Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PC release date announced

Perry Vandell at

After months and months of uncomfortable silence and nebulous date ranges, Ubisoft has finally announced that the PC version of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will sail into view around the same time as its next-gen console versions on Nov. 19.

Pow, thwack, delay: Gotham City Impostors pushed into February

Nathan Grayson at

Gotham City Impostors' armed-to-the-teeth cast of Bruce Wayne wannabes may look sloppy and ragtag, but it's all subterfuge. Zany vigilante justice takes hard work, so Monolith's opted to delay the game into February to make sure every last hair is meticulously out of place. Currently, the developer isn't offering any further whens, whys, or wherefores, but I've requested details with emails and gravily bellows of "WHERE IS HE?" I feel like they might not be getting the message, though. Maybe I should try my Bane impression.

Telltale's Jurassic Park: The Game delayed

Dan Stapleton at

We were expecting the first episode of the Jurassic Park adventure game to drop into our laps any day now, but instead we've received a press release announcing that the game is being delayed until further notice. The note from Telltale CEO Dan Connors indicates the game will change somewhat from the quicktime-event heavy affair it was when we first saw it a while back, throwing around terms like "moving in new directions" and promising that the revised game will have mechanics and storytelling "beyond anything you've seen from us before."

If you'd already pre-ordered the game, Connors promises a full refund within the next few days plus a free Telltale game of your choice. Not a bad way to smooth things over, all things considered.

Read on for the full text of Connors' apologetic letter.

Duke Nukem Forever release date disparity demystified

Dan Stapleton at

The new Duke Nukem Forever release date raised a question around the PC Gamer US office: why is this game, which stars the quintessential American badass, is made by an American developer, and is published by an American company being released four days later in North America than internationally?

What gives? Don't 2K and Gearbox know that Americans have grown accustomed to preferential treatment? Who are the conspirators behind this? We want names!

We asked 2K PR Manager Charlie Sinhaseni, and the answer is so simple that it'll surprise you.