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Ubisoft enlists 'Chief Parkour Officer' for Assassin's Creed

To cement its place as the leading purveyor of acrobatic yet physically implausible action games, Ubisoft has hired famed freerunner Michael "Frosti" Zernow as its new Chief Parkour Officer. "Ubisoft's new Chief Parkour Officer will serve in a strategic advisory role, ensuring an ongoing...

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Jet Set Radio and Mirror's Edge had a baby and named it Hover

Hover: Revolt of Gamers is inspired by Jet Set Radio's "crazy and fun" atmosphere, parkour aspects of Mirror's Edge and the sci-fi vibe of Star Wars – so it's no wonder it reached its crowdfunding goal weeks before the deadline. Hover has raised more than $60,000 of a $38,000 goal, with 23...

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Real-life Mirror's Edge parkour isn't new Mirror's Edge, really

Many of us at Joystiq were excited by the long-awaited announcement of the Mirror's Edge next-gen reboot, as was UK parkour production house Ampisound, who put together this hugely impressive head-cam vid of Neil Cointet leaping about the rooftops of Cambridge. We also reacted to the news by...

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This Halo 4 trick jumping video is everywhere at once

Most think of Halo 4 purely as a shooter, but this "trick jumping" video might turn your world upside down. The video comes from Jumprs.org forums user ReiKo, who recently recorded a number of baffling ways to traverse the game's environments and land on previously-unreachable spots. "I just...

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Assassin's Creed 3 parkour brings fan-made frolics to the frontier

After conquering the urban jungle, free-runner Ronnie Shalvis steps through time to bring his brand of parkour to the colonies, a la Assassin's Creed 3. As before, the accomplished flips and jumps impress as much they make you wonder if a direct route is sometimes better advised....

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Assassin's Creed parkour in real-life parks, city centers

Major cities in the United States suffer from a severe shortage of hay piles, but free-runner Ronnie Shalvis still makes an impressive Altair as he parkours around a concrete jungle. If you're a fan of peeking behind the curtain, there's also a making-of video right here....

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Brink's parkour video will probably make you hurl

That headline's no exaggeration -- the trailer posted after the jump compares the exploits of real-life parkour artist Daniel Ilabaca with the virtual wall-runnings of Brink. It's all shot in first person, and, as you might imagine, it's all super nauseating....

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Tempest Freerunning Academy features Mario tribute

The recently opened Tempest Freerunning Academy in Los Angeles has put together a promotional video of its gym that hits several notes obligating us to write about it. The fantastic feats of athleticism in the clip begin with various free runners flipping, climbing and jumping across a set...

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Brink's second dev diary explains the S.M.A.R.T. system

The latest Brink dev diary shows us the game's "Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain" system -- or "S.M.A.R.T." for short -- and how it allows players to deftly traverse environments while firing bullets at enemies. This is the system that allows players to practice their totally sweet parkour...

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Direct2Drive running '24 Days of Christmas' sale

Digital distribution service Direct2Drive is celebrating the 24 days leading up to Christmas by discounting a select PC title each day from now until December 25. As the math whizzes have no doubt already divined, that's 24 discounted games! Today's game is DICE's parkour-em-up, Mirror's Edge. At...

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