Assassin’s Creed III Won’t Shy Away from Slavery

Ubisoft has promised to tackle the touchy subject of slavery head-on in Assassin’s Creed III. “It’s something we’ve been very aware of. Everybody had slaves at that point; the first groups who rallied around emancipation didn’t come around until 1787 – largely driven by Benjamin Franklin funnily enough. That was very much after our game and slavery was maintained in culture,” said Assassin’s Creed III writer Matt Rurnerhas.

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Action RPG Adventure The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Announced for PC and XBLA

When night falls and the supernatural awake from their slumber, only the bravest souls will trespass unscathed. Independent developer NeocoreGames today announced the entry of a brand-new IP entitled The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, an Action RPG filled with fierce and demonic battles, memorable characters, and a refreshingly unique story that brings the legendary vampire slayer to modern audiences. The upcoming title, loosely based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, is being developed for PC and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

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Dragon’s Dogma reveals new event mode

Known as the Ur-Dragon, this is the challenge that awaits Dragon’s Dogma owners. Players and their parties of Pawns from around the world can compete collectively online in an asynchronous encounter against the Ur-Dragon via Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network. The effect of each party’s attacks will be combined, but be warned its immense strength means it will take multiple encounters before the Ur-Dragon finally falls. Be the one that deals the fatal blow and receive the maximum reward, but regardless all players can still obtain both common and rare items dropped by the Ur-Dragon when they inflict damage.

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CREW UP: Register and Rally Your Crew Now at the All-New Social Club

As promised on Monday during the official reboot of the Rockstar Games Social Club, now is the time to register, recruit and rally your Social Club CREW – or find a solid Crew to join that is poised for absolute domination in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Each Crew can also create their own original signature crest using the robust Emblem Editor toolkit. Read on for more detail – or just head over to the SC now to Crew up…

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‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’ Revs Up in Front of the Kickstarter Crowds

Stainless Games today announced that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund ‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’, the long awaited brand re-boot of their classic “points for pedestrians” driving game. The campaign went live today, with the team of indie eccentrics looking to raise a minimum of $400,000 to fund the new version of the anarchic and much loved franchise.

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