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  • Blog Post: Review Round-Up: This Week's Big Releases

    In case you didn't see, this week is bringing a ton of new releases our way . Whether you're talking a beautiful platformer with early "Game of the Year" aspirations or the next update in an episodic entry of a legendary action-horror franchise, there is no shortage of games to check... More
  • Blog Post: Far Cry 4 Valley Of The Yetis DLC Impressions

    Valley of the Yetis is easily Far Cry 4's most substantial DLC adding a new large area, mechanics, and even a small amount of story to Ajay Ghale's journey in Kyrat. The easiest way to describe Valley of the Yetis is miniature Far Cry 4. You start from scratch when your helicopter crash lands... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Far Cry 4's Valley Of The Yetis DLC

    Far Cry 4's Valley of the Yetis DLC marks the game's most extensive DLC add-on with a whole new substantial area to explore, an extension of Ajay's story, and some new mechanics that didn't appear in the main game. Andrew Reiner and myself played through a few minutes of the DLC, picking... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Talks Creating Majora's Mask And His Personal Hobbies

    We recently had the opportunity to speak to Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma following the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. We asked him questions about developing one of the most divisive games in the Zelda series, some absurd questions about the fiction of the Zelda universe,... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Far Cry 4's Escape From Durgesh Prison DLC

    Far Cry 4 is the type of game we love to get lost in. There's a wealth of animals to hunt and side missions to accomplish, making it easy to ignore the main campaign. If you're all finished with the game, or looking for a more focused distraction from the campaign, the Escape from Durgesh Prison... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: The Madness Of Far Cry 4

    A good open world is about more than just the map's size and its number of missions. The world has to feel like one – complete with A.I. and an environment that feels natural. Far Cry 4 definitely has this; proving itself with a bizarre and amusing series of events. Walking along the countryside... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Not Being Able To Pause Cutscenes Is Infuriating

    I had to restart Far Cry 4 six times recently because I couldn’t pause the opening cutscene. As the soldiers appeared with their mirrors to look under the bus in the game’s opening cutscene, my daughter, who has an antagonistic relationship with bedtime, continually demanded my presence.... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play Far Cry 4 Without Firing A Shot

    I rarely play video games while my daughter is awake. Most of the games I want to play contain content not suited to her age, but I also want video games to be something she and I enjoy together, not just some dumb old thing daddy does while she plays with her own toys. She’s not quite ready to... More
  • Blog Post: Which Game Should You Buy On Black Friday?

    The biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – are coming up. This year has given us a variety of great games to choose from, and we’ve created this helpful list to help you decide which game is right for you. This is by no means a complete list of every good... More
  • Blog Post: Comparing Far Cry 4 On The Old & New Systems

    Everything you've seen so far regarding Far Cry 4 has been taken from the new-gen or PC versions of the game – a no-brainer when you want to show off the game in its best visual light. However, there will still be plenty of gamers getting the title on their Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. If you're... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Far Cry 4's First Hour

    With Far Cry 3, Ubisoft hit on a beautiful formula for an open world first person shooter. Tomorrow the sequel releases, but if you can't wait until then to get a glimpse of Ajay Ghale's adventures through the fictional country of Kyrat then you should check out our playthrough of the first hour... More
  • Blog Post: November 18: Welcome To The New Release Battleground

    Back in April, I penned a story about the biggest day of the gaming year: October 7 . At the time, that date featured a clash of titans, including Dragon Age: Inquisition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Alien: Isolation. As you probably know, a few things have changed. Since then, Dragon Age: Inquisition... More
  • Blog Post: What's New In Far Cry 4

    With Far Cry 4, Ubisoft Montreal recruited a fresh creative director. Alex Hutchinson had just wrapped up Assassin's Creed III , and his passion for creating systemic, player-driven narrative meshed well with the interests of the Far Cry development team. While there was a lot to love about the gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: History Lessons: The Road From Assassin's Creed III To Far Cry 4

    Back in early 2012, we spoke with creative director Alex Hutchinson about his hopes and plans for wrapping up Assassin's Creed III . Once the game shipped , Hutchinson moved away from the Assassin's Creed team within Ubisoft Montreal to be the creative director for Far Cry 4. While visiting the... More
  • Blog Post: The Rise And Future Of Far Cry

    While the series has been around for ten years, 2012's Far Cry 3 caught a lot of people by surprise and roped in plenty of new fans. While our cover story this month focuses on Far Cry 4 , we wanted to speak with the developers about the bringing Far Cry back into the top tier of gaming releases... More
  • Blog Post: Embracing Chaos: Far Cry 4's New Approach To Narrative

    The team at Ubisoft Montreal is very proud of Far Cry 3 ( with good reason ), but the lead developers of Far Cry 4 are focused on improving this game's narrative. Far Cry 3 fell into controversy surrounding racial tropes and a significant disconnect between the player's experience and the motivations... More
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