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Xbox Live Games With Gold for November announced

Xbox Live Games With Gold for November announced

Super Dungeon Bros! Murdered: Soul Suspect! Monkey Island! Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon!

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.

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Hide your purse, Steam is having a stealth-game sale

Eldritch 99p! Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon £3! Monaco £1.86!

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.

Far Cry: The Wild Expedition is a compilation

UPDATE: Release date updated, Far Cry Classic now available.

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.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon update released

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.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sales hit 500,000 in two months

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.

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Mike Diva's Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: The Movie trailer is perfect

Mike Diva's Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: The Movie trailer is perfect

"It's a far cry from being over... three."

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!

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sequel possible, says Michael Biehn

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sequel possible, says Michael Biehn

Voice actor also weighs in on Aliens: Colonial Marines role.

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).

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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.

Watch us play Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon from 5pm BST

The one you've Biehn waiting for.

"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.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon review

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon review

Derp to the future.

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.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon gets release date and... '80s film star Michael Biehn?

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.

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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.