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8:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Ubisoft is sending someone to Mt. Everest to play Far Cry 4

I want to play Far Cry 4 and, yeah, scaling a mountain like Everest would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip -- but playing Far Cry 4 *on* Mt. Everest? Not for me, sadly. That said, someone out there -- the one lucky person chosen...

Jordan Devore


6:45 PM on 07.24.2014

The Far Cry 4 devs went to Nepal and watched an animal sacrifice

It's not uncommon for developers to travel to far and distant lands to immerse themselves in the culture that they aim to represent in the videogames they're creating. What is uncommon (I imagine) is to watch a goat get sacr...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 07.11.2014

Far Cry 4 villain wears that suit as an homage to his mother

Ubisoft released an interview with Far Cry 4 executive producer Dan Hay that tip-toes around the relationship between the game's striking villain, Pagan Min, and its returned-home-to-spread-his-mother's-ashes protagonist, Ajay Ghale. Lots of maternal stuff going on here. Can't wait for some psychoanalysis. 

Steven Hansen

7:45 PM on 07.03.2014

Far Cry 4 accolades trailer reinforces that elephants are jerks

Ubisoft put out a new accolades trailer for Far Cry 4 that mentions all the nice things people have said about it so far. It's great that Far Cry 4's perceived so positively, but did Ubisoft have to get its point across...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 06.23.2014

Corridor Digital blows up all the goats in this Far Cry 4 short

Best part of Far Cry 3? Hunting animals. Or stealth killing entire outposts. Actually -- freeing a caged tiger in an outpost and picking off survivors from a distance. Yeah, that's my favorite. From what we've seen of Far Cr...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 06.18.2014

Here's your debonair new Far Cry 4 protagonist, guys

Meet Ajay Ghale, your dashing new Far Cry 4 protagonist. Ubisoft has released the very first official image of the guy you're going to potentially spend hours upon hours chasing down and killing dudes with, and he looks like ...

Brittany Vincent



Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014 photo
Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014
by Steven Hansen

You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click. 

Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full of games like I'm full of curry. And Destructoid is an island of misfit toys sort of collection of miscreants, not a hive mind. So let's see what tickled everyone else's earlobes this year. 

And, hey, now you can tell like 20 different people why they're wrong about games instead of just one! 

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These were the best trailers of E3 2014 photo
These were the best trailers of E3 2014
by Brett Makedonski

That's another E3 in the books. After months of speculation as to what gaming's most important convention might hold, four quick days clear everything up. In a way, it almost feels criminally short given everything that's on display at the show.

While it's impossible to personally see everything at E3, publishers always put their best foot forward by releasing new trailers for almost the entirety of their portfolio. It's a handy practice, as it's a nice marketing tactic to give the world a controlled glimpse of their games.

It's important to remember that trailers need to be taken with a grain of salt. They might accurately portray the title. Rather, they may eventually completely misrepresent the game entirely. Regardless of what the future holds for each, these were the trailers that best captured our attention last week.

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Video: Wreck stuff with elephants in Far Cry 4 photo
Video: Wreck stuff with elephants in Far Cry 4
by Jordan Devore

Here's Max, describing Far Cry 4 in a way that's entirely fitting of Far Cry 4:

"When you're talking about a videogame, it's like 'Here are all the different mechanics that they've introduced for this game, it's coming to the following next-gen consoles...' You can ride a fucking elephant, and you can kill people with the fucking elephant. What do I have to say to you? I don't really know what to say about this. I'm very tired. It's hot and noisy here. Anyway, back to the actual details..."

Said details include grappling hooks, gyrocopters, mortars, chunks of meat, and other means with which to "liberate" outposts. And possibly yetis? One can only hope.

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3:00 PM on 06.10.2014

I rode an elephant in Far Cry 4 and went on a complete rampage

You all saw the gameplay footage of Far Cry 4, right? Well I got to play through the demo myself, specifically focused on taking over the outpost (now referred to as fortresses). We saw how to take it over from the sky at the press conference, but I decided to take things differently by riding a big elephant into battle.  It was glorious. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:56 PM on 06.09.2014

Far Cry 4 on PlayStation will allow co-op with friends who don't own the game

Far Cry 4 showed up earlier today at Ubisoft's press conference, but while that appearance was focused on the villain of the story, the showing at Sony's E3 press conference was all about action. The demonstration begins with...

Darren Nakamura







Far Cry 4's new trailer is all about the villain photo
Far Cry 4's new trailer is all about the villain
by Chris Carter

Ubisoft kicked off their conference right at E3 today, showcasing the "first five minutes" of Far Cry 4. It's pretty heavy on the villain, giving us a chummy moment as well as a brutal death and a firefight.

Don't take my word for it -- just watch the video above now! Ubi is also teasing a "major Far Cry 4 announcement," so stay tuned.

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1:45 PM on 05.22.2014

Here's everything that Ubisoft has in store for E3

Oh, it's that magical time of year! The season where E3 anticipation is in full swing, and publishers send out friendly emails to remind everyone that they're going to have a presence at the big show. Ubisoft sounds as if it ...

Brett Makedonski



Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube photo
Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube
by Max Scoville

There's been a whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about in the last week! Halo 5: Guardians has been announced for 2015, Far Cry 4 is coming this fall, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction has been rebranded as Bombshell, Tom Clancy's The Division is basically pulling a Watch Dogs and disappearing into development for another year or two, Playstation Now beta invites are going out to PS4 owners, and Twitch TV might be acquired by YouTube. Wild!

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2:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Ubisoft leaks first story details for Far Cry 4, protagonist probably isn't a white guy

You can decide how big of a grain of salt you want to take this phrase with, but Ubisoft "accidentally leaked" the first story details for Far Cry 4 by "inadvertently" putting a page for the game on the company's store. ...

Brett Makedonski

5:15 PM on 05.15.2014

Ubisoft focusing on releasing franchises more regularly

Ubisoft has lofty goals as a publisher and developer and you can see why looking at its financials. The Assassin's Creed series is the fourth best selling series of the last nine years, which makes sense when your series sees...

Steven Hansen