Although Ubisoft has sworn since Assassin’s Creed 3 was first announced that new assassin Connor would be fighting Templars on both sides of the Revolutionary War — that’s right, red and blue — almost all the trailers and gameplay previews so far have shown Connor killing nothing but redcoats. And now, here’s a new preview released specifically for the Fourth of July, which is pretty much pro-Colonists simply by its existence. I’m starting to wonder if the only American you have to assassinate is Benedict Arnold, which I think we can all agree does not exactly balance the scales. Oh well.
At least I’m pleased to see the makers of AssCreed 3 celebrate the Fourth of July like I do, namely, getting a young child drunk and making them sing “Amazing Grace.”
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.