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Assassin’s Creed Rogue Review: The Other Side

18 December 2014 8:39 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

I'm willing to wager that Ubisoft had no idea what it had when it first released Assassin's Creed to the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2007. A silly, convoluted tale of assassins and templars fighting each other over a computer simulation during an actual historical time period. Even that sentence doesn't make sense. But it did work, and Assassin's Creed became a juggernaut annual franchise and multi-million dollar cash cow for the Montreal-based publisher.

But each Assassin's Creed game has focused on only one side of the story: The Assassins (hence the name). Now, in the ninth iteration of the franchise, Ubisoft has changed things up by telling a story about the other side: The Templars. And the results are very, very interesting.

[caption id="attachment_84709" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Rogue takes players from the icy North Atlantic to the swampy river basins of North America.[/caption]

Assassin's Creed Rogue tells the story of Shay Patrick Cormac, a young assassin who, »

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Christmas Gift Guide: 41 Essential Presents For 2014

5 December 2014 5:36 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year (again), and as usual it’s getting to those last few weeks before the big day when creative ideas and planning make way for frantic grabs at whatever is left on the shelves after the Black Friday zombie hordes have cleared everything out.

But fear not: because the best of Christmas is watching movies, re-watching old TV specials and trying hard to forget that George Lucas ever decided that anyone wanted a Star Wars Christmas show, there’ll always be a helping hand round these parts for those who want it.

So if you’re buying for a difficult brother, a picky sister or just for the film, gaming or TV fan in your life, what follows is a compendium of the finest gift ideas for this year’s festivities, as usual there are massive opportunities to win most of what has been included… »

- Simon Gallagher

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Win Assassin’s Creed Rogue On Xbox 360

4 December 2014 6:58 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


To celebrate the release of Assassin’s Creed Rogue, we’ve teamed up with Ubisoft to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the game on Xbox 360.

18th century, North America. Amidst the chaos and violence of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Assassin Brotherhood, undergoes a dark transformation that will forever shape the future of the American colonies. After a dangerous mission gone tragically wrong, Shay turns his back on the Assassins who, in response, attempt to end his life. Cast aside by those he once called brothers, Shay sets out on a mission to wipe out all who turned against him and ultimately become the most feared Assassin hunter in history.

Introducing Assassin’s Creed Rogue, the darkest chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise yet. As Shay, you will experience the slow »

- Simon Gallagher

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Assassin's Creed Rogue Gets Launch Trailer

10 November 2014 3:44 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Check out the last trailer being released before the game hit's store shelves!

The trailer is rather neat, I'm not sure how much more they can show off before showing off too much! Let us know what you think in the comments or on our Facebook pages!

From Ubisoft:

Set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years’ War, Assassin’s Creed Rogue gives players new locations across North America to explore, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, players experience the Assassin’s Creed universe through the eyes of a Templar. As Shay Patrick Cormac, players suffer the brotherhood’s betrayal and transform into an Assassin hunter. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available on November 11 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The game will also »

- (Dustin Spino)

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New Story Trailer for Assassin's Creed Rogue Released

13 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ubisoft has released an all new, and very cinematic style trailer for Assassin's Creed Rogue, going into more detail on the characters, their motives, and the overall story for the game itself.  Come inside to check it out!

I'm not big on the Assassin's Creed franchise, despite tyring my hardest to get into it.  That being said, Ubisoft sure as hell knows how to market these games and make me want to play them.  Today they've revealed a new story trailer for the previous generation only game, Assassin's Creed Rogue, and it looks pretty interesting: 

In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, you’ll learn the dark secret that led Shay to leave the Brotherhood and follow the path of the Templar Order. From the streets of New York to the thrilling naval combat and exploration in the perilous Arctic, Shay will chase down new foes, and even a few familiar faces. »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Test Out Ridiculous Vanilla Ice Board Game

8 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jimmy Fallon holds three things sacred: his family, his freedom and board games. On Tuesday night's episode of The Tonight Show, the comedian-host focused on the latter – but instead of bringing out his guests for a round of Clue or Risk, he explored ridiculous board game "stinkers" for a hilarious new segment called "Do Not Game." The funniest bit – available above – finds Fallon and Roots frontman Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter trying out the Vanilla Ice Electronic Rap game, which allows players to rap random phrases over a "beatbox machine."

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Hunt Down Assassins in Latest Gameplay Trailer for Assassin's Creed Rogue

5 September 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ubisoft has released an all new gameplay trailer for the upcoming previous-generation only Assassin's Creed Rogue, in which is showcases the new lead character, Shay, has he hunts down assassins with impunity!  Come inside to check it out!

For years, Shay was a faithful follower of The Creed, a loyal member of The Brotherhood, and practitioner of their deadly trade. Then everything changed. Betrayed by the Brotherhood he had served for so long, Shay sets out on a mission to make them all pay. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Shay follows his own creed and turns from Assassin to Assassin hunter, with one goal: Eliminate the Brotherhood.

Set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years’ War, Assassin’s Creed Rogue gives players new locations across North America to explore, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Toronto: New Hot Restaurants Pepper the Fest Scene

4 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The sophistication and diversity of Toronto eateries and bars is well-known among festivalgoers. Here are some new and updated spots to eat, greet and deal during the festival.

Bosk Bar and Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

Meet in a well-lit and relatively serene at atmosphere at the Shangri-La’s Bosk Bar while sipping fruit-infused cocktails like the Twilight, made from rum aged in small oak casks inhouse. Small bites include plates of cheese, organic Canadian caviar and oysters. Tiff’S Asian Film Summit returns to the hotel on Sept. 9.

The Chase (pictured)

The Chase offers two options in the Financial District: the view-rich, open-air penthouse bar and rooftop restaurant, and Chase Fish & Oyster, which spotlights seafood. Turf is well represented, too: prime cuts of sirloin and lamb plus a whole chicken for two. Both restaurants have become favorites of Toronto’s business crowd for their sleek interiors, American-style menus and happening bar scenes. »

- Kathy A. McDonald

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New Screenshots for Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue

2 September 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Today, Ubisoft has revealed a handful of new screenshots from their upcoming pair of new Assassin's Creed games: Rogue and Unity.  If you've been itching for another look at these games, then today's your day.  Come inside to check them out!  

Let's start off with the new screens from the current-gen only, Assassin's Creed: Unity.  

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on November 11 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed city ever created. Through the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take up arms for freedom and equality. In this time of chaos and brutality, a young man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Venice to honour Frances McDormand

14 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us actress best known for her work in Coen Brothers’ movies including Fargo to receive talent award.

Us actress Frances McDormand is to be awarded the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award 2014 at the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sep 6).

The prolific actress is best known for her collaborations with the Coen Brothers in films including Fargo, Raising Arizona, Burn After Reading and her first ever film role, Blood Simple.

McDormand will receive the honour on Sept 1 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) and will be followed by the out of competition screening of Olive Kitteridge directed by Lisa Cholodenko.

The four-part HBO miniseries adaptation of the eponymous Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Elizabeth Strout co-stars Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher Jr. and Zoe Kazan.

The Playtone / As Is production will debut on HBO in the Us in November and is executive produced by McDormand alongide Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks and [link »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Assassin's Creed Rogue — Cinematic Trailer

7 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Assassin’s Creed Rogue is a newly announced game exclusively for PS3 and Xbox 360 (last-gen consoles) coming out November 11th. Assassin’s Creed Unity is exclusive to the PS4 and Xbox One and coming out October 28th.  So if you're a fan of Assassin’s Creed and you have both generations of consoles, it looks like you've got a lot of gaming to look forward to. While I'm very excited for Assassin’s Creed Unity, I don't yet own a PS4. I'm glad Ubisoft has made a game specifically for people with last-gen consoles. 

Via Ubisoft:

Play as Shay, an Assassin who finds himself at a crossroads and ultimately turns his back on The Brotherhood in order to hunt them down.• Play as an all-new type of Assassin in the throes of a dark transformation from an adventurous Assassin to a loyal Templar committed to hunting down his former allies in the Assassin’s Brotherhood. »

- Free Reyes

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Game News: Creed, Evolve, Halo, Dogs, GTA5

7 August 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Assassin's Creed: Rogue

The 360/PS3 only "Assassin's Creed" game for this year has been revealed. "Assasin's Creed: Rogue" will release on November 11th and is set in the frigid North Atlantic during the mid-18th century. Specifically it happens during the Seven Years' War, with events mostly before though some are in parallel to those in "Assassin's Creed III".

You play as Shay Patrick Cormac, a former assassin-turned-templar hunting “those [he] previously called brothers from the streets of New York City to the frozen and fractured glacial landscapes of the Arctic Circle." 'Rogue' is said to be the last of the 'North American trilogy' following AC3 & AC4: Black Flag.

The game is single-player only, no multiplayer option is available. There's a significant naval component and your ship will include prototype machine guns for combat. New weapons include an air rifle, grenade launcher, and smoke grenades, and you can hunt polar bears and narwhals. »

- Garth Franklin

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Be the Ultimate Assassin Hunter in Assassin's Creed Rogue Exclusively on Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3

6 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] San Francisco — August 5, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® Rogue, an exciting new installment in the franchise currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, will be available November 11 in North America. Assassin’s Creed Rogue is being developed by Ubisoft Sofia, in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest studios. Set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years War, Assassin’s Creed Rogue gives players new locations across North America to explore, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, players experience the Assassin’s »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue Officially Revealed By Ubisoft

5 August 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After being rumored months ago, Ubisoft has officially confirmed that a new entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will exclusively hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year. Dubbed Assassin’s Creed Rogue, the latest entry in the series was revealed via a leaked video earlier today.

Set in the 18th century during the Seven Years War, Rogue once again returns the franchise to North America, finishing up the saga that started with Assassin’s Creed III. This isn’t your traditional entry in the series, however, as instead of playing as another member of the Assassins, you will instead step into the shoes of a Templar hunter.

After being betrayed by his brothers in the wake of an Assassin’s Brotherhood mission gone wrong, Shay Patrick Cormac joins up with the Templars. This sets him on a path of vengeance that will see Cormac hunting down and eliminating »

- Eric Hall

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Assassin's Creed: Rogue Officially Announced

5 August 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

While Assassin's Creed Unity is coming only to the Xbox One and PS4, we've known for a while now that Ubisoft was working on another AC title for gamers who haven't made the jump to the new generation consoles.  Today, they've finally revealed it with Assassin's Creed Rogue, and we've got the new trailer and first details to show you.  Come inside to check it out!

The trailer is all CGI and no gameplay, but it is nice to see this confirmed instead of floating around for a long time as a rumor. The game takes place around a Templar along the Atlantic Ocean. The game will be released this November for "last generation" consoles (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), while new consoles have more focus on Unity. Both games will be released this year. 

From Ubisoft: 

Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® Rogue, an exciting new installment in the franchise »

- (Dustin Spino)

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Emmy Watch: The Decline and Fall of 'Downton Abbey'

5 August 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As hulking and lavish as the Titanic, "Downton Abbey" appears unsinkable -- especially when it comes to Emmy voters and fans. But the series, whose first episode began with news of that famous ship's North Atlantic disaster, is not immune to rough seas. Does the disappointing fourth season of "Downton" foretell a coming crash? At the outset, creator Julian Fellowes' progressive twist on "Upstairs, Downstairs" fleetly commanded a sprawling cast of masters and servants through the domestic melodramas of pre-World War I Britain. Though never as diamond-sharp as Fellowes' own "Gosford Park" (2001), directed to perfection by Robert Altman, "Downton" enjoyed the same lively energy. The title sequence, a fluid montage of sunny grounds and open shutters, gas lamps and chandeliers, distilled the series to its bright essence: "Downton" suffused even its bitterest developments (drowned heirs, miscarriages, dead Turkish paramours) »

- Matt Brennan

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Grand Banks Sailboat Oyster Bar Opens in New York City

4 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Grand Banks is a seasonal oyster bar on deck of the historic schooner F/V Sherman Zwicker located at the Hudson River Park's Pier 25 in New York City and open now through October. The historic F/V Sherman Zwicker is the last of a large fleet of schooners that fished the Grand Banks of the North Atlantic and traded goods in South America. Docked at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, the 142-foot sailboat, which launched in 1942 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is a museum-quality example of traditional boat building. It's the largest wooden vessel located in New York City. Operating in conjunction with the not-for-profit Maritime Foundation, Grand Banks also presents on-board exhibitions about maritime history. Its curated lecture series features speakers on »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Following Anderson's Death, Only Two Gwtw Performers Still Living

9 April 2014 7:40 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Gone with the Wind’ actress Mary Anderson dead at 96; also featured in Alfred Hitchcock thriller ‘LifeboatMary Anderson, an actress featured in both Gone with the Wind and Alfred Hitchcock’s adventure thriller Lifeboat, died following a series of small strokes on Sunday, April 6, 2014, while under hospice care in Toluca Lake/Burbank, northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Anderson, the widow of multiple Oscar-winning cinematographer Leon Shamroy, had turned 96 on April 3. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1918, Mary Anderson was reportedly discovered by director George Cukor, at the time looking for an actress to play Scarlett O’Hara in David O. Selznick’s film version of Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller Gone with the Wind. Instead of Scarlett, eventually played by Vivien Leigh, Anderson was cast in the small role of Maybelle Merriwether — most of which reportedly ended up on the cutting-room floor. Cukor was later fired from the project; his replacement, Victor Fleming, »

- Andre Soares

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Captain America History 101 – Redux

3 April 2014 8:22 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Well, the big day is finally here! After leading the Avengers in stopping an alien invasion Summer before last, our favorite shield-slinger returns to the multiplexes in an all new solo adventure (well, he’s got some help from the Black Widow and the high-flyin’ Falcon)! Before you head out, you may want to brush up on all things Steve Rogers (don’t worry, this won’t be on the final!)! Have fun and buy bonds!

Read my original review of Captain America Here.

Here’s my original article that ran on Wamg before Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011.

The very first appearance of the sentinel of liberty.

Okay fellow movie geeks! Ready for a bit of pop culture history? Before you head out to the multiplex this weekend to see Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger, let’s get better acquainted with the story of this star-spangled superhero. »

- Jim Batts

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Rare 'Sea Mouse' Washes Up on UK Beach

10 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

It's likely you've never seen or even heard of the animal known as a 'Sea Mouse,' due to the fact that they dwell at underwater depths of around 6,000 feet. Found in the North Atlantic, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, the sea mouse is essentially a giant 12-inch worm covered in rodent-like fur, and they're normally buried headfirst in the sand, at the very bottom of the sea - where they feed on the dead animals that rain down on them.

As reported by the Dorset Echo, a sea mouse was found last week washed up on a beach in Dorset, England, which is a pretty rare occurrence, given how far beneath the surface these little guys live. The find was made by biomedical scientist Paul Harris, who didn't even realize what he had discovered, until he looked it up in a book.

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- John Squires

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