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Black Ops 2 crosses $1 billion mark in 15 days worldwide

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 13:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Black Ops 2 has crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide retail sales, according to Chart-Track and internal company estimates.

The game achieved this milestone within 15 days of launch. Comparatively, 2011′s Modern Warfare 3 reached $1 billion in retail sales in 16 days.

“The release of Call of Duty has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined.

“Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time.”

Compared to films, the box office record set for feature films was in 2009 by “Avatar” which hit $1 billion in 17 days.

Since the game’s launch, more than 150 million hours have been logged online through PSN and XBL.

Black Ops 2 was released worldwide on November 13 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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46 Comments

  1. Dragon246

    *MINDBLOWN*
    Sales are less, but revenue is more? Something does not fit.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. zinc

    Glad I could help Activision :-)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Strange Sultan

    Yes. ‘hard’ earned money -_-

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @3 making a game to that standard and with that much content – Call of Duty or not – in just two years is hard work. They deserve every penny they make regardless of what people think of the series.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    For me this is the best call of duty yet, of the latests ones of course. I do love the maps, the weapons, the pace,etc; is the first one i feel that being smart pays off in the same way as being quick with the reflexes, iam pretty decent at this game, with theprevious iterations no so much, i will skip the infinity releases and just focus on the treachyard games, well done guys kudos and you really deserve all the good accolates.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    To that standard?
    LOL?
    BO2 is a reskinned version of BO1.

    Sorry, guys for free make Half-Life 1 remake on Source even with new gameplay ideas and this deserve something? Okay.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @6
    Yes you’ve shown before that you know exactly how much effort is required in modern game development. A new MP map is just a few days effort for one person.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    #6 i dont think is a re-skinned version of BO1, i think the freedom in the personal layouts with the 10 tickets is a nightmare for balancing things out, i am not a developer or i have that much of knowladge in that department, but something tells me that there is a lot of variations and variables into play, that requieres a lot of plan and efforts and overall changes.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. viralshag

    Agree with Manu. This is by far my favourite CoD game to date.

    @7, Why u arguing, bro?? He is leet game designer making games (not just maps ofc!!) in days!!!1! Blamdigidy and all that…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    you know what will be cool, if we send Erthazus to trechyard or infinity offices and unite all the teams in a board room and say this is the guy that says he can do your expansions by himself in just one day, hoping they hire him and they put him into work 24/7 in all the COD expansions by himself, that will be poetic justice into work :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Shuklar

    Regardless where I go, there’s always something that has to pop up and remind me how much I hate humanity.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. zinc

    @Manu, Pleased your enjoying it mate & that your MP experience has improved :-)

    What system you playing on?

    @11, Then stop watching Jersey Shore. Simple.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    #12 Zinc 360

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dragon246

    Can someone really help me understand how even though sales reports are suggesting blops 2 sold less than mw3, it manages to earn more?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    Yeah, 1 guy can make a map. Why not?
    In the past devs had teams with 3 people.

    Guys that made Black Mesa for example had a team with 43 people only (which includes a lot of web programmers anyway) and they made a game in Source which is very hard to develop for (2 Principal Programmers ONLY) and not to mention that textures and modelling there is also by far much more complex than in CoD games that is reengineered 1999 year old engine and Black Mesa is for FREE.

    P.S. 5 people worked on “Prop modelling” in Black Mesa in a full game that requires more then just 1 map.

    @,Dragon, ELITE and Merchandising.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. zinc

    @Manu, shame I’m on the PS3, though you could play a few games with Gigahurtz… Apparently his not too good mind, so if you have any tips for him?

    :-D

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    #16 zinc i think he doesnt want to play with the plebeians, he is with the elite class ;_;, sadly iam not a part of that group. ;)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. manamana

    Not my cup of coffee but….

    /tips hat

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Da Man

    #15

    The fact that you believe crosshair movement makes CoD a Q3 engine videogame is humorous (in a bad way, mind you..).

    Similarly, the fact that you call that piece of shit ‘remake’ done by useless nerds (but still better than your internet contributions) ‘making a game’ is astonishing.

    I’m not even touching on the ‘in the past’ part, since you’re way too mental (or dense) to realize how much of a retarded straw man your bullshit actually is.

    But then again, what you’re basically doing on this website is tricking yourself (every time you say something it becomes obv you can’t even translate others’ posts..)

    Why don’t you shut the trap for once and try spending time on something aside from hentai masturbation and playing videogames? You’re merely full of shit and insane.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. fearmonkey

    The first black ops bored me, never finished it and the multiplayer was same ol COD. The last COD game I actually enjoyed was Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 1, Treyarch’s games just don’t feel as good tome.
    My favorite COD games is still COD 2 though., the first time I played that on my 360 I was amazed.

    I’ll rent blackops 2 but im sure it will be the same ol same ol.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. stevenhiggster

    @19 It actually is made using the Quake 3 engine, that’s kind of a fact. It is a very tweaked version of that engine, but still that engine nonetheless.
    That is all I’m saying, I have no real love or hatred for COD, it is what it is. I used to play COD 4 all the time but haven’t bought one since MW2, not because I hate it, simply because I’ve been playing other stuff.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    Manu!

    I am more than happy to play with anyone.

    Add me on XBL, so I can show all my diamond SMG camos off to you!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Da Man

    #21

    Nope, it’s a a popular internet misconception due to the originals being built with a modified Q3 engine. CoD4 and onwards Q3 it is not.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    “Nope, it’s a a popular internet misconception”

    No, you are the internet troll that knows nothing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IW_engine FACT.

    or better here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2009/07/15/the-10-best-game-engines-of-this-generation?page=2

    IGN is the better choice so kids like you could understand that you are a complete moron that knows nothing.

    and of course The Most Important Part: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GtkRadiant . But you are too stupid to understand that anyway so it’s a link just to prove my point.

    As always, you are wrong. the core of IW engine is from Id Tech 3.0 and it has nothing to do with “crosshair movement”, but it is also very important part. You don’t know that it is based on that engine the same way you don’t know what is the difference between Direct X9 games and past Direct x8 or Original XBOX games. What a waste.

    Fuck off child.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. lama

    they call it IW engine and yes, its a modified id Tech 3(Q3) engine

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Gadzooks!

    #20

    Same here, it’s amazing how well CoD 2 still holds up today. 4 player splitscreen on Tunisia maps is still great.

    I really liked CoD 3 as well. Some brilliant MP maps and modes.

    CoD 4 was the last one for me. After that it was all downhill, IMO.

    Amazing sales figures for Blops2 though. There is no sign of that bubble bursting yet.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Da Man

    Erzatwat, it’s not rocket science to figure that anything you say is either completely made up bs or paraphrased someone else, hence it’s apparent there should be some Kotaku commenter or someone who started this.

    http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/call_of_duty_4_modern_warfare
    ^Fact.

    You, stupid isolated piece of shit, couldn’t figure how to draw a triangle on screen, so you’re in no position to say what’s the ‘core ‘ of engine (well, you aren’t on any other subject actually, but I digress), besides Source is based on HL1 one, and that one is based on Q1, you unbelievable fool (and Q1 is based on Doom, and Doom is based on Wolf3d, which in turn was based on Hovertank).

    Thus as a matter of fact, Half Life 2 runs on a modified 1990 engine. La la la, you’re wrong, child.

    Now run along and fap to Aeris doujinshi.

    Shut the trap and go enlighten similar patients on ag. Oh wait.. It’s gone, finally.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Fin

    Man I hate all Call of Dutys.

    Better go play Blops for 500 hours.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. DarkKnight

    Erthazus, why are you responding to DaFuckMan? His ass is swollen since he used his 360 to masturbate and its paining. Leave the asshole alone, he needs rest.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Da Man

    I wonder if #29 is a new phase in Kerplunk’s schizophrenia.

    Seems a lot like it, lmao.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    For someone with such disdain for nerds in general you do seem to know alot of the terminology of Japanese fandom.

    Doujins eh? How lewd…

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Da Man

    All you have to do to enlighten yourself with the basics of JP nerds terminology is visit a videogame forum board and use a search engine.

    That doesn’t make me an expert on those things (fortunately), merely an uneducated casual (blissfully unaware of the depth of modern japanese culture).

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DarkKnight

    @31
    Didn’t you know all those Akihabara doujinshi shops have a frequent foreign visitor who goes by DaFuckMan who looks pregnant with 360 in his ass?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. ManuOtaku

    #22 GIGA man i was joking ok, i seriously dont think that, hence the face on the comment, and yes i will add you to see all your accolates, i know you are pretty good at it, i only hope i can help the team while doing decent numbers, right now my k/d ratio is 0.86 i believe, and for me thats great numbers compare with the 0.48 and 0.60 of previous games, and i came in the top 3 17 times thus far, which is equal to all my previous COD combine, iam having fun with this game, more than with battlefield 3, but not more than gotham city impostors.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Da Man

    I used to import Brian The Lion doujinshi from japan, but then I discovered Metal Gear hentai and was hooked since. Too bad they all use the same engine.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. absolutezero

    Still lewd.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. taj1994

    That’s nothing. Halo 4 has made at least half that (probably alot more, but all I can find is stuff on how it broke so many release-day records with $220 million), and it’s only on a single console, while Black Ops II is on 4 (not including Declassified on Vita). If you think about it, Halo 4 pretty much beat Black Ops II within a day or two of its release (if they were both on all the same consoles)

    @15: The money has nothing to do with Elite… Elite is now totally free for everyone. Maybe the Season Pass for the map packs. Actually, it probably has something to do with the Care Package Edition ($180), don’t you think?

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Deacon

    DM – you gonna post your GOTY votes? My anticipation to discover what a real enthusiast such as yourself deems GOTY material is practically killing me.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Da Man

    #38

    Dude brah, I’m no videogame enthusiast. I play mostly Xbla games. Reason I visit this blog is to educate myself with the news and the engrish. Please do correct my grammer, I would really appreciate it.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Deacon

    So, no opinion? Come on man, you can muster a top three!

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    “http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/call_of_duty_4_modern_warfare
    ^Fact.”

    What fact? There is nothing about engine except for the fact that it uses HDR, Dynamic lightning like in any other engine. This link is an ARTIST CV you fucking idiot. You showed me this before.

    I showed you http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GtkRadiant

    GTK tools are used for developing maps and other stuff using Only Id Tech 3 supported games and that is a fact right there.
    Custom mods for CoD4 for example all made in Gtk for your information, RETARD. Because GtK tools are the only tools that WORKS with that engine and with that game.

    “besides Source is based on HL1 one, and that one is based on Q1, you unbelievable fool (and Q1 is based on Doom, and Doom is based on Wolf3d, which in turn was based on Hovertank).”

    What this have to do with iD tech 3 and Call Of Duty? Ohh, yeah. Nothing. It’s just your everyday fanboy rant for no reason at all.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Da Man

    Q3 engine didn’t have anything present in Cod4 onwards, aside from the crosshair math and a server browser. It’s a fact, proven by a link to a real life CoD4 developer.

    He states the facts, so why exactly should it matter if he’s an artist?

    Cod4 onwards don’t use that level editor made by John Carmack in 90s, it uses one built on top of it’s functionality.

    Source engine is a modified GoldSrc, which in turn is a modified Q1 one (which in turn can be traced back to Hovertank). The fact that you keep on babbling your useless bullshit about Cod and refuse to acknowledge HL2 runs on a Q1 engine at the same time proves that you’re mentally ill.

    Erthazus, you lack the basics of human communications. You’re insane. You can’t be that dense.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Fin

    I don’t mind what the engine is cos I enjoying playing it.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. DrDamn

    @43
    That comes a couple of places below “Does it have 3D grass?” in the Erazthus assessment of how good a game is though. :)

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Erthazus

    “He states the facts”

    what facts? Quote these facts from his CV.

    “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare runs on a proprietary engine, and has features such as true world-dynamic lighting, HDR lighting effects, dynamic shadows and depth of field. ”

    Like in any other game of this generation.

    what else? What facts?

    “aside from the crosshair math and a server browser”

    LINK or GTFO.

    Also, GTK tools works only with it’s core engine capabilities because GTK is used for TEXTURING and level design tools. http://icculus.org/gtkradiant/

    I will repeat for your shitty brain:

    Games that supports these tools are: Call Of Duty, Call Of duty 2, Call Of duty 4, Call Of Duty: WaW
    Games that supports it but does not have a map editor (for now) are: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, (!) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (!) to this day.

    So a program that recognizes only Id Tech technology is also a lie?

    “refuse to acknowledge HL2 runs on a Q1 engine at the same time proves that you’re mentally ill.”

    1) I know that Source is based on Q1 engine so you are mentally ill here only. but What this have to do with Id Tech 3 and Call OF duty? I ask you this question second time or you are too mental to answer me this simple question?

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Da Man

    Well, Erthazus the facts that Q3 didn’t have

    quote true world-dynamic lighting, HDR lighting effects, dynamic shadows and depth of field

    And here, you dishonest, deprived piece of shit I will help you to quote the rest:
    The game also makes use of a dynamic physics engine, which was not implemented in previous Call of Duty titles for Windows.

    Thus, as I mentioned Cod4 onwards Q3 engine it is not.

    Now.. I will help you, dishonest piece of shit straight from orwellian book, to quote your shitty wikipedia:
    use modified versions
    ^of John carmack’s level editor.

    Educate yourself with the process of creating levels. Then come back and babble about texturing.

    Source is a modified Q1 engine, it has everything to do with your existence in these comment sections and your lunatic babbling. it’s called double standards and two faced behaviour, fool.

    You make things up, in an idiotic attempt to win some imaginary war due to being a soulless loser who need something to hate. If it isn’t CoD it would be something else. Bieber, Angry Birds, far Cry, whatever..

    Erthazus, you need psychiatric help.. You are a 26 years or something old student who spends his days playing videogames, can’t name the basics from the Red Book of OpenGL (well, can’t even spell OpenGL properly..) and yet has the stupidity to argue like a wall on acid with anyone.. Only reason you exist is the internet.

    Think about it. because no matter how much time you spend tricking yourself, it will all end with a 40 years old mmo addict and many comments on toy blogs. Face the facts and visit a clinic.

    #46 2 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]