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1

Who developed AC3 Liberation?

Ubiosft

2

When was AC3 Liberation released alongside Assassin’s Creed III?

October 30th 2012

3

Originally the game was only released for PS Vita, what year did it become modified for other consoles?

2014

4

What other consoles was AC3 Liberation modified later for?

PS3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows

5

What familiar pleasures does AC3L offer to exiting fans of the franchise?

Narrative situation of the Assassins vs the Templars, open world gameplay.

6

Since when have video games exponentially grow?

The 1970s

7

What was created through video games?

"The Gamer"

8

Which three major territories are video games financially significant?

Japan, Europe and The USA.

9

What handheld device was AC3L released on?

PlayStation Vita.

10

What game was AC3L released simultaneously with?

Assassin's Creed III

11

What did the simultaneous release (2 games from Sony) mean for Sony?

Attempt to have maximum impact on 3 major markets for console and video game release.

12

What is typical for a larger studio: Ubisoft?

Producing the game as a multinational development.

13

What was the PS. Vita attempting to "tap into"?

The increasing success of mobile gaming (smartphones tablets etc.)

14

Which features was the P.S Vita deigned with associated with smartphones?

Touchscreen, Wi-fi, 3G and Bluetooth capability.

15

In terms of DISTRIBUTION, how could these games be purchased?

Over the internet using outlets such as: Steam, The PlayStation Network or Xbox Live Arcade.

16

What is changing about video game regulation across many European countries?

It is becoming standardised.

17

Video games were regulated by which body until July 2012?

The BBFC.

18

Since July 2012 who regulates video games?

The Video Standards Council (VSC) applying the PEGI System.

19

In what terms can the PEGI system be discussed?

In terms of its process (age ratings as well as visual descriptors of content), also its attempt to harmonise the protection of children across Europe.

20

Which is stricter: BBFC or PEGI?

PEGI

21

Why don’t the VSC use BBFC anymore?

The BBFC used their methodology for rating films for video games “the methodology of rating films is not appropriate for rating games. Games and films are totally different.”

22

What age rating did PEGI give the game?

18

23

How could you unlock additional game content?

AC3L handheld game could be linked to full PS3 console version of the game.

24

What is an example of convergence in the distribution and circulation of the game which is relevant in terms of promotion/marketing of the game?

The convergence of the handheld and full console version of the game to unlock additional game content.

25

How could users DOWNLOAD additional content (DLC)?

The internet/ Wi-fi functionality.

26

What additional game content was downloadable?

Weapons, characters and “skins” or outfits.

27

Apart form additional game content, what did the Wi-fi functionality allow users to do?

The handle to engage in multiplayer versions of the game, this all promotes gamer engagement and identification with the game.

28

What is the Livingstone and Lunt theory summarised?

There is a struggle in recent UK regulation between the need to interest citizens (protection from harmful or effective material) and the need to interest consumers (ensuring choice, value, market competition.

29

Define convergence?

The process or state of converging.

30

Define diversification?

The action of diversifying something or the fact of becoming more diverse.