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Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro"

Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro"

Ubisoft is looking to improve on Far Cry 3’s oft-criticised script, says one of its writers.

Writer C.J. Kershner told Polygon, "We were aware of the discussions happening about Far Cry 3. People identified some problems.

"Our protagonist is not the white saviour, not the dudebro," added Kershner, who previously worked on the script for Homefront.

"He's not coming back to his hometown to help.”

Kershner also recognised that the writing in a sandbox-style game often takes a back seat to emergent gameplay.

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An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller

An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller

It looks like Valve has added an analogue stick to its Steam Controller.

As spotted by Facepunch user DevinWatson, the latest update for digital distribution client Steam includes a new picture of the controller at the following location:

[Steam directory]\tenfoot\resource\images\library\alpha_conroller_l
ines_d0g.png

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The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake

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The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake

The Uncharted film will release on June 10, Sony has announced.

The Hollywood Reporter states that Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will fill the space left by the delay of Amazing Spider-Man 3, which is now slated for a 2018 release.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’s screenplay is being written by David Guggenheim (Safe House, Stolen), and will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief).

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to arrive late this year

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to arrive late this year

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be available to download from December 9 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC, publisher Square Enix has announced.

The isometric action-adventure title is a sequel to the excellent Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

It sees Lara travel to Egypt to defeat the evil god Set. To do so, she must join forces with rival archaeologist Carter Bell, along with imprisoned gods Horus and Isis.

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Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter

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Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter after clearing funding goal

Areal, the game pitched as "the definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series" has been suspended from Kickstarter.

The crowdfunding effort was halted by Kickstarter with just two days remaining, and just after clearing its funding goal. No money will be taken from backers.

Kickstarter doesn't disclose why it suspends campaigns, but its terms of use outline a plethora of possible scenarios that can get a project pulled, including misrepresentation and self-pledging – both of which developer West Games has been accused of.

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The new Nvidia Shield is an 8-inch gaming tablet with an optional controller

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The new Nvidia Shield is an 8-inch gaming tablet with an optional controller

Nvidia has unveiled a new Shield gaming device, and this time it’s a tablet intended to be used with a standalone controller.

The first Nvidia Shield – now to be known as Shield Portable – has a 5-inch screen attached to an Xbox 360-style controller, whereas the new Shield may be paired with an optional controller over Wi-Fi.

Nvidia told Ars Technica that its goal with the new Shield tablet is to make a good standard tablet as well as a good gaming tablet.

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Destiny beta is back online a day early

Destiny beta is back online a day early

The Destiny beta is back up and running a full day early.

It was expected to return tomorrow after a two day maintenance period.

This news means those on Xbox 360 and Xbox One can join those on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and jam the game for the next five days, as codes were sent out earlier today.

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Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed

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Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed

Playground Games has revealed the first 100 cars that will feature in upcoming open world racer Forza Horizon 2.

Just over 200 cars will be included when the game is released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 30.

According to a post on Xbox Wire, all of the cars have been built from the ground up to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One, and include new features like functioning windshield wipers, working headlights and interior lights, and dynamic dirt-mapping.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks

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Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks

The release of Dragon Age: Inquisition has been delayed six weeks in order to give it an extra layer of polish, EA has announced.

Inquisition was due out on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on October 9, but will now hit on November 21.

“We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for it,” said executive producer Mark Darrah.

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Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

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Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

The release of Battlefield Hardline has been pushed to 2015 so the game may be improved and expanded, DICE has announced.

Feedback from the game’s beta got DICE thinking about what else it could put in the game, said studio VP Karl Magnus Troedsson.

“The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing,” he said.

Thursday 24 July


Random Access Memories: Renegade
Feature
Random Access Memories: Renegade
Classic '80s arcade beat-'em-up revisited.
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Let's Play: Renegade
Video Feature
Let's Play: Renegade
Matt relives his childhood in this 1986 beat-'em-up.
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Majestic Nights - teaser trailer
Trailer
Majestic Nights - teaser trailer
What if every conspiracy was true?
Grid Autosport – Best of British DLC trailer
Trailer
Grid Autosport – Best of British DLC trailer
Three new UK cars.
Velvet Sundown trailer
Trailer
Velvet Sundown trailer
Dead Calm.
Risen 3: Titan Lords – Back to The Roots feature video
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Risen 3: Titan Lords – Back to The Roots feature video
A handcrafted world.
WildStar – DevSpeak: Sabotage video
Trailer
WildStar – DevSpeak: Sabotage video
A massive multiplayer update.
Assassin's Creed Unity – Experience Trailer #1: New Engine, New Gameplay
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Assassin's Creed Unity – Experience Trailer #1: New Engine, New Gameplay
What makess Unity truly next-gen?
An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller
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An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller
Dual trackpads remain.
Dungeon Defenders Eternity gameplay trailer
Trailer
Dungeon Defenders Eternity gameplay trailer
An always-online definitive edition of DD.
The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake
News
The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake
From the writer of Safe House.
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CounterSpy launch trailer
Trailer
CounterSpy launch trailer
Spy vs Spy.

Wednesday 23 July


Ratchet & Clank Trilogy review
Review
Ratchet & Clank Trilogy review
A trio of the duo.
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Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter after clearing funding goal
News
Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter
Dev blames Russia, other studios.
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas cinematic trailer
Trailer
Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas cinematic trailer
In the shadows lurks something more.
Destiny beta is back online a day early
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Destiny beta is back online a day early
Xbox gamers are now in.
League of Legends – A New Dawn cinematic trailer
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League of Legends – A New Dawn cinematic trailer
An impressive new vid from Riot.
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FIFA 15 – Dev Diary #2: Emotion & Intensity
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FIFA 15 – Dev Diary #2: Emotion & Intensity
Taste the disappointment.
OlliOlli - PC launch trailer
Trailer
OlliOlli - PC launch trailer
Skate or die.
Gods Will Be Watching launch trailer
Trailer
Gods Will Be Watching launch trailer
Check your ethics.
Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed
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Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed
More than 100 still to come.
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Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015
News
Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015
Annual release schedule broken.
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Tuesday 22 July


Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers review
Review
Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers review
A glove to the face.
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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launch trailer
Trailer
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launch trailer
Re-creation out tomorrow.
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Mighty No. 9 - Gameplay footage July 2014
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Mighty No. 9 - Gameplay footage July 2014
Lookin' good, lookin' good.
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