Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 23.06.15

Lego Jurrasic WorldNo new games this week in the charts but LEGO Jurrasic World has managed to take the number one spot from The Elder Scrolls Online. The game has had a big bump from the films huge popularity.

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Week ending 20 June 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
2 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 1
3 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 3
4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
5 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 6
6 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 505 GAMES 4
7 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 7
8 SPLATOON NINTENDO 8
9 DESTINY ACTIVISION 11
10 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 12
11 PROJECT CARS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 13
12 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 10
13 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 9
14 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 14
15 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
16 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 17
17 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 18
18 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
19 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 17
20 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 – 15.06.15

elder-scrolls-online-logoThe charts sees two new games sitting on top this week knocking The Witcher 3 down to third. The number two slot goes to the movie tie in lego game, Lego Jurrasic World and the number one spot is The Elder Scrolls Online. The final new edition to the charts is Payday 2: Crimewave edition which is number four.

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Week ending 13 June 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 1
4 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 505 GAMES
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
6 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 3
7 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 10
8 SPLATOON NINTENDO 4
9 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 5
10 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 7
11 DESTINY ACTIVISION 8
12 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 9
13 PROJECT CARS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 6
14 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 14
15 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 11
16 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
17 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 13
18 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 19
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 16
20 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 20
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.

Train2Game News: Games Industry News – 02.08.13

Batman It’s the end of the week so is is time for the Train2Game news round up.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today confirmed that Batman: Arkham Origins will ship with a mode that allows players to take the franchise’s award-winning gameplay online to play with friends and foes.  The online component blends the traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics and is in development by Splash Damage. The multiplayer will be available on all platforms except the Wii U. You can enjoy the trailer for it here: http://youtu.be/CFx82wX3NE8

Continuing the hero game theme, Deadpool has had it’s first DLC announced. The “Merc with a map pack” will introduce two new challenge maps; GRT Plaza and Inside the Tower. You will also get two new costumes for Infinite Mode: a D-Pooly and Uncanny X-Force suit. The DLC is available now for 240 Microsoft points. You can also now purchase the game from the On Demand market.

In celebration of the highly anticipated launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the first of three legendary character distribution events begins August 30 at participating Game stores across the UK. Players can get their hands on Shiny versions of the Legendary Pokémon —Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina—starting with, Dialga, which was featured on the cover of the Pokémon Diamond video game. What makes this event extraordinary is that each of the distributed Legendary Pokémon, which are already difficult to get during gameplay, will be Shiny, meaning they have unusual colouring that is extremely rare. Each Shiny Pokémon will be available, one at a time, for only two weeks each, so Trainers will need to plan accordingly and head to a participating Game store if they want to add these extremely rare Legendary Pokémon to their Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 game.

A new character has been announced for the hit mobile game, Temple Run 2. You can now pay for and download Gold medal olympian, Usain Bolt to run from the dangerous in the game. As the first branded character in Temple Run history, Usain Bolt’s worldwide recognition demonstrates the global and cultural reach of the original endless runner game. “I am a big fan of Temple Run. I travel all over the world and travel time gives me lots of opportunity to play Temple Run at airports or on car journeys,” said Usain Bolt. “It’s exciting to see myself represented within a game I already play.”  The Usain Bolt character is available now as an in-app purchase in Temple Run 2 for $0.99, for a limited time only.

Finally in the lead up to the realease of The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda have announced The Elder Scrolls Anthology for PC.  The game arrives on retail shelves in Europe on September 13, 2013 for £49.99/€59.99, The Elder Scrolls Anthology features all five critically-acclaimed games, plus official add-ons – packaged together in an exclusive premium collector’s set.

 

Train2Game News: Next Skyrim update introduces mounted combat

 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim players will be able to partake in mounted combat when the new feature is added by Bethesda’s 1.6 Skyrim update.  You’ll be able to strike down foes while riding a horse.

Train2Game students may recall that the feature first appeared in an internal Skyrim Game Jam at Bethesda. Of course, Train2Game students will be familiar with game jams after taking part in one run by Train2Game and Epic last year.

The new patch also comes with the standard bug fixes, and will arrive on all platforms soon. PC players however, can already take a look at mounted combat by opting into the latest Steam Beta update.

Steam integration and modding support for Skyrim has proved to be very successful, with almost 14 million mods downloaded using the Skyrim workshop.  There’s much more about modding here.

Be sure to keep reading The Train2Game Blog for the latest The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim news.

What are your thoughts on the update for Skyrim? And what do you think about mounted combat coming from an internal game jam?

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