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This just in: video games are not historically accurate.
In an editorial that sparked a minor twitter firestorm Thursday, the Globe & Mail lashed out against Ubisoft Montreal’s action-adventure game Assassin’s Creed III, claiming the game “distorts history” by imagining a Native American hero who fights against the British redcoats during the American Revolution. That sound you hear are thousands of gamers’ palms simultaneously slapping against their faces.
Don’t be fooled, youth of Canada. This Native American assassin killing redcoats as part of a secret war against the Templars, as experienced by a guy from 2012 who is inside a high-tech brain-scanning machine that also allows him to visit the First Crusade and the Italian Renaissance, is NOT historically accurate.
Canada’s first and up until recently, with the release of Dead or Alive 5, the only Canuck in the big eight fighting game franchises.
We’re running an Ultimate Fighting Game Battle Royale, and we want you to vote. We’ve picked the four most popular characters from eight of the greatest fighting game franchises, and matched them up against each other.
Admittedly, after the U.S. election, there might be voter apathy out there, but this vote is a little more playful and gamer-friendly.
So which game franchises did we draw our fighters from? Darkstalkers, Dead or Alive, Fatal Fury, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, Tekken and Virtua Fighter.
The vote will run for the next five weeks. Each round will start on the Sunday of each week. So bring your gloves, and test your might.
Gaming has never been better. Consoles, PCs, mobile devices and the web all offer unique and innovative gaming experiences. Here, our geekiest gamers review the latest releases, talk trends and - once in a while - even go analog.