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Portal Co-Creator Kim Swift and Far Cry 2 Lead Designer Clint Hocking have joined Amazon Game Studios. Hocking made the switch in February, according to his LinkedIn profile, following his departure from Valve near the end of 2013. Swift was previously creative director of Airight Games, which lau...

April 2nd 2014 at 4:06pm 0 Comments
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Anxious to take a trip somewhere beautiful yet superbly dangerous? From now until January 14, Microsoft is discounting select Far Cry content on Xbox 360 as part of the Deal of the Week promotion. For $5, you can snag Far Cry Instincts Predator, Far Cry 2 or Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Dropping $15 w...

January 7th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Far Cry franchise, publisher Ubisoft has announced a special compilation package for PS3 owners. The Far Cry Compilation bundle features Joystiq favorites Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3 and, the standalone riot, Blood Dragon. PlayStation 3 owners can stalk the ju...

January 7th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It's emerged Clint Hocking, the lead designer of Far Cry 2 and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, left Valve towards the end of last year. According to Hocking's blog and his LinkedIn profile, the industry veteran's post as a designer and level designer ended in December 2013. The former Ubisoft and Luc...

January 6th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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The Far Cry Franchise Pack is on sale for $40 on Steam today as the platform's Daily Deal. This deal is part of a larger Steam sale, as today is day three of the Ubisoft Publisher Weekend, so other Ubisoft-published games are 35 to 50 percent off on the platform as well.The Far Cry Franchise Pack i...

March 17th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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UK retailer GAME has listings for an Ultimate Far Cry Compilation and something called Ultimate Splinter Cell, each with tentative release dates of 2013. The Far Cry compilation is priced at £40 for Xbox 360 and PS3, and £30 for PC, and Splinter Cell comes in PC flavor only, for £...

January 14th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Whether you're simply behind on your gaming or have emerged from a block of ice after that hiking expedition in Antarctica went awry ten years ago, you may like to catch up on some of Ubisoft's PC wares. Good Old Games is making it much easier – at least on your wallet – to play catch-u...

October 12th 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Clint Hocking – the designer behind Far Cry 2 and the original Splinter Cell – vacated his latest gig at LucasArts last month. Though he didn't leave a forwarding address, a recent tweet depicted his son in the Valve headquarters lobby, with the word "Arrival." Valve reps confirmed his...

July 12th 2012 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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"Old" may no longer be a requirement for admission to the Good Old Games vault, but we're glad to see that "good" still makes the cut. The Longest Journey's sequel, Dreamfall, open world shooter Far Cry 2, and Remedy's Alan Wake's American Nightmare have arrived on the service, and are now availabl...

May 23rd 2012 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Got five bucks? Want a couple of kinda-old Ubisoft PC games? Well, if you fall within that very niche category of people, a current promotion over at Amazon may be relevant to your needs.Assassin's Creed, a few Splinter Cells and Far Cry 2 are just a few of the titles you can nab for half a sawbuck...

March 16th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Naturally, a large part of this week's PSN content dump is devoted to the launch of the PlayStation Vita -- Escape Plan, Hustle Kings, and Super Stardust Delta are all available for download, the latter being the revealed free 3G game. For launch game reviews and pertinent PS Vita information, chec...

February 14th 2012 at 10:45pm 0 Comments