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@VICE PRESENTS EPISODE TWO OF RUM, GUNS, & GALLOWS SERIES: BLACKBEARD



VICE today presents Episode Two of Rum, Guns, & Gallows, titled Blackbeard. In the episode, VICE travels to Kingston, Jamaica to drink and bootleg like Blackbeard, the most notorious pirate of them all.

Watch Episode Two of Rum, Guns, & Gallows on VICE: http://www.vice.com/ac4blackflag/episode-two-blackbeard

VICE travels to Kingston and finds Blackbeard's legacy alive and well; not to mention his drink of choice, rum, which is still an important currency on the island. Visiting a distillery, VICE takes a taste of the booze that boasts a 78 percent alcohol content that sustained the pirates, and learns why it was so vital during Blackbeard's reign. Later, we spend some time on the other side of town with Jamaica's current bootleggers, who carry out Blackbeard's piracy tradition even today.

Rum, Guns & Gallows is a unique marriage of the acclaimed historical accuracy of the Assassin's Creed game franchise and the award-winning immersive journalism of VICE. The series is hosted by VICE's Will Kiersky, with future episodes exploring modern-day rum dealing rogues in the spirit of the infamous Blackbeard in Kingston and the wicked city of Port Royal that the great Calico Jack once called home.

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features infamous pirates, including Charles Vane, Blackbeard, and more.

Stay tuned for the final episode from Rum, Guns, & Gallows, airing on Thursday, Oct. 24. And check out more from the series here: http://www.vice.com/ac4blackflag

ABOUT VICE
VICE is a global youth media company, and the industry leader in producing and distributing the best online video content in the world. Launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE has expanded into a multimedia brand, including an international network of digital channels; a television & feature film production studio; a monthly magazine; a record label; and a book-publishing division. In 2013, VICE launched a news-magazine series on HBO titled 'VICE.' The Emmy nominated series is commissioned for a second season, scheduled for 2014.

VICE's digital channels include VICE.com, the brand's digital flagship; Noisey, dedicated to music discovery; The Creators Project, focusing on arts and creativity; Motherboard, covering cultural happenings in technology; THUMP, concentrating on global dance and electronic music; and Fightland, dedicated to the culture of MMA.

ABOUT ASSASSIN'S CREED
Initially launched in 2007, the first five Assassin's Creed games have sold more than 55 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, mobile games, novels, as well as a feature-length movie currently in development. 

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