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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag multiplayer servers already live before launch

Multiplayer servers for <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> are currently live despite the game not launching until Oct. 29; however, Ubisoft Montreal will reset its multiplayer ladders once the game makes its official release.<p>Lead multiplayer designer Tim Browne took to Twitter to confirm early copies …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: If You Really Care About Video Game Resolution, Get A Gaming PC

The rumors are swirling. <i>Battlefield 4</i> will be 720p on Xbox One, and the rarely-seen 900p on PS4. <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> will be basically the same, but 1080p on PS4. The list of next-gen game rumors and speculation over frame rates and resolutions goes on and on. And nobody’s talking thanks to various …

Call of Duty: Ghosts gets four-player co-op mode, Extinction

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> will include a new four-player co-op mode called Extinction, and publisher Activision debuted the mode with a new trailer for the game today.<p>Extinction, the name of which was leaked over the weekend, pits a team of one to four soldiers against aliens that hatch from pods. …

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Watch a master swordsmith forge a functioning Assassin's Creed blade

The latest project by master swordsmith Tony Swatton, a veteran propmaker for television and film, is the hidden blade sported by Edward Kenway in <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> — and making the weapon a functional piece takes a lot more elbow grease than you'd think.<p>In the above episode of …

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Riley the dog faces a pack of wolves in Call of Duty: Ghosts' launch trailer

A new launch gameplay trailer for <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> brings with it explosions, action sequences, and the game's now-iconic canine soldier.<p>Set to Eminem's "Survival," the trailer focuses on the single-player campaign and its set pieces: catastrophic space explosions, factory explosions and …

'Battlefield 4' Has Recommended 14 GB Performance Install On Xbox 360

Welcome to the next generation. Even if you own a current console, you’re going to start feeling the effects when it comes to upcoming games. Take Battlefield 4, a cross-platform title spanning the Xbox One and 360, PlayStation 3 and 4. Naturally, there’s been a lot of effort on the part of EA and …

Halo 3 now free on Xbox Live

Bungie's 2007 first-person shooter Halo 3 is now free to download on Xbox Live for gamers with an Xbox Live Gold subscription. The game normally sells for $15.<p>Meanwhile, sequel Halo 4 is currently on sale for $10 at Best Buy through the end of the week.<p>Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes was free on …

Payday 2 pre-order DLC, demo now available (update)

<i>Payday 2</i> players on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 can now purchase the game's Lootbag add-on for $4.99, publisher 505 Games announced today.<p>The DLC pack includes a military red dot sight for rifles and shotguns; some in-game cash; a skull mask; a black and red mask; and an "I love Overkill!" mask. The …

Ubisoft’s stock price plummets 25 percent on major delays and missed earnings

French publisher Ubisoft took a beating on the Euronext Paris stock exchange today.<p>The company’s share price lost 26 percent of its value and is currently trading at around 8.19 euros ($11.05) per share. That’s down from around 11.10 euros ($14.98) at the end of trading yesterday.<p>This market …

Rockstar confirms GTA Online characters can't be restored if lost

Characters lost during the launch of <i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i> will not be restored, Rockstar confirmed in an update on its support page.<p>This follows last week's announcement of a cash stimulus package for users of the multiplayer title said to offer $500,000 of in-game cash as consolation for launch …

Microsoft demonstrates Xbox One Friends app with Twitter-like followers and feeds

Microsoft is providing an early look at the company's Xbox One dashboard and friends system today. Just as you'd expect, it provides access to a friends list and the ability to add over 1,000 friends. Xbox 360 friends will be automatically imported, but the Xbox One has a new follow option too to …

Battlefield 4 TV spot tells players' in-game tales

A new TV commercial for <i>Battlefield 4</i> focuses on players' experiences playing the game.<p>The stories all focus on the emergent gameplay developer EA DICE wants to encourage with its "Levolution" mechanic that changes the game's maps in reaction to players' actions: A tank chasing a player misses and …

Rockstar offers $500,000 of in-game cash to frustrated GTA Online players

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>'s single-player campaign was terrific, but the technical issues surrounding the GTA Online multiplayer mode have left many players unable to enjoy the experience. To make up for it, developer Rockstar Games is offering a stimulus package — anyone who played GTA Online during …

Rockstar depositing $500K of in-game cash for GTA Online players

To compensate for <i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i>'s rocky start, Rockstar Games will deposit $500,000 of in-game cash to players, according to a post on the developer's official site today.<p>The "stimulus package" will be available to those who've played anytime during Oct. 2013. The funds will arrive after …

Ubisoft: Wii U not getting Assassin’s Creed IV downloadable content

Publisher Ubisoft confirmed to GamesBeat that it will not release any of the sequel’s downloadable content on Nintendo’s console. That’s a shame, because some of the DLC looks very interesting.<p>Ubisoft announced its add-on plans for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag yesterday. The company will release …

No DLC planned for Assassin's Creed 4 on Wii U

A representative for Ubisoft has told VentureBeat that the company has no plans to offer post-release Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag DLC on Wii U. …

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Grand Theft Auto V and the paralysis of indecision

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>After $800 million dollars of first-day sales, Grand Theft Auto V is living up to everyone’s expectations. The fans love it, the critics love it, and the …

Battlefield 4 review

The Battlefield series has built its reputation on memorable moments. Some epic, some intimate, some barely believable--YouTube is filled with clips …

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Why Assassin's Creed always launches last on PC

Historically, Assassin's Creed games have launched for PC several weeks, sometimes months, after the console versions hit store shelves. This is because the PC version of each game has always been the last version the team at Ubisoft Montreal works on, <i>Assassin's Creed 4</i> lead designer Jean-Sebastien …

Disappointing U.K. start for EA’s FIFA 14 causes concern

FIFA is one of publisher EA’s biggest franchises, especially in territories where “football” involves more kicking than tackling. So it’s a little concerning that FIFA 14’s first week sales in the U.K. are down 24 percent compared to last year’s FIFA 13, which sold 4.5 million copies in its first …