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The famous men and scenic locales of Assassin’s Creed IV get dissected by the authority on pirates

The famous men and scenic locales of Assassin’s Creed IV get dissected by the authority on pirates

The Assassin's Creed games take place in a fictionalized version of our real-life history, so it's always interesting to see how the narrative teams manage to work in the larger-than-life stories of Altair, Ezio, Connor and company into what we already know about the real world.

We rarely look at the "Golden Age of Piracy" in a serious way, and most people only seem to know as much about pirates as Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom have taught them.

This article isn't strictly about video games; in fact, the interviewer only uses the upcoming Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag as a point of reference for talking about the famous pirates Ubisoft plans to have in the game. We've briefly discussed some interesting pirate lore before, when we noticed Black Flag protagonist Edward Kenway carried a lot of guns.

This article takes pirate knowledge to a whole other level, and is full of interesting discussion. I bet you've never heard Blackbeard described as a chess player before. The article may not be giving us any straight details about the future Assassin's Creed, but learning about the past can be just as interesting.