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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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Joystiq Streams: Split your lungs with Assassin's Creed 4 and thunder

Ahoy, maties. Joystiq swung in and saved you from that group of Spanish soldiers and now ye are honor-bound to sail with us searching for treasures and slick Nassau parties. If sailing with a pirate crew conflicts with your New Year's Eve plans, though, we completely understand. The pleasure of...

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GameStop post-Christmas sale hacks $10 off select next-gen games, more

That money grandma tucked into your card this year? GameStop wants it, and is holding a post-Christmas winter sale to get it. The retailer's deals end on December 29 and take $10 off the following Xbox One and PS4 games: Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, Need For Speed: Rivals, Madden...

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PlayStation Blog reveals Game of the Year winners, as chosen by readers

It's that time of year again! No, not when we gather with our loved ones and take a break from working. It's Game of the Year season, meaning we've got a great excuse to look back on games we played in 2013 and tell everyone about our favorite experiences. The PlayStation Blog finished tallying up...

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Assassin's Creed 4, more heavily discounted in Ubisoft's holiday sale

Ubisoft is currently hosting a massive sale, including half-priced versions of Assassin's Creed 4, and Far Cry 3 at 75 percent off. The caveats attached to these deals are all time-based and surprisingly complicated. For instance, that Assassin's Creed 4 discount is only available to UK...

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Assassin's Creed 4's 'Freedom Cry' heard tomorrow

Taking place 15 years after the events of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Freedom Cry follows Kenway's quartermaster Adewale as he tends to some personal issues with the slave trade in the Caribbean. The DLC is available tomorrow and features a "more than four-hour, self-contained story,"...

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Assassin's Creed 4 Freedom Cry DLC confirmed for next week

Hark, now hear the Freedom Cry: The Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag DLC arrives on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on December 17. European PlayStation owners have to wait one day longer to smell the DLC's sea and feel its sky on December 18. The single-player DLC comprises nine missions, in...

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Light yer beards, maties, Blackbeard joins Assassin's Creed 4 tomorrow

Come tomorrow, Blackbeard, the most notorious pirate this side of Johnny Depp doing a Keith Richards impression, joins the multiplayer roster in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Loyal Joystiq readers should recall hints of this addition from two weeks back when a leaked Trophy list hinted at the...

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And the VGX 2013 winners are ...

The winners of the 2013 Spike VGX awards have been announced, and we've got them all compiled here for your viewing pleasure. Waiting to see who took home Best Studio, Best Character, Game of the Year and more? Well wait no more! Envelope, please. These are the winners that were announced during...

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