Far Cry 3

PC, PS3, XB360 / Action / Release: Dec 4, 2012 / ESRB: M

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Far Cry Compilation celebrates series' 10th anniversary

Far Cry Compilation celebrates series' 10th anniversary

It's been ten years since the Far Cry series first debuted. Where does the time go? Feels like just yesterday I was just killing my first boar. But yes, ten years have indeed passed and Ubisoft is celebrating with a special PlayStation 3-exclusive anniversary pack called the Far Cry Compilation, which will include three of the series' best games.

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Far Cry 4 namedropped by composer

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Far Cry 4 namedropped by composer

Given how massively successful both Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon were, it's unsurprising Ubisoft would work on a sequel. And given that the number 4 comes after 3, it appears that the next Far Cry game will be called "Far Cry 4."

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Far Cry 3 editor jazzed up with Blood Dragon shinies

Far Cry 3 editor jazzed up with Blood Dragon shinies

Sure, your Far Cry 3 maps are pretty nice, but they lack a certain... garish neon glare. Rejoice, mappers, as your an influx of content from Blood Dragon means you can fill your creations with b-movie awfulness.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon walkthrough trailer summons cyber-dragons

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon walkthrough trailer summons cyber-dragons

You may already have seen proper gameplay footage from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon after it leaked through Uplay, but any commentary on it was mostly likely a teenage YouTuber hurling obscenities. No, what you want is creative director Dean Evans narrating eight minutes of action from the downloadable throwback spin-off. All his swearing and wailing is officially sanctioned, see.

Watch: Tossing cyber-hearts to the dragons »

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Xbox 360 offering free Gold weekend, paired with Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3 double XP

Xbox 360 offering free Gold weekend, paired with Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3 double XP

If you own an Xbox 360, and particularly if you only own an Xbox 360, the Gold requirement for online play and services can be a pain. This weekend, Microsoft is offering a cooling salve, in the form of free access, so you can join those with disposable income in watching movies and hearing preteens shout racist epithets at you for stealing their kill.

Read more: Weekend events include double XP, Borderlands 2 Golden Key »

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Far Cry 3 technical director on next-gen console development

Far Cry 3 technical director on next-gen console development

Far Cry 3 technical director Cedric Decelles is thoroughly excited for PS4 and the next-generation of consoles. After accepting the award for Best Technology at the GDC Awards, we chatted with him about what he thinks will come from the next-gen.

Perhaps the most important change in the next-gen is the switch to familiar x86 architecture, used in most modern Intel and AMD-powered PCs. (PS4 is already confirmed to use an x86 chip, the next Xbox is rumored to follow.) "Compared to previous generations, we can get the most out of them really quickly because it's a known architecture," Decelles told Shacknews. "We don't have to learn that much to get good use of it. That's good because we'll have better games quicker."

Read more: Console mastery to happen 'even quicker' »

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon teaser site goes up, is hilarious

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon teaser site goes up, is hilarious

We've heard quite a few rumblings about Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, from a rating to achievements and artwork that imply a standalone downloadable game. Today Ubisoft has taken the wraps off of it, kind of, in a way that is both baffling and hilarious.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon achievements imply standalone game

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon achievements imply standalone game

More evidence has mounted in the growing pile that indicates Far Cry 3 is getting a standalone downloadable follow-up. A set of achievements has been outed for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the seeming Xbox Live Arcade that was rated in Brazil earlier this month.

Read more: Achievements add to 400G, XBLA score size »

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon rated

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon rated

We really liked Far Cry 3. And apparently, so did nearly 5 million of you. With the open world shooter being positioned as one of Ubisoft's "major pillars," the company is quickly working on a follow-up.

The unannounced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been discovered on the Brazilian ratings site, and is set to arrive on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 like the original game. In addition, possible XBLA artwork has been discovered.

Read more: 'Strike while the iron's hot' »

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Far Cry 3 patch 1.05 rolling out with outpost resets, Master difficulty

Far Cry 3 patch 1.05 rolling out with outpost resets, Master difficulty

Ubisoft has started rolling out patch 1.05 for Far Cry 3, bringing shiny new features including the promised option to reset outposts and the new 'Master' difficulty level. If the archipelago's feeling a little tired and fusty for you, huzzah, you can now explore new and exciting ways to kill men.

Read more: Adjusted health and AI in Master difficulty »

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Far Cry 3 adding optional outpost respawns, Master difficulty

Far Cry 3 adding optional outpost respawns, Master difficulty

"The definition of insanity," Ubisoft made a point of having Far Cry 3 antagonist Vaas declare in trailers, "is doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again, expecting sh-t to change." If you like to get a little crazy, though, Ubi is working on an option to reset all outposts, letting you retake them and retake them to your heart's content. A new, harder 'Master' difficulty level is coming too, along with new multiplayer and map-making features.

Read more: Making things a little more Far Cry 2-y »

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Far Cry 3 sales 'much higher than expected,' franchise to be one of Ubisoft's 'major pillars'

Far Cry 3 sales 'much higher than expected,' franchise to be one of Ubisoft's 'major pillars'

Publishers often save their biggest games for October and November, hoping to capitalize on pre-holiday shopping and Black Friday sales. Rarely does a AAA game come out in December--that's usually a time reserved for games sent out to die. However, Ubisoft made quite a curious move last year. It released Far Cry 3 on December 4, well after the holiday's heaviest hitters made their debut. Did the strategy work for them? Apparently.

Read more: 4.5 million units sold »

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How Virginia Woolf inspired Far Cry 3

How Virginia Woolf inspired Far Cry 3

Spoiler alert. You'd think Vaas is the main character of Far Cry 3, given his prominence on the game's box, and his frequent appearances in the game's trailers. The villain commands such a captivating presence, that his early exit in the game struck many as odd--even disappointing. What was the reasoning behind making such a compelling character leave the narrative so early? Lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem explained that Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse inspired that decision.

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Best of 2012: #5 - Far Cry 3

Best of 2012: #5 - Far Cry 3

Given Far Cry 2's polarizing reception, few could have expected late-arriving Far Cry 3 to be as astoundingly fun as it turned out to be.

Whereas most single-player first-person-shooters are tightly-scripted, linear crawls from A to B, Far Cry 3 gives players the run of two massive islands that can be explored and conquered as the player sees fit. Sure, shooting seedy human traffickers is mighty fun, but there's so much more you can do. One of Far Cry 3's most compelling sub-systems gives players the opportunity to hunt specific prey, the skins of which allow the crafting of bigger pouches, holsters, and the like.

Read more: Why Far Cry 3 made our Top 10 »

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Far Cry 3 'Deluxe Bundle' DLC expands single and multiplayer

Far Cry 3 'Deluxe Bundle' DLC expands single and multiplayer

Ubisoft likes offering a number of digital bonuses through various pre-order promos. If you haven't been able to keep track of all the add-ons available for Far Cry 3, the "Deluxe Bundle" gives you access to a boatload of content for one flat price.

The Deluxe Bundle includes all downloadable content from The Lost Expeditions, The Monkey Business Pack, The Warrior, and The Predator Pack. If you haven't earned any promo DLC, that means the bundle adds six player missions, four new animals to hunt, and two new single player weapons.

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