source: real life. To developers Techland, and publishers Ubisoft, keep doing what you're doing. Call of Juarez: The Cartel looks like it might have some promise, please don't fuck it up on account of over-sensitive blowhards who attack the games industry to make themselves feel tough. 

    Also, please don't turn Call of Juarez: The Cartel into something Kane and Lynch-like. Thanks! 


    Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Long Ass Trailer of Cybernetic Dopeness

    Since its first few glimpses, Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been establishing quite a setting for itself. The latest look ups the ante, by showing a bit of cinematic we've seen before together with some brand new footage. All in all, the trailer weighs in at a hefty 5 minutes.

    Though no gameplay this time around, strictly story, setting, ambiance, and Adam Jenson making good use of his cybernetics. Show off.


    REVIEW: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

    Written by contributing author John Yon

    Three main games in three years time have caused some to be wary of assassin overload, that maybe such a release schedule would prematurely wear out an assassin's welcome. Though continuing on its course, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood finally brings the trilogy’s grand adventure to an end. As a direct sequel to Assassin’s Creed 2, Brotherhood attempts to send Desmond and his ancestors off in style. Does it live up to the hype and expectations, or does the leap of faith miss its mark?

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    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Hits Keep Coming

    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood continues its barrage of quality media to rally the assassin within us all, this time by way of the story trailer. This cinematic treat illustrates the measure of art game development has risen to, rivaling and even bettering most big budget movie trailers. 

    The web is weaved between our protagonist, Ezio Auditore, and his rival, head of the Templars, Cesare Borgia. Shit is about to go down. Borgia amassed an army and has taken control of Rome, so Ezio is amassing an army to free it. Cause and effect my friends, cause and effect.

    We've been told that Assassin's Creed Brotherhood has become Ubisoft's most pre-ordered title to date, and there's still close to a month before the game releases. Between the multiplayer beta, the incredibly well produced trailers, and the constant press coverage, it's easy to believe AC:B will continue to build its pre-order record. Though more pre-orders mean more people will complain if the game doesn't deliver. Looks like we'll have to wait until next month to know for sure.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood releases on November 16th.