OXCGN’s Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Review


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OXCGN’s Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Review

Abstergo Entertainment invites you aboard for the adventure of a lifetime!

by Jayden Perry

©2013 Jayden Perry

AC4-BIG-boxart-imageAssassin’s Creed IV Black Flag marks a new step in the path of the Assassin’s Creed series. It brings us a well penned story to cast us a sea on our journey, and puts the player into a beautiful world to explore.

After sinking more than forty hours into the core of it alone, I am still scouring the seas for the many Assassin and Naval contracts yet to be completed, and the many small uncharted islands waiting to be scoured for hidden treasures.

After playing all this on current generation consoles, I am confident, with the release of next-gen consoles, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions will see me invest just as many hours once more.

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Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Preview


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Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Preview

Get ready to set sail with Ubisoft’s latest assassin adventure!

by Jayden Perry

©2013 Jayden Perry

AC4-BIG-boxart-imageLast week I visited Ubisoft Sydney to get an exclusive hands on with Ubisoft’s new title, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, in the lead up to it’s release for current generation consoles on October 29.

The demo I got my hands on was a large open world demo, not playable at any public showing.

I got to experience free roam in both the Jackdaw and on foot, exploring several islands and regions of the map. I also played underwater diving segments, side missions such as assassination contracts, and the harpooning activity.

I’d like to thank Paul and the rest of the team at Ubisoft Sydney for having me, and for taking the time to walk me through this incredible game.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: “History is our Playground”


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Assassin’s Creed IV: “History is our Playground”

An interview with Senior Game Designer Michael Hampden

by Jayden Perry

©2013 Jayden Perry

Assassins-Creed-4During the EB Games Expo 2013 Daniel and I were lucky enough to have the chance to sit down and interview Michael Hampden, the Senior Game Designer on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

We got to chat with him about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed title, and even got hands on with the game itself.

As a self-professed lover of all things Assassin’s Creed I had a great time playing the game and talking to Michael about it. I’m very grateful to Michael for his time, and an added thanks for Ubisoft’s incredible setup and organisation at the EB Expo!

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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Limited Special Chest, Skull and Buccaneer Editions


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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Aussie Limited, Chest, Skull & Buccaneer Editions

Are we getting too much of a good thing?

by David Hilton

© 2013 David Hilton

assassin's IV figureWith Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag details beginning to flow from a trickle to a stream, we have just learned that there will once again be multiple new versions of the franchise’s latest game sold: the Black Chest Edition, the Buccaneer Edition, the Skull Edition, and the Special Edition.

With so many editions, how will you decide which to purchase?  The content involved?  The price tag?  Is it just getting too confusing?

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag: Everything We Know, and More As We Find It


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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Everything we know, and more as we find it

by Nicholas Laborde

©2013 Nicholas Laborde

assassins creed 4 black flag box artUnless you live under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly seen the salvo of Assassin’s Creed IV information floating about.

Yes, it’s about pirates, and as it turns out, we predicted it yet again. No big deal!

Now, you may be experiencing a bit of sensory overload because of the information being scattered about all over the place.

Fear not! OXCGN has you covered.

In this article, we have pieced together everything we know about Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and we will continue to update this article as we find more.

Shiver your timbers this way!

Assassin’s Creed 4 is Really About Pirates: OXCGN Gets it Right Again


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Assassin’s Creed 4 is Really About Pirates

OXCGN gets it right with Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

by Nicholas Laborde

©2013 Nicholas Laborde

assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-COVER-ART-OXCGNFor those of you who don’t know, we at OXCGN are arguably the biggest Assassin’s Creed fans out there.

Most of our most-viewed articles of all time are in some way connected to Assassin’s Creed.

Ever since 2007 when we began, David Hilton — OXCGN’s resident old person — has been been conjecturing and offering guesses as to where the next games in the series will go. Nearly every single time, has has been right.

With the most recent rumors circulating about Assassin’s Creed 4 (or whatever it will be called) being pirate-themed, we bring you the final piece of the puzzle.

Discover the future…