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Ubisoft announces Far Cry 3

Far Cry will see number 3 sometime in 2012, Ubisoft announced at E3.

In the 3rd instalment there will be a new character introduced in what sounds like a similar storyline to the first game. Check out the embedded video above for an 8 minute walkthrough with Far Cry 3 producer Dan Hay.

When Far Cry was originally released back in 2003 it set a new benchmark for graphical quality on the PC, and scored high with critics and gamers alike. 2008′s followup was however met with tepid enthusiasm compared to the original.

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood gets PC release date

Assassins Creed: Brotherhood

Ubisoft has announced the release date for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. In a press release that also gave some details about the hardware requirements, the company let it be known that the game will ship to PCs on March 18th (UK and Europe) with the US having to wait 4 days extra getting it on the 22nd.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood PC Technical specs:

Minimum Configuration:
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ
Video Card: Nvidia 7900 256 MB or ATI Radeon X1950 256 MB

Recommended Configuration:
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better

Detailed version

Minimum Configuration:
SUPPORTED OS: Windows® XP (32 or 64 bit) /Windows Vista®(32 or 64 bit)/Windows 7® (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ
RAM: 1.5 GB Windows® XP / 2 GB Windows Vista® – Windows 7®
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 –compliant sound card
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional gamepad

* This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT

Recommended Configuration:
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better
Sound: 5.1 sound card
Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI® RADEON® X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series
NVIDIA GeForce® 7/8/9/100/200 series

The popular third person, action-adventure has been out on Xbox and PS3 since November of last year, but finally PC users will be able to get their hands on it come March. Amazon is now taking pre-orders.

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Mexican officials seek to ban Call of Juarez sequel

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

The sequel to Call of Juarez, ‘The Cartel’ is under extreme pressure from Mexican state legislators who are seeking a ban on the game. The gun-slinging shooter deals with the drug cartels and violence in the City of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where 6,000 people died in the last 2 years alone because of the unrest and drug problems

But local politicians and law enforcement see the game as a possible bad influence on children living there. Congressman Ricardo Boone Salmon voiced his concerns that the game will glorify what is going on and lead kids to grow up with a “lack of values.”

It is true there is a serious crime situation, which we are not trying to hide. But we also should not expose children to this kind of scenarios so that they are going to grow up with this kind of image and lack of values.

Children wind up being easily involved in criminal acts over time, because among other things, during their childhood not enough care has been taken about what they see on television and playing video games,” Serrano said. “They believe so much blood and death is normal.

The game is due out this Summer, but if people like Salmon get their way a Mexican release may be delayed indefinitely. But I do feel it a pointless endeavour by the Mexican officials. When children hear this game is banned (if that is what transpires) they will just grab a copy online out of curiosity. So in effect this will be leading them to piracy.

Online retailer Amazon is taking pre-orders on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the controversial game.

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Ubisoft game downloads coming to Amazon

Avatar: The GameJust a few days ago I was questioning the absence of any big-name game publishers offering their wares on the downloads section of Amazon.com. As you can see the section is currently populated with mystery and puzzle games, and the odd title like Street Fighter 4 but not a vast selection of top games.

A search for Ubisoft in the section reveals a selection of 36 titles is coming soon though. Games like Farcry 2, Heroes of Might and Magic V, RUSE, Avatar The Game are listed, among others.

None of the games are currently for sale, Amazon have a notice that you can be notified by email when they come available, but there is no option for notifications when you click through to the game pages.

Incidentally, Amazon are also offering some of these downloads for free if you buy an Intel SSD and that offer ends on the 15th of September, so perhaps the full rollout of Ubisoft downloads is coming soon.

Free Ubisoft game download when you buy Intel solid state drives

Free Ubisoft game download when you buy Intel solid state drives

Intel Ubisoft SSD promotionAmazon have a special offer on two Intel solid state drives. Anyone who buys either the 160 GB X25-M Mainstream or the 80 GB X25M Mainstream will receive a free download of one of a selection of Ubisoft games.

The games are Far Cry 2, Assassins Creed II, RUSE, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, Call of Juarez Bound in Blood and CSI: Deadly Intent.

To avail of the offer just buy the drive as usual on Amazon and they will email you 1-7 working days after it ships with instructions on how to download your game.

Hurry though, the offer ends on the 15th of September.

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Far Cry 2 Creative Director moves to Lucas Arts

far cry 2, clint hocking, lucas arts, ubisoftClint Hocking, formerly of Ubisoft has moved to Lucas Arts. A Twitter post from Ubisoft confirmed the transition. Hocking, the Splinter Cell designer and Creative Director behind Far Cry 2 has said he is working with Lucas Arts on an unannounced project.

What that project could be is anyone’s guess at this stage but we wish Clint well in his new role and will certainly be keeping our ear to the ground for further developments.

Related link:
Clint Hocking lands at Lucas Arts
Hocking’s Twitter feed