Just over a year ago, I published a video presenting my theory on how all the Far Cry games might be connected.
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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is free to download on PC for a month.
Microsoft's announced November's Games with Gold titles.
On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Super Dungeon Bros for free throughout November.
Murdered: Soul Suspect is free to download from 16th November to 15th December.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been added to the Xbox One's backwards compatible library.
UPDATE: Now that Trials of the Blood Dragon is live on the market we can confirm its price of £11.99 / $14.99.
December's batch of PlayStation Plus games have been announced. PlayStation 4 gets Gauntlet: Slayer Edition and King's Quest - Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember.
I wonder: do you end up saving money in sales or spending more because things are on sale? Regardless, Steam is having a sale, a stealth-game sale, which lasts until Friday, 16th October, 6pm BST.
With the exception of a few characters from Far Cry 3 popping up in Far Cry 4's Kyrat, the general assumption is that each Far Cry game stands alone, lacking any significant narrative links. The thing is, I'm a massive Far Cry nerd and, after noticing numerous subtle details in Far Cry 4 that seemed to reference past games and characters, I decided to dig a bit deeper. After wading through the endless swamp of online speculation, I've got a pretty solid theory (I think) that not only ties the whole series together, but also points us toward a possible setting for Far Cry 5.
The writer of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon reckons it'll be a while before we see a gay protagonist in a triple-A video game.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon creative director Dean Evans has revealed some of his earlier game ideas that make Blood Dragon's intentional 80s camp seem downright sobering in comparison.
UPDATE #2 11/02/14: Ubisoft has updated its release schedule for the upcoming Far Cry compilation, The Wild Expedition. The bundle will now launch a week later - on 21st February rather than the 14th.
Ubisoft has released an update for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon that adds a garrison reset option.
This means that if you've captured all of the 1980s action movie-inspired shooter's garrisons, you'll be able to reset them and tackle them all over again.
The Blood Dragon patch, available for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, echos a patch released for Far Cry 3 that reset that game's outposts.
Ubisoft's redonkulous Far Cry 3 spin-off Blood Dragon has shifted more than 500,000 copies in its first two months on sale.
The neon 1980s-themed reskin launched as a standalone download for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of April.
Blood Dragon even helped drive sales of the main Far Cry 3 game, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot revealed the news to Eurogamer sister site GamesIndustry International.
There are three games we expect Ubisoft is making but has yet to reveal: a new Prince of Persia, Beyond Good & Evil 2 and Far Cry 4.
Far Cry 3 has received a new level editor based on assets from its amazing 80's-themed standalone DLC, Blood Dragon.
An amazing person called Mike Diva has done an amazing thing: made a trailer for Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: The Movie - a film that doesn't exist.
If it did, Mike Diva believes it would star Detective Rex "Power" Colt, who's ridding the streets of "cyber s***" one ridiculous stunt at a time.
The trailer drips with '80s neon tackiness and VHS quality; there's nudity, there's violence, there's absurdity - Colt even rides a flying cyber-shark!
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon voice actor and Eighties film legend Michael Biehn has hinted that a sequel to the bonkers downloadable shooter may be on the cards.
Blood Dragon's creative director Dean Evans recently spoke with Biehn and mentioned plans for another spin-off.
"[Evans] was with me on the phone last night. He was pretty jacked up," Biehn explained on the Major Nelson podcast (thanks, IGN).
Welcome to a sampler of highlights from a retro-futuristic week on Outside Xbox. Leg warmers are entirely optional. Though that applies every week, really.
"This s**t doesn't make sense, and that's okay!" Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon's creative director Dean Evans told us a few weeks back, and he's right. It really, really is. Blood Dragon's an unapologetic gaggle of heavy handed references and long play VHS tapes with the tracking out of whack, and it's all in the name of fun.
What is Blood Dragon and what has it got to do with Far Cry 3? Those were the questions that buzzed around once news of this game "accidentally" leaked, and it's a question that remains even once you've downloaded, played and completed the thing.
This isn't an expansion or DLC pack. It's a standalone game that borrows the title and code of Ubisoft's 2012 hit, but doesn't require the original game to play. Nor is it a spin-off. There's no tangible connection between the clumsy warrior's yarn of the original and the gaudy '80s action movie being sold here. This isn't Jason Brody's fever dream, a tatty VHS tape being watched in Vaas' hideout or any similar metatextual narrative twist. Blood Dragon is what it is: gloriously, deliberately stupid and outrageously cathartic.
Where Far Cry 3 was a gradual hero's journey, as Brody went from soft tourist to hardened killer, Blood Dragon starts you at a pretty badass level and escalates relentlessly from there. Brody had to earn the ability to sprint and slide to safety. As "cyber commando" Rex Colt, superpowers come as standard.
What else is there left to say about Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon? After a series of leaks - some more convenient than others for Ubisoft, it would seem - there's little that hasn't been teased at, hinted towards or just gracelessly plastered onto YouTube.
Update: Ubisoft sent in the following statement to Game Informer:
Today's Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon leak is by far the most substantial yet: more than half an hour of footage from the beginning of the game has appeared online.
Ubisoft's bonkers and still unannounced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will star '80s action man Michael Biehn.
The downloadable PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 spin-off is due to launch on 1st May, its listing on Xbox.com has revealed.
Terminator and Aliens actor Biehn is likely voicing the game's eye-patched protagonist Sargent Rex Colt, whose mission it is to defeat a rogue cyborg army.
A website for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon went live yesterday while we were all laid low with chocolate-based bank holiday regret, but despite the timing this doesn't look like an April Fool's joke - it comes on the heels of various leaks and seems to be a downloadable game spinning off from last year's amazing Ubisoft Montreal open-world FPS.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - probably a spin-off downloadable game if the rumours are true - has been spotted again. And this time it's the Achievements that have leaked.
What could be a new Far Cry 3 spin-off has been uncovered by a number of leaks.