Story Details Leaked for Far Cry 4

May 20, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Far Cry 4 won’t be out until November, but we already know more about the story than we expected to–and more than we’re supposed to, for that matter. A preorder page appeared on Uplay earlier today, and it included a short blurb about the story. The page has since been taken down, but you can check out the cached version here.

“Far Cry® 4 delivers an unparalleled next-gen experience in an entirely new and massive open world.

“Hidden in the majestic Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min.

“Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat.”

The cover art for Far Cry 4 stirred up a good deal of controversy when it was revealed, but our bet is that the guy in pink is Pagan Min. Thanks to a post by the game’s Creative Director, we can say for sure he’s not the protagonist.

One concern that’s kept the controversy alive is that even if the guy on the cover is a villain, maybe his reign of oppression can only be stopped by a white hero. Well, since the protagonist’s name is Ajay Ghale, our guess is that he’s Indian.

Regardless of who these people are, it sounds as though they’ll have an interesting story. What do you think?

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Story for CoD: Advanced Warfare Took 2+ Years to Write

May 17, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is still making waves. Between the initial trailer and screenshots that showed a different setting than what the series is used to, and the statement that Sledgehammer Games approached it as if it were a new IP, many people think it has the potential to break away from the standard Call of Duty fare and really shine as something different.

The story has also caught some fans’ attention. Call of Duty is more known for its multiplayer than its single player campaigns, but could Advanced Warfare be the one to change that?

Creative Director Glen Schofield says it took them more than two and a half years just to write the story. That’s definitely longer than the stories for the previous games, as they only had 2-year development periods. Meanwhile, studio co-founder Michael Condrey said in an interview with GameInformer that he hopes the story will be as impactful as the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones. Yikes.

What do you think? Is Advanced Warfare going to stun us with its epic story? Or is there more hype than substance at work?

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CoD: Advanced Warfare Images and Plot Details

May 5, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Whether or not you like the Call of Duty series, you can’t deny that the recent announcement of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has stirred people up. Some people love it, some hate, some say it looks like every Call of Duty game ever, some say it looks new and innovative for the series, some accuse it of ripping off other franchises… It’s gotten people’s attentions.

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As the name suggests, Advanced Warfare has a more futuristic plot than previous games in the series, as its set in 2054. The official description of the plot, as released by Activision, says:

“Set in the year 2054, a private military corporation (PMC) has emerged with the power to rescue humanity from a devastated world struggling to rebuild after a global attack on its military and infrastructure. You are the advanced soldier. Empowered with new, cutting-edge exoskeleton abilities, technological advancements and high-tech gear, players join the ranks of a highly-trained, specialized unit committed to restoring order in a state of advanced warfare.”

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Your character works for Atlas, the private military corporation in question. Check out these new images of the game, and let us know your opinion on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Just remember that we’re all friends here, whether you like the game or not.

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Possible New Halo 5 Story Details

April 21, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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At this point, fans of the Halo series are probably dying for any rumors about Halo 5, which may or may not be the Halo game coming to the Xbox One sometime this year. The latest theories come to us from the Halo comics.

There is a twelve-part comic series called Halo: Escalation, set after the events of Halo 4. It deals with the UNSC Infinity, and begins with a mission to escort the Arbiter to a meeting with the Jiralhanae (the Covenant species nicknamed “Brutes”). Issue 8 was just released, and according to its description, the Master Chief enters the story with this issue:

“The Master Chief returns in “The Next 72 Hours: Part 1”! After defeating the Didact, John-117 joined the crew of Infinity . . . but why did he leave? The mystery begins here. Halo® lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) reveals the secret events that immediately follow the end of Halo 4.”

This doesn’t provide us with very much to go on, but it sounds as though the Master Chief may have a secret mission. And if there are “secret events” the series protagonist is involved in immediately after the end of Halo 4, it sounds like something that will be important to the next game.

Additionally, some rumors claim the Didact is still alive–and this could tie in with the secret mission–although for fans who haven’t read the novels, this is complicated by the fact that there is more than one of him.

Whatever the case may be, we hope we hear more definitive things about Halo 5 soon. Microsoft claims to have big plans for E3, and this should be a part of them.

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