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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pirates’

App Pirates Guilty of Copyright Infringement

Back in January the U.S. charged four people in connection with pirate app stores developed for Android devices. Now all four of these defendants has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. The cases represent the U.S. Justice Department’s first cases against alleged mobile app pirates, and now appear to have been a success. Thomas Pace …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ DLC Coming as Stand-Alone Title

Back in December Ubisoft released the first campaign-focused DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV. Titled Freedom Cry, the content put players in the shoes of Adéwale, the first mate in the main story of Assassin’s Creed IV. Today Ubisoft announced that Freedom Cry will be released as a stand-alone title for PC and PlayStation consoles. The content will be released for …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Retailer Exclusives Are Coming as DLC

Many gamers consider retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses to be a blight on the gaming landscape. The system forces those most loyal to game franchises to pick which of several digital goodies they want or else buy three or more copies of the game to get it all. Luckily for gamers, retailer-exclusive content has, so far, remained largely pointless for most games. …

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‘Game of Thrones’ is the Most-Pirated Show of the Year, Again

In-between all of the end-of-year best-of lists, there are a few lists that it might be questionable for entertainment properties to end up on. One of these is undoubtedly the list most-pirated shows for the year. Though a good showing of that list is undoubtedly a sign of popularity, copyright holders would almost certainly rather have those viewers paying to …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Freedom Cry DLC Out Today

As promised, Ubisoft today released the first story DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Titled Freedom Cry!, the content features a new character with his own story set during the “golden age” of piracy in the West Indies. Players will step into the shoes of Adéwale, the first mate of the Jackdaw seen in the Black Flag campaign. As …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Story DLC Coming Next Week

Its been over two months now since the first story DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was announced. The Freedom Cry! DLC was announced before the main game was even released. Today, Ubisoft finally revealed that Freedom Cry! will be released next week, on December 17. The content will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox …

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‘Assassin’s Creed: Pirates’ Coming December 5

Back in September Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, a mobile game based around the setting of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Today the publisher has announced that the game will hit both iOS and Android platforms on December 5. The game will be sold in Apple’s App Store, the Google Play store, and the Amazon Appstore for $5. Assassin’s Creed: …

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Five Cannons Recovered From Blackbeard’s Ship

In 1718, the legendary pirate Edward Teach, AKA Blackbeard, sank the Queen Anne’s Revenge off the coast of Beaufort, NC after the flagship accidentally ran aground in the shallows. For nearly 300 years, the ship rested and rusted, until 1996 saw the beginnings of an archaeological excavation to recover the vessel and its contents. In 1997 when the team began …

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Assassin’s Creed IV Expected To Sell 8 Million

Fortune video game writer John Gaudiosi reported today that the latest Assassin’s Creed franchise entry, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, is expected to sell 8 million copies. The number comes from video game analyst for Wedbush Securities Michael Pachter, who said “I think Assassin’s Creed is successful because of its novelty. It’s a third-person adventure game with a pretty easy-to-learn …

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Here’s The Final Episode Of That Assassin’s Creed IV History Series

Earlier this month, Ubisoft teamed up with VICE to produce a three episode series that explored the real pirate legends that inspired the world of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Needless to say, the series has been as entertaining as it has been educational. Now the final episode is finally here. In the final episode of Rum, Guns and Gallows, …

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The Ultimate Piracy Deterrent: Britney Spears Music?

The Daily Mirror reports that merchant sea captains who sail off the coast of Africa repeatedly deal with pirate attacks and have found solace in the most unlikely of weapons: Britney Spears’ early catalog. The effects of the music are witnessed almost instantly. As Somali raiders armed with assault rifles approach a merchant ship, the crew blasts “… Baby One …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ Launch Trailer Released

The lull in gaming previews felt during October is finally coming to an end. Earlier this week Activision released the launch trailer for its biggest game of the year (Call of Duty: Ghosts), and now Ubisoft has done the same. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is set to launch next week and Ubisoft has just released its definitive preview for …

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