By Sherif Saed, Friday, 17 January 2020 11:00 GMT 2019 is over and its biggest winners are hardly surprising. The NPD Group has revealed the winners of December 2019 and the full year in its latest industry report for America. In December, the industry generated $3 billion across software, hardware and accessories, a 15% drop
If there’s one thing Google needs to do if it wants to make a proper splash in the gaming world, it’s this: understand video games and the communities around them. Better still, it needs to convince gamers that it understands video games, rather than just trying to cash in. Stadia is a promising service. It’s
By Lauren Aitken, Friday, 17 January 2020 10:38 GMT A bunch of new Overtime Challenges have been added in Fortnite and this time, you’re sticking it to the man and swimming in no-swim zones. In this challenge, you’ll need to find different No Swimming signs and have a swim around the various ponds and lakes
By Sherif Saed, Friday, 17 January 2020 10:12 GMT CD Projekt has confirmed that Cyberpunk Multiplayer is the project it’s been working on in parallel with Cyberpunk 2077. Following the big news that Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back to September, CD Projekt decided to host a brief press conference to discuss the delay and
With 2019 well and truly out of the way, it’s time to look back at the best-selling games of the year in Nintendo’s home country of Japan. The following list comes from Famitsu’s estimated sales tracking data. As you can see, Pokémon Sword and Shield romped home to victory with a whopping 2,988,134 estimated sales.
It’s that time of the video game console cycle where we look forward to the next generation. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are coming – they’ve even got names – and that means we can all sit around and dream about what we’d like to see from the generational shift. It’d be nice
[embedded content] One of the highlights of Masahiro Sakurai’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate broadcast yesterday was the reveal of the new Mii Fighter costumes coming to the game. This time around there’s a lot of third-party and indie representation. We’ve got another Mega Man alt, Altair from Assassin’s Creed, the Rabbids, and on the indie
[embedded content] Earlier in the month, Bethesda rolled out a huge patch for DOOM an DOOM II across all platforms including the Switch. In case you forgot, this hellish update introduced add-on support – including John Romero’s unofficial fifth episode SIGIL 60fps support, aspect ratio options, quick save and load, level select, “plus a ton”
Following on from hardware sales, let’s now take a look at the software sales within the US last year. For starters, Nintendo had half of the top 20 best-selling video games in December. The best-selling game of December 2019 was Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and further down the list was Luigi’s Mansion 3
Now that the holiday period has officially ended, the NPD Group has shared information about the top-selling systems, software, and accessories of December and 2019. On the hardware front, Nintendo had another good year in the US. The Switch was the best-selling hardware of December and finished as the best-seller of 2019. The Switch Pro
Although there was a theory Dante from the Devil May Cry series would be announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after the Devil May Cry 3 producer teased “a little something extra” for Switch players along with some key dates, in the end, we got Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. So, now that we
Call of Duty League has undergone some drastic changes for the 2020 season, with franchising teams out of cities around the world. Hype Battles are the latest addition to the competition, 2v2 celebrity matches that will take place right on the main stage during Call of Duty League play. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Gunfight
A few months after Fire Emblem: Three Houses had been released on the Switch, Nintendo had to replace the voice of the male version of Blyeth, after the character’s voice actor revealed he had abused and mistreated both friends and partners over the past decade. The new voiceover for the male version of Blyeth was
The upcoming Skyrim expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online was announced during The Game Awards 2019, but now we have a deep look into the new mechanics and additions coming with the brand new story arc. Bethesda’s reveal, hosted by Pete Hines and Rich Lambert, opened up with a cinematic trailer that gave us a
The first NPD monthly report of the year also comes with an annual report. This year is a new decade, however, so some sales chart data has been shared for this as well. The entire decade was nothing but success for the Call of Duty franchise. What may surprise you is that there are a
The software portion of this month’s big NPD report is bigger than usual this month. For now, this is the sales charts for the time period of December 2019. You may notice that there are not as many chart categories as there normally is every monh. This is because those are part of the NPD’s
The first monthly NPD report is out for 2020, and this is an extra special one. The first NPD report of the year not only looks back at December from the previous year, but also gives us insight on the year as a whole. What makes this report extra special, however, is that this will
Since the weekly reset on Tuesday morning, Destiny 2 players have been busy trying to figure out the game’s latest mystery. What started out relatively simple soon became one of the biggest community puzzles Destiny players have ever seen; a literal jigsaw puzzle that requires the community to come together and source their individual pieces.
For the first time since The Elder Scrolls Online’s launch, Tamriel’s adventurers will be able explore the snow-covered lands of Skyrim once again with the announcement of an all-new chapter, The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor. This new chapter, coming to Xbox One on June 2, is a major part of the brand-new Dark Heart of
Like many of you, I’ve never felt the impact of a steel bow pierce cyborg velociraptor flesh. I’ve never climbed one of Horizon: Zero Dawn‘s whopping great brontosaurus with a flying saucer for a head. No, I’ve only watched our oft-absent PlayStation-owning flatmate steal through the tall grass, watching from the doorway, thinking “cor, that
Following news that Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed to September of 2020, we’ve also received an update pertaining to the game’s multiplayer component. As developer CD Projekt RED previously announced, Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer will not be coming with the main game itself, but will release after the base game, originally projected for sometime in 2021.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Season One has gotten an extension, giving players more time to earn its rewards, with a couple new surprises from Infinity Ward. Originally, Season One was supposed to conclude at the end of January, but will now last until February 11, 2020. Along with news of its extension, you’ll be able
Fight alongside four students from Ashen Wolves as you progress through the story – Yuri, Hapi, Constance, and Balthus. Beat the story and you’ll be able to bring the students into the main story as recruitable units. Fire Emblem: Three Houses Expansion Pass. DLC wave 4 will be available on February 12 2020 in the
The Joker disrupts Mortal Kombat 11 in Early Access on 1/28, Full Release 2/4.
Face the darkness in single player or team up with friends as you blast your way through Nazi undead in this upcoming shooter, featuring a new story campaign for 1 to 4 players, horde mode, and more. Zombie Army 4: Dead War will be released on February 4, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and
Crytek’s competitive first-person shooter Hunt: Showdown was meant to land on the PlayStation 4 last fall. While a lengthy delay obviously held back its release, things are now looking up for the PS4 version. Hunt: Showdown comes to the Sony platform next month on February 18th. In addition, Koch Media will serve as the title’s publisher
This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) will see Hideo Kojima deliver a talk about his most recent release, Death Stranding. More specifically, the game creator’s discussion will center on his team’s design philosophy as it relates to the Norman Reedus-starring adventure. Aptly titled “Death Stranding Design Philosophy,” the Kojima discussion is slated to last one
How are you with rodents? Lunar New Year returns to Overwatch today, celebrating the Year of the Rat with a wealth of themed cosmetics old and new. It’s all gone rather theatrical this year, with heroes like Sombra, Lucio, Brigitte and Moira celebrating musical and damatic styles to engage in the time-honoured tradition of murdering
Sometimes PlayStation 5 information comes from unexpected places. First details about the console were unveiled in a surprise Wired interview, and now more information about the PS5 controller has been found via a page on PlayStation France that compares the models of PS4 systems. Under the section “Compatabilitie DualShock” (which translates to DualShock Compatability), the