Posted by: dwilson
Tags: Assassin's Creed
Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that has been struggling to justify its own existence of late. Despite its plethora of available material covering the entire breadth of human history – we have seen the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Golden Age of Piracy, and now, the height of Pax Britannica – the franchise seems at times to be stagnant and lacking originality. Why is that?
So another E3 has come and gone, and with it we are witness to whole slew of new and exciting things. This year we certainly were not left wanting, with some of the biggest footage including titles like Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4 (those particular captured my interest the most). But overall, what else did we learn?
When put this way… Mario is just.. well, an awful guy. After decades of goomba stomping, we have never stopped to consider just exactly what we were doing to Bowser’s stormtroopers – those waves of Koopa that swarmed the mushroom kingdom. Top marks to the guy who created this gem of a series which points out how comical Mario would be in our world.
If the thought of gamers as professional athletes makes you smirk, look no further than ESPN’s latest coverage of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm tournament.
The training regiment may involve hundreds of stationary hours rather than gruelling sweat, but proponents argue that “cyber athlete” is a real thing.