The gaming industry in a week. 3.9 October 2011

INDUSTRY WEEK

Leader in video game sales charts in the UK has become football game FIFA 12. The new game series is designed to demonstrate a deep and exciting gameplay, which is based on realistic physics collision athletes elaborate system of tactical defense and dribbling.

Was second gunman Gears of War 3, and the third mdash; racing game F1 2011. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. FIFA 12
  2. Gears of War 3
  3. F1 2011
  4. ZuMbayta Fitness
  5. Dead Island
  6. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  7. ICO amp; Shadow of the Colossus Classics HD
  8. Driver: San Francisco
  9. LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, the project remains the most popular fighter Battlefield 3. The game once again took first place in the top ten best-selling games for the PC. The second and third chapters of standard and extended edition of football simulator FIFA 12.

Three leaders

Console chart remained unchanged. For the second week in a row the first two places in FIFA 12 has versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and the third mdash; Action Gears of War 3. A complete list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Battlefield 3 (Expanded Edition)
  2. FIFA 12
  3. FIFA 12 (Expanded Edition)
  4. RAGE Anarchy Edition
  5. The Sims 3: Supplement mdash; Pets (Limited Edition)
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Collector’s Edition)
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (DVD-BOX)
  8. Might & Magic: Heroes VI Collector’s Edition
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. Need for Speed ??The Run (Limited Edition)

Game consoles:

  1. FIFA 12 (PlayStation 3)
  2. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
  3. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
  4. Battlefield 3 Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  5. Forza Motorsport 4 Limited Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360)
  6. ICO amp; Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PlayStation 3)
  7. Need for Speed ??The Run Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  8. Battlefield 3 Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  9. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PlayStation 3)
  10. Fable II: Classics (Xbox 360) mdash; Russian version

Role of Leon Kennedy in the film Resident Evil: Retribution will play Johann Urb (Johann Urb). Also in the film reappears Michelle Rodriguez (Michelle Rodriguez) in the role of Rain Ocampo. The world premiere of the film adaptation, directed by Paul Anderson (Paul WS Anderson), is scheduled for September 2012.

Company New Line Cinema with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertaiment announced the picture based on the Mortal KoMbaytat. Movie is directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Kevin Tancharoen), best known for creating the series Mortal KoMbaytat: Legacy. Working on the script Oren Uziel (Oren Uziel). Premiere in 2013.

Famous American rock band Foo Fighters will perform at the concert, which will be held during the exhibition BlizzCon 2011. Musicians will play their old hits and new songs. With them on the same stage is also a group The Artist Formerly Known as Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain, who will perform songs dedicated to World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo. BlizzCon 2011 Summit will be held October 21 and 22.

Bookshops UK there was an official encyclopedia of the game universe, Halo. Especially for fans of the book series is published in hardcover with colorful artwork and contains detailed information on all published in the series, beginning c Halo: Evolved CoMbaytat and ending with Halo: Reach, a detailed description of the characters involved, the types of weapons, equipment, vehicles and locations. Preface to the Halo Encyclopedia wrote Frank O’Connor (Frank O Connor), General Manager of Bungie.

3D technology is not in demand from players. Resource Playr2.com surveyed users, asking how they would react to the introduction of three-dimensional image features in all consoles. According to the results, 51% of respondents were opposed, 47% mdash; support for 3D and 2% mdash; did not answer.

Game Planet Hunters allows users to search and discover new planet. Created with the support of the University of Oxford project contains data on the light, which can be marked by analyzing the estimated location of celestial bodies. Subsequently, researchers checked the coordinates. The game was launched a month ago, but even in such a short period of time a user was able to open two new planets outside our solar system.

Microsoft patent the technology, which is using a sensor built into the controller Kinect, will allow to determine the age of the person. The conclusion, how old the user, the system does by comparing the proportions of the body. The practical value of the technology is that by identifying the children, it will block their access to the games and content, forbidden to see by the rating restrictions.

Sony has announced that the owners of the portable console PlayStation Vita will be able to upload files via 3G, the amount of which does not exceed 20 MB. In particular, it can only be updated or mini-games are accessible through PlayStation Store. To download full projects and other materials necessary to use Wi-Fi.

Projects created based on Unreal Engine 3, will soon be available for the game through a browser. Shared information about Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney (Tim Sweeney) on the Adobe Max conference 11. Processing of 2D-and 3D-graphics will now be carried out using Adobe Flash Player 11 in a special API. In this innovation great promise as Now playing on the Unreal Engine 3 will be available as applications on social networks like Facebook.

Beyond Good amp; Evil 2 will be released only on the next-generation consoles. According to Michel Ancel (Michel Ancel), game universe Beyond Good amp; Evil has a great creative potential. The development team has a lot of original ideas, but to implement them fully on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is not possible due to technical limitations of systems.

French publisher Ubisoft

Plans to release another game in the universe Assassin s Creed. According to the developers, Assassin s Creed: Revelations will put an end to the stories about the vicissitudes of life only two lead characters mdash; Altair and Ezio. How the fate of Desmond, users tell the final part of the series, which is scheduled for release in December 2012. Recall that output Assassin s Creed: Revelations for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 15 November this year, but PC owners will be able to purchase the game only 2 December.

Steel New details about the cyberpunk shooter Syndicate. The main emphasis of the battles will be made not on the numerical superiority of the enemy, and the strong artificial intelligence. Enemies will use the arsenal wisely and to act on the current situation, applying the technique, brute force or stealth and avoiding direct confrontation. Yield Syndicate is scheduled for February 24 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Sony continues to struggle with the resale of their own projects on the secondary market. Thus, in each set of copies of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will include a special PSN Pass mdash; code that provides access to free downloadable addition, and multiplayer games. Aktirovat users can code only once. We also learned that on October 5 subscription services PlayStation Plus will be able to play in the first group Uncharted 3 multiplayer. The other players will have to wait for the official release of the project, scheduled for November 2, 2011.

Company Electronic Arts will encourage subscribers service Origin. This store digital distribution, users can buy fighter Battlefield 3 for 25 October, that is, two days before the official game of the sale proceeds. This offer applies to a draft version for PC.

October 4, started the program Only on PlayStation Network. The campaign service users of digital distribution on the PlayStation 3 is available for purchase and download games, previously issued for the PlayStation 2. To date, the number of projects include God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghost to Glory, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red. Subsequently, the list of games will be constantly updated.

Project Sims Social, which is a gaming application on the social network Facebook, has the potential to become one of the most popular casual games. For the month, the number of its active users has exceeded 65 million. It is expected that soon the game will be quite able to overtake City Ville, the number of subscribers which is 71 million users.

Studio DICE announced that the number of participants in the beta Battlefield 3 was 12 million people. This is six times the number of testers Battlefield 2. The developers are very happy with performance, because it reveals the maximum errors in the game and check the stability of the system to the load on the server.

Publisher Square Enix has released two additions Explosive Mission Pack and Tactical Enhancement Pack k Deus Ex: Human Revolution. As part of the first part of a grenade launcher, explosives by remote control, automatic pick and additional mission of the second mdash; shotgun, sniper rifle with a silencer and 10,000 units of the currency. Both DLC are only available for PC and distributed through the service Steam.

Free

Addition golovolomke Portal 2 will be available on October 4 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. DLC is called the Peer Review and includes a number of new missions for robots P-Boy and Atlas, as well as the mode of Challenge Mode. Download the supplement will be available in digital distribution service Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Became known details

First downloadable addition to the Gears of War 3. Characters in the main story of Marcus Fenix, Damon Baird, Augustus Cole in the project are not submitted. Instead, the developers offer the original story by Michael Barrick. The hero of the game is familiar to fans of the series, as it is the protagonist of two comic book based on the Gears of War mdash; Hollow and Harper s Story. DLC release is scheduled for November of this year for Xbox 360.

Company Rockstar Games has announced that the PC-version of the LA detective Noire goes on sale November 11. The project is subtitled The Complete Edition and on a par with the standard version of the game includes a code to download all previously released on consoles additions. To start L.A. Noire will need the following minimum configuration:

  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Service Pack 3;
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2,2 GHz or Quad Core 3,2 GHz or AMD Dual Core 2,4 GHz or Quad Core 3,2 GHz;
  • Memory: 2 to 8 GB;
  • Free space on hard drive: 16 GB;
  • Video: not less than NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512 MB recommended NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536 MB, or not lower than Radeon HD 3000 512 MB recommended Radeon HD 6850 1024 MB.

Out Serious Sam 3 is delayed by a month. The game will go on sale on November 22 in the version for PC. According to the developers, the transfer of the release is the need to finalize the project, in order to correct errors and otshlifovki its components.

Publisher Ubisoft has announced the exact release date action Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. In Europe the game will go on sale March 9, 2012 in versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The release date on the PC still is not known.

UPCOMING WEEK

Company SEGA has announced release of Yakuza: Of the End in the U.S. and Europe. To Western audiences the project receives the subtitle Dead Souls and will appear on PlayStation 3 in March 2012. Along with the name change also affected the content of the game: in the set, in addition to the parent company, including all the downloadable content that was previously available only to Japanese players, and a bonus mini-game Pachislot.

Publisher 2K Games has announced a limited edition of The Darkness 2. The kit will include a poster with the game, created by Marc Silvestri (Marc Silvestri), the code to download the two comic book series based on an alternative set of clothes and equipment laquo; Crazy Abdulraquo; and two upgraded skill mdash; Gourmet Hearts award bonuses for the food of the heart, and the Relic Hunter is a kind laquo; radarraquo, for valuable items. The European release of the project is scheduled for February 10, 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

OUR NEWS

Russian model Irina Shayk will give the appearance of one of the heroines of Need for Speed: The Run. Girl plays the role racer named Mila. Desperate beauty whose passion is speed, adrenaline, powerful cars and brave boys races without rules. She will have to overcome the way from San Francisco to New York, and this time not to meet again with the main character. The game will take place on November 18 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Wargaming.net, known project laquo; World tankovraquo;, announced the creation of a collectible card game World of Tanks Generals. Users will be offered to lead a military unit, consisting of tanks, artillery and infantry, and participate in historical battles. Along with the full company will be included and the opportunity to battle in the duel.

Company Electronic Arts has announced its participation in the exhibition laquo; Igromir-2011raquo;, which will be held in Moscow from October 6 to 9. During the event, visitors will be presented by projects such as Battlefield 3, Syndicate, Mass Effect 3, FIFA 12, Need for Speed: The Run and complete laquo; The Sims 3: Pitomtsyraquo;.