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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!

Go pre-order a gnarly Destructoid shirt here!

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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

1:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Ubisoft shares the top 20 game franchises of the last 9 years

Tons of Ubisoft-related news today. The Division has been delayed, we're getting a new Far Cry, and in general Ubisoft titles have been performing well across the board. In particular, Assassin's Creed IV moved 11 million uni...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Ubisoft: Far Cry 4 launching this November  photo
Ubisoft: Far Cry 4 launching this November
by Kyle MacGregor

Far Cry 4 will launch on November 18 in the United States and November 20 in EMEA territories, Ubisoft announced today. The open-world first-person shooter is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Sorry, Wii U fans.

Here's Ubisoft's synopsis:

"Taking a sharp turn away from the lush island jungles of the top-rated Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is set in Kyrat, an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king. But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the achingly beautiful views; Kyrat is a wild land full of perils. Once again, players will be able to craft their own stories as they travel through this exotic open world teeming with wildlife – using their wits along with an assortment of powerful weapons and diverse vehicles."

The publisher also revealed the follow-up to Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal in association with Red Storm Entertainment and the publisher's Toronto, Shanghai, and Kiev studios. We'll have more details come E3 time.

Far Cry 4 will have a limited edition, (because of course it will) which includes a trio of single player missions featuring Far Cry 3's Hurk. To get in on that action and acquire Hurk’s harpoon gun, "The Impaler," you need only pre-order the game. Pre-order now! Sigh.

On a more personal note... YES! Far Cry is the best! I love Far Cry!

Ubisoft FY14 Earnings Presentation  [Ubisoft, UbiBlog]

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3:45 PM on 05.02.2014

Ubisale: Bunch of Ubisoft games on sale on GOG this weekend

GOG has GOT a Ubisoft sale this weekend. 60% off a whole host of games. A lot of Might and Magic, along with some Rayman games (you've played Origins, right?), Tom Clancy games, and Prince of Persia games. Most are the price ...

Steven Hansen



DTOID News: Max's April Fool's 2014 Post-Mortem photo
DTOID News: Max's April Fool's 2014 Post-Mortem
by Max Scoville

I have to go to the zoo for the rest of the week because my step-sister is getting married (that's not a stupid joke, that's actually where the wedding's being held) so here's some funky-fresh two-day old news for you regarding April Fool's Day 2014, and the amount of harm it caused our collective psyche.

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12:45 PM on 04.02.2014

Deals! Ubisoft is doing a huge PS3 sale

Are you somehow in need of more games to play? Perhaps you float around in a jelly filled sac, sleeping only three hours per day, and spend the rest of your waking life playing videogames to stave off the debilitating pain of...

Steven Hansen





1:15 PM on 04.01.2014

Is Blood Dragon III: Vietnam War 2 just an April Fools' Day joke?

Look, my attitude to April Fools' Day is that if it looks like bollocks and it sounds like bollocks, then it probably is bollocks. However, after last year's reveal of the amazing Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on April Fools' Day, ...

Alasdair Duncan



DTOID News: GDC wrap-up, Morpheus Vs. Oculus, Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 photo
DTOID News: GDC wrap-up, Morpheus Vs. Oculus, Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4
by Max Scoville



GDC has come to a close, and it's certainly been a busy week for news. Sony announced Project Morpheus, their entry into the virtual reality race, as well as some crazy eye-tracking tech. The second Oculus Rift development kit is up for pre-order, Ubisoft announced their Frenchest game yet, Assassin's Creed: Unity, which might be accompanied by another AC title, "Comet." There's a rumor about Far Cry 4 involving yetis and elephants, and we got our first look at Borderlands 2 on Vita.

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