Black Ops pre-orders surpassing those for Modern Warfare 2 at GameStop

Friday, 8 October 2010 16:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


GameStop has announced pre-order sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops are outperforming those of Modern Warfare 2.

According to the chain’s SVP of merchandising, Bob McKenzie, the title has seen “all-time, record reservations” and are ahead of where Modern Warfare 2 was this time last year, a title which “previously set the industry standard”.

Back in July, Pacific Crest analyst Evan Wilson said his retail contacts claimed Black Ops pre-orders were accumulating faster than Modern Warfare 2, and he predicated the game could sell 12 million units during the holiday season alone.

Wilson also said CoD titles always set a sales record upon release, with each respective game doing better than the previous one in the series.

Black Ops is due for release on November 9 for PC, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

Thanks, IGN.


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  1. Razor


    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    how is this possible!!??

    Seriously i am not meaning to bash MW2 here but HOW!!??

    I thought everything had a peak moment and surely for this franchise it was MW2. How can this be done!?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    With this shit, FPS titles in the future will be like Guitar Hero and Rock Band… where no one wants them at all.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. reask

    Yeah but this game is been bought for the online.
    I mean the kids love it.

    I am looking forward to it myself and I am certainly no kid but It is just good fun to play online.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Massiveslag

    The big question is, given that it’s likely to do 12 mil+ sales in the ‘holiday period’, will Acti do exactly what the did with the last steaming turd of a CoD game and ramp up the price to £50, because they know that mewling ten year olds and their equally disgusting parents will pay up?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    The most embarassing thing that it is just 8th October. So basically Preorders will go UP. 31 days till release date. Sheesh.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. adame_bikar

    I remember I was angry about the MW2 fuss,untill i played it.the game deserved had memorable moments.I can’t blame people for loving this franchise.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. PwnedHaxor

    Im only getting it day one because of the Zombie mode. But MP looks sick to me.

    Dont know why there is so much hate about this game. I guess because of Acti.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor


    #9 4 years ago
  10. spiderLAW

    Look, it doesn’t make sense to us true gamers for this franchise to sell so freakin well while other great games that are better or just as good sell so little. We love all sorts of games and feel that that 12 million is sort of undeserving when there are equally as good to better games out there but here’s the thing…the majority of console owners are not true gamers. They buy the consoles as a side entertainment, as the “look what I got”, and as something to do when they are bored. Call of Duty is the most universal name in gaming right now so of course the non-true-gamers are going to buy this game over something like Castlevania or Bioshock so that they can play with friends and family on occasion and remain in the now/in/hip/cool/popular (lemmings). Mix them in with hardcore gamers that buy every game that comes out and mix that in with the semi devoted gamers that buy all the AAA titles and you got one massive hit of a game.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    @10 – i agree entirely i’m just dumbfounded how they could potentially best MW2 in sales? O__O

    MW2 was a true sequel to the game that kicked off the CoD craze, it was practically the dark knight for gaming in terms of media and hype.

    Black Ops tho? It hasn’t got any of that on its side and heck i think Black Ops looks like a better game =/

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @10 Can’t say better.

    But can’t do something with myself too. I’m going to buy Black Ops probably and will be dissapointed again. AGAIN for F sake.

    It’s just this franchise is so overrated… If only these preorders could justify it’s game than no problem.

    @AHA-Lambda, “MW2 was a true sequel to the game that kicked off the CoD craze, it was practically the dark knight for gaming in terms of media and hype.”

    Acti said that they are going to spend money on the Black Ops marketing much more than the MW2.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Fantastic

    Every fucking time a CoD game sells, a little piece of me dies inside.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @13 Well sir, you can live for 31 days and few hours :D try to do something cool in your life :D until your time will arrive.

    #14 4 years ago

    Look, it doesn’t make sense to us whingey haters for this franchise to sell so freakin well while other great games that are better in our minority opinion or just as good sell so little.


    Haters keep hating,

    Gamers keep gaming.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of MW2… but at least I sort of got where the excitement was coming from for it. But Black Ops? Just not seeing it. Infinity Ward were one thing, Treyarch quite another.

    That said, my Brother (casual-ish gamer) was really excited about this because he said that Bungie were developing it rather than Treyarch. Not entirely sure how he got that one in his head, I guess it had something to do with Bungie signing with Activision.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

    “Acti said that they are going to spend money on the Black Ops marketing much more than the MW2.”

    yea i remember but does just putting more adverts out mean getting back up to 20m+ sales? MW2 was in such a unique position that i dont think can be easily replicated just by their marketing alone (which so far hasn’t got into full swing yet admittedly) that is why this has left me literally flabbergasted

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Dralen

    @10 That was spot on.

    I hate myself for buying all the different games out there, especially this game, which I WILL get because I have to play everything. As spiderLAW said; there are alot better games out there, but the Call of Duty games are the “cool” games to get.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Michael O’Connor

    You could just… not buy it.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @15, “Fixed.

    Haters keep hating,

    Gamers keep gaming.

    Fratboy, just get the fuck out of here. CoD gamers are typical: “Dude, so like me, and the guys were like” *drinks some beer* “playing Call Of duty the other night…”

    you know about gaming nothing. Go play your multiplayer games in your cave with your online douchebags and shut up.

    #20 4 years ago


    This sort of basic logic seems to be beyond these people, Michael.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Michael O’Connor

    @21 Apparently.

    I have little respect for the publisher and little interest in the developers, or the franchise. So I simply don’t buy the game.

    People are making it sound like buying this game is required for acceptance amongst their own peers or something. If that’s the case… I really don’t know what to say.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. manamana


    / playing just one last round BFBC2.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. reask

    Just wondering what someone needs to know about gaming Erth?
    I mean isn’t that why there called games?
    You play them and have fun,or not.
    Quite simple I would have thought.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. spiderLAW

    What’s wrong with you man? There was absolutely nothing wrong with what i said in that comment at all. You don’t have to feel offended by it at all. I enjoy call of duty and in FACT I have commented saying that i want Black Ops on day 1 while you have not been seen commenting on any of the Black Ops articles lately.

    Truth is, there are still other games that have had more put into them. There has been better games with far much more to offer than any COD games has (and I legitimately reach level 70 10th prestige myself) but they never see anything even close to the sales that COD has. I’m not saying that COD shouldn’t sell well, because it should really (I’ve owned every COD since the 1st one that was a PC exclusive) sell well but it does not deserve 12 million while other games that are just as good or better sell less than, close to, or barely above 1 million.

    I will be buying it but that wont stop me from buying other great games like Castlevania, MOH, Fable 3 (maybe), Rock Band 3, Crysis 2, Killzone 3, LBP2, GT5 etc etc etc….while some people will ignore those great games because they are going to buy only COD. Thats where it all doesnt make sense.

    Dont be a brat Giga. I was in no way trying to dis your beloved COD franchise.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Michael O’Connor

    @25 He gets offended easily when his beloved franchise is criticised.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. ThePlatypus

    If I do buy it, I’m buying it preowned fuck giving Activision money

    #27 4 years ago
  28. ivycrew707

    I honestly have over 10-15 people out of about 40 who I’ve never seen pop in another game on their system except MW2. Its all they play, and thats on ps3. But the 12 million will be one short this time around….its loads of fun but has given me the Mario effect, looking and feeling the same title after title

    #28 4 years ago
  29. EscoBlades

    Oh treyballs…

    *goes back to not giving a crap*

    #29 4 years ago


    Ok, sorry, I didn’t mean to pick on you in particular, it’s just that I’m finding it difficult to understand why, after almost an entire year, almost every CoD story has an immediate flood of whinging comments.

    I mean… “Every time a CoD game sells, a little piece of me dies inside.“!?!?


    It’s as if people enjoy making themselves feel bad so much that they do it on purpose…

    ‘Oh, what’s this? A CoD story? Let me read it, so I can feel annoyed at how much more successful it’s becoming! Grrrr….’

    And as for how much CoD deserves to sell, well in all honesty, I don’t see why the so-called better games can’t do better.

    It’s definitely not just because of peer pressure, or because CoD is the latest teen craze.

    MW2 is a top quality game. It has some seriously terrible flaws, but what it does well, it does better than any other game in it’s genre.

    That’s why every other FPS tries to be like it, and why even racing devs are calling it’s name out to try and sell their game.

    There are other good games, but let’s face it, most of them just don’t have a ‘must buy’ appeal. Not only that, but most other good games give you 50 hours or so, then there isn’t really a draw to come back.

    Right now, CoD has that draw, which is why it’s selling, and why people are still playing it every night. So when other devs can figure out a way to make competing games which are as addictive, CoD will eventually fade into the background.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    “‘Oh, what’s this? A CoD story? Let me read it, so I can feel annoyed at how much more successful it’s becoming! Grrrr….’”

    It’s related to games. People read NEWS about games because they are interested in them and whats happening in the gaming industry. People comment because they want to do it and they have an opinion on that.

    “Right now, CoD has that draw, which is why it’s selling, and why people are still playing it every night. So when other devs can figure out a way to make competing games which are as addictive, CoD will eventually fade into the background.”

    The most addictive game is not the best in it’s genre.
    I play World Of Warcraft. Sure it’s a legend, but compared to few new gems it’s NOT the best MMORPG game in the MMORPG genre no matter how you dance around it.
    If someone addicted it’s their problem that people sit on one CRACK.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. manamana


    / smokes just another round BFBC2

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    @32 Are you playing on the PC? :D If so tell me your steam and we can kick each others ass :D

    #33 4 years ago
  34. night_tripper

    im getting the black ops hardened edition i will be enjoying the zombie co op the single player and of course multiplayer and enjoying myself and there is a reason why it is selling people enjoy call of duty games and this case its treyarch doing this game not pathetic infinity ward. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest that it is selling well i hope it goes up by another 5 million or so people want this game obviously it will mean more people to play co op and regular multiplayer with i just laugh at all the pathetic whining.I don’t really care myself that activision is the publisher if a game is a good game and i enjoy it the publisher of the game is no concern to me.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. manamana

    @Erthazus sorry I’m on XBL. But maybe I will get this also for PS3 since some pals wont leave PSN. God, than I have to start it all over again …

    #35 4 years ago
  36. night_tripper

    The fact is most gamers out there who have either ps3,xbox,pc or all of them don’t give a shit about what publisher is behind the game they just want a good game to enjoy and couldn’t care less about the whining and bitching about EA or ACTIVISION

    #36 4 years ago
  37. spiderLAW

    This is the best platinum trophy to get. Demoliton man is the only trophy that gave me trouble. That Demolition Man trophy was a bitch.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Dralen

    @27 That’s a frigging amazing idea!!!

    #38 4 years ago
  39. The Hindle

    Ive said it before, ill say it again COD is at the top right now in terms of sales, quality, and when youre at the top, the cool thing to do for some people who want to stand out is to say oh its shit etc.

    MW and MW 2 have raised the bar for what can be done in a fps and nothing comes close. Will Black Ops be better then MW or MW 2? I doubt it but it will still sell more then any fps this year Count on it.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Crysis

    I feel CoD is overrated, i enjoyed playing MoH as a kid, then Battlefront as an early teen, then i picked up a CoD game & saw nothing in it other than a decent looking fps. The campaigns in every CoD game have been boring, the only one i tolerated enough to complete was World @ War & the only multiplayer component i enjoyed were the zombies which did get repetetive after a while, there are many better fps around. Although i have no intention of buying this(well atleast new, CoD4 still sells @ the same price as any new game here, ridiculous!), i couldn’t care less if others do, i just thing the hype is underserved & it’s probably the most overrated game ever, well Mario takes the cake, but this isn’t far off.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. spiderLAW

    Very much disagree. I cant care any less about whats cool or not so when i speak about its quality being overly hyped, i mean it. Its not a God among other FPS. Its just another great FPS game.
    Thats not really what bothers me most about COD. This does:
    Guy1: “Hey nice to meet you. You a gamer?”
    Guy2: “Hell yeah im a gamer. I love playing xbox”
    Guy1: “O me too. I love playing PS3. What games you play?”
    Guy2: “Modern Warfare 2″
    Guy1: “……………………”
    Guy2: “……………………”
    Guy1: “………………….and?”
    Guy2: “huh? and what? thats what i play”
    Guy1: “O. Good. Ummm…See ya later then.”
    Guy2: “yeah, when i spank you at MW2. LOL”
    Guy1: “k……………l8r”

    MW2 was not as good as COD4. Black Ops looks to be so much better than any other COD game. Black Ops is the first COD since COD4 to actually bring some new experiences to the gaming table and thats why i want it on DAY1. Trust me, ill be one of the first to be 2nd prestige :)

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Erthazus

    “MW and MW 2 have raised the bar for what can be done in a fps and nothing comes close.”

    What Modern Warfare 1


    Modern Warfare 2 raised? What bar? What innovation or what they did better than other TOP FPS on the market?

    Explain or GTFO with your opinion.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. itwa5me

    “What innovation or what they did better than other TOP FPS on the market?”

    What game I like did better COD2 game good!

    I just wonder how cavemen get wifi……..

    I just really hope they don’t end up charging monthly, because if they do I will not play it….I’ll burn it!

    #43 4 years ago
  44. spiderLAW

    That was mean…making fun of him like that….at first i thought you were seriously talking like that though. You sir made me laugh. Thanks :)

    COD2 is my Favorite COD single player campaign.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DSB

    So am I the only one who finds it just a tad ironic, that the people who seem to hate Bobby Kotick the most, are the ones trying to tell everybody else what they can or can’t play, like or not like, buy or not buy?

    Douche or no douche – at least that guy believes in peoples right to make up their own minds.

    You’re never going to set an empirical standard for what makes a game greater than all others. Quite arguably there’s no game for all takers.

    All I know is I’ve been playing shooters since Wolfenstein 3D and Blake Stone, and I’m yet to play anything tighter or more enjoyable than an online game of Modern Warfare 2. I don’t think it’s a game that everybody should like by default, but I’m in no way puzzled as to why it is the biggest online shooter today.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Michael O’Connor

    @45 No, you’re not.

    #46 4 years ago

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    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    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 […]