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Overkill's The Walking Dead sells less than 100K units

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 44 mins ago

Payday 2, a six-year old game, made nearly as much money as Starbreeze's new The Walking Dead shooter in Q4.

 

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Overkill's The Walking Dead shooter is a flop. We already knew the game's disastrously low performance was a major factor in Starbreeze not only restructuring its company but also filing for Swedish bankruptcy. How bad did the game disappoint, though? According to the latest financials from Starbreeze, The Walking Dead sold less than 100K copies on PC.

 

The publisher reports that it made 82.5 million SEK (about $8.87 million in current rates) in net sales during the Q4 season, down 25% year-over-year. Overkill's The Walking Dead made 34.1 million SEK of total sales earnings, or about $3.66 million. A quick bit of division shows that if The Walking Dead made $3.66 million in total at $59.99 per sale, it sold about 61,000 copies on Steam.

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Just Cause 4 sales fail, Square Enix blames other AAA titles

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 27 mins ago

Square Enix has address the absolute flop of Just Cause 4, admitting that the sales for the title were much less than the company first anticipated.

 

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During the Square Enix financial results briefing for Q3 FY2019, the company addressed the sales of some of their staple franchise releases; Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Just Cause 4. While Shadow of the Tomb Raider had an average of positive reviews, much like Just Cause 4 it was still a disappointment sales wise for Square Enix.

 

A question was posed to Square Enix regarding their medium-term target for FY2020/3 of 40-50 billion yen. The question was in response to the company admitting the disappointment in sales of both the previously mentioned titles, "Do the sales thus far of "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" and "Just Cause 4" change your outlook for additional sales in FY2020/3? If so, does that impact your medium-term target for operating income of 40-50 billion yen in FY2020/3?"

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall release date/story trailer debut

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 27 mins ago

Paradox Interactive, the publisher well-known for its participation in strategy games has debuted a trailer for a new coming release, Age of Wonders: Planetfall.

 

 

The above story and pre-order trailer has been released onto the official Paradox Interactive YouTube Channel and starts off with an epic cutscene of our heroes landing on a planet. Once we arrived the soldiers are ambushed by other inhabitants of the planet, each of the factions seen in the story trailer are playable and total "six unique factions".

 

Age of Wonders: Planetfall takes all the aspects strategy game fans know and love from the previous Age of Wonders games and throws them into an epic sci-fi setting. Players will be able to enjoy the "militant Vanguard to the dinosaur-riding Amazons and the cyborg-zombies of the Assembly". While also learning to "fight, build, negotiate and technologically advance your way to utopia in a deep single player campaign, on random skirmish maps, and against friends in multiplayer."

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New Warhammer: Chaosbane - Dwarf Slayer ARPG trailer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 27 mins ago

Bigben Interactive and Eko Software have released a new video for Warhammer: Chaosabane, the Dwarf Slayer - Bragi Axebiter.

 

 

A new trailer for Warhammer: Chaosbane has been released showing off the sheer strength and might of the Dwarf Slayer. Dwarf Slayers are dwarves (obviously) that have taken an oath of the Slayer by vowing to cleanse his honour by dying epic and heroically in battle against a enemy of high stature. We are introduced to the Dwarf Slayer Bragi Axebiter who takes us through each of his strengths while in combat.

 

Players will be able to utilize Axebiters mobility with the angry Dwarf throwing his axe into an enemy and the carnage beginning as soon as the Dwarf starts swinging. Axebiter also has the ability to spin with his axes in hand dealing massive area-of-effect damage to everyone around him. Warhammer: Chaosbane is planned for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 4th, 2019. For more information, visit the official Steam page here.

FromSoftware tease Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice new boss

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 27 mins ago

A new trailer for FromSoftware's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been released, it teases one of the games many bosses and gives players a sneak peak at what these types of encounters will look like.

 

 

The above video has been released onto the official PlayStation YouTube Channel and gives us a very quick look at 'Lady Butterfly'. Before I jump into the breakdown of Lady Butterfly I would advise you to not watch the above video if you desire to keep all the bosses in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as a surprise.

 

Lady Butterfly has quite a unique habitat and it seems that when players encounter her they will be fighting in a burning building. We see glimpses of Lady Butterfly jumping from tight rope to tight rope, I would assume players will also be able to do this to utilize spacing techniques from the boss as she seems very fast. There is also the touch of the violin being played in the background, which I think perfectly contrasts to what the player is about to face off against.

Dad makes custom Zelda/Link life-lesson present for daughter

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 27 mins ago

While most fathers would go out and buy their daughters a new phone, or some clothes they sought after for a graduation present. Other fathers make custom gaming related presents mixed with life-lessons.

 

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The above image comes from Reddit user Tg8402, who custom made the Zelda themed present for his daughter to celebrate her graduation. Tg8402 even gave a little bit of backstory on the project after it picked up major traction in the /r/Zelda subreddit. "I introduced her to Zelda when she was 6 and she fell in love. Spent hours upon hours on Breath of the Wild which was the first game we got to experience together. I always told her that she was just like Link and just because you can't do something now doesn't mean you never can, you just weren't ready yet."

 

The meaning behind the gift continued; "But as time goes by you'll collect more hearts and more items along the way to help you face your obstacles. And one day you'll find your master sword and be ready to face your Ganon. I'm giving this to her for her graduation in a couple months. It's white gold and there's a little diamond in the middle. I hope she likes it." What an incredible gift combined with an even better life-lesson to bestow on the daughter that already loves Zelda and Link. The reddit user also details how he went about making the pendant, so if you are interested in replicating it for personal or gift use, check out this link here for a description on how it was done.

Google tease MAJOR gaming announcement for March 19th

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 27 mins ago

Google have just recently teased that they could be jumping into the gaming market as the massive company will be making an appearance at this years Game Developers Conference. What for though?

 

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Google has just added a keynote to the schedule for this years Game Developers Conference, the company is rumored to be gearing up for the reveal of their new game streaming service which comes under the codename 'Yeti', or 'Project Stream'. Google's invitation to GDC was more than simple, yet extremely effective. The invitation had a light at the end of a hallway that simply read "gather around".

 

If Google are planning on announcing their new game streaming service, GDC would be the perfect place to do it considering all of the big game development studios are all present to bare-witness to it. If Google's presentation is incredible, they will no doubt get many game developers from the conference signing up to the service. While there is next-to-no official details about what Google are planning for GDC, all game developers and gamers alike will have their eyes on the company at 1PM Eastern, March 19th.

Overwatch's new Paris map is now live on all platforms

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 4 mins ago

Blizzard has been going through a tremendously stressful time, well at least the 800 laid off staff have, but Overwatch is still being treated well with the new Paris map moving out of the PTR and into the live game.

 

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The new Overwatch map is now live on all platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PS4 and arrives with a new update that sees Blizzard fixing a bunch of bugs and other issues. If you haven't looked into Paris yet, the new map is another Assault map (the fifth one now) and is set in the city of Paris, France. This means you're confronted with narrow streets for tighter battles, corridors to get stuck in, and storefronts that will see a bunch of ultimates, and ultimately mad players, battling it out for that ever-so-precious SR.

 

Blizzard has a huge list of bugs that it fixed with Overwatch's various heroes, something that you can check out here. Now that Blizzard has got the new Paris map into the wild, is it time for a new hero? Yeah, I really think it is. We need some new healers, so it would be good to see another healer join the ranks in Overwatch... eh, Blizzard?

Huawei to unveil its next-gen P30 smartphone on March 26

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 11 hours, 58 mins ago

Huawei is preparing for its next-gen P30 smartphone launch, tweeting out the official launch date of March 26 and by the tweet it seems that the company will be taking to France for the unveil.

 

 

The company showed off images of Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre-Dame de Paris and also teased "rules were made to be rewritten", which seems like bad timing considering the turmoil Huawei is having with the US and President Trump. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has called Trump a "great president" in between all of this hoopla, but I don't think it'll water down the P30 announcement next month.

 

Now, what we do know is that Huawei will be showing off some crazy camera advancements th at the P30 should have since the tweet included a video of some hotspots in France that it zoomed into. This leads us to believe that the Huawei P30 should have some ridiculous zooming abilities, an area that the company has been pounding with its phones for a while now: camera advancements.

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Apex Legends second patch arrives, fixes stability, crashes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours ago

Respawn has just pushed out the second update for mega smash hit battle royale game Apex Legends, with the new update concentrating on overall stability and various crashes on consoles.

 

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All versions of the game including PC and consoles have had their slow-walking issues fixed, which was an issue with people reviving team mates and then seeing them move slowly afterwards now fixed. Mirage's abilities would sometimes crash the entire of Apex Legends, another issue that the developers at Respawn have now fixed inside of the update.

 

PlayStation 4 players have received a bunch of love, with GPU issues being fixed so it doesn't crash after pressing one of the buttons on the controller in the loading screen while the Xbox One version has been patched up for Gibraltar's Epic skins crashing matches when they were equipped. Small but super annoying bugs, now fixed for Apex Legends.

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