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Recent Articles: Lego Batman 2
The 2013 BAFTA Awards have just been handed out in merry old England and Dishonored has been named the “Best Game of 2012″ by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
However, the most impressive awards haul came courtesy of thatgamecompany’s Journey, which collected five awards (“Artistic Achievement,” “Audio Achievement,” “Game Design,” “Online Multiplayer,” and “Original Music”). The Unfinished Swan (“Best Debut” and “Game Innovation”) and The Walking Dead (“Mobile & Handheld” and “Story”) also took home multiple awards.
You can find the rest of the winners after the break. (more…)
After already selling over 3.4 million copies worldwide on the 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Vita, Wii, and Xbox 360 since its release last year, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is coming to the Wii U this Spring.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the news yesterday and the company emphasized that changes would be coming to the Wii U port, stating that Lego Batman 2 “will take advantage of the innovative Wii U GamePad controller.”
As well as using the GamePad as an interactive map, players will be able to “enjoy the entire game experience on the GamePad in off-TV mode, or have a second player join in on the TV, so they can fight crime together without having to share a single screen.”
As the best-selling game of the month in November and December, Call of Duty: Black Ops II has consistently blown away the competition since its November 13th launch. But seven weeks was all it needed to stand tall as the best-selling game of all of 2012.
The complete list doesn’t include many surprises. Like the list of bestsellers from December 2012, no original games are included in the full-year list. Microsoft’s Halo 4 was the only platform-exclusive title to make the list and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the only 2011 release able to retain its spot in the top ten.
In terms of retail sales, 2012 was a down year for the game industry. Retail sales of games, accessories, and consoles (not counting used games/hardware or downloadable games/content) totaled $13.26 billion, which was off 20% from 2011′s $16.99 billion total. perhaps this Fall’s expected launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will kickstart the industry in 2013.
The complete 2012 top ten can be found after the break. (more…)
Boom! The annual juggernaut that is the Madden NFL Football has once again taken the top spot for September sales as Madden NFL 13 reigned supreme last month.
Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 followed close behind with strong sales of its own. In fact, they were so strong that the sequel managed to top the first month sales of the original Borderlands by 234%. That is just an insane number.
New releases controlled much of the top ten with FIFA Soccer 13 (#3), Guild Wars 2 (#5), NHL 13 (#6), and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (#7) also performing well.
The full top ten for September 2012 can be found after the break. (more…)
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…)
We’ve got Lego superheroes, water puzzles, and a whole mess of zombies in this week’s PlayStation Store update. Here’s a look at the PS3 Full Games and PSN titles available this week. The PS Vita and PS Mini games can be found after the break.
PS3 Full Games
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes ($49.99)
The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Collect 50 DC Comics characters, flex your new super abilities, and master new suits and gadgets. Players can also explore Gotham City and unlock a variety of cool vehicles.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City ($49.99)
Operation Raccoon City is a unique and brutal three way shooter set in the terrifying world of Resident Evil. Play as Umbrella Security Service, sent in to the city to cover up Umbrella crimes. Zombies and bio-organic weapons flood the city but a bigger threat to your mission exists: a government Spec Ops unit has been sent in to hunt you down and capture the evidence you’re fighting to destroy.
Take control of the Spirit Vessel and battle waves of brutal fighters and colossal enemies to rid the world of the evil force of Malicious. Gain new weapons, build your powers and perform devastating combo attacks as the final showdown between good and evil draws near.
Worms 2: Armageddon Game of the Year ($27.49)
Worms 2: Armageddon, the turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon, returns in a new Game of the Year Edition. Packed with features set to satisfy both new and older generation Worms players alike, this online and offline destruction-fest is set to go global with its unique brand of easy to learn, but hard to master gameplay. Included is the feature-packed standard version of the game and all of the great additional content! (more…)
With editions on seven different platforms, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes rose to the top of The NPD Group’s monthly list of bestselling games. The remainder of the list was split between new releases, May holdovers, and Fall 2011 games that are still popular.
There were only a handful of new games available in June with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (#2), Pokemon Conquest (#7), and The Amazing Spider-Man (#10) all earning spots in the top ten. Grasshopper’s Lollipop Chainsaw didn’t make the cut, continuing Suda 51′s lack of success at the register.
An astounding four games from Fall 2011 continue to sell strongly enough to make the top ten: NBA 2K12 (#5), Batman: Arkham City (#6, boosted by the newly released Game of the Year Edition), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (#8), and Battlefield 3 (#9). I’m sure it helps that all were among the best-reviewed games of last year.
As a whole, game and hardware sales are down 29% from June 2011, according to Joystiq.
A complete list of last month’s best-selling games can be found after the break. (more…)