Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 22.12.15

cod_blackops3In the christmas edition of the charts Call of Duty Black Ops 3 has kept the number one spot.

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Week ending 19 December 2015
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 2
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
4 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 4
5 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 5
6 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 7
7 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 6
8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 8
9 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 9
10 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
11 WWE 2K16 2K 10
12 JUST DANCE 2016 UBISOFT 13
13 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 14
14 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 19
15 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 16
16 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 17
17 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 12
18 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 20
19 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 15
20 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 SEGA 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 14.12.15

cod_blackops3Next weeks Christmas number one is a threehorse race between the usual suspects; This weeks number one Call of Duty Black Ops 3, FIFA 16 and this years big new comer, Star Wars Battlefront. There are no new games in the charts this week.

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Week ending 12 December 2015
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 2
2 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 3
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 1
4 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 5
5 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 7
6 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 4
7 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 12
8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 8
9 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 6
10 WWE 2K16 2K 10
11 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
12 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 13
13 JUST DANCE 2016 UBISOFT 19
14 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 11
15 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 17
16 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 14
17 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
18 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 SEGA 15
19 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 16
20 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 20
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 23.11.15

wpid-2848826-star_wars_battlefront_key_art.jpgIn the lead up to Christmas another of the years highest anticipated games has reached number one, Star Wars: Battlefront. Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is still second and last weeks number one, Fallout 4, is now third.

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Week ending 21 November 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES
2 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 2
3 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 1
4 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
5 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 4
6 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 8
7 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 9
8 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 5
9 WWE 2K16 2K 11
10 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 6
11 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 10
12 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 12
13 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 14
14 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
15 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 SEGA 7
16 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 20
17 GUITAR HERO LIVE ACTIVISION 16
18 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 18
19 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 17
20 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 17
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 20.11.15

fallout 4Entirely unsurprisingly Fallout 4, one of the most anticipated games of the year, is number one in the charts, knocking Call of Duty Black Ops 3 down to number two. The sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider also made its debut this week at number four. At number seven, Segas latest Football Manager has arrived.

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Week ending 14 November 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 2
4 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX
5 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 6
6 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 3
7 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 SEGA
8 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 9
9 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 5
10 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 4
11 WWE 2K16 2K 7
12 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 8
13 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 11
14 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 19
15 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 10
16 GUITAR HERO LIVE ACTIVISION 16
17 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 18
18 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 20
19 GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION MICROSOFT
20 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 09.11.15

cod_blackops3Call of Duty Black Ops 3 has knocked Halo 5 off the top spot with Halo hitting number four. The only other new game to enter the charts this week is the newest edition to the Need for Speed series which hits number three.

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Week ending 7 November 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION
2 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
3 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES
4 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 1
5 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 2
6 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 5
7 WWE 2K16 2K 4
8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 6
9 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 9
10 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 15
11 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 10
12 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
13 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 8
14 MARIO KART 7 NINTENDO
15 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 12
16 GUITAR HERO LIVE ACTIVISION 11
17 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 13
18 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 14
19 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 16
20 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 18
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Train2Game News Curse Voice protection

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Curse Inc.’s proprietary voice communication platform, Curse Voice, offers a secure option for gamers to communicate worldwide, eliminating the growing threat of online identity theft and other malicious attacks.

On June 28, 2014 Max and Victoria Zeisberg and their three children had their home raided by the Harriman Police Department’s SWAT team – but only after enduring hours of threats from anonymous phone calls threatening their lives and their family.  During the ordeal, both Max and Victoria were temporarily restrained, and the family was forced to watch on while their home was given a thorough search before they were released from police custody.

Their crime? Streaming Call of Duty.

Swatting is common enough to have made its way into mainstream vernacular, but it’s a malicious form of harassment that not everyone understands. Unprotected VoIP is one of the many ways online information can be unintentionally revealed, and while it may not be the only way that personal information can be leaked, it remains to be one of the most vulnerable security loopholes currently available.

John Russo, writer/creator of Night of the Living Dead stated, “This kind of thing is one more example of the disappearance of manners, politeness, and civility in modern life. It is mean-spirited at its core and probably has its roots in the mindless envy that the perpetrators may have for anyone who is more successful or more famous or more notable than they are. Things may get a lot worse before they get better – if things ever do. I hope we’re not all on a hopeless downhill spiral from which we may never recover.”

Creating safer online tools is the first step in stopping the hazards of swatting. Several companies that provide online tools, like Cisco, Arbor Networks and Curse, are joining up to fight the epidemic with better DDoS protection for their users. The Black Lotus Q4 2014 Threat Report showed that the average packet volume for DDoS attacks increased 340 percent to 4.36 Mpps.

“Since we’re all so connected, personal information like names, addresses and phone numbers are easier than ever to find online, and the swatting and doxing situations only worsen from large company’s breaches like Sony or Anthem. We found in Black Lotus’ Q4 2014 Threat Report that cyberattackers are using increasingly complex DDoS attacks to act as smokescreens while they dig into organizations’ networks for credentials that can bring them financial gain. Just this month, Twitch, the streaming service popular with online gamers, was hacked and its users’ passwords, credit cards and other information were stolen. The ease with which individuals can port victims’ phone numbers or fake their security authentication makes it tougher to track and stop swatting. These attacks can also unfortunately have life-or-death implications, since they tie up law enforcement or first responders and delay them from real emergencies that may be in progress,” stated Shawn Marck, Chief security Officer and Co-founder of Black Lotus.

Companies in the space have started to take note of the hazards of online swatting and are developing better tools to give users a safer environment to play in. With 2 million users across 42 games, Curse Voice is rapidly being established as the industry’s most versatile tool.  Able to connect friends and strangers across a growing number of multiplayer games, Curse Voice has established its place in the gaming community as reliable, easy to use, and most importantly – safe.

Curse Founder & CEO, Hubert Thieblot, voiced his concerns on the matter, “We want players to feel safe, and this is why we specifically built our client in the cloud, providing extra security and protection for the individuals that use it.” He adds, “No swapping of server information or passwords occurs in order to prevent your IP from falling into the wrong hands.”

Curse has managed to create an online communications platform with Curse Voice that keeps the player’s security in mind while enhancing their overall game satisfaction.

    Keeping yourself anonymous online is difficult, but Curse Voice makes it easier by minimizing the amount of information you share with others.

    Information handled on Curse is completely independent from other popular game servers, keeping players safe from the same compromising security leaks that can occur.

    Over 9.9 million counts of identity theft occur each year in the United States alone. By using secure, private servers, every single one of Curse Voice’s players keeps their IP address and personal information safe.

    Protection from brute force attempts to keep parties private, while server information used for services like Ventrillo, Mumble, or Raidcall is difficult to hide once exposed to the public.

    Curse Voice’s simple overlay makes it easy to use for PC streaming, and group chats created via Curse Voice allow for the same social connectivity without the security risks.

IT security service spending for 2015 was estimated to be around 49,140 million, while the consulting segment is expected to reach 12,152 million worldwide. The VoIP global business market is estimated to grow to just over $88 billion by 2018. Many consumers pay extra for the added security of knowing their information is safe, but such a ‘feature’ comes standard with Curse Voice. Keeping yourself safe from dangerous online threats like swatting is more than just a matter of using a secure VoIP – but it’s a strong step in the right direction. 

Curse Voice is the only VoIP gaming service that offers a controlled and safe environment to meet other gamers and make friends without any cost to the user.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 09.02.15

Call of Duty Advanced WarfighterDeja Vu in the charts this week as no new games have entered and the top three games remain exactly the same as last week with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at the top, followed by Grand Theft Auto V and FIFA 15 in the third space.

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Week ending 7 February 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 1
2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
3 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 3
4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 8
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 5
6 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
7 DESTINY ACTIVISION 10
8 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 7
9 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 6
10 THE CREW UBISOFT 11
11 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 12
12 SAINTS ROW IV RE-ELECTED/GAT OUT OF HELL DEEP SILVER 4
13 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 13
14 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
15 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
16 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 18
17 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 20
18 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 19
19 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 19
20 DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION EA GAMES 17
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 03.02.15

Call of Duty Advanced WarfighterAnother quiet week this week with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare taking the number one spot back from Grand Theft Auto V. Further down the charts Terraria has entered again at number thirteen following a re-release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Week ending 31 January 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 2
2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 1
3 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 3
4 SAINTS ROW IV RE-ELECTED/GAT OUT OF HELL DEEP SILVER 4
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 7
6 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 6
7 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 5
8 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 12
9 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
10 DESTINY ACTIVISION 11
11 THE CREW UBISOFT 10
12 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 15
13 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS
14 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
15 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
16 RUGBY 15 BIG BEN 8
17 DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION EA GAMES 14
18 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 19
19 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 16
20 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 26.01.15

GTA VAn interesting chart this week. Grand Theft Auto V stays at number one for a third consecutive week which now makes it the first GTA title to reach a total of seven weeks at number one. Saint’s Row IV Re-elected: Gat out of hell debuts at number four. A big retailer promotion on Call of Duty: Ghosts helps boost sales by 401%, propelling it back into the Top ten, up from thirty to number five. Finally Rugby 15 from Big Ben/Koch debuts at number eight.

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Week ending 24 January 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 1
2 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 3
3 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 2
4 SAINTS ROW IV RE-ELECTED/GAT OUT OF HELL DEEP SILVER
5 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION
6 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 4
7 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 5
8 RUGBY 15 BIG BEN
9 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
10 THE CREW UBISOFT 6
11 DESTINY ACTIVISION 9
12 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 8
13 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 10
14 DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION EA GAMES 14
15 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 17
16 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 11
17 JUST DANCE 2015 UBISOFT 13
18 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
19 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 12
20 SUPER SMASH BROS. NINTENDO 15
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 12.01.14

GTA VThe second chart of the week and no new games have entered this week but we do have an old favourite at number one. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has retaken the number one spot pushing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare down to number two.

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Week ending 10 January 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
2 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 1
3 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 3
4 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 4
5 THE CREW UBISOFT 6
6 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 5
7 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 10
9 DESTINY ACTIVISION 7
10 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 19
12 DRIVECLUB SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
13 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
14 THE EVIL WITHIN BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 15
15 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 14
16 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 18
17 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 8
18 SUPER SMASH BROS. NINTENDO 20
19 DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION EA GAMES 18
20 ASSASSIN’S CREED: ROGUE UBISOFT 19
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