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Here are just some of the things you can do in Assassin's Creed 4: climb a tower, hunt a whale, hide in a haystack, steer a ship in a storm, stick a sword through a man's eye socket, shoot an iguana, stab a shark, stand atop a church balcony and sprinkle coins onto the people below, regardless of their beliefs. But you can't just crouch when you want to, which...

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Assassin's Creed 4 ships 10 million, Rocksmith 2014 hits a low note

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has shipped 10 million units to the high seas, Ubisoft announced in its third quarter 2013 - 2014 report. The Just Dance franchise shipped 6 million units during the third quarter, "positioning it once again as the leading casual game brand for consoles," while...

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Assassin's Creed 4, Puppeteer among nominees for music awards

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announced the nominees for composers demonstrating "excellence in musical scoring" in 2013. The annual awards ceremony includes a gaming category, Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media, in which five games and their...

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Assassin's Creed 4 'Freedom Cry' DLC earns standalone release

Having proven itself as a downloadable addition to Assassin's Creed 4, the game's Freedom Cry DLC will see a standalone release - though only on Sony's consoles and PC. The standalone Freedom Cry will be released exclusively as a downloadable title on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC....

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Assassin's Creed 4 PS4 patch fixes 100 friends bug

A 2.3GB patch issued this week for the PlayStation 4 version of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag fixes a long-standing bug related to large friend lists, restoring in-game content for affected players. Previously, players who had more than 100 friends listed on the PlayStation Network...

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PSN flash sale: AC4: Black Flag, Injustice, Gran Turismo 6 and more

A flash sale is a sudden, unexpected dealapalooza – not a sale on light bulbs or other products that illuminate. Starting now and lasting until 9pm ET on Friday, January 31, this PSN flash sale will serve up some pretty tempting discounts on games for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Killzone: Shadow...

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GameStop weekend sale drops Batman: AO, Assassin's Creed 4 prices

Still catching up on last year's releases? GameStop's looking to help you out with a handful of weekend-long price drops on Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, and other standout games released at the tail end of 2013. Starting today and ending Sunday, shoppers can pick up...

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The Last of Us leads 2014 DICE Awards nominations

Nominations for the 17th Annual DICE Awards are led by The Last of Us, which received 13 total nods. The peer-based video game awards hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences spans 24 categories and recognized 61 separate games this year. The five games nominated for the Game of...

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag sinks to $30 at Amazon

Piracy is half off at Amazon! What I mean is you can grab Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag for $30 on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC right now. Now that's what I call a sai-*gunshot*...

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2014 Writers Guild Awards video game nominees announced

The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing today. The writing teams for five games were nominated for the annual award, as follows: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Batman: Arkham Origins God of War:...

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Best of the Rest: Alexander's picks of 2013

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is this year's Far Cry 3, which...

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