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Modern Warfare 2 sells 1.23m copies day one in the UK [Update]

Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Modern Warfare has sold 1.23 million copies in the UK, day one, according to GfK-ChartTrack.

The number is double that of GTA IV’s day one sales of 631,000, making MW2 the fastest-selling game in UK history with 1,230,588 copies sold.

Broken down, it means that the game is in approximately one of every 24 UK homes.

That’s a lot, there.

More through MCV.

Update: Full ELSPA/GfK PR passed the break.

London, United Kingdom 11 November 2009/ – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 did not fail to live up to the expectations as one of the most eagerly anticipated videogames releases of all time. Initial first day UK sales – November 10 – reveal that Modern Warfare 2 sold an estimated 1.23 million units, grossing around £47 million.

According to figures just released by ELSPA/GfK-ChartTrack, this almost doubles the previous record held by Grand Theft Auto IV which sold an estimated 631,000 units, grossing £27.2 million on its first day of release (April 29, 2008).

Michael Rawlinson, Director General, Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), said, “These first day sales figures are astonishing and clear evidence that videogames are now mainstream in the UK. Our form of interactive entertainment has completely come of age. Just like some movies and books, this is specifically intended for an adult audience and accordingly has emotional, adult content.

“So, as an 18-rated videogame, it is important that this game is not played by children, and parents should be appropriately vigilant. We ask everyone to make sure they check the packaging of games to ensure they are suitable for their players, especially as we enter the festive season when videogames are one of the most popular gifts of the holiday.”

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54 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Thsis only te begining

    ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Wow.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. ecu

    Holy christ. How did this game get so big?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Detale

    Indeed. That’s quite an achievement.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    So hey guys, that petition went well, didn’t it?

    *laughs his ass off*

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Jesus. That’s batshit mental. I knew it would beat GTAIV, but not by that much.

    I wonder how many after day 2 when Sainsburys et all got a bunch more stock.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    your laughing just wait after the hype we will see who’s laughing after

    my words are solid

    I am not moved by hype I look long term and the after math

    #7 5 years ago
  8. blackdreamhunk

    here I have just one more thing to say

    here is a great video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2NkIfUgjkc&feature=player_embedded

    off the backs of pc gamers

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “I am not moved by hype I look long term and the after math”

    You mean, when it becomes one of the biggest selling games of all time within the year? Yeah, I’m looking forward to that as well!

    Ahahahaha!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    That’s fucking crazy. My hat is off, IW. Amazing scenes.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    I mean… just in the UK. Holy fuck, a lot of devs would sell their souls do do day one numbers like that worldwide.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Pysk

    I’m really interested in the long term sales for MW2, perhaps it’s “just” a sales-explosion at the start and then sales decrease pretty fast…

    But who knows, it’s f*cking MW2?!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. blackdreamhunk

    Psychotex sell their “souls”

    one more thing it still not bigger than blizzard.

    we will see what hapens after with the after math.

    I am sure news gets around goverments will ban this game.

    I am going to have a hey day

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Broncanus

    What incredible numbers… well done to IW and well done Activision! Great job.

    On another note, call me cynical… but I wonder if such massive numbers indicate that all those people moaning and complaining still went out an bought a copy :)

    Blackdreamhunk, you tremedous tosser, what say you? Are you enjoying the game?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. blackdreamhunk

    please I am way too smart to buy junk, console junk that is

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Detale

    So you’ll buy PC junk then?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    That is incredible.

    Wow.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    Only BDH could notice that it’s the fast selling game OFF ALL TIME and consider it “junk”.

    *laughs*

    #18 5 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2NkIfUgjkc&feature=player_embedded

    off the backs of pc gamers

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gheritt White

    What is that video meant to prove, BDH?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. blackdreamhunk

    your smart why don’t you think about, if your smart you will figure it out

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Kalain

    Those are very impressive numbers. Day one sales are nice, but what will the actual figures be after 6 months?

    This is why, to me anyway, console game sales are all about a single day rather than the lifetime of a game. Sure, it looks nice on paper and the accountants will go crazy, but the game will stop selling massive numbers after a very short time.

    Thats just my view on it anyway, impressive numbers none-theless.

    Also, wasn’t GTA IV on Xbox first?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gheritt White

    BDH – you don’t even know, do you?

    Talk about hot air – you’re full of it! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    @Kalain: COD4 had some pretty serious legs. It did 3-4 million in the first month and over the course of the next year and a half sold another 10 million.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. blackdreamhunk

    Psychotex sell their “souls”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jEf7INTzy4

    #25 5 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

    “Only BDH could notice that it’s the fast selling game OFF ALL TIME and consider it “junk”.

    *laughs*”

    Because popularity makes something objectively good, right?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. blackdreamhunk

    junk

    I could show you things that would you would freak out about.

    I would have you questioning your self

    #27 5 years ago
  28. The Hindle

    Exactly how the hell did it get this big.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “Because popularity makes something objectively good, right?”

    Not always no. But Modern Warfare can’t exactly be defined as a shit game by *any* stretch of the margin, whether you like the franchise or not.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. freedoms_stain

    If you’re an SP gamer you might consider 5-6 hours of gameplay for that RRP pretty shitty.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    If you bought Modern Warfare solely for it’s single player, you’re an idiot.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. freedoms_stain

    The point is different strokes Michael.

    Concede.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    I never said it wasn’t the case.

    But something not being to your tastes or preference doesn’t automatically make something shit.

    it’s called keeping an open mind.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. freedoms_stain

    Well yes, me not liking something generally does make it shit. Might not be to you.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. reask

    Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca said:

    If you bought Modern Warfare solely for it’s single player, you’re an idiot.

    So basically if you don’t care too much about playing on line with a bunch of 14 year olds tough luck then.

    A bit unfair really but then I suppose that’s the way it is.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    I bought CoD for its single player (and co-op)… but then at £25 I don’t care if it’s only 6 hours (+ whatever)

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Gekidami

    Its worth pointing out that you can also solo Spec-Ops, your not forced to do it coop.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. theevilaires

    lol you bought MW2 also psychotext? WOW I know you suck at MP games but MW2 is so tuned for casuals you might even beat G1GA on your first play.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Johnny Cullen

    Yeah, but its slightly harder. I have tried to do Spec Ops on the easier difficulty level, but bar the first one, I can’t pass them.

    I am fail. :’(

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “So basically if you don’t care too much about playing on line with a bunch of 14 year olds tough luck then.”

    That’s why we have these things called “friends”…

    #40 5 years ago
  41. M2Kx

    wow, great surprise…

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    I still wont be playing MP TEA. I had my fill of that with Team Fortress and Quake when I was younger… and now I have neither the time nor the inclination for it.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. reask

    Well Ashelia your friends are not always on at the same time as you or playing the same game.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. theevilaires

    yea I’m gonna tell my friends to stop playing ratchet,GOW3,GT5,MAG,WipeOut,Warhawk,or Demon Souls because I want to play MW2 team matches as a clan at 11:05pm

    Oh O’Conor, silly rabbit tricks are for kids :P

    #44 5 years ago
  45. abbe

    “Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca said:
    November 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    If you bought Modern Warfare solely for it’s single player, you’re an idiot.

    Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca said:
    November 11, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    I never said it wasn’t the case.

    But something not being to your tastes or preference doesn’t automatically make something shit.

    it’s called keeping an open mind.”

    Whats this about an open mind?
    Never really liked the MP of cod4, doubt I will like this either…

    #45 5 years ago
  46. G1GAHURTZ

    Buying MW2 for the single player only is like ordering a 3 course meal and not eating the main course.

    What makes it worse are the people who do that then complain that they didn’t get enough starter, and are still hungry.

    You can’t ignore 50% of a game and still expect to not feel like you’re missing something.

    It’s just silly.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. abbe

    So if I hate the MP I should continue playing it instead of playing something else that I enjoy?

    Now that’s silly.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    I think his point (in a roundabout way) was more about people complaining after only trying the SP content and finding it too short.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “Never really liked the MP of cod4, doubt I will like this either…”

    Then simply don’t buy it. That doesn’t make it shit.

    Open-mindedness involves understanding different tastes while maintaining your own. For example, I have absolutely no interest in football, but I can still appreciate why people like the sport.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. abbe

    My comment about your open-mindedness were that you called someone an idiot for only buying it for the SP, how is that being open-minded about something?

    I have never stated that I will not buy the game, I will buy it, just not because of the MP.

    MW2 seems to have an excellent SP, I found MW to have a fabulous SP and well-directed action, thus I look forward to trying the SP of MW2. I found the MP in MW to be quite… lacking. Especially after playing games like BF2 and BF2142 and spending around 400 hours in TF2.

    But apparently I’m both an idiot and silly for thinking the SP is more fun than the MP and still worth paying €30 for it. How is that open-mindedness?

    #50 5 years ago
  51. freedoms_stain

    O’Connor, “open-minded” means being receptive to new ideas and has precious little to do with appreciating things you know you don’t like.

    I’ve no interest in football either, I’m not open-minded because I understand the appeal for those who do, I’ve experienced football, I don’t like it, it’s boring, and I would describe the experience (in terms of spectating) as “shit”.

    Keeping an open mind on football would involve having little to no experience of it but still being willing to try it.

    You’re not advocating “open-mindedness” you’re actively practising “Shut up unless you agree with me or you shall be mocked!”

    Yeah, I know bdh is a troll, know what trolls love? Attention. So clam up.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. theevilaires

    G1GAHURTZ said: Buying MW2 for the single player only is like ordering a 3 course meal and not eating the main course.

    What makes it worse are the people who do that then complain that they didn’t get enough starter, and are still hungry.

    You can’t ignore 50% of a game and still expect to not feel like you’re missing something.

    It’s just silly.

    Dude?, Did you just steal my words? I could have sworn I’ve said that statement to you in another article while trying to prove my point about something…..oh yea I was talking about how you buy a $60 game for xbox360 but can only access half the game if you don’t have Live :P

    #52 5 years ago
  53. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL!

    Nah, honestly, I had no idea that you’d used the same analogy before…

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Blerk

    Holy shit! :-o

    #54 5 years ago

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    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]