Far Cry 4 is the kind of game that lets you make a lot of mistakes. The first night I started playing, I walked into an abandoned house and spotted a hornet's nest. I shot it for no particular reason. A swarm of hornets flew out and killed me. The next time I saw a hornet's nest, I did not shoot at it.
Nowhere in video games is the phrase "evolution, not revolution" more apt than in first-person shooters. As proof, I submit for your consideration the latest trailer for Far Cry 4. It's seductively pretty, and willfully obscene. In other words: it looks exactly like Far Cry 3. Only, ya know, snazzier.
But they failed miserably, making the plot of the particular game possible or just messing things up miserably. The latest clip of Outside Xbox shows us who these unfortunate characters are and what they actually did.
We've rounded up some of the best highlights from the past two days in the gaming world and put them all together in one place for you. This week: An inventive new way to clear outposts in Far Cry 3, a very silly Skyrim joke and more!
Remember Frontiers? It's basically The Elder Scrolls as created by two indies, and now it's getting hang gliders on top of everything else. You can fly around its massive world and just drink in the sights. That got me thinking: hang gliders are really great. Why don't more games have them?
Far Cry Saviors: here's a great Joystiq interview with Far Cry 4's narrative director, Mark Thompson, which makes me optimistic about FC4's story. Basically, they recognize that Far Cry 3's white savior framework was kind of whack, and they're not going to do that with again with 4. Yay!
Far Cry 4's box art depicts a man wearing a lavish pink suit using what might be a religious statue as a throne. He has blonde hair and fair skin and his hand rests on the head of a man of color who kneels, passively, clutching a grenade in his hands. It's caused quite a stir.
This mod for Far Cry 3 is called "Z-Day," and its creator says the name will be changed to something else before its final release is offered. It sort of shows how brand confusion can work in reverse, too, when people might confuse your game for something that it's really not, and you really don't want them to think…
If you're anything like me—If you have a beating heart and like video games—you probably watched the debut trailer for Child of Light and thought, "I want to play this."
Anthony Guebels works for Ubisoft as one of the artists responsible not necessarily for the creation of games, but for the marketing images used for games.
There weren't any official Blood Dragon action figures. Shame. Ah well. At least there's this unofficial one, of the game's star Rex Colt, which is probably better than anything we'd have officially got anyways.
Herve Groussin is a senior concept artist at Eidos Montreal, the developers behind Deus Ex and the upcoming Thief reboot.
2013 is approaching the halfway point and this year, we've already seen several heavy-hitting game releases. Oftentimes it's difficult to choose a single game to buy out of several when you have a limited budget. The biggest and most influential factor in making a choice is usually other players' opinions.
If Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is the encapsulation of c-grade 1980's sci-fi and action figures, this mock trailer for a Blood Dragon movie is the encapsulation of Blood Dragon.
Martin Kevan, who played the crazy Dr. Earnhardt in Far Cry 3, passed away on May 1 following a brief battle with cancer.
The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive.
There is joy in stupidity.