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May 18, 2010


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Man. Congrats on the weight loss. Honestly, I'd have imagined that was harder than leaving Ubisoft!

Been playing Far Cry 2 again. It's amazing how much my mood affects my play there; last night I was the predator in the bushes, not being spotted until I moved to attack, barely being hit.

This morning I fell down a cliff. Thank goodness I had a buddy on Rescue Ready.

Bit of a difference there.

Goddamn those respawns!

Anyway, it's great to know you are planning to continue making games.
I am still waiting for some Deus Ex like from you, you know.

Hi Clint.

I interviewed you a few months back for games™ magazine, and I've been hunting around for a way to make contact since your departure from Ubisoft. The fact that this is the best I've come up with probably isn't the best advert for my powers of persuasion, but I have a proposition for you – the good kind.

It is our 100th issue in a few months, and I was hoping you'd consider writing a column for us about the last ten years in game design, and what the next ten might hold. Splinter Cell was on the cover of our first issue, and it would bring things full circle to have a record of your thoughts in our 100th.

Sorry to add to what most be a growing mountain of demands on your time, but if you're interested at all, or have any questions, please get in touch via e-mail or Facebook.

All the best, Clint, and good luck for the future. You're an inspiration.


Matthew Handrahan
Features Editor

I'm not a kiddie but I still hate your guts for the respawning check points.

Mr Hocking can you write an article about why Far Cry 2 was such a mess? Im sure you know the problems:
constant respawn,weak gunplay,2d characters,stupid story,malaria,constantly breaking weapons,everyone wants to kill you......You built a great graphics engine for the game but everything else was...Why?

Wow, In a way i'm happy, and in more ways i'm sad. You've removed one of the only people in Ubisoft that made it good, now that your gone, whats left besides the gems in the coal, those few games out of hundreds, what do we have to look forward to? Bleak Video gaming, and the death of a giant. Your name Shall ring on in the black text of credits and the songs of the Gamers from around the world. Good luck, and may your choice be a wise one. But in the end, think if those habits were worth it? There's no such thing as luck. Theres only un-found skill, waiting the be unearthed, but piled upon by modesty and guilt. I hope you've made the right choice, as one like this makes or breaks a life. There have been to many artists that have fallen to modesty, and become part of the blithering sadness as todays modern art, but those such as yourself, stand out. I Wish you good luck in your future en devours. Your fan, Ben Otter

far cry 2 is a truly great game. With a little more work and time(I won't list what I thought was wrong)it could have been one of the best games ever. Wish you could have gone on to do far cry 3 Clint.

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