• “Half of history is hiding the truth.” – The effect of video games meddling with the past

    The titular quote comes from Joss Whedon who is communicating the ambiguity of history due to contemporary disagreements about what actually happened. This has led to a certain fascination with the subject by almost everybody; academics, politicians, journalists and, most importantly, creative industries. The past is an incredibly rich...
  • Impact Plays: Assassin’s Creed 4

    Assassins’ Creed IV: Black Flag marks the sixth major instalment in the acclaimed historical adventure series and I am very pleased to say that the series is back on form. Whilst it doesn’t quite reach the ludicrously good balance of storytelling and gameplay which Assassins’ Creed II (still the...
  • The Real Assassin’s Creed

    The year is 1176 AD; Saladin’s army is laying siege to a fortress in Syria. The great leader sleeps in his tent safe in the knowledge that it is surrounded by bodyguards. He suddenly awakes; something is not right. He turns to see by his bed a platter off...