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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 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Wow.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. ecu

    Holy christ. How did this game get so big?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Detale

    Indeed. That’s quite an achievement.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

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

    *laughs his ass off*

    #5 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

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

    #10 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  15. blackdreamhunk

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

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Detale

    So you’ll buy PC junk then?

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    That is incredible.

    Wow.

    #17 6 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 6 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

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

    off the backs of pc gamers

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Gheritt White

    What is that video meant to prove, BDH?

    #20 6 years ago
  21. blackdreamhunk

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

    #21 6 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 6 years ago
  23. Gheritt White

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

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

    #23 6 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 6 years ago
  25. blackdreamhunk

    Psychotex sell their “souls”

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

    #25 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  28. The Hindle

    Exactly how the hell did it get this big.

    #28 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  31. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

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

    #31 6 years ago
  32. freedoms_stain

    The point is different strokes Michael.

    Concede.

    #32 6 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 6 years ago
  34. freedoms_stain

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

    #34 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  37. Gekidami

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

    #37 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  41. M2Kx

    wow, great surprise…

    #41 6 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 6 years ago
  43. reask

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

    #43 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  53. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL!

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

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Blerk

    Holy shit! :-o

    #54 6 years ago

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  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]