The gaming industry in a week. 5.11 September 2011

INDUSTRY WEEK

Deus Ex: Human Revolution again led video game sales chart in the UK. The project is highly appreciated as a critique that put the average score 9 out of 10, and users. In the first week since the release of the game has sold 600,000 copies.

Successfully launched and racing arcade Driver: San Francisco, which has won the second line immediately hit parade. In third place located simulator fitness Zumba Fitness. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  2. Driver: San Francisco
  3. Zumba Fitness
  4. Rugby World Cup 2011
  5. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  6. Madden NFL 12
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  8. Cars 2
  9. FIFA 11
  10. The Sims 3

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, the most popular project was the gunman Battlefield 3. Despite the fact that the game will only be on 27 October, users are actively draw up pre-orders for a variety of publications. Second place went to Warhammer 40000: Space Marine, and the third mdash; FIFA 12.

Owners of consoles football game FIFA 12 also has tremendous popularity. The game won the first and third line chart. In second place located fantastic action Gears of War 3. The full list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Battlefield 3 (Expanded Edition)
  2. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Collector’s Edition)
  3. FIFA 12 (Expanded Edition)
  4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Expanded Edition)
  5. The Sims 3: Supplement mdash; Pets (Limited Edition)
  6. Might & Magic: Heroes 6 (Collector’s Edition)
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Collector’s Edition)
  8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (DVD-BOX)
  9. Need for Speed ??The Run (Limited Edition)
  10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Game consoles:

  1. FIFA 12 (PlayStation 3)
  2. Gears of War 3 Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  3. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
  4. Forza Motorsport 4 Limited Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360)
  5. Battlefield 3 Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  6. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PlayStation 3)
  7. Dead Island (PlayStation 3)
  8. Gears of War 2. Classic (Xbox 360)
  9. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
  10. Need for Speed ??The Run Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)

Tablet PC Sony will support the game consoles of PlayStation. In particular, the models S1 and S2 devices are marketed for multimedia entertainment. They are initially provided with services such as PlayStation Suite, which allows you to download and run games on portable platforms and PlayStation One, Sony Qriocity mdash; support music and video in various formats, as well as the Reader Store mdash; function for reading electronic books. The estimated cost of the tablet is in the range # 36, 500. They are expected to go on sale in November.

Experiencing earlier this year, the consequences of massive hacker attack on gaming service PlayStation Network, the responsibility for which has taken the group Anonymous, Sony has decided to invite the team former U.S. National Security Agency Raytingera Philip (Philip Reitinger). Previously, he was Director of the U.S. National Cyber ??Security Center. In Sony Raytingeru Philip offered the post of head of the department of information security. According to the company, the decision was predetermined, since Sony is constantly striving to enhance the security of its network, and over the right person for this position will not find.

On Friday, September 2, people in London had a unique opportunity to listen to have already become a modern classic melodies and themes from movies, commercials, video games. Unusual concert was part of the music festival Vision Sound Music. Performed by the London Philharmonic orchestra played songs from popular games such as Halo, Bioshock, Dead Space, Battlefield, Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, World of Warcraft, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, Metal Gear Solid and many others. For those who missed the event, the organizers promise to release it in the fall from the recital.

Uwe Boll (Uwe Boll) announced that the film adaptation of the shooter Zombie Massacre. The project was released in 1998 for the Amiga, and is known for its resemblance to Doom, for what many critics and players called it a clone. To work on a picture drawn Marco Ristori (Marco Ristori) and Luca Boni (Luca Boni), known for horror laquo; Pozhirateliraquo.; They are expected to make up laquo; dostoynuyuraquo; company Uwe Boll, for their latest movie rating mdash; 4 points out of 10 for the version of the resource IMDB.

Company Team Bondi, known for the development of LA detective Noire, officially declared bankrupt. At the moment to manage the affairs of the studio appointed interim leadership. The staff of Team Bondi disbanded office is open and exposed to the ad for the new tenants.

Company 2K Games decided to personnel restructuring and significantly downsize its Czech unit. 2K Czech, which account for the development of the popular game series Mafia, lost fifty employees. Major reductions touched studio office in Brno. In management’s opinion, in the long run, these changes will only benefit the company, as the released cash assets will be used to create new projects.

Sony plans to introduce a 31 game for the portable console PlayStation Vita at the exhibition Tokyo Game Show 2011. While announcing the first 18 projects. Some of the games are announced BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend, Dynasty Warriors Next, Asphalt: Injection, The King, Demon King and the Seven Princesses: New King Story, Mahjong Fight Club, Shinobido 2, Virtua Tennis 4, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Daze , Hot Shots Golf Next, True Kamaitachi, Disgaea 3 Return and Ridge Racer. Recall that the Tokyo Game Show 2011 will be held from 15 to 18 September.

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October 1 and 2 in the Dutch city of Utrecht will host an exhibition First Look Expo 2011, to demonstrate the achievements of the gaming industry. The participants included companies such as Electronic Arts, Rockstar Games, Ubisoft, THQ, 2K Games, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Interestingly, the Rockstar Games, through its a presentation thriller Max Payne 3 with a story about the story, the details of the game mechanics and the obligatory demo version. Among the most important projects of other companies worth noting Battlefield 3, Assassin s Creed: Revelation, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Darkness 2, Soul Calibur V, and Forza Motorsport 4.

Dragon’s Dogma producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Hiroyuki Kobayashi) spoke about the influence of the cult series Devil May Cry on a new studio project CaPKom. Melee has much in common with a famous predecessor, but is not an exact carbon copy. The main focus of the game is on a dynamic and spectacular fights. Players will hone to perfection as the skills of the protagonist, and determine what features should increase the virtual partner. In this case, the Allies can keep not only his team, but also to other users, who need help in battles with monsters. Exit Dragon’s Dogma for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is scheduled for 2012.

According to Hideo Kojima (Hideo Kojima), in the version action Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be available for joint mode for four players. The presence of the game in split-screen has not reported. Adapted to the home console Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will run at 60 frames per second. It is worth mentioning that the project is part of a Collector’s Edition Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which also will include an updated version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Annual subscription service for Call of Duty: Elite will be # 36, 50. The company Activision promises users to access all downloadable add-ons for Modern Warfare 3. During the year, scheduled to be released around 20 DLC, which will be updated monthly. Subscribers will also be able to take part in the tournament, where the prize will perform even cars. Events will be broadcast on the internet channel Elite TV. All competition entries are forwarded to a special archive with detailed statistics and analysis. Interestingly, the buyers Modern Warfare 3: Hardened Edition will receive free subscription.

Microsoft is preparing to release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 special edition Xbox 360. Appearance of the device will be updated. The limited edition console with a hard drive of 320 GB will include a copy of the game, two controllers, special sound open the drive, Gold-subscription service Xbox Live for a month and exclusive items for your avatar. Price increases to # 36, 399.

UPCOMING WEEK

Publisher Activision has announced a Collector’s Edition Modern Warfare 3: Hardened Edition for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Version includes the game disc, packed in a box with an exclusive design, a special tin box, field book for a hundred pages with illustrations and developer commentary, as well as an annual subscription service for Call of Duty: Elite. In the latter players will be given a special status, which gives different promotions such as speed-dial experience, unique avatars, extra camouflage, etc. For owners of the console includes additional bonuses. In particular, users of PlayStation Network will have a theme for the animation design, and subscribers Xbox Live mdash; equipment Juggernaut mode Special Ops. Hardened Edition edition will go on sale on November 10 at a price of $ 100.

Eidos Montreal announced the first additions to the Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Additive, which is called The Mission Link, will go on sale in October for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In it players will be offered a number of new missions. The main character will be on board the ship, where he was brought agents Belltower Group. Adam Jensen problem mdash; learn group plans, the final destination and escape. However, for security opponents disabled all his cybernetic implants. Thus, he has to develop the ability to zero, and to look for new ways to circumvent security systems and soldiers.

OUR NEWS

Ministry of Education and Science announced the budget, which will be allocated for the development of massively multiplayer online games laquo; Battle for Moscow 1941 godaraquo.; The project is dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of the Russian state, will be based on actual events of the Great Patriotic War. It’s about fighting the Soviet and German troops in the direction of Moscow in 1941-1942 godah. company, won the tender, will receive 90 million rubles of state support for the creation and development of the game for the PC. One of the main requirements of the competition is to power the engine. E should be enough to recreate the scale locations area of ??150-200 square kilometers with the ability to support the epic battle scenes.

Completed all-Russian final

ESports championship WCG 2011. Through the national competition formed Russian team competitive players, who went to represent the country at the Grand Final in the South Korean city of Busan. Results of the championship in front of you in the disciplines.

Counter-Strike:

  • 1st place: Team M5
  • 2nd place: team Virtus.Pro
  • 3rd place: Team 44

StarCraft 2:

  • 1st: Dmitry laquo; Happyraquo; Kostin
  • 2nd place: Anton laquo; Aristeoraquo; Vasiliev
  • 3rd place: Oleg laquo; Titanraquo; Merchants

Warcraft 3:

  • 1st: Sergei laquo; HawKraquo; Shcherbakov
  • 2nd Artem laquo; cashraquo; Shirobokov
  • 3rd place: Nikita laquo; nickerraquo; lipstick

FIFA 2011:

  • 1st: Vladislav laquo; xparkraquo; Lotottsky
  • 2nd place: Marat laquo; Bydloraquo; Mukhamadiev
  • 3rd place: Alexander laquo; Lacosteraquo; Volkov

Recall that the Grand Final will be held from 8 to 11 December.

Company laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo; speak Russian publisher of the PC version of action laquo; The Cursed Crusade. Iskuplenieraquo.; The stores it will appear on October 7. The game tells the story of the Knights Templar Denza de Bayle and Esteban thief who participate in the Fourth Crusade. On both etched mysterious curse, and in order to save their souls, they are forced to go to the Holy Land. The game will be available to individual and collaborative modes, 130 weapons and armor, 16 fighting techniques.

Enhanced Edition PC game Sid Meier’s Civilization 5 will be released in Russia on October 7. Publisher of fresh episodes of the legendary turn-based strategy will make laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo.; In laquo; Sid Meier s Civilization 5. Golden izdanieraquo, in addition to the standard version of the game will include four additional cards series laquo; Cradle tsivilizatsiiraquo; (Cradle of Civilization), ten bonus locations collection laquo; Issledovatelraquo; (Explorer s Map Pack), as well as six story campaign for Babylon, Spain , Inca, Polynesia, Mongolia and Denmark. The game also improved multiplayer mode, more carefully designed combat system and the scheme of diplomatic relations.