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Far Cry 2: Epic chain reaction of explosive doom

It's a swiftly learned male understanding that setting fire to things and blowing the hell out of them is one of the most enthralling pastimes on God's green earth. And now, thanks to FC2's groundbreaking fire physics, we have a place to fully explore our genetically-inherited passion completely safe from lost arms and melted fingernails. Ubisoft, our mothers thank you.

The form of our exploration? Inspired by the many Rube Goldberg machines of Garry's Mod, we hit the level editor with the sole intention of creating the most contrived explosion that system memory would allow. And after many hours spent wrestling with insanely precise physics and chaos theory, we had our boom. Above, friends, is the video of that boom. How many molotovs does it take to level a city block? Just four if you plan it right.

**Note: The video is running at double speed, because grass burns slowly**

Built something similar yourself? Inspired to? Let us know about it in the comments.




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18 comments

  • woot117 - April 5, 2009 7:10 p.m.

    these physics are incredible
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - February 12, 2009 5:58 p.m.

    DOITAGAIN! DOITAGAIN! DOITAGAIN! lol great vid.
  • alway - February 11, 2009 2:17 p.m.

    While it is a cool chain, the explosions themselves are less than epic... If you want to see a really epic explosion, you need a gaming PC. I'm talking around 500-1000 total barrels, propane tanks and cars. Now THAT is an epic explosion.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - February 10, 2009 11:23 p.m.

    Devinejoh: Yep, we did this on a PS3, and the 360 version has exactly the same tools.
  • Jordo141 - February 10, 2009 6:03 p.m.

    Wow, I'm trying this
  • woot117 - April 5, 2009 7:09 p.m.

    EPIC!!!!!! love this game
  • Bassist94 - February 14, 2009 10:42 p.m.

    publish it. thats all.
  • zlatanstankovic - February 12, 2009 12:10 p.m.

    why can't I freaking see any of these videos???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • King Rupert6 - February 12, 2009 1:34 a.m.

    awesomeness... too bad far cry 2's multiplayer is less than expected, it almost got boring in less than a month.
  • Zslasher44 - February 11, 2009 10:28 p.m.

    That was crazy awesome...truly a work of art
  • alway - February 11, 2009 3:02 p.m.

    Heres one I threw together in a few minutes... http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/alway1324/?action=view&current=FC2Editor2009-02-1109-25-33-53.flv
  • Amatarasu - February 11, 2009 1:58 a.m.

    haha,i don't have the patince or skill to line up 3 fusion coils in halo,hell no way could i do this,i'll just sick to frag mine dominoes in fallout,thank you
  • Tasty_Pasta - February 11, 2009 1:51 a.m.

    I like this one the best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OxFqXkYoUg&NR=1
  • devinejoh - February 10, 2009 10:35 p.m.

    can you pull this stuff in the 360?
  • AfricanWoolf - February 10, 2009 6:53 p.m.

    could you put this map up for download somewhere? would love to actually do this...he he he *rubbing hands together in a totally NOT creepy way*
  • noobeater - February 10, 2009 6:51 p.m.

    lol how cool is that! i wanna do it now. I just dont have the patience. well done how ever long you took to do that it was worth it =D
  • Dr.Salvador - February 10, 2009 6:24 p.m.

    lol me too
  • GR_DavidHoughton - February 10, 2009 6:22 p.m.

    Do it Jordo. The accuracy of the physics is screamimgly frustrating at times, but when the plan comes together, it's all worth it.

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