Sunday, March 24, 2013

Talking pirates with Game Informer

I recently spoke with Game Informer -- the third largest circulation magazine in the United States and, to my thinking, the best video game publication by a long shot -- about the golden age pirates, the subject of both my third book, The Republic of Pirates, and the upcoming installment of the Assassin's Creed series.

The extensive interview is up online and, at this writing, had already racked up nearly 30,000 views.  Hopefully some of those gamers will be lured into reading the true story of the Caribbean pirates; after all, they've still got more than six months to wait for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to surface. It's entirely possible: the AC series has always prided itself on being historically consistent, so the series' fan base probably includes a decent subset of the history minded.

For those wanting to know more about the pirates -- but not yet ready to commit to the book -- I suggest my interview with NPR's "All Things Considered" from back when the book came out. And did I mention the book is the basis of the forthcoming NBC drama "Crossbones" starring John Malkovich?

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