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Xbox 360: 76 million sold, 46 million Xbox Live members

Feb 11 2013 add comment

Microsoft has just announced some very proud Xbox 360 related numbers today. According to reports, 76 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold across the globe since its debut a little over 7 years ago. Kinect sales have been even more impressive since it has only been in the market for 2 years; it has sold 24 million units so far. Along with hardware sales comes the Xbox Live member base which currently stands at 46 million, a 15 percent […]

11 minute Tomb Raider gameplay video shows tactical options in combat

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Square Enix has uploaded a gameplay video of the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot called ‘Monastery Escape’. The segment shows Lara facing a lot of near-death experiences and how she deals with them, especially when it comes to stealth and open combat. Creative director Noah Hughes says that players must “assess the situation before you jump in” and that the game “promotes the tactical approach”. There’s also some quick-time events that happen during cutscenes, as seen in the video.
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Codemasters flashes brief Grid 2 gameplay teaser

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Grid 2 is an upcoming racing game that’s coming out this May. The developer of Grid 2, Codemasters (who’s also behind successful race track series Dirt), has just released a 44 second short video of the game. Unfortunately for those looking for more details about the game, the video really only teases 10 seconds worth of gameplay, sandwiched between Codemasters’ 15 second introduction and 19 seconds of ‘pre-order and follow us on our social networks’. In that 10 seconds, we […]

Battlefield 3: End Game screenshots are all about dirt bikes, explosions and sceneries

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What makes a video game the ‘cool kid’ among his video game foes? Dirt bikes speeding at a hundred miles per hour, (literally) explosive action and beautiful vistas as the perfect juxtaposition – everything the latest Battlefield 3 DLC has to offer this coming March.
DICE has listed down a few things you’ll love in Battlefield 3: End Game DLC pack:

Four new maps designed for high speed combat and action
Three new vehicles including the fast and agile dirt bikes
New dropship provides […]

9 fresh in-game Crysis 3 screenshots

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Today’s a busy day for Crytek. After releasing The Hunt is On trailer for Crysis 3, they’ve also got nine new screenshots to share. Half of them were taken in-game while the others seem to have been rendered by the game’s CryEngine 3. The game’s user interface (UI) appears to be mostly the same as Crysis 2 but with a few tweaks, particularly noticeable in the sleeker right side display of suit energy and ammo/weapons. Detail levels and sharpness […]

Next Assassin’s Creed to feature new hero, new setting; fiscal year 2014 release planned

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Ubisoft once said that Assassin’s Creed 3 sequels will depend on reception of Connor with associate producer Julian Laferrière stating that the company will observe ” how players react to the guy for sure”. Now it’s official: Connor Kenway and the American Revolution backdrop will not be returning for the next Assassin’s Creed game.
The publisher has announced that Assassin’s Creed 4 will star a brand new hero in another time period. The new title is due for release in fiscal […]

Latest Crysis 3 trailer plays to the tune of Muse’s Liquid State

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The Hunt is On: The appropriately named trailer shows Prophet, the main character in the Nanosuit you’ll be playing in Crysis 3, bursting out of containment. However, it also looks like, prior to that, a bunch of forces are leaping over things and rushing forwards to rescue him… I guess we’ll find out when the game hits Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 19.

And then there’s the […]

New Call of Duty title announced for late 2013, possibly Modern Warfare 4

During their Q4 financial call, Activision Blizzard confirmed that a new Call of Duty installment is currently in development for the blockbuster franchise’s year-over-year continuity. The 2013 game is likely to be a Modern Warfare sequel, although the fate of the characters have remained largely ambiguous after how Modern Warfare 3 ended with a big bang.
CEO Eric Hirshberg broke the news by saying, “The Call of Duty franchise continues to set the bar for innovation and we expect a new […]

Latest Tomb Raider ‘Guide to Survival’ video highlights fast travel and map exploration

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Square Enix has uploaded a new episode for the ‘Guide to Survival’ video series to introduce important gameplay elements for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. Similar to the Assassin’s Creed 3’s Homestead interface, Lara will be able to use fast travel to explored locations from the Basecamp for easier navigation. The ‘gear gating’ system requires players to acquire the suitable tools to unlock inaccessible places and allows players to uncover the island’s mysteries when they return to that same area.
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New trailer, screenshots and release dates for Assassin’s Creed 3 Tyranny of King Washington DLC

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About two weeks ago, the release date for ‘The Infamy’, the first episode of The Tyranny of King Washington DLC, was announced for February 19. Now the second episode called ‘The Betrayal’ will drop on March 19 while the third part, ‘The Redemption’, will arrive on April 23 for both Xbox 360 and PC. All episodes will release a day later for PS3.
Each episode can be purchased separately for the price of $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points. The DLC […]

Disney rakes in $291 million from video games during holiday 2012

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Disney posted its earnings today and its video games division brought in $291 million in revenue during the holiday quarter ending December 31, 2012 (a 4% increase from the year before). Out of this amount, sub-company Disney Interactive posted $9 million profit, a tremendous improvement over the $28 million loss seen in the same period for 2011. Games released during the holiday season include Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Wreck-it Ralph the iOS game and Toy Story Mania.

Resident Evil producer: Too many games, franchise may shift back from action to horror

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It looks like we won’t be seeing as many Resident Evil games as often from now on and a shift back to the horror genre when we do see the next Resident Evil come out. Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata has acknowledged that there have been too many games coming out under the Resident Evil umbrella in the past two years and, as a result, future releases might be spread out over a longer time between games. He mentions […]