I’m just going to jettison all pretense of cynical aloofness here and say it: It’s been a long, long time since I’ve wanted to play a game as badly as I want to play Watch Dogs.
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The first time I played the seafaring segments of Assassin’s Creed III, I thought, “Wow, this looks really cool. But why would Ubisoft go to so much trouble to design all this naval warfare stuff? It seems like a lot of work for such a minor part of the game.”
I think we now have the answer.
“Which games are good? What are people playing?”
I’m asked these questions frequently. There’s no shortage of gaming coverage out there, but it’s not always easily digestible for the casual crowd and weekend warriors. Subscribing to nerd culture podcasts strikes many gamers as a little intense. Still, they want to know what’s new and what’s worth their time.
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.
Last week marked the 11th time I’ve attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, the annual convergence of game developers, publishers, retailers and grubby media folk like myself who get paid to write and talk about games. And one of the highlights of each year’s E3 is getting to sit down with game creators and game company executives and talk to them about what they do.