The best Far Cry game yet—but it’s not without flaws
There we were, driving down a bumpy, pothole-ridden dirt road, when the onscreen indicator for enemies suddenly lit up like the muzzle flashes from the car we had just driven past. Several of the other car’s passengers fired some rounds into our beater car’s engine block, forcing us to bail out while the aggressors flipped a U-turn to come back and finish the job.
Note: This review was taken from the March issue of the magazine.
AMD's series of Never Settle bundles are proving popular among gamers in need of a GPU upgrade, and to keep the good times rolling, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is now part of the Reloaded package. It's actually the only title in the Never Settle Reloaded bundle that's offered across the board among the Sunnyvale chip designer's lineup of Radeon HD 7000 Series graphics cards.
Now all Vector SSDs are eligible for OCZ's free game offer.
It has come to our attention that OCZ Technology is no longer limiting its free Far Cry 3 promotion to just the 256GB and 512GB solid state drive (SSD) models. Those who purchase the 128GB version are now eligible as well, so no matter which capacity Vector drive you buy, you'll receive an activation code and URL to download the full version of Ubisoft's entertaining first person shooter (FPS).
The latest graphics card driver from AMD offers double digit performance gains in some instances.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) no longer offers monthly Catalyst driver updates like it used to, instead choosing to dish out new drivers when it makes sense to do so. Now is apparently one of those times. AMD Catalyst 13.3 enters its third beta as it nears release, and if you're itching to upgrade your software, the latest beta build will reward you with performance gains and fixes in a handful of titles.
New and existing OCZ Vector SSD (256GB and 512GB) owners are eligible receive Far Cry 3 for free.
Boy oh boy, with the free promotions out there adding up, it's starting to look like if you paid for Far Cry 3, you're doing it wrong. Far Cry 3 was featured in AMD's "Never Settle" game bundles, Samsung was giving it away with the purchase of its 840 Series solid state drives (SSDs) during Cyber Monday, and now OCZ is working the free Far Cry 3 promotion with the purchase of select Vector SSDs.
Nvidia's latest drivers boost performance by up to 65 percent, the GPU maker claims.
Today's a monumental day for gamers, You have the release of Nvidia's GeForce Titan graphics card, Crysis 3 is finally here, and related to them both, Nvidia has made available new WHQL drivers optimized for the aforementioned game, along with Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed 3, and other popular titles. If you're planning to pick up Crysis 3, Nvidia says its new GeForce 314.07 drivers will improve single-GPU and multi-GPU performance by up to 4.7 percent and 65 percent, respectively.
The critically-acclaimed shooter Far Cry 3 just released for the PC today and also happens to be our featured daily deal. While the game is running for its normal $50 price, if you buy it from Dell, you get a free $20 eGift Card. For more information on Ubisoft's hit, make sure to read PC Gamer's review of the game.
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The wait is over, Far Cry 3 is here and available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and of course our favorite gaming platform, the PC. To kick things off on a high note, both AMD and Nvidia have released new GPU drivers -- AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta and Nvidia GeForce 310.70 -- that promise to deliver big performance gains in Far Cry 3 (by as much as 38 percent in some cases), as well as a few other titles.
And by special, we mean magical jelly beans! That's what those are, right? Certainly not small objects of a more hallucinogenic and sinister nature. Goodness, no. Why, next thing you know, they'll be putting knives and guns and knifeguns in these things. But that'd just be-- oh. Oh gracious. Did he just stab that man in the... What about his family? Who will make payments on their home? ...Which just exploded. But look, hang-gliding! Isn't that nice? So, to conclude, Far Cry 3 is about jelly beans and hang-gliding and paying off loans on time with no complications. Yep. That's it. Check out the full trailer after the break. Click gently, though. The trailer's a docile creature. Don't want to frighten it.
Exciting news! Two of Ubisoft's biggest games are, in fact, launching eventually. It wasn't all some cruel, multi-million dollar practical joke after all. More specifically, Far Cry 3's going mad for madness on September 4, and Assassin's Creed 3: Goodbye, Obnoxious Subtitles is taking a stab at renewed greatness on October 30. Which would be cause for cake and pinatas shaped like Desmond's dumb face, except that Ubisoft doesn't exactly have the best history with PC and on-time release dates. Somewhat encouragingly, Assassin's Creed: Revelations only slipped one month instead of the usual three, but we're not getting our hopes up. It's not all bad, though. For instance, there's a snazzy new Far Cry 3 CGI trailer after the break, and we've done a really good job of not making fun of it for starring Nathan Drake from Uncharted yet. Wait.