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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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33 Comments

  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

    @LB,
    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

    @LB,
    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

    @6
    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

    @8
    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.

    @1
    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

    #7
    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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  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]