Assassin's Creed Skinny

Secrets of Assassin's Creed Leaked? on IGN (*Spoiler Alert*) relates a tidbit from an IGN TV interview with Kristen Bell, in which the Veronica Mars actress seems to reveal a science fiction component for what has been characterized as a medieval-themed game: "It's actually really interesting to me. It's sort of based on the research that's sort of happening now, about the fact that your genes might be able to hold memory. And you could argue semantics and say it's instinct, but how does a baby bird know to eat a worm, as opposed to a cockroach, if its parents don't show it? And it's about this science company trying to, Matrix-style, go into peoples brains and find out an ancestor who used to be an assassin, and sort of locate who that person is."
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ha HAA!
Dec 14, 2006, 10:44
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It's actually really interesting to me. It's sort of based on the research that's sort of happening now, about the fact that your genes might be able to hold memory.

I knew it!!! That was my guess as to what's going on behind-the-scenes in the game (so to speak).

I'm guessing sequels will feature another one of the Assassin's ancestors in a different time-period, and that the franchise (assuming it sells well, which it certainly seems poised to do) will eventually work its way to whatever time-period the "research" is taking place in.



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Re: ha HAA!
Dec 14, 2006, 11:33
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Dec 14, 2006, 11:33
 
I'd normally kind of laugh at her error and say that she's blown her chances of working with Ubisoft again, but look at the paragraph in which she makes this claim. She specifically mentions Ubisoft and the web site of the game. Most people doing casual interviews don't do that. I get the feeling they planned to have her drop this hint as part of their marketing for the game.

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Dec 14, 2006, 11:42
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This game looks like it will be interesting, I was excited about it just because of it's time setting.

Hopefully it will be a good series.
But - it is a loooong way out, so hopefully they are building the game for tomorrow's technology, and not today's.

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Dec 14, 2006, 12:23
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so hopefully they are building the game for tomorrow's technology, and not today's.

Tomorrow's, todays, it really makes no difference to me. It's not as if we're talking about popping in Quake 2 here

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Dec 14, 2006, 13:03
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Wow, this information has been available since the first trailer for the game came out. It wasn't too hard to figure out if you read around a bit after it was released.

The only thing she did is publicly announce what many people already knew. Any online-zine or paper magazine has made mention of the plot.

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Dec 14, 2006, 13:05
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It's sort of based on the research that's sort of happening now, about the fact that your genes might be able to hold memory. And you could argue semantics and say it's instinct, but how does a baby bird know to eat a worm, as opposed to a cockroach, if its parents don't show it?

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Dec 14, 2006, 14:09
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so what's this fascination with the Selfish Gene theory? ever since Metal Gear Solid the games industry seems to love talking about genes, memes and that crap. besides Genetic memory is voodoo bullshit and I can't believe they are basing a game on it. It'll make many people think it's real and GREAT!!! Media yet again fucking with the masses to make them believe in bullshit! ONLY Hideo Kojima teaches REAL science in his games and other games are just bullshit follow ups that follow Hideo but don't really know that Hideo was using REAL science and they are just pulling shit out of their asses! We're living in a dark ages of anti-science idiocy and the entertainment community is adding to the problem. THAT's why bush is in power and the religious freaks are gaining power... EVIL!


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Re: No subject
Dec 14, 2006, 14:31
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Who did you inherit your 'pissed off' genes from?

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Dec 14, 2006, 14:40
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I mentioned that Assasin's Creed wasn't just a fantasy game way back at E3 of this year and everyone on Blues News laughed it off. Glad to see my suspicions were right.

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>Assassin's Creed is going to surprise a LOT of people. >Everyone believes it to be a medieval assassination game, >but it's actually sci-fi. They just chose to show a >specific type of trailer...

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Dec 14, 2006, 16:10
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The analogy used is stupid "but how does a baby bird know to eat a worm, as opposed to a cockroach, if its parents don't show it?" baby bird dont know shit, baby bird eats what its parents regurgitate down its throat. Can we expect such high intelligence to be behind the game too?


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Dec 14, 2006, 16:52
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so what's this fascination with the Selfish Gene theory? ever since Metal Gear Solid the games industry seems to love talking about genes, memes and that crap. besides Genetic memory is voodoo bullshit and I can't believe they are basing a game on it. It'll make many people think it's real and GREAT!!! Media yet again fucking with the masses to make them believe in bullshit! ONLY Hideo Kojima teaches REAL science in his games and other games are just bullshit follow ups that follow Hideo but don't really know that Hideo was using REAL science and they are just pulling shit out of their asses! We're living in a dark ages of anti-science idiocy and the entertainment community is adding to the problem. THAT's why bush is in power and the religious freaks are gaining power... EVIL!

WTF??



Since when do people look to games for science lessons? I thought games only teach us how to plan mass murders



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Old News!
Dec 14, 2006, 18:01
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Wasn't this sort of...already known? At least, I remember reading something about a high tech laboratory that the player would see or spend time in every once in a while. I think I read it in a magazine preview, and it was at least four months ago now.

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Now its coming all together!
Dec 14, 2006, 18:45
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Now its coming all together! Dec 14, 2006, 18:45
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I remember that in the end of the demo of Assassin's Creed in E3, the presenter shows a small portion of the game and says something about that we are not meant to see it yet.

That portion looked quite futuristic.

In fact, you can see it by yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b1vx-JrKXE

Just wait till almost the end of the clip (5:37) and you'll see what I'm talking about!

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Dec 14, 2006, 20:40
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I don't see why some here have a problem with the idea of genetic memory. How is it radically different from normal memory? Memory is created and stored in the brain, why can't it be transferred organically through some sort of DNA-based process if it is created organically?

Maybe it doesn't even happen that way, but there is ample evidence that behavior, what is sometimes called instinct, is passed down. Maybe that's not like remembering an entire past life, but who knows?

There's no reason to discount the concept of genetic memory while we don't even know how regular memory is created yet. Or WHAT exactly it is yet. Chemicals? Energy? Proteins? Scientists still don't know.

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Re: Now its coming all together!
Dec 15, 2006, 00:40
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If you freeze it it says Memories, it's a menu screen.

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Re: Now its coming all together!
Dec 15, 2006, 06:10
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exactly.
And that's the reason why it's seems to fit with this slipout of that spoiler...

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