Back 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”
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”
Not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth, Ubisoft have released a steampunk upgrade to their characters in the new installment of the ever expanding franchise. Although the download is initially free and allows you to kit out … Continue reading Steampunk outfits available on Assassin’s Creed
September 14, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming December release of The Precinct #1, the first chapter in an all-new steampunk science fiction comic book series written by Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World) and … Continue reading Dynamite announce The Precinct #1
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”
Over at Lazygamer, they’ve speculated whether the next installment could have more of a steampunk theme to it. Throughout the series, the protagonist has been jumping around in history like some kind of lethal Sam Beckett and the latest edition … Continue reading Steampunk Assassin’s Creed?
I’ve been contacted by a young gentleman by the rather curious name of Johnny Kaos. He’s a photographer who wanted to show off his work to the wider world and chose Steampunk Journal as the means to do it. Continue reading “From Kaos, comes superb photography”
I discovered some rather splendid artwork by an unknown artist on the Australian arm of News.com. They tell us that the images are inspired from the recent steampunk shoot-em-up The Order: 1886. Continue reading “Concept art illustrates steampunk cities”
We’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”