Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2
October 21, 2008
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Attachment In King Nnyere's office in his Fort in Lebao-Sako, there is a side table with assorted bottles of liquor, including a unique bottle that can only be found in the Fort. It is a bottle of Extra Special, 43% volume Old French Whisky bottled in Quebec and aged for 30 years, and its label features the face of its brand name "Thomas Gillet: Polack Connection". Gillet was a texture artist at Ubisoft Quebec at the time, but he is not known to have worked on Far Cry 2. The bottle of French whiskey being produced in Quebec is a nod to Ubisoft Quebec, while the name "Polack Connection" seems to both be a nod to the 1971 film "The French Connection" and possibly Gillet's heritage. It's unknown if or how the remaining bottling details relate to Gillet.
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Gameplay (there is no close zoom-in on the bottle in this footage so the texture is blurry, but "Polack Connection" can be made out on it, and it's the closest look at the bottle on video available at the moment):

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Thomas Gillet ArtStation account with Ubisoft credits:
As part of the marketing for the game, a fictional blog called "War Unlimited: My Journey Through a Warzone" was created at http://reubenblog.typepad.com/ by a man named Reuben Oluwagembi. Reuben is actually a fictional journalist whom the players meets early in the game who is in Africa to cover the civil war. The blog served to provide background information on the game as well as flesh out some of the characters. Reuben is notable for his set of interview tapes with the Jackal - an infamous gun runner who is providing the arms to fuel the conflict and the game's primary antagonist. The 'Jackal tapes' are a collectible item in "Far Cry 2" that enhance the game's story and give background information on the Jackal himself. The complete set of Jackal tapes are all available on the site.
Attachment The final area of the game takes place in a small region of the map named "Heart Of Darkness". This is a clear reference to the novel of the same name by Joseph Conrad, published in 1899 and set in Africa. Heart of Darkness explored the racism and cruelty of 19th century European colonialism in Africa and shares many similar themes with the game.
On the Xbox 360 version of the game, one of the achievements is titled 'Dawa ya moto ni moto.' This is a Swahili proverb meaning 'the remedy for fire is fire' and expresses the idea that tough situations require bold decisions and leadership. A similar expression in English is that you 'must fight fire with fire.' It is unlocked for reigniting an armed conflict between the game's two competing factions.

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