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2:45 PM on 04.30.2013

Xbox Live Gold going free this weekend in the UK

The US, Canada, Latin America, and Japan have had their turn, and now it's time for the United Kingdom to receive a free weekend of Xbox Live Gold. Beginning on the afternoon of May 3 and ending midnight on May 5, those who h...

Harry Monogenis



Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Achievement and Trophy Guide photo
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Achievement and Trophy Guide
by Chris Carter

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon came completely out of left field and blindsided us all. Jim and I have been powering through the massive wave of 80s and 90s nostalgia this past week, and to help you out, I've written up an Achievement/Trophy guide to help you conquer everything the evil Colonel Sloane will throw at you.

If you remember a time when the VHS tape was king, one-liners were the only way to talk, and Arnold was the undisputed action hero champion, then by god it's time to strap yourselves in for a blast from the past.

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Review: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon photo
Review: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
by Jim Sterling

You are Rex Colt. Part man, part machine, all American. As a Mark IV cyborg on the tail of the maniacal Colonel Sloane, your mission is to destroy the Cyber Soldiers, rip out their Cyber Hearts, avoid Cyber Sharks and stop a man from becoming a Cyber God. 

It would be redundant at this point to mention Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a tribute to everything gloriously stupid about 1980s entertainment, wouldn't it?

I don't know why Ubisoft decided to take this sudden and jarring direction, but I'm glad it did.

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New releases: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is undeniably real photo
New releases: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is undeniably real
by Fraser Brown

From April fools prank to launch in a month, that's got to be some kind of record. Yes, folks, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is almost upon us, and it looks flipping wonderful. Cyber-soldiers, '80s cheese, and lots of neon -- I can't wait to get my mitts on it. Blood Dragon isn't the only thing launching this week, though, but it might be what burns the brightest. 

Soul Sacrifice is a thing that people seem to be excited about, but not having a Vita, I'm oblivious; Zeno Clash II drops, and it's bloody weird; Strike Suit Zero gets a hectic spin-off in the form of Strike Suit Infinity; Deadly Premonition gets a new edition and spreads to PS3; and a bunch of other things release this week.

Anything titillating you?

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Ubisoft deserves praise for its approach to Blood Dragon photo
Ubisoft deserves praise for its approach to Blood Dragon
by Brett Makedonski

All too often, we get caught up in a whirlwind of negativity, focusing on bad business decisions and corporate missteps. It's easy to give our attention to the practices that directly hurt us and that need to change. Without our voices, we have nothing. For instance, it's important to lay out exactly why EA has such an unsavory reputation. But, it's also important to give credit where credit is due.

Ubisoft is due some credit. The company's approach to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is the exact opposite of everything that we've come to expect from the gaming industry in the last five (or so) years. By breaking conventions, Ubisoft has positioned Blood Dragon to be one of the most refreshing experiences in recent memory -- a shining neon beacon arising from a sea of gun-metal grey.

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11:00 PM on 04.24.2013

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon soundtrack out on May 1

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon's soundtrack is glorious, and it will be available starting on May 1 for $9.99. The 25 original tracks were created by the group Power Glove (not the heavy metal cover band), and you can get a taste f...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





4:30 PM on 04.24.2013

A trek through Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

What is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon? This is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. We've seen how the absurd, brightly-lit spin-off begins, and we know it's going for in terms of story -- "[It's] really stupid, and that's okay" -- but this w...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 04.24.2013

The Far Cry and Deus Ex voice actors are best of friends

Elias Toufexis and Michael Mando, the voice actors for Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Adam Jensen, and Far Cry 3's Vaas, sit down with Michael Mando Films to talk about their roles as videogame voice actors. The duo talk about their work, and then hug each other all over the floor like the bestest of friends that they are. Awwwwwww.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 04.18.2013

Behind the scenes of FC3: Blood Dragon with Michael Biehn

It's the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon trailer that had to happen. Creative director Dean Evans chats with the actor behind protagonist Sergeant Rex Colt, Michael Biehn of Aliens and The Terminator. Simple idea, but masterful exec...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 04.16.2013

Live-action FC3: Blood Dragon movie hits the right spot

The awesome gang at Corridor Digital made quite the appropriate live-action take on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. And yeah, they used Power Glove's music here too. So good.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 04.16.2013

Even the concept box art for FC3: Blood Dragon is amazing

I want Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon all over my body. Everything behind the game is amazing, even the box art. Artist James White is the man responsible for artwork you've seen, and he's shared some of the various concepts he crea...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 04.12.2013

Dark Souls II, Disney Infinity, & STILL MORE BLOOD DRAGON

Hey there, sexy viewers and/or readers! Here's today's formerly-live Destructoid Show.  The big news today is all Dark Souls II, including a big, dark chunk of gameplay and the promise of a better PC version.&...

Max Scoville

3:00 PM on 04.11.2013

Good news: There will be a Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon OST

Ubisoft will be releasing a 25-track OST full of music from Power Glove with audio samples from the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon mixed into the soundtrack. What we got to hear from the Soundcloud already is just a small taste of ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 04.11.2013

Hands-on with the ridiculous Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

First drop whatever you're doing and watch this trailer before reading anything else. Okay, so yeah. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is just ridiculous. I don't want to get into too much specifics as there's gameplay video out there...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



How cheesy '80s movies shaped Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon photo
How cheesy '80s movies shaped Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Yes, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is very real, and it's pretty damn amazing. Ubisoft took the best open-world experience of last year, and then proceeded to turn up the stupid to 11 by filling the game with obnoxious amounts of neon, cyborgs, and actual giant dragons that shoot laser out of their goddamn eyes.

"The game's really stupid, and that's okay," creative director Dean Evans told me during a Ubisoft event. "It's a videogame, it's allowed to be a little bit stupid. I kind of miss that a little bit in these types of games. You know, 'We're all very serious. All about love, loss, redemption, hope!' Naw, fuck off. This is just about cyborg murder really. That's kind of what the whole game is about [laughs]."

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11:00 PM on 04.10.2013

The first 15 minutes of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Yes, it's real! You are all totally shocked, I know. Hell, some of you are probably playing it right now. Anyway, in case you missed it yesterday, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon gameplay got released online but most of those videos...

Hamza CTZ Aziz