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MW3 sells 6.5 million units in US, UK within first 24 hours

Friday, 11 November 2011 13:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Activision’s announced Modern Warfare 3 made $400 million in its first 24 hours in the US and UK, selling 6.5 million units in the process.

The sales figure is up 900,000 units on last year’s Black Ops, and is a million more than what Battlefield 3 did in its first five days.

The $400 million mark is a staggering statistic that makes the Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer collaboration the third straight year Activision has made “day one launch records across all forms of entertainment,” according to the press release it sent out.

Black Ops sold 5.6 million units in 2010 when it made $360 million in its first day, while Modern Warfare 2 sold 4.7 million and made $310 million when it released in 2009.

Activision boss Bobby Kotick claims LTD sales for the entire CoD franchise “exceed worldwide theatrical box office for “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings,” two of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time.

“Other than Call of Duty, there has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records three years in a row,” he added.

Acti Publishing Eric Hirshberg added: “Call of Duty is more than a game. It’s become a major part of the pop cultural landscape. It is a game that core enthusiasts love, but that also consistently draws new people into the medium. It is the most intense, adrenaline pumping entertainment experience anywhere.

“I would like to thank our incredible teams at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games for making a brilliant game. But most of all, I would like to thank our millions of passionate fans worldwide. We made this game for you.”

MW3 went on sale worldwide on Tuesday for PS3, 360, Wii – that particular version made by Treyarch – and PC.

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55 Comments

  1. Quasar

    well, the world is full of noobs

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Dark

    They eat up the mediocrity like it was a chocolate cake .. what a joke

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    I’ve already heard from some hardcore COD players that they find MW3 incredibly dissappointing.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    I liked Modern Warfare 3. Was a lot better than MW2 and definitely liked it a lot more than BF3′s campaign.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    Disappointing. I don’t hate CoD, I just hate how overrated it is, why should a game as generic as this sell more in one day than something like Uncharted 3 or Skyrim will sell in it’s entire life time? The story’s always short & uninspired & the multiplayer has barely changed since #4.

    What annoys me almost as much as it’s undeserved success are those who think the game defines perfection. Sure it’s okay to love the game, but to ignorantly claim that games they’ve never played are shit is just pathetic, it’s the fanboy mentality, keep it in sports people!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Thalius

    How can they compare CoD to Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings????? The price tag “per” item is abismal. 1 cinema ticket versus 1 game is like comparing the price tag of a Smart car to a House. Utter riddiculous…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. MegaGeek1

    I dont know why people hate, there is nothing mediocre about the game.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Fin

    Man this is so disappointing.

    I hate when other people like stuff I don’t like.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Frank17

    Camp was cool. I only rented this game and took it back today. MP is annoying and not fun. No tactics still run and gun since cod 4. This franchise needs a new gameplay and graphic engine, for me to start playing it again. Battlefield 3 is so much better than cod. I don’t understand y noone sees it. Reason cod sells is cuz any dumb ass can pick up the controller and start raping in less than 30 min. In battlefield Its the tactics that make it fun. The better graphics, the destruction in the envoriments. Grow up cod u goin down the ladder w crappy treyarch up next

    #9 3 years ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    VICTORYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

    The war is won.

    Mission accomplished.

    Goodnight folks.

    Let’s eat some cake.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gama_888

    @5 My thoughts exactly.

    I dont hate cod, i even enjoy a little blast on the multiplayer some times.
    But i hate the fact that its the biggest franchise in entertainment despite insane lack of almost ANY innovation at all, in the last 5 years.

    Sooner or later though people will wise up. My prediction is that this is the last time Cod will break records.
    The Core audience that plays cod sees it as Modern warfare and the other series. A lot of people i know switched back to cod4 from WaW, same goes for mw2 and black ops.
    And iv heard from a lot of people i know that typically lick cods ass and say its amazing, finally realising that the difference between the games is very little.

    So i think this time next year, there will be much more people that give the next cod iteration a miss.
    sure it will sell like hot shit again. but i dont think it will beat mw3.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    @5, “Sure it’s okay to love the game, but to ignorantly claim that games they’ve never played are shit is just pathetic…”

    Er, that’s not happening. Theirs a lot of CoD bashing, bit don’t try to justify it by claiming those of us who appreciate CoD are putting down others.

    We’re to be busy PLAYING THE BEST GAME EVA!!!

    ;)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. lexph3re

    It’s funny, When Modern Warfare “Sells” 6.8mil in 24hours people don’t even question it they believe all of it is sold to the customer. But when a game like ooohh Uncharted 3 says it sold 3.8mil in the first day people start throwing the words “shipped” around. So it’s more possible for CoD to do legitimate 6.8 mil sells day one and not legit for Uncharted to do a little over half of that day 1? Jeez the trolls sure do show their Biased behavior.lol

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Joe Musashi

    @13 Few question information they are happy to believe. The Uncharted 3 article made a point of talking shipped/sold so that naturally became the focus of the ensuing discussion.

    JM

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    Well, I guess that’s Activision’s bankroll sorted for the next year.

    I’ve honestly never given a flying fuck about the sales of a game, only in so far as whether something sells enough to keep the developers whose games I enjoy afloat.

    Hating a game based on sales is stupid. Hate it for its quality (or lack thereof) instead.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. manamana

    @G1GA good. Your fanboyish behaviour over the last couple months can take a brake now?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    @12, Never said everybody who plays it puts down others, I’m just annoyed at a select few who criticize every single other game without playing it just because it’s not CoD. Even many of my mates are like “CoD’s gonna shit all overz Battlefield”, I sigh every time I hear/read something like that. As I’ve stated earlier, fanboy mentality.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    Hating a piece of software that you don’t even own or have any need to use is stupid, full stop.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    @16:

    This is only the beginning!!!

    MWAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!

    (j/k)

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Monk

    This`s just, SAD !

    #20 3 years ago
  21. reask

    @ frank 17.
    This dumbass is playing more than half an hour and aint doing much raping.
    Getting plenty raped though.

    For people who say it doesn’t take skill I say watch me playing and you will think different.
    It takes me half a clip to kill yet my 13 year old can put them down in 2 or 3 bullets.
    You need to be both quick and accurate to do well at this game both of which I aint.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    reask, you’re not giving you little one enough credit.

    Seriously, I’ve played her, and she’s actually really good.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. reask

    Oh I know Giga she is really good.
    her very first game on mw3 was ffa and she won it whilst chatting to me.

    I reckon if she was bothered her k/d would be 3 or 4 but she just runs back in to get the job done.
    I actually enjoy watching her play as she is so sharp.
    I am looking at her kills and saying that’s what the other buggers are doing to me.

    Its an unforgiving game and rightly so.
    Its man up or feck off. :D

    #23 3 years ago
  24. reask

    Hey Giga we should organise a private ffa session between a few of the heads here.
    Peacefish orbitmonkey Tea would be up for it I am sure and anyone else on the site.

    Would be a howl I reckon.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. stretch215

    Why is every COD article littered with random hate? I mean, really? Why are people mad about the success of a GAME (that noone is forcing you to play)? Just take a step back and think about your comments. Then maybe you’ll see the ridiculousness. That being said, I’m having blast with both COD & BF3 (yes fanboys, it IS possible), and anyone who says that you can rape after just 30 minutes of either is a damn fool.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. DSB

    Is it really such a mystery stretch?

    I think CoD speaks to the worst in people. It comes out quite often, one half of the games (the Treyarch ones) aren’t very good, it’s got a simple formula that it doesn’t really need to do a lot about, and it has all the succes in the world for it. I think that provokes a lot of people. They don’t mind people being succesful, but they don’t want them to be too succesful.

    I don’t think it’s coincidental that CoD was the most universally popular shooter when it only sold 5 million, but suddenly turned into the most reviled once it passed 10.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2011/nov/10/modern-warfare-3-internet-hatred

    Imagine if Uncharted sold that much. I bet you a lot of people will be like “Well, it’s shit now. They’ve sold out”. It happens with pretty much everything.

    There’s also a theory in sociology or anthropology that people only want people they consider cool to like something with them. So when people playing CoD can look around and see everybody and their aunt playing it too, suddenly it becomes repulsive to them, because they feel those lesser classes reflect on themselves.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @26 You don’t believe its at all possible that some people may just dislike it based entirely on their perceived opinion of its quality?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. manamana

    @19 heh, I thought so. But you could at least wait for the DLC. BF3 or MW3 doesn’t matter in that regard … ;-)

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    @27 I think what I’m saying is that it’s largely based on perception, and that’s what makes it a little silly.

    I think the very rapid shift in the “internet narrative” of what CoD is and does is a little too convenient. The anger towards CoD is pretty much entirely parallel to its sales.

    The fact that the quality essentially hasn’t changed throughout the years makes that even more puzzling. People used to have no problem being extremely anxious for the next chapter, but now suddenly it’s a console port, and the biggest problem with gaming today.

    If you don’t like it, then you’re certainly welcome not to, but embittered and paranoid concepts of 30 million CoD players suddenly being children, frat boys or diseased amputees is too hysterical in my opinion, to be based on anything real.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @29 “The fact that the quality essentially hasn’t changed throughout the years makes that even more puzzling.”

    This I disagree with. Whether it’s the single player or the mutiplayer, I feel the quality has seriously deteriorated.

    Infinity War were talented at what they did, there’s no doubt about that. They have a knack for setting, atmosphere, and cohesiveness. The latter especially is what I feel has been lost in the franchise in the past few years.

    Sledgehammer are no Infinity Ward.

    Other franchise continue to grow, improve on past ideas, cut away the chaff and expand on what they had before. Call of Duty has become… static.

    That’s how I see it, anyway.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 Well, the whole anti-CoD campaign started around CoD4, so I don’t see what Sledgehammer have to do with it. I haven’t played MW3 myself, so I wouldn’t know.

    I think it would be a shame to assume that every FPS developer has to be DICE and play by their rules. That’s an entirely different game striving for entirely different things, even if the base genre is the same.

    And they’re open to the same ammount of subjectivity. Before BF3 I honestly thought they’d lost the plot. BC2 was a huge step backwards from what they were capable of in the old days.

    I can see how Call of Duty would look like a dead horse being flogged if you don’t actually enjoy it. More of what you don’t like is never going to be a good thing. But like it says in the article above, you’d only want it to change if you didn’t actually enjoy it, and quite obviously a lot of people enjoy it every year (or every other year, as it were).

    There’s even a number of quite venemous commenters on this little microcosm who still buy it year after year, in spite of supposedly hating it.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. stretch215

    @dsb I understand all that,I just wanted to point out the ridiculousness.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. G1GAHURTZ

    Another article on CoD hate: http://kotaku.com/5858098/why-its-stupid-to-hate-call-of-duty

    And while there’s no way that I agree with the claim that CoD has in any way, shape or form “deteriorated”, I have to admit that there’s nothing that I’ve seen in the SPs since CoD4 that can compare to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iLWFJozn_sY

    #33 3 years ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    @reask:

    Yeah, I’m up for it. I’ve already started a VG247 group on the PS3 Elite, so if we all join, we can use it to arrange games and what not…

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Ireland Michael

    @31 I’m just saying their quality isn’t up to snuff.

    Honestly, I enjoyed Modern Warfare 2 (skipped over World at War). It was after that I stopped enjoying the repetitiveness of the whole experience.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. spiderLAW

    @Reask
    I used to have you on xbox Live (thelawlaidlaw) but have canceled my account on Live. Add me to PSN: Spiderlaw. Same with you Gigahurtz, would be great to play with a fellow pro ;)
    i think i need to still add Viralshag (Peacefish) and OrbitMonkey

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Frank17

    #21. Dude I rented cod did raping ans stiles. Same game its lame boring played out. And I hate hearing stupid little teenagers talk shit. Thank u call of duty. Ill stick to bf3 more tactics and fun way more fun. Plus its realistic not cartoony. And #21 fat kid. I played till a level 12 and had a k/d of 3.1 so get on my level. Or play battlefield and ill make u quit and trade it in

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Ireland Michael

    @37 You really should consider working on that alpha male testosterone issue of yours. Just sayin’.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. reask

    OK GIga will do.
    I take it I go to the elite section to join.
    It was still not working properly yesterday but I was getting further so I reckon it should be up and running.

    @ spiderlaw.
    Will do but im a noob so just use me for practice.
    Not a big gun and runner so be prepared for different tactics. :)

    @spiderlaw.
    I think I sent you a request but the name coming back the i looks like an l plus some capital some not.

    If thats not you send one to reask 1.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. reask

    Not saying your not doing well frank but some of us lesser mortals tend to struggle with it.
    I know lots of folk who have a hard time with it.
    I mean you would imagine if it was as easy as you seem to find it for everyone that it would be dead in the water long time ago.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah reask, Elite was working properly earlier today from the PS3 app, but it seems to be struggling again…

    You should be able to join the group from there.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. reask

    what’s it called?

    #42 3 years ago
  43. G1GAHURTZ

    The group is called: VG247

    Inventive, huh?

    #43 3 years ago
  44. spiderLAW

    @Reask. Yeah, thats me. SpIdErLaW :) Ill accept the request when i get home from work.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Stephany Nunneley

    @43 I’ll join up once I get better at it so I don’t get yelled at and told to get back in the kitchen when I play with you guys.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. DSB

    Yeah, now that definitely won’t happen Steph!

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Stephany Nunneley

    @46 What? Me getting good at it or being told to get back in the kitchen? :D

    #47 3 years ago
  48. DSB

    Being told to get back in the kitchen, of corpse.

    It’s like going “Okay nobody call me a banana.”

    YOU FUCKING BANANA! will always be the only possible outcome.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Stephany Nunneley

    @28 HAHHAHA! :D

    #49 3 years ago
  50. reask

    Hey Steph no worries about been the worst I will probably take that trophy. ;)
    Now Patrick Garret what about yourself?
    We need the boss. :D

    #50 3 years ago
  51. spiderLAW

    @Steph
    you do know we are playing on the PS3 right? You would need to get your PSN on and last i remember, you didnt want to do that lol.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Stephany Nunneley

    @51 Crap. Mine is for 360. :(

    #52 3 years ago
  53. silkvg247

    Oh dear god that’s a lot of sheep. Despair for humanity += 10

    #53 3 years ago
  54. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Oh dear god, another internet drama queen.

    Despair for humanity!! *swoon*

    #54 3 years ago
  55. ASBI

    my brother used to hate CoD just because everybody else on his friends list loved it and played all the time

    even though he didnt even watch any gameplay footage, just hated the brand

    I took the risk of buying mw2 just to prove him wrong, I was 100% sure that it will be awesome, why would all these people play the game if it isnt that good ?

    he played for +38 days of playtime !! :D

    #55 3 years ago

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    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]