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Lucky Block Race Map 1.7.10/1.7.2

20 Dec

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This map has two difficulty levels Normal: break all the blocks to win, or hard: break all the blocks to win and you have no natural regeneration. The map has 50 lucky blocks you have to break and you must play in the 1.7 mod version. This is a mini game map that is based off of features from the Lucky Block mod and will only work with the Lucky Block Mod. If playing on a Server make sure to have command blocks on.

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How to install:

  • Download and install Lucky Block Mod.
  • Download the map.
  • Extract file.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/saves folder.
  • If the “saves” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag map folder into it.
  • Start minecraft.
  • Enjoy and play.

Download Links:

For 1.7.10/1.7.2

http://www.files.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1419040124

http://www.dl6.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1419059394

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Mississippi’s attorney general calls ‘a time out’ after Google sues him

20 Dec

Hours after Google took legal action against him, Mississippi's attorney general is retreating. Jim Hood issued a statement late Friday saying he is "calling a time out, so that cooler heads may prevail." His next sentence seemed to be missing a word or two, but here you go: "I will reach out to legal counsel Google's board of directors to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the issues affecting consumers that we attorneys general have pointed out in a series of eight letters to Google."

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Sony says it’s not caving on The Interview, but all of its promotional sites are gone

20 Dec

Despite making overtures that it has not "caved," or "backed down," in the face of hacker threats, Sony Pictures appears to have been quietly pulling each and every online promotion for its movie, The Interview. As of Friday evening, the film's website, Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube channel (plus trailers from Sony Pictures' channel) have all disappeared without so much as a note that suggests they'd be back.

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gamrReview – Wii and DS Games To Get Excited About At E3 – Article

20 Dec
Without a doubt the big Nintendo buzz on the show floor at E3 will be reserved for new 3DS titles and the Wii U’s big re-reveal. But what of the old guard? Both the Wii and Nintendo DS are present in hundreds of millions of homes, so it makes sense for new titles to make their way to those systems.So before we jet off to LA for the big show, let’s have a look at several Wii and Nintendo DS to get excited about at E3 2012.Pokémon Conquest Let’s kick this list off with a game that you'll be playing sooner rather than later - Pokémon Conquest. In this mash-up of genres you'll still befriend and add Pokémon to your team but instead of aspirations of being the Pokémon League Champion you'll instead be trying to claim feudal Japan from various war...

Read More: Wii and DS Games To Get Excited About At E3 - Article on gamrReview

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Weekly Sales Analysis, 26 May 2012 – Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

20 Dec

Overview

Hardware sales have increased week on week across the board, up an average four percent. Year on year sales are a different story as usual, with the 3DS the only platform up, while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are down a little bit and the Wii, DS, and PSP are down anywhere from 60 percent to 73 percent.

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) debuted at the top with sales of 670,866. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number four with sales of 234,932. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Diablo III (PC) passed the two million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales are up across the board. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 143,017 units, which is up 12,048 (9%).  The PlayStation 3 is up 5,663 (4%) to 142,839 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are up 3,529 (3%) to 122,523 units sold. The Wii sold 64,415 units, which is up 1,035 (2%).  The PlayStation Vita is up 409 (1%) to 50,842 units sold. The PSP sold 50,825, which is up 1,583 (3%) compared to last week. The DS is up 285 (1%) to 35,944 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 24,552 (4%) to 610,405.

Year on year sales are down across the board, except for the 3DS which is up. The PlayStation 3 is down 548 (-0%), the Wii is down 170,987 (-73%), and the Xbox 360 is down 15,055 (-11%). The PSP is down 77,619 (-60%) the DS is down 94,095 (-72%) and the 3DS is up 62,717 (78%). Year on year sales are down 243,649 (-29%).

Hardware Home Consoles

All three home consoles have seen their sales increase for a second week in a row. The PlayStation 3 has led every week this year and the Xbox 360 has been in second every week, except for the week ending January 7 where the Wii outsold it. The PlayStation 3 has a 43 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 20 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Xbox 360 is up and the PlayStation 3 and Wii are down.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by 4 to 1, while the Vita barely outsold the PSP. The PSP has a 59 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 41 percent. The 3DS has a 74 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 26 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down

Worldwide Software

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) debuted at the top with sales of 670,866. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number four with sales of 234,932. The game launched in North America and Europe and will release in Japan on July 5.

Dragon’s Dogma (PS3) debuted at number two with sales of 437,742. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number seven with sales of 161,830. The game launched Worldwide.

Mario Tennis (3DS) debuted at number eight with sales of 143,634. The game launched Worldwide.

Uta no Prince-Sama: Debut (PSP) debuted at number nine with sales of 65,332. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.

Sorcery (PS3) debuted at number 11 with sales of 44,126. The game launched in North America and Europe and will release in Japan on June 14.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Diablo III (PC) at number three with sales of 311,431. Max Payne 3 (X360) is at number five with sales of 210,809.

Max Payne 3 (PS3) is at number six with sales of 176,436. Mario Part 9 (Wii) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 60,964.

Software

Week on week software totals are up across the board, except for the Wii which is down. The Xbox 360 takes the top spot this week with sales of 2.19 million, an increase of 393,655 (22%). The PlayStation 3 sold 2.12 million games this week, an increase of 408,717 (24%). Wii software sales are down 33,003 (-4%) to 829,500. The DS sold 467,935 games, an increase of 539 (0%). PSP game sales are down 3,390 (1%) to 288,486 games sold. The 3DS sold 404,569 games, which is up 123,403 (44%). The Vita sold 84,194 games, an increase of 1,608 (2%).  Total combined software is up 898,309 (16%) week on week to 6.39 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and 3DS, and are down for the Wii, DS and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 462,070 (28%), the Wii is down 919,918 (-53%) and the Xbox 360 is up 539,958 (32%). The DS is down 512,232 (-52%), the PSP is down 63,842 (-18%) and the 3DS is up 157,260 (64%). Total combined software is down 261,510 (-4%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

The Xbox 360 sold the most games for a second week in a row and for the fifth time in ten weeks. The PlayStation 3 led for the other five weeks. The Xbox 360 has a 43 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 41 percent, and the Wii with 16 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are up, while the Wii is down.

Software Handhelds

The DS leads this week and for the eighth time in 10 weeks, while the 3DS lead for two of the other weeks. The DS has a 62 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 38 percent market share. The 3DS has a 83 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 17 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

The Top 100 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
670,866 670,866 1
2
Dragon's Dogma
Dragon's Dogma (PS3)
Capcom, Adventure
437,742 437,742 1
3
Diablo III
Diablo III (PC)
Blizzard Entertainment, Role-Playing
311,431 2,090,193 2
4
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
234,932 234,932 1
5
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
210,809 773,284 2
6
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
176,436 574,224 2
7
Dragon's Dogma
Dragon's Dogma (X360)
Capcom, Adventure
161,830 161,830 1
8
Mario Tennis
Mario Tennis (3DS)
Nintendo, Sports
143,634 143,634 1
9
Uta no Prince-Sama: Debut
Uta no Prince-Sama: Debut (PSP)
Broccoli, Action
65,332 65,332 1
10
Mario Party 9
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
60,964 1,212,952 13
11
Sorcery
Sorcery (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
44,126 44,126 1
12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
38,590 11,892,552 29
13
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
35,053 1,728,070 33
14
Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
34,634 6,102,067 30
15
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
33,308 5,636,223 26
16
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
32,919 5,365,668 31
17
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
31,890 14,073,522 29
18
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
31,174 4,317,673 30
19
Zumba Fitness 2
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
30,637 1,647,070 28
20
Kinect Adventures!
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
29,286 16,579,423 82
21
FIFA Soccer 12
FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
29,154 5,788,924 35
22
Prototype 2
Prototype 2 (X360)
Activision, Action
25,720 471,487 5
23
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
24,506 5,926,485 31
24
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
24,440 20,518,718 139
25
FIFA Soccer 12
FIFA Soccer 12 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
24,323 3,750,433 35
26
Sniper Elite V2
Sniper Elite V2 (X360)
505 Games, Shooter
23,919 268,916 4
27
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
22,831 32,055,727 216
28
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
22,792 3,401,468 28
29
Prototype 2
Prototype 2 (PS3)
Activision, Action
22,303 348,678 5
30
Wii Party
Wii Party (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
21,515 7,569,660 99
31 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 34
32 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 29
33 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 8
34 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 288
35 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 29
36 Sniper Elite V2 PS3 505 Games Shooter 4
37 NBA 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 34
38 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 132
39 MLB 12: The Show PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Sports 12
40 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 79
41 Mass Effect 3 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 12
42 FIFA Street PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 11
43 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 28
44 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 28
45 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 213
46 TERA PC En Masse Role-Playing 4
47 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 32
48 Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 35
49 Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS Nintendo Action 10
50 DiRT Showdown X360 Codemasters Racing 1
51 Starhawk PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 3
52 The Idolmaster: Gravure For You! Vol.8 PS3 Namco Bandai Games Misc 1
53 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 81
54 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Role-Playing 6
55 Battlefield 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 31
56 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 89
57 DiRT Showdown PS3 Codemasters Racing 1
58 NBA 2K12 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 34
59 Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling PS3 5pb Adventure 1
60 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 106
61 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 24
62 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 213
63 Fire Emblem: Kakusei 3DS Nintendo Strategy 6
64 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 315
65 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 16
66 Steins;Gate PS3 5pb Adventure 1
67 Halo: Reach X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 89
68 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 32
69 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 106
70 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 80
71 Jyuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden PSP Idea Factory Adventure 1
72 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 80
73 Major League Baseball 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 12
74 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 33
75 The Sims 3: Pets PC Electronic Arts Simulation 32
76 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 29
77 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 153
78 Gears of War 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 36
79 Mass Effect 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 12
80 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 Capcom Shooter 10
81 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Nintendo Adventure 28
82 Risen 2: Dark Waters X360 Deep Silver Role-Playing 1
83 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 341
84 Football Manager 2012 PC Sega Sports 32
85 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 81
86 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 82
87 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations PS3 Namco Bandai Games Fighting 14
88 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 237
89 Saints Row: The Third PS3 THQ Action 28
90 G1 Grand Prix 3DS Genki Simulation 1
91 Uncharted: Golden Abyss PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Action 24
92 Fallout 3 X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 187
93 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 156
94 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Blizzard Entertainment Strategy 96
95 FIFA Street X360 Electronic Arts Sports 11
96 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 X360 Activision Shooter 133
97 Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 X360 Ubisoft Sports 29
98 The Sims 3: Showtime PC Electronic Arts Simulation 12
99 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 66
100 Monster Hunter 3G 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 25

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com

Listen to this incredible Serial remix featuring the Notorious B.I.G.

20 Dec

Serial, easily the biggest podcast of the year, ended this week just as it began — with questions about the nature of truth instead of definitive answers. Plenty of people may feel disappointed by that fact, but it had a hell of an impact. One of the many, many things that managed to burrow into our collective consciousness — from Sarah Koenig's folksy delivery to MailKimp, whatever that is — was that theme song. Naturally, it needed a remix.

What you're listening to is New York-based Soundcloud producer fafu mixing the Serial theme with the late, great Biggie Smalls' "Somebody's Gotta Die." And it's...perfect, even if it gives the music a much darker mood. fafu even included recorded interviews from the podcast to add to the...

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More than 1 million credit cards may have been compromised in Staples hack

20 Dec

Staples says as many as 1.16 million customer credit cards may have been compromised as part of a malware attack on some of its point-of-sale systems earlier this year. Today the company released some of its findings of an investigation into the attacks, saying that malware was found in 113 of its US stores, and may have affected purchases at those locations made between August 10th, 2014 and September 16th, 2014. Staples added that at two stores, the malicious software could have been running unseen for even longer, dating all the way back to late-July.

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Advanced Warfare Special Holiday Loot Coming Next Week

19 Dec

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Sledgehammer Games announced today on twitter that they will be bringing a new set into supply drop rotation to celebrate the holiday! This is the KVA Paramilitary gear set and it is looking awesome!     Advanced Warfare Special Holiday Loot Coming Next Week is a post from: GamerFuzion - Video Game Walkthroughs

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USA Preorders Chart, 6 December – The Order 1886 Tops the Charts

19 Dec

Overview

There are no games in the top 40 to be in its final week.

No games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top six has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. No games added 20,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and one added 10,000 or more, down from three last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

There are no games in the top 40 to be in its final week.

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending December 13

The Crew (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 150,000 units in its second week on sale.

Overall hardware sales are expected to increase between 15 percent and 25 percent, while software sales are expected to be up between 20 percent and 30 percent.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

The Order 1886 (PS4) added 5,741 pre-orders, down from 6,322 last week, for a total of 143,537. The game is 11 weeks away from launch in the USA, February 20, 2015.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) added 4,231 pre-orders, down from 5,389 last week, for a total of 108,608. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC) added 3,233 pre-orders, down from 3,670 last week, for a total of 56,727. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (XOne) added 3,897 pre-orders, up from 3,820 last week, for a total of 56,033. The game is 12 weeks away from launch in the USA, February 24, 2015.

Notable mentions: Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4) added 7,541 pre-orders for a total of 124,141. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) added 10,787 pre-orders for a total of 86,843. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) added 7,336 pre-orders for a total of 27,951.

Requests: The Legend of Zelda Wii U (WiiU) added 695 pre-orders for a total of 3,821. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (XOne) added 1,326 pre-orders for a total of 11,045.

If your favorite game isn't in the top 40, leave a comment requesting which game you want to see and the most requested games will be added in next week's article!

The Top 40 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
The Order 1866 (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
11 5,741 143,537
2
Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 7,541 124,141
3
Dying Light (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
8 2,924 111,646
4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing
12 4,231 108,608
5
Halo 5: Guardians (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
N/A 2,127 102,463
6
The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
N/A 2,537 100,293
7
Monster Hunter 4 (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
N/A 10,787 86,843
8
The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
N/A 2,035 85,585
9
Batman: Arkham Knight (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 3,445 64,317
10
Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
N/A 2,787 60,329
11
Dying Light (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
8 1,356 59,795
12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing
12 3,233 56,727
13
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing
12 3,897 56,033
14
Bloodborne (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
16 4,521 55,164
15
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Disney Interactive Studios, Role-Playing
N/A 882 54,585
16
Evolve (XOne)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
10 3,890 50,663
17
Evolve (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
10 2,638 44,509
18
Tom Clancy's The Division (XOne)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
N/A 2,487 43,926
19
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
N/A 2,701 41,371
20
Mad Max (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 1,476 41,062
21
Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
N/A 633 38,957
22
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
15 3,418 36,153
23
Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
19 3,546 36,111
24
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
N/A 3,322 30,742
25
Battlefield: Hardline (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
15 2,584 28,112
26
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
N/A 7,336 27,951
27
Battlefield: Hardline (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
15 1,797 24,825
28
Mortal Kombat X (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
19 1,537 20,815
29
Mad Max (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 139 20,747
30
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
8 2,687 17,587
31
Quantum Break (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
N/A 125 15,913
32
Kingdom Hearts III (XOne)
Disney Interactive Studios, Role-Playing
N/A 402 15,160
33
Dying Light (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
8 92 15,135
34
Project CARS (PS4)
Slightly Mad Studios, Racing
15 2,297 14,915
35
Saints Row IV (PS4)
Deep Silver, Action
8 2,779 13,918
36
Batman: Arkham Knight (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 804 13,655
37
Battlefield: Hardline (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
15 1,619 12,553
38
Final Fantasy XV (XOne)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
N/A 195 12,019
39
Yoshi's Woolly World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
N/A 1,090 11,784
40
Mad Max (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 1,202 11,687

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252537/usa-preorders-chart-6-december-the-order-1886-tops-the-charts/

MMO Racer The Crew Sells 569K Units Worldwide First Week

19 Dec

Ubisoft's open world MMO racing game The Crew had a decent launch selling 568,699 units worldwide at retail in its first week, according to VGChartz.

More than half of The Crew's sales were for the PlayStation 4. The game sold 370,581 units worldwide at retail for the PlayStation 4. The Xbox One version of the game sold 141,255 units. The PC version sold 29,125 units, while the Xbox 360 version sold 27,738 units.

The Crew was published by Ubisoft and developed by Ivory Towers and Ubisoft Reflections. Asobo Studios developed the Xbox 360 port of the game. The Crew was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC and came out on December 2.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252536/mmo-racer-the-crew-sells-569k-units-worldwide-first-week/

Future to Close Gaming’s Oldest Media Brand CVG

19 Dec

Future has announced that it will be shutting down Computerandvideogames.com, according to MCVUK. It has been rumored for sometime, but it is now official. CVG has been around for 33 years and is gamin'gs oldest media brand.

Future will be shifting the news and reviews from CVG over to GamesRadar+ in February, 2015. Gamesradar+ has seen page views jump 60 percent month-over-month sicne its launch on November 18, to more than 100 million.

"In GamesRadar+’s short life, we have already seen significant growth in users and our audience has responded extremely positively to the new Film and TV channels," said Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar+ Sophia Tong. "Now it’s time to move on to the next step. Investing further in our news and reviews content is a key step in realising our ambition for GamesRadar+."

"The new GamesRadar+ has seen huge audience growth and has exceeded all our engagement expectations," added Head of Content & Marketing at Future Declan Gough. "The results to date  have been hugely encouraging as we move to the next stage of development."

"The new channels see us migrate the online audiences from Edge, Official PlayStation, Total Xbox and CVG into GamesRadar+, creating an exceptionally powerful games offering and one that is totally unique.  GamesRadar+ will showcase the exceptional talents of the 50+ Games, Film, TV and entertainment journalists we have at Future."

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252535/future-to-close-gamings-oldest-media-brand-cvg/

Assassin’s Creed Creative Director Working on a AAA Game That Sounds A Lot Like Assassin’s Creed

19 Dec

Panache Digital Games founder Patrice Désilets has told Eurogamer that his next game is a "third-person historical-action-survival game." Désilets was the creative director for the original Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2. The new game sounds a lot like Assassin's Creed.

"AAA Games, I believe in them," said Désilets. "I believe wholeheartedly that this medium we call 'video games' can be a positive force for change in our society and that AAA quality gaming experiences have unmatched strength to achieve this."

"For you see, dear friends, I've always had an underlying ambition in my work: to move the world of games. It is with this motivation that I designed Assassin's Creed. I believe that, somehow, I succeeded in my mission. This gives me great motivation, ambition and heart to continue the adventure."

Panache Digital Games was founded earlier this year and is based in Montreal.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252534/assassins-creed-creative-director-working-on-a-aaa-game-that-sounds-a-lot-like-assassins-creed/

Tap Titans: Tips, Tricks, Cheats, and Strategy Guide, Page 2

19 Dec
Spend those gems that you earn on various perks, which are in the green menu of the store (the star icon menu). Make it Rain is one of the best ones to use, as when you use it at the right time it can send your fortunes soaring sky high. Get a ton of money, […]

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8 Million Unique Players have Played Titanfall

19 Dec

Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella talked with Gameinformer about the first year of Titanfall. The game is on the verge of hitting eight million unique players across all versions of the game.

"I think they're going well, the game was obviously pretty successful," said Zampella. "I think we announced 7 million [entitlements – or unique players] a month ago or so or whatever...We're obviously still selling so we are closing in on 8 million now. So for us, as an early launch on a limited platform we're pretty happy."

"I think the DLC has been pretty successful especially the last one - Frontier's Edge - has been very well received. I don't know what are you hearing about it? I would be interested to hear your take."

Zampella added that the exclusive deal with Microsoft was only for the first Titanfall game and that future games in the franchise might not be exclusive.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252533/8-million-unique-players-have-played-titanfall/

Sony: No online service has ‘stepped forward’ to distribute The Interview

19 Dec

A number of people — The Verge included — have called on Sony to release The Interview online, be it streaming à la Netflix / Hulu or for sale on a service like iTunes / Google Play. In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria (which will air in its entirety tonight), Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says that while Sony "has every desire" to release the film, online isn't the immediate option. The network has been teasing the interview all day — here's the relevant snippet:

"There are a number of options open to us, and we have considered those and are considering those. As it stands right now, while there have been a number of suggestions... there has not been one major VOD distributor [or] one major e-commerce site that has stepped...

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Steam Holiday Sale 2014: Day 2 Features Valkyria Chronicles, Ryse, Arkham Origins and More

19 Dec

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The Steam Holiday Sale 2014 is now into its second day and here’s and what it’s offering.

Featured Deals (as of writing, will be renewed in 1 day and 22 hours)

  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity (33% off – $40.19)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (75% off – $4.99)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (50% off – $29.99)
  • Castle Crashers (90% off – $1.49)
  • Depth (40% off – $14.99)
  • Fable Anniversary (50% off – $17.49)
  • Killing Floor (75% off – $4.99)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (50% off – $19.99)
  • Valkyria Chronicles (25% off – $14.99)

Let’s just forget that Assassin’s Creed: Unity is being offered at a 33 percent discount. The game worsens with each new patch and should currently come with a hazardous label. Valkyria Chronicles, is what you should be looking at from that list. I’m assuming that by now everyone has a copy of Batman: Arkham Origins. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is also a good pick. Though I can’t say I enjoyed it as much as I did Borderlands 2.

Flash Sales (as of writing, will be renewed in 11 hours)

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (80% off – $3.99)
  • Galactic Civilizations (50% off – $24.99)
  • Guns of Icarus Online (85% off – $2.24)
  • Space Base (66% off – $6.79)
  • Space Run (66% off – $5.09)
  • The Legend of Korra (34% off – $9.89)

Deux Ex: Human Revolution is certainly a great title to play. The Legend of Korra is of mystery – one which has gotten rotten reviews by reviewers but considerably favorable ones by Steam users. I have to say though, from the videos, it does look like a fun game to play.

Community Choice (as of writing, will be renewed in 21 hours)

  • Hack n Slash (66% off – $4.54)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (55% off – $17.99)
  • Neverending Nightmares (55% off – $6.74)

Source: Steam

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Google bringing always-on voice commands to Chromebooks

19 Dec

You've been able to yell voice commands at Android smartphones and Android Wear smartwatches for some time now, but soon you'll be able to do the same to a Chromebook computer. A new feature available to Chromebooks running early release software lets users say "Ok Google" to activate voice commands and searches on the laptop, just like on many Android smartphones. Voice commands can be used to perform web searches, get itineraries, check the weather, and more. The Chromebook will always listen for the voice command so long as the screen is on and the display is unlocked.

The feature was first described by Google employee François Beaufort on Google+. It is currently only available on the Chrome Dev channel, and users need to enable a...

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FCC proposes rule change that could kickstart internet TV

19 Dec

Internet TV may have just gotten the break it needed. The Federal Communications Commission officially proposed a rule change today that would give any company that wants to carry television shows the ability to license them from cable and broadcast networks. That's a big deal, because networks aren't required to negotiate with most companies in the same way that they negotiate with cable and satellite providers. If this proposal goes into effect, any company that wants to offer TV shows over the internet will have the same negotiating powers to do so as a traditional TV provider would, meaning that internet TV providers could finally get off the ground.

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intention to propose this back in October,...

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From space to splashdown, you can now watch Orion’s return to Earth firsthand

19 Dec

NASA took the first major step in re-establishing its manned space program two weeks ago when the Orion spacecraft made its initial test flight. Today, the space agency released this 10-minute video that shows the craft's reentry from the moment it began to burn through the Earth's atmosphere to its eventual splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Along the way, the video shows a number of things happening. First, the craft encounters friction from the atmosphere as it descends at 20,000 mph, creating a plasma trail of ionized gas behind it:

Once Orion's reaction control system gets the ship on the correct path toward its landing target, the various parachutes begin to deploy. Before that, though, the forward bay cover is...

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Top 25 Best Wii U Games of 2014

19 Dec
The Top 25 best Wii U games of 2014 have been revealed! Is your favorite Wii U game part of the list of the greatest Nintendo’s next-gen console had to offer in 2014? The year is almost over, so we’ve compiled this list of the top-quality AAA must-own titles of the year! Top 25 Best...