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Black Ops 2 sees 14% sales decline compared to Modern Warfare 3

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:06 GMT By Dave Cook

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may have netted Activision a cool $1 billion in its first 15 days on sale, but a new report suggests that the game is currently generating 14% less profit than Modern Warfare 3 did this time last year. Get the details below.

Gamasutra reports that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has sold 4.5 million copies on Xbox 360 and 2.9 million copies on PS3 since its November 13th launch, making a combined total of 7.4 million units. However, Modern Warfare 3 sold a combined 8.8 million units by the same time last year – equating to a drop of 14%.

MCV adds that Longbow Research analyst James Hardiman chipped in on the matter, stating that Activision’s $1billion sales announcement was perhaps rather hasty.

“We do not believe that Activision did itself any favours by putting out a press release touting that Black Ops II had crossed $1bn in just 15 days,” he stated, “faster than the 16 days required for Modern Warfare 3 to reach the $1bn mark.

“What management did not mention is the fact that with an earlier release date, Modern Warfare 3 was able to reach $1bn a day before Thanksgiving, whereas Black Ops II was not able to get there until after Cyber Monday.”

What’s your view? Has decline set in now? Did the future setting put people off? What can be done to reverse the slide, if anything? Let us know what you think below.

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28 Comments

  1. alimokrane

    About time people start using their brains….

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    Exactly! That is why I thought the nos. published by acti were fishy.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @1 Why? Instead of buying a game they enjoy? No one’s forcing them to buy into the series. They buy the games because they enjoy them, myself included.

    Really don’t understand the hate CoD gets, I really don’t.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @3

    It’s probably geared more towards Activision and the way they’ve changed gamings business model.

    Good games have been cancelled or forever changed (tacked on multiplayer etc…), all in the name of chasing COD’s tail.

    And that IS a bad thing for the industry.

    You could say, ‘we’ll its not COD / Acti’s fault, other devs don’t have to copy that model’,

    But, we all know, that’s not how boardroom meetings go.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @4 yeah that practice is shite don’t get me wrong :)

    But Treyarch didn’t close anyone down. Those guys deserve the success for delivering a game of that quality in just two years. That’s just my thoughts of course.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. FabioPal

    You keep on forgetting that publishers produce games to make money.

    CoD does make money, people does buy it not just because they’re told to, but even because they genuinely like it.

    Is there a decline? yes, Battlefield is a strong competitor, and the paradigma is shifting: more and more F2P games are in the market and they’re enough to give a lot of people their “FPS fix”.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dave Cook

    @6 +1

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @5

    They’ve had a lot of practice! ;)

    But yeah, I like a bit of COD now and again and I can respect how polished the series is. BLOPS 2 itself is an amazing package overall, full Zombie mode etc…

    Best value game out there along with Halo 4.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. CyberMarco

    What about Wii-U and PC copies?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. RoyBrown

    @3

    It’s an average game at best if you ask me.

    Most reviewers are also too scared to give honest reviews or they will lose advertising and in term hits for their website.

    Black Ops 2 Metacritic score average where reviews are released on or before Nov 13th.

    88.4

    Black Ops 2 Metacritic score average where reviews are released on or after Nov 14th.

    81.1

    In other words, people who actually played the game online for more than 1 day, or weren’t wearing a gag with Activision written on it, didn’t like it as much.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @10 “Most reviewers are also too scared to give honest reviews or they will lose advertising and in term hits for their website.”

    Absolutely untrue in 99% of circumstances. I’ve been doing this for six years. Trust me.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. RoyBrown

    @11

    I know people who run review websites, who have quite literally been told by publishers, that if they give *another one* of their games a bad review like they have in the past, they will lose access to the following.

    Promotional versions of games and demo’s of their games. In other words, no early previews or early reviews, that help generate exclusive content for the website and then all their information is released late, in return the website loses hits. Merchandise and invites to events. Access to employees for interviews. Website revenue paid for by the publisher in the form of advertising.

    Dave I respect this website but this shit happens, not 1% of the time, but fucking almost 100% of the time, to upstart websites that are just beginning to do well, publishers can just squash them out, and stop them from ever becoming established.

    Many big websites can get away with an honest review here or there unscathed however your head would have to be buried in the fucking sand, if you want to pretend this doesn’t happen. Websites like IGN barely even write reviews anymore, they actually just read like a giant over excited preview. Especially when it’s a high score released “exclusively” early before launch.

    There are a lot of executives and employees at companies who are given bonuses based purely on metacritic score.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @12 “but fucking almost 100% of the time,”

    Sorry man, I’m honestly not trying to be a dick here, but that’s still not accurate :(

    I could give you a ton of alternative reasons as to why this sort of thing happens that I know of, but advertising spend isn’t one of them, seriously.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. RoyBrown

    @13

    Dave is VG your primary form of work and if so, what else other than advertising generates money for your website?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dave Cook

    @14 Yeah this is a full time job. That’s besides the point though man. As we don’t give coverage or scores for our adverts. Most sites don’t. It’s true in the case of magazine covers – which do generate a lot of money for companies – but in terms of website ads, I’ve rarely heard of cash for coverage scenarios personally. I have to stress the ‘personally’ of course because it must happen somewhere at some time.

    The way publishers decide where to give adverts is predominantly traffic based. It’s as simple as them having a list of sites by their unique users, and giving the best ads to those at the top. That’s how I’ve heard it works, rather than scores/coverage.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    I been playing COD since number 2, and in multiplayer this is the most fun game iam having with the series, in previous games i tried everything to success in the game, at least to play good and help my teammates, but i did suck, my k/d ratio and assist numbers were bad, now in with this game i have a lot of assist, almost a third of my total kills, and my ratio is 1.04 and increasing, it did started at 0.74.

    But this is not the reason iam having fun, it is because playing smart and with strategy is really helping me, in previous COD this wasnt the case, it always get down to quick reflexes and that was all, i didnt have those skills, but now iam very capable on my own, and this without using any hiding perks, therefore in my eyes this is not the same call of duty of the previous games, i know i didnt change, the game did change allowing not only quick reflexes to succeed, but carefull planing and being smart; also the personalization of the perks and weapons with the 10 ticket is an smart idea IMHO, that balance the game even more, it allows multiple play styles into the game.

    Like i said this is the first COD that iam having fun, and is the first one that i see a lot of changes to allow everyone to be good with their particular style, even if it is not COD style.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. RoyBrown

    @14

    Dave I read this website every damn day, I’m not having a shot at you guys here so don’t worry I know you don’t do scores. Scores are maybe the most god damn irrelevant thing I can think of in relation to an experience with a game and it begs the question as to why people who review games even feel the need to vindicate their article with an exclamation mark at the end of it called a score.

    Anyway, my rant got a bit out of hand, it’s obviously not 100% of start ups but I know it happens and as far as I’m concerned it happens too much.

    As long as you don’t hire Brian Ashcraft who does nothing but talk about Japanese lady boys I will continue to read this website.

    I’ve just started going through the games on metacritic, thinking of doing an article on it, and it’s making me angry how all the heavily advertised big publisher titles seem to avalanche down hill in regards to score after the release date.

    What are your alternate reasons?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dave Cook

    @17 Oh I know man seriously, I understand you weren’t having a go. I wasn’t either. Just relaying what I’ve seen and heard around the scene :)

    I agree on scores. I’m so thankful I don’t have to score games any more. It stops editors disagreeing with me for one. Used to hate fighting over scores as they were my own damn opinion. Hate it when people try to convince me to change them.

    On the alternate reasons thing, I’d rather not say at this time if that’s OK? Sounds like a cop out, but I’m still laying low after the whole Doritosgate thing (for want of a better moniker).

    It may be a tale for another day however :)

    Thanks for reading and discussing man, I love having chats with folk on our comment threads.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. RoyBrown

    That’s fair enough….

    Now that you have said it though, you have to tell me what Doritosgate is?

    Link?

    Good chat :)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dave Cook

    @19 Oh god :P I thought it was common knowledge. Google it and you’ll see what it is.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    @19
    Thats a taboo. How dare you ask about that :P ?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. RoyBrown

    Fucking hell Dave what is this? Where was I when this happened?

    *Get’s popcorn*

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dave Cook

    @22 yeah, fun eh :P Pat wrote a piece about it on here too, which led to our – frankly rather ace – new editorial guidelines. Proud to be following them as rigidly as I am.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. G1GAHURTZ

    I suppose Treyarch might take all this as a huge compliment, as people seem to have completely forgotten that their games have always sold less than IW’s.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. ManuOtaku

    #24 Agree GIGA, but i think with this game they did surpass IW work IMHO, well comparing it with MW3, that is.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dragon246

    @Ghz
    I frankly like Treyarch games than IW ones. But I only play cod singleplayer (I am not interested in mp at all), so I cant say that about mp. But Ts sp is definitely better than IWs.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. polygem

    i always liked the treyarch games. blops one was one of my favourite cod´s. i think treyarch deserves credit for their take on cod with blops.

    regarding mp: i was doing pretty decent in blops 1 with a stable 1.5ish K/D, winning most matches or getting a top 3 position a lot. loved that game. i sucked this far in blops 2 (360). having a 0.9ish k/d!!! (i blame it on skipping mw3 and not being well trained anymore)
    now i bought it for wii u and my k/d is going back up, 1.4ish atm…not that i´d care tooooo much about that but yeah. in cod this stuff kinda counts ;)

    i think #6 is spot on.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. ASBI

    the sales of a sequel is sometimes affected by its predecessor

    mw2 was aswsome > blops sold more.
    mw3 was somewhat dissappointing > blops2 sold less

    #28 2 years ago

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    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]