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May NPD: Alan Wake sells 145,000, beats Blur’s 31,000

Monday, 5 July 2010 17:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Oh dear. Gama‘s posted up NPD figures for Alan Wake, Blur, Split/Second and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sand for the month of May. It’s grim reading, quite frankly.

All four titles debuted in May, and all sold under 200,000. Three sold under 100,000.

Remedy’s Alan Wake sold 145,000, while Ubisoft’s PoP: The Forgotten Sand had sold under 100,000, despite releasing on five platforms.

Disney-published Split/Second made combined sales of 86,000 for PS3 and 360. Bizarre’s Blur sold only 31,000, although it was only on sale for five days at the end of the month.

All of these titles are in massive contrast to the combined 1.5 million sales of Red Dead Redemption, which gave both the 360 and PS3 versions first and second in the software charts on Thursday night.

Hear that? The sound of pain.

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52 Comments

  1. Phoenixblight

    To be expected imo. Alan Wake was am example of MS marketing machine hyping up a horrible game. Worst 40$ I have ever spent.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. LePlatypus

    @1

    +1

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Anders

    Jesus christ. Hard blow for Remedy, having worked on Alan Wake for about six years.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Malmer

    That is so sad. Alan Wake is easily one of this year’s best games. Maybe it was a too cerebral game for the general Xbox crowd in the US.

    Had they released one month earlier or later they would have done much better.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    So surely this is proof that heavy marketing =/= high sales.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    I liked Alan Wake. Shame to see it didn’t sell as well as it should.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. The Hindle

    Unless its done well in Europe i cant see a sequel happening, the question now is what happens to Remedy? they said just before AW came out they had bet the farm on it. Id say POP is dead as well btw.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    I just borrowed Xbox 360 for that game. Really wanted it on PC back in a day, but when i played it… It was just an OK game with locations like: Beautiful forest, beautiful forest, beautiful forest, beautiful forest. With stupid car driving levels.

    Surprisingly it has a good story (a little bit cliche from other novels and books, but it doesn’t matter to me), but dialogs were urgh…

    It’s just sad that creators of Max Payne that i really liked back in a day. It was a brilliant game back in the day and Remedy created this.
    Graphics are ok, back in a day i was like: WOW.

    PS: Split/Second in my opinion deserve more sales, but game was OK. Great idea, not so much for the execution and balance.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Hunam

    I’ve just started AW and I think it’s rather grand. Has the correct amount of daft in it.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Anders

    Remedy is a pretty small studio, so they will probably be able to stay afloat. For now, at least. I can imagine that getting funds for a new project is another story.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @4

    It was not a cerebral game. Pretty straight forward story nothing about it made it “scary”. It was like playing Goosebumps which I read back in 2nd grade. If they wanted scary they should have looked at Deadspace or PS2 era Silent Hill. Look at what those two games did, they used the background music and environment to scare the audience and it worked at least for me it did. Within the first two hours it became a third person shooter and you knew there was a battle coming when you found cache full of ammo.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Hunam

    If you think it was about being scary then maybe it was too cerebral for you :P

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    @12

    Thats what MS was trying to sell it as. As a survival horror and why I bought it because I wanted to play a horror game.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. El_MUERkO

    Sorry to see Split/Second and Blur do so badly but what they were doing being released together I’ll never know, talk about shooting each other in the feet.

    I bought Split/Second after playing it at the Eurogamer Expo, well worth getting, loads of fun… however if I was only going to get one game in May then I would have bought Red Dead Redemption.

    Publishers need to stay far, far away from the behemoths or their new IPs will get crushed.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. RomaTotti10

    I remember reading that you could get Blur for $10 or $20 online. That’s probably the reason the number is so low.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. ivycrew707

    @14 good point, I sometimes think thats why some ps3 games only do so-so or not as “gamers” expect from numbers. To many good games (or expected to be) all in same time frame, and right before or after a high demand game

    #16 5 years ago
  17. get2sammyb

    Those Blur sales are most concerning. Sure, its an iffy concept (perhaps), but with heavy marketing and the game actually, y’know, being quite good, 31,000 is ridiculous.

    I fear for Singularity.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    @17 Blur is good? Lol?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. SlayerGT

    I pulled out my old Xbox and my buddy and I have been playing the shit out of PGR2. That game is still awesome. Makes me sad actually.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Robo_1

    Blur is actually a really solid game, espescially online. It deserved to do a lot better than it has done, as did Split Second. I’ve not played Alam Wake so can’t speak to it’s quality, but I hope it doesn’t mark the end of Remedy. Max Payne was brilliant back in the day.

    Does anybody know how Mod Nation Racers fared?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Rudderless

    Alan Wake’s sales aren’t that much of a surprise given MS’s worrying lack of marketing support for the game. Was almost as if they expected the hype (which had been steadily dropping the longer it was delayed) would carry it.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. NiceFellow

    Should have launched on PS3, 360 and PC. The title/genre was not a good fit for general 360 demographic and Remedy paid the price of limiting themselves in potential customer base.

    On all three, worldwide, it would have saw 1M easily enough, but with that launch and I gather a weak opening outside US (where 360 is much weaker than US) the title will now really struggle to reach 1M if ever.

    Pity, as while it’s too actiony to be a true survival horror, too obvious to really reach Twin Peaks (an obvious inspiration) levels of oddity and too conservative to remotely reach the surreal creeps of a Silent Hill title, it’s a polished, competent game from a good developer that has been artificially limited.

    I just don’t get why any company would make an exclusive unless they’re first party or very, very sure it’s going to be worth it (i.e. being paid over the odds by MS or Sony to cut out the other platform).

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Microsoft paid to make the game and published it (but i dont think they own the IP). So thats that.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. ExclusivesMostly

    @22: Agreed!

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Hakkiz

    AW should be over 0,5 million by now, so it’s not doing that bad actually. Still a bit disappointing. As much as I loved the story and atmosphere, it has that certain feeling that they needed to get it out asap. Hopefully the PC version will return after the DLC packs to boost the numbers.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. _LarZen_

    Alan Wake is one of the best games so far in 2010.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    @25

    You are right according to VG charts it just barely broke half a million.

    http://www.vgchartz.com/game.php?id=13817

    They were developing the game for 6 years so of course it had to be pushed out. There are DS games that have sold more than that and they cost a fraction to develop.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. ekfight

    Im really confused over all this hate for Alan Wake.
    The gameplay was SUPER smooth, graphics were great, story had humor, drama, and always kept you wanting more. People are saying the subtleties to this game werent scary?? I seriously dont know what the entertainment industry has to do to scare people anymore. That game had more atmosphere than hundreds of movies and games combined over the past decade

    Sure you were in the forest alot – but thats where the town was located… would you rather alan wake skydive while fighting skydiving shadowmen??

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @28

    Play Deadspace.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. ekfight

    @29

    I love Deadspace. Way to miss the point by simply pointing out another good game.

    Thats the problem elitist gamers have nowadays. If a new game doesnt live up to and exceed the kingpin game in its genre – then the game is shit.

    The new Castlevania game is going to be superbly awesome, but people wont shut up about god of war comparisons.

    So yes, Ive played deadspace and loved it. Thats got nothing to do with what im saying though.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Demiath

    I’m playing through Alan Wake right now (just finished Chapter 5) and it’s…pretty generic. Strong art direction and loads of pretty volymetric fog only goes so far when the gameplay is a linear slog through endless nondescript forests and the shooting mechanics are simplistic and repetitive. Deserves to sell more than 150k for the great atmosphere alone, but Game of the Year material it ain’t…

    #31 5 years ago
  32. jamjam

    Think the Blur sales are a bit misleading, it was only out for the last few days in May. Not saying it’s going to be a mega hit but I don’t think it’s quite the flop suggested here.

    & Erthazus, yes, Blur is bloody good. Check RLL – it’s getting a lot of love from people.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @29

    I enjoy originality in games but Alan Wake had none. The story was straight forward and nothing was awespiring like Silent Hill 2. Not going to spoil AW for those that are/haven’t play it but there is nothing original about it.

    What made Deadspace great was not just the story but the atmosphere and the background noise. Alan Wake didn’t use none of that, it was a generic third person shooter with shadowmen. Granted it had great eye candy but at the end of the day thats all it had….

    #33 5 years ago
  34. threadzilla

    I loved Alan Wake…the problem with it though is that it is so short that many people probably rented or sold back copies.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Happy Hardon Harry

    I don’t feel one bit for Alan Wank, MS were being assholes regarding exclusivity of the title.

    Also the 360 never did the game justice i.e. sub-HD, plus the game tore like bastard due to no V-Sync.

    A mediocre title indeed.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. _LarZen_

    I think the people “hating” Alan Wake is people that jumped on the hype train and did not get what they dreamed about.

    As a fan of books and movies from Stephen King and H. P. Lovecraft I found something in Alan Wake I have been missing for a long time.

    It felt like a game made for adults with a story that draw me in and it was like watching a realy good tv series.

    I hope Remedy and other developers wil continue to make games like this, in a time where brainless fps games dominate the market.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Happy Hardon Harry

    6 years to develop and under half a mill sold is a fucking disaster considering the amount of bread it took to develop the game.

    I agree with post 22, this should’ve been multiplatform. Deserves MS right after the way they treated the PC gamer regarding exclusivity of the title.

    Karma’s a bitch isn’t it…

    #37 5 years ago
  38. nightwalker

    LOL, Alan Wake is probably the best single player game on the 360. The graphics were great, don’t know what game you were playing…

    It had a great story, great action, and the best atmosphere I’ve seen in years. It destroyed RE5 easily.

    But to each his own I guess.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. nightwalker

    I’m sorry but how can you say Alan Wake’s story wasn’t original? That makes we think you either didn’t understand it or didn’t even play the game.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Phoenixblight

    *cough* http://www.amazon.com/Blob-That-Ate-Everyone-Goosebumps/dp/0590568922 *cough*

    “Would-be horror novelist Zackie Beauchamp finds a beat-up old typewriter in a burned-out antiques store and takes it home to begin writing his opus on a giant, pink blob monster, only to discover that every word he writes is coming true.”

    Hmm sounds familiar does it not

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Galactic_Barret

    Heh, goosebumps.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. LOLshock94

    it servers remedey right for makin AW a shorter game coz e32006 had AW and it had a bit of free roaming

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Demiath

    @39: Thinking Alan Wake’s story was even the least bit original makes me think you’ve never, y’know, read a mediocre Stephen King-style novel in your life…

    #43 5 years ago
  44. ivycrew707

    Today I realized numbers mean nothing to gamers who don’t read sites and forums which is probably 9 out of 10

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Blerk

    It’d be a shame if they didn’t get enough sales to make a sequel to Alan Wake. It’s not the classic it should have been given the amount of time it was in development, but there was a solid base there which could’ve provided an excellent platform for a more rounded sequel. The story and the environments were great, with a little more variety in the gameplay and a little less reliance on the ‘linear corridor’ approach it could’ve been something really special.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Gadzooks!

    That’s a rather dissapointing figure for Alan Wake. It deserves much, much better.

    Alan Wake had easily the most atmosphere of any game I’ve played, nice fluid gameplay and was absolutely stunning to look at.

    I never saw a single advert for it on TV though. I guess MS was too busy pandering to Wii owners to bother promoting one of the best games this gen.

    I’d imagine Remedy are a tad pissed at MS. It’s like a shoe manufacturer sponsoring an olympic athlete only to send him on the track wearing a couple of bin liners on his feet.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Phoenixblight

    @26

    I dunno I saw commercials for all the time on my favorite channels; Comedy Central, Cartoon Network and G4. I saw at least every other commercial break.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Gadzooks!

    @47

    “my favorite channels; Comedy Central, Cartoon Network and G4″

    That would explain it then. They blew their advertising budget on ADHD children when it’s a game that appeals to adults wanting a bit of style, atmosphere and pacing.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Blerk

    They advertised Alan Wake on Cartoon Network? Seriously? :-D

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Gadzooks!

    @49

    Apparently so. Someone in the MS marketing department needs to be fired. In fact, the whole marketing department seem to have a fundamental lack of understanding of what they are marketing.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Blerk

    glol! Talk about totally missing your potential audience! They may as well have flushed the marketing money down the toilet! :-D

    #51 5 years ago
  52. AHA-Lambda

    shame about alan wake, expected it to do alot better :(

    I admit I thought AW was overrated but i’d like a sequel to continue the story.

    PS really bad number for PoP OUCH!! I bought it last week for sub £20 so i knew it was doing bad but damn ubi ****ed up!! And its not that bad actually =/

    #52 5 years ago

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    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]