Destiny is the UK’s Biggest New Franchise Launch Ever

Destiny has surpassed Watch Dogs' UK launch figures to become the biggest new video game franchise in the country's history. Official figures confirm that 46 per cent of sales were on PS4, 36 per cent were on Xbox One, 14 per cent on Xbox 360 and a lowly four per cent on PS3. These numbers include … [Read more...]

Here’s How Long It Took Us to Complete Destiny’s Story

Destiny may be longer than you think. According to the Bungie Mobile App, our first Destiny Story playthrough took a little over six hours, but that number isn't representative of the actual time we spent doing all the things necessary to complete the core missions. Adding up the figures from our … [Read more...]

IDW Celebrates Skylanders Trap Team With New Comics

IDW Publishing recently kicked off a new comic book series based on the popular Skylanders franchise. And with the newest incarnation of the video game, Skylanders Trap Team, set to release in October, IDW has a number of tie-in comics planned to celebrate the occasion. The publisher will release … [Read more...]

IDW Celebrates Skylanders Trap Team With New Comics

IDW Publishing recently kicked off a new comic book series based on the popular Skylanders franchise. And with the newest incarnation of the video game, Skylanders Trap Team, set to release in October, IDW has a number of tie-in comics planned to celebrate the occasion. The publisher will release … [Read more...]

Getting Digitally-Distributed Games Classified in Australia to Be Cost-Free

Last Thursday’s significant new amendment to the classification system in Australia, which now allows for automated, cost-effective classification for digital and mobile games, represents the long-awaited arrival of some of the 43 classification system fixes proposed by the Australian Law Reform … [Read more...]

How a Prolific British DJ is Promoting Indie Music in Forza Horizon 2

Robert John Gorham, or Rob da Bank, as BBC Radio 1 listeners know him, has made a career of showcasing up-and-coming musical artists. He curates British festivals, hosts a weekend radio show, founded several music labels and now, for the second time, he's compiling a video game soundtrack. Promoting … [Read more...]

7 Silliest Mortal Kombat Fatalities

Over two decades, Mortal Kombat has ventured into some pretty strange territory. While the series is best known for its gory fatalities, a number of zany and downright weird finishing moves were introduced with the release of Mortal Kombat 2 and its sequels. We've collected seven of the silliest … [Read more...]

AU: Win Tickets to the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix

Hey Aussie Magic: The Gathering fans! We've teamed up with the most excellent folk at Wizards of the Coast to offer you guys the chance to win VIP tickets to this weekend's Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix in Sydney, plus two gorgeous original Magic: The Gathering hand-drawn illustrations on playmats … [Read more...]

6 of the Greatest Game Demos Ever

Remember video game demos? Congratulations on being born before 1990 and a lifetime of avoiding a traumatic head-injury! Unfortunately, aside from the studio that brought us Zumba World Party and a handful of others, video game developers seem to have largely forgotten about game demos. Worse still, … [Read more...]

Next Battlefield 4 Patch Makes Core Gameplay Improvements

The next Battlefield 4 update is aiming for a September release, and revolves around improvement of the core gameplay. According to the Battlefield blog, the DICE team is using the Battlefield 4 community test environment to gather feedback on which areas need improvement, resulting in tweaks to a … [Read more...]

Activision: Pre-Orders No Longer Gold Standard for Game Interest

Speaking on the Activision earnings call earlier this week, Publishing president and CEO Eric Hirschberg explained that pre-orders are on a downward trend and should no longer be solely relied upon to gauge interest in future releases. "You guys can see the same thing we see industry-wide, which is … [Read more...]

Activision Brings in $970 Million in Revenue

Activision reported earnings for the second quarter of its current fiscal year today, bringing in $ 970 million in net revenue, as compared to $ 1.05 billion for the second quarter or last year. The quarter beat estimates of $ 910 million. "Our better-than-expected performance was driven by … [Read more...]