Latest UK charts 10-02-2014

Week ending 8 February 2014
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 2
2 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 3
3 FABLE: ANNIVERSARY MICROSOFT -
4 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION SQUARE ENIX 1
5 - LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 5
6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 8
7 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 4
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 7
9 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL SONY COMPUTER ENT. 10
10 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 6
11 - GRAN TURISMO 6 SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
12 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS EA GAMES 9
13 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
14 MADDEN NFL 25 EA SPORTS -
15 NBA 2K14 2K SPORTS 12
16 WWE 2K14 2K SPORTS 13
17 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA 16
18 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SEGA 14
19 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 17
20 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 MICROSOFT 15

Probably Archery out on Steam and Humble Store

February 10, 2014 · Posted in PC · Comment 

Following the success of the 7DFPS game jam entry and Steam Greenlight campaign, South East Games has released Probably Archery on both Steam and the Humble Store with a launch sale price of $8.99USD.
Probably Archery (Mac PC)
Probably Archery is a first person archery simulation that gives you control over the individual joints in your two arms. Similar in style to games like QWOP or Surgeon Simulator 2013, Probably Archery challenges you to master the control in a series of ridiculous, tense challenges. From screaming, exploding apple-headed berserkers charging at you, to shooting flying eggs while avoiding breaking fine china, the single player levels provide hilarious fun.

New to the full version of Probably Archery are 3 multiplayer modes. Team Deathmatch lets you balance speed with accuracy to try to take down your opponents before they put an arrow through you. The Co-op Horde mode puts you side by side with your friends as waves of increasingly more strange and terrifying creatures charge at you, including the giant pumpkin bosses. Finally, the strangest mode yet, Zoccer – Zombie Soccer takes away your bow and arrows and instead puts you in a first person multiplayer soccer match on a field filled with zombies. Use your cricket bat and revolver to clear the field of zombies or the opposing teams players!

Key Features:

  • Crazy and intense single player scenarios
  • Team Deathmatch multiplayer
  • Co-op wave-based Horde mode
  • Character customisation
  • Gamepad support
  • Razer Hydra support (currently Windows only)
  • Native Oculus Rift support
  • … and… Multiplayer Zombie Soccer

Probably Archery is available now for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam or DRM free on the Humble Store and includes Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra support.

Fading Hearts spotted on steam

February 10, 2014 · Posted in PC · Comment 

akura River Interactive is happy to announce that their interactive visual novel, Fading Hearts, has been Greenlit on Steam, and has peaked in the Top 20 Steam Seller’s List. Now featuring updated monster art, user interface and battle effects, Fading Hearts has already set itself apart from others in the genre by allowing players to change the style of game depending on the choices they make.
Fading Hearts (PC)
Fading Hearts is an interactive visual novel  where you play the role of Ryou, a seemingly normal high school student in the land of Sorayama. Live a normal high school life, ignorant of the secrets around you or seek adventure and solve the mysteries surrounding you and save Claire – the choice is yours!

The game is unique in that it infuses a dating and life simulator with RPG elements that can drastically change the flow of the game. While visual novels are known for their many choices and high replay value, Fading Hearts takes that to a whole new level by incorporating a new genre to the mix. The choices you make are endless, who knows what story you will unfold?

Fading Hearts is currently available for PC, Mac and Linux and can be bought on Steam, Sakura River’s website or at select Toronto retailers for $14.95. As a special promotion, Fading Hearts will be available for 25% off on Steam until February 12.

Castle Clout 3D some 3DS screenshots

January 26, 2014 · Posted in Nintendo 3DS · Comment 

Smash castles, crush enemies and enjoy epic 3D trebuchet action with the release of  Castle Clout 3D from California-based game developer Selectsoft! Featuring all new painted backgrounds, 150 levels, vivid 3D effects, new foes, special weapons, and a “hot seat” multiplayer mode, Castle Clout 3D brings medieval mayhem to the Nintendo 3DS™ like never before. Battle through the Forest, Frost, Desert, Jungle and Burning Lands to unite the empire and save the kingdom from the Darkness.


Choose between the ballista and trebuchet, load it with ammo and release at the right angle to send boulders, bombs and more blazing through the air in front of immersive 3D painted backgrounds. Batter walls and topple foes while avoiding allies and earn Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies for each level. Then use the builder to create custom levels out of wood, stone and metal, filled with a variety of colorful foes. Or challenge friends and family in multiplayer mode and see who emerges the victor in a medieval battle royal.

Developed by Selectsoft in partnership with Teyon,  Castle Clout 3D combines exciting physics-based play with clever strategy, entertaining sound effects and stunning visuals.  Castle Clout 3D will be available through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on January 30, 2014 for $4.99 (USD).

Banshee’s Last Cry out on iOS now

January 26, 2014 · Posted in iOS · Comment 

Aksys Games announces today that Banshee’s Last Cry (Kamaitachi no Yoru in Japan), a thrilling visual novel from the makers of the Zero Escape series, Spike Chunsoft, is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!

Banshee’s Last Cry is a suspenseful visual novel and choose-your-own-adventure story that takes readers on a deadly ride of murder and deception. While staying at a hotel around a ski resort, vacationers find themselves caught up in a murderous “whodunit” game when a guest winds up dead. With the lodge completely snowed in and no escape, they will have to use all their cunning to solve this mystery and protect themselves from being the next victim! Local legend tells of a banshee whose screams can rip through flesh, but, is the killer really a deadly monster or the work of a madman?

  • Banshee’s Last Cry features a “choose-your-own-adventure” style reading meaning that the choices readers make ultimately affects the story.
  • Each path readers take will take them into a unique story with over 30 endings – some serious and some, even a little silly!
  • With visuals that bring the scenes to life and music to add foreboding to every decision,  Banshee’s Last Cry is more than just a book, it’s a thrill ride.

The Banshee’s Last Cry App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at  www.AppStore.com.

2013 PC Game of the Year Award

January 26, 2014 · Posted in PC · Comment 

Psychsoftpc, the high performance gaming computer manufacturer, announces that voting is now open for the Psychsoftpc 2013 PC Game of the Year Award. This year’s nominees are:

  • Tomb Raider
  • DmC: Devil May Cry
  • Dead Space 3
  • Crysis 3
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Defiance
  • Metro Last Light
  • Darkfall Unholy Wars
  • Saints Row IV
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Battlefield 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The winner will be determined by fan votes. “Psychsoftpc makes gaming PC’s”, said Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc, “so we are big supporters of PC Gaming. This is just one way in which we are supporting gaming on the PC.”

All nominees have garnered industry acclaim and many were nominated by fans in the months prior to voting. Fans are passionate about these games and nominations were spirited in the final weeks leading up to the poll. This award is solely for games that support gaming on the PC. Gaming on the PC is a viable and growing segment of the gaming market and this 2013 Game of the Year Award is in recognition of that.

To vote for their favorite PC game, fans should go to:

http://www.psychsoftpc.com/psychsoftpc_game_of_the_year_poll.htm

Wayward Terran Frontier More than one player will be able to pilot a battleship

January 26, 2014 · Posted in PC · Comment 

Wayward Terran Frontier is the first project of a brand new game studio Reason Generator Inc. Company founder George Hultgren has been working on a proof of concept for his game since April 2012. “I remember being inspired by Markus (Notch) Persson when he announced his plans for a similar multiplayer space adventure game 0x10c. He said ‘someone has to make this game’ and I remember thinking that maybe it would be me” says George. Indeed, the prototype for Wayward Terran Frontier shows some promise allowing players to design custom space ship, join up with a friend in multiplayer and enjoy a detailed combat system with ships breaking into pieces, catching on fire, and sometimes exploding.

This isn’t the first, or the only game that allows players to control a large battleship cooperatively, “My project is unique because on paper it started as a role playing game instead of as a simulation…” explains George, “I put down the framework of a standard loot-collecting dungeon-crawling RPG and asked myself how I could replace the 2-5 characters bashing demons with 2-5 characters commanding a battleship.” Following George’s vision, the gameplay of Wayward Terran Frontier draw equally from action role playing games, and the slower paced sci-fi role playing games of the 90s. George also mentions “Star control II and Escape Velocity were both a huge source of inspiration for this project, and I think it’s reflected in the art style.”

George is currently running a Kickstarter to fund the 2nd stage of this ambitious project, a player-run dedicated server with a persistent living world and lots of modding support. George’s Kickstarter video is somewhat awkward as he rants for a little too long about his vision, but he summarizes it well, “I have coded the framework for creating an infinitely large galaxy that is currently infinitely empty. I need the funds to fill the galaxy with artwork, sounds, and stories so it will be worth exploring” The pitch is probably better sold by the game’s trailer which features some epic slide guitar and a story of space cowboys finding a life of violence on the final frontier.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuVc8TV7rLA)

Wayward Terran Frontier is a work of passion created by a gamer trying to design the game he wants to play. The full game will retail for $15 on multiple platforms but the moddable multiplayer client will likely remain free forever.

Starpoint Gemini 2 some PC screenshots

January 21, 2014 · Posted in PC · Comment 

Video game publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Little Green Men Games unveiled today they’re implementing virtual reality headset Oculus Rift into their highly anticipated, upcoming space sim-RPG Starpoint Gemini 2. Currently in Alpha on Steam’s Early Access program, Starpoint Gemini 2 will offer gamers the opportunity to launch fighter wings on unsuspecting enemies during space combat while utilizing Oculus Rift’s 3D, next-generation capabilities to provide unadulterated immersion.


“Even from our short time spent with Oculus Rift, we’re certain it’s a breakthrough in the making, bringing a whole new perspective on games in general,” says Mario Mihokovic, CEO of Little Green Men Games. “We’re thrilled for the ability to become a part of the VR revolution early on and can’t wait to see what we can do with it and what other developers will think of too.”

The sequel to Starpoint Gemini 1, Starpoint Gemini 2 is a unique space-simulation with role-playing elements that thrusts gamers into a fractious galactic space environment replete with 50 factions, dangerous wormholes, rift ways to speed travel, and a dynamic real-time 3D combat system. Players can pilot more than 70 distinct, fully upgradeable space craft in a universe that’s powered with realistic physics provided by NVIDIA PhysX technology.

With recent awards secured at CES 2014, Oculus Rift VR is a ground-breaking virtual reality headset for immersive gaming that’s officially supported by heavyweight industry veterans such as ID Software’s John Carmack, Epic Games, Unity, and investor Marc Andreessen among others.

Developer Little Green Men Games is looking for feedback on the development of Starpoint Gemini 2. Gamers interested in playing and sharing their experiences are invited to join the discussion on the Steam Community Hub.

Check out Starpoint Gemini 2 on Early Access for $22.99, which includes the complete version of Starpoint Gemini 1.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Xbox360 Amazon special DLC deal

January 21, 2014 · Posted in Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3 · Comment 

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (PS3 X360)Square Enix Inc. announces an exclusive DLC partnership through Amazon for LIGHTNING RETURNS®: FINAL FANTASY® XIII. Starting today, Amazon pre-order customers will receive free ‘Spira’s Summoner’ content for download, uniting two of FINAL FANTASY’s leading female characters by equipping Lightning with Yuna’s iconic outfit, staff and victory pose from FINAL FANTASY X.

The ‘Spira’s Summoner’ DLC is available free exclusively via Amazon pre-order and will be available to purchase for other customers later this year.

For ‘Spira’s Summoner’ outfit images and additional LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII assets, please visit our press site.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for digital download on the PlayStation®Network, and on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft on February 11, 2014.

Dragon Slayer Quest Android iOS screenshots

January 19, 2014 · Posted in Android, iOS · Comment 

You are a knight trying to slay dragons to save the princess. Dragon Slayer Quest is an addicting action-packed slashing style game of might and magic. Slash the flying dragons to save the princess as you try and get high score. Try and slice as many dragons as possible without hitting a flying princess. During the battle when you see a spell scroll you touch it to cast the spell.


Features:

- Slash 5 different dragons
- Slashing and spell attacks
- Lightning Bolt scroll kills all dragons on the screen
- Freeze scroll freezes all dragons on the screen
- Hourglass scroll slows down the generation of dragons and princesses
- Easy to play hard to master

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