Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 12.10.15

FIFA-16Another chart with Fifa 16 at number one. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is the first new game this week at number two with Rock Band 4 making its début at number ten.

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Week ending 10 October 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 1
2 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 4
4 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 2
5 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 5
6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 9
7 ANIMAL CROSSING: HAPPY HOME DESIGNER NINTENDO 6
8 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN KONAMI 7
9 NBA 2K16 2K SPORTS 3
10 ROCK BAND 4 MAD CATZ
11 MAD MAX WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 10
12 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
13 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 17
14 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 8
15 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 19
16 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 BIG BEN 16
17 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 14
18 SUPER MARIO MAKER NINTENDO 15
19 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 18
20 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2016 KONAMI 11
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

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Train2Game news: Bioshock Infinite director Ken Levine talks game design with Uncharted writer Amy Hennig

Bioshock Infinite

Tran2Game students can get an excellent insight into game design, thanks to a podcast featuring Irrational Games’ Ken Levine in conversation with Naughty Dog’s Amy Hennig.

Ken Levine is the Creative Director of the upcoming Bioshock Infinite, while Amy Hennig has the same role on the Uncharted series. The Irrational Interviews podcast is therefore almost a must listen for anyone interested in video game story telling.

The two Creative Directors discuss creating complex narrative in a video game, how a large creative team works, and the challenges of their roles and how different it is to writing for film.

“It’s not the way films are made,” said Hennig.  “I’ve described this to friends of mine who are screenwriters, and they just think we’re insane.”

Download Ken Levine’s Irrational Interview with Amy Hennig here.

A previous podcast saw Levine discussing narrative with film director Guillermo del Toro, which you can find out more about here.

Will you be downloading this podcast? If so, let us know what you learned from the two Creative Directors.

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

Train2Game news: UK Charts – PS Vita Uncharted Golden Abyss takes No.1

Train2Game students see PlayStation Vita games Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football storm the charts following the launch of Sony’s handheld console in the UK.

Sony’s own Uncharted: Golden Abyss is therefore the first PlayStation Vita title to take No.1 in the UKIE Games Charts, and it’s followed in No.2 by another Vita launch title, FIFA Football. The two games account for half of all PlayStation Vita game sales this week.

UFC Undisputed 3, which as reported by The Train2Game Blog took top spot last week,  has to settled for No.3, while FIFA 12 slips to No.4. Rayman: Origins jumps 31 places to re-enter the top ten at No.5, thanks to the release of the PlayStation Vita version.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games drops two to No.6, with multiplatform title Syndicate the highest non-Vita new entry at No.7.  FPS rivals Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 slip to No.8 and No.9 respectively, while former No.1 Final Fantasy XIII-2 completes the top ten.

Three new entries make the top twenty, with Wipeout 2048 for PlayStation Vita at No.11, Nintendo Wii RPG The Last Story at No.15, and Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition taking No.17. SEGA’s new release Binary Domain only manages No.35 in its first week on sale.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 25th February 2012 is therefore as follows:

1: Uncharted: Golden Abyss – Sony
2: FIFA Football – EA
3: Activision UFC Undisputed 3 – THQ
4: FIFA 12 – EA
5: Rayman: Origins – Ubisoft
6: Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games –
7: Syndicate – EA
8: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 –Activision
9: Battlefield 3 – EA
10: Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Square Enix

New releases for the upcoming week include SSX, Mario Party 9 and Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition.

What are your thoughts on Vita titles storming this week’s charts? Is it good news for Sony? And what will be No.1 next week?

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

[Source: UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track]