This Week in Game NewsThe big releases this week were the two Assassin's Creed titles, ACIII and Liberation...It was a great week for boobs in advertising, too; first of all Grand Theft Auto V was announced with this pretty bla bla advertisement poster that prompted many critics to wax nostalgic about when GTA was like, edgy; and a new French ad for the PS Vita equates its dual screens to a hot lady with four breasts. More on this later, guys, because we're still trying to figure out where to start with this one....for game devs, Unity 4.0 is out in a free open beta...In better news, as we reported yesterday, two awesome women from 343 Industries announced that sexism on Halo 4 multiplayer would not be tolerated (Daily Dot)...also ICYMI from our news roundup yesterday, the developers of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare were caught with their sexism showing...and in best news, Red Thread Studios' Ragnar Tørnquist announced a sequel to beloved game Dreamfall, entitled Dreamfall Chapters. You can check out Tørnquist's other games in this Steam bundle for $24.99. And although this isn't video games per se I have to include it because it concerns us all: Star Wars Episode 7 is going to be a thing. Yes. George Lucas has sold LucasArts to Disney for $4.05 billion dollars, with the agreement that a seventh installment of the wildly successful science fiction franchise (presumably titled Star Wars VII: Really?) will be released in 2015. And the internet has responded (Buzzfeed).
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- Kotaku's Evan Narcisse wrote about the "blackness" of Assassin's Creed: Liberation, a game set in colonial Louisiana starring a black female protagonist.
- This Gamasutra feature looks at upcoming game Apotheon, which drew its artistic inspiration from, of all places, Greek pottery.
- This amazing Gothic cathedral done in Minecraft.
- It's not an article, but check out this "Super Indie Mega Mix," a mashup of 61 indie games from Pixel Proxpector.