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San Diego, March 11, 2013 - Game composer Winifred Phillips has been awarded a Global Music Award for her music score for the Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation video game (Ubisoft®). Winifred Phillips composed the entire score for the Assassin’s Creed III Liberation video game, which was released for the PlayStation Vita in October 2012.

The Global Music Awards recognize the original music and unique voices of talented international musical artists. Evaluated on the basis of overall musical excellence, winners of the Global Music Awards include prominent composers for film, television and video games; outstanding songwriters and bestselling recording artists from the world of popular music; and illustrious composers whose works have been performed in concert halls around the world.


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Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation writer Jill Murray has downplayed Ubisoft’s decision to feature a black, female protagonist, instead calling on the rest of the industry to catch up.



Speaking to Kotaku in an interesting feature on Aveline’s creation, Murray said some of those arguing in defense of all-white, all-male casts are being creatively lazy.

“[There's a] fear that ‘diverse’ characters are risky and might offend or alienate players by their simple inclusion — that including them requires a magic touch, special bravery, a trembling sensitivity, or a mandate to ignore sales,” she said.

“Creating “diverse” characters is no different than creating any character, and I believe that those who struggle with it need to address deeper issues within their own creative process.”

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The Assassin's Creed spinoff title has won an award for best written game.



Winning a Writers Guild Award is no simple feat, and the writers of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation have managed to do just that.

The game took an award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing, the Writers Guild of America announced (via GI.biz) today.

The game, which was developed in Ubisoft Sofia and penned by ill Murray and Richard Farrese, handily beat out five other nominees, including Assassin's Creed 3, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Halo 4, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and 007 Legends.


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Assassin's Creed 3's PlayStation Vita companion piece, Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, has either shipped or sold "close to 600,000" units, Ubisoft announced during a financial investors conference call this morning. We say "or" because, while the word "sold" was used, this terminology was also used to refer to Assassin's Creed 3's 12 million shipped units, and therefore the true nature of the statistic is unknown.


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Both the console title Assassin’s Creed 3 and the portable counterpart Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation have received a substantial discount from Amazon. All platforms are currently benefiting from the current sale. Here’s a breakdown of each platform, their discount percentage and their new price:


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