Monday, 30 June 2014

The Latest Gaming Chart
The latest addition to 505 Game’s Sniper Elite series has gone straight to the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.
The title came out on both current and next-gen platforms, with 65 per cent of sales being for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
This is the second time that the series has topped the charts. 2012’s Sniper Elite v2 went straight to No.1 and stayed there for two weeks.
Ubisoft holds onto second place with Watch Dogs in spite of a 22 per cent dip in sales this week. Meanwhile EA Sports UFC falls from No.1 to No.3 with a 58 per cent sales decline.
Sniper Elite wasn’t the only new game this week – Codemasters’ Grid Autosport debuted at No.7, while Activision’s Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark launched at No.12.
Here are the Top Ten for the week ending June 28th.  
1. Sniper Elite 3 (505 Games)
2. Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
3. EA Sports UFC (EA)
4. Titanfall (EA)
5. Wolfenstein: The New Order (Bethesda)
6. FIFA 14 (EA)
7. Grid Autosport (Codemasters/Bandai Namco)
8. Call of Duty: Ghost (Activision)
9. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
10. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (Sony)

DK Publishing Announces Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals

DK, a division of Penguin Random House is thrilled to reveal the publishing of Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals. The novel broadens the Tomb Raider®world, and continues the storyline introduced in the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Tomb Raider video game, released March 2013. The storyline is written in conjunction with the developers at Crystal Dynamics, and is authored by New York Times best-selling author Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent. Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals will release in October 2014.

The novel picks up Lara’s journey immediately following the game’s ending. Haunted by what she was forced to endure in order to survive her first adventure, Lara Croft® wants only to put her horrifying ordeal on Yamatai island behind her. Her modest wish shatters as she’s plunged into a frantic race to save her best friend Sam from a toxic overdose. Desperate for a remedy, Lara searches for anything that could help Sam. A wisp of hope arising from a myth gives Lara purpose: the story of an ancient and mysterious artifact that could heal her dying friend, and possibly help explain the supernatural events she witnessed on Yamatai.

However, Lara is not alone in her pursuit of the treasure. A nefarious magnate, a shadow society, and lethal henchmen will stop at nothing to exploit the powerful relic for their own ends. The hunt drives Lara across the globe, through a twisted web of conspiracy, suspicious contacts, and life-or-death intrigue, as she seeks salvation for her friend and the truth behind the legendary talisman.
Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals is available now for pre-order wherever books are sold.    

Thursday, 26 June 2014



Fans Can Select Video Game Cover Art via The Legend of Korra Facebook Page

Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced plans to develop and publish the first-ever video game inspired by the fan-favourite animated series, The Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra digital video game is developed by PlatinumGames, Inc. and capitalises on the studio’s pedigree of creating visually flourishing experiences with fast-paced, dynamic combat.  The game is planned to be available for download this autumn on Sony’s PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.  The game is provisionally rated PEGI 12.

The Legend of Korra fans will have the unique opportunity to select the cover art for this digital video game by voting on three different concepts drawn by one of the show’s character designers, Christie Tseng. Fans can visit to cast their vote. Voting will run until 31st June at 8am GMT.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Activision Publishing, Inc. to bring the hit animated series from TV screens to gamers everywhere,” said Yaacov Barselah, Vice President of Games & Digital Publishing New Business, Nickelodeon.  “Capturing the true essence and exquisite creative of the series, The Legend of Korra games are sure to captivate fans as they delve into the rich and exciting world ofKorra.”

The Legend of Korra video game follows Korra, a strong-willed young woman who, as the reincarnation of the Avatar, can bend the four primal forces of nature to her will. Scripted by staff writer Tim Hedrick and consulted by series co-creators and executive producers Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, the game's original adventure takes place between Books Two and Three of the TV programme allowing for an authentic Avatar experience.  The game’s cell-shaded visuals recreate the beautiful look and immersive feel of the show, with colourful, vivid detail going into every action, elemental effect and animated story sequence.

The Legend of Korra is a single player, action-packed brawler, in which Korra's mastery of martial arts and the four elements – fire, earth, air and water – can be used on the fly to bolster her combos and counters against foes. Throughout the game, Korra's polar bear-dog, Naga, will aid her in high-speed traversal segments.  The game also brings to life the series' competitive sport, Pro-Bending, in which teams of three use the elements to fight for territory in an arena. 

A handheld version of The Legend of Korra for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system is also being developed by Webfoot Technologies, as a retail-only release. The handheld version of the game will feature a similar story and is a single-player, turn-based strategy RPG, in which players focus on tactically manoeuvring Korra and her allies on the battlefield.

The Legend of Korra
Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XO
Out: Autumn 2014
Publisher: Activision


Today, Ubisoft® announced that the squad-based third person shooter Ghost Recon Phantoms is receiving its first Collector’s Edition, exclusively available at GAME in the UK. Both visually enticing and player-driven, this Retail Version enables gamers to enhance their game experience.
Qualitative gear for an ultimate gameplay experience
The Collector’s Edition is available for £15.99 and features all the necessary equipment for users to develop the ultimate clan and dominate the leaderboards. From the 70 timed frag grenades to the 20 rounds of special magnum ammo available, and with18 weapon load-outs that can be used by the Assault, the Specialist and the Support to control the battlefield, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether Ghosts or Phantoms, both sides will be able to assert their technological advantage on the game’s 10 playable maps.

An immersive Collector’s Edition
The Sierra box also contains a unique 48 page retail-exclusive art book showcasing original artwork of Ghosts, Phantoms and the battles they have fought against one another. The art book as well as the Ghost Recon Phantoms’ soundtrack cannot be found anywhere else, and make for the perfect edition, drawing players even further in the game’s universe.
The retail edition of Ghost Recon Phantoms can be purchased from GAME in the UK from today. For more information please click here.
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Battlefield Hardline, Sunset Overdrive, Alien: Isolation and many more announced for EGX London 2014

80,000 Gamers Expected to Fill Two Floors of Earl's Court
Gamer Network, in partnership with Virgin Media, is delighted to reveal a small selection of the huge number of games that will available to play at EGX London 2014 this September.

Battlefield Hardline, Sunset Overdrive and Alien: Isolation are just some of the games headlining this year's show, with other titles already confirmed from the likes of 2K Games, Electronic Arts, Activision and SEGA, as well as the console platform holders Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, and VR powerhouse Oculus.

EGX London 2014 takes place at Earls Court, London, from Thursday 25th September to Sunday 28th September, and is expected to attract 80,000 gamers. For the first time in its history the event will occupy two full floors of Earl's Court One, packing the space with hundreds of playable pre-release games, along with exclusive developer session presentations on the hour every day and a host of other attractions.

Other playable games include Evolve and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from 2K Games and the aforementioned Destiny from Activision and Battlefield Hardline from Electronic Arts. SEGA's Alien: Isolation, voted game of the show at this year's EGX Rezzed, will also feature in a big way.

Ticket sales have been very strong with super passes, early-entry tickets and Saturday day passes already sold out. Remaining tickets can be purchased via the EGX London website:

This year's full line-up of playable games, developer sessions and other features will be announced over the next three months, but organisers can already confirm that the following games will be playable:

2K Games
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Electronic Arts
Battlefield Hardline
Gaijin Entertainment
War Thunder
Microsoft Studios
Fable Legends
Forza Horizon 2
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Project Spark
Sunset Overdrive
Alien: Isolation
Square Enix

Visitors to EGX London will also have the opportunity to experience Oculus Rift, the cutting-edge VR headset, on its own dedicated stand. It's another chance for attendees to enjoy what many people consider to be the future of gaming.
Gamer Network is also pleased to confirm that SEGA will continue to sponsor the Leftfield Collection (formerly Indie Games Arcade), offering indie developers the opportunity to showcase innovative projects free of charge to thousands of gamers.

PC and indie games will also be well represented in the Rezzed area with titles such as the hilarious Gang Beasts already slated to appear. Games currently confirmed for the Rezzed space are:

Gang Beasts
David Amador
Quest of Dungeons
Delve Interactive
Velocity 2X
Introversion Software
Prison Architect
Mike Bithell
Rumpus Animation
The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle
Subterranean Games
War for the Overworld
TinyBuild Games
Bit Brawlers
Fearless Fantasy
No Time to Explain
Speed Runners
Spoiler Alert
Tom Francis
Heat Signature
EGX London promises a great line-up of other features, including a ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour taking place on Sunday, an extensive retro games stand and a packed schedule of developer sessions.
More details on all of this and more will be announced in the next three months. You can find out more via or by following us on Twitter (@EGX hashtag #EGX) and on Facebook (

10 New GTA Online Rockstar Verified Jobs: Drift Paradise, Hipster Rage and More

10 New GTA Online Rockstar Verified Jobs: Drift Paradise, Hipster Rage and MoreThe newest round of Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs features a mixture of Land Races, Deathmatches and Captures that have caught our eye recently. Ten new Jobs have been given our stamp of approval, including Races perfect for drifting (and some of the retro rides included in The "I'm Not a Hipster" Update), a Deathmatch on a wasted bridge and a Capture Job featuring a gang of angry hipsters stashing contraband in 24/7 stores.

Read on for all the details on these new Verified Jobs and click each Job title to add it to your game's bookmarked Jobs. And keep an eye out for more Rockstar Verified Jobs in the very near future, including the chosen selections from our #ImNotAHipster Event Weekend Creator Competition.

Taking in the view in Holy Drift Mountain

Holy Drift Mountain - created by Heavy Magic
This Lap Race for Sports cars takes us along a picturesque route from downtown Vinewood, through Vinewood Hills and back again. Ambient traffic is disabled by default so that you can really carve up the winding, high speed corners in search of perfect lines - just don't get too distracted by the stunning view on the way down. Before getting Verified, Holy Drift Mountain had been played nearly 6,000 times and its popularity is entirely justified.

Far Out LOOP - created by Pakelikea
This technical road Race twists around the vineyards of Grapeseed and has Supercars as its default class. Several tight turns and hazards such as farm equipment and drainage ditches create plenty of opportunities to tangle with the opposition, and a looping section maximizes the chances for collisions as the pack spreads out. A great spectacle, don't be surprised to see this one in our live streamed Crew Battles soon.

Sky high combat in Maze Bank Fight

The Maze Bank Fight - created by N7 - Devestator
A Contend Capture of epic proportions, this Job sees two teams battle it out in Buzzards over a single Capture Object on top of the Maze Bank Tower. As if that weren't a tall order in itself, RPG wielding goons on the helipad won’t make it any easier. Once players have collected the package, they can either get back in their helicopter and fly back to their base, or parachute off and race back at ground level.

Hipster Happy Hour - created by Foghat1977
A shining example of quality over quantity, Hipster Happy Hour is only the second Job Foghat1977 has published, but this exciting Sports Race through Downtown and Vinewood shows considerable talent. Bearing some similarity to the popular Rockstar Created Race “Downtown Underground”, it works well with Traffic off and features excellent Prop placement to form a couple of unexpected corners.

Fighting over a loose bag in Hold: Shopping Spree

Hold: Shopping Spree - created by Skilledscout
Skilledscout, the leader of the Sir In A Suit Crew, gets down to business with this sprawling Hold Capture set around the beachfront villas of Chumash. The coastal town is really brought to life by dangerous Actors occupying shops and protecting the Capture Objects at all costs. Once you've managed to elude them, the escape path to each Capture Point is a breezy dash along the Great Ocean Highway. Just hope an opponent isn't waiting for you when you get there.

Marios Race - created by Fifides
Set in downtown Los Santos this short Lap Race sends Sports cars weaving through highway and street-level traffic, and features a solid mix of sharp turns and wide straights for overtaking. It's also well suited to Compacts. A savvy racer might want to hang back in second place going into the final straight and use slipstream to power over the small ramp just before the finish line.

A wasted bridge is the setting for an intimate shootout in Quarantine

Quarantine - created by Raymond Calitri
"The bridge is dead. Fight to survive." reads the description for this Deathmatch set on a section of the Elysian Fields Freeway that comes from a regular on GTAForums’ content subforum. Fitting the ‘quarantine’ theme quite nicely, weapons and ammo are limited and the road is littered with wrecked vehicles so tactical play and ammo scavenging are crucial.

Obstacle What? - created by GSXR01570
GSXR's motto is "Work Hard, Play Hard, Game Harder" and it's clearly paying off judging by this challenging obstacle Motorbike Race. You start out in downtown Los Santos, and race to the edge of the Grand Senora Desert and back. Along the way you’ll have to deal with high speed chicanes, obstacle jumps and up to 15 other players vying for position.

Rattlesnake Run - created by a_smitty56
Nonchalant Dominance Crew member a_smitty56's Supercar Race takes place on the road section around the El Burro Heights oil field. We used part of this route in Rockstar Created Race “Dock Ring” but it's a surprisingly underused location among the Creator community. Lots of twists, turns and wooden fences that you can push other players through make for a competitive Race where aggression is a virtue.

Taking to the surf to score some kills in Sonuva Beach

Sonuva Beach - created by Handcuff Charlie
Handcuff_charlie's first Verified Job Pier Pressure II has already seen plenty ofplay time in our Rockstar live-streams. Sonuva Beach is another creationshowcased on GTAForums - a tight little Deathmatch that’s been marked out entirely with user-placed Props on the Palomino Highlands Beach. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into Prop placement to give this DM a central ‘focus’, choke points and alternate routes. Weapons are restricted to shotguns but grenade and Molotov pickups are placed around the map to spice things up and provide tactical variety.

Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across both platforms, so whether you're on Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (you can also bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).

Go ahead and post your Job in the Newswire comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race or Deathmatch that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.
Grand Theft Auto V
Formats: PS3, X360, PC, PS4, XO
Out: 17/9/2013 (PS3 X360)
Autumn 2014 (PC PS4 XO)
Publisher: Rockstar
Developer: In-house

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Today, GAME has announced a development to its award-winning app with the addition of a new purchasing mechanic: GAME Wallet.

The new functionality will offer users of the existing GAME Reward app a way to combine Reward Card points - earned from shopping in-store or online - with GAME Gift Card funds into one handy virtual wallet. This will allow them to quickly and easily see how much they have to spend, just by using their phone.

Launching today, GAME Wallet can be used by customers to make purchases in-store. Users will simply need to select ‘make purchase’ and a QR code will appear on their phone which can be scanned. The funds will automatically be deducted from the customer’s account.

Over the coming months, future developments will also offer customers the ability to use the GAME Wallet to make online purchases at, add credit directly to the Wallet in-store or online and use it to make in-game purchases with selected third party publishers.

Fred Prego, Insight and Reward Director for GAME says: "We're really excited about this latest innovation of the GAME app and it’s another example of how we're delivering on our digital strategy - giving our customers new ways to access digital gaming and new innovative ways to pay. GAME Wallet provides a card-less and cash-less way of paying in store as well as helping our customers keep track of all their gaming purchases.

And the developments don't stop here - there are more exciting additions to the GAME app in the pipeline so watch this space!"
To use GAME Wallet, existing app users should upgrade to the latest version of the app where Reward Card points will be automatically updated and Gift Card funds added. Those without the app* can also access the Wallet by registering at
Welcome to the Gun Show: Saints Row IV ‘National Treasure Edition’ Available This Summer

For beautiful and spacious skies and all the D-L-C! Deep Silver announced the Saints Row IV National Treasure Edition today, coming to the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC or via digital download this summer for $29.99. Shipping to retailers on July 8th, the title will be available via digital download and on store shelves by mid-July.

Included in the National Treasure Edition will be the entirety of the Saints Row IV add-on content catalogue totaling a whopping 29 separate DLC items and content packs totaling more than $60 dollars in value. Also included is the fabulous Grass Roots ‘Merica! gun, which functions similarly to the completely insane and otherwise totally bad ass multi-use weapon previously only available in the Commander In Chief Edition. The National Treasure Edition Grass Roots ‘Merica is a weapon with unmeasurable freedom containing: a light machine gun, a sub machine gun, an auto shotgun, heavy pistol, a minigun, a rocket launcher, a flamethrower and a huge combat knife all in one gun. MERICA!

The full list of the 29 DLC items and content included in the Saints Row IV National Treasure Edition can be found at

In the award-winning and multi-million selling fourth installment of Saints Row, Volition continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level – the leaders of the free world. In Saints Row IV, the head honcho of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States. But the Saints are just getting started. Now the larger-than-life insanity of the Saints series gets a new twist with a catastrophic alien invasion, and the aliens have transported the Saints to a bizarre Steelport simulation. Wield gargantuan superpowers and fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak’s mental grasp. Escape the simulation that’s trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.

For more information about the Saints Row universe, please visit one of the following official sites:

Saints Row IV: National Treasure Edition
Formats: PC, PS3, X360
Out: Summer 2014
Publisher: Deep Silver

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Metro Redux Release Date Confirmed!

Deep Silver today confirms that Metro Redux will hit stores on the 26th August in the US, and the 29th August in Europe.

The boxed copy of Metro Redux contains remastered versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, with all previously released add-on content. Both campaigns can be tackled in 'Spartan' or 'Survival' play styles, and the legendary Ranger Mode is also included in both games. Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux are also available separately as digital download only. 

For more information please check out  

Metro Redux
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: Summer 2014
Publisher: Deep Silver

Monday, 23 June 2014

Nordic game charts for week 24 of 2014

Nordic Multiformat

3.FIFA 14
12.SKATE 3
15.NHL 14

Friday, 20 June 2014

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, Marvel Entertainment and The LEGO Group announce LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes: Universe in Peril for iOS

Brick-Smashing LEGO Videogame hit lands on the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® Devices

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, Marvel Entertainment and The LEGO Group kicks off summer gaming with the release of the highly popular and hugely successful LEGO®  Marvel ™ Super Heroes: Universe in Peril for Apple ® mobile devices, now available for download on the App Store.  

LEGO  Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril features an original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe. Fans can take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they unite to stop Loki and a host of other Marvel villains from assembling a super-weapon capable of destroying the world!

In LEGO  Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril players can experience 45 action-packed missions as they chase down Cosmic Bricks across key locations. With more than 90 playable characters, gamers battle enemies using fast-paced combat moves and can activate super moves such as the Hulk’s Thunder Clap and Iron Man’s Arc Reactor. Players will gain instant access to their favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains, as well as power-up abilities through in-app purchases.

Developed by TT Games, LEGO  Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril is now available for £2.99 on the App Store at

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril
Format: Mob
Out: 20 June 2014
Publisher: Warner Bros.

Call of Duty®: Ghosts Invasion DLC Pack
Coming to PlayStation Network and Windows PC on 3rd July

Call of Duty®: Ghosts players on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC will be able to get their hands on Invasion – the game’s third epic DLC Pack – on 3rd July. Invasion offers players four new multiplayer maps each with a unique field order, plus “Awakening,” the third chapter in the game’s four-part episodic Extinction storyline.

Invasion’s four new multiplayer maps include:

   Departed: set in a rural Mexican town during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, players who complete the map’s Field Order will unlock the Death Mariachi killstreak. Armed with dual-wielding pistols, the Death Mariachi settles scores, with each kill turning enemy players into another member of the band and a temporary squad mate.

    Pharaoh:In the abandoned archaeological site of an ancient Egyptian palace, players will have to be on the lookout for collapsing monuments and urns full of flesh-eating scarabs, among other surprises in this multi-level map. Players who unlock this map’s Field Order will be handsomely rewarded by Anubis, the half jackal/half human protector of the dead.

  Mutiny: A remote Caribbean island harbouring an eerie pirate hideout complete with abandoned trading posts and prison cells, where speed and stealth are a must as players navigate the narrow and intertwining pathways. Players that unlock “Mutiny’s” Field Order will find themselves escorted by two ethereal ghost pirates who will happily send enemy players down to Davey Jones’ locker on their behalf.

   Favela: A refreshed version of the fan-favourite map from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2, this Brazilian shantytown has seen substantial change since its original release. Buildings once under construction are now complete, while others have crumbled into a state of disrepair. Players must avoid falling to their death as they traverse the map from one building to the next, avoiding enemy snipers taking advantage of the map’s long sightlines. Players who complete “Favela’s” Field Order can call in air support from a nearby Y-8 Gunship.

Anchoring the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC Pack is the next instalment in the game’s Extinction mode episodic narrative, “Episode 3: Awakening.” In Awakening, the team descends into the perilous alien underworld to strike at the subterranean fortress of the Ancestors, the mysterious puppet-masters behind the Cryptid invasion. Armed with a range of new hi-tech weapons and equipment, the team must penetrate a series of defensive barriers to reach the Ark and unlock the secrets of the Ancestors’ psychic powers. As the final battle draws closer, the fate of Earth and the future of the human race hang in the balance.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion is available for purchase a la carte or as part of the discounted* Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass**. Call of Duty: Ghosts game sold separately and is required to play the InvasionDLC Pack.

Call of Duty: Ghosts
Formats: PC, PS3, WiiU, X360, XO, PS4
Out: 5/11/2013 (PC PS3 WiiU X360)
 22/11/2013 (XO)
 29/11/2013 (PS4)
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward