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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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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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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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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.

West Games blamed the continuing battle over the rights to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., as well as the tension between Russia and Ukraine, for the bad press and negative attention its crowdfunding effort has received.

In a statement, West Games told Polygon it would now try and fund the game through its own website.

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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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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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Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro"
Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro"
NEWS Aw, bro.
PC, XO, PS4
An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller
An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller
NEWS Dual trackpads remain.
The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake
The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake
NEWS From the writer of Safe House.
2
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to arrive late this year
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to arrive late this year
NEWS Gather three friends.
Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter after clearing funding goal
Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter after clearing funding goal
NEWS Dev blames Russia, other studios.
6
The new Nvidia Shield is an 8-inch gaming tablet with an optional controller
The new Nvidia Shield is an 8-inch gaming tablet with an optional controller
NEWS Kepler within.
1
Destiny beta is back online a day early
Destiny beta is back online a day early
NEWS Xbox gamers are now in.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed
Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed
NEWS More than 100 still to come.
360, XO
1
Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks
Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks
NEWS Needs polish.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
14
Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015
Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015
NEWS Annual release schedule broken.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
21
Bleszinski outlines his design philosophy for FPS Blue Streak
Bleszinski outlines his design philosophy for FPS Blue Streak
NEWS Vertical, systemic, airtight.
2
Doom probably won't be publicly unveiled until next year
Doom probably won't be publicly unveiled until next year
NEWS Keeping the nitpickers at bay.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Not considering a The Last of Us sequel is "a disservice" to fans – Naughty Dog
Not considering a The Last of Us sequel is "a disservice" to fans – Naughty Dog
NEWS Damn straight.
PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
5
Maxis job listing suggests F2P sandbox title in development
Maxis job listing suggests F2P sandbox title in development
NEWS Its third series in 15 years.
Here's what pop star Lorde thinks of the Oculus Rift
Here's what pop star Lorde thinks of the Oculus Rift
NEWS In case you were wondering.
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Transmedia project Quantum Break unaffected by Xbox TV shutdown
Transmedia project Quantum Break unaffected by Xbox TV shutdown
NEWS Full reveal on track for Gamescom.
XO
TESO off to a decent start subscriber-wise – report
TESO off to a decent start subscriber-wise – report
NEWS TOR hangs in there.
Xbox cuts 75% of EMEA staff, 10% of UK staff - report
Xbox cuts 75% of EMEA staff, 10% of UK staff - report
NEWS Remaining 25% must re-apply.
Destiny: no cross-platform so playing field is level
Destiny: no cross-platform so playing field is level
NEWS Performance across consoles "almost identical".
8
Square Enix threatens legal action against fan-made patch
Square Enix threatens legal action against fan-made patch
NEWS FF Type-0 localisation shuttered.
23
Xbox TV project to be canned
Xbox TV project to be canned
NEWS Spencer explains how cutbacks will affect Xbox.
XO
4
The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected
The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected
NEWS By a week.
PC, 360, PS3
Hearthstone: The Curse of Naxxramas drops next week
Hearthstone: The Curse of Naxxramas drops next week
NEWS The Arachnid Quarter.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs in the next year
Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs in the next year
NEWS Nokia, Xbox divisions said to take the brunt.
6
Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One
Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One
NEWS But probably not during the beta.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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Xbox One sales double in the US after dropping Kinect
Xbox One sales double in the US after dropping Kinect
NEWS Price matching the PS4 pays off.
1
Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline
Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline
NEWS Longer rounds, Mechanic overhauled.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
24
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty
NEWS "Unjust enrichment".
PC, 360, PS3, WiiU
Action: First-Person
4
Gigantic is another MOBA
Gigantic is another MOBA
NEWS Is there room?
2
Bungie reveals extensive Destiny beta content
Bungie reveals extensive Destiny beta content
NEWS On moon wizards.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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