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Recent Articles: Call of Duty: Black Ops
The Death that stars in Darksiders II isn’t taking a holiday, but he did take the top spot in The NPD Group’s list of bestselling games in August.
Two other August releases, New Super Mario Bros 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, round out the top three, making August the first time all Summer that three new releases lead the bestseller list. New releases Sleeping Dogs (#6) and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (#7) also made the list.
The remainder of the August top ten looks very similar to previous months and you can find it after the break. (more…)
The football sim was the only new release from the month of July to crack the top ten, but to be fair, there weren’t very many games released last month. Instead, the top ten is populated by holdovers like Lego Batman 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, and two Call of Duty games (Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3). According to Joystiq, this motley crew could only manage sales of $260.7 million, a 23% drop from July 2011′s take of $338.5 million.
The full top ten is available after the break. (more…)
Sony has added a new featured section to their PS3 Full Games store: Ultimate Editions!
Each Ultimate Edition is comprised of the original game and any available downloadable content, ensuring that gamers who use the PSN always have the complete game. To celebrate their new offering, Sony is running a weeklong sale on all nine Ultimate Editions. From now until June 4, all the Ultimate Editions will be 30% off with PS Plus subscribers getting a 50% discount.
Hit the jump to view the full list of PS3 Ultimate Editions. (more…)
Did you pass on the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition when it was released back in January? Then you missed their list of the “Top 50 Video Game Endings of All Time” as voted by 13,519 Guinness readers. But apparently this information was just begging to get out as Guinness released the full list over the weekend. And the winner is… [drummmmmmmmmmrollllllllll]… Call of Duty: Black Ops.
OK… sure… why not. But I guess that’s what you get when you award “records” based on a popular vote.
Black Ops was followed by Halo: Reach at number two and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at number three.
The Guinness people weren’t too clear on what they considered a game’s “ending,” citing the entire final level for Black Ops, the post credits sequence for Halo: Reach, and the boss fight against Ganon for Ocarina of Time. So when you read the entire list (which can be found after the break), be sure to remember that it was about the furthest thing possible from a scientific poll.
Of course, the inclusion of Super Mario Bros. at number 11 (and four Mario games in total) probably tipped you off to that. (more…)
My favorite local board game store, Redcap’s Corner, re-opens today! That means D&D encounters returns tonight with a vengeance. I’m excited to see all my friends again and get back into the campaign! A campaign in which we are a party of pixies. We’re high-pitched and ready to wreck your day.
Lots of deals at Amazon following their ginormous Gold Box Event! The Deal of the Day in video games is the game of the year edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum. It’s just $14.99 today for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. They’ve also got three PC download sales. The first two are both by Sega – Total War: Shogun 2 and Sonic Generations, both for $14.99. The last one is EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam expansion, and it’s on sale from $14.99 to… $14.95? What a deal?
Amazon also has their new weekly deals up. They’ve got a deal for $50 Off the Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Value Bundle with Kinect, and $30 Off the Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures!. They’ve also got Modern Warfare 2 for $19.99 on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, as well as $24.99 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Used from Warehouse Deals. That’s a lot of deals!
Today’s shirt is all about Metroid: (more…)
For over 20 years, Tetris has captivated the world. And in 2011, it sank its tetrahedronal teeth into PS3 gamers all over again as the vintage puzzler managed to outsell every other PSN game on the PlayStation Store. Sing it with me!
Doo, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do, dododo.
The data comes from a Game Informer report listing the ten best-selling PSN games for 2011. Other top ten contenders include the Resident Evil 4 HD remake, the InFamous 2 standalone expansion InFamous: Festival of Blood, and Telltale’s Back to the Future adaptation.
You can find the full list, as well as a look at the bestselling DLC add-ons, after the break. (more…)
Whew! I missed the scoop yesterday – all that was really up was Call of Duty: Black Ops on sale for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Activision seems to be having crazy CoD sales – I’m assuming in preparation for Modern Warfare 3. Whatever. Tonight is Electric Six at Johnny Brenda’s, which means I’m going to be doing a lot of improper dancing in the middle of the street with my friends! Somebody better notify the chief of police…
Amazon’s Deal of the Day in video games today is Bethesda’s Fallout 3 Collector’s Edition for the PC. It’s just $25.99 today, and comes with that adorable lunch box. Scoop it up!
Boom! After taking the month of August off thanks to the NFL lockout, the debut of Madden NFL 12 has reclaimed its rightful spot at the top of The NPD Groups’s monthly rankings.
The football sim was joined at the top of the charts by other big new releases: Gears of War 3 chainsawed the second spot and Deep Silver’s Dead Island landed at #3 (behold the power of hype, folks). EA Sports claimed the rest of the top five with FIFA Soccer 12 at #4 and NHL 12 a spot below. Resistance 3 at #7 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine at #10 round out the bevy of new releases on this NPD list.
Holdovers from previous months include Deus Ex: Human Revolution (#6), Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (#8) and Call of Duty: Black Ops (#9).
The complete top ten can be found after the break. (more…)