Train2Game News UK Top 20 games – 16.03.15

GTA VAnother week another quiet charts. GTA V has re taken the number one spot and the only new games to enter the charts are special editions of previous games. The DMC: Definitive Edition has entered the chart at number five and Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition has entered the chart at number ten.

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Week ending 14 March 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
2 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
3 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 3
4 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 6
5 DMC: DEFINITIVE EDITION CAPCOM
6 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 4
7 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 10
8 EVOLVE 2K GAMES 9
9 ZOMBIE ARMY TRILOGY SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING 8
10 SNIPER ELITE 3: ULTIMATE EDITION 505 GAMES
11 DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE BANDAI NAMCO GAMES 5
12 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 13
13 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 14
14 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 15
15 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 11
16 THE CREW UBISOFT 19
17 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 17
18 DESTINY ACTIVISION 12
19 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK 3D NINTENDO 16
20 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
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Train2Game News: UK Top 20 – 29.01.13

Call of Duty Black Ops II In the top 20 this week not much has changed. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 has got back to number 1 and last weeks number 1, Devil May Cry, has slipped down to number 4.

Week ending 26 January 2013
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 3
2 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 2
3 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 4
4 DMC CAPCOM 1
5 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT 10
6 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 5
7 JUST DANCE 4 UBISOFT 6
8 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 SEGA 7
9 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 9
10 HITMAN ABSOLUTION SQUARE ENIX 8
11 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 17
12 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 11
13 HALO 4 MICROSOFT
14 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED SEGA 14
15 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 15
16 WWE ’13 THQ 12
17 DISHONORED BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 13
18 FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 MICROSOFT 16
19 FORZA HORIZON MICROSOFT
20 BORDERLANDS 2 2K GAMES 20

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

Train2Game News: UK Top 20 – 21.01.13

Devil May CryTrain2Game again brings you the latest game charts and this week FIFA 13 has been toppled from the number one spot by Capcom’s reboot of Devil May Cry. NBA 2K13 has hit number 19 and with the release of the latest DLC Borderlands 2 has risen back up to number 20.
Week ending 19 January 2013
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 DMC CAPCOM
2 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 1
3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 3
4 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 2
5 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 5
6 JUST DANCE 4 UBISOFT 6
7 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 SEGA 8
8 HITMAN ABSOLUTION SQUARE ENIX 4
9 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 9
10 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT 11
11 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 10
12 WWE ’13 THQ 12
13 DISHONORED BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 15
14 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED SEGA 13
15 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 17
16 FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 MICROSOFT 19
17 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 20
18 MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER EA GAMES 18
19 NBA 2K13 2K SPORTS
20 BORDERLANDS 2 2K GAMES

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

Train2Game News: Coming soon in 2013

DeadpoolAs big as 2012 has been, 2013 has more to come.

The first thing of 2013 to be keeping an eye on will be how well the Wii U does following it’s release and the Christmas rush. Will it be as big a hit as Nintendo hopes or will it fail to reach expectations?

A number of new blockbusters are coming next year with a lot of new sequels. For example 2013 will see the release of Rockstars GTA V and 2Ks Bioshock: Infinite. From what has been released of the games so far they both look stunning and both have been pegged as being big hits.

There are also two reboot games coming out next year. The first being the new Devil May Cry, being developed by the English based Ninja Studios and Tomb Raider being published by Square Enix. I played both games at Eurogamer, Tomb Raiders graphics are truly jaw dropping and Devil May Cry looks to be very action packed with good effects.

A new IP that could be a wild card is Deadpool. The game based on the Marvel Comics star.  The game is being developed by High Moon Studios and is due to be published by Activision in 2013. Regular Deadpool comic writer Daniel Way will pen the script, and Nolan North, who has voiced Deadpool in other media, will reprise his role. This could go either way, this is definitely a wait and see game.

There are a lot of big goings on in 2013 that should lead the gaming industry in to bigger and better things. It’s going to be exciting.

Train2Game News: Ezekiel Morris student diary: Week 16

This week has been excellent, so far, as I have finished all my sprints. I am now double checking that the animations are working in the game engine.

Last Friday I went back to my home town to see my family and friends, to catch up on stuff and it was great to see everyone. After meeting everyone I had a fat meal then I’m chilling down with the family watching The Big Bang Theory.

I went to Eurogamer Expo last Saturday and met up with some students and the tutors from Train2game. I took some good photo’s. I didn’t get to play all of the games on show as the queues were ridiculously long but the ones that I did play were Devil May Cry, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 6 and Doom 3 in 3D.

Monday Oct 1st I had a team meeting with Commando Kiwi, we were discussing schedules for the new project that we are working on. My sprint is to create three concepts, so I will be working my ass off 6 hours a week. I’m happy to be working on the project as I like to doing realistic characters so yep it’s time to get to work!

Train2Game News: A day at Eurogamer Expo: Part 2

This is the continuation of my day at the Eurogamer Expo held in London at Earl’s Court.

The first game I tried in the afternoon was the new Devil May Cry from Capcom. With the main character, Dante, being younger, he is cockier and cooler than ever. I have not played previous Devil May Cry games. It’s a grand display of action in a beautiful demonic world with a good mix of Angel and Demon powers it looks to be attractive with a good pace of action.

I finally got my first play on a PSVita at the show, playing Little Big Planet. The game was enjoyable, it made good use of the touch screen. However I did find the way that I was holding the device meant I was touching the track pad on the back. It didn’t affect the game I was playing but I fear it might when a game uses the mechanic.

I didn’t get to play a WiiU unfortunately. I did however have a look at it. The person I watched was playing ZombiU. The game definitely blows away any worries that it is going to be all family games again like with the Wii. ZombiU looks like a good horror with impressive graphics. It uses the tablet controller in interesting ways, having to hold up the tablet to the screen so that it can disable a jammer in one of the in game areas. My only worry is whether the tablet will be too big in your hands to use comfortably.

After a little shopping trip, buying a Joker shirt and an Assassins Creed wall scroll, I came back to the Capcom stand to play Resident Evil 6. Now you may know I am a big fan of the series, so much so that I have the Umbrella logo tattooed just above my elbow. I was disappointed with Resi 5, I felt that it had lost all of its horror elements. Resident Evil 6 however seems to have something for most people. Playing as Chris Redfield you get a good action paced story, like what it seemed they wanted Resident Evil 5 to be. Playing as Leon Kennedy however you get a good sense of the survival horror similar to the first games of the series. There is a third character called Jake who I didn’t get to try out, my guess would be he is a mixture of the two styles.

As I was playing Resident Evil 6, I turned around to see a zombie who was eyeing up my arm. The guy had amazing make up which was so good in fact he wouldn’t look out of place in The Walking Dead. He then proceeded to give a friend of mine his phone to get his picture taken with a character from Mortal Kombat, that isn’t something you see every day.

I attended the Train2Game stand once more and saw the results of the Royal Rush competition I mentioned in the first part of this blog. The winner got a limited edition silver Xbox360 Controller and it was handed to the winner by The Joker.

The final game I played at the event was the Tomb Raider reboot. The game was absolutely gorgeous and Lara Croft no longer feel likes an immortal woman. She now feels flawed and real as you run around which adds to the immersion of the game. I was doing a hunting mission and my objective was to kill a deer using the Bow and Arrow I had just obtained. My only complaint was the arrows seem far too weak. I shot the deer straight through the neck, thinking that would kill it no problem. It then took an extra six arrows to take it down. The game is still in pre-beta though so I am sure such problems will be fixed by release in March.

Before I set off to drive home I headed in to the Cybercandy store and I bought my self a Zombie survival energy drink to keep me going through the drive home. I had an incredible day and it is very exciting seeing all the games that are soon to be released.