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5 months ago

GOG’s Summer Sale opens with a Xenonauts giveaway

Maybe my perception of time is getting a bit wonky in my old age, but didn't we just finish Spring Sale season a week or two ago? No matter - cheap games are always in style. GOG's summer sale opens with a giveaway of Goldhawk Interactive's solid X-Com tribute Xenonauts. GOG also asked us to pick a few favourites from the sale, so check out our…

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Feature: The worthiest reticules of all time

The 50 best FPS on PC

The best shooters endure. While the state of the art moves on in other genres and leaves old designs in the dust, it's as fun to fire a well-made shotgun from an early 90s FPS as from one released today. For that reason, this list runs the gamut from genre classics to those released in the last year. There's bound to be something for you…

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3 years ago

Feature: More from the frontlines of wrong.

Games I Was Wrong About: Part Two

Last week, in the wake of MGSV opening my eyes to a series I'd long disdained, I shared a quartet of games I now feel I either dismissed out of hand or unreasonably feted. Here's the rest of that list, though I suspect if I sat down and went through every review I ever wrote over the last 15 years, I'd find quite a few…

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Clint Hocking Has Left Amazon Game Studios

Clint Hocking has been cursed by a witch and is now doomed to travel the games industry, joining new developers and then leaving before releasing a single game. In the last five years, the Far Cry 2 designer has joined and left LucasArts, joined and left Valve, and as of yesterday, joined and left Amazon Games Studios.

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Feature: Better than Far Cry 3

Have You Played… Far Cry 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I don't have a single favourite FPS and find such conversation boring but if someone asks and I want to test their mettle, I'll tell them it's Far Cry 2. If they say they prefer Far Cry 3, I know they - as…

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Feature: The Worthiest Reticules Of All Time

The 50 Best FPS Ever Made

Gathering together the best shooters is no easy task, but if you're looking for a new PC FPS to play, look no further. Your favourite game is at number 51.

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4 years ago

5 years ago

Feature: A letter to a younger, angrier me

Another Life, Another Time: Far Cry 2 Revisited

From: Alec Meer, Brighton, February 2014 To: Alec Meer, Bath, October 2008 Hey kid, Hah, I've probably pissed you off already, haven't I? That was easily done back then, as I recall. Yeah, yeah, you're no kid - right now, every one of your twenty-nine years feels like a scar. It's been a bad year, even by your standards. You're burning to up and leave this…

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Clint Hocking Leaves Valve, Newell Discusses Sequels

Clint Hocking, he of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Far Cry 2, has departed from Valve after eighteen months working as a something or other designer and level designer. Meanwhile, Gabe Newell has been talking to noted videogame blog The Washington Post about the company's structure and strategy. Observant readers will notice that this post contains two pieces of Valve news but not a shred…

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6 years ago

Far Cry 3’s Geographically Unlikely Leopards, Lizards

Far Cry 3's Rook Islands contain bears, leopards, crocodiles, and what appear to be komodo dragons. And those things can dynamically hunt the other animals - and humans - on the island. Ubi have put a video which attempts to show off some of these dynamic features, which you can see below. There's a lot of things on fire, of course, and many dudes are…

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Clint Hocking Is Now At Valve And Has Taken A Photo

The internet has decided that a picture on Clint Hocking's twitter feed of his son at Valve's industrial heart is confirmation that the Far Cry 2 designer is now absolutely definitely working for the Half Life honchos and most probably turning Episode Three into a work of divisive genius that throws out the baby and the bathwater, and then replaces them with something far more…

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A Galaxy Far Cry Away: Hocking Exits Lucasarts

While he's most known for the rightfully divisive Far Cry 2 (me, I'm glad it exists but never, ever want to play it again), Clint Hocking is a fascinating games-brain whose trajectory is well worth following. Not purely because he played a big role in the first three Splinter Cells, but also because interviews and talks suggest a restless, ambitious mind that seems taken up…

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7 years ago

8 years ago

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 3/5

Our assembly of the definitive list of the most important PC games of the last 150 years continues! On Monday Dr Rossignol talked us through his first instalment, with an eye for first-personly shoot-games. Yesterday saw a guest lecture from Professor John Walker detailing another fifth of our unambiguous inventory. What classics will we cover today? Ah! We must remember our manners. First, let us…

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9 years ago

Deathless Prose: Permament Death

I've talked about Ben Abraham's Far Cry 2 permadeath play through before. The point, of course, isn't about playing in Iron Man mode. It's about playing in Iron Man mode and then writing about it. And Ben's gone far further into this terrain than anyone else. His twenty-hour playthrough is immortalised in a 400-page, lavishly illustrated PDF complete with an intro from Far Cry 2's…

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Some Stuff About Open World Games

The notion of open game worlds has always appealed to me, ever since Elite. When there's even the faintest whiff on a free roaming environment, or virtuality that I can go off an explore, I'm interested. It's an impulse that leads me to spend endless hours in Stalker, or to expend an entire day driving around Fuel. But whatever game I play, I end up…

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10 years ago

Free Far Cry 2 Missions

You can download a bunch of new free missions for Far Cry 2 over at Intel Game On. The download apparently adds the new sequence of missions to the open world shooter, where playing through the first six missions unlocks a seventh final scenario. All that adds at least three hours of game. And it's free. In other FC2 news check out Tom Chick's discussion…

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Far Cry 2 Best On PC Say EG

Richard Leadbetter is a man with more patience in one day than I'll ever have in a lifetime. Somehow he finds it within himself to run comprehensive investigations into which versions of videogames are best for Eurogamer. The latest is Far Cry 2, and I mention it here because the PC dun won it. "Map-finding issues apart, Far Cry 2 is an excellent release on…

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