Here's Your First Look At Michael Fassbender In The Assassin's Creed Movie

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The first image of Michael Fassbender as an assassin in the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie is online.

Yahoo has the exclusive, and the full image, so you can follow the link to see more of Fassbender as an assassin, including the series' iconic wrist blades.

Fassbender is playing an assassin named Callum Lynch, a character who is new to the franchise and has not appeared in any of the games. He stars in the movie alongside Marion Cotillard (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises), Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave), and Ariane Labed (Before Midnight). The movie is directed by Justin Kurzel. Kurzel doesn't have a whole lot of directing credits, but you can check out the trailer for his upcoming film, Macbeth, which also stars Fassbender and Cotillard, for an idea of what to expect from the Assassin's Creed movie.

Mad Max Gets Road Warrior-Themed Hood Ornaments On PS4

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Avalanche has been cagey about where its upcoming Mad Max game fits within the film universe, and some new hood ornaments for Max's Magnum Opus car blur the lines even more. They include several nods to George Miller's The Road Warrior, at least giving the impression that Max has a real hoarding problem.

Max crossed paths with a variety of memorable figures in the 1981 film, including the fearsome Lord Humungus and his crew. What better way to warn the game's War Boys that trouble is coming than by plopping Humungus' hockey mask on your hood? The feral child's boomerang left an impression on Wez and his partner, The Golden Youth, and it's another great decorative option. All told, there are a dozen extra hood ornaments in the PlayStation 4 version, including the Longlooker, Wez's pads and mohawk, Humongus' mask, the Feral Child's boomerang, the aviator helm, the Furry Toadie, and Bearclaw's mask. These are timed exclusives, at least until Nov. 30, according to the trailer.

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Reader Discussion: What Classic Games Do You Still Love Despite Them Aging Poorly?

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It was announced today Turok and its sequel is heading for re-release on PC. It's a game that definitely shows its age, but still has a lot of appreciate behind it. Are there other games that fall in the same camp?

Goldeneye is one that is brought up often. It's framerate is laughable these days, but I threw a lot of hours at it and have fond memories of playing it. I feel similarly about Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire – another N64 game that looks rough today.

What about you? What games do you love, perhaps purely for nostalgic reasons?

Sony Disabling Until Dawn Twitch Stream Archives Coming From PlayStation 4

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According to Twitch, Sony is blocking PlayStation 4 Twitch stream archiving of Until Dawn.

Using PS4 Share to broadcast "Until Dawn"? The publisher has disabled archiving for this game. We're reaching out to hopefully enable. ^JM

It's unclear exactly why Twitch stream archives of Until Dawn are being blocked, but we've reached out to Sony for more details. It appears to only be archives coming from streamers who are broadcasting directly from their PlayStation 4s using the built-in Twitch app. For example, the archive of our Until Dawn stream, where we played the game through to completion, is available to watch online here. Note that it is broken into a few chunks. Our stream was not broadcasted through the PlayStation 4's built-in Twitch app.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Coming In November On PC For Optimization Purposes

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While the console versions of this year’s Assassin’s Creed title are slated for a late October release, the PC version will be coming along about a month later. Ubisoft has announced the release date and preliminary technical details, though the final spec sheet isn’t yet finalized.

Following last year’s catastrophic release of Assassin’s Creed Unity (complete with the now-infamous “missing face” bug), the publisher is taking more time to get things right this year. “We have introduced several new improvements to our production pipeline and validation process, which allowed us to focus on polishing, stabilizing and optimizing the PC version very early on in the project,” says Ubisoft Kiev production manager Sam Kovalev. “This has been one of the top priorities for the production team this year.”

For those wondering how the game will fare on their systems, Ubisoft offers the basics for now. When the recommended specs are released, they will be with a 1080p/30 frames-per-second benchmark in mind. 

Check Out The First Few Images From The Upcoming Fallout 4 Artbook

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Check Out The First Few Images From The Upcoming Fallout 4 Artbook

An artbook filled with concept artwork from the upcoming game Fallout 4 is now up for pre-order. The Art of Fallout 4 will feature detailed depictions of many characters, environments, and weapons found in Fallout 4, some of which you can see right now in the gallery below.

The four images released today range from beautiful right up to creepy. Some of the later images offer a closer look at the Synth androids players will likely encounter in game. A second, close-up shot confronts viewers with the icy stare a half-human, half-robot face. To find out more about the world of Fallout 4 and why it might be filled with humanoid robots, check out this feature on everything we know about the game.

The upcoming artbook will be filled from cover to cover with assets and developer commentary from the creators of Fallout 4. For an idea of the scale of this project, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda's previous open-world giant, only had half as much concept art as Fallout 4.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Lands On Kickstarter Today

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Lands On Kickstarter Today

Larian Studios has returned to Kickstarter for the follow-up to last year’s impressive Divinity: Original Sin. The sequel will be again be largely financed by the developer, with additional content funded via Kickstarter.

The Kickstarter carries a modest $500,000 goal, of which more than $300,000 has been raised already. The sequel will support multiplayer for four and includes even more crafting and skill combinations for flexible play.

Backers will get alpha and beta access via Steam. The final version will also include an editor.

Pre-Season Friendly – FIFA 16 Demo Out Soon

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FIFA 16 goes into wide release on September 22, but you can get your hands on a select number of teams – as well as try the new FIFA Ultimate Team Draft – ahead of time in early September.

The demo goes live on September 8-10* on all of the game's platforms – PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, and 360.

It contains friendly play, FUT Draft (w/ an offline match), and six new skill games during the load screen, and also includes the new FIFA trainer HUD system, Bundesliga broadcast presentation (only on current gen and PC), and three stadium options: Borussia-Park, CenturyLink Field, and Santiago Bernabeu.

Six Million Copies Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sold In First Six Weeks

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Six Million Copies Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sold In First Six Weeks

CD Projekt has revealed that its latest release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is off to a huge start. The company says that 6 million copies of the game were sold in the first six weeks after release.

The company also revealed that 1 million PC copies were activated on GoG, the digital distribution platform it owns. For the first half of its fiscal year, sales are up nearly 600 percent compared to last year ($139.5 million compared to 20.3 million last year). Profits are up more than 4,800 percent ($64.3 million compared to 1.3 million).

Even without factoring in The Witcher 3, GoG performance is up 68 percent over the same six-month period last year. Over the four-year period from 2011 through 2015, GoG’s revenues have increased 572 percent just on growth of its third-party catalog.