Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag review – Does attaching hidden blades to cannons defeat the purpose?

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Do you know what Tim said to me when he and I first had seen the cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag? We were speaking on an IM at the time and he straight-up said “This looks like the first Assassin’s Creed I’m interested in since the first one, it looks properly legit”. “Legit”, being pretty big praise from the likes of him and me. Tim doesn’t often get quite so sucked into game series as I do and so retains a moderately unbiased view when it comes to these things, so after the apparent disappointment which was Assassin’s Creed 3, this was a very interesting thing to hear from him. Continue reading

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Retrospectacles: Assassin’s Creed 3 – Everybody makes mistakes

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Assassin’s Creed is a series that has always and will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s hard for me to say what exactly it is about the series that so hooked me way back when I was jumping about as Altair, but it’s irrelevant because it happened. Since AC2 I have counted Assassin’s Creed as my second favourite video game series of all time (behind an obvious front-runner), beating out even my love of Halo and the games made by Telltale Games. Continue reading

The MMGaming Awards – 2012

The world awaits with bated breath as we at MMGaming have been considering the various awards we would like to hand out at this years MGA (MMGaming Gaming Awards): the more prestigious version of the VGA. All across the globe the big game companies are staring at their browsers, just waiting to see if their game will be forever immortalized in our hearts and minds.

Joking aside though, it is indeed time for us to look back at 2012 and consider what the highlights, and possible low-lights (if that is indeed a word), of the year were! Now while we do put a fair amount of thought into the various awards (even those we include only as a way of amusing both you and ourselves) when it comes to the bigger and more serious things the MMGamers have an unfortunate tendency to not agree on who ought to be winning. That’s why that in the following, very prestigious, very formal and serious award ceremony (done via a post on the internet) some of the awards might have input from more than one of us, explaining why THIS particular game should win THIS particular award. Naturally you should be listening to me here and not the others, of course…

Anyway, without any further ado I hereby welcome you to the MMGaming Game Awards!

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Assassin’s Creed 3 review – The Brits Bite Back!

I had to mentally prepare myself before playing Assassin’s Creed 3. Partially because this is the latest instalment in one of my favourite series of video games (and I am such a fan-boy for it it’s not even funny) but also because I had to gear myself up for playing through a game where all the enemies are British, it just doesn’t sit well for some reason. Seriously, I would really like a game in which we go around actually killing Americans for once, I figure that something quite so unique would be bound to turn a few heads.

Anyway, witticisms aside I do feel I ought to say that, minus the fact that I was always very aware that every single redcoat I killed was a fellow tea-drinker, the game honestly doesn’t do quite as much English bashing as I was expecting. Only about as much as is necessary to remind you that this was a period and place where the English weren’t very popular (much like Glasgow during the world-cup actually). In fact if, like me, you felt the need to read anything in the database that is written in game by the veeeery English, and veeeery cynical, Shuan Hastings (voiced by Danny Wallace) you will quickly see that the developers had more than a few digs at both America and the American Revolution itself (pity about 99% of gamers probably won’t read them, but I digress).

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Endweek News – Colour Me Intrigued, Release Date City and Videos and Trailers

Hey everyone, it is Sunday again and as usual it is time for the News! Last week I epically failed in that I posted the news from the previous two weeks but then completely forgot to post the Colour Me Intrigued, Release Date City and Videos section. That means that actually this week  this part of the Endweek News is actually THREE WEEKS worth of stuff as opposed to just one… Yeah I know, failure at it’s finest…

However, the normal Endweek News section will just be the news from the past week and I hope to have that uploaded later today as well! Anyway, enough talk! What has been intriguing and awesome in the last three weeks? Check after the jump to find out!

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Endweek News – Release Dates, Interesting Stuff and Videos

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There are two pretty big release dates to inform all you folks about and both are for March next year.

First up is Gears of War Judgement, the next Gears game which will be a prequel for the whole series and will follow Damon Baird and his own crew of four and has been set for a 19th of March release date by Epic Games.

The other big release was revealed on the Amazon UK website which states that Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be coming to the UK on the 29th of March next year.

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