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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    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.