The popularity of late 19th century themed television

steampunk_journal_great_expectations2Back in the 1990’s it was popular to have a programme on the television where the newspapers could describe it as a “bodice ripper”, ie; it was set in the 17th/18th century and involved delicate ladies with heaving bosoms and manly men with white shirts and tight trousers. There was something for both mum and dad to watch essentially. The 2000s saw more popularity with present day action programmes and dramas. Fast forward to the twenty teens and it struck me the other day that there seems to be a lot of television shows and films that are set in the late 19th century at the moment. It made me wonder why it could be and there are a few theories I have mulling around inside my head. Continue reading “The popularity of late 19th century themed television”

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate review

Jacob and Evie Frye are twins
Jacob and Evie Frye are twins

Overview

Since the first Assassin’s Creed episode was released, thousands of people around the world have been hooked on the secret war between the Assassin’s and the Knights Templar. Having an interest in the Templar history, it seems strange that Ubisoft selected them to be the antagonists and not the other way around. However, it makes for a wonderful scenario and each game does state that it’s a work of fiction.

The year is 1868 and the industrial revolution is powering Britain as the most powerful country in the world. In this alter-universe, the Templars and their henchmen – The Blighters – have taken control of London and it’s down to our new twin heroes Jacob and Evie Frye to stop them. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate review”

Assassin's Creed: Victory game still via kotaku.com

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate gets Jack the Ripper add on

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

London, UK  – Ubisoft® have announced the Jack The Ripper add-on content and details about the Assassin’s Creed® Syndicate Season Pass. The Jack The Ripper campaign takes place 20 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and tells the story of the world’s most infamous serial killer. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate gets Jack the Ripper add on”

New Assassin’s Creed: Victory game to be set in Victorian London

Assassin's Creed: Victory game still via kotaku.comWe’ve come a long way from the first Assassin’s Creed which was a fight against the evil Templars. I quite like the Templars, so I was a little bemused by this plot point. However, it was a game I enjoyed thoroughly. I continued to play the subsequent versions, but stopped just before Black Flag. Continue reading “New Assassin’s Creed: Victory game to be set in Victorian London”