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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 1 year ago
  2. Francis O

    Aliens Colonial Marines……

    #2 1 year 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 1 year ago
  4. tezzer1985

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

    #4 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  11. TheWulf

    @8

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

    #11 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]