Report: Ubisoft Inquiring About A Future Far Cry Game

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Report: Ubisoft Inquiring About A Future Far Cry Game

The Far Cry series traditionally changes locations from one game to the next, so it's not surprising that Ubisoft has reportedly sent out a questionnaire putting forth various ideas for a future game in the series.

Eurogamer says that some of its readers have received a poll asking about locations/themes across a wide spectrum: Zombies, Alaska, Vietnam, Vampires, cocaine trafficking in Peru, a spaghetti western, Jurassic Park-like dinosaurs, other planets, and a Mad Max-style post-apocalypse.

Also mentioned was a continuation of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (although producer Alex Hutchinson said a direct sequel was not likely), as well as adventures in Far Cry 4's mythical Shangri-La.

Reader Discussion: Have You Ever Had A Hard Time Letting Go Of A Game?

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Reader Discussion: Have You Ever Had A Hard Time Letting Go Of A Game?

As I look at my gaming habits over the past few years, I’ve become a “love ‘em and leave ‘em” gamer. I play for about as long as I’m having fun (or sometimes just a hair more if the end is in sight) and then I move to the next.

Every once in a while, a game sinks its claws into me and won’t let go. These are often titles that don’t have a formal end.

Animal Crossing has on more than one occasion hooked me for extended periods. Chromehounds and I had an exclusive relationship for months. Most recently, Destiny grabbed on tight and still hasn’t let go (as my weekend in the Crucible as part of exotic bounties proved).

Reminder: This Is Your Last Chance For December PlayStation Plus Games

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Amidst the holiday cheer and New Year’s Eve carousing, you may have forgotten something very important. Make a resolution to go get your December PlayStation Plus games before they’re gone.

December’s offerings include Injustice: Gods Among Us on PlayStation 4, Hitman HD Trilogy on PlayStation 3, and Titan Attacks on Vita. For the full list, head over to our previous coverage.

January is headlined by Infamous: Last Light on PS4 and Prototype 2 on PS3. You can check out the entire rundown for more information.

New Releases This Week: January 4 Through January 10

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Happy new year! If you’re anything like me, you’re still reeling from the fall rush. This week, your wallets and backlogs are far safer than they have been.

This year starts slow, as everyone is still catching their breath. Here’s what you can look forward to this week:

Wikipad Shows Off Gamevice iPad Controller

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As more console-quality titles make their way to tablets, controllers for mobile devices become more appealing. The latest comes from Wikipad, which has opted for a wraparound design to simulate the feel of a handheld console.

The Gamevice supports iPad Air (1 and 2) and iPad Mini (1, 2, and 3), with a button layout that mimics the Xbox One controller. Wikipad says that the device will support hundreds of titles, including BioShock, The Walking Dead, Bastion, Limbo, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The device will retail for $99 and is scheduled to be available in early March. Android and Windows versions are in development.

Sony Launches PlayStation Now Subscription Program On January 13

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Sony Launches PlayStation Now Subscription Program On January 13

Sony has announced plans to offer a subscription-based approach to the PlayStation Now streaming service. The option to pay a flat rate for game rentals delivered over PlayStation Network will begin later this month.

Beginning on January 13, two plans will be offered. Monthly access will cost $19.99, with a three-month plan offered for a $44.99 (working out to about $15 per month).

Sony will offer a week-long trial once the program launches, with a limited time contest offering a chance at a year of access to the service. In order to enter, PlayStation 4 owners will need to download the free PlayStation Now theme.

PlayStation Now entered beta in mid-2014 with a full launch later in the year. Pricing has been a subject of discussion, as rental prices in some instances exceeded retail and, at times, digital purchase prices via the PlayStation Store.

Sony says that over 100 games are available via the service, including selections from EA, Deep Silver, Warner Bros., 2K Games, and more. PlayStation Now is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation TV. Sony has also integrated the program in its smart televisions, with select Samsung sets to offer it this year. The subscription is only being offered on PlayStation 4 at launch.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Reader Discussion: Which Modern Developers Should Tackle Classic Franchises?

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Reader Discussion: Which Modern Developers Should Tackle Classic Franchises?

Devolver Digital is attempting to make a Seaman game, and The Odd Gentlemen are working on a new King's Quest. What other modern developers would you like to see tackling classic franchises?

Maybe Rocksteady (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City) should take on a Metroid game. Maybe DrinkBox Studios (Guacamelee) should make a new Mega Man game. New developers taking on classic franchises is nothing new, but there are some combinations that would be better than others.

Do you have any good ideas? How about Humble Hearts (Dust: An Elysian Tail) making a new 2D Castlevania game?

Hotline Miami And Talos Principle Publisher Devolver Digital Pursuing Seaman License

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Devolver Digital, publisher of games like Hotline Miami, The Talos Principle, and others, is making an effort to acquire the Seaman license from Sega.

Whether or not Devolver Digital can actually get it remains to be seen, but the company's CFO, Fork Parker, has taken to twitter to try and court Sega into getting the license.

Hey @SEGA please let us nerds at @DevolverDigital have the license to create a new Seaman game. Pretty please. pic.twitter.com/pSw3JFfJtr

Teens Learn The Danger Of Hubris With Mario Kart 64

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The latest video from Fine Brothers Entertainment's React series places teens behind the wheel of the 1997 Nintendo 64 racing classic.

All are familiar with the series, through only one appears to have played the game much, but you will have to watch the video to see if their experience serves them well.

Compared to other video game reaction videos, these teens don't seem too confused or put off by Mario Kart 64's aged visuals. This is certainly helped by the game's mechanics, which remain fun and solid all these years later. You can check out the video below.

PSA: Grab Volgarr, Oddworld, Shadow Warrior, And Shantae With The Games Done Quick Humble Bundle

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The Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 charity marathon is going strong, and another way to help support it (and get some cheap games) is with Humble Bundle.

You can name and price to grab Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, and Volga the Viking, but there are additional options for paying more money. If you pay at least $6 you also get Shanata: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut, SpeedRunners (Early Access) and YouTuber Packs 1 & 2 DLC, anfd a 30-day subscription to Twitch Turbo. At $10 you can add Escape Goat 2, 3-month subscription to XSplit Premium streaming services. Finally, if you bump it up to $30, you also get the Humble AGDQ '15 Merch Pack with t-shirts, buttons, and more.

You can head here to grab the games, and here to learn more about the Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 charity marathon. So far the bundle has raised nearly $40,000.