Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 02.09.13

Saints Row IVSaints row IV hasn’t been knocked off the top spot for another week with the highest new entry being Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn which comes in at number three, just behind Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The other new entries this week are Rayman Legends at number six and Madden NFL twenty five at number seven.

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Week ending 31 August 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
2 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 2
3 FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN SQUARE ENIX
4 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 3
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 4
6 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT
7 MADDEN NFL 25 EA SPORTS
8 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 5
9 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 18
10 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 6
11 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO 7
12 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
13 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
14 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 12
15 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
16 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 15
17 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 16
18 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS 11
19 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 17
20 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES
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Train2Game News: UK Top 20 games – 27.08.13

Saints Row IVThere has been several new entrants this week with three of them taking the top three spots. Saints Row IV from Deep Silver has taken the number one spot, Ubisoft’s new Splinter Cell: Blacklist has taken second and Disney Infinity has taken the number three spot. The Bureau: XCOM declassified was also released this week and has entered the chart at number ten. A busy week for new releases!

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Week ending 24 August 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER
2 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT
3 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY
4 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 2
5 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 3
6 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 4
7 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO 5
8 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
9 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT. 6
10 THE BUREAU: XCOM DECLASSIFIED 2K GAMES
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS 11
12 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 16
13 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
14 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 15
15 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 9
16 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS
17 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 10
18 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 1
19 THE SMURFS 2 UBISOFT 7
20 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 12
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Train2Game News: Games Industry News – 23.08.13

Batman Arkham OriginsIt’s the end of the week which means it’s time for the industry news round up!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment unveiled a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins titled “Nowhere to Run.” The trailer showcases the indomitable super villains hell-bent on taking down the Bat and gives a first look at Firefly, one of the eight assassins featured in Batman: Arkham Origins, capable of raining fire from above. You can watch the Batman: Arkham Origins – Nowhere to Run – gameplay trailer here: http://youtu.be/gTQQaZm5Mzc

Continuing the superhero game theme, LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes are back, this time revealing the brick-building plot of the game, with an all-new new trailerAm! Do you have what it takes to destroy Dr. Doom and his Dr. Doom Doomray of Doom? Check out the awesome trailer (with a huge villain reveal) here: http://youtu.be/Nvpug0_-xAQ

It’s time to step back into the darkness. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the follow-up to the genre-defining horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, is now available for pre-order with a 20-percent discount. From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes a new first-person horror game that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness. It will bury its snout into your ribs and it will eat your heart. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is survival–horror at its most unsettling; helpless and alone, no weapons to soothe your nerves, and the dim light of your lantern to offer any comfort.

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse is the fifth instalment in the adventure game franchise. It was kickstarted to give Revolution Software full control, giving them total freedom over the games look and feel. It is also the first Kickstarter project to be picked up by Sony to put on the Vita. The Serpent’s Curse will also be available on iOS, PC, Mac, Android and Linux and you can see an early trailer for the game, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3jQu1riTcYg

After years of Comic Book Movies, Publishers are really making a play for videogames to muscle in. EA have a Need for Speed movie starring Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad, and Ubsioft already have Michael Fassbender attached to Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy. Now they’re taking upcoming Watch_Dogs onto the big screen too, forming a partnership with Sony Pictures and New Regency. Video Games have a very hit and miss track record with going to movies and some are only good because they are so bad. With all these games going to Hollywood though, it shows games are being accepted more and more.