Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 23.09.13

GTA VGrand Theft Auto V, unsurprisingly, makes a stunning debut at the top of the Chart this week, breaking all records to become the fastest selling game ever.  With just five days on sale it has become the twenty fourth biggest selling title of all time in the UK.  It has sold more in its first week than the launch weeks of all other GTA titles combined and It’s launch week is 2.4 times greater than that of GTA IV and betters previous best Call of Duty: Black Ops by almost two hundred and fifty thousand units.  It might feel like GTA V was the only new release this week with 89% of all sales being for just that one title, but Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 debuts at number two, while further down the chart at number twenty is Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning. Aliens: Colonial Marines has made a return to the charts this week as well thanks to more retailer-promotion.

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Week ending 21 September 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR
2 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2014 KONAMI
3 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
5 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 4
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
7 DIABLO III BLIZZARD 3
8 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 5
9 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA
10 KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 REMIX SQUARE ENIX 2
11 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
12 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 19
13 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 20
14 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
15 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 12
16 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 13
17 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 17
18 FARMING SIMULATOR 2013 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
19 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 7
20 HARVEST MOON 3D: A NEW BEGINNING PQUBE
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Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 16.07.13

The Last Of UsThe dream team of Mario and Luigi’s new game, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros still wasn’t good enough to knock The Last Of Us off of the top spot. If it makes it to six consecutive weeks at number one, then it will equal the unbroken runs of Black Ops II and FIFA 12. Aliens: Colonial Marines has re-entered the charts this week thanks to a budget price.

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Week ending 6 July 2013

POS.  TITLE 

PUBLISHER

 LAST
WEEK 

1

THE LAST OF US

SONY COMPUTER ENT.

1

2

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF

NINTENDO

4

3

MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM BROS.

NINTENDO

4

FIFA 13

EA SPORTS

3

5

MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION

MICROSOFT

2

6

FAR CRY 3

UBISOFT

10

7

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II

ACTIVISION

7

8

ASSASSIN’S CREED III

XBOX 360 CLASSICS

5

9

TOMB RAIDER

SQUARE ENIXACTIVISION

6

10

ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES

SEGA

11

THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

15

12

LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

13

13

NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED

EA GAMES

12

14

LUIGI’S MANSION 2

NINTENDO

19

15

THE SIMS 3: ISLAND PARADISE

EA GAMES

8

16

DEADPOOL

ACTIVISION

9

17

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV

ROCKSTAR

18

GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION

SONY COMPUTER ENT.

16

19

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

11

20

LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

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Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 18.03.13

Tomb RaiderTrain2Game brings you the Game Charts again this week with Tomb Raider still sitting at the top, God of War: Ascension was unable to knock the reboot of the top spot but came in at number 2. Number 3 is a new entry with a Starcraft 2 expansion pack and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the final new entry at number 4.

At the other end of the Top 20, the new Naruto game has plummeted from number 3 to just  clinging on at number 20 and after only a few weeks, Aliens: Colonial Marines has left the charts.

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Week ending 16 March 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 1
2 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3 STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM BLIZZARD
4 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 CITY INTERACTIVE
5 SIMCITY EA GAMES 2
6 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 5
7 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 8
8 CRYSIS 3 EA GAMES 6
9 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 7
10 THE SIMS 3: UNIVERSITY LIFE EA GAMES 4
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT 11
12 HITMAN ABSOLUTION SQUARE ENIX 14
13 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 13
14 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 12
15 DEAD SPACE 3 EA GAMES 19
16 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 10
17 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
18 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 18
19 METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE KONAMI 9
20 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 NAMCO BANDAI GAMES 3

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd

Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 04.03.13

Crysis 3Crysis 3 holds the number 1 crown for a second week while FIFA 13 is up a place to number 2 rounding off a good week for EA. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance slips a spot to number 3 ahead of non-mover Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Sega’s Aliens: Colonial Marines slips down again to number 7 following its number 1 debut 2 weeks ago. It’s a quiet week for new releases with no new entries into the Top 10 and 4 of its occupants being non movers.

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Week ending 2 March 2013
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CRYSIS 3 EA GAMES 1
2 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 3
3 METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE KONAMI 2
4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 4
5 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 7
6 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 8
7 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA 5
8 DEAD SPACE 3 EA GAMES 6
9 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT 9
10 HITMAN ABSOLUTION SQUARE ENIX 10
11 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 12
12 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 14
13 HALO 4 MICROSOFT 16
14 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED SEGA 13
15 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
16 JUST DANCE 4 UBISOFT 11
17 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 18
18 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 17
19 RED DEAD REDEMPTION: GOTY ROCKSTAR
20 FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 MICROSOFT 20

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd

Train2Game News: UK Top 20 game charts – 25.02.13

Crysis 3Crysis 3 knocks last week’s number 1 Aliens: Colonial Marines down to number 5, debuting ahead of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance which begins life at number 2. Two new entries at number 1 and 2 is a first for 2013. Four out of the eight UK All Formats number 1’s so far this year are represented by 3 different EA titles.

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Week ending 23 February 2013
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CRYSIS 3 EA GAMES
2 METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE KONAMI
3 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 3
4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 4
5 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA 1
6 DEAD SPACE 3 EA GAMES 2
7 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 5
8 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 7
9 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT 6
10 HITMAN ABSOLUTION SQUARE ENIX 11
11 JUST DANCE 4 UBISOFT 8
12 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 12
13 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED SEGA 9
14 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 13
15 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
16 HALO 4 MICROSOFT 10
17 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
18 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 20
19 THE SIMS 3 EA GAMES
20 FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 MICROSOFT

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd

Train2Game News: Top 20 UK Games Chart – 18.02.13

Aliens: Colonial MarinesTrain2Game brings you the Top 20 UK Games Chart with another new number one this week! Aliens: Colonial Marines has taken the top spot, pushing Dead Space 3 down to number 2. At the other end of the chart, Dishonored has made another appearance coming back at number nineteen and Grand Theft Auto IV has re-appeared at number 20!

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Week ending 16 February 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA
2 DEAD SPACE 3 EA GAMES 1
3 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 2
4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 3
5 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 4
6 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT 12
7 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 7
8 JUST DANCE 4 UBISOFT 8
9 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED SEGA 10
10 HALO 4 MICROSOFT 13
11 HITMAN ABSOLUTION SQUARE ENIX 9
12 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 11
13 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 15
14 HITMAN: HD TRILOGY SQUARE ENIX 5
15 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
16 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 17
17 FORZA HORIZON MICROSOFT 14
18 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 SEGA 16
19 DISHONORED BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
20 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd

Train2Game News: Chimpact in The Sun

Chimpact in The Sun

Earlier this year, Train2Game covered the story of the Windows 8 game, Chimpact. This morning the national paper, The Sun have reviewed and covered the same game.

The Sun ran the article this morning alongside a review for Sega’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. Chimpact was the second biggest review on the page with a huge rating of 4 out 5 where as Aliens: Colonial Marines only got 3 out of 5.

The review in The Sun says: “Though the iPhone and iPad, understandably have a stranglehold on the market, some games are actually better on other platforms. Chimpact is an example of that.”

The whole review was very positive and ended by saying: “Chimpact is mega-addictive, delivered with impressive graphics and spot-on gameplay.”

This is excellent news for anyone else thinking of developing for Windows 8 as it shows you can get recognition on the platform from some of the top news distributors.

It also shows the Train2Game blog keeps you one step ahead of the rest with us getting to this great game first!

If you want to find out more about the game you can go to www.chimpact.com

Train2Game News: Gearbox Software’s Randy Pitchford presenting developer session at Rezzed

Gearbox Software founder and CEO Randy Pitchford will be presenting a developer session at Rezzed, during which he’ll demonstrate Borderlands 2 and take questions from the PC and indie gaming show audience.

Borderlands 2 is one of a number of playable titles at the Brighton expo, which takes place on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of July. Pitchford’s developer session is on the Friday and gives any Train2Game students in attendance to ask the games industry veteran questions about the industry.

Gearbox Software titles include Half-Life: Opposing Force, Borderlands, Brothers In Arms, Duke Nukem Forever and the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Tickets for Rezzed are available on the official website, and it’s looking to be an interesting event for Train2Game students to attend, with a variety of developer sessions including those from Introversion SoftwareThe Creative Assembly and Splash Damage CEO Paul Wedgwood 

We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with the latest news as the show approaches.

What would you ask Randy Pitchford at the developer session?

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Train2Game News: Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed until 2013

Train2Game News recently reported that both Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite have been delayed until 2013, and now Gearbox Software and SEGA’s Aliens: Colonial Marines has suffered the same fate.

The game based on the classic film franchise was previously delayed from a spring release date to autumn, and now until next year. It’ll be released on February 12th 2013.

“I am thrilled to announce the definitive launch date for Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said President of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford. “Aliens: Colonial Marines is the culmination of a life-time of inspiration from the films and relentless passion and drive from the exceptionally talented development team behind the scenes.”

“We knew this game would be incredible from the moment Gearbox began developing Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said  SEGA Senior Vice President of Marketing for Gary Knight,  “Now that the title is in its final stretch of development, we can confidently release the exact date that gamers will finally get to experience this blockbuster thrill-ride.”

Aliens: Colonial Marines is scheduled to appear at PC and indie gaming show Rezzed in July.

There’s more from Gearbox Software here on the Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on the Aliens: Colonial Marines delay?

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Train2Game news: Tickets for new PC and indie game expo Rezzed on sale now

Train2Game students can now buy tickets for Rezzed, the new PC and indie games expo that’s hitting Brighton in July.

The event by Eurogamer.net and Rock, Paper, Shotgun will offer gamers their first chance to go hands-on with many upcoming PC games including Aliens: Colonial Marines from Gearbox Software. You’ll also be able to discover new indie titles in The Leftfield Collection, sponsored by SEGA.

Developers including Total War producers Creative Assembly and Project Zomboid creators The Indie Stone will also be on hand to show their work to the public and take questions in Developer Sessions, which are sure to be of interest to Train2Game students.

Rezzed takes place in Brighton on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July with tickets on sale at http://www.rezzedgameshow.com/

“Following last year’s hugely successful fourth Eurogamer Expo, we’re broadening our horizons for 2012 by introducing a new summer event to highlight the best of PC and indie games,” said Rupert Loman, Managing Director of organiser Eurogamer Network Ltd.

“PC and indie games are enjoying huge success now after years in the ascendancy and we want to draw more attention to that fact and give people the opportunity to get up close to the biggest names and games before they’re released.”

More games, speakers and activities will be announced in the run up to the show, with more information available on the official Rezzed website.

Keep reading The Train2Game Blog for more news about Rezzed.

Will you be attending the Brighton event?

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