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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of 2014’s biggest movies, and with any summer blockbuster movie comes the inevitable video game based on said blockbuster movie. And as any self-respecting gamer should know, movie-based games are not of the highest quality. In fact, a majority of the time they just plain suck. Such was not the case in 2012, when the first Amazing Spider-Man game was released to positive reviews. Now that the sequel is out, gamers everywhere hoped that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 would be of the same quality as the first game. While it is an OK game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t quite do everything a spider can. (more…)
We were already pretty aware of the fact that a lot of copies of Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 were sold in the last week of May. Now, the NPD Group has made it official by releasing their official report of the best-selling games of May 2014.
Not surprisingly, Watch Dogs took the gold while Mario Kart 8 had to settle for the silver. The top ten was populated by several other May releases including Wolfenstein: The New Order (#4) and Kirby: Triple Deluxe (#9). A retail release of Minecraft on the PS3 also pushed that game back into the top five (#5, to be exact).
According to Joystiq, the NPD Group also confirmed that the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One for the fifth straight month. You can view the complete top ten list from the month of May after the break. (more…)
After selling 925,000 copies in March, TitanFall continued to roll over the competition at retail as the NPD Group crowned it the best-selling game of April 2014 as well.
The remainder of the top ten was made up almost entirely of games released last Fall including Call of Duty: Ghosts (#2), NBA 2K14 (#3), and Lego The Hobbit (#5). Amazingly, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition continues to hang out in the top five, landing at #4 for the month of April. That ranking may improve next month now that the retail version of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is available. And speaking of things that are amazing, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the only other April release to crack the top ten (it was #8).
Finally, according to Joystiq, Sony’s PlayStation 4 can lay claim to the next-generation consoles sales title for another month. That makes four in a row for the PS4.
The complete top ten list for April 2014 can be found after the break. (more…)
This week’s PlayStation Store update is very thinky and very shooty. There’s definitely something for everyone… whether you love to use your head or shoot people in theirs.
The thinky side includes Child of Light (PS3, PS4), Ubisoft’s side-scrolling RPG; Daylight (PS4), Atlus’ procedurally-generated horror game; and Yu-Gi-Oh! Millenium Duels (PS3), the latest game in the popular CCG series.
The shooty side is a bit more full with vertically-scrolling shooter Raiden IV: Overkill (PS3), another game adaptation of Rambo (PS3), and the puzzle-shooting of PSone Classic Bust-A-Move 4 (PS3). Also, thugs are prone to shooting at Spider-Man, so let’s throw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PS3, PS4) in this category as well.
For those gamers who are looking for something completely different, this week’s final two releases don’t fit in either category. Bandai Namco’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (PS3) is a fighting game based on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series and Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends (PS3) is the latest game in the hack and slash series.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? After announcing the Xbox One edition of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would miss it’s planned April 29 launch, Activision has gone ahead and uploaded the game to the Xbox Live Game Store. Xbox One owners are able to buy, download, and play the game, so this doesn’t appear to be an accident on Activision’s part. Microsoft’s Major Nelson even promoted the release of the game on his blog.
The Xbox 360 edition of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is also available to download through the Xbox Live Game Store:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($59.99 – Xbox One, $49.99 – Xbox 360)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes place outside the events of the 2nd film in a unique story where Spider-Man discovers a larger threat to NYC that has turned the underworld upside down. Villains from the film and classic Marvel characters are woven together in a twisted web of adrenaline-fueled, web-slinging action that puts players on a collision course with an evil far beyond Spider-Man’s reckoning.
Hopefully, Activision will be able to explain what happened to the retail release of of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soon.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will launch for the PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, and Xbox 360 tomorrow (a 3DS version is also in the works), so Activision has one more trailer to show us. In addition to appearances from the Green Goblin, Black Cat, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, and a surprisingly spry Kingpin, the Launch Trailer confirms that Carnage, the Symbiote-infected alter-ego of serial killer Kletus Cassidy, will tangle with Spider-Man in the game.
The film the game is adapted from, which is also known as The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will open in theaters on Friday.
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can… except not on the Xbox One. Activision will not release their game adaptation of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Microsoft’s next-gen console this week due to unforeseen (and currently unknown) production problems. But the game will make it to nearly every other platform including the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, and Xbox 360. A mobile version for iOS and Android devices will also be available.
Also set to be released this week is a pair of 3DS games from Nintendo. Kirby: Triple Deluxe brings the pink puffball to the 3DS for the first time while Mario tees it up on the links one more time in Mario Golf: World Tour.
Finally this week, Ubisoft will release Child of Light on the PC as well as through every console download service (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U).
A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is absolutely packed with villains and the video game tie-in won’t be any different. Spider-Man will go head-to-head with The Kingpin, Black Cat, Electro, Green Goblin, and possibly a few others when Activision and Beenox release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on April 29 (a 3DS version is also in the works). Serving the role of Yoda to Spidey’s Luke will be Kraven the Hunter (surely after a fight where our hero mistakes Kraven for a bad guy).
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in theaters on May 2.