Assassin’s Creed Origins

Custom Made: A reflection on my painful desire to look good in video games

November 27, 2018

I have a crippling desire to look good in video games. It’s an unfathomably stupid impulse, but creating the most beautiful possible avatar in any given game is a habit I regularly give in to. I am certain I am not alone in this. To preface this piece – the two games I really threw […]

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Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs DLC (Xbox One X, 2018): Zoinks, gang, it’s a mummy

March 19, 2018

It’s been around six months sine Assassin’s Creed Origins arrived and in that time, the game has proven itself to be one with legs. With Curse of the Pharaohs, the game’s latest and largest DLC expansion to date, Ubisoft looks to keep Bayek’s adventure rolling with a trip to Thebes.

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Assassin’s Creed Origins is about to become your one-stop educational guide to Ancient Egypt

February 20, 2018

The long-awaited Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt content drop for Assassin’s Creed Origins will arrive tomorrow. The update bringing with it a feature that many players have asked for since the series inception — the ability to learn more about the game’s painstakingly recreated Ancient Egyptian history using its interactive setting.

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The Iris’ 2017 Game of the Year Top 10

December 18, 2017

The year’s end is upon us once more and that means yearly wrap pieces. It’s been a pretty amazing year in the games industry. Microsoft launched the most powerful console ever made, and Nintendo released an altogether new one. We saw AAA disasters, runaway indie successes and an combative relationship with microtransactions as publishers figure […]

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Games Review [PROVISIONAL]: Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4, 2017): Something borrowed, something new

October 26, 2017

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a greatest hits of modern action-adventure game design. In seeking to update the series’ ageing core mechanics and design, Origins looks to its genre stablemates to see what they’re doing and where it can’t subtly imitate them, it copies them brazenly instead. What surprised me the most about this smash-and-grab design philosophy […]

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Hands On: Assassin’s Creed Origins (Xbox One X, 2017) feels like a game ready to try new things

October 5, 2017

As I write this, Assassin’s Creed Origins releases in exactly one month from today. It is, quite rightly, the subject of a bit of scrutiny from fans and detractors of the series alike. The first title to break with the series’ long running annual release pattern in quite a while, Origins has a lot of questions to answer. […]

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Hands-On Preview: Everything We’ve Played on the Xbox One X So Far

September 20, 2017

So you managed to snag a preorder on the Xbox One X before they sold out. Fantastic effort, great job! But what the hell are you going to play on it, and which games will allow you to take advantage of all that raw power? Xbox Australia invited us to a hands on event in […]

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Gamescom 2017: Ubisoft reveals a stylish new cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Origins

August 21, 2017

While Assassin’s Creed: Origins may have been revealed at this year’s E3, that didn’t stop Ubisoft from showing us yet another fresh look at the newest Assassin’s Creed entry.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Assassin’s Creed Origins (Xbox One, 2017)

June 15, 2017

When Ubisoft announced that their long-running Assassin’s Creed would be taking a year off to afford the team some extra time for development, I was all for it. The series had needed a break for a long while. So to say I was excited to see what an extra year of development has been able to […]

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