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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 is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

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  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]