Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 11.06.13

Grid 2The UK top 20 charts were released yesterday with only a couple of new additions. People didn’t forget Remember Me coming out and it entered the charts at number three, unable to shift Grid 2 which is number one for a second week. This week also saw the return of a recently lost friend in the charts with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition being released and entering the charts at number four.

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Week ending 8 June 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRID 2 CODEMASTERS 1
2 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 2
3 REMEMBER ME CAPCOM
4 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
5 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 4
6 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE DEEP SILVER 3
7 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 10
8 LUIGI’S MANSION 2 NINTENDO 12
9 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS NINTENDO 8
10 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS 6
11 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
12 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 16
13 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
14 BIOSHOCK INFINITE 2K GAMES 11
15 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION
16 RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS CAPCOM 5
17 METRO LAST LIGHT DEEP SILVER 7
18 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 17
19 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS NINTENDO 15
20 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd

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Train2Game news: Official Skyrim mod tools now available via Steam

Train2Game students can now get their hands on official modding tools for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.  The Skyrim Creation Kit allows modders to create in-game assets using the same tools that developer Bethesda used to make the full-game.

The release of Skyrim modding tools also sees the Steam integrated Skyrim workshop go live, allowing Skyrim modders to create, download and upload mods more simply than ever before.

To celebrate the launch of the Skyrim Creation Kit, Bethesda has released a High Resolution Pack which is available to download through Steam. Valve have also released a Skyrim mod, Fall of the Space Core, Vol. 1 which sees Portal 2’s  Nolan North voiced Space Core join you in Skyrim.

Train2Game students can access the Skyrim workshop by visiting www.mods.elderscrolls.com

You can see the official Skyrim mod tools in action in the trailer below.

Much more information about the modding tools is available on The Elder Scrolls community page.

A number of Train2Game students have been lookingforward to making Skyrim mods using Bethesda’s Creation Kit, and if you can get involved too. See this thread on the Train2Game forum for more information.

The Train2Game Blog has previously shown you some of the stranger Skyrim mods, including ones that let you turn Dragons into My Little Pony or “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and a mod that turns Mudcrabs into Futurama’s Doctor Zoidberg.

Keep reading The Train2Game Blog for the latest news about modding and how it could benefit you.

Will any Train2Game Blog readers be grabbing the Skyrim mod tools? Do you have any ideas for creations?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

Mass Effect 3 & Elder Scrolls V among new games revealed at VGAs

Mass Effect 3

The Spike TV Video Game Awards in Los Angeles has revealed a number of new games we can expect to see arrive in 2011 and beyond, and the excitement is already evident on the Train2Game forum.

The biggest announcements included Bioware showing off a trailer for Mass Effect 3 (So the teaser that featured on the Train2Game blog last month WAS for the third game in the series) and Bethesda revealing Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The Mass Effect 3 trailer see’s London overrun by an alien species, while a sniper inside Big Ben pleads for Commander Shepard to return to earth. The commander is looking down on the planet from space while huge alien machines lay waste to London. You can see the Mass Effect 3 reveal trailer for yourself on the Train2Game forum. The game will be coming to PC, Xbox 360 – and yes – the PlayStation 3 towards the end of 2011.

The VGAs also saw the revealing of another much rumoured RPG title in the form of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. You can see the trailer for that here on the Train2Game forum. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a direct sequel to Oblivion and will be released on 11th November 2011. Another reveal included that of Resistance 3, with a trailer featuring a mix of live action footage and gameplay. The Resistance 3 trailer is also available in the VGA thread on the Train2Game forum.

Batman: Arkham City and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception also had extended trailers shown off. The Uncharted 3 trailer – available on the Train2Game forum – shows what we can expect from Naughty Dog and reveals the game will come at the start of November.

Meanwhile, the Arkham City trailer reveals Doctor Hugo Strange as a villain and Train2Game students can watch it below.

Other reveals included Prototype 2, Guillermo Del Toro’s game InSane, but the latter not being scheduled for release until 2013!

So Train2Game, which of the VGA reveals and announcements are you most excited about? You see all of the trailers and leave your thoughts about them here on the Train2Game forum. Alternatively, you can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog.