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XBL Activity for week of September 19 – Gears 3 comes second to Black Ops

Friday, 30 September 2011 21:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

While Gears of War 3 didn’t knock Black Ops from its reigning top spot on the XBL Activity chart, it did come in second place on a list filled with plenty a Call of Duty offering. Maybe it will win out next week. Check out the rest of the list below the break. Arcade, Indie, and GFWL charts can be found over on Major Nelson’s blog.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  2. Gears of War 3
  3. Modern Warfare 2
  4. Halo: Reach
  5. FIFA Soccer 11
  6. Madden NFL 12
  7. Dead Island
  8. FIFA 12 Demo
  9. GTA IV
  10. Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
  11. Gears of War 2
  12. Call of Duty 4
  13. NHL12
  14. Halo 3
  15. NBA 2K11
  16. NCAA Football 12
  17. Fallout: New Vegas
  18. Forza Motorsport 3
  19. Red Dead Redemption
  20. Call of Duty: WaW

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27 Comments

  1. Moonwalker1982

    Sigh…..not even Gears 3 on top, again Black Ops? What a joke.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. minxamo

    Gaming is dead.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Fin

    “What a joke”

    Ur, why? Popular game is popular SHOCK. Blops is still fun to play, I certainly enjoy it more than Gears (I played both of them online this week).

    “Gaming is dead”

    wat. I assume this was sarcasm, don’t see how anyone could make such an ignorant comment seriously.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dark

    This is pathetic … and sad.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Fin

    @4

    You mean people complaining about how much a game was played? You’re right there bro.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    Yeah, it’s pretty sad that not even this new title at release even move Black Ops from the top spot. Disappointing, to say the least.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Fin

    @6

    You’re so right! People are such bastards for playing what they enjoy. And developers are such bastards for making games people really like.

    If only everyone has as good taste as us, eh?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    @7 You like to suck Black Ops’ cock, we get it.

    Please point out to me where I call people bastards? Or do you just respond aggressively to everyone who doesn’t like something that you do? Because your bitter, antagonistic replies to everyone in this thread just make you sound like an angry little child, to be honest.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Fin

    @8

    Some people enjoy Black Ops. I don’t suck its cock, no – I just don’t think “pathetic”, “sad”, “gaming is dead” and “disappointing” is a nice way to talk about their taste.

    Nah bro, see I was being sarcastic with the “bastards” comment – everyone was implying that the people who play Black Ops are “wrong” somehow. I just extrapolated this a bit to make an exaggerated point.

    I might sound like an angry little child, but all of ye sure sound like arrogant gits who get depressed because OMG MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE FOR GAMING IS NOT SHARED BY EVERYONE ELSE.
    People have different tastes. The mainstream is the mainstream. Grow up.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. daytripper

    for me 3rd person > 1st person, especially if the game is of a high quality likes gears, mass effect, uncharted. if people in the majority buy call of duty etc that is up to them, i’m happy as long as things i like keep coming out and so far, they are.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. fengato

    I really feel for the devs on this one – they’ve gone to great lengths to right the wrongs of Gears 2. The dedicated servers have yet to fail me – the game has the speed, feel and polish that was lacking in 2. Problem is that Epic virtually lost their community and online player base during Gears 2 – and with COD now fully cemented as king, they’ll struggle to compete. Epic squander…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. daytripper

    @11 the online is pretty packed with players doing co-op,arcade, horde, beast and versus and considering this is the best selling gears title i honestly dont know why you say it has lost its community

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    I’m just completely baffled that people still aren’t tired as hell of Call of Duty, i certainly am. And i used to be a huge fan, loved COD 2, MW1, WaW. Then came MW2 and it started to go downhill, i gave Black Ops a chance and at first i enjoyed but soon the boredom crept in and it has never left me. Tired of everything COD, the whole feeling, the same goddamn mechanics and engine , every-fucking thing. One big rehash that has turned into a yearly game. They put a new features into it and there you go…yet another COD.

    Yeah…a huge joke is what i call it. If EA with DICE would start doing this, shitting out a new Battlefield each year, i’d get tired as hell of it too. Or Bethesda, releasing a new Elder Scrolls or Fallout each year, Rockstar releasing a GTA each year, and so on.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. fengato

    @ #12. I live in Oz, and there’s rarely over 100 people playing in “my” region (regular matchmaking). The crappy netcode in 2 decimated the community.

    A polished(and refreshing) game like this deserves to do well – I sincerely hope it does.

    @ #13
    I feel exactly the same. Big fan of COD in past years, though the fatigue sets in quickly these days. I enjoying making my way through the weapons, though the boredom emerges pretty swiftly after that. COD4 has served as an amazing FPS template, though after all these years I’m in need of something genuinely fresh.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    Cheer up silly trolls, and use your brains (if you have one).

    Why would a game that’s only sold 3 million copies come ahead of a game that’s probably owned by at least three times as many people?

    Silly trolls.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. hitnrun

    Call of Duty is literally a way of life for vast numbers of people. It is very much like Madden or Halo. There are people who have played virtually nothing but Call of Duty – not shooters, Call of Duty – since CoD4.

    I know some of them. They play every weeknight, don’t even finish the campaign by the time the next year’s game comes out, and have no idea what an infinity ward is or why they should care.

    So yes, gaming is dead, inasmuch as it’s no longer dominated by videogame enthusiasts.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. OrbitMonkey

    Billy- Gosh mommy, why do all the dweebs hate CoD so much?

    Mom- Because they think it’ll help their balls drop honey…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Sadismek

    @9 It seems to me like you’re the one who acts like a git because his gaming preferences are not the same with the others. You are in antithesis with yourself.
    @15 Having an opinion means being a troll? Gotta note that somewhere.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Fin

    @18

    Nah bro, I’ve no problem with other people having different gaming preferences – my problem is with people who think their preference is somehow superior to others.
    Is Gears 3 a fundamentally better game, technically and aesthetically, than Blops? Yes. Does that mean it’s the end of gaming because it didn’t reach top spot? Fuck. No. Does that mean Blops is somehow less of a game? Fuck. No. Does that mean people who think Blops is a better game are stupid? Fuck. No.

    I honestly don’t see what peoples’ problem is with Call of Duty. Yeah it’s a yearly franchise. Yeah it’s not the best there is creatively or technically. So what? Why does it matter? I don’t know anyone who gets so worked up about films like Transformers/Abduction/generic chick flick, that’re shit but make lots of money, and are released yearly. Why is it different with games?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Sadismek

    @19 Some people want quality over quantity. Call of Duty was a great francise, I enjoyed CoD4, MW1, but as someone said earlier, they need to do something fresh. It matters for those who are gamers, you know? And by gamers I mean the ones who don’t think that Zynga’s FarmVille is the best game ever.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. loike

    This shouldn’t be too hard to guess. At the moment it isn’t possible to use backup copies of Gears 3 on the 360 because of the new XDG3 format. So no pirates are allowed to login to xboxlive with Gears 3. Do the math.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Fin

    @20

    If you want something fresh, why not just go play something else? Bastion, From Dust, Child of Eden, Ico (rerelease) are all great games that’re not FPSs. Why not go play them?
    It should never matter what other people play.

    I watched the first few seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, when it stagnated and became shit I just stopped watching – I didn’t bitch about how it used to be better, or how the people who still watched it were idiots. I just got on with my life.

    Why is it different with games.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    …but as someone said earlier, they need to do something fresh. It matters for those who are gamers, you know?

    They need to do no such thing.

    Why in the world does it matter to you!?

    If you don’t like the game, don’t play it! If you see a CoD headline, don’t read the story!

    If you don’t like CoD, or are bored with it, I can guarantee you that nobody cares. I don’t care. Other gamers don’t care. IW don’t care, and you’d better believe that Bobby Kotick doesn’t care.

    So if it doesn’t matter to anyone else, it definitely shouldn’t matter to you.

    You’re acting like you lose sleep at night because CoD isn’t different enough for you.

    As Fin has also suggested, go play something else and stop whinging…

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DaMan

    Those criticizing CoD seem to have little to no sense of perspective. The game, like any huge dedicated omp has immense value. To call out customers who choose to get value for their money as not enough of erm, ‘gaming enthusiasts’ or ‘real gamers’ and the such is ludicrous. It is misleading and short sighted.

    I would name plenty examples of franchises which have literally hurted the industry, and impacted it in a much worse way than anything similar to CoD.

    Take e.g. Final Fantasy. In the 90s, Square ‘ve been making quite a few intriguing, clever, beautiful games like Vagrant Story, Chrono Trigger/Cross, other devs ‘ve been making amazing alternatives giving birth to Star Ocean, Suikoden, Grandia, and so on. But, none of them sold in the west.

    FF kept on being a juggernaut regardless, and customers weren’t spending days after days competing online, getting better at it or anything. It was the most watered down, accessible lowest common denominator. It’s been like that in 1995 and only became worse around 2000.

    In 2001 we’ve had an amazing game called Shadow Hearts, it has a beautiful artstyle, refreshing plot and chars, fun gameplay, yet utterly flopped in comparison to millions selling FFX with it’s cringeworthy storyline and protagonist, and it’s pompous 3 second midi loops. Later, with Shadow Hearts Covenant Sacnoth took note and dumbed down everything, and turning Yuri into a dark Tidus, as a result the game fared better, but alienated most of it’s original fans.

    Every single alt series has been gradually dying, and most of them either transformed into FF clones or disappeared. there was no point in developing a Vagrant Story when you’ve had FF, because even titles from Square didn’t do any huge numbers.

    And players weren’t enjoying it online, it was just a poorly written tired plot with screen swirling pseudo gameplay which anyone could equally play serving the purpose of getting you from start to finish to see yet another cg movie. The game didn’t reward better players, nothing. At some point it became clear people ‘re practically buying them cg movies.

    Myself, I highly dislike CoD, but any title which manages to satisfy that much customers in a real way and keep on giving them continuous replay value for years deserves all of it’s success and acclaim. Suggesting that it’s formula should be fundamentally changed is ridiculous as well, it’s like telling football players (certainly it’s not comparable to couch sports but just as an example) that they’re hurting table tennis or pocker and need to change because someone else is bored of it. Don’t play it then. Those online games offering lots of solid comparable content surely survive regardless.. It’s as if people don’t even notice that they’r reading online charts.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Sadismek

    I know CoD is one of the most, if not *the* most succesful video game franchise, and I don’t think that it has too much of a negative impact to the industry. And it seems that they have found the formula of succes, it’s selling, people love the last CoD, or hate it, but it sells, and that seems to matter the most to them. I know that a sane man would say “Hell, I’m succesful, why should I change something?”, but I would aim higher and higher, to bring every year the best product possible, to reach the closest thing to perfection. But that’s just me, and my opinion. I know I shouldn’t care, but I used to love CoD, and I know they can do better ;).

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    Just to give you people a history lesson; Halo Reach didnt top the Live chart the week it came out either, MW2 did. But it topped it the week after. I expect Gears 3 to do the same.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    whats sad is people hating on a successful game

    #27 4 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]