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  • Big Far Cry 2 patch imminent

    Ubi Montreal’s readying a “massive update” to Far Cry 2, as you can see on the game’s official boards. “During the upcoming days our team will be preparing the arrival of our new patches with a massive update on our data server,” said a dev rep. “The first change you’ll be able to notice will […]

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  • Get Far Cry 2 cheap on Steam

    Far Cry 2′s the Ubi-Steam deal of the day. You can get the Africa-based FPS now for £17.49, or $14.99 depending on where you are. That’s 50 percent off. The offer lasts until midnight tonight.

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  • Ubisoft details upcoming 360 patch for Far Cry 2

    Loads of multiplayer improvements are on the way with the next patch for the 360 version of Far Cry 2, along with better browsing features, game options, and “new additions in order to let you play the game the way you want.” The update was supposed to have released in February, but has been delayed […]

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  • Far Cry 2 map pack now on Steam

    Steam has the Fortunes Pack add-on for Far Cry 2 up for $4.99. It’s only compatible with the Steam version and adds three new weapons, two new vehicles, and five new multiplayer maps. That’s the same content PS3 and Xbox 360 users got last year, but with the addition of an extra map for PC […]

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  • German played Far Cry 2 the night before shooting 15

    Tim Kretschmer, the German 17 year-old responsible for killing 15 people at his school last week, played Far Cry 2 the night before committing his crime, the Times reports. Kretschmer played the FPS from 7.30pm to 9.40pm the previous evening. The Times report claims there are “remarkable parallels” between the game and Kretschmer actions the […]

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  • Fake email claims Steam is giving Far Cry 2 away for free

    Joystiq and a few others received a faux email earlier in the day saying Valve was giving them Far Cry 2 for free. The email address appears to originate from Steam and the link looks legitimate, but it goes to a third-party site where heaven only knows what sort of nasty thing will download onto […]

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  • Hardcore mode on the way for Far Cry 2

    Far Cry 2 multiplayer is to get a Hardcore mode, as detailed in this official forum post. Here’s what you get: The hardcore mode has been designed as an answer to a community request. When designing the multiplayer game our team wanted to provide a balanced experience for most gamers. However some players were seeking […]

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  • Ubisoft launches official Far Cry 2 map editing guide

    In Spring this year, Ubisoft will release a Far Cry 2 map editing guide in conjunction with leading US publisher Charles River Media called, “Designing Wargames: The Official Far Cry 2 Map Editing Guide.” “This is the next milestone in gamer-generated content,” says David Hutchison, associate Professor at Brock University. “Far Cry 2 makes it […]

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  • Far Cry 2, PoP and Shaun White all break 2 million sales

    Ubisoft confirmed a slew of sales figures in its third quarter financials today, showing big numbers for its top line-up as explanation of a 13 percent like-for-like increase in sales for the period. Far Cry 2 has now sold 2.9 million units, said the firm, while Prince of Persia and Shaun White Snowboarding have sold […]

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  • Free Far Cry 2 missions released

    Intel’s sponsored two completely free Far Cry 2 missions for the PC version: download them here. Some notes on the new content: Mission 1: the Morrocan This mission sends you into the most heavily guarded region of the Leboa-Sako territory. Hiding out at the old Legion fort is a Moroccan who might be able to […]

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  • Far Cry 2 DLC trailer is shooty, drivey

    Ubi’s put out a trailer for the Far Cry 2 Fortune’s DLC pack, showing the new weapons, new vehicles and new maps included. Watch it after the break. Here’s all the content. The pack costs 800 MS Points, or €10 if you’re after the PS3 version.

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  • Far Cry 2 wins on PC, says Eurogamer

    Eurogamer’s claimed the PC version of Far Cry is the best of the three SKUs in another of Richard Leadbetter face-off features. “Far Cry 2 is an excellent release on PC, and the fact that it can run in high definition with all features set to high levels while still providing a reasonably smooth, graphically […]

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  • Far Cry 2 DLC to cost 800 MS Points

    According to this Eurogamer report, the Far Cry 2 DLC confirmed last week is to cost 800 MS Points. The PS3 version will cost €10. Here’s a run-down of everything included in the pack. It’s out before the end of the month.

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  • Far Cry 2 DLC to release in November

    Ubi’s confirmed that Far Cry 2 DLC will be made available before the end of this month, coming a bundle dubbed The Fortune’s Pack. It includes: Single-Player Mode Three new weapons Silenced shotgun Sawed-off shotgun Crossbow Two new vehicles Unimog Quad Multiplayer Mode Four new maps Cheap Labor Last Resort Lake Smear Fort Fury Press […]

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  • Far Cry 2 sells over 1 million units

    Ubi Montreal shooter Far Cry 2 has cleared more than 1 million units since it released at the end of October. “[The game] is well on track to achieve our expectations for the year,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. “The holiday quarter is off to a solid start with the successful launch.” The game topped […]

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  • Far Cry 2 patched

    Ubi’s released the first patch for the PC version of Far Cry 2, taking it to v1.01. A ton of fixes are included in the update, mainly on the multiplayer side from the look of it. See everything after the break. Get the patch from Fileshack when you’re ready.

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  • Far Cry 2 graphics settings compared, contrasted

    PCGH has posted up comparison shots of Far Cry 2′s various graphics settings, which pretty much suits Sunday morning. Marvel as pictures change from very high detail to not so very high detail. You love it. Take a look.

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  • Far Cry 2 PS3 mod is ridiculous

    We’re not especially big on this sort of thing, but this does look bonkers. Bit-Tech‘s modded a PS3 with Far Cry 2 paraphernalia, showing every step of the way in photos. The site’s giving it away to a UK resident, if you fancy a punt. Thanks, PS3F.

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  • Far Cry 2 on US Steam

    According to this Kotaku piece, Ubisoft shooter Far Cry 2 ia available for download on the North American Steam. No idea as to when it can be downloaded worldwide, however. Far Cry 2 is released tomorrow. By Mike Bowden

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  • First Far Cry 2 reviews positive

    The Far Cry 2 review embargo was lifted last night and Ubisoft’s follow-up to Crytec’s classic has done very well indeed. Eurogamer gave the game 8/10, IGN awarded it 88/100, whilst GameSpot gave it 85. If that’s not enough, you can find all them all over at MetaCritic. By Mike Bowden

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Far Cry 2 Latest

  • Far Cry 2 DLC trailer is shooty, drivey

    Ubi’s put out a trailer for the Far Cry 2 Fortune’s DLC pack, showing the new weapons, new vehicles and new maps included. Watch it after the break. Here’s all the content. The pack costs 800 MS Points, or €10 if you’re after the PS3 version.

  • Far Cry 2 wins on PC, says Eurogamer

    Eurogamer’s claimed the PC version of Far Cry is the best of the three SKUs in another of Richard Leadbetter face-off features. “Far Cry 2 is an excellent release on PC, and the fact that it can run in high definition with all features set to high levels while still providing a reasonably smooth, graphically […]

  • Far Cry 2 DLC to cost 800 MS Points

    According to this Eurogamer report, the Far Cry 2 DLC confirmed last week is to cost 800 MS Points. The PS3 version will cost €10. Here’s a run-down of everything included in the pack. It’s out before the end of the month.

  • Far Cry 2 DLC to release in November

    Ubi’s confirmed that Far Cry 2 DLC will be made available before the end of this month, coming a bundle dubbed The Fortune’s Pack. It includes: Single-Player Mode Three new weapons Silenced shotgun Sawed-off shotgun Crossbow Two new vehicles Unimog Quad Multiplayer Mode Four new maps Cheap Labor Last Resort Lake Smear Fort Fury Press […]

  • Far Cry 2 sells over 1 million units

    Ubi Montreal shooter Far Cry 2 has cleared more than 1 million units since it released at the end of October. “[The game] is well on track to achieve our expectations for the year,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. “The holiday quarter is off to a solid start with the successful launch.” The game topped […]

  • Far Cry 2 patched

    Ubi’s released the first patch for the PC version of Far Cry 2, taking it to v1.01. A ton of fixes are included in the update, mainly on the multiplayer side from the look of it. See everything after the break. Get the patch from Fileshack when you’re ready.

  • Far Cry 2 graphics settings compared, contrasted

    PCGH has posted up comparison shots of Far Cry 2′s various graphics settings, which pretty much suits Sunday morning. Marvel as pictures change from very high detail to not so very high detail. You love it. Take a look.

  • Far Cry 2 PS3 mod is ridiculous

    We’re not especially big on this sort of thing, but this does look bonkers. Bit-Tech‘s modded a PS3 with Far Cry 2 paraphernalia, showing every step of the way in photos. The site’s giving it away to a UK resident, if you fancy a punt. Thanks, PS3F.

  • Far Cry 2 on US Steam

    According to this Kotaku piece, Ubisoft shooter Far Cry 2 ia available for download on the North American Steam. No idea as to when it can be downloaded worldwide, however. Far Cry 2 is released tomorrow. By Mike Bowden

  • First Far Cry 2 reviews positive

    The Far Cry 2 review embargo was lifted last night and Ubisoft’s follow-up to Crytec’s classic has done very well indeed. Eurogamer gave the game 8/10, IGN awarded it 88/100, whilst GameSpot gave it 85. If that’s not enough, you can find all them all over at MetaCritic. By Mike Bowden

  • Far Cry 2 classes revealed

    Far Cry 2 multiplayer will be class-based apparently and if you’re into that sort of thing then you’ll be pleased to know that the individual classes and their different strengths and weaknesses have been unveiled. They are: Commando – “Mid-range assault class. Effective at fire-and-movement tactics.” Sharpshooter – “Long-range specialist. Armed with highly accurate weapons.” […]

  • Far Cry 2 gets Home space

    According to PSBlog, the Far Cry 2 PlayStation Home space has launched on the closed beta. “The space will invite players to dig deeper into the game’s vast African landscape,” says the piece. “Users will have the opportunity to investigate in-game environments, including a bombed-out train station that has been converted into the ad hoc […]

  • Far Cry 2 gets Home space

    According to this post on the US PS Blog, Ubisoft’s launched a Home space for Far Cry 2. Home’s still in is beta, obviously, so you can only see it if you’re involved. Or you could just hit the link and look and the screenshots. Apparently, “The space will invite players to dig deeper into […]

  • Far Cry 2 level editor will give birth to “hundreds of thousands” of maps, says Ubi – video

    Far Cry 2 multiplayer producer Richard Gaetan has told VG247 that he expects the game’s level editor to allow users to create “hundreds of thousands of maps” after it launches later this month. “It was always big,” said the developer when asked how important the multiplayer aspects of the game wer to overall development. “For […]

  • Far Cry 2 to use SecuROM, five installs on three PCs

    Far Cry 2 is the latest PC game to use SecuROM protection, according to this Blues post, and will apparently allow five installs on three computers. According to that story, based on this forum post from a Ubi rep, “Uninstalling the game ‘refunds’ an activation. This process is called ‘revoke’, so as long as you […]

  • Far Cry 2 goes gold

    Ubisoft’s confirmed that Far Cry 2′s done and dusted and off to manufacture. All versions ship on October 24 in Europe and Octobr 21 in the US. More on IGN.

  • Far Cry 2 user-created levels possible on Xbox Live thanks to Instinct “experience”

    While Epic ran into some sticky issues about allowing user-created content on Xbox Live with Unreal Tournament 3 mods, Far Cry 2 developer Ubisoft Montreal has managed to get past the problem thanks to going through the process before with Far Cry Instinct on Xbox. Far Cry 2′s user-created content comes in the form of […]

  • Far Cry 2 graphics video released, is awesome

    After the break. It’s a movie specifically designed to show off the undeniably spectacular visuals in Far Cry 2. You’d have to be fairly doggish to complain about any of this, quite frankly. It looks incredible. See for yourself.

  • You become a server for Far Cry 2 user-created maps if your connection is faster than Ubisoft’s

    Ubisoft’s told us you’ll be downloading user-created Far Cry 2 maps both from Ubisoft’s servers and other gamers’ consoles: it all depends on speed. “[The service is] through Xbox.com or PSN’s network, but it’s on Ubisoft’s server,” said Far Cry 2 multiplayer producer Richard Gaetan. “There are two strategies, because if you created a map […]

  • New Far Cry 2 trailer posted: meet the Jackal

    Shacknews has put up the latest of the Far Cry 2 trailers, this time showing off the game’s super-boss – the Jackal. Have a watch. Game’s out on October 24.

  • TGS gets 16 new Far Cry 2 screens

    On CVG. Some shooting and stuff from the map editor there. It’s out on October 24 in Europe. Take a look.

  • OXM gives Far Cry 2 9/10, calling it “this year’s equivalent of Assassin’s Creed”

    OXM’s next issue will contain the mag’s Far Cry 2 review, and it’s a nine. “Far Cry 2 is this year’s equivalent of Assassin’s Creed… when it comes to enveloping the player in exotic sights and sounds, Ubisoft has absolutely nailed it,” says the piece. “What separates Far Cry 2 from other shooters of this […]

  • Far Cry 2 dev – CoD4 was the new reference for multiplayer

    Far Cry 2 multiplayer producer Richard Gaetan has admitted that the shooter’s online play was heavily influenced by Call of Duty 4, but that the Activision shooter’s exact formula was too “chaotic” for the African action game. “For sure, starting last fall, it was like the new reference for multiplayer,” said Gaetan of CoD4. “We […]

  • Ubi spends $10 million on South Park ad push

    According to this BrandWeek piece, Ubisoft has spent $10 million buying all the US ad space in the first two episodes of the next season of South Park, beginning October 8. The first episode will feature three separate two-minute spots for its flagship Shaun White Snowboarding, Prince of Persia and Farcry 2 titles. The second […]

  • “Huge” Far Cry 2 environments prevented co-op, says Ubi dev

    The scale of Far Cry 2, as well as the fact the game’s engine was a proprietary affair, prevented the inclusion of co-op in the upcoming shooter sequel, VG247 was told in London last week. “The first thing was that the environment is so huge, and we pushed the engine really to the limit… the […]

  • Far Cry 2: 720p, but no 60 frames a second

    You asked. We got it answered. Far Cry 2 is set at 720p, but the game can’t managed 60FPS because it has too much going on. “No,” multiplayer producer Richard Gaetan told VG247 when asked if the title is locked at the magic 60. “We wish it would be 60 frames a second, but no. […]

  • Far Cry 2 map editor provides almost the same tools as actual dev kit

    Speaking to Boomtown this morning, Far Cry 2 multiplayer producer Gaetan Richard said that the map editor to ship with the game will provide almost the same functionality given to the in-house developers at Ubi Montreal. “The functionality of our development tools and the editor that ships with the game are pretty much the same,” […]

  • 30 minutes of Far Cry 2 video posted from Paris

    Gamresyde’s posted half an hour of soundless Far Cry 2 video from last week’s Parisian FDJV event, giving a very good indication of what you’re going to get from the game come the end of October. Running round, shooting things and following a map is the order of the day, basically. It’s going to be […]

  • Far Cry 2 – All nine playable characters’ full details, images included

    Far Cry 2 has a very good chance of being completely amazing, and, thankfully, there are still plenty of surprises left for all you aspiring virtual mercenaries. Did you know there were nine playable characters in the game? We didn’t. Until we went to Ubi UK’s offices and took pictures of all the relevant splash […]

  • Far Cry 2 DLC “already playable”

    Play.tm’s reporting that DLC is “already playable for Far Cry 2, a fact gleaned from a trip to Ubi Montreal last week. “Yes, We’re actually working on that, but I can’t say what the content of those will be: but they’re going to be fucking cool,” producer Louis-Pierre Pharand told the site. “We’re thinking they’re […]