The gaming industry in a week. March 28 April 3, 2011


shooter Crysis 2 led the hit parade of video games in the UK. Crytek has feared a leak in the chain of beta versions of the game have a negative impact on sales, but the concern of developers have failed. Project instantly took off first, leaving far behind the competition. Ten leaders of the following:

  1. Crysis 2
  2. LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
  3. Homefront
  4. Street Fighter 4 3D
  5. Pokemon White
  6. Pilotwings Resort
  7. Pokemon Black
  8. The Sims Medieval
  9. Rayman 3D
  10. FIFA 11

Russian players last week also expressed a preference for Crysis 2. According to the weekly statistics published by the online store, just two versions of the game (standard and Limited) took the first of the charts, and the third place went laquo; Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood kroviraquo.; Top 10 game sales for the PC and consoles is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Crysis 2 (Limited Edition)
  2. Crysis 2
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Blood (Collector’s Edition)
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Blood
  5. The Sims Medieval
  6. Total War: Shogun 2 (Collector’s Edition)
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Blood (Gift Edition)
  8. The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay
  9. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Premium Edition)
  10. Duke Nukem Forever (Expanded Edition)

Game consoles:

  1. Mortal Kombat (PlayStation 3)
  2. Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)
  3. PlayStation Move Stand Alone
  4. Mortal Kombat Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 3)
  5. L.A. Noire (PlayStation 3)
  6. Sports Champions (PS3)
  7. Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition (PlayStation 3)
  8. navigation controller PlayStation Move
  9. PlayStation Move Starter Pack
  10. Dragon Age II (PlayStation 3)

gaming industry continues to provide assistance to the victims in Japan. Developers and publishers from the United States decided to hold a charity event PLAY FOR JAPAN. The event for auction e-bay auction exhibited rare items from the makers of video games, and all money raised from the sale will go to fund the Red Cross to help victims of the disaster.

of interesting lots worth noting the controller Kinect with a set of four games with the autographs of the leading developers of the game units Microsoft, drive with the game Modern Warfare 2, which was signed by all members of the studio Infinity Ward, as well as disk Metal Gear Solid 2 autographed by Hideo Kojima. But the truly unique auctioned include guitar Yamaha APX-15FM and set of amplifiers from the Silent Hill series composer Akira Yamaoka. Precisely on this talented musician has recorded almost all the songs for the games.

The tragic events in Japan and the disaster at the nuclear power plant laquo; Fukusimaraquo, will not cause cancellation of the exhibition Tokyo Game Show 2011. laquo; At the moment we have no plans to cancel the exhibition or reduce its scope. However, this does not mean that in the future we will not change your mind. Depending on the situation, we can still go for a reduction in the size vystavkiraquo;, mdash; commenting organizers of CESA. Note that the Tokyo Game Show 2011 will be held from 15 to 18 September.

contribution Hideo Kojima (Hideo Kojima) in the game industry and the development of Konami appreciated the guide. On April 1, a well-known designer and developer take in a Japanese company as vice-president. Games under his leadership not long in coming, because already at the upcoming E3 2011 he is preparing to introduce a few new projects. Note that now Hideo Kojima also heads the studio Kojima Productions, is engaged in the development of Metal Gear Solid: Rising.

This is not the only major personnel changes in the gaming industry this week. Scott Amos (Scot Amos), producer studio Visceral Games, known for sci-fi series Dead Space, left his post and went to work at Crystal Dynamics. The company’s management has expressed a high level of confidence in Scott, immediately entrusting the new project, and marking out the top of his command staff. Announcement of the game will take place in the near future.

Publisher Ebury Publishing releases based on the game of the same name knigu.nbsp Rage, author of the novel serves novelist and screenwriter Matt Costello (Matt Costello). Events described in the book are the prehistory of the project and talk about what led to the apocalypse in the world and how the world changed after the accident. Protagonist ndash; Lt. Nick Raine, a resident of one of the bunkers where people spent a lot of years. First elected to the surface, he finds that civilization has changed beyond recognition and power now belongs to the mutants and bandits. , The book in the United States held on August 30.

Detective L.A. Noire was an official selection of 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place on April 25. The first time a video game are under such an event. His decision to director Geoff Gilmore, Tribeca Enterprises (Geoff Gilmore) explained that the project studio Rockstar is a product at the intersection of cinema and video games, offering a new level of interactive entertainment.

console Nintendo 3DS successfully launched in Europe. In the UK around the portable system appeared even excitement: the first day of sales in front of shops lined up in long queues. One of the buyers, the 22-year-old Marwan Elgamal (Marwan Elgamal), stood in line 22 hours to be one of the first owners of the new console. 3DS helped popularize such an active advertising company Nintendo. In particular, in London, in one of the malls fans could play in Super Street Fighter IV 3D series with producer Yoshinori It (Yoshinori Ono).

According to analysts, a music simulator Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock has become the most profitable game of all time in the U.S.. To determine the leader, the agency conducted NPD sales count of all the projects that were released from 1995 to the present. According to statistics, the sales profit Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock than 830 million dollars. Behind him is a military thriller Call of Duty: Black Ops, whose income is 43.5 million dollars less.

studio Turn 10 Studios to share the news about Forza Motorsport 4. It is learned that in a racing simulator will be more than 500 cars from 80 manufacturers from around the world. All vehicles are reconstructed on the basis of the original and fully reflect their characteristics. Additionally, we note that the game will be compatible with the technology of Kinect. With the power of the touch controller, users will be able to look around in the car, activate the menu functions through voice commands, and control fireballs using a virtual drive. Exit Forza Motorsport 4 will be held in IV quarter of this year on Xbox 360.

Representative studio Volition Dan Sutton (Dan Sutton) reported that Red Faction: Armageddon players expect an unprecedented level of destruction. Destruction of any structure to be, and users do not think about the consequences of their actions, because using a special device at any time to repair previously demolished object. Recall that the release of Red Faction: Armageddon will take place on May 31 in versions for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

company Electronic Arts has provided a list of the key songs that sound in Shift 2: Unleashed. It includes songs such well-known groups such as:

  • 30 Seconds to Mars minus; Night of the Hunter
  • Anberlinminus; We Owe This to Ourselves
  • Biffy Clyrominus; Mountains
  • The Braveryminus; Ours
  • Escape the Fateminus; Issues
  • Hollywood Undeadminus; Levitate
  • Jimmy Eat Worldminus; Action Needs an Audience
  • Rise Againstminus; Help is on the Way
  • Stone Temple Pilotsminus; Take a Load Off
  • Switchfootminus; The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)

This list is not complete, because of the creation of the soundtrack for the racing simulator worked composers such as Ramin Djawadi (Ramin Djawadi), Troelsena Folmann (Troels Folmann), Stephen Beysted (Stephen Baysted) and Mike Gordon ( Mick Gordon).

Techland company announced plans to release a demo version of Call of Juarez: The Cartel. Release date not yet announced, but we know that in addition to the mission of the single player campaign, and will include a joint demo mode, designed to pass the episode three protagonists gangster thriller. The final release of Call of Juarez: The Cartel will be held in the summer on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Racing simulator F1 2011 will be released September 23, 2011 in versions for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Responsible for the creation of the game the Birmingham division of Codemasters. The authors not only seek to maintain a high standard of quality set by F1 2010, but also want to bring to the project the most progressive ideas.

Publisher Atari has announced the system requirements for role-based project laquo; Witcher 2: Assassins koroleyraquo.; Fans of the game will require The following configuration laquo; mashinraquo;.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or equivalent from AMD
  • 1 GB of RAM for Windows XP and 2 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800 512 MB or equivalent from ATI
  • 8 GB of free hard disk space to install the game and 8 GB of disk space for bonus materials

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Processor Intel Quad Core or equivalent from AMD
  • 3 GB of RAM for Windows XP and 4 GB for Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Nvidia GeForce 260 / Radeon HD 4850
  • 16 GB of free hard disk space


company Capcom has officially announced Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. The game is developed by the studio Slant Six Games for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will be released later this year. Operation Raccoon City is a multiplayer action game in which the player will act as a member of the special forces corporation Umbrella. The purpose of the soldiers ndash; destroy evidence pointing to the involvement of pharmaceutical companies to spread the virus in the city. It must be done before the arrival of U.S. forces. Will not only clean up the lab and remove documents, but to resort to raskhodnbsp, experimental models of monsters, as well as employees who can give sensitive information. Interestingly, the fight will be not only on the side of the operatives Umbrella. Among the selectable factions will be U.S. soldiers and mutants.

Publisher Sega with Avalanche Studios announced the network shooter Renegade Ops. The player will get used to the role of a saboteur and overthrow the dictator, head of a terrorist group and seeking to establish world domination. The project includes both single player and co-op to four. Renegade Ops release scheduled for the autumn of 2011 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

studio inXile Entertainment today announced the re-release of the arcade classic Choplifter, exit to the Apple II in 1982. The players will lead a squad of rescuers CHOPR and take part in the evacuation of people from dangerous areas. More than twenty missions offered to try their hand at solving various problems minus; from rescuing POWs to help the victims affected by the epidemic in the cities. The updated version is created in 3D and supports HD-format. The project is being developed for the PC and PlayStation Network.

Two more companies have decided to turn to the classics. Griptonite Games with Atari Europe announced a remake of the arcade Warlords. The game is set in a fantasy world in which the heroes have to defend their fortress from an attack and dragons. The updated version will contain several types of games and a multiplayer mode for four. Warlords will be released in the summer of digital distribution service Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.


Company laquo; Bukaraquo, announced the release of two versions of the Russian edition of Portal 2. The game will be released for the PC on April 21 and will be sold in packages with dark and light color scheme.

First Edition (dark) contains:

  • stereo (3D) insert (insert a cover DVD, but e can pull out and stick to something, such as a refrigerator minus; the back side of the insert sticky layer);
  • puzzle (tag);
  • three labels;
  • game Portal (Supplementary disc);
  • set of unique skins for the robots in the multiplayer;
  • disc with additional material (concept art, screenshots, videos).

Second Edition (light) contains:

  • vario insert (different angles picture looks different);
  • icon 78 mm;
  • three labels;
  • game Portal (Supplementary disc);
  • set of unique skins for the robots in the network game
  • disc with additional material (concept art, screenshots, videos).

Laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo, be the exclusive Russian distributor of computer-based sports simulation Virtua Tennis 4. Release of the project is scheduled for summer 2011. The stores will be two versions of the publication ndash; in Jewel-box and DVD-box. In the second set will include exclusive additions.

Another project will be publishing a fantastic shooter Brink. PC-version of the game will be fully translated into Russian and will be available in May. But the owners of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be able to buy only the original English version.