Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 06.05.14

Spider man 2The Amazing Spider-man 2 has swung into number one this week in the game charts pushing Titanfall down to number two. Further down the chart just breaching the top ten Ubisofts Child of Light has debuted at number nine.

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Week ending 3 May 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTIVISION
2 TITANFALL EA GAMES 1
3 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 4
4 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL EA SPORTS 2
5 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 3
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
7 LEGO THE HOBBIT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 5
8 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
9 CHILD OF LIGHT UBISOFT
10 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 10
11 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
12 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH UBISOFT 7
13 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 9
14 DARK SOULS II BANDAI NAMCO GAMES 18
15 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES KONAMI 16
16 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON SONY COMPUTER ENT. 15
17 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 11
18 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 13
19 TRIALS FUSION UBISOFT 14
20 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 20
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Train2Game News: UK Charts – LEGO Batman 2 makes it 4 in a row at No.1

LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes makes it four weeks in a row at No.1 as it continues to hold onto top spot in the charts, matching the same number of consecutive weeks FIFA 12 spent in the position earlier this year.

There’s no movement in the entire top three, with London 2012: The Official Video Game and The Amazing Spider-Man remaining at No.2 and No.3 respectively.  Dead Island Game of the Year Edition moves up one to No.4, while Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future soldier jumps four to No.5.

The Train2Game Blog recently spoke to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Creative Director Jean-Marc Geoffroy and Ubisoft Development Director Adrian Lacey, with the pair offering advice to Train2Game students on getting into the industry.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 moves up two to No.6 in its 36th week on sale, with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropping one to No.7. FIFA 12 is No.8 in its 42nd week in the charts, with Spec Ops: The Line dropping five to No.9 in its third week on sale. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games completes the top ten.

New release from Namco Bandai and Saber Interactive, Inversion, doesn’t even make the top 40 in its first week on sale, debuting at No.50.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 14th July is therefore as follows:

1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros)
2. London 2012: The Official Video Game (Sega)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision)
4. Dead Island Game of the Year Edition (Koch Media)
5. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft)
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (EA)
7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
8. FIFA 12 (EA)
9. Spec Ops: The Line (2K Games)
10. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)

It’s a quiet week for new releases, but new games to hit the shelves include Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for Nintendo 3DS.

What are your thoughts on the charts this week? Are you one of those people who’ve bought LEGO Batman 2? Will it stay No.1?

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Train2Game News: UK Charts – LEGO Batman 2 No.1 for third week running

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes holds top spot of the UK charts for the third week in a row, the position the Warner Brothers title has remained since being released last month.

London 2012: The Official Video Game from SEGA sees sales almost double as it rises two places to No.2 as the Olympic Games get closer.  Last week’s new releases The Amazing Spider-Man and Spec Ops: The Line both drop one place each to No.3 and No.4 respectively.

New entry Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition completes the top five.  Originally released in September last year, the standard edition of Dead Island held top spot for two weeks.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is up one place to No.6, moving above FIFA 12 which drops to No.7. Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 re-enters the top ten at No.8 after moving up 26 places after price promotions at various retailers.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier slides down three to No.9, while FIFA Street moves up four to complete the top ten.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy for 3DS reaches No.19 in its first week on sale, while physical copies of Funcom’s The Secret World see it make No.38 in the retail charts. However, the figures don’t take into account digital sales.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 7th July 2012 is therefore as follows:

1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros)
2. London 2012: The Official Video Game (Sega)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision)
4. Spec Ops: The Line (2K Games)
5. Dead Island Game of the Year Edition (Koch Media)
6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
7. FIFA 12 (EA)
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
9. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft)
10. FIFA Street (EA)

What are your thoughts on the continued success of LEGO Batman 2? Will it continue into next week?

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Train2Game News: UK Charts – Lego Batman 2 beats The Amazing Spider-Man to No.1

Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes holds off The Amazing Spider-Man to take top spot of the UK charts for the second week running.

Activision’s movie tie-in is one of three new entries to reach the top five 2K’s Spec Ops: The Line debuting at No.3, while SEGA’s London 2012: The Official Video Game reachesNo.4 in its first week on sale.  FIFA 12 slips three places to No.5.

Former No.1 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier also drops three places, settling for No.6 this week.  The Train2Game Blog recently spoke to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Creative Director Jean-Marc Geoffroy and Ubisoft Development Director Adrian Lacey, with the pair offering advice to Train2Game students on getting into the industry.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim moves up one to No.7 following the release of the new Dawnguard DLC, while Max Payne 3 drops to No.8.  Battlefield 3 slips to No.9 while the launch of Metal Gear Solid HD collection for PlayStation Vita sees it complete the top ten.

PlayStation 3 exclusive Ratchet & Clank Trilogy: Classics HD just misses out on breaking into the top ten, reaching No.11 in its first week on sale.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 30th June is therefore as follows:

1. LEGO Batman (Warner)
2. The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision)
3. Spec Ops: The Line (Take-Two)
4. London 2012: The Official Video Game (Sega)
5. FIFA 12 (EA)
6. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft)
7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
8. Max Payne 3 (Rockstar)
9. Battlefield 3 (EA)
10. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Konami)

New releases for the week ahead include Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

What are your thoughts on this week’s charts and the new entries into the top five? Can Lego Batman 2 continue to hold No.1 next week?

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Train2Game News: The Amazing Spider-Man developer diary discusses Manhattan as your playground

Get behind the scenes of The Amazing Spider-Man in a developer diary from Beenox and Activision.

In this ‘Manhattan is your playground’ developer diary Executive Producer Brent Nicholas discusses various features of this movie tie-in including web slinging navigation, combat and interacting with the environment. He also discusses the reasons why these game design elements have inserted into The Amazing Spider-Man.

Watch the Amazing Spider-Man developer diary below, right here on The Train2Game Blog.

There are more developer diaries, which give you an insight into the work going into development of a variety of games, here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man?

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