I walked into work today, clocked in, and started stocking when all of a sudden my store manager told me he had a gift in the back. I was told by my assistant store manager to follow the SM to the back room. When I got back there, my SM opened up a special box with a pirate map outlining the top, telling me that it's a special gift and that he knew I would be ecstatic.
He reached in and pulled out a framed drawing that was done by Todd McFarlane for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, but this was no ordinary drawing. This is a limited first edition cel art drawing from Assassin's Creed IV by Todd himself. Only 31,500 have been made and Ubisoft has given them to GameStop employees. It even comes with a certificate of authenticity. PSU
Yay Ubisoft! Shower all of the retail store managers with gifts and just piss all over your gaming fans because clearly the store managers have to do with the success of your AC franchise. I mean, it's not like it's the gamers that actually spend the money or anything. Oh wait, the gamers ARE the ones spending the money. Then why the **** are we being fed rehashed crap every year, why are we completely ignored when it comes to fan service or just listening to fans, and why aren't we being given this limited edition artwork? If I were Crapisoft I would have made this limited edition artwork available to select people who have early pre-order copies of AC IV Black Flags. But no, apparently Ubisoft cares more about the people selling their games than the people buying them. Classy move Crapisoft, classy move.
And yes, I am still angry about AC III, because I just love it when a developer pretends to fix all the problems in a franchise, and releases a buggy-as-hell game that not only didn't fix ANY of the previous problems, but also introduced new ones! Ubisoft, you did good with Far Cry 3, please don't f*ck that up too.