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UK Charts: Tomb Raider climbs to the top spot, SimCity second

Monday, 11 March 2013 09:11 GMT By Dave Cook

Tomb Raider has entered the UK charts at first place, beating off all comers with a bloody climbing axe and a barrage of firearms.

Crystal Dynamics’ reboot launched last week to rave reviews and strong sales, making it the biggest UK launch of the year so far. You can check out all of the scores here. The game saw double the launch sales of Aliens: Colonial Marines, which was number one a few weeks ago.

Dave and Brenna have both written appraisals of the game, you can find them here:

Tomb Raider: a worthy reboot?
Tomb Raider is tops, but multiplayer feels unnecessary.

Here’s the top five chart. We’ll update once we have the rest.

1. Tomb Raider
2. SimCity
3. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
4. The Sims 3: University Life
5. FIFA 13
6. Crysis 3
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
8. Far Cry 3
9. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
11. Assassin’s Creed III
12. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
13. Skylanders Giants
14. Hitman Absolution
15. Aliens: Colonial Marines
16. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
17. Halo 4
18. GTA IV
19. Dead Space 3
20. Forza Motorsport 4

What do you make of the above positions?

Meanwhile, Dave has written a summary of the SimCity launch woes, which saw servers crippled, hearts broken and the games press changing scores all over the shop. It was an odd week.

Get the full story here:

SimCity hits Europe, America still in peril.

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38 Comments

  1. Malmer

    Yet still they say there is no money in having a female lead…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. anik_lc

    The game is amazing. Deserved to stay at the top for a month+.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. manamana

    Now that I’ve played through this awesome game, I went back to read Dave’s story and I think he really got it represented precisely. Good to know for future articles, at least for me.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. silkvg247

    I’m waiting for them to patch it for Nvidia users, it looks great but it’s too glitchy and I want a solid experience.

    @1 Yes, this is the point I keep trying to make on “sexism” threads. It isn’t about physical strength – it’s about strength of mind, heart and will. Lara is a believable and strong woman.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    Well, she’s believable to a point. I gotta be honest, the moment she starts to go on a rampage and kill thousands of dudes (And ONLY DUDES, so sexist!) is the moment where the believability takes a nosedive.

    FarCry 3 had the same problem. The very same problem. Rewarding the player for killing was a huge mistake. The game shouldn’t have done this. Should’ve been taken the Arkham City approach.

    They messed up the narrative with this element. Why wouldn’t I run around and kill the wildlife? I get REWARDED for it!

    It’s a missed opportunity. The game could’ve really stand on it’s own, if the combat would take a step back and the raiding of tombs would be front and center. Now, it’s ‘just’ a gritty Uncharted with multiple paths and a sandbox approach to gameplay.

    I like this Lara more than the old one, but I still think they should’ve tried to give her more depth. There were a lot of moments where she would run around on her own, why not have more monologues? Something that would also go a little bit into details about her past? There was not enough of that. I was especially interested about her relationship to her father.

    As someone who never really cared about the previous game, this Tomb Raider had me scratching my head more than once. Who are the Croft’s? What’s so great about them? What was her father doing? What about her mother? Not mentioned once. Where are they now?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. salarta

    @5: The game as a whole is indeed sexist (though seemingly not intended that way by the team), it’s just the kind of sexist that people overlook and don’t call sexist because they want it to be true. Same way society more than a century ago considered women only allowed to be housewives to not be sexist.

    Feel free to complain, I’m not going to argue with you, just stating the obvious since you felt the need to mock it.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    I think you’re confused.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. PEYJ

    @ 5 and 7

    I totally agree.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Gnosis

    @5: That’s basically the same things I’ve been wondering about through the whole series. It’s kinda frustrating, that they’ve managed to completely ignore some of the most interesting parts about Lara and her origin. I really hope, that there’ll be more information about it in the future games.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. manamana

    Gone are the days, where one would play a game because it’s entertaining, I reckon.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    This is on my list, will be playing sometime a next few months, but I liked the great puzzles previous TRs had. I bit saddened that this one has gone the cinematic route. But still looking forward to a great game.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @11: Then be prepared to be disappointed. The Tombs are the most disappointing aspect of the game. There are only 7 of them and each has one puzzle max.

    Still a fantastic game.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dragon246

    @12,
    :(

    I still remember how much fun I had completing TR-Anniversary without any guides. I played it on and off and finished it in one year, but was really happy with the game.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @9: Wait, so they didn’t go into details in the previous games as well? How stupid is that?

    @13: I’m sorry, but it’s better that you know now.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dragon246

    @13,
    No need to be sorry, but I am starting to feel like whatever I like gets the axe in the sequel. I liked the renewed camps in FC2 and that got the axe in FC3. And now this.
    :( indeed.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    Renewed Camps? You mean the fact that the Outposts don’t reset? They included that in the newest patch. You can reset them.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Gnosis

    @14: In Underworld you “find” her mother, but only for, well, few minutes. Information about her father is very scarce, mostly based on speculations. The games explain you just the most basic things.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @17: Another missed opportunity, I guess.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Dragon246

    @16,
    I know that. I still have FC3 waiting on my ps3. But its not just that, FC2 just had a different feeling. Degrading guns, handheld map, the setting, everything clicked for me. Even though the ending felt forced and odd, the game was awesome imo.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    Yeah, I loved the setting, but that’s about it. Weapons degraded way too fast. The missions weren’t fun. The sidemissions were limited and not fun. Exploration wasn’t rewarded. Enemies would respawn too quickly and would suck up bullets like it was nothing. Enemies only fought you, not each other. There wasn’t a clear indicator who was who anyway and the and the overall story was boring.

    Oh and the buddy-system was pretty much useless if you play it on PC. One word: quicksave.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. salarta

    @21: But the real question, spambot, is that are you doing all of this while driving your Ferrari around your mansion? It’s no good if I’m not able to do that at that same time.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. sk4r

    Hope that SimCity gets kicked out of the top 10 by next week.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. manamana

    Hope that Lara stays on that spot by next week.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. DSB

    @10 Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure it’s a fad. Remember how in the 80′s we were all super concerned about “saving Africa”? Apparently by singing about it, and being super intimate with our headphones. Yeah, that went away in a hurry.

    This decade it seems to be all about saving the women.

    Want to take bets on what the next major first world “outrage” will be? I mean we’re all pretty comfortable, so we’re gonna need to find our misery somewhere else, or just make it up.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. manamana

    ^ Amen. :-)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. salarta

    @25: I’d say by the number of sales that there isn’t really any concern about “saving the women.” We’re actually in a backward slide on all levels, when you think about the need for “slutwalks” and women needing to fight for reproductive rights concerning abortion and contraception. We also don’t have strong female icons anymore on the level that Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess provided them in the 90s.

    Not that I’m “arguing” anymore. In fact, this game is very liberating, since just about nothing counts as sexism anymore; the only thing that might count as sexist to people is having rape depicted in a video game at all. I’m just pointing out that your assumption that people care about “saving the women” is false; that was the 90s, not the present day.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. DSB

    The need for slutwalks. That’s hilarious.

    You know why it’s called dressing provocatively? Because it provokes. The fact that it happens to provoke a few fools into insulting a few feminists hardly qualifies as a “need”.

    Changing human nature takes a bit more than dressing slutty and getting on the news for 5 minutes.

    The argument that women are somehow oppressed and huddled masses got defenestrated once they got the vote and started becoming world leaders.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. salarta

    @28: Actually, the “slutwalks” were done because the insults you refer to were made by someone remarking on how women that got raped were, to sum it up, “asking for it” because of what they wore. Sort of like saying Lara was asking to be strangled to death because she looked so vulnerable. But then again, I’ve been unwantingly stumbling upon more guro porn of Lara coming out of the woodworks due to this game, on sites that normally don’t show off such content, so we’ll see what the future holds.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. DSB

    @29 Right. One idiot cop. The fact that that apparently qualifies as a pressing concern for that movement only serves to further undermine it.

    Nevermind the fact that rape is illegal under any circumstance and that they’re already protected to the fullest extent of the law, just like every other person, regardless of gender.

    You can cry about human nature all you want, but it’s not going to change. There will always be idiots like that cop, and rape is sadly inherent to our species, just like murder, robbery and other forms of violence.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. YoungZer0

    You’re Schrödinger’s Rapist, DSB. Prove to us that you do not intent to rape any woman on your way to the supermarket. Leave it to feminism to make men feel like second class citizens.

    I think the slutwalk is immensely stupid. So a cop said something stupid, kind of blaming the victim of a rape and you running around in the street showing us your hanging tatas is going to change what exactly? We know the cop is an idiot, but rape is not going to get away because you dress up like a prostitute. It’s not going to change a damn thing.

    We’ve reached a point where informing women how to avoid being raped (avoid dark alleys, don’t show off too much skin (It’s called ‘dressing provocatively’ for a reason), don’t walk alone, etc. etc.) is being viewed as offensive. You have morons running around with signs saying “We live in a society that teaches how not to get raped, instead of not to rape”.

    OH REALLY?! So that’s the problem!?

    And I thought the FACT that rape is a crime is enough. But fuck all those classes that teach you self-defense and how to avoid being a victim. Yeah, fuck those misogynistic rape enablers. We need to teach (shame men) that rape is bad. That’s the problem you see, the rapists just don’t know that they are doing something bad.

    So the next time you might be the victim of rape, just inform the dude that what he’s going to do is bad. That will help ya.

    God that topic makes me so fucking sick.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. salarta

    @30: Right, but I think the point of the “slutwalk” was less “we’re trying to make rape no longer exist” which would be an impossible goal, and more “we’re trying to discourage professionals in fields that have to legally work on rape cases from making comments like that.” The comments being unprofessional, chance of making rape victims not feel like the cops will take the violation seriously, etc. That’s how I understand it, but maybe I’m completely wrong.

    @31: I haven’t seen any cases where informing women how to avoid being raped is seen as offensive, please enlighten me. I’ve only seen the “don’t show too much skin” one, and while you can have cases where people view a legitimate warning of how some men think as a sexist remark, that’s pretty rare. The rest, eh, I’ll take a page out of Squall’s book. I was concerned about these matters before, but after the new Tomb Raider, I figure it’s not something for me to worry about much. Let the women deal with it, they’re the ones that need to live with however society perceives them, my life can go on fine either way.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. DSB

    Dressing slutty and walking down the street is going to shame misogynists into shutting up?

    Really, if you’re indifferent enough to make that statement, I doubt you’re very impressed at a parade like that. I think it’s highly debatable what you would actually be achieving even if you did silence them.

    I see the entertainment value though. It’s fun to give those guys the finger, but I reacted to the notion that there was somehow a “need” for slutwalks.

    It’s like the saying there’s a “need” for another March on Washington simply because racists still exist. It’s just taking things completely out of proportion.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. OrbitMonkey

    I think the next big cause will be the protection of threatened men. This thread alone highlights the horrifying increase of guys feeling their rights are being threatened by imaginary forces outside of their understanding…

    Or y’know, getting ultra defensive over some girls giving them a little back chat.

    Quick Robin, to the masculineposturingmobile!!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. YoungZer0

    @32: I guess you never spend a second on a feminist blog/tumblr/website like Jezebel or any of that bullshit. They are completely irrational when it comes to that subject … or any subject.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. salarta

    @33: You could say the same thing about most public demonstrations nowadays, the point is that public demonstration at least shows a public face to a voice and to an extent the stakes of an issue. The Church of Scientology is still in existence, which means it was technically worthless, but the campaign could have kept at least one person out of the cult’s clutches.

    @35: I’ve seen some irrational stuff before, it’s just pretty rare that a majority believes it. I even imagined a pretty unconventionally insane and stupid one for the real Lara Croft: that the real Lara set an unhealthy precedent that women are so equally capable as men that it implies any failure to defend themselves from men means they wanted it to happen. It’s a stupid hypothetical, but one I can see some people thinking. I’ve learned people on the internet can eagerly accept a lot of idiotic things without putting any real thought into it.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DSB

    @36 That’s fair enough, like I said I think it’s fun, but in that case it’s still a personal need on behalf of those women, rather than an actual need stemming from society as a whole.

    Which brings me back to square one, which is that it’s a fad, as opposed to a collective response to social injustice.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. nollie4545

    I couldn’t give a feck what sex the character is in a videogame, nor do I see what the cronk Lara Croft has to do with rape. Feminists are about as nuts as they come, slot in between pro-lifers and animal rights folk.

    The end.

    It’s a social injustice we don’t see more nakedness in Tomb Raider.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Vice

    Yes yes, this game is brilliant and deserves to be a huge hit. It better stay in top spot for at least few weeks.

    #38 2 years ago

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    Nintendo has released update hardware life to date sales figures. According to figures released in Nintendo’s latest financial briefing, the 3DS has sold over 50 million units, and spawned 215 million software sales. The poor old Wii U is still languishing at under 10 million hardware sales, with 52 million software sales to its name. […]

  • Destiny heavy ammo bug to be fixed, probably won’t break everything else

    Praise the Sunbro, Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny. If Destiny has one bug that has gone too long unresolved, it’s the heavy ammo issue. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armour that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit […]

  • MLB 15 The Show continues year-to-year saves, has real time sun and shadows

    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    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 […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]