Assassin's Creed 2 News (PC)

Ubisoft's Uplay blasted as 'rootkit', installs 'unsecure' browser plug-in [UPDATE] Poll

Posted: 30.07.2012 by Technet2k

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Some coding enthusiasts have discovered a little something in Ubisoft's Uplay platform for PC leading others to blast it as a 'rootkit'. It stealthly installs a browser plug-in which isn't secure.

The plugin granted its discoverer "unexpectedly (at least to me) wide access" to websites. It's a rather embarrassing hiccup if true.

UPDATE: Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson, director of the security research firm, has said it's "not a malicious root, just really bad code." It's "a huge risk" .

Early concept art shows female star for Assassin's Creed

Posted: 03.05.2012 by Technet2k

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Back in November 2004 there were some early concept works with a female protagonist for Assassin's Creed, showing off some initial but discarded ideas that were floating around Ubisoft.

All were produced by Khai Nguyen, and some featured co-op gameplay, a female lead and even child protection. There's also an early rendition of the hidden blade.

Author sues Ubisoft over Assassin's Creed for 'memories through ancestors'

Posted: 18.04.2012 by Technet2k

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American author John Beiswenger wrote a novel called Link which published in 2002, in which a person in a lab experiences memories through the eyes of his ancestors.

That sounds somewhat familiar doesn't it? That's the problem asserts Beiswenger, because Ubisoft has pinched a piece of his own storyline for the Animus in Assassin's Creed.

Report: Sony Pictures close to securing Assassin's Creed film

Posted: 21.10.2011 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft has been dangling the Assassin's Creed film rights in front of various movie studios, causing a bidding war between the major houses like Universal.

However it seems Sony Pictures is the frontrunner and is 'close' to nailing an agreement. Ubisoft Motion Pictures is handling the negotiations for the IP.

Raymond: Sequels "great way try out innovation" devs unsure of

Posted: 20.10.2011 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft's Jade Raymond, who's worked intimately on the original Assassin's Creed, has said sequels for existing IP are "great" for testing 'innovative ideas'.

The reason is because if a new idea or new tech "doesn't work" then there's still "tons of the other stuff" that fans will enjoy, and help the game recover.