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Your TitanFall is ready to be the best-selling game of March 2014

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TitanFall-mania has engulfed the NPD Group as the market research firm confirmed today that Respawn’s shooter is the best-selling game of March 2014.

March releases dominated the latest bestseller list as InFamous: Second Son (#2), South Park: The Stick of Truth (#3), Dark Souls II (#5), and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (#8) all cracked the top ten. The retail release of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition continues to hang on as it checks in at #10 once again. The console port of Mojang’s popular game will surely get a boost in May as Sony will make the disc-based version Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition available on store shelves. According to Joystiq, total hardware/software/accessory sales were up 3% over March 2013 with a 78% increase in console sales according for the majority of the sales bump.

The complete top ten for March 2014 can be found after the break. (more…)

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Next-Generation Sales Update: PS4 at 7 million sold versus Xbox One at 5 million shipped

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When we last checked in with Sony, the consolemaker was crowing that the PlayStation 4 had reached worldwide sales of over six million systems sold. That was in early March. And now, as of April 6, the company has confirmed they’ve sold more than seven million consoles across the globe.

“The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice,” said Andrew House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment. “The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months.”

So what about the Xbox One? Microsoft previously announced they sold over three million consoles in 2013. Today (via Xbox Wire), they revealed that their worldwide next-generation total currently sits at over five million. However, that number represents the total number of Xbox One consoles the company has shipped to stores, and not how many have been purchased by gamers.

And just to make sure we cover all the bases, Nintendo has sold 5.86 million Wii U consoles since the system’s launch in late 2012. That figure is current as of December 31, 2013 and will be revised during a financial report on May 7.

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The PAXpocalypse List: The Best of PAX East 2014

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PAX East 2014 was a different type of show than in years past. Some big publishers, such as Nintendo, skipped the show completely, while others, like Microsoft, only brought a handful of unreleased games. This shift in the show floor allowed the indies to take center stage, and the majority of our PAX East 2014 PAXpocalypse List reflects this year’s status quo. But that’s not to say the big publishers skipped PAX East 2014 altogether. Towering displays from 2K, Bethesda, and Ubisoft dominated the exhibition hall map, and we definitely had some fun with a few games that will demand your time during this Summer and Fall.

So if we were cut off from the outside and trapped within the walls of PAX East 2014, which games would we return to over and over again? Well… (more…)

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Trials Fusion, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil added to XBL Game Store

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Sports! Sports! Sports! This week’s Xbox Live Game Store update celebrates everyone’s love of sports with two new titles: Trials Fusion and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Trials Fusion brings RedLynx’s “platform-racing” concept to the Xbox One for the first time (though the game is also available on the Xbox 360). A Trials Fusion Season Pass is also available for sale and it will give players access to six downloadable expansions that will be released between now and May 2015. Finally, the real World Cup may be a few months away, but EA’s tie-in game, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, can be purchased on the Xbox 360 now for $59.99.

More details about both games can be found after the break. (more…)

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Hyper Light Drifter Hands-On Preview: Like Playing a Dream

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Hyper Light Drifter exploded on the Kickstarter scene back in September of last year, eventually destroying its goal of $27,000. By the time the campaign ended on October 12, it had amassed an impressive $645,158 from backers. The game looked incredible, and I kicked it the moment I saw it. I was wary, as I have been about games on Kickstarter for some time – it’s more common to be excited about a game and have it arrive, months (sometimes over a year) later, and be a disappointing mess. But after playing Hyper Light Drifter at PAX East, I can say with confidence that this is one game that’s going to live up to how amazing it looks. (more…)

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Evolve Hands-On Preview: Testing Turtle Rock’s Co-Op Monster Mash

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When THQ went belly up a year ago, one of the most sought-after prizes was Evolve, a then-unannounced cooperative shooter from Turtle Rock. Ultimately, 2K Games paid more than $10 million to acquire the publishing rights to the project. As the publisher behind the popular Borderlands series, 2K knows a thing or two about cooperative shooters, and they saw something special in the new game from the team behind Left 4 Dead. That something special was “The Monster,” a player-controlled behemoth that the four-player co-op team has to hunt down. I recently had a chance to play Evolve at PAX East 2014, and it’s beginning to look like 2K’s $10 million was money well spent. (more…)

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Soda Drinker Pro announced for the Xbox One

It blows my mind that Soda Drinker Pro is a real game and not some kind of insane April Fool’s joke. Unless it’s both. Whatever it is, Soda Drinker Pro is about to get more real as developer Will Brierly has announced that he plans to bring it to the Xbox One (with full Kinect support) in the very near future.

Soda Drinker Pro on the Xbox One will include the 100 original soda drinking simulations as well as 10 bonus levels exclusive to the Xbox One. Also on tap for the next-generation port is a “hyper-realistic simulation mode,” Achievements, and “other surprises.” One of those surprises is the inclusion of a “500% larger version” of Brierly’s previous game, Vivian Clark.

Brierly is bubbling over with excitement now that the news is official: “We are truly excited to have the opportunity to release Soda Drinker Pro for the Xbox One. We have been working hard to fine-tune the fluid dynamics, from the condensation on the cup to the carbonated bubbles that float up the straw, this is something we are so proud to release for the Xbox One!”

I admit, I don’t really get it. Perhaps Soda Drinker Pro is just an absurd entryway into the much more surreal Vivian Clark. But somebody must understand it, as Brierly posed with Soda Drinker Pro cosplayers who attended this past weekend’s PAX East convention.

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Super Time Force will be released in “late May/early June”

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Joystiq caught up with Nathan Vella, the President of Capybara Games, at PAX East 2014 and they managed to get him to talk about the release window of Super Time Force. According to Vella, the game will be submitted to Microsoft for certification soon and, because there’s no multiplayer mode and just a single Leaderboard, it should sail through rather quickly. So he expects the game to be available for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime in “late May or early June.”

Super Time Force has suffered multiple delays over the last year, but Vella also said they were needed to create the kind of game players expected to play: “It was always cool, the original game jam game was cool, but what we’ve turned it into is what I think people expected when they saw the very first trailer.”

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