UK Charts: BioShock Infinite ascends to first

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 09:49 GMT By Dave Cook

BioShock Infinite has rocketed to the top of the UK charts, trouncing the rest of the pack and netting 9000 more sales in its first week than BioShock 2.

You can check out my full appraisal of BioShock Infinite here – it’s spoiler-free don’t worry – and check out our review score round-up here.

Here’s the UK chart in full:

  1. BioShock Infinite – Take 2
  2. Tomb Raider – Square Enix Europe
  3. Gears Of War: Judgment – Microsoft
  4. Fifa 13 – Electronic Arts
  5. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
  6. Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel – Electronic Arts
  7. Call Of Duty: Black Ops II – Activision Blizzard
  8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 – Electronic Arts
  9. Assassin’s Creed III – Ubisoft
  10. Crysis 3 – Electronic Arts
  11. Far Cry 3 – Ubisoft
  12. Lego City Undercover – Nintendo
  13. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – City Interactive
  14. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct – Activision Blizzard
  15. Skylanders Giants – Activision Blizzard
  16. SimCity – Electronic Arts
  17. Need For Speed Most Wanted – Electronic Arts
  18. Halo 4 – Microsoft
  19. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive
  20. God Of War: Ascension – Sony Computer Ent.
  21. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed – Sega
  22. Just Dance 4 – Ubisoft
  23. Aliens: Colonial Marines – Sega
  24. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Bethesda Softworks
  25. Hitman Absolution – Square Enix Europe
  26. Lego The Lord Of The Rings – Warner Bros. Interactive
  27. Grand Theft Auto IV – Take 2
  28. Dead Space 3 – Electronic Arts
  29. Dishonored – Bethesda Softworks
  30. Dead Island Goty Edition – Koch Media
  31. Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time – Sony Computer Ent.
  32. Grand Theft Auto Episodes – Liberty City – Take 2
  33. Battlefield 3 – Electronic Arts
  34. Forza Horizon – Microsoft
  35. Resident Evil 6 – Capcom
  36. Darksiders II – Thq
  37. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Konami
  38. Batman: Arkham City – Warner Bros. Interactive
  39. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – Capcom
  40. Sleeping Dogs – Square Enix Europe


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  1. Lengendaryboss

    Oh dear bad Debut for Sly Cooper, i guess people were pissed it got delayed in Europe that and lack of ads (at least i am not aware of). God Of War Ascension still in the Top 20 not bad, but i should really have seen more Ads for it (I know there were on TV i overheard it). Its breaks my heart to see a poorly made cash in by the devil rank higher than those two games. Bioshock Infinite deserves that top spot, this is quality Take Two always drive for in their games and thats a quality hard fo find in most publishers these days.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    And Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate didn’t last long in charts, just proof the Wii U and 3DS is indeed a causal console.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    MH3 is also available on 3ds isn’t it? I am thinking most sales will be of that version.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    @Dragon MH3U is available on both 3DS and Wii U, considering the install base of 3DS it should lead sales over the Wii U version.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. viralshag

    I think it’s safe to say that any decently advertised and hyped game will make it to number one these days.

    From everything I have heard Infinite deserves the top spot but I’m glad to see TR in 2nd and even Army of Two sneaking a top ten spot.

    I plan to get Infinite but probably in a Steam sale. I just don’t see the point anymore in paying £30 for a game when I know for a fact it will be at least 30% cheaper and probably within six months.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    And Capcom wanted this to be the breakout game for MH. We probably arent seeing anymore MH localization anytime soon.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @5 And thats a good or bad thing depending on the quality of the game. Well i think Bioshock infinite is well worth the price of admission and i always hate it when i buy a game and its cheaper the next day or next few hours piss me off :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ExMorpheus

    The UK market IS NOT an indication of the success of Monster Hunter. The Nintendo platforms ( 3DS and Wii U ) are not performing well in UK.

    In France Monster Hunter Ultimate is a HUGE hit in France. The Wii U sales trippled with its release. I’m expecting pretty good sales in the US as well.

    Great start for Luigi’s Mansion 2 though.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Lengendaryboss

    @Dragon That is what they deserve for shacking up with Nintendo (The Family Friendly Company) when they have an audience on Xbox and primarily PlayStation that and no TV ads just speak commercial failure. But now i feel sorry for Monster Hunter fans, this will most likely stay locked in Japan for the foreseeable fortune.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. viralshag

    @7, I think most of the top spots deserve it but I just don’t think it’s a true indication of anything spectacular. Look at some of number ones this year (might not be all): Infinite, TR, Crysis 3, Aliens:CM, Dead Space 3, GOW: Judgement, FIFA and DMC.

    Some have them were lucky to grace the top spot for a week.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    Triple what though? It doubled here but double what? Decent result for Lego considering it’s only available at retail for £50 as far as I could find.

    Might be indicative of the pricing too. Sly was £27-£30 retail but £20 digital – so more sales there possibly. It didn’t review all that well as it was deemed a bit too old school by reviewers.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Francis O

    You called the 3DS a casual console because the sales of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate dipped?

    So let me get this straight? UK sales dictate wheather a console is hardcore or casual? Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is on a system with a far less install base on it than the PS3 and Xbox 360

    The fact that it even made the charts at all is amazing. Especially when many people said, Monster Hunter wouldn’t move consoles at all.

    Plus, your post is shallow because Luigi’s Mansion was number 5, so you contradict yourself.

    But then again, I shouldn’t waste my time arguing with you, you did say GTA was a hardcore game…… right next to Call of Duty, Madden, and Fifa.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    @8 While that might be very true, you seem to miss the fact that Capcom have an untapped audience on Xbox and primarily PlayStation. Locking it down to two Nintendo Platforms that are known for being causal is also limiting sales.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Samoan Spider

    Taking into account that this is pretty much all that the supermarkets show, it does explain why an awful lot of new IP’s don’t get pushed under customers noses. This is why we’re getting iterative improvements on existing IP’s instead of shiny new things to play with.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @12 Let me start off with what you said at the bottom, i never said those games were hardcore (again you just imagining words) i just said they are many ways of approaching them. Back to the top i think the 3DS and Wii U are causal consoles due to the image Nintendo created for themselves, so its difficult for me to see otherwise. If Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate launched on PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox Platforms it would have been a different story sales wise. Luigi’s Mansion so? i never said games won’t sell on Nintendo hardware they just have to be aimed at a certain audience to determine whether they sell or not. “You shouldn’t waste time arguing with me”. Thats true considering i never forced you to say what you have just said.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. viralshag

    Personally I think it’s a fool’s errand to argue Nintendo isn’t aimed at the casual audience. Even if it has games like MH, that’s still a “core” game on a casual console.

    I would never consider the WiiU or the Wii to be a console for the “core” gamer as it lacks so many titles that, as a gamer of many tastes, I would want to play.

    And if I’m wrong about that, then like #15 (edit) rightly says, that’s the image I get from Nintendo, games and console alike.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. locus2k1

    is Nintendo eShop included in sale numbers? only ask because I could not find a 3DS copy of MH3U anywhere in a 30 mile radius so ended up paying for the Digital version from the eShop

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @17 No retail only.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Showmeyomoves!

    @2 What’s a “casual system”? A system that’s just, like, hanging out, casually? I wish people would stop regurgitating words they heard on the internet.

    Also, did any of the PSP MonHun games ever even reach the charts? I’d love to hear your explanation for that one. Perhaps that system was just too “hardcore” and edgy for a Monster Hunter game?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @19 Stop being a smart-ass, you know what i mean. What you said at bottom fine, but games like GTA or MGS portable ops sold well on PSP, Resident Evil and GTA on 3DS/DS did not sell well. Sony have their image, like MS and Nintendo have theirs. Like i said above Nintendo’s image is causal, making it to be difficult for me to see otherwise.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. salarta

    Seeing Call of Duty, Skyrim, Resident Evil 6, Sleeping Dogs, Batman: Arkham City and so many others still on this list and as high as they are is a good lesson in remembering that sales placement in the UK doesn’t have anywhere near the worth I often think it does. If games can continue to chart that high after half a year or more, and games like Sleeping Dogs ranking at #40 translates to only making $1-2 million worldwide (maybe), then other games staying toward the top for several weeks isn’t exactly the big deal people make it out to be. It just means the game got marketed out the ass enough to get people to buy it mostly for that reason, looking at the games at the top.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DSB

    Pfffff, Tomb Raider in second? FAILURE.

    According to Square Enix’s projections, it should’ve been at minus five right now, with a 120 on Metacritic.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. salarta

    @22: Keeping in mind that it looks like UK sales chart placement doesn’t mean as much as people think it does, the assumed last count (assuming that’s not what they simply expected to make) was about $3 million in sales worldwide, the game took four years of development, Rhianna Pratchett was hired for the story (which likely cost more than your average writer, both due to talent and name), and of course the completely inescapable marketing campaign that you would have needed to be dead or living in a cave to not run across in one of its infinite number of forms.

    Everything in terms of success is relative to the price of its coming about. If all that mattered was the outcome, we wouldn’t have the term Pyrrhic victory.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Djoenz

    If im not mistaken a while ago the game industry when it comes to retail was poor in the UK or it was declining.

    This is in the UK not rest of Europe so Im happy for the games and developers but this doesnt say much about rest of EU etc.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DSB

    @23 That’s kinda the whole point, though.

    If you make your games so expensive that they’re unlikely to ever make it back regardless of a great performance, you kinda get what you pay for.

    Square Enix is basically THQ.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. salarta

    @25: Certainly can’t argue against that, most companies are spending obscene amounts of money because of a modern attitude that video games are just interactive Hollywood. Tomb Raider is a perfect example through and through.

    I doubt it would’ve received the high number of sales it did without the overly expensive marketing campaign. I’m not even saying that as someone that dislikes the new Tomb Raider, I’m saying it as a general matter of course. Masterpiece games are out there and they get completely passed over because they don’t have insanely expensive marketing campaigns behind them, while complete garbage sells crazy amounts because it’s been hyped up to such an extent that there’s a social perception not buying it means you’re either “missing out” or “not part of the latest social trends.”

    #26 2 years ago
  27. viralshag

    @23, It’s 3 million units sold, not $3 million sales. The game was a “success” just not as successful as Square Enix wanted.

    And also, I see the same comments where you sound off about the new TR. I actually think you’re one of the only people I see commenting or know of that think it’s a bad game…

    #27 2 years ago
  28. salarta

    @27: Big mistake on my part, my mind was so sure that the chart said 3.4 million dollars worth of units sold, not simply 3.4 million units. Thanks for correcting me.

    I’m not the only person, just one of the more vocal ones. It’s not all that shocking; the majority of people seem to be convinced that the original Lara Croft was a soulless big-boobed bimbo with guns, which pretty much guarantees that just about any reinterpretation of her is a big leap forward in their eyes. That and a lot of people bought it solely for the gameplay and didn’t care one bit about story.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. viralshag

    @28, You really think the new Lara ISN’T a step forward over the old Lara, though? I was a bit unsure about the new Lara while playing the game but by then end of it I’m really hoping for a sequel, I think she was a badass.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. salarta

    @29: I really don’t. Where the character ends up in the end doesn’t matter nearly as much as where she is when she begins, and how she ends up that way is very important too. I’ve said it before: at the base of it, it’s a stereotypical story of a scared, weak, innocent victim turning into a survivor girl. It might be good for a brand new game, but not for a character that was always an icon respected as an equal to men.

    Which is opening the floodgates, though unintentionally, of the sexual fetishization of violence against women. This is the first game of any out there where I’ve seen people sharing screencaps of Lara impaled on tree limbs alongside cleavage and pantyshots, as well as fanart and hentai of her dying with arrows in the back, multiple such pieces of her being raped or the aftermath of having been raped, etc. Such content has always existed, but never this much of this sort of Lara, and never have I seen “she got impaled on a tree limb!” treated on the same level of sexual interest as “check out her boobs!” Oh, and wolf style rape. Almost forgot that.

    I think a lot of that is explicitly because as an icon, Lara was seen as a strong, respected figure with an indomitable spirit. Until now. Now, she’s seen as a fragile creature to molest and abuse, something that can be dominated and destroyed with power, and a lot of people are finding joy in depicting her fall from grace. Fans of such extreme content used to be a niche where you had to go out of your way looking for sites that specially cater to it in order to find it. Now, it’s creeping into the mainstream. And due to Tomb Raider’s success, I guarantee that every company out there aside from perhaps Bioware is going to treat their women the exact same way in order to cash in, only their efforts will be far less graceful than the new Tomb Raider… but still lapped up in droves.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DSB

    Indomitable spirit. Are you serious? Try DD’s, hotpants and a pair of semi-automatics.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. salarta

    @31: Thank you for proving my point about the majority of people, their undue hatred and disrespect of the original character and IP, and their subsequent willingness to take anything as progress.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. viralshag

    @30, I never really got the impression of her being a “scared, weak, innocent victim” as from the outset you know she has received certain training from Roth to deal with certain situations. She is inexperienced, that I will give her.

    I think you’re making her out to be a lot weaker and fragile than she actually is just to bump up this impression of the old Lara you have. I have to agree with #31 that this idea of old Lara being some sort of major figure of female strength is crazy. Old Lara is pretty much the poster girl for outrageous gaming sex symbols.

    You’re entitled to your opinion I just don’t agree with your impression of new or old Lara at all.

    #33 2 years ago

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  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

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  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

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  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

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  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

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  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

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  • Dying Light takes UK number one

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  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

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  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

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  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

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  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

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  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

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  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

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  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

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  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

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  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

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  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

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  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

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  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

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  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

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  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

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  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

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  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

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  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

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  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]