In just three weeks, Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us is officially the fastest selling PlayStation 3 game of 2013. The number, 3.4 million units sold, accounts for both Blu-ray and digital copies of the game sold.
These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us,” said Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
“The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that. SCE continues to be committed to delivering unique gameplay experiences that redefine the interactive entertainment industry and The Last of Us is a perfect example.” (more…)
Curious about how Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will look on the next-generation of systems? Well Ubisoft and Sony has given us a glimpse of just that, in the video above.
Sony has released a video called ‘Conversations with Creators,’ which has a bunch of developers and programmers from Ubisoft, spewing why Assassin’s Creed 4 on the PlayStation 4 will be a step above the PS3 version, and I think most of us already understand why. So I’m not sure who they’re are trying to convince. (more…)
Nintendo’s future is getting bleaker and bleaker by the minute. DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson has tweeted that next-generation games running the studio’s Frostbite 3 engine, will not be making an appearance on the Wii U console.
“[Frostbite 3] has never been running on WiiU,” EA DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson posted on Twitter. “We did some tests with not too promising results with [Frostbite 2] & chose not to go down that path.”
As of right now, Electronic Arts — owns the studio DICE — has only confirmed one video game in 2013 using the Frostbite 3 engine. Unfortunately for Nintendo, it’s the publishers most anticipated game, which is Battlefield 4. (more…)
We’re about two months away until Irrational Games sequel – BioShock Infinity — launches, but that hasn’t stopped the website Xbox360achievements to get their hands on the sequel’s Achievements, and presumably the PlayStation Trophies.
While there is not much to write about here, after the break, check out some of the goals you’ll be trying to achieve, that have been set forth by the studio. (more…)
Sony has just released that God of War: Ascension trailer that was being teased a few days ago. If you watch the entire two-minute trailer, you’ll see the softer side of the games protagonists Kratos. It looks like the game’s goal is to give insight on the emotion of Kratos, something that has been missed in the entire series. You’ll notice that Kratos is still haunted by the death of his child and wife, while the song “Hanging On” by Ellie Goulding plays. Their deaths looks like to have been from murder. So the spark for Kratos’ motive for for being so violent could just stem from vengeance.
The trailer, up top, will air this Sunday during the Super Bowl. However, the version that you’ll be watching during the commercials will only be about a one minute cut. Well it hasn’t been confirmed why Sony decided to edit the commercial in half, it’s a safe bet it probably has to do with money. According to Ad Age’s Brian Steinberg, the average ad which is about 30 seconds will roughly costs between 3.7 and $3.8 million. So while next installment of God of War is a huge title for the company, it’s probably not worth spending close to $8 million to show it off during the most-watched sporting event in the country.
Since 13 days ago, Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times on iOS, Android and Kindle. Not a bad milestone for a company that only has three employees, and was confounded by a husband-and-wife team.
“Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced Temple Run 2 in such a short period of time.”
When the game was released in Apple’s App Store on January 17, it was downloaded over 6 million times in less than 24 hours. And achievement so great. I’m sure Fortune 500 gaming companies are scratching their head and wondering how such a small company can be so successful in such a short amount of time. I’ll give them a hint: make simple yet challenging games, that both hard-core and casual gamers alike, can find entertaining. Yeah, it’s a lot harder than it sounds to develop, but I’m sure you can figure it out one day.
Sony has just announced a new PlayStation 3 bundle, which includes every single God of War game ever made. Officially called the God of War Ascension Legacy bundle, named after the anticipated GoW that comes out next month, will feature a 500 GB garnet red Ultra Slim PlayStation 3 system. Not only will it come with the exclusive color and all five previous games, but if players pick up the package they will also receive a 30-day PlayStation Plus trial membership.
If you’re looking to get your grubby hands on the package, the bundle will be available starting on March 12 — the day God of War Ascension hits stores. And will set you back $350.
The reason for the hardware to be an off red was because Sony was inspired by Kratos‘ tattoo, which I kinda dig. Although, considering all my electronics are now black, I’m not entirely sure how a random red system would look, when compared to everything else.