The gaming industry in a week. Maya5 30 June 2011


Detective L.A. Noire topped the list of best selling video games in the UK. The project occupies a leading position for two weeks in a row. Second and third place podium shared racing game DiRT 3 and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. Ten charts is as follows:

  1. L.A. Noire
  2. DiRT 3
  3. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  4. Zumba Fitness
  5. Brink
  6. Wii Sports Resort
  7. FIFA 11
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  9. Crysis 2
  10. Mario Kart Wii

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store, leader of the PC sales charts was the reservation of a special edition blockbuster Battlefield 3. Second place went racing game DiRT 3, and the third mdash; laquo; Witcher 2: Assassins koroleyraquo;.


Consoles preferred FIFA 11. Football game in versions for different platforms firmly occupied the first and third lines of the charts. Second place went to Fighting Mortal Kombat. A complete list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Battlefield 3 (Expanded Edition)
  2. DiRT 3
  3. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Premium Edition)
  4. Fable III
  5. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  6. Portal 2 (with an icon)
  7. Duke Nukem Forever (Expanded Edition)
  8. Portal 2 White Edition
  9. Payment card

  10. BioWare Points Pack. For Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins (1600 points)
  11. The Sims Medieval

Game consoles:

  1. FIFA 11 (Xbox 360)
  2. Mortal Kombat (PlayStation 3)
  3. FIFA 11 (PlayStation 3)
  4. L.A. Noire (PlayStation 3)
  5. LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean (PSP)
  6. Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
  7. Dragon Age: Beginning (Xbox 360)
  8. Battlefield 3 Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  9. inFamous 2 Special Edition (PlayStation 3)
  10. NHL 11 (Xbox 360)

Director David O. Russell (David O. Russell) refused to shoot a picture based on the game Uncharted, explaining his decision to creative differences with the team of Sony. The further fate of the film remains in question. Note that the plot twists around the ribbon saving Nathan Drake family members caught by coincidence involved in a global conspiracy. The main role was played by Mark Wahlberg (Mark Wahlberg), and his mates saw Robert De Niro (Roberrt De Niro) and Joe Pesci (Joe Pesci).

The very first film adaptation of the details Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Director of the film, as previously reported, is Takashi Miike (Takashi Miike). The role of the protagonist lawyer Phoenix Wright will play Narimiya Hiroki (Hiroki Narimiya), prosecutor Miles Edgeworth portray on screen Takumi Saito (Takumi Saito), and as Maya Fey will appear Mirei Kiritani (Mirei Kiritani). Picture was shot at the studio Nippon Television Network Corporation and will be released in wide release in Japan in spring 2012.

Company Activision plans to shoot a TV series based on the series of Call of Duty. I wonder what it will be able to view only those users who have subscribed to the service Call of Duty: Elite. The official announcement of the name of the director, cast and other details will be released in the second half of the year.

U.S. President will now be able to evaluate the project laquo; Witcher 2raquo;. Collector’s Edition for PC to Barack Obama gave Prime Minister Donald Tusk. In his view, created by studio CD Project RED roleplaying game based on the works of the writer Andrzej Sapkowski is one of the subjects of the cultural heritage of the country. Along with that the American president was presented iPad loaded with it Polish movies and books in English.

For U.S. forces to create the most realistic in the world at the moment military simulator. The project is called the Dismounted Soldier Training System and is designed based on technology CryEngine 3. Its cost was # 36, 57 million

Project is a simulator, in the course of which the soldiers were wearing backpacks with computers and helmets, translating three-dimensional image 360 ??degrees. This makes it possible to move freely within the premises. As the training grounds used locations from Iraq and Afghanistan, allowing the soldiers to practice various combat elements. By late 2011, the U.S. government plans to create 102 such systems.

Console PlayStation 4 is in development. This was officially announced Sony Chief Financial Officer Masaru Kato (Masaru Kato) at a press conference on the results of the financial year. He also noted that, despite the active work on creation of a new platform, PlayStation 3 written off yet. The life cycle of the console is designed for ten years, and it has long become obsolete. Note that rivals Sony also preparing to release a new platform to the market. The company will officially unveil the successor to the Nintendo Wii at E3 2011. According to unconfirmed data Microsoft also creates a prototype next-generation Xbox.

Company THQ has announced that the publisher will make a new project studio Turtle Rock, is the author of Left 4 Dead. About the game until there is no further information. We only know that the project is focused on multiplayer battles and will be released in 2013. Thus representatives of Turtle Rock noted that the game is designed to be the most ambitious and large-scale project of the company.

Activision will launch a paid service Call of Duty: Elite in November this year. It will be available for use on PCs, tablets and mobile devices. The main essence of the service is limited to providing exclusive content, such as maps for multiplayer modes, weapons, equipment, videos. Will also include the opportunity to participate in various tournaments and events. Monthly subscription has not been announced.

Version Mass Effect 3 for the Xbox 360 will support the controller Kinect. This is evidenced by the inscription on the cover of the official game. No information on what exactly will be the possibility of users yet. It is expected that these functions will be showcased at E3 2011, where the project will be presented.

Microsoft announced that users who pre-order for Forza Motorsport 4 will receive a bonus additional cars Tesla Roadster Sport 2011, RUF RGT-August 2011, Lexus SC300 1997, Koenigsegg Agera 2011 and the Ford Mustang GT Coupe 1965. Also in the racing game will be added to the import saves from the previous section, which will allow players based on their achievements get different rewards. Release Forza Motorsport 4 will be held in the IV quarter of 2011, exclusively for Xbox 360.

Studio The Creative Assembly has released the first downloadable content for computer strategy Total War: Shogun 2. In the DLC includes a new faction Ikko-Ikki, eight additional types of units, new weapons, skill tree, as well as the historic battle and test mode Avatar Conquest. Addition, you can download a digital distribution service Steam for $ 5.

Publisher Ubisoft along with the standard version of Driver: San Francisco will release a Collector’s Edition. It will include:

  • miniature model car hero Dodge Challenger Hemi R / T Six Pack,
  • city map showing the location of bonuses and all the important places,
  • a comic book on the game,
  • three exclusive cars for multiplayer mode mdash; Aston Martin DB5, Lamborghini Miura, Shelby Cobra 427,
  • four additional missions for the single player campaign.

Driver: San Francisco will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the first day of autumn mdash; September 1.

Company EVGA has announced a special edition of Duke Nukem Forever. Set is called the Duke’s Fully Loaded Package and includes the GeForce GTX 560. Complete list Edition includes:

  • drive with the game Duke Nukem Forever,
  • card EVGA GeForce GTX 560, running at a frequency of 810 MHz,
  • book with illustrations of Duke Nukem Forever,
  • themed mouse pad,
  • belt buckle with the sign of radioactivity.

Edition will go on sale June 10 at a price of # 36, 245.


Disney Company announced a multiplayer online game Disney Universe. The output of the project is scheduled for the end of 2011 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Users to travel to many worlds, inspired by the paintings and cartoons Disney and Pixar, meeting with well-known characters, fighting enemies and performing various tasks. Among available for accessing locations are places of laquo; Alice in Chudesraquo;, laquo; Lilo and Stichraquo;, laquo; monstrovraquo Corporation, and many others. The company plans to support the game for a long time, releasing paid content in the form of locations, missions and costumes for the characters.

Company SEGA has announced shooter The House of the Dead: Overkill mdash; Extended Cut 3D for the PlayStation 3. The project is a port to the Wii, but contains a number of significant additions. In particular, the updated version will support the controller PlayStation Move, stereoscopic 3D, and will boast redesigned graphical component with support for HD, two new scenarios and system trophies. Release of the game on 25 October.

Along with this SEGA announced that the publisher will make sports simulation London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games. The project is dedicated to the Olympics in the UK, which will be held next year, and aims to collect a lot of world-licensed sports arena. The game includes some thirty disciplines, competitions which will take place in the single player campaign and in multiplayer mode. London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will go on sale in spring 2012, in versions for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The official announcement of the project based on the movie laquo; Chuzhieraquo.; The game, which still bears the name of the Aliens: Colonial Marines, due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the second quarter of 2012. The focus mdash; history of the special forces, landed on a spaceship USS Sulaco, which was discovered in the orbit of the planet LV-426. The purpose of landing: learn why the death of the crew. Investigating the circumstances of the tragic death, the heroes also have to visit on the planet LV-246 and investigate an abandoned colony. Full demonstration project with footage of the gameplay will be at E3 2011.

Company THQ announced action Darksiders 2. The project will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. The new chapter of the series play a central role second horseman of the Apocalypse mdash; Death. The game takes place parallel to the events of the original. The second part will be different scale battles, new enemies with advanced artificial intelligence system, as well as the revised system upgrade weapons.

The official announcement of the new series of Carmageddon. Project subtitled Reincarnation will be distributed through digital distribution service and will be released in 2012. The game will boast trademark black humor, combined with stuffed violent gameplay. List of target platforms and the first details of studio Stainless Games will be announced later.


Studio 4A Games announced shooter Metro: Last Light. The game is a direct continuation of the original. The main hero again spoke Tom, whose task mdash; prevent a civil war between the inhabitants of the various post-apocalyptic Moscow subway stations. According to the authors, the project will be significantly refined artificial intelligence opponents, and optimized graphics engine. Demonstration Metro: Last Light Illuminated The first fact is the exhibition E3 2011.

Company laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo, announces the opening of a specific page, where all buyers official copy laquo; Witcher 2. Koroleyraquo killer; can freely activate the codes for additional content. The decision to launch a separate service activation was taken due to the frequently encountered problems in the official European server, which led to numerous mistakes and even loss of material. Please note that the company laquo; SoftKlabraquo 1C, does not guarantee the installation and operation of additional content, activated by some other means.

AlternativaPlatform Company announced its participation in the conference E3 2011. Russian developers intend to demonstrate its technology Alternativa3D 8, allows you to create browser games, websites, social networking applications with graphics present level. The demonstration will take place on the example of the fantastic online shooter laquo; Tanks Online 2.0raquo;.