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Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed until 2016

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The Division has been delayed, and will now see a 2016 release, Ubisoft has announced today. Players looking to get their hands on the open world third-person shooter RPG, will have to wait until the first quarter of next year. Basically the game should launch anytime between March and June 2016.

The reason for the delay, boils down to the game’s many developers wanting to deliver an experience that not only meets the player’s expectations, but theirs as well.

“We have decided to release the game on Xbox One, PS4 and PC during the first quarter of calendar year 2016.

All of us at Massive, Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Annecy want to ensure the game not only meets our high expectations but also those of our fans and players alike. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and can’t wait to show you more next month at E3!”

While the delay may come as disappointing news to some, it is best to remember that it can result in a better experience once it is released. You can expect more details at this year’s E3.

Thoughts on the delay? Let your voices be heard in the comments below.

Source: Ubisoft

Rainbow Six: Siege Receives Marketing Trailer to Build Hype

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The upcoming Rainbow Six: Siege aims to bring back some of the more classic mechanics of the franchise while edging forward towards a more modern experience at the same time. Recently the following trailer was dropped with an immersive feel to it giving players a sneak peak at what will hopefully represent the actual game itself.

Inside Rainbow #1 Trailer of Rainbow Six: Siege.

Genre(s): First person shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition Steam Review

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For the 20th anniversary of the Heroes of Might & Magic franchise, we present to you the Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition Steam Review. Before we begin, a brief history of the path this game has walked to arrive in front of you here today. Might & Magic began as a video game for the Apple II personal computer and eventually made its way to many other platforms including the Commodore 64, TurboGrafx-16 CD (in Japan), and eventually even the Nintendo NES. The game was one of the most early role playing games to emerge in the industry and was mostly created by one person, Jon Van Caneghem. Knights, Clerics, Robbers, Sorcerers, Paladins, and Archers are created with tracked statistics that evolve over time, similar to a Dungeons & Dragons system.

After helping to give birth to RPG elements in the video game scene (alongside other emerging titles in the genre), the series went on to merit many sequels including the series Heroes of Might & Magic which first arrived in 1995 presenting the Strategy portion of the SRPG formula we see in the series, but many board games for tabletop setting, books, and other games were also created within the over-arching franchise of Might & Magic. Heroes of Might & Magic itself shares a bit of a series fatigue when part four hit since too much of the original formula was changed, and although later games got decent reception it was at this point that the original development studio New World Computing began to lose control of the project. Nival Interactive developed the fifth title in 2006 under publisher Ubisoft since they had purchased the rights for 1.3 million dollars from now defunct publisher The 3DO Company.

It later became revealed that the original creator Jon Van Caneghem had wanted to work on an online MMO version of the game but 3DO had decided to make 3 PlayStation 2 games for the franchise instead since they argued it would cost the same amount to develop and probably had shaky faith in the still very early MMORPG scene which existed at the time. Ubisoft has managed to maintain the good name and reputation of the series under their ownership, but just barely. Their online only DRM had been featured on some of the games, which players reacted to extremely poorly, and under their publishing house the series has suffered many more bugs than previously seen in the franchise. Eventually the series began to reach a franchise fatigue from Ubisoft’s handling but it has been given some time to rest and lay dormant as Ubisoft plan to publish an upcoming 7th entry called Might & Magic Heroes VII which we will reserve judgement for until release.

So there you have it, Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition is the result of a long road for a tired, but wise and well respected franchise who has walked over many mountains, through many publishing and development studios, and many various platforms to reach you here today on Steam in its Remastered glory.

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As far as gameplay for those who aren’t already familiar with the series. I will go into a few of the details here and let you get the main feel for the game. This is one of the quintessential Strategy RPGs of all time and forever changed the game asserting itself as a legendary name in the genre. Based on a heavy amount of lore and background universe that gamers still have strong feelings for, Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition consists of exploring dungeons, completing quests, coming across treasures, and a lot of the main fodder found in today’s SRPGs (of course). What really makes this game solid is the very well thought out and intricate leveling and skill systems that players can master.

Battles take place on a grid and players can only move a certain amount of spaces each turn. Once each unit on the battlefield has been given a command then the enemy is allowed to take a turn and will also move and attack with their units on the field. Statistically tracked attributes for each character are the main focus that the gameplay revolves around. Throughout the game there are cities and kingdoms which can be visited. Some of these are evil places and others are considered good or neutral. Due to the missing expansion packs in this remaster, there are also missing cities and kingdoms, including neutral ones which had units to be recruited. There also appears to be some missing from the vanilla game for some reason with no real mention for these omissions in the marketing of this game. Players also travel between underground and above ground layers as well as discover artifacts across the gameworld. Overall, this game captures the feel of the old world and brings a lot of interesting lore for gamers to check out again as we all ponder the historical truth about reptilian-humanoid beings and other mythical creatures who star in the game.

It must be mentioned again that there is DLC to the original game which is not included in this Remastered edition. The story with that is the original developer supposedly lost track of the source code and therefore those will not be released at this time. Hopefully that doesn’t mean forever doomed to be excluded from the HD Edition, but currently that appears to be the situation. There are still 7 campaigns contained in the game with battles taking place on 50 skirmish maps.

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The game looks very retro still, even with updated sprites, but runs great full-screen or even windowed so you can play while you work. Over 30 artists have spent a year contributing works to the title, but the actual environments and back drops in the game remain unchanged, so this has little to no noticeable effect for the modern user. Let’s be honest, this game’s visuals were already very well crafted and are probably some of the best pieces of Pixel Art ever done. It’s probably not easy trying to update something like that.

What DotEmu has drawn will be a nice touch though for returning fans of the franchise, and definitely was necessary for people in the mainstream market picking this up for the first time. It’s just that this is the minimal standard, not the full deluxe package, when it comes to Remasters. And, although the game looks great how it is, this is met with tons of valid criticism from gamers who would rather just buy the original which is still available digitally from Ubisoft through other non-Steam marketplaces. As some one who mainly uses Steam though, I can understand how many PC Gamers still simply refuse to do business outside of Steam.

Some of the actual benefits for those on the fence include Steam Achievements. There’s also new updates to the online multiplayer mode which now uses Steamworks, but the experience is horrible at this time and needs further patching. Luckily, this game has never been about the online, and the single player gameplay is left in its classic state so we won’t be punishing the game too much for that. If you really want to play online with folks, this is not the game to be doing it in anyways. Heroes of Might & Magic III is all about that statistical grind, immersion in a barbaric world of swords and daggers, magic and mayhem.

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Final Verdict:

While this is supposed to be a serious entry in the Ubisoft portfolio paying tribute to a classic series, it ends up just being a decent purchase for newcomers and that’s about it. This release is getting treated as a slap in the face to fans by some of the most vocal PC Gamers in the press, and in a lot of ways this is justified because of the availability of the original and the lack of updates in this Remaster. That being said, reviews are perhaps going a bit too far with this. Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition is a solid and stable application giving my Steam account a piece of history that it previously did not have. To me, that’s something. Heroes of Might & Magic within its own right provides a masterpiece classic experience for the Strategy Role Playing Game genre and this Remaster doesn’t hinder that experience in any way.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7 / 10

RGN Rating : Bronze Game

Original Developer: New World Computing

Remaster Developer: DotEmu

Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment

Available On: Windows PC (via Steam)*

*(Does not require UPlay DRM, or this would be a very different review)

Tablet Version Available for iOS

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

Today Only: Far Cry 4 Discounted to $29.99 (All Platforms) By Amazon

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Amazon has announced that as part of the gold box gaming deals campaign, which is run every now and again, that Far Cry 4 will be discounted today only for what they are calling 50% off at $29.99 regardless of platform. This game is heralded by many as a great shooter with plenty to offer. It is also known as one of the more universally loved Ubisoft games from last year, which was a tough year for the publisher stumbling in pleasing its most vocal customers despite releasing many highly praised titles.

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Grow Home Steam Review

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Gameplay

The gameplay in this game is all around decent. It’s very simple, yet surprisingly fun. The game environment resembles a grid, what I mean by this is that you’re constantly doing the same objective or trying to complete the goal. In Grow Home the object is to explore and help the ecosystem. To do this you harvest crystals, flowers, also make larger plants grow. When you’re doing this you must climb many as well as tall mountains and objects.

This task really adds a unique element to the gameplay because it is not something done in most games. One particular thing I also noticed with the gameplay, but which I did not really care for at all, was the fact that BUD the robot you play as in Grow Home seemed rather “floaty” or “wobble like”. or another way to put this is when walking or jumping it feels almost like walking on the moon. but all and all the game play is not to bad matter of fact its rather fun. Anyone looking for a decent abstract action / adventure inspired platformer title and you enjoy a good old grind in a game I would recommend Grow Home.

Characters

In Grow Home the Ubisoft action platformer title you play as a robot names BUD. He doesn’t have much character to him beings he does not speak. there are no voice overs in Grow Home. Another character in Grow Home is M.O.M. This character is more or less the narrator of the game. Only the narration of Grow Home is done with text and hints rather than voice. I found this a little lackluster but nonetheless it does not take away from the fun factor of this game enough to really punish heavily for it, but could serve as an area of improvement for the future updates or sequels of Grow Home.

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Controls

The controls in Grow Home are not bad by any means. They are actually rather simple. If you are familiar with almost any action 3D platformer it’s not really difficult at all to play. On the Xbox One controller just install the Official Microsoft Xbox One Controller for Windows drivers, plug in, and play. You have your basic A for jump X for action as well as Y and B for backing out of things. A neat control feature to this game is you can pick between the L and R triggers, or bumpers to press one after the other in a left to right pattern to climb structures and or mountains. And as in just about every game you play in this genre, or with a controller for that matter, L stick moves and R stick looks around. Although the controls are simple and not all that innovative it does not take away anything from Grow Home, it is a well put together game when looked at from the control aspect.

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Final Verdict

Overall, Grow Home is amazing. Ubisoft has hit somewhat of a minor home-run with this game. Though it has his quarks and glitches it and could be a little bit better, it’s a fresh experience and overall feels like a complete game release. Your controller gets a workout. I love the way Ubisoft Reflections made the graphics and thankfully the gameplay is better than what I thought it could be. Grow Home is definitely worth the pickup on Steam or UPlay, and hopefully it comes out for the Xbox One, Sony PS4, Android micro-consoles, tablets, and smartphones as it seems to be fun for any kind of gamer. I want to play it over and over again, and you’ll probably feel the same. We need to see more in the form of updates or sequels, but we’re glad this game stands on its own without the crippling need for any DLC or micro-transactions. It’s just a whole lot of fun, and a true gamer’s game.

Official Trailer:

GeekEssentials Video Review:

Overall Score: 8 / 10

RGN Rating : Silver Game

Developer: Ubisoft Reflections

Publisher: Ubisoft

Available On: Windows PC (via Steam)

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

Written by TecRev and Shanerr of GeekEssentials for RealGamerNewz

PC Gamer Deleting Their Articles, Failed To Disclose Ubisoft PR Ethics Violation

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Many articles which have been seen by hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of viewers have been deleted from the long-standing publication PC Gamer which has come under fire recently as a journalist who wrote about Assassin’s Creed favorably a large number of times has been discovered to be the perpetrator of a severe ethics violation. Despite the fact that the video games industry mainly goes unregulated to this sort of thing, nepotism and favoritism exists in all segments of business – eventually things can go poorly if proper disclosure is not made to immediately address bias.

It has been stated by many critics of PC Gamer’s actions to delete these articles that if connections between authors and their subject matter can be stated up front to the reader there will be no cause for alarm after the fact. Still, the fact that sales have been influenced by this author’s work without any reasonable warning of the bias that inevitably existed, PC Gamer has had their reputation tarnished and will be looked at with a skeptical eye from here on out. This case is the latest in a string of ethics violations that have been revealed after a massive outrage took place due to the poor quality of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity which released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on November 11, 2014.

Below, the criticisms of Total Biscuit who was named Trending Gamer at The Video Game Awards in 2014:

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Dead Kings DLC Gameplay Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Free for the fact that Ubisoft failed at Quality Assurance on AC: Unity. The second DLC will be larger and is not free.

Dead Kings DLC Gameplay Launch Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

Assassin’s Creed Unity (No, It’s Not Recalled From Shelves Yet) – Dead Kings Cinematic Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Dead Kings Cinematic Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft (No, they’re not banned from Games Industry Yet)
Developer(s): Ubisoft
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

Far Cry 4 – Postmortem Review

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Far Cry 4 is the fourth numbered installment to the popular FPS series developed by Ubisoft for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Players are put into the shoes of AJay Ghale a man tasked to returning his mother ashes to his homeland Kyrat. When he arrives back home he is thrown back into the middle of a civil war between the Royal Regin lead by Pagan Min and the Golden Path a rebel military group that was founded by his deceased parents. Ajay ( or the player) must decide to become in a soldier in Min’s Army or a continue his parents legacy by fighting with the Golden Path. There is a lot that goes on during the story and players will encounter many characters across the games’ story mode and in the tough mountain region of Kyrat anything goes.

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The controls is similar to what Far Cry veterans expect but really any FPS fan will feel right at home with the layout. The Shoulder Button’s handle the gun play while the face buttons handle covering, healing and re-loading, aim with the left stick and movement with the right. Far Cry 4 players on the PS4 can bring up the weapons wheel using the touch-pad as well as invite players to play co-op to players with or without the game on their friend list by using the controller pad after issuing them a ticket to Kyrat from the menu screen. The combat of FC4 is something to behold as you can use brute force or stealth to take out your enemies as well as use the wildlife to divert or devour them as well. The animals of Kyrat won’t always be on your side and if they feel threatened they can and will take you down if you don’t flee or subdue them. Weapons handle like a dream, and switching between different forms of projectiles may be daunting at first but once players get the rhythm down they will become a force to reckoned with. Min’s forces have hijacked the airwaves spreading propaganda throughout Kyrat and have forced people out of their villages to weed out members of the Golden Path. Ajay is tasked by the rebels to take back these areas to return the them to the people of Kyrat and drive back the Min’s forces to their fortresses. The Fortresses can be liberated as well but will take planning, patience and endurance as they are heavily fortified and will require guns for hire or co-op support to take them down earlier. When the play decides to take down a radio tower, base, a or a fortress these challenges are just as fun if not more than the campaign missions and they will help the player in gaining XP, money, weapons and other essential items.

 

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Far Cry 4 has a new dual progression system called “The Tiger and The Elephant”. Players can upgrade their offensive abilities on the tiger side and upgrade their health as well as other regenerative abilities on the elephant side by using XP gain while completing missions and task. AJay will have many different activities that he can participate in such as animal and treasure hunting, the battle arena, side missions and more. The more of these activities that you do and complete the more gear, money and xp you can acquire and use throughout your stay in Kyrat. This is also many ways to get around in Kyrat and given the vast and very intricate landscape you will need to use every Truck, ATV, Boat, Land craft and short range helicopter at your disposal. There are also hang gliders scattered throughout the map and players can also purchase a wing-suit for 25 thousand Kyrat dollars if they want to clear vast distances quickly. The only thing that slows down this fantastic game is the traversal system, while it is fun to roam around the land of Kyrat it also a drag due to how large the map is and every player should take down as many outpost as they can so that they may able to fast travel in between locations to speed up their commute to their target destination.

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Far Cry 4’s online sheds a little bit of light on the conflict in Kyrat between the Min’s forces and the Golden Path and then pits players against each other in modes Outpost, Propaganda, Demon Mask all in which two teams are pitted against each other to complete a series of task while taking out the enemy in their way then the second round of the match each squad will switch and they will play as the opposing faction. This brings a freshness to the multi-player suite that isn’t really seen in too many titles and both factions are fully fleshed out with their own load-outs, abilities and upgrades. There is also the Arena mode which you can fight against or with another player to survive wave upon wave of enemies for money and XP or go in alone to gain all the spoils of your battles. Far Cry 4 also contains a robust map editor for players to create their own multi-player maps to play through with their friends as well as the entire Far Cry community.

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Far Cry 4 brings back everything that fans of the franchise know and love, improves it and then takes things to a whole new ambitious level. The beautiful yet dangerous land of Kyrat coupled with some of the most deadliest enemies every to be in a video game, crazy gunplay, and high speed treks through sea, land, and air FC4 Is not a game to be missed nor ignored. The games campaign players see the events unfold around them just as AJay does, every surprise, revelation, close call and triumph can be experienced alone or with a friend. The Online keeps in pace with the single player campaign and can even help you out with it in some ways, is not to be skipped either and will keep players and their friends locked in for hours. Far Cry 4 is not only one the best FPS shooters of the year its should be considered one of the best game of this year and this new generation of gaming.

Final Verdict

Far Cry 4 brings an incredible campaign and co-op experience that gamers have never experienced before, while the multi-player breaths new life into the online competitive multi-player space.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 10 / 10

RGN Rating : Platinum Game

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Available On: PS4 | PS3 | 360 | XO | PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

New Games Tuesday: What To Buy, What Not To Buy

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Now that all the madness has settled from the quality video game sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We can get back to reality and the lack of games set to release over the next couple of months. So, let’s get started with the month of December and our first ever edition of New Games Tuesday.

There are a couple of games set to release today and those are Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series, as well as The Crew from Ubisoft. Before you take off racing to the stores to buy the crew, let us tell you why you shouldn’t waste your $60 or the gas money to go anywhere. And why you should perhaps just spend the $5 to download Game of Thrones.

The Crew Never Drive Alone

 

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The Crew is a new open world MMO racing title from Ubisoft releasing today. And yet again, much like what Ubisoft did with Assassin’s Creed Unity, they are not allowing game press outlets to release any sort of review on the game. Here’s a quote from Ubisoft’s blog as to why they didn’t do early review releases, “The Crew was built from the beginning to be a living playground full of driving fans, so it’s only possible to assess our game in its entirety with other real players in the world. And by other, we mean thousands and thousands and thousands of players – something that can’t be simulated with a handful of devs playing alongside the press. For this very reason, The Crew will be available to media to begin their reviews when the game launches on December 2. There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale.”

 

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Are you kidding me with these bogus excuses? Does this surprise you? For me personally, I’m not shocked. After Assassin’s Creed Unity took a leap of faith with gamers and completely missed the wagon of straw, it shouldn’t surprise you either. They are hiding behind a poorly made title yet again and hoping that gamers will just support a new IP. Oh it’s an open world game it takes time to fully give a quality review, blah, blah, blah. Give me a break already. They didn’t want early reviews for AC Unity to drop because it was crap, so what makes you think The Crew will be any different?

In this giant open world racer which requires an online connection to play. The Crew supposedly allows players to drive cross country in approximately an hour with minimal load screens taking up your time. To top of this hideous open world racing game, there’s an 8 person multiplayer, and a roughly 20 hour long campaign. Sound like something you’re interested in? I thought so too until I played the beta for the game and decided it was a waste of time.

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The controls are shotty, the graphics look like something a kindergartener drew up during arts and crafts time, and the car selection is quite limited. As I spent a couple hours driving around looking for a reason to like this game, I just couldn’t. The drifting in this game is awful, I get that it’s more of an arcade racer rather than a racing sim like Forza Horizon 2, but come on. I drove the Camaro and Mustang both, let me just say trying to drift in anything was like trying to turn a wide load semi at 100mph. It just wasn’t happening.

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Now let’s change the subject to something that is worth your time and that’s the Game of Thrones Episode One: Iron From Ice. I just received my review code for the game today, which releases tomorrow on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS4 SCEE, while the PC/Mac and PS4 SCEA versions all released today. I have yet to play it but, I can already tell you that it’s well worth the $4.99 to get the first episode. Why is that you ask? Well number 1, it’s made by Telltale and with their previous history of games such as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and most recently Tales From The Borderlands (which you can see our very own review for by clicking here) making it hard to discard this game.

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Not to mention it follows one of the hottest shows on HBO in the Game of Thrones. The setting for this series takes place during The War of the Five Kings and tells the story of House Forrester. This episode is going to take you roughly 2 hours to complete and is recommended to be done all in one sitting if possible. While, no prior knowledge of Game of Thrones is needed, it’s definitely good to have some if possible so you are familiar with the characters and prior storyline.

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It’s very easy to assume that this game is going to be quite satisfying and will look beautiful. I am looking forward to spending my time with this game, rather than wasting it on The Crew. Be sure that you’re making the right decision on this fine Tuesday and buying the best game!

 

The Crew – Victim Of Multiple Delays, Is It Still Worthwhile?

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Never Drive Alone because the experience’s standalone campaign is broken without multiplayer? More Info Coming Soon.

Star Spangled Banner Trailer of The Crew.

Genre(s): Racing
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ivory Tower, Ubisoft Reflections
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

Watch ALL of Far Cry 4 in Complete Gameplay Series HERE [HD 1080P]

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Complete Walkthrough of Far Cry 4 on the PlayStation 4.

Genre(s): First-person shooter, action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date (NA): November 18th, 2014