Gaming Enthusiast Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:56:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Xbox One has shipped 5 million Units Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:56:49 +0000 Microsoft have revealed that their Xbox One console has shipped over 5 million units. This is good news for Microsoft as it means the Xbox One s outselling the Xbox 360 by 60% at the same point in time. Obviously shipped units isn’t the same as being sold to individual consumers but it’s still very positive.

Microsoft have also said that Xbox One gamers “are spending an average of five hours per day on Xbox One and collectively have totaled more than one billion hours of time spent in games and apps on the console.”

So far the PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One every month since their release however the more expensive Microsoft product means Microsoft have made at least an equal amount of money in sales.

The PlayStation 4 has shipped over 7 million units worldwide according to numbers released a few days ago by Sony.

Source: IGN

]]> 0
Tales of Hearts R Coming To The West Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:47:23 +0000 Bandai Namco is bringing Tales of Hearts R to PS Vita in North America and Europe this winter, the company announced. In North America, the game will be a retail exclusive to GameStop. It will also be available via digital download on the PlayStation Store.

The announcement was posted prematurely in a video being taken down the North American release details outed by a product listing earlier this week. Tales of Hearts R first launched in Japan on March 7, 2013. A remake of the original Tales of Hearts, it adds full 3D graphics, a fully voiced dialogue, new events, two new party members, and other improvements. Source

]]> 0
Sony PSN Flash Sale 30 Downloadable PSN Games $0.99 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:38:15 +0000 Sony is having a PSN flash sale this weekend, and it marks a thirty of great games prices down to just .99 cent. Plenty of great classic and indie games on sale for the Holiday weekend. Source Playstaion Blog

Here is the list of games below

  • Back to the Future: The Game – Full Series
  • Blast Factor
  • Braid
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
  • Crash Commando
  • CTR: Crash Team Racing
  • echochrome II
  • Everyday Shooter (PS3)
  • Everyday Shooter (PSP/Vita)
  • Gex: Enter the Gecko
  • Gotham City Impostors
  • Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Red Faction 2 PS2 Classic
  • Red Faction PS2 Classic
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds
  • Retro City Rampage (Vita)
  • Retro City Rampage (PS3)
  • Retro/Grade
  • “Sam & Max” The Devil’s Playhouse
  • Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!
  • Spyro: The Dragon
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon
  • Stuntman: Ignition PS2 Classic
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Tales of Monkey Island
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Urban Trial Freestyle (Vita)
  • Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3)
  • When Vikings Attack (Vita)
  • When Vikings Attack (PS3)
  • World Gone Sour
]]> 0
Investors Down On Lower March Software Sales Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:49:15 +0000 While fans (and some game writers) alike argue about PS4 vs Xbox One, NPD’s results paint a different picture for the stock markets. As we noted ourselves, software sales last March were down – and this is bad news for game companies in the stock markets.

So, practically all the big AAA game companies.

Cowen analyst Doug Creutz’ forecast of a 26 percent decline year on year in software sales was eerily on the spot to actual NPD reports, off by only one percent. Creutz does note that the unfavorable comparison to March last month, which had the Easter holiday, compared to this year where it’s happening this month.

This might not be bad news for the industry in the long run, but it affects the value of companies like Activision, EA, and Take-Two Interactive right now. Analysts are divided on whether to hold onto shares of game companies or not, but no one is particularly bullish on the markets.

While we all want to be positive on the momentum headed sales of the PS4, it would be unhealthy to focus on that as a sign of the industry’s health. The financial side of gaming isn’t quite in the safe zone yet.

Image is from Titanfall.


]]> 0
Deep Silver Volition Campaigning For City Funding To Expand Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:36:59 +0000 Deep Silver Volition is currently negotiating with the city council of Champaign, IL to help fund their expansion. We wonder if the precedent set by 38 Studios in Rhode Island will hinder their campaign.

Unlike 38 Studios, of course, Volition is already an incredibly successful company, standing tall on the Saints Row franchise. However, because of the city’s regulations, the intended expansion would be too cost prohibitive as it is.

Volition’s lease on their current location in One Main Plaza is coming up at the end of May, and so things have come to a head. Volition is arguing the impact their employees have on the local businesses in their downtown location.

It’s an interesting story to us, but if they fail to retain the location it may adversely affect Volition’s employees, operations, and the company itself. Let’s hope they get their way.

Deep Silver Volition_logo

]]> 0
H1Z1 Dev Confirms It’s Another DayZ, Answers Fan Questions Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:19:17 +0000 So, H1Z1 developers SOE immediately got the big question out of the way. Yes, H1Z1 is basically another zombie shooter like DayZ, and they’re going to make it as fun, accessible, and deep as they can.

This comes straight from John Smedley in Reddit, where he took questions from fans. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s look at other details he revealed about the game:

  • The game will have both 1st and 3rd person, for you to play as you prefer.
  • At least for now, vehicles are available in 3rd person only.
  • The stream is not an accurate depiction of the game world. More items were readily available so that the devs could show off all the features. The final game will make finding items, even cars, hard to do, and so keeping them, and activities like growing your own things, will be way more important.
  • The devs can spawn zombies live in the current build.
  • The game will offer a storage system. If you have a car, you will be able to use that to store things.
  • They don’t have women in the build yet, but they will be added to the game sometime soon.
  • Housing will be free form, with some limits to account for server capacity.
  • SOE is reusing Planetside 2′s anti-hacking and customer support systems for H1Z1.
  • The zombies were made from scientific, and not supernatural means.
  • There will be no currency.

We’ll leave you with that last thought to ponder on for SOE’s latest. You can check out the full thread here.


]]> 0
Elder Scrolls Online’s Game-Breaking Duplication Exploit Finally Removed, Zenimax Will Ban Abusers Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:52:48 +0000 At least they got to it before the Playstation 4 and Xbox One release. Zenimax finally removed a duplication bug in The Elder Scrolls Online that allowed players to create endless multiples of items and make millions.

The bug was so basic that some players found it completely by accident. When you entered an item into the Guild Bank, the bug would allow you to keep taking that item out over and over again, and it would still be in there.

So, Zenimax has removed the exploit and laid down the law. When they figure out who exploited the bug, these players will be permabanned. We hope none of you were crazy enough to abuse it thinking Zenimax would not get around to it.


]]> 0
Final Fantasy III Coming To PC Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:37 +0000 Square Enix Is Bringing Final Fantasy III To PC according to a rating by Germany’s USK board leaked the news. Square Enix has already released  Final Fantasy III on DS, iOS, Android, PSP, and Ouya.

Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII are already on PC , Final Fantasy III for PC will be a new version of the game. Square Enix may now be open to bringing more Final Fantasy games to PC. source Siliconera

]]> 0
5 Movie Spin-off games that DON’T suck Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:43:14 +0000 Summer is coming which means there are going to be plenty of big summer blockbuster films shown in Cinemas across the globe. As much as I’m looking forward to the likes of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla and The Amazing Spider-man 2, I’m apprehensive about the amount of shoddy tie in games that are going to be released in order to make a quick buck. Everyone in gaming knows that spin off games suck but I’m going to amaze you now by telling you there are a few exceptions to that rule.

In this article published by Continue-Play and written by Dale Morgan you can read about some tie in/spin off games that didn’t suck and were actually really good. Remember how bad X-Men Origins: Wolverine was? Well the tie in game was seriously good. You can read Dale’s article right HERE.

]]> 0
A new 2D Prince of Persia is in development (supposedly) Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:28:54 +0000 It has been announced that a new 2D Prince of Persia game is in development and will run using Rayman Legends’ UbiArt Framework engine.

Supposedly the game will use “the same techniques of animation [as used] in the last Rayman” and the Princes’ body will be “divided into several parts (torso, pelvis, leg, shin, foot, forearm, hands, etc..) that can be animated independently of each other.

“This provides a real diversity / credibility in the postures and movements of the hero…,the quality of the work is to believe [it is] 3D modelling [with] transitions [that are] are fluid and feel well made.”

This all comes from a French website called Le Portail du Jeu Video and so far Ubisoft have not announced a new Prince of Persia game but they have been using the Rayman engine to power other games such as Child of Light. reached out to Ubisoft on this leak but they said Ubisoft “does not comment on rumours or speculation”.


]]> 0