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?
May 18, 2015
Posted by: dwilson
Category: Adventure, First-Person Shooters, History, Humour, PC, Platform, Platformers, PlayStation, Racing, RPG, Sports, Steam, Strategy, Survival and Horror, Wii, Wii U, XBox
Tags: console, digital distribution, mario kart 64, new release, patch, retail, steam
I remember the day, back in the wild times of the mid ’90s, when we were still amazed by Mario Kart 64’s whole eight character roster (Wario, playable? Wow!). Back then I’d rush home from the store as fast as the city bus would get me there (not very) – and pop my brand new shiny cartridge into the ’64. Boom! New game, product complete, fired up in all its early 64bit 3D glory. Two years later, that game would be just as was then – awesome. No patches required.
There is a lot of speculation about what the upcoming WWDC in June will mean for the Apple TV product. After introducing support for MFi Controllers last year, a lot of people in the know are expecting an updated set top box with an app ecosystem like we’ve seen on the iPhone.
What you may not realize is Apple did launch its own gaming system, competing with the PlayStation and N64 back in 1995. It was not successful – they pulled it off the market when it wasn’t able to crack 50,000 units sold.