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September 30, 2014
Comments (0) | Posted at 10:42AM PST by gebraset

The 32GB and 4G LTE version of the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet is now available to purchase. The device, which was revealed last July and was available earlier this month for customers to pre-order, is aimed directly at gamers who want to play demanding titles on a mobile platform. NVIDIA is including a few goodies with the SHIELD tablet to entice potential customers, including Trine 2: Complete Story, Twitch, and productivity apps such as Evernote. Other accessories are available for the NVIDIA SHIELD, such as the SHIELD wireless controller that works seamlessly with the gaming tablet.

The SHIELD tablet that features 32GB of storage and 4G LTE connectivity currently retails for $399 and is unlocked for use with T-Mobile or AT&T.

Source: TechHive



Comments (0) | Posted at 10:15AM PST by gebraset

Google has officially launched Drive for Education, which is available to students who make use of Google Apps for Education. The new offering provides students with unlimited storage along with the ability to store files up to 5TB in size, which is more than virtually any user will need. In comparison, unlimited storage is also offered to Drive for Work users, the premium offering of Google Drive that costs business users $10 per month. Before this announcement, users of Google Apps for Education could only access 30GB of storage for free.

Google Drive for Education is available for all non-profit educational institutions at no charge and will be available to all Google Apps for Education users over the coming weeks.

Source: Google for Education



Comments (0) | Posted at 10:07AM PST by Guest_Jim_*

When one envisions a solar power device, they likely picture a silicon panel that directly converts light into electricity. Just like skinning a cat though, there are many ways to harness the power of the Sun. Researchers at MIT have recently created a material that may greatly advance one of these alternatives.

Solar-thermophotovoltaic (STPV) devices work by collecting Sunlight to heat up a material. This material then glows, due to this heat, and that glow is what is converted into electricity. Under ideal circumstances, the material absorbs just the frequencies of light in Sunlight, so as to reduce the amount of energy it may radiate away. That is exactly what the MIT researchers have achieved with this new material, thanks to an idea about a previous study. Some of the team members had previously worked on a STPV device that used hollow cavities in the collector, to help capture and hold light. At the time these cavities were just filled with air, but now the researchers have filled them with a dielectric material, and that resulted in some interesting properties.

Along with the excellent absorption spectrum, this new material can be produced with modern manufacturing techniques on silicon wafers up to a foot on a side. Now the researchers are searching for other materials that this device can be made with, to help cut costs. They predict we may see a commercially viable product in just five years.

Source: MIT



Comments (0) | Posted at 09:48AM PST by gebraset

TiVo has officially launched the TiVo application for Android, which can be downloaded immediately from the Google Play store. The new application is marketed as an all-in-one solution that allows users to access content from a variety of sources, such as Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and Netflix. Recorded and live television from over-the-air antenna broadcasts or cable television can be accessed through the TiVo Android application, and entertainment can be even viewed on the go. Users who begin watching television at home can continue to enjoy content on their mobile device throughout the day, all while away from home. The TiVo Android application can also allow mobile devices to double as a next-generation remote for the TiVo Roamio DVR.

Source: TiVo Blog



Comments (0) | Posted at 07:15AM PST by gebraset

Canadian residents can now officially access Spotify, the extremely popular music subscription service that currently boasts a catalog of 20 million songs and 40 million active users. Music fans located in Canada can listen to music online, on the desktop application, and on a mobile device for free, though advertisements appear in between songs. For those who wish to use Spotify without the advertisements, a $10 CAD monthly subscription exists that removes the product and service commercials and also adds offline playback capability.

With the addition of Canada, Spotify now covers a total of 58 countries around the world.

Source: CNET



Comments (0) | Posted at 07:01AM PST by gebraset

eBay has announced that it plans to split off its PayPal unit in 2015, citing industry change as well as business opportunities and challenges as the primary reasons. Although eBay initially acquired PayPal in 2002 in order to drive consumers to the online payment service, John Donahoe, the current eBay CEO, noted that presently eBay represents less than a third of PayPal’s total payments volume. Donahoe also mentioned that keeping the companies together under one unit beyond next year simply does not make sense strategically or financially.

By splitting PayPal from eBay and making it a separately traded company, Donahoe believes that Devin Wenig, the current eBay Marketplaces president who will become the new CEO of eBay, and Dan Schulman, the current president of the American Express Enterprise Growth Group who will serve as the new CEO of PayPal, will be able to expand their respective businesses to new heights. While investors worry that the either company will come up for sale in the future due to the separation, Donahoe directly dismissed the notion, citing the strong dynamics of both eBay and PayPal.

Source: CNET



Comments (0) | Posted at 06:28AM PST by Guest_Jim_*

Our computers contain electronics to process data and magnetic systems to store data, because that is what typically works best. This is not necessarily the ideal arrangement though, as magnetically stored information is not immediately usable by electronic devices. At the University of Pittsburgh however, researchers have discovered a material that may combine data storage and processing into a single device.

The material is comprised of a thick layer of the oxide strontium titanate, and a thin layer of lanthanum aluminate. The researchers found that the interface between these two layers can have magnetic properties at room temperature. Obviously that would make it useful for data storage, but the researchers also found that when it is magnetic, it is also insulating. It is made this way by applying a voltage that removes the electrons at the interface. When the electrons are still there, the interface is conducting.

As magnetic materials normally only react to magnetic fields, finding one that also reacts to electricity could lead to some interesting technologies for electronics and future spintronics. This material also could be the first of a family of such hybrids, with other members potentially exhibiting more properties.

Source: University of Pittsburgh



Comments (0) | Posted at 05:49AM PST by bp9801

The last day of September is here, and with it brings some reviews on various components for your computer. We have a look at the G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4-2400 16GB kit, which should provide plenty of performance for those with an Intel X99 system. There is also a review on the Seasonic Platinum Series 1050W and 1200W power supplies, so if you need a lot of juice for a multi-GPU setup, look no further. For those wanting to jump into the world of solid state drives, we have a look at Micron's new M600 line to see how it stacks up to the competition. Lastly, the SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism headset gets reviewed to see how it compares to the original and how well it can handle your gaming audio.

Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4-2400 16GB @ ThinkComputers

Power Supplies
Seasonic Platinum Series 1050W & 1200W @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
Micron M600 SSD @ PC Perspective

Speakers/Headphones
SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism @ LanOC Reviews



September 29, 2014
Comments (0) | Posted at 06:43PM PST by ClayMeow

We have seen a lot of the combat and beautiful vistas in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and today we get another piece of the puzzle – Character Creation. The Character Creation system in Inquisition is quite robust, allowing you to change everything from the quite basic face shape and hair, to the more complex nuances of nose tip and eyelash style. There's also full color wheels for everything you can hope for, from eyes to tattoos to a plethora of different makeup locations.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will launch on November 18 in North America and November 21 in Europe for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The Standard Edition costs $59.99 for all platforms, while a Deluxe Edition is available for $69.99 and includes the following bonus content: Flames of the Inquisition Armor, Flames of the Inquisition Armored Mount, Skyhold Throne, Red Hart Halla, Bog Unicorn, and the digital soundtrack. Pre-ordering either version grants you some nice fiery weapons from the Flames of the Inquisition Arsenal.

Source: Facebook



Comments (0) | Posted at 04:44PM PST by ClayMeow

The Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan Washington D.C. think tank in the field of international affairs, is about to embark on a unique year-long project called "The Art of Future Warfare". The premise behind the new project is to "mine narrative fiction and interactive media for real-world insights into the future of conflict." Last week, the Atlantic Council named acclaimed writer and director Dave Anthony, who is best known for writing and directing Call of Duty: Black Ops, along with directing its sequel, as a nonresident fellow in its Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

The year-long project will kick off on October 1, with Anthony headlining a public, on-the-record event from 330-5PM ET entitled "The Future of Unknown Conflict." It will be streamed live here. Anthony will use his experience creating scenarios of current and future warfare to gain an edge in future conflicts. It's not often we see people in our nation's capital embrace violent video games. The idea behind the project came about when Steven Grundman, a George Lund fellow for emerging defense challenges at the Atlantic Council, was watching his son play Black Ops II, realizing the attention to detail and realistic depiction of war in the year 2025.

"We have a perception of Washington that someone wouldn't be forward-thinking enough to contact creative people to predict... future conflicts and the nature of what these conflict will be," Anthony said. "The fact that they contacted a video game director to help them with that was flabbergasting." Anthony will be focused on showing what our nation and other nations can do to take a proactive step in preparing for terrorist attacks and other acts of war.

Source: Atlantic Council via The Washington Post



Comments (1) | Posted at 04:22PM PST by CheeseMan42

HP first announced its intention to release a $200 "Chromebook killer" Windows notebook at the Windows Partners Conference in July. The company then revealed a $300 Stream laptop on September 8, failing to deliver on the under $200 price tag. Earlier today HP finally announced a Stream laptop at a price point of $199.99 that features an Intel Celeron processor, 32GB of flash storage, and an 11.6" screen. HP also announced a 13.3" Stream at a price of $230 as well as 7" and 8" tablets at prices of $100 and $150. Microsoft is bundling a few extras with each notebook including a one year subscription to Office 365 Personal, 1TB of cloud storage through Microsoft OneDrive, and a $25 giftcard for the Microsoft Store.

Source: PC World



Comments (0) | Posted at 04:11PM PST by CheeseMan42

Google has announced a partnership with Adobe to bring the Creative Cloud service to Chromebooks. Initial support will come in the form of a streaming version of Photoshop that operates in the cloud and runs right on your Chromebook without any additional hassle. Users will be required to be an Adobe education customer with a paid Creative Cloud membership to access the service. The new service will also be fully integrated with Google Drive, making it easy for users to access their files from anywhere.

Source: Google



Comments (0) | Posted at 03:10PM PST by gebraset

Microsoft has revealed that it will launch its full size flagship store at 677 Fifth Avenue sometime next year. The location is at the heart of Upper Fifth Avenue, a high-end retail destination for both tourists and locals. Microsoft executives noted that the 677 Fifth Avenue site, which is currently a Fendi shop located just blocks away from the Apple Store, has been five years in the making. The store is set to feature an exceptional experience that showcases the products and services that Microsoft offers consumers. David Porter, the corporate vice president for Microsoft retail stores, stated that "As our first flagship store, it will serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience." Although Microsoft does have a few full size stores located within the New York area, the company’s flagship store will be the first for Manhattan.

Source: The Wall Street Journal



Comments (0) | Posted at 02:56PM PST by ClayMeow
Housemarque's 2D Platformer Outland is Now Available on Steam

It has been fifteen years since developer Housemarque released a game on PC, but the wait is finally over. Previously only available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, 2011's 2D platformer Outland has now made its way to PC via Steam. Described as "a successful mix between the bullet-hell insanity of Ikaruga, the sense of exploration of classic Prince of Persia games, and the elegant silhouette aesthetic of Limbo," the original Outland received high critical acclaim. While the game doesn't officially support mods, Housemarque sees it as a way to test the PC gaming waters again and hopefully lead to more PC projects in the future. That being said, don't expect its Sony-owned IPs (Super Stardust, Dead Nation, and Resogun) to make their way to Steam.

Outland is available on Steam for $9.99, but you can enjoy a 15% discount until October 6, dropping the price to $8.49. Only the Windows version is currently available, but Mac and Linux versions will be coming later this year. A Special Edition featuring a 90-page artbook and the 29-track original soundtrack will arrive as separate DLC shortly after launch. The original Outland was published by Ubisoft, but the Steam version is self-published by Housemarque, so no Uplay or anything of that nature.

Source: Housemarque Blog and Steam



Comments (0) | Posted at 02:00PM PST by Guest_Jim_*

Vision is easily one of our most used and elide upon senses, but it is also one of the hardest to replicate, in its entirety. Of course we have cameras we can connect computers to, so they can see the world, but machines have a very hard time recognizing objects. Now researchers at Virginia Tech are working on a machine vision system that will use cartoons to teach computers what they see.

For computers to understand what they are looking at, it can be necessary to describe each object in great detail. Describing some concepts can be very difficult though, which is why the researchers are turning to visual abstractions or cartoons. Instead of just having a computer look at an image, the plan is to crowd-source new images that replicate the originals using clipart. This way, computers can learn to recognize objects more like how humans do.

To help with this work, Google has awarded the researchers $92,000 of unrestricted funds.

Source: EurekAlert!



Comments (0) | Posted at 10:39AM PST by ClayMeow
Fifteen Minutes of Total War: ATTILA Gameplay with Developer Commentary

Last week, Creative Assembly unveiled the next game in the turn-based strategy Total War series, entitled Total War: ATTILA. While the setting, premise, and updated features are all quite appealing, the Official Announcement Trailer was void of any gameplay footage; and seeing is believing. Over the weekend, during EGX London 2014, Gamespot's Mark Walton sat down with Creative Assembly Studio Communications Manager Al Bickham for a narrated look at some actual Total War: ATTILA gameplay.

Total War: ATTILA is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2015, exclusively for PC (Windows and Mac).

Source: GameSpot



Comments (0) | Posted at 10:08AM PST by Guest_Jim_*

Normally in school, we are shown the right way to do something then left to do it the right way, and expand what we learn to a general practice. While this method does work, is it necessarily the best method? Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland are investigating that question by showing programming students animations with mistakes in them, that the students must identify.

The idea for this method came from a discussion about Jeliot 3, a programming visualization tool. It was realized that students do not necessarily pay attention to the animations presented by Jeliot 3, which have no mistakes. By introducing errors into the animations though, the students will become more engaged with the animation, as they try to identify the mistakes, which will help them understand the topics involved.

Exactly how useful Jeliot ConAn is, has yet to be determined as, so far, it has had mixed results. Only with more time and study can it be fully evaluated, but before even now teachers are learning new activities for their students, which leverage the fun of searching for mistakes.

Source: University of Eastern Finland



Comments (0) | Posted at 09:42AM PST by ClayMeow

While Sega and Creative Assembly took a break last week to show us an extended cut of the Alien: Isolation television ad, they're back today with the seventh video in the #HowWillYouSurvive video series. Entitled "Crowd Control", this new snippet shows us that the Xenomorph is not the only threat you have to worry about; the synthetics can prove quite deadly when you become outnumbered.

Alien: Isolation is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 7. You can check the PC system requirements at the official site. A Season Pass will also be available, featuring five Survivor Mode add-on packs.

Source: Press Release



Comments (0) | Posted at 09:35AM PST by ClayMeow
Every Last Bullet Matters in The Evil Within

Bethesda Softworks has published a new trailer and blog post for survival-horror The Evil Within, which provide an in-depth, spoiler-free look at the game. The trailer, entitled "Every Last Bullet", shows off some all new gameplay footage, while the blog post provides some survival strategies that may help you keep protagonist Sebastian Castellanos from meeting an untimely demise.

The Evil Within will be available for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 14. Pre-ordering nets you "The Fighting Chance Pack", which includes five in-game items: medical kit, double barrel shotgun, incendiary agony bolt, poison agony bolt, and green gel. A Season Pass is also available, which will contain three content packs featuring new characters and stories.

Source: Bethesda Blog



Comments (0) | Posted at 08:00AM PST by ClayMeow
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Highlighted in New Trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor launches tomorrow and has already received high critical acclaim. While the game offers a good 20+ hours of content on its own, of course there's a Season Pass if you want even more. The Season Pass was detailed back in August, but until now it's all just been a bunch of words. Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions released a Season Pass Trailer, which highlights the line-up of content included.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is releasing September 30 in North America for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One; September 30 in Europe for PC; October 3 in Europe for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; November 18 in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; and November 21 in Europe for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Source: Press Release



Comments (0) | Posted at 05:54AM PST by Guest_Jim_*

Measurements are critically important in the sciences, so it is also important that measurements can be trusted. To prove just how trustworthy a measurement is, reference materials can be analyzed, since we know what any measurements of them should be. Researchers at NIST have recently created a new reference material that is the smallest ever at roughly 2 nm in diameter.

To create the new Reference Material 8027 (RM 8027), the researchers start by etching nanocrystals from a silicon wafer. This allows them to ensure the nanocrystals are of the correct size. They are then separated with ultrasound and acquire an organic shell, to ensure stability. To prove RM 8027 is what it should be, its size and composition are determined by dynamic light scattering, analytical centrifugation, electron microscopy, and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

Along with ensuring that studies concerning materials with dimensions at or below 5 nm, RM 8027 could also help with studying silicon nanoparticles for use in solar cells, solid state lighting, and more. This is because silicon nanoparticles like it could be used in those applications, replacing the current standards.

Source: NIST



Comments (0) | Posted at 05:51AM PST by bp9801

It is the start of a new week, as well as the last couple days of September, and if you like motherboards then you're in luck today. We have a review on the EVGA X99 Classified motherboard, which packs in a ton of features for those wanting to upgrade to the Intel Haswell-E line of processors. There's also the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H for those who just want a Haswell board, yet aren't going to skimp on the amount of goodies that come with it. For something a little different, and sticking with Intel, the ASRock Q2900-ITX motherboard comes with the Pentium J2900 CPU already installed to make for a solid starting point for an HTPC build. Moving over to AMD, the BIOSTAR A68N-5000 is another ITX motherboard that comes with an AMD A4-5000 APU already integrated. Wrapping things up for today is a look at 20 of the worst PC setups seen over the last month.

Motherboards
EVGA X99 Classified @ PC Perspective
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H @ Madshrimps
Fanless HTPC: Intel 'Bay Trail-D' Pentium J2900 & Asrock Q2900-ITX @ TechSpot
BIOSTAR A68N-5000 @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
20 of the Worst  PC Setups - September 2014 @ ThinkComputers



Comments (2) | Posted at 04:44AM PST by gebraset

The GeForce GTX 980 is one of the hottest graphics cards currently available, as it boasts incredible specifications and is capable of delivering exceptional performance. AMD is of course looking to bring its own GPUs to the table in an attempt to compete with NVIDIA, and rumors are now coming forth with what products the company will use to do so. According to information from overclockers.ru, a new series of graphics cards is coming from AMD: the R9 390X based on the Bermuda GPU, the R9 380X based on Fiji, and the R9 370X based on Treasure Island. These graphics cards will feature TSMC’s new 20nm manufacturing technology and 3D stacked HBM memory, offering reduced power consumption with improved performance over previously released AMD GPUs. The R9 390X is staged to compete with the unreleased GTX 980 Ti/Titan 2, the R9 380X should go against the GTX 980 and 970, and the R9 370X will bump heads with the GTX 960.

If no issues concerning supply, manufacturing, or distribution come forth, the R9 380X should be released by February, 2015.

Source: WCCFtech


September 27, 2014
Comments (0) | Posted at 07:34AM PST by ClayMeow
Everything You Need to Know to Play Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

With the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor approaching in just a few days, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) has published an in-depth video to get you ready. Entitled "Everything You Need to Walk into Mordor", the video is divided into eight sections: Prologue, Ranger & Wraith, Cast, Weapons & Runes, Nemesis System, Creatures, Extras, and Epilogue.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is releasing September 30 in North America for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One; September 30 in Europe for PC; October 3 in Europe for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; November 18 in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; and November 21 in Europe for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A Season Pass will also be available with an exclusive mission and additional content.

Source: Press Release



September 26, 2014
Comments (0) | Posted at 04:28PM PST by Guest_Jim_*

One of the grander aspects of the General Theory of Relativity is that spacetime can be warped by objects and events. At the time, this was an unbelievable concept, but thanks to many experiments over the decades, we know it to be true and seek out some of the theory's consequences. Among them is the gravitational wave and now researchers, having reexamined the theory, have developed a new way to detect them, which has been published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.

Gravity, according to General Relativity, is the warping of spacetime around an object. Particularly energetic events, such as supernovae, binary neutron star systems, and the merging of neutron stars and black holes should create large ripples in spacetime, which will travel across the Universe. Using experiments on Earth and in space, we have been trying to detect these waves, to further prove Einstein correct, but have had no luck so far. The new method being proposed is to watch for stars to changes in brightness. The idea is that stars that oscillate could absorb energy from a gravitational wave, if the frequency of the wave were the same as the star's oscillations.

Another result of this research is that stars, including the sun, could interfere with gravitational waves, effectively eclipsing their sources. The researchers are now working to determine how long it would take to observe these effects.

Source: American Museum of Natural History



Comments (0) | Posted at 04:03PM PST by gebraset

Yahoo, a company that is currently focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining, has announced that it is shutting down three of its offerings. One of the offerings that is being shut down is Yahoo Education, a site designed to connect users with education providers and content. Another offering that Yahoo is shutting down is Qwiki, which automatically creates short movies based on photographs that users take. While the service and application are shutting down, the Qwiki team will remain integrated within Yahoo and will focus all of its efforts on other digital media experiences for Yahoo users. Yahoo Directory, the offering that Yahoo was launched upon nearly 20 years ago, is also being shut down. Yahoo’s business has changed substantially from the time Yahoo Directory was initially brought to early adopters of the Internet, and the shutdown of the offering boldly displays this.

Source: Press Release


Comments (0) | Posted at 12:43PM PST by ClayMeow
Focus Home Publishes Four

Infiltraton RPG Styx: Master of Shadows is inching closer to release, so publisher Focus Home Interactive has decided to release not one, not two, but four(!) "Making-of" videos. The videos include: The Gameplay, The Sound Design, The Music, and The Team. You can use the links I've just provided to access each respective video, but I've embedded "Making-of: The Gameplay" below for your viewing pleasure, with English sub-titles forced on; because unless you know French, you won't be able to understand a word they're saying otherwise.

Styx: Master of Shadows will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 7 with a very reasonable price tag of $29.99/€29.99/£24.99. Pre-purchasing the game on Steam provides a 20% discount, and the offer is actually good until October 13, meaning you could actually wait for reviews if you're on the fence! Kudos to Focus Home for offering a week one discount instead of just a pure pre-order discount!

Source: Press Release



Comments (0) | Posted at 12:20PM PST by ClayMeow

Taking a break from the #HowWillYouSurvive series of videos for a moment, Sega has released the 60-second extended cut of the Alien: Isolation television ad:

Alien: Isolation is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 7. You can check the PC system requirements at the official site. A Season Pass will also be available, featuring five Survivor Mode add-on packs.

Source: Press Release



Comments (0) | Posted at 11:49AM PST by CheeseMan42

DEEPCOOL has announced its newest CPU coolers, a trio of liquid coolers in the CAPTAIN series, released under the GAMING STORM sub-brand. The CAPTAIN series are all-in-one liquid cooling solutions in 120mm, 240mm, and 360mm configurations. The patented Separated Section design keeps the pump and cold plate in separate blocks and connects them with a "unique transparent connection system." The base is made of pure copper and contains precision-machined 0.2mm micro channels to help with the heat transfer. Also included are 120mm PWM fans that operate between 600 and 2200 RPM. The coolers will be available next month at an MSRP of $79.99 for the 120mm version, $109.99 for the 240mm, and $139.99 for the 360mm.

Source: Press Release



Comments (0) | Posted at 09:48AM PST by ClayMeow

A couple weeks ago, we got a glimpse as to why Assassin's Creed Rogue protagonist Shay Patrick Cormac turns his back on the Assassin Brotherhood and joins the Templars. But what does it actually mean to be a Templar? How does playing as a Templar differ from playing as an Assassin? In a new video cleverly titled "Templar vs Assassin", Producer Ivan Balabanov explains how playing as a Templar is a completely different gameplay perspective than playing as an Assassin. Not only do you get access to the most advanced weaponry, but your former Assassin Brotherhood buddies can implement tactics you used to employ in previous games, such as getting the drop on you from above when you least expect it.

Assassin's Creed Rogue will be arriving November 11 in North America and November 13 in EMEA territories for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before a remastered version arrives on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Pre-ordering nets you the Ultimate Hunter pack and the Siege of Fort de Sable mission.

Source: Ubisoft


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