Paris  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Paris  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Ranking the Hitman Episodes from Worst to Best https://www.gameskinny.com/z485m/ranking-the-hitman-episodes-from-worst-to-best https://www.gameskinny.com/z485m/ranking-the-hitman-episodes-from-worst-to-best Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:00:01 -0400 StraightEdge434

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1. Sapienza

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Sapienza takes place in Italy, and has Agent 47 eliminate Silvio Caruso and Francesca De Santis, as well as neutralize a deadly virus.

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Sapienza is my favorite level out of all them. It has gorgeous world design; there is a mansion, a church, a crypt, a beach, even a cave that holds the virus! Adding to that, Sapienza has those little alleyways and boutiques that resemble real life versions of those places. It's a very classic European town that certainly sets the mood for the assassination mission.

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Sapienza is big enough for you to explore since you are not limited to a big building, and you can go anywhere you want... except the water.

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The level also has a unique assassination opportunity in which Agent 47 dresses up as a plague doctor, and pretends to be a mannequin, waiting for the perfect opportunity to slit Silvio's throat. Or, if you prefer a more classic opportunity, there is a clock tower and a church tower, both of which present excellent sniping positions.

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What were your favorite episodes? Did you enjoy Colorado more than Sapienza? If so, leave a comment down below! 

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2. Bangkok

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Taking place at a resort hotel, Bangkok has two targets for elimination: Jordan Cross and Ken Morgan.

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Bangkok's hotel is absolutely breathtaking. There are tropical plants, flowers, trees, butterflies right inside the building! As for the outside, there is a huge river, a gorgeous sunset, and a city in the distance.

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Also, the hotel provides many fun opportunities to assassinate the targets. For example, dropping coconuts on their heads is one of those opportunities. But the most unique one is impersonating a bug exterminator, and pouring gas (that is actually meant for bugs) into the ventilation system, thus knocking out everyone in the hotel's atrium, including the two targets who happen to be there at the wrong place and at the wrong time.

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The only problem with Bangkok is that it is much smaller than Sapienza (coming next), as you are limited only to the hotel, and a very small bit of the exterior (the garden). If it was bigger, it would easily be my number one favorite location!

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3. Hokkaido

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The final episode in season one takes place in a hyper-exclusive hospital facility, known as Gama. Agent 47 must eliminate Yuki Yamazaki and Erich Soders.

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Though it's a hospital facility, it feels more like a scientific laboratory. The main reason is because of the wing where Soders is located. There are advanced operating machines, computers, oh, and a live-beating heart that is located in the basement, and that pumps blood to Soders to keep him alive...

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This level also has a Kill Bill easter egg. One of the corpses in the morgue has a jumpsuit and motorcycle helmet very similar to the Bride's. There are also two challenges that deal with the movie. One of those challenges is to kill eight masked guards with a katana, while wearing the yellow jumpsuit.

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The facility itself is located high up on a mountain. When you first start playing and go to the balcony, you'll see another enormous mountain out in the distance, as well as a little town at the base of the mountain.

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Hakkaido has many interesting assassination opportunities, many of which deal with you tempering with the operating equipment. But one that I found most enjoyable was the assassination opportunity in which Agent 47 pretends to be a yoga instructor. He baits Yuki all the way to the edge of the area while doing yoga, only to push her off the edge, and see her plummet down the mountain...

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Though Hokkaido is all sci-fi and is set in a snowy mountain, it didn't stick to me as much as the next two levels. Don't get me wrong, I loved Hakkaido, but the setting was once again inside a building, and not as gorgeous as the next level.

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4. Paris

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The first episode in the game takes place in an enormous mansion, during a fashion show. You must eliminate Victor Novikov and Dalia Margolis.

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Back when I first played it, I enjoyed this level. It was big, there were many opportunities to assassinate both targets, and the setting really impressed me. But as more episodes came out, this one kept getting pushed down the list simply because I enjoyed those episodes more than this one, and would come back to replay them more than Paris.

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On a side note, Paris has a very unique and interesting assassination opportunity. When Victor has to give a speech at the end of the fashion show, you can break the winch that is holding the decorative ceiling, thus making the ceiling come down and crush Victor, as well as any other unfortunate soul standing too close to him.

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For a level that mostly takes place inside a building, it's not too bad. It was pretty good when it first came out, but lost its title as my favorite episode when other episodes debuted.

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5. Marrakesh

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This whole level takes place during a riot, and has you kill Claus Hugo Strandberg and General Zaydan.

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When I first played this, I absolutely hated this level. The crowded streets seemed like I was in a labyrinth, getting to Zaydan was tough because the location that he was present at was full of soldiers, and the Swedish embassy was almost impossible to enter due to tight security (not to mention trying to find Claus since he moved all over the place and every room looked almost the same to me).

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I had to replay this mission several times in order to map out my route, or wait for the perfect opportunity to kill my targets.

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The map itself is pretty big, but since there are so many people (and when I say many, I mean a lot... like, really a lot...), it looks like it's pretty small.

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On a positive side, one opportunity that I enjoyed was pushing a toilet onto Zaydan's head!

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6. Colorado

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Where to begin...? Well, let's see. For one, this mission makes you assassinate four targets (I'm not even going to bother naming them all). The other episodes had two targets instead. This one has double the targets, meaning double the effort to succeed.

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Second, everyone on this level is armed with shotguns or fully automatic weapons. I'm not kidding! Even the chef who is cooking food for the militia has a sub machine gun strapped to his back! A bit excessive, don't you think? One small mistake, and you're dead in a fraction of a second.

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Next, the whole level takes place on a huge farm. But the problem is the world design. It's ugly, boring, depressing, and not as colorful as the other episodes (if you're from Colorado, I apologize).

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The only thing that I did like was how you could pretend to be a scarecrow by wearing a scarecrow costume. Other than that, nothing really impressed me about that level.

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But one redeemable factor that this level has is the background music. I enjoyed this level's music more than any other level. But unfortunately, that wasn't enough for me to bump it up the list.

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Now that the latest Hitman episode is out, the first season is complete. We got the basic plot of what is going on, and can now predict how events will unfold in the second season.

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While we wait for the second season, let's take a look at all the episodes that are available, and compare them in terms of world design, size, assassination opportunities, and general gameplay.

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Note: The tutorial stage and the "Summer Bonus Episodes" will not be compared in this list. Instead, all the other locations will be talked about.

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(CAUTION: If you are waiting for the disk version, and want to avoid spoilers, don't go any further!)

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The Squid Sisters are coming to freshen up Paris at Japan Expo! https://www.gameskinny.com/eqfeu/the-squid-sisters-are-coming-to-freshen-up-paris-at-japan-expo https://www.gameskinny.com/eqfeu/the-squid-sisters-are-coming-to-freshen-up-paris-at-japan-expo Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:42:46 -0400 David Fisher

Stay Fresh! Callie and Marie, the Splatoon inkling pop-divas, will be coming to the West for the first time at Japan Expo. The Paris event set to happen on July 8th, 2016, will feature holographic projections of Callie and Marie just like the previous shows in Japan. If the previous Squid Sisters LIVE! shows are anything to base the Paris show off of, it can be expected to run for about 40 minutes.

The show was announced in the Nintendo UK Twitter post below:

It is actually somewhat surprising that the Squid Sisters will be appearing at a show outside of Japan. Even the most popular holographic Vocaloid pop-star - Hatsune Miku - has only had a handful of shows outside of Japan and East Asia. Vocaloid shows only entered North American markets about 2 years ago, first being featured on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Hatsune Miku performing on David Letterman back in 2014, the first North American digital-diva show

The spread of Vocaloid shows is more understandable, considering their global popularity and their use of an actual human language (i.e.: Japanese). However, Splatoon's inkling language isn't exactly comprehensible. Hopefully the show will see success regardless, so that North American audiences might have a chance of seeing the show.

Do you live in Paris or plan on attending Japan Expo? If so, are you planning on checking out Squid Sisters LIVE?

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Sony's Paris Games Week coming on October 27th! https://www.gameskinny.com/b6njb/sonys-paris-games-week-coming-on-october-27th https://www.gameskinny.com/b6njb/sonys-paris-games-week-coming-on-october-27th Sat, 24 Oct 2015 13:39:13 -0400 Douglas A. Skinner

The second world exhibition devoted to video games, Paris Games Week is a massive gathering of gamers, enthusiasts, industry professionals, and families.

This event starts October 27th at 9am PST (5pm UK time)/12pm EST / 5pm GMT and 3am AEDT  (so Wednesday). Paris Games Week will reveal promising previews of upcoming PlayStation 4 games and demos. You can watch Sony's Paris Games Week Conference on your desktop, phone, or tablet at PlayStation.Blog on their Twitch channel.

Sony had this to say:

Finally if you're heading to Paris Games Week, make sure you swing by the massive Playstation booth where you'll be able to check out a hefty selection of upcoming titles, including Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Star Wars Battlefront, and Ratchet & Clank.

If you will not be able to attend it in person , the conference will be available on the PlayStation Blog, YouTube, PlayStation's Twitch channel, and the Events app on PS4 consoles.

PlayStation will also be posting Snapchats from the show floor as well as on Instagram and Twitter.

For more information check out the Paris Games Week website.

Source: PlayStation.com, Jeuxvideo

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10 Cities We Want to See in GTA 6 https://www.gameskinny.com/lrn0d/10-cities-we-want-to-see-in-gta-6 https://www.gameskinny.com/lrn0d/10-cities-we-want-to-see-in-gta-6 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:30:06 -0400 Dani Gosha

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Paris, France

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Despite it's popularity, we don't regularly see Paris used as backdrop in games so, it would be nice to get a change of scenery. While Paris doesn't have the towering buildings GTA gamers are used to, it does have a large system of underground tunnels that could prove to be an interesting addition if Rockstar chooses to go this route.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Gambling just seems like it would go hand in hand with GTA 6, so Sin City makes all the sense in the world as the next location. Just imagine all the crazy things that the characters can and will get into. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Just imagine a video game version of Fear and Loathing.

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Washington, D.C.

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D.C. might be a little small for GTA's typical open world format but still it would make a great addition. It can even open up the possibility of multiple cities being used in one game, something I think no fan would be too bothered by. Plus, D.C.'s landmarks alone could be awesome to see Rockstar incorporate into a story. 

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Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong as a city has a very distinct atmosphere and mixed with GTA's distinct style of gaming, it would make an ideal setting for the sixth installment. We've seen games like Sleeping Dogs take place in the city so it would be interesting to see Rockstar's take on the city compared to that of Square Enix's.

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Boston, Massachusetts 

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Surely there would be no argument about moving back to the East Coast this time around. We've already seen Liberty City, so why not move on down to Boston? The location will allow Rockstar to explore weather like snow (Boston gets more than enough of it). The possibility of snow-related vehicles and even missions certainly makes the city worth it alone.

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Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo is a strange mirror of Western culture with a mix of Japanese history and modern culture that would make it gorgeous and easily adaptable to the GTA style. Aside from the visuals that could come out of Tokyo being the newest setting, it would be awesome to see Rockstar incorporate the Yakuza into their story-lines.

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London, England

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Much like Rio, London deserves another visitation. Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 had a large amount of success back in 1999 so, just imagine what it could be like now.

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Seattle, Washington

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Honestly, it is a surprise that Seattle has yet to be used in the GTA franchise. This iconic city is a perfect blend of urban and rural, something that we've seen in GTA previously so it only makes sense that they'd want to continue the tradition in GTA 6.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rockstar has experience with crafting the beautiful setting of Rio de Janeiro from their Max Payne 3 title and the Brazilian city may be overdue for a revisit. Grand Theft Auto 6: Brazil would be the perfect game for such a visitation. Not only that, Rio de Janeiro is very similar to GTA 5's Los Santos which makes it even more ideal in terms of open world development. 

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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago is a no-brainer as a possible location for GTA 6. If Rockstar is seeking to further capitalize on the crime sprees that are regularly featured in their game, why not go to one of the well-known crime cities? There's plenty that they can be inspired by in GTA 6: Chicago.

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If you're following the much-anticipated release of the sixth installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, then you know there's a lot of talk about the game's next city take over. 

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Liberty City, San Andreas, and Vice City are familiar GTA turf but, many gamer's are hoping Rockstar has plans to show them some new scenery. Hoaxes have already been popped up claiming the city of Chicago as the confirmed spot along with speculation that the sixth game will return back to Miami-based Vice City. No one knows for sure, yet.

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What we do know, however, is that everyone is talking about what city they'd like to see Grand Theft Auto invade and there are a lot. So, we're here to join the GTA city wishlist debate. While GTA is often American-centric, here are ten cities from states and around the world that we want to see GTA 6 take place in. 

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The Art of Assassin's Creed Unity vs. Real Life https://www.gameskinny.com/x7fwj/the-art-of-assassins-creed-unity-vs-real-life https://www.gameskinny.com/x7fwj/the-art-of-assassins-creed-unity-vs-real-life Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:34:14 -0500 Amanda Wallace

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As the creator writes: 

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Today I visited Paris 2 times.

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First with a paddle in my hands, in 1789, trhrough the eyes of Arno Victor Dorian, heroe of the new videogame Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Then, biking (under the rain), comparing 2014’s Paris to the FRench Revolution’s Paris recreated by Ubisoft’s teams.

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More here from damienhypolite's tumblr.

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In some case's the difference between real life and Assassin's Creed Unity is more jarring than a trip to the Abstergo corporation in Assassin's Creed Black Flag

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image from damienhypolite's tumblr

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Assassin's Creed Unity is the latest addition to the long running Ubisoft Assassin's Creed franchise. The game has been the subject of recent controversy over several glitches and a post-release date review embargo enforced by Ubisoft.

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image from damienhypolite's tumblr

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In some cases the art from Assassin's Creed Unity is dead on, but other times it clearly displays the changes several hundred years would make in Paris's history. 

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Image from damienhypolite's tumblr.

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These captures (with all of them available at damienhypolite's Tumblr) really evoke the history that Assassin's Creed Unity is trying to evoke.

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damienhypolite walks their tumblr users through a variety of Paris landmarks as captured in the series. 

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You've seen those before and after photo series before where people hold up old images of big cities, highlighting the differences between the current state of things and the older lives captured in the film. In this case, Tumblr user damienhypolite compares the real world to stills from the Ubisoft game Assassin's Creed Unity

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The game is set within Paris during the French Revolution and it's clear the the folks at Ubisoft Montreal have put a lot of care into recreating Paris inside Assassin's Creed Unity

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