We’re almost done with July. To some, that’s a sad statement. Soon it will be time to put away the shorts, stow the beach gear, and give up on fruity drinks. The children will go back to school while the adults merely tick off one more summer gone by.
But lament the onslaught of fall all you want: If you play games, you know the fair season is by far the best time of the year—new release after new release, and enough news to drown in. Oh, I can’t wait.
Until then we have light-hearted summer news to deal with: Ubisoft wants you to play Far Cry 4 on Mount Everest, and The Last of Us is now a stage musical. But there are also more substantial tidbits worked into this installment of Missing Pieces—your weekly wrap-up of must-know gaming news.
Summit Everest and Digital Everest
Tired of playing video games from the comfort of your desk like some sort of plebe? At San Diego Comic-Con this week, Ubisoft announced that one person will win the chance to play Far Cry 4 while hiking Mount Everest, using an unspecified piece of portable gaming hardware “built to withstand the harsh conditions in the Himalayas.”
Apparently this is supposed to be “an exciting opportunity” and not “some sort of punishment for an unspecified crime you didn’t know you committed.” If you’re part of the “excited” group, you can sign up by visiting this website. More details in the video below: