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Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3

PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: First Person Shooter Players: 1 to 0
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft Classification: TBC
Release Date:
29th November 2012
Far Cry 3

Genre: First Person Shooter
Players: 1 to 0
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Classification: TBC
Release Date:
29th November 2012
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Friday, 19 April 2013
Post by Eorl @ 10:48am 19/04/13 | 3 Comments
Ubisoft has today revealed a new video for their upcoming standalone '80s-inspired title Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, this time with Creative Director Dean Evans meeting action icon of the 80s Michael Biehn.
In the role of Sergeant Rex Colt Hollywood action icon Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss), returns in this explosive 1980s style sci-fi vision of a dark future. Have a behind the scenes look in this kick ass dev-diary and meet Michael Biehn, the voice of Sergeant Rex Power Colt.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry: 3 Blood Dragon lets players get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world in a VHS-era vision of the future! As Sergeant Rex Colt, you are part man, part machine, all American. You are a state-of-the art Mark IV cyber-commando on a mission...of vengeance. You’re out to bring down your old commanding officer and his battalion of ruthless killer cyborgs and you’ll stop at nothing to get the job done.
It isn't everyday that you'll hear this many curse words censored in a trailer, so check it out below alongside two new screenshots which really capture the neon-filled title's style.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will be available on May 1 for PlayStation Network, PC and XBox Live Arcade, with PC digital pre-orders gaining a a free copy of the soundtrack by Melbourne duo Power Glove. A retail copy of the PC version will also be giving away the soundtrack and a poster.



Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Post by Eorl @ 09:27am 17/04/13 | 2 Comments
Ubisoft has unveiled a new live action trailer for their upcoming standalone FPS Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon in what is definitely a unique way of advertising your game. Developed by the hit YouTube group Corridor Digital, the team behind various gaming related shorts, The Cyber War runs in at just under five minutes and includes neon-infused guns, cyborg ninjas and an awesome soundtrack to boot.
You are Sergeant Rex Colt: Mark IV Cyber Commando. The year is 2007 and Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war which erupted in the 90s. The east vs. west conflict has raged for generations, and humanity continues to struggle to progress after a disastrous decade. New paths for peace must be found, and the US cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. Your mission is to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.
If you feel like you need to go back in time, check out the short film below which is definitely proving Ubisoft wants to make Blood Dragon its own franchise.

Friday, 12 April 2013
Post by Eorl @ 09:23am 12/04/13 | 10 Comments
Ubisoft has revealed the first official gameplay of their upcoming standalone title, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, complete with a very awesome '80s-styled cartoon. Earlier this week the title was accidentally leaked to the public a month before release after a Russian website gained access to the entire uPlay catalogue, Ubisoft's digital service shop. Various gameplay videos were posted to YouTube however a majority have since been taken down.
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80's VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who's fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide. Playing Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon doesn't require a copy of Far Cry 3.
The retro title will not only see giant lizard's firing lasers from their eyes, but also see the addition of Michael Biehn, known for his roles in Terminator, Aliens and Navy Seals.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is now available for pre-order on Steam for PC (thanks TuffNuT) with a release date of May 2 and price of $17.95 USD. The pre-order is also offering the enigmatic soundtrack for those who jump in early, which offers the soothing sounds of Power Glove, a Melbourne-based band. A recent slip up at Xbox.com had listed the title with a May 1st release date, however it is currently unknown what the console release dates are.



Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Post by Eorl @ 09:26am 09/04/13 | 3 Comments
The very retro and very neon-styled '80s title Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been accidentally unveiled according to a recent listing on Xbox.com, bringing with it details that the title will be standalone and coming out as early as May 1st. With a "VHS era vision of nuclear future," the standalone title will also see the addition of Michael Biehn, known for his roles in Terminator, Aliens and Navy Seals.
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80's VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who's fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide. Playing Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon doesn't require a copy of Far Cry 3.
It is currently unknown how exactly Blood Dragon will fit into the story of the original Far Cry 3 story, however official details on pricing and availability shouldn't be too far away.

Friday, 5 April 2013
Post by Eorl @ 10:20am 05/04/13 | 3 Comments
Ubisoft has revealed several new screenshots of Far Cry 3 in what looks to be a heavily-themed '80s spin-off, complete with neon-infused designs reminding us of an earlier time on the Internet. Earlier in the week a new website had appeared giving people the impression that it was simply a elaborate April Fools joke, however this doesn't seem to be the case and actually looks like a legitimate DLC pack.
The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.
No other information has been given on what exactly this new content will have to offer, but it will definitely be something out-of-this-world.

Alongside the quite old-school website over here, Ubisoft also released a three-track, '80s styled soundtrack from Melbourne electronica group Power Glove on the free SoundCloud service.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Post by Eorl @ 02:00pm 04/12/12 | 0 Comments
Ubisoft has today revealed two new trailers depicting the actors behind the insanity for their open-world first-person shooter Far Cry 3. Introducing Vaas and Dr. Earnhardt, the "Voices of Insanity" videos give a quite eerie view at just how real the actors were for their parts, especially Michael Mando who plays Vaas.
Prepare yourself to meet Vaas and Alec Earnhardt in person! When Ubisoft looked for actors to record the Far cry 3 characters, we searched for performers who could bring more than just a voice. We found them. This is the story of the voices behind Far Cry 3.
If you haven't already, you can check out AusGamer's review of Far Cry 3 to see what we thought of the tropical FPS and you can also check out the trailers below.



Thursday, 29 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 10:55am 29/11/12 | 47 Comments
While not officially available yet, Ubisoft has today revealed their launch trailer for the hotly anticipated open-world first-person shooter Far Cry 3, running in at just shy of 10 minutes long.

Featuring an introductory into just what you can expect from the tropical island adventure, the launch trailer is narrated by one of the first friendly faces you see, Dennis. With a wealth of danger on the island, including tigers and bears, it's safe to say you'll need the knowledge before diving in.
In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players will dictate when, where and how the events of the game unfold. Players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.

From a massive and living open world and a gripping storyline to standalone Coop and Multiplayer modes, Far Cry 3 is going to bring you hours and hours of fun and discoveries.

Welcome to the Rook Islands: shoot first, ask direction later.
Ubisoft has also revealed a critical day 1 patch (1.01) for PC is now available for download, which you can find locally here. The patch notes include fixes to multiplayer, co-op and singleplayer, which you can find over here.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 10:19am 28/11/12 | 0 Comments
As the release for Ubisoft's open world first-person shooter nears closer, details about the upcoming four player co-op mode for Far Cry 3 have been revealed in their latest trailer.

Introducing the four castaways that players will take control of - Leonard, Mikhail, Tisha and Callum - the events of the co-op storyline take place six months after the singleplayer portion of Far Cry 3. Players will find the campaign reeking with revenge, as the apparent captain of their ship has stolen their "stash", and the only way to get it back is to kill the thief.

You can check the trailer out below for the cinematic overview that introduces each character, and you can also check out our recent review for those still wondering what all the fuss is about.

Far Cry 3 will be available on November 30th for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 04:06pm 27/11/12 | 0 Comments
Ubisoft has reminded us that tomorrow they will be hosting a free M9 Laser Skirmish in Darling Harbour, Sydney to celebrate the upcoming launch of Far Cry 3. Entry is completely free for those who turn up at the event, which begins at 10:30am and finishes at 10:30pm.
Entry is completely free for anyone who turns up on the day and the M9 Laser Skirmish will be open from 10.30am – 10.30pm. There is a limit to how many people can take part in each game so turning up early is recommended. Prizes will be on offer for the most skilled players and there will also be the opportunity to play Far Cry 3 before release and see one of the most unique, thrilling and downright spectacular shooting games of the year.
The event is taking place at Level 3, Harbourside Shopping Centre and will also include prize giveaways during the day.
Post by Eorl @ 10:23am 27/11/12 | 1 Comments
Ubisoft has today revealed their latest feature for Far Cry 3, the in-game map editor that will allow players to create and share their own imaginative ideas to the world. With tools like shaping the land, creating different weather systems and tinkering with time, the map editor looks to give players that added uniqueness to their own designs through both the multiplayer and single-player.
Discover the Far Cry 3 island map editor in which you can create, shape, share and play your very own island for free.

Access to a large variety of tools: buildings, landscapes elements, weather or time and learn how to create your island and customize it. Create your own insanity with Far Cry 3 map editor!
You can check out the trailer below which has Level Design Director Mark Thompson discussing just what you'll be able to do in the new map editor, including a variety of direct assets from the game that you can position around your map.

Thursday, 22 November 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:15am 22/11/12 | 51 Comments
As far as end-of-year titles go, Far Cry 3 could very well be the cream of the crop. Maybe not because it's the absolute top dog in the crowd, but for its emergent possibilities and vast, open-world, there's a solid chance you'll be playing this bad boy for quite some time into the holidays.

We asked NachosJustice to get lost in the world of Jason Brody, Vaas and co on PC (to get the most out of the experience) and he walked away a changed man. Whether it was the ferociousness of the island's pirates, its myriad trip-inducing fungi, or the hot ladies involved in his quest, we're sure he's in a better place now.

Click here for news of his Far Cry 3 exploits.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 11:04am 21/11/12 | 2 Comments
Ubisoft has revealed a new trailer depicting the multiplayer side of their upcoming open-world action game Far Cry 3. The separate mode will give players something different to the single player mode, with a more refined focus on teamplay and survival.

Multiplayer will include two different modes: Firestorm and Transmission, each with their own playstyle and maps. The multiplayer will also include team support weapons like Barrel Bombs that burn enemies alive, Psyche Gas that disorientates an enemy and Battle Cries that boost certain stats.

Check it out below for an overview of what to expect from the explosive multiplayer.

Far Cry 3 will be available for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 30th.

Monday, 19 November 2012
Post by Dan @ 02:59pm 19/11/12 | 8 Comments
As it's release date draws ever-closer, Ubisoft has kicked off a new trailer series for Far Cry 3, offering a developer-narrated walkthrough of many of the game's unique features.

Episode 1 features Ubisoft Montreal's Dan Hay, talking us through some of the tactics your can use and environments and encounters you can expect as you make your way around the tropic Rook Islands.

Watch the clip below, or click here for the HD option.

Far Cry 3 is due in Australia on November 29th 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Thursday, 8 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 10:21am 08/11/12 | 3 Comments
Ubisoft has revealed a new trailer depicting the story of protagonists Jason, and just what he has to accomplish in order to get his friends back. Showcasing a reel of highlights including a variation of guns, drugs and of course shark punching, the new trailer is quite action packed.
In the all-new Story trailer, journey into the heart of insanity. While vacationing on a beautiful tropical island, you and your friends are taken captive and held for ransom. Your only hope of surviving and rescuing your companions is to embrace the dark secrets of the island and its twisted characters. How far will you go to get your friends back?
Check it out below for a glimpse into the insanity that Jason has to go through and the transformation he takes to survive.

Far Cry 3 will be available on November 29th for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 02:08pm 07/11/12 | 9 Comments
Taking to their twitter, the team behind the upcoming action game Far Cry 3 has announced that the game has now gone gold, and will be releasing on November 29th. The team also let those on PC know that it will be released simultaneously on all platforms, unlike previous Ubisoft titles like Ghost Recon Future Soldier or Assassin's Creed 3 which have had delayed launches.
Far Cry 3 has gone gold. Pick it up Nov. 29th in EU, Nov. 30th in The UK, Dec. 4th in NA. Far Cry 3 will be released across all platforms at the same time, including PC.
The team also noted how difficult it was getting the simultaneous platforms, saying that "it's never an easy task, however we thank our PC fans for their patience. Enjoy Far Cry 3!"

Far Cry 3 will be available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 29th. For those looking to pass the time, Ubisoft recently released a Minecraft map pack which features the islands in Far Cry 3, including more than 50 easter eggs, which you can find locally here.

Source: MP1st
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 11:23am 27/10/12 | 1 Comments
Recently Ubisoft teased at an upcoming Minecraft map pack that would feature the world of upcoming open-world FPS Far Cry 3, with a re-imagined view of the playable islands in block form. Today Ubisoft has announced that the map pack is now available for download, and features over 50 easter eggs for your hunting pleasure.
This free downloadable mod allows you to explore and survive the Minecraft PC experience with the warped tones of Far Cry 3. Has modifications to all aspects of the game, including blocks, mobs, weapons and tools.

Find key Far Cry 3 locations and characters, including Vaas, Jason and Citra, all completely redesigned as Minecraft mobs. The map also features over 50 Easter Eggs, hidden through the Islands. This map was created by Michael Lambert (Sacr3, creator of Newcraft City), a well-known Minecraft enthusiast, and artist Axel Janssen and Yohann Delcourt who were responsible for the textures.
So if you feel like your weekend isn't too busy and want to go for a treasure hunt, then check out our local download for the map pack over here.

Thursday, 25 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 12:21pm 25/10/12 | 1 Comments
Ubisoft has released a new trailer depicting the very brutal tyrant running the islands of Far Cry 3, the latest title in the open-world FPS. Named Hoyt, the man is considered responsible for the many atrocities that blanket the islands that you'll be able to play, including some quite horrific punishments like being burnt alive in the "furnace".
Meet Hoyt, the depraved mastermind behind the insanity and atrocities of the island. Learn about the twisted "rules" that he lives by and how he exacts punishment on his enemies. You'll also meet Sam, one of Hoyt's trusted lieutenants and a potential ally on the island.
Check it out below for a glimpse into the mind of a madman. If you missed it, you can also check out our recent Last Look for a preview of what we thought.

Far Cry 3 will be available on November 29th for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 01:58pm 24/10/12 | 0 Comments
Recently our resident jungle hero Steve was given the chance to try out a 90-minute demo of the upcoming open-world FPS Far Cry 3, and so far it looks to be quite an interesting adventure. While the release date slowly ticks ever closer (late November), Steve was able to get a hands-on look at just how the story and open-world content have been wedded together.

"While I only tackled the game for roughly 90-minutes, I was delivered narrative and open-world in equal parts, and never felt that one overshadowed the other. Their marriage is a compelling one, though you never once feel like you’re required to follow the game’s own level-structure. It’s also invitingly overwhelming once you do have your freedom, and the whole game-map is open to you as soon as the intro leash is removed."

Click here for our Last Look at Far Cry 3.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 01:26pm 17/10/12 | 0 Comments
Ubisoft has today announced an interesting tie-in for the upcoming Far Cry 3 title, with news that an original inspired map and texture pack will be available for the block building Minecraft. Featuring the characters such as Vaas, Jason and Citra, the completely re-designed map will be available for free later this month.
This pack allows users to explore and survive the Minecraft experience through the warped lens of Far Cry 3, with modifications to all aspects of the original game, including environments, weapons and tools. Discover key Far Cry 3 locations and characters, including Vaas, Jason and Citra, all completely redesigned in Minecraft style. The map also features over 50 Easter Eggs, hidden throughout the Islands.

With the map modded by Michael Lambert (Sacr3, creator of Newcraft City), a well known Minecraft enthusiast, and artists Axel Janssen and Yohann Delcourt responsible for the textures.
The free map pack will be available on October 26th from the official Far Cry website, so make sure you keep an eye out for the interesting re-design. Check out a glimpse of whats to offer in the screenshots below, or head to our game page for more.

Also in Minecraft news, the Xbox Live version has been updated today to 1.8.2, adding in the much sought after 'Creative Mode' plus a whole stack of changes, additions, items and more. You can check out the release trailer below, and swing by the official wiki for a full breakdown of what has been updated.



Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:46am 26/09/12 | 13 Comments
Ubisoft has let loose details on what it'll take to bring Far Cry 3's luscious jungle to its visual peak on desktops, with minimum and maximum specs for their forthcoming open-world shooter.

The bare minimum to get by is:
  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
On the top-end of that scale though, you'll need the following to get the most out of the game:
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K or AMD FX-4150 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
It's not as clear-cut as that though, and thankfully the team has also offered up their own recommended specs (basically mid-range), to get you going:
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2 565 or better
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 MB DirectX 11-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
Interestingly, they've also given examples of minimum, recommended and high-end hardware beyond what's mentioned above. Minimum examples are any of the following: NVidia GTX8800, Intel Core2 Duo E6700, AMD Radeon HD2900, AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+. Recommended examples are: NVidia GTX480, Intel Core i3-530, AMD Radeon HD5770 and AMD Phenom II X2 565. And finally, the high-end hardware examples are: NVidia GTX680, Intel Core i7-2600K, AMD Radeon HD7970 and AMD Bulldozer FX4150.

Which set-up will you be running the game on?