Monday, 2 March 2015

Top At The Shops: Feb 21st - 28th

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There's been a lot more changes in last week's gaming sales charts, with the Big Three being shaken up even more. Our new entry in number 1, with its physical edition finally releasing, is Dying Light, which is pretty impressive, considering that Dying Light came out digitally over a month ago and, although being a good game, hasn't exactly made people excited. Still, COD: Advanced Warfare still manages to stay in 2nd, proving that the power of DLC and Kevin Spacey can never be stopped, while our other new entry, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, comes in 3rd, which is also pretty surprising, considering that it would usually seem like a niche game, correct me if I'm wrong.

Dropping to 4th is The Order 1886, clearly not having any PR trouble, while GTA V keeps its 5th place, which I'm sure will be zooming into first either next week or the week after due to the impending Heists release, and another former Big Three member FIFA 15 languishes in 6th. Far Cry 4 drops 3 places into 7th, and Evolve falls from 3rd to 8th. Minecraft's Xbox and Playstation editions round out the table at 9th and 10th respectively.

In other news, HTC and Valve announced a partnership with each other, and are the next companies to enter the VR race with their own Re Vive headset, powered by Valve's SteamVR platform. It has some pretty good specs, with 1080p visuals and a 90fps rate, and has a combined force of gyrosensor, accelerometer and laser-sensor that can sense angles up to 1/10th of a degree. There'll be more details at GDC, which starts today, so I'll keep you posted. This headset has an obvious advantage, as Valve could make the Re Vive the only headset allowed for Steam games, giving them a huge portion of the VR market. We'll see how this plays out.

The Trailer of the Day today is the Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Announcement trailer, which I'm pretty excited for. The visuals look great, and the co-op gameplay looks as fun as ever, and it'll be launching initially for PC this year. One to watch.


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