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UK Charts: Tomb Raider top for a second week

Monday, 18 March 2013 09:23 GMT By Dave Cook

Tomb Raider has stood firm at the top of the UK charts for a second week running, fending off competition for newcomer God of War: Ascension.

Tomb Raider fared well at review, and you can see the scores in our round-up here. You can also check out my appraisal of the game here.

We also posted all of the God of War: Ascension scores here, as well as my full appraisal of the game here.

1.Tomb Raider
2.God Of War: Ascension
3.Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm
4. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
5. SimCity
6. Fifa 13
7. Far Cry 3
8. Crysis 3
9. Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
10. The Sims 3: University Life
11. Assassin’s Creed III
12. Hitman Absolution
13. Skylanders Giants
14. Need For Speed Most Wanted
15. Dead Space 3
16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
17. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
18. Grand Theft Auto IV
19. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
20. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Does any of the above grab your eye? Let us know below.

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21 Comments

  1. Samoan Spider

    Yeah, what stands out is the need for a big budget yet brand new IP. Although I’ve no complaints at Tomb Raider being at the top. Playing that this weekend I can firmly say its a fantastic game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. salarta

    Revengeance should be much, much higher, at number one or close. It’s a shame a good game like that is that far down while worse games are higher up. But I guess that could just be another sign of how society is these days about quality.

    The rest is pretty much what I expected, games that have been hyped to hell and back at top spots and games that have been around for a while showing lower on the list.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    It’s just embarrassing that shit like Ghost Warrior can actually sell a million plus.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Samoan Spider

    @3 A prime example of the problem with the games industry nowadays. Those that have supported it for a long time don’t even register on their scale of important opinions. The well publicised/hyped games sell a metric fuck-tonne and everything else gets lost in the noise.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. zinc

    I remember the good old days when publishers listened to gamers, nothing was hyped & games got to the top spot by sheer quality!

    Oh wait, those days never existed. Silly me :-)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    @4 Maybe it was at the top of Al Qaedas christmas list?

    To get that, you have to watch the intro here.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Samoan Spider

    @5 Well Pubs listening to gamers would be newsworthy but Devs listening to gamers used to happen quite frequently.

    @6 I’ve still yet to play it as I’m finishing TR, I will definitely give it a go. However, yeah, that video doesn’t paint a great picture.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. zinc

    @7, Personally I believe Dev’s are listening to gamers too much :-/

    #8 2 years ago
  9. salarta

    @5: Companies listened to video game consumers a lot more in the past compared to today. Games were hyped, but they were not hyped to the level they are today (e.g. commercials all over the place on TV and the game slapped on every visible space on every website on the internet), and consumers were less likely to buy something solely because of hype (e.g. Virtual Boy) like they do today. And we had people back then that bought games and cared about the franchises involved; today, people really don’t give a damn about the franchises themselves, just the individual title. If a new game in a franchise is the exact opposite of everything it was meant to be, consumers will still eat it up regardless of quality so long as it’s been hyped up like crazy. Meanwhile, masterpiece games with little hyping sell next to nothing; in the past, games of high quality would sell because of that quality, earning its sales by quality first and foremost rather than advertising.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. SameeR_Fisher

    I am glad Tomb Raider is still claiming the lead, I hope it can still crush God of War & Gears of War.

    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is way down though.

    I am also happy to see games like Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed III, and Hitman Absolution still around, I wonder how many unites did Hitman Absolution sell.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Gheritt White

    @ 9: Prince of Persia 2008.

    Hyped to fuck.

    Was “exact opposite of everything [the franchise] was meant to be”.

    Didn’t sell.

    So, um… yeah.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. zinc

    @9, People no longer care about franchise’s? Forgive me for laughing in your face, are you new to the internet? :-D

    Gamers are just as passionate/irrational as they always have been, raging over changes to hairstyle, trophy names & endings, to name but a few.

    It seems to me, that your a little put out that you cannot find enough people to share your particular grievance, therefore they must have no taste.

    Standard internet logic :-P

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    @13: People care about franchises in terms of their names, but not their content, as we’ve clearly seen with certain recent games. The behavior you refer to is the behavior of fans, not of general consumers. General consumers blatantly don’t care about the history and established intentions of a franchise. And now that you mention it, I notice it with not only video games, but all forms of media. We’re just talking about video games here because this is a video game site, and the video game industry used to be something other than an interactive imitation of Hollywood.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    So the game with the cyborg woman that touches her vagina in some of the artworks and has a token blonde girl (the analyst, lol) with just enough buttons open to show us the color of her bra and some cleavage should be higher than Tomb Raider.

    Good to know you’re the guy who constantly complains about sexism.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    Nice to see Tomb Raider fending off the competition (even if my personal opinion of it is being an Uncharted Clone; which isn’t offensive). As for God Of War Ascension its in 2nd place so that must mean Sony actually advertised the Game on TV :)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. salarta

    @15: Your response is fascinating since I never said anything explicitly about Tomb Raider, but since you want to have that conversation so badly…

    I would say Revengeance was made primarily for the gameplay, little is seen of the characters you mentioned (you also excluded Sunny, and I think for a pretty obvious reason), and the game while hardly trying to be a masterpiece of storytelling does touch on military and war ethics quite strongly. It deals with emotion-supressing drugs for soldiers, a combination of organ harvesting and child soldier indoctrination, and the role of PMCs in the world. Your complaint about Mistral is overreaching since it has to rely solely on artwork and not actual game content, and even if it did deal with game content, saying something was “wrong” with the character denies the character’s unique identity. Not that the comment about Courtney (the blonde analyst) is much better, since it implies that any women that like to dress that way in real life are “bad” for it. I also fail to fathom how “she shows too much skin” is allowed to be a legitimate criticism when people lap up depictions of women that do much worse than show some skin.

    Compare this to a game people are touting as realistic that isn’t realistic at all in any of the ways people are saying, and which unintentionally implies that adult women can’t have strength or courage unless their little girl innocence is choked out of them. There are things about that I have never said and never will. It’s not like anyone is genuinely receptive, given how so many people are far more interested in acting like the game is perfection incarnate. I’m not going to argue about much more serious issues with people that would look for excuses to say the game is a godly representation of those issues. Besides, I’ve certainly seen enough of the kind of content the game inspires, and the lauding of that content, to know what I would have to say on those subjects is right.

    And that’s all you’re going to get from me on the issue of Tomb Raider here.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    Wow, so it’s fine, because the games primary focus is gameplay? Weaksauce.

    Of course I excluded Sunny, she’s underage, if she wasn’t, she’d probably be running around with a cleavage too. If you mess that up, then there’s something wrong with you.

    Although that didn’t stop Kojima in Peace Walker.

    “the game while hardly trying to be a masterpiece of storytelling does touch on military and war ethics quite strongly. It deals with emotion-supressing drugs for soldiers, a combination of organ harvesting and child soldier indoctrination, and the role of PMCs in the world.”

    Ever heard the phrase “Stay on topic”? You typed a lot of useless stuff there. Stay on topic.

    “Your complaint about Mistral is overreaching since it has to rely solely on artwork and not actual game content”

    So it doesn’t matter? The official artworks and the official main graphic of Mistral don’t matter? You can still see the graphic in the official boss footage. It matters.

    Even if it doesn’t matter, Mistral still couldn’t keep her hands of herself. Her suit had belts around her breasts, so they would stand out more. She also wore highheels and her loud moaning when the arms got attached to her back didn’t help either.

    “since it implies that any women that like to dress that way in real life are “bad” for it.”

    Yes, it is bad. Call me what you want, but you’re a stupid person when you work in an office environment and show of your underwear. Don’t act like you’re Mr. PC here. We both know that she’s just fanservice.

    “which unintentionally implies that adult women can’t have strength or courage unless their little girl innocence is choked out of them.”

    Wait, so you have a new problem with the game? So you think that a perso- oh go fuck yourself. “little girl innocence?” Are you not aware of just how stupid and sexist that is?

    Guess what:

    http://youtu.be/udS-OcNtSWo?t=25s

    No time for innocence on an island full of people who want to kill you. None.

    You seem to fail at any kind of realistic approach to that topic and you haven’t even played the game.

    You’re a misguided hypocrite and you’re doing your very best to confirm that.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. salarta

    @18: And what makes “the game is primarily about gameplay” a “weaksauce” answer? And let’s be honest: Sunny was excluded from your description because she isn’t among the “problems” you listed, so mentioning her hurts your argument. It’s the fairly basic approach of altering perspective by not including a part of it for consideration. We have all done it before, sometimes intentional and sometimes unintentional, myself included. I didn’t mention Tomb Raider’s gameplay, for example.

    Though saying my whole paragraph on the things Revengeance covers is somehow “off topic” made me smirk. You complained that I implied Revengeance “should be higher than Tomb Raider.” I listed things about the game’s setting that support that notion. Your reaction was to claim they don’t count, because apparently the topic of representation of women is the sole sign of a game’s quality. If you didn’t want me to mention those things, then you shouldn’t have made the issue about whether or not Revengeance should have received higher sales than Tomb Raider.

    I could go on and on about a defense of Revengeance’s female characters and how they dress, but I don’t feel like wasting time on an argument that nobody’s going to “win” anyway, so let’s just set that aside and get down to the barest of barest essentials: I find complaints about how much skin women show in games or how horny they act to be completely laughable in the face of current depictions of women. What, it’s fine that all these women need the influence or threats of men to make them act tough for a change, but heaven forbid they show a little boob? Oh noes, she’s cowering in the corner hoping for a man to save her, but as long as we don’t notice she has breasts it’s just fine and dandy!

    A few weeks ago, I would have agreed with you. Now? Forget it. I’m not going to complain about characters like Aya Brea running around in the middle of a snowy winter in bikinis and maid uniforms while recent games are inspiring people to get into guro porn. And no, I’m not going to elaborate. Feel free to spin it however you want, I know what I’ve seen.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    “And let’s be honest: Sunny was excluded from your description because she isn’t among the “problems” you listed, so mentioning her hurts your argument.”

    … yeah, no. She’s still underage, sexualising her would be insane (probably why Hideo did it). That’s the only reason they didn’t do it. Look at their past videogames if you’re looking for prove.

    “the game’s setting that support that notion.”

    Erm, no we were talking about the sexualisation of the female characters. The gameplay doesn’t effect that. You talked about the story, but mentioned things that have nothing to do with the look of the female characters. The story does not impact their look (unlike Tomb Raider), so why mention it?

    “I find complaints about how much skin women show in games or how horny they act to be completely laughable in the face of current depictions of women.”

    Yet, that doesn’t stop you from talking about things that are way, way, way further ahead of it. That makes sense.

    “What, it’s fine that all these women need the influence or threats of men to make them act tough for a change”

    Ah, so a Tomb Raider where Lara (trained by a woman) is stranded on an Island with inhabited by women who don’t want to hurt and where they talk about their “little girl innocence” is better? Hey, maybe she should also show some cleavage and play with herself while we’re at it. I think you’d like DoA Xtreme Beach Volleyball.

    “she’s cowering in the corner hoping for a man to save her”

    Yeah, that never happened, whenever Lara asked for some help (man or woman), people couldn’t help her, because they were busy surviving on their own.

    But you wouldn’t know that.

    So we can conclude, you’re okay with a half-naked woman running around, fighting in questionable poses, as long as this woman doesn’t ask for help and has been trained by a woman.

    … hypo.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. manamana

    Well deserved and well done, Crystal Dynamics! Go for the third round, Baby!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Kuwabara

    For those who have played uncharted i give tomb raider a 6/10, those who haven’t an 8.5 max. Tomb raider could have been so much better, i can’t understand where all the 9s are coming from. The story should have focused on lara and her struggling only, not rescuing others, it should have been more grittier or had more survival elements seeing how the first gameplay footage made it seem that way. The title is TOMB RAIDER, it would have been great if there was more tomb exploration, big well designed tombs to explore and puzzles. The tombs in this game were just an afterthought. And lara going all gun crazy with ak’s and shot guns.. it’s ok for Drake to be like that because it was intentionally meant to be like that , like a blockbuster movie, or as the producer said like tin tin. However it doesn’t fit well for lara seeing how it’s supposed to have that realism feel.It would have been better if there was more stealthy options or other means of getting past enemies. Any shooting should have been reserved for boss fights or in a one off situation with limited ammo.I guess the only thing exciting was one or 2 enemy confrontations and some of the escape sequences. And the ending could have been much better. Even the story was like uncharted 1. Uncharted set the bar so high. i wish this game had come out years ago. I hope they go back to the drawing board and base the next game on TOMBS, puzzles exploration without trying to go the uncharted way.

    #21 2 years ago

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 […]