Want to kill a games journalist in Assassin’s Creed Revelations? Look for this symbol

Eagle-headed crest will be distributed almost exclusively to those covering the game

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If you%26rsquo;ve read our preview earlier today on Assassin%26rsquo;s Creed Revelation%26rsquo;s multiplayer action, then you already know that the game will feature some fairly deep customization options, including customizable emblems you can use to decorate your in-game avatars. What you probably didn%26rsquo;t know, however, was that one of those emblems %26ndash; an eagle head atop a shield %26ndash; will be available only to members of the press. What%26rsquo;s this mean for you? Bragging rights, of course.

Be sharp-eyed enough to spot the eagle on another player, and you%26rsquo;ll know you%26rsquo;ve spotted someone who writes about games for a living, whether it%26rsquo;s obvious from their gamertag or not. With their cover blown, it would almost be wrong to not stab their characters to death in the street, whether it%26rsquo;s for a particularly egregious review score, a misguided desire to test your skills against a %26ldquo;professional gamer%26rdquo; or simply a friendly cold-steel hello.

Sadly, you won%26rsquo;t get an Achievement or Trophy for the deed %26ndash; so far as we know, anyway %26ndash; but you can be secure in the knowledge that, just for a second, you made us or one of our colleagues scowl in momentary frustration before respawning. And isn%26rsquo;t that worth keeping an eye out?

Aug 2, 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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