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Tomb Raider had biggest start in franchise history

Friday, 29 March 2013 23:40 GMT By Phil Owen

While apparently Tomb Raider’s first few weeks on shelves were so bad that Square Enix’s president quit, they were also so good that Tomb Raider had the best launch in the history of the 17-year franchise. So says Crystal Dynamics boss Darrell Gallagher at GDC.



“It’s been the biggest week one sales in franchise history, and we’re only a few weeks into that launch right now, and it’s been the biggest opening so far in 2013,” said Gallagher at the Tomb Raider panel. “So, we’re happy with the outcome. It’s certainly in a place where we feel like we’re on the road to achieving everything we wanted to.”

And yet Square Enix is acting like it had a launch that means it’s the end of the world. What a difference perspective can make.

Thanks, Joystiq

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22 Comments

  1. salarta

    Because they did every possible thing on the face of the planet to advertise the game, more people exist and play games to buy them (same reason box office record keeps getting broken), and of course a majority of people didn’t have enough respect for Lara Croft and Tomb Raider to value what the originals established. We’ve seen that last point innumerable times with people claiming Lara Croft had absolutely no personality and only existed for tits until this game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Yep, sometimes the best game in the franchise actually sells the most.

    But only sometimes.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Read this idea earlier, but I’ll add it in here: How badly do you suppose Hitman Absolution did compared to how much better Tomb Raider would have to do to recover the shortfall – do we have any data on HA sale figures…How low below expectation did it fall? Sleeping Dogs didn’t surpass 1.7m (retail) copies either.

    None of the games met Square-Enix expectation. That’s established. But, a report is here regarding delight from CD of franchise record-breaking initial sales. Where then, should fingers sooner be pointed.

    ““It’s been the biggest week one sales in franchise history”…
    “And yet Square Enix is acting like it had a launch that means it’s the end of the world. What a difference perspective can make.”

    hm. Aren’t you comparing apples and oranges, Phil? Even though you’re trying to offer another outlook on things at the end, to balance.
    Because maybe, in a situation with higher promoting costs, higher development and all else: Costs are up. It’s possible Tomb Raider had to do better (by the end of the fiscal year) to address that. Considering the massive losses reported, under which Mr. Wada is resigning also. Additionally, noting the expected identification of the third box on the Square-Enix document. Not Projected. That number could well be the copies sold target, under which it’s not considered a good result.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Blue Oni

    This game had some insane marketing shortly before and after its release date so i can’t say i’m surprised.
    But i doubt that after all this marketing and 4 years in production costs the game can be called a “success” just from a first week sales.

    DmC also had very good first week sales but the game fell into oblivion after that.

    Seems to me that for some reason Crystal tries a bit too hard to make the game’s sales look successful.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. malethief

    As much press, coverage and advertising this game has received it’s a shame that it’s not selling to Square Enix’s expectations as the seem to be doing an excellent job with the Eidos properties better then their own.

    Either way I would say it’s the issue I noticed what has been happening a lot this generation: So many other high profile games come out in such a close window release period it’s hard to find time to play them all or even be able to afford them all. February was Dead Space 3, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Crysis 3. Then March was Tomb Raider, Sim City, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm ,God of War: Ascension, Gears of War Judgment, BioShock: Infinite. And that’s not including other smaller titles like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time, Luigi’s Mansion, Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate that came out. I didn’t even mention PSN, XBLA, Free to Play and Steam titles.

    Whether you own one or all the home consoles systems, handhelds or are a PC gamer the market is so spread out now it’s hard to get “X” amount of sales to one game when the install base of people has so much on their plate to think about. Plus if you are one of those people who only buy a few games a year it’s probably only going to be possibly GTA 5, Bioshock Infinite, COD 2013 and/or Tomb Raider.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. salarta

    @4: Well, they have a couple vested interests in framing the game as successful. First and foremost, if the game is seen as a success, then it means the company is more likely to receive higher amounts of funding for future projects. Second, if a game is seen as a success, then it builds their reputation, which in turn would allow them to pursue and launch other IPs. I don’t know if Squeenix has any say in what the development team is allowed to do aside from financial support, but even if Squeenix has no say, it could affect if non-Squeenix companies want Crystal Dynamics to make games based on their own properties (e.g. how Kojima passed much of Revengeance along to Platinum Games).

    Talking about this reminds me of how I wondered a couple weeks back why we hadn’t seen Squeenix plastering sales figures for the game everywhere. It looked from a consumer standpoint like the game was a huge success, but many of us hadn’t actually thought of what may have been the full cost: four years of development, enlisting Rhianna Pratchett likely cost more than your average video game writer, and of course levels of marketing so obscene that I wouldn’t be surprised if it had the biggest marketing budget of a video game to date. I can’t think of a single game that went out of its way to make sure absolutely everyone knew it was being released more than this game. I don’t think even the Halo or Call of Duty franchises tried this hard to get word out about the product. It was essentially the marketing of a $10+ million selling franchise for a return seen in an above average selling franchise.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ActionGameKing

    Can’t believe Square Enix paid an entire team for a wasted multiplayer component, then come back and say the sales won’t cover the budget. How embarrassing is that? You wasted your own money Square, it’s your fault not Eidos. Same thing with Hitman and Sleeping Dogs. Unrealistic budgets and expectations = bankruptcy; right THQ?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. polygem

    it’s strange. i am not that interested in these aaa games anymore. bioshock, dishonoured, tomb raider, metal gear rising, DmC…all games i would have bought day one just one or two years ago…not anymore-and i don’t even feel like i’m missing out on something. atm i am more pumped for games like sly cooper thieves in time, luigi dark mansion, soul sacrifice…games where gameplay is the focus. last home console aaa game i bought the last 2 or 3 months was gowA. i count that game into the gameplay first department too though. i just cannot stand most videogame stories anymore. they are boring and give me nothing than a been there done that vibe. i still love ‘playing’ videogames though. i am becoming a more casual hardcore gamer if you will. i cannot wait for destiny though, but i can really see me skipping a lot of the so called must have games in the future – something i never thought possible…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Gheritt White

    @3: Nail on the flipping head, mate.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. viralshag

    I thought this was probably one of the better games of this gen and definitely better than any other Tomb Raider game I have played.

    No idea what possessed them to add MP and then to create DLC for said MP. If there is one thing I’m not at all interested in it’s playing the MP for this game.

    Everything else about it was great.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DSB

    It just goes to show that a game can be great and sell by the boatload, but a publisher can still find a way to fuck it up for themselves.

    Square Enix have no one but themselves to blame. The industry seems to be caught by the crippling notion that the best games are the most expensive ones, while completely ignoring the possibilities they’d have if they relied on their talent rather than financial metrics.

    Kinda seems like Square Enix are intent on going the way of THQ. Hopefully they’ll bring in someone smart enought to stop that train before it hits the end of the line.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. stretch215

    @10 +1 Great game.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Digital Bamboo

    @11 To pull a line from Square’s past:
    “There ain’t no gettin’ offa this train we’re on!”
    For once, I hope Barrett’s wrong.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. brotherhoodofthewolf

    This guy from Crystal Dynamics is coming across like a dead man talking.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Unlimax

    ” Tomb Raider had biggest start in franchise history ”

    And so Aya Brea too ~

    #15 2 years ago
  16. salarta

    @15: I’m not sure about 3rd Birthday being the biggest start of the Aya Brea games, but it definitely wasn’t the best selling. Parasite Eve and Parasite Eve II each got over a million in sales back in the PS1 era, 3rd Birthday ended up well short of half a million. It’s kind of funny though that two games this alike, one fails and gets scorn while the other apparently succeeds and gets praise, and the sole difference at the basic level is if the woman’s sex appeal is used in the process.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Unlimax

    @16 I’m Huge fan of Tomb raider games since the PS1 era Salarta but What i meant about The biggest start in franchise as if they are already want to work on ” Parasite Eve 3 ” and give her a chance in the mean time by buying the right back from Hideaki Sena and make a 3rd installment for the franchise .. i wasn’t talking about The 3rd birthday spin-off the whole time nor the sales , I’m talking about the Parasite Eve III trademark that still isn’t registered by Square so there’s a Chance for Aya to comeback this time if they buy the rights and let Takashi Tokita be the Director of the next game :) .. Which i think its not gonna happen ( Thanks to Hajime tabata -_- ) !

    #17 2 years ago
  18. mimasap

    I’ve been waiting for someone to bring it up under new analysis, since the game is now released and you can judge it yourself, but it seems this topic is destined to disappear like it never existed. Remember when people were calling out Crystal Dynamics for submitting to sexism when the only thing we knew about the ‘rape’ scene was that it existed? Christ. I hate what political correctness does to the media, And now no one is going to admit they were wrong about Tomb Raider? I just finished the game and thought it was absolutely stunning, and the scene in question was like one QTE out of the whole ~15 hour experience, and I felt it was a very appropriate sequence.

    I feel guilty as a male for bringing this up, but I don’t think CD did anything wrong.

    EDIT: Excellent read: http://lootspace.hostavo.com/news/OPINION–Crystal-Dynamics-deserves-an-apology-from-gamers-for-hasty-Tomb-Raider-controversy

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ellkay

    I’m female, have daughters, believe in equal pay, equal opportunity and TR did not have sexual violence in it. Even if they did it would have made sense, the solarii were seriously messed in the head.

    But it didn’t. Overreaction city.

    The game was great. The initial sales should not have been the thing that made or broke the companies perspective on what qualifies on a success. SOmetimes you have to wait for the word to get out – for people to tell their friends about how cool the graphics were, how realistic the combat felt, etc

    #19 2 years ago
  20. salarta

    @19: For a second, I thought you were a spambot with the way you started that comment.

    Under normal circumstances, you need to wait for word to get out. These are not normal circumstances. Squeenix had such an extensive, smothering marketing campaign that word was out day one, if not well before that. Ads were on IMDb, ads were on TV (from what I saw, once per hour), they ran contests on deviantart and pixiv, you literally could not escape the advertising of this game unless you were a hermit, and even then there’d probably be posters within a five mile radius to stumble upon.

    As for the sexual violence, there’s nothing inherently wrong with depicting such things as long as it’s for a good reason, but it would be inappropriate for it to happen to Lara Croft… just like the game itself. At this point, DC Comics may as well rewrite canonical main universe Superman as a victim a child abuse and molestation, as we’re certainly heading in that direction.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @19 I can’t believe how bad the devs were at selling it. A game with so many qualities, and you want to sell it as a damsel in distress game, based on a 30 second scene?

    It’s just completely self-destructive, and disingenuous.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. salarta

    @21: If you’re targeting the controversy of the “rape scene” remarks, as opposed to everything else, then place the blame where it’s due: it was the executive producer and him alone that talked about needing to “protect” Lara and Lara supposedly being raped. The dev team didn’t say anything of the sort, and in fact openly refuted and condemned that interpretation.

    #22 2 years ago

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    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]