The gaming industry in a week. 12 – 18 July 2010

INDUSTRY WEEK

company Valve released the weekly sales chart gaming service Steam. The new expansion for the hit shooter Modern Warfare 2 predictably won first place. It is also noteworthy that the MMO-shooter All Points Bulletin, just a week ago held the tenth position, rose to 8 lines up. In third place is nestled remake of Serious Sam: The Second Encounter.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 mdash; Resurgence Pack
  2. All Points Bulletin
  3. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
  4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  5. Transformers: War for Cybertron
  6. Counter-Strike: Source
  7. Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 mdash; Stimulus Package
  9. Team Fortress 2
  10. Left 4 Dead 2

Company 2K Games announced the system requirements for one of the most anticipated projects of the year – Mafia 2. In order to delve into the world of criminal showdown last, you will need the following system:

  • OS: Windows XP (SP2) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • CPU: Pentium D 3 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600 +
  • RAM: 1.5 GB
  • card: GeForce 8600 / Radeon HD 2600 Pro
  • free space on hard disk: 8 GB

But – just the minimum requirements. But the recommended configuration:

  • OS: Windows XP (SP2) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz quad
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • card: GeForce 9800 GTX / Radeon HD 3870
  • free space on hard drive: 10 GB

Those who wish to enjoy not only a highly detailed, and all the amenities of PhysX, will prepare a more powerful platform. Best graphics Mafia 2 will show on a PC with Core i7-920 2,66 GHz.

famous gaming magazine Famitsu published a list of the twenty best-selling games of 2010 in Japan. Remarkably, in the list of platforms is not included console from Microsoft. Located on top of the charts platformer New Super Mario Bros. Wii. But uplifted to heaven by critics and players Super Mario Galaxy 2 laquo; dosluzhilasraquo, only up to eighth place. Below you can see the whole chart.

20. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 2 – 186.066 in 2010 / 1,129,681 since its release 19. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII – 193,179 / 1,891,435 18. [PS3] Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition – 258,961 17. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best Reprint – 294,446 / 330,591 16. [WII] Mario Kart Wii – 329,570 / 2,779,332 15. [WII] Wii Sports Resort – 366,833 / 1,909,639 14. [NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – 376,054 / 696,994 13. [NDS] Pokemon HeartGold / SuperiorSilver – 393,862 / 3,776,459 12. [NDS] Pokemon Ranger Path of Light – 475,275 11. [PS3] Hokuto Musou – 544,807 10. [PS3] Yakuza 4 – 552.531 9. [PSP] God Eater – 605,316 8. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 613.290 7. [WII] Wii Fit Plus – 695,295 / 1,993,828 6. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker – 727,823 5. [PSP] Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep – 728,286 4. [NDS] Tomodachi Collection – 1,012,437 / 3,324,385 3. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 – 1,194,584 2. [NDS] Dragon Quest VI – 1,293,916 1. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 1,401,895 / 3,887,045

APB developers promised to soon release a massive addition that fixes several bugs. On the date of release is not known, but with regard to the content, the authors promise to focus on improving the physical models of cars and expanding the existing arsenal.

Ed Boon (Ed Boon) admitted to reporters Gameinformer, that a few years ago, a draft of the universe MK. He was called the Fire amp; Ice and was a shooter in the style of MK: Shaolin Monks. The game was designed for co-flow, and the main characters were Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Development was carried out under the wing of the studio Paradox, but due to lack of funding the project had to roll.

Company Warner Bros. registered 15 domain names, whose names are associated with laquo; Betmenomraquo;:

  • ArkhamCity.com
  • BatmanArkhamCity.com
  • BatmanAshesofGotham.com
  • BatmanBrokenGround.com
  • BatmanNewArkham.com
  • BatmanGrandDelusion.com
  • BatmanRiseofArkham.com
  • BatmanSiegeofGotham.com
  • BatmanStateofVillainy.com
  • CityofArkham.com
  • CloseArkhamCity.com
  • PeopleforGotham.com
  • StopMayorSharp.com
  • WarinGothamCity.com
  • WheresBruceWayne.com

Since official comment from the publisher did not arrive, it is difficult to say, it is about a new name sequel Arkham Asylum or the development is still one or even several projects, the adventures of Batman.

Firaxis Games Employees were laid off, so that the state of the company decreased by 20 people. These included programmers, designers and other staff that are directly relevant to the development of the fifth Civilization. However, this should not affect either the release of the game, no matter the social network startup Civilization Network.

Earlier we wrote that Blizzard has decided to introduce stringent measures to combat trolling the forums. To do this, the company was going to limit the posting accounts, signed real names. This statement is a bombshell and caused outrage users. And since the company is known for its loyalty to the fans, then by strict measures eventually had to give up.

Analyst Evan Wilson (Evan Wilson) is convinced that the shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops gets going even more impressive circulation enchanting than Modern Warfare 2. Wilson, citing its own sources, said that at this point the number of pre-orders for the game has already surpassed that of its predecessor. According to the forecast, Wilson at the end of the Christmas holidays Black Ops gets going with a circulation of 12 million copies.

UPCOMING WEEK

Publisher Black Bean Games announced that the racing game WRC, developed by the Italians from Milestone, will be released in Europe on 8 October 2010, in versions for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The project is the first official championship game World Rally Championship for the last five years, which means that people are just waiting for licensed cars and racers. The game will be 78 rally stages, which will take place in 13 countries on 550 kilometers of roads with different surface. In career mode players need to be free to show Sun skill to get 50 different trophies. Of course, not forgotten and multiplayer, which will be presented to WRC by several modes. However, publishers are not in a hurry to disclose details.

Experts Chart Track has prepared a hit parade of best-selling video games in Albion last week. As we can see, the limited reaction of critics did not stop shooter Crackdown 2 to take the lead.

  1. Crackdown 2
  2. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  3. Red Dead Redemption
  4. Dance On Broadway
  5. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  6. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  8. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  9. Just Dance
  10. UFC 2010: Undisputed

Publisher 2K Games dream about spetsizdanii strategy Civilization V, which was released in September this year. In the Special Edition, except the game disc, will include:

  • set of five metal figurines units from Civilization V;
  • two disc soundtrack;
  • DVD-ROM with a film about the creation of the game;
  • album with illustrations, numbering 176 pages.

In Europe Civilization V Special Edition will be released on 24 September and will cost about # 36, 100.

During E3 it was announced that the owners of the PS3-version gangster protracted Mafia 2 will have access to additional and exclusive content. They will be able to play the addon Jimmy’s Vendetta, which will offer not only a single mission and multiplayer. Supplement will be distributed free of charge.

Microsoft has announced that the release of action Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Xbox Live users will be held on August 18. The game will be available at # 36, 15. Version for the PC and PlayStation 3 will go on sale shortly thereafter. The game is notable not only for the atypical series of isometric perspective, but the presence of a partner ndash; Indian Totec, with whom you will have to fight back the villains and solve puzzles.

a long time under the guise of new parts simulators from EA Sports PC owners getting any miserable ports obsolete PS2. But recently the developers reported that in FIFA 11 engine is optimized for the needs of the present generation, that is, in the PC-version will have the same graphics and physics engine, as in the console. Release of the game will take place on October 1.

Representatives BioWare officially announced the beta ambitious MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. The first lucky ones have already received a letter with instructions on how to access the beta. Unfortunately, at the moment to take part in the checks can only North Americans. However, testing Star Wars: The Old Republic will take several months, so in the meantime try the game can and inhabitants of other parts of the world. The official launch of the new MMORPG from BioWare to be held next spring.

Company Square Enix began July 10 tested the PC version MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. A computer version of the game will go into stores September 30, 2010.

Also Square Enix announced that the release of action Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days will be held before the promised date. Originally planned to premiere on August 24 in the U.S. and August 27 in Europe. Now, however, Dog Days will hit U.S. stores on the 17th, and before the old world gets 20 August.

Blizzard, in turn, has announced that select stores in London, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and Moscow StarCrfat II sales will start in the night from 26 to 27 July. Thus, the game can buy almost a day ahead of schedule. For example, in Moscow, all fans can go to 20:00 in the electronics store MediaMarkt on Vernadsky Prospekt 6 at the mall laquo; Kapitoliyraquo.; There in the evening on July 26 you can buy a simple and a collector’s edition StarCraft 2. It is noteworthy that the opening of sales coming game’s producer Tony Hsu (Tony Hsu), which will be distributed to all interested autographs.

Ubisoft has decided to postpone the release of the racing action Driver: San Francisco since the fall of 2010 to the first quarter of 2011. The reason traditional ndash; avoidance of competition.

Studio Quantic Dream head David Cage (David Cage), said that the team is already working on two new projects. On the concept and plot new products, nothing is known, though the words of the Cage can conclude that we are waiting for the heirs of ideas Heavy Rain.

OUR NEWS

Company laquo; Alternativaraquo, announced a three-dimensional online shooter laquo; Tanks Online 2.0raquo; ndash; successor to the popular browser-shooter laquo; Tanks Onlaynraquo.; Novelty will fall and will not only work with any browser, but also in social networks, including laquo; Kontakteraquo In, and Facebook. We are particularly rests on three-dimensionality and the uniqueness of your child. laquo; Tanks Onlaynraquo, rightly called laquo; kveykomraquo caterpillar, and the second part intends to further justify such a flattering comparison. Using the latest technology of its own design, laquo; Alternativaraquo, has managed to achieve a thoroughly modern graphics, previously considered impossible in the browser, and even more so in social networks.

studio Biart announced shooter Deep Black, the effect of which will be developed under the water, but not in the city, as in BioShock, but really in the deep. Hero will provide all necessary ndash; from scuba suit with special jetpacks to harpoons. Release of the project will take place in the first quarter of 2011 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Company “New Disc” announced the signing of a contract with Her Interactive to publish in Russia adventure game “Nancy Drew. On the track of the tornado.” This time the heroine buried in Oklahoma, where the ferocious storms are raging. Local team of scientists at a loss, because they have broken every day expensive equipment. Simple is an accident or a secret conspiracy? That is to be seen. laquo; Nancy Drew. On the track tornadoraquo; released entirely in Russian and will be available in August. Also preparing for the publication of “Nancy Drew. Shade near the water” and “Nancy Drew. Case number 2: Dangerous Liaisons”.

Also, laquo; New Diskraquo, reported sending to print adventure game “Runaway 3: Twist of Fate.” The project will be fully translated into Russian and will go on sale July 22 this year. The plot of the game is rather unusual: the action begins with the funeral of Brian Baskohellip;

Also of “New Disc” and City Interactive announced the release of the Russian version of the shooter “Sniper. warrior ghost.” Read more about it in our review.

GFI

Company and Ubisoft announced the signing of a contract for the publication in Russia and the CIS arcade flight simulator Tom Clancy s HAWX 2. A localized version of the game will be released simultaneously with the worldwide release this fall.

Publisher Ignition confirmed that the shooter Blacklight: Tango Down, already released on the Xbox 360 and has received good reviews in the press, and has appeared on the PC. PC version is available through Games for Windows Live. In addition, sales of Blacklight: Tango Down in the near future will begin to digital delivery services Steam, Direct2Drive and Impulse. The price of new items is # 36, 15.