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UK charts: GTA 5 enters at one, PES 2014 in at two

Monday, 23 September 2013 08:52 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto 5 has steam-rolled its way to the top of the UK charts in its first week, and has pulled in staggering sales. Get the full run-down here.

It’s little wonder that Rockstar North’s sprawling experience has bested the competition, seeing as it has already generated over $1 billion in worldwide sales since it launched September 17.

In it’s first day on sale in the UK, GTA 5 sold 1.57 million units, netting £65 million. It now holds the UK record for fastest selling game ever released, beating Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to the punch. By comparison, Treyarch’s shooter shifted 1.41 million units and generated £58 million in its first day on sale November 9, 2012.

Here is this week’s UK top ten:

1. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar
2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 – Konami
3. The Last of Us – Sony
4. Saints Row IV – Deep Silver
5. Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Ubisoft
6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition – Microsoft
7. Diablo III – Blizzard
8. Disney Infinity – Disney
9. Aliens: Colonial Marines – Sega
10. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix – Square Enix

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20 Comments

  1. Clupula

    I’d say up until whenever and whatever the next COD is, we might as well not even have the list anymore, because we all know GTA V will be at the top of it for the conceivable future.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Francis O

    Aliens Colonial Marines……

    #2 2 years ago
  3. pukem0n

    am i the only one around here who isn’t blown away by GTA V and doesn’t think it’s the greatest game of all time?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. tezzer1985

    The Last of Us, is still selling well, nice to see a Playstation title do well in the charts.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. nikk900

    @2 Aliens is practically given away when you buy other games at most shops, so it’s no surprise it’s on the list.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. TheWulf

    @3

    It’s like reality TV or the Titanic. Of course it’s not particularly great, but it has popular appeal. If Pan’s Labyrinth does worse, financially, than the Titanic, does that mean that it’s objectively a worse film than the Titanic?

    The Slenderman titles have been some of the most watched videos on Youtube, they’re tremendously popular. Does this mean that Slenderman is one of the greatest gaming experiences of all time? I wouldn’t think so. And that’s what you have to look at, here. There are unfortunately people around who love Slenderman, the Titanic, reality TV, and GTA V.

    It’s easy to understand schlock entertainment.

    I’ve pointed this out before, but even Saints Row IV has a barrier of entry because it’s not contemporary. Remember the Saints of Rage parody and all of the ridiculous effort they put into making that spectacular? That’s something that someone only a couple of decades old wouldn’t get, because it was before their time.

    But GTA V is easy to understand. If you remove the barrier of entry, then you’ll have more and more people raving about it.

    I’ve had people tell me how great reality TV is because this person ate kangaroo balls on telly. They just want to see people doing awful things in this reality of ours, that’s their thing. That’s not my thing. I play games for escapism, so the further they go from reality, the happier I am. I’m not a fan of games which are anally retentive about remaking reality, with the only difference being that some people might be doing horrible things in it. That’s not my particular cup of tea.

    I’d rather be a peculiar super hero, or be a badger, or a modular data-robot, or a troll decker, or an aquatic rhythm god. That’s just me, I suppose, in that I have an imagination, and as such I have a mind that craves novelty. I watched a video of GTA V and fell asleep twice. I’d bet that if you were to do a scientific evaluation of this with, say, a few hundred people, checking their base creativity and their interests in games, you’d find a correlation.

    The less imaginative a person is, the more boring and reality-based their taste in games is. I could make a case for this, and start naming tremendously creative people and asking if their favourite game would be one of the Grand Theft Auto titles; it wouldn’t fit, because when you think of such a person, you can’t imagine them doing something so mind-bogglingly dull.

    It’s fine for some people, I suppose. But I can’t understand how they can handle how boring it is. Like I said, I watched some of it on Youtube and I just wasn’t impressed. If I’d bought it, I’d honestly have trouble not feeling a little ill.

    Even looking at the car customisation, it just feels sterile and devoid of fun. I remember customising a pink Emu car in Saints Row IV. It was candy-coloured and had a dragon decal emblazoned all over it, and it had neon glowies out the wazoo. That’s about as far as my interest in cars goes, because it was so hilariously tacky. It was like the tacky Christmas sweater of cars. Brilliant, honestly.

    Yet I look at GTA and it’s just got this completely sterile approach to customisation, a very real world approach, and I’m just not impressed. So GTA doesn’t even do cars as well as Saints Row, from where I sit.

    But different games for different people. Just like some people prefer Stargate, and other people prefer reality TV.

    I say give me Stargate any day.

    But reality TV is never going to stop being popular, regardless of how brain-meltingly awful it is as entertainment. And it’s just so easy to make too that you can just phone it in.

    Edit: So, I’ve actually been looking around for something that explains my frustrations better than I could.

    I think this does it well.

    Creative people just intrinsically think in different ways to other people, and often they crave the ridiculous and the dreamlike. In fact, what might be heaven to a creative person, would indubitably be hell to a person who lacks that quality; the inverse is, of course, equally true.

    So I’m drawn to things that express themselves differently. These artefacts of novelty are inspirational in their own ways. Understand that it doesn’t really matter whether they invoke a very deep emotional insight, or just provoke glee through how utterly barmy they are. It’s just the unusual is a mental aphrodisiac for the creatively minded.

    And I see what, to me, is a painfully obvious divide between types of people. Those who aren’t inherently creative thinkers, because their brains just don’t work that way, are drawn to reality. In other words, the kinds of games they like mimic their own environment. If a person lacks base imagination, and I worry that most people do, then the thing they crave first and foremost is familiarity. Familiarity brings the comfort of sameness.

    Whereas to a more imaginative person, it feels phoned in, dead, soulless, and devoid of passion. It’ll be tossed aside in favour of an experience which will show them something at least marginally new and clever.

    I feel, personally, that intellectuality is tied into creativity on some levels as well. It’s worth noting that science is imagination, for example, because every scientific theory starts off with a batshit feverdream that someone had, that’s the nature of it. Fringe science even is often scoffed at, but has a worrying tendency to turn out to be very accurate.

    So here’s another angle for my love of Saints Row IV over GTA V. GTA V is just an exercise in reality, and that’s that. Whereas SR IV appeals to my intrigue with various scientific topics, like reality as a simulation; transhumanism; and what changes about our nature when we can edit ourselves (essentially freedom of morphology and expression).

    GTA V doesn’t do any of that. It’s just a game about reality. And ultimately, reality is a boring place that I’m not exactly ever pleased about living in. You’ll find that sentiment is commonplace amongst creative thinkers.

    So that explains why there are some people who just won’t love GTA V. GTA V really is the reality TV of gaming. It’s for people who just aren’t at all creative. That’s fine, but I can’t relate to those people at all. I find it impossible. They’re just so completely alien to me.

    Which is intriguing in and of itself, since physical abnormalities in the brain can make us so different as to feeling alien to each other. So there’s that, too.

    All in all, yeah, it’s an interesting topic.

    I’m bored of reality because I’m me, and I think it ties into a craving for novelty, borne of creativity and imagination. I can’t play GTA V. It would make me depressed that it exists.

    After all that, you can’t say I’m not honest with you lot.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Hcw87

    @6
    Get out of here with your superiority complex.

    99% of the worlds population are enjoying GTA V and you come in here pretending you’re right and the rest of the world is wrong, just because they enjoy something you don’t. Saints Row is 10% of the game GTAV is, there is just nothing to do in that game compared to GTAV.

    Oh and you haven’t even played GTAV yet. Talk about being a hypocrite. With a superiority complex. Sucks to be you.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. viralshag

    I don’t think SR should even be compared to GTA at this point for anything other their open-worldness and that’s about it. SR4 was good but it’s nothing on GTAV.

    As usual #6 fails to recognise the fact that many gamers can enjoy both sides of the coin. Liking one over the other doesn’t make you a more intellectual individual or put you in the same boat as people that like reality TV.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Hcw87

    @8
    Exactly. One game is average, the other is the game of the generation.

    Also, TheWulf is allways stereotyping and downtalking pretty much anything mainstream these days, only circlejerking indies and kickstarted games, i think he’s better off finding a new home a little more to his liking. He’s a special case.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. TheWulf

    @7

    Actually, if you had the reading comprehension to understand my point, that’s not what I’m saying at all.

    You’re just projecting, honestly, and telling me of your own inferiority complex. You have no need to feel threatened by me, and yet you do. You feel so threatened that you feel the need to throw out a statistic like 99 per cent of the world’s population, without even realising that a nontrivial portion of the world’s population doesn’t even own a console. (And before you go crazy, I’m talking of third world countries, not PC owners.)

    It’s always interesting to see what people say in regards to me because they’re so threatened by my way of thinking. It’s bizarre.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TheWulf

    @8

    Or I just think in different ways to you. Imagine that.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Hcw87

    @10
    Not threatened at all honestly, you just remind me of some old mensa-professor you usually find in schools, telling you how you should think, and what you should do with your life.

    People do what they want, thank god, and it’s a known fact that GTA>Saints Row, both in terms of sales AND game receptions (by critics and fans alike).

    Sure, for every 1000 people you might find 2 or 3 which prefer Saints Row, but that sure as hell does not mean Saints Row is the better game.

    Play GTAV, the entire game, and you will enjoy it. Watching youtube videos of some bits and pieces just don’t work on a game of this scale.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. viralshag

    @11, By generalising and stereotyping people based on what games they like to play? You can keep your way of thinking if that’s the case.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. xino

    how much did Last of Us even made in total?
    because i know it was in UK Top for almost 5 weeks

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TheWulf

    Hm. Another thing to consider regarding that ’99 per cent of the world’ statistic? Asia wouldn’t have any interest, especially Japan. I’d say that Japan wouldn’t have any for the same reason I wouldn’t. It’s too attached to reality, and that just doesn’t appeal to me as a creative person.

    Japan has a culture of creativity that goes out of its way to encourage hobbyist comic making, and those comics can end up turning into one of many anime shows over there.

    Does this mean that Japan–or even Asia in general–is somehow wrong for not becoming part of the GTA cult? Are we going to be racist and say that all Asian folk are somehow wrong for not enjoying American entertainment? Are we going to go there?

    It’s an interesting topic, really. When something in the West attains cultlike status, then obviously the world must be playing it. Including Asia and third world countries, and if they’re not, then they’re wrong in the head somehow.

    Just think on that for a little bit. It might enlighten you, or it might just enrage you and you’ll learn nothing from the exchange.

    Can’t say I didn’t try!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @15

    *cough* http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/11/07/grand-theft-auto-iv-tops-in-japan *cough*

    GTA V is not out in Japan until October. DO you even research before you post? Its like diarrhea of the fingers.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Hcw87

    Personally i enjoy realistic games a whole lot more than games like Saints Row.

    But then again, Grand Theft Auto has never ever been about realism. It’s satire and over the top gameplay/characters. If it was realistic, you wouldn’t just wake up in a hospital after getting blown up by a grenade.

    Also satire>childs humor (dubstep guns/dildo sticks).

    I do agree with some of your points lately though (Wind Waker graphics never really aging), but having a cel-shaded GTA would not sit right with me. Just won’t fit.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. viralshag

    Excellent. We’ve gone from generalising gamers and TV viewers to entire nations. Brilliant.

    Well at least you said something complimentary so I guess it’s not really an insult, just a bit ignorant maybe?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    @10
    “Actually, if you had the reading comprehension to understand my point, that’s not what I’m saying at all.”

    You weren’t really trying to be incredibly condescending?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    Oh i missed another argument! Lets see if i can chip in…

    How the fuck did Aliens: Colonial Marines get back in there? And TLOU but positively ;)

    PES 2014 did okay… Other games managed to sneak back up on top…

    GTA V: stood in line for that almost half-hour, no other game would i do that for MGS 5? Maybe i dunno. Truly expected and deserved.

    @TheWulf
    You make no sense to me saying GTA V is boring, SR 4 is more fun? You also said somewhere else you can go around killing grandmas? I don’t remember that in GTA IV/V and besides its optional just like killing someone with an anal probe weapon or in funny wacky ways is optional in SR. But the difference in me not liking SR 3 (and based on that SR3 SR4 as well) and me liking GTA IV/V, i have played them both not “watched a video of GTA V and fell asleep twice”, made my judgements based on played time not watching someone else play. loving SR 4 and hating one game you haven’t played i see a contrast. I have watched lots games on youtube doesn’t feel same when playing it. The boring remark is what doesn’t make, i mean theres a big difference between watching and doing, i don’t like watching basketball but enjoying playing it.

    Hey your entitled to your opinion, but you haven’t played it so your knowledge on the subject is severely limited and could purely be imaginative of what you think GTA V is.

    #20 2 years ago

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  • 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 pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — 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 TeamFortress.tv, 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 palmbeachgames.com. 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.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]