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Just for a second, think about the pitch meeting for the first Assassin's Creed. "Well, he's an assassin, right? But he doesn't have guns or anything, instead, he's got knives and parkour. Oh, and the game takes place in 12th Century Jerusalem. Can we have millions of dollars now?" When you think about what a big risk Assassin's Creed was, you could almost...

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Assassin's Creed 2 free for Xbox Live Gold members starting tomorrow

Assassin's Creed 2 will be free to Xbox Live Gold members beginning tomorrow, July 16, until it requiescat en paces at the end of the month. Ezio's debut adventure is the second title in the "Games with Gold" program announced at E3, with the first, Defense Grid: The Awakening, still available for...

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Assassin's Creed 2 next in Xbox free games lineup

Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb confirmed this morning that Assassin's Creed 2 is the next free title in the Xbox "Games With Gold" Program. That means the Italiano assassino romp will be available for all those gratis stabs and requiescat en paces on July 16. Announced during Microsoft's...

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Ubisoft says always-on DRM is 'a success,' fans are confused

Ubisoft riled the masses with news that Driver: San Francisco will have always-on DRM, requiring that players be constantly connected to the internet for the game to function. Ubisoft has used constant DRM in previous titles, such as Assassin's Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction, arguing it...

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PSN Tuesday: UnderGarden, Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2

This week's PSN update adds The UnderGarden and Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, two titles that didn't review all too well on our little corner of the internet. Although, not all is lost, if you somehow missed out on playing one of the best games of 2009, Assassin's Creed 2 is available for $30. The...

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Amazon offering some great games for $20 or less

Despite what you may think, it would be actually criminal to miss out on today's incredible Amazon game deals. Batman: Arkham Asylum (not the Game of the Year edition, alas) for $15? Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for just $20? Chrono Trigger for $15? It's kind of like a fire sale over there. ...

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JoyStats: 40% of players finished Assassin's Creed 2 campaign

During a recent press event, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood mission director Gaelec Simard disclosed to Joystiq that 40 percent of Assassin's Creed 2 players finished the game -- "which is huge," he added. The figure is up roughly 5 percent from the estimated 35 percent completion percentage of AC1...

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Splinter Cell Conviction and Assassin's Creed 2 sneaking to Mac by September

Apple fans can expect two more games on their shiny Mac computers from Ubisoft in the coming months. Ubisoft updated its product lineup for its fiscal Q2, featuring Mac versions of the not-very-Microsoft-exclusive Splinter Cell Conviction and Assassin's Creed 2. Given the timespan of the fiscal...

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XBL Deal of the Week: Assassin's Creed 2 DLC and Avatar gear

Just this once, we promise not to rely on killing metaphors to describe Assassin's Creed 2 deals. It's too easy. Instead, let's say that the AC2 DLC and Avatar items are at least 25 percent cheaper for Xbox Live Gold members this week. Suffice it to say that the prices have been cut ... Damn....

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Buy Assassin's Creed 2 on Impulse, get AC1 free

Do you have a penchant for murder? Really athletic murder? Then you'd probably like to know that Impulse has a two-for-one deal on parkour-infused assassination this weekend. Snag Assassin's Creed 2 for $40 and you'll also get the original Assassin's Creed for free. No leap of faith required!...

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Assassin's Creed 2 Ezio figure sneaks into view

Looking to intimidate all of the other figurines on your toy shelf? You may want to check out Hot Toys' 1/6th scale recreation of Assassin's Creed 2 protagonist, Ezio Audisomethingorother -- which comes complete with a set of interchangeable hands, knives, swords and even a ponytail. There's no...

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