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


3:00 PM on 06.10.2014



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. 

The demo had us spawn right outside of the fortress gates, and I immediately hopped on the nearest elephant and had it ram right through the front door. I ran over the first couple of guards I saw, then jumped off and hid in a corner while my elephant went wild. The elephant will only attack whoever is attacking it. So it'll remain your buddy until you inadvertently shoot the poor beast.  

While that elephant was doing its thing, I was trying to explore all the new features of Far Cry 4 while I had the chance. I went up to a car on a hill and saw that you can now cut the breaks, and doing so will make the car immediately roll down the hill. You're damn right I filled it up with C4.

Next I used some throwing knives to take out guards silently. I got spotted being too overzealous with the knives, so I used my big old MG and sawed-off shotgun to deal with the ever growing amount of guards coming in.

Then I found it. The big beautiful semi-auto grenade launcher. It's exactly as it sounds. Just be careful in your rage lust as I quickly ended getting killed, partly because I opened up the weapon wheel by accident and selected the meat bait. Yeah you can lure predators to you with meat now. 

After my hands-on time I learned a little more about the sharing system that's going to appear on the PS4 and PS3. You can invite your friends on PSN to help you play the game in co-op even if they don't own a copy of the game. This system as I learned will be limited in some sort through a ticketing system. Exact specifics weren't given, but it sounds like you'll be able to share the game with a handful of people, over say all 100+ people on your friends list. 

Far Cry 4 is building on Far Cry 3, and expanding on it in all sorts of ways. I'm excited for more, but until then I really enjoyed what I got to play.





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1:30 PM on 09.15.2014
This Far Cry 4 trailer is all about the elephants

Even when Far Cry 4 was officially nothing more than message-board rumors, I was all about the elephants. It's nice to see Ubisoft give the people want they want, then, by putting out a trailer that's devoted to these animal...more



7:00 AM on 09.05.2014
Of course we checked out Far Cry 4's elephant booty physics at PAX

Prior to this video being shot, Max may have taken a double dose of the assorted pills that truckers use to drive 36 consecutive hours. I can't be sure. It wasn't my day to keep track of him. But, the point you should take away from this is how realistic that elephant's ass (probably) looks. With booty physics like that, it's no wonder Far Cry 4 ended up as one of our top games of PAX Prime.more



10:30 PM on 08.31.2014
You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour

PAX Prime 2014 is winding down, but that doesn't mean those of us at home can't pretend like we are there, stalking Max Scoville as he roams the show floor. I was going to give a detailed play-by-play of the video here, but ...more



8:00 AM on 08.24.2014
Meet the Far Cry 4 villain's striking right-hand woman

Far Cry 4 is certainly shaping up to have quite a colorful cast, with the eccentric self-proclaimed king Pagan Min and now his newly-revealed second in command, Yuma. Yuma is a "deadly tactician" and acts as the general ...more



5:00 PM on 08.23.2014
Far Cry 4 directors drew inspiration from Nepalese Civil War

Although the upcoming Ubisoft FPS is set in the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat, Far Cry 4's directors conducted extensive research on location in Nepal to both research flora and fauna and to interview those who had fou...more



3:45 PM on 08.20.2014
Far Cry 4 devs talk divergent play, seamless co-op

Far Cry 4 is all about affording players an open world that allows you to do cool murders in cool ways, like on elephants. This mini developer diary talks about giving players tools to tell their own stories throug...more



7:00 PM on 08.14.2014
Far Cry 4's take on Shangri-La sure is stunning

As someone who tended to stick with the bow as the weapon of choice in Far Cry 3 -- and especially in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon -- I like the look of the mythical Shangri-La in Far Cry 4. In these levels, you'll fight against ...more



2:00 PM on 08.13.2014
How Far Cry 4 plans on making memorable missions

Think back on Far Cry 3. Reflect on all the memorable moments you had with that game. What sticks out the most? The missions or the unscripted stuff that happened in the open world? Chances are you primarily remember the unsc...more



12:00 PM on 08.13.2014
Command a tiger that can turn invisible in Far Cry 4

Far Cry 3 had some pretty wild moments. Like, remember when Vaas was dancing around on the stripper pole? Good stuff. Far Cry 4 will have some crazy segments as well, but these are a little more grounded to the core of the ga...more



1:02 PM on 08.12.2014
Far Cry 4's PlayStation-exclusive free trial experience detailed

PlayStation gamers will be able to invite their friends for a round of cooperative play in Far Cry 4 even if said friends do not own the game. We've known about this for a while, but more specifics have come out of the PlayS...more




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8:00 AM on 08.24.2014
Meet the Far Cry 4 villain's striking right-hand woman

Far Cry 4 is certainly shaping up to have quite a colorful cast, with the eccentric self-proclaimed king Pagan Min and now his newly-revealed second in command, Yuma. Yuma is a "deadly tactician" and acts as the general ...more



5:00 PM on 08.23.2014
Far Cry 4 directors drew inspiration from Nepalese Civil War

Although the upcoming Ubisoft FPS is set in the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat, Far Cry 4's directors conducted extensive research on location in Nepal to both research flora and fauna and to interview those who had fou...more



1:45 PM on 08.21.2014
Watch Assassin's Creed and play other Ubisoft games at PAX Prime

Ubisoft seemingly takes the same approach to all of its PAX showings -- theater presentations of Assassin's Creed, and playable demos of its other upcoming games. PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle next week is no different, except fo...more



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