Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts has generated revenue of over $1 billion worldwide for Activision, and that's just having sold the copies to retailers, who aren't worried fans will give this annual instalment a miss.
They claim it's "too early to assess" sell-through to consumers, but it's undoubtedly very high as it's "never been more popular" than it is now. Over 15,000 stores held midnight launches.
Community developer Gabe Graziani from Ubisoft has revealed the development team found it "very difficult, even nightmarish" to bring Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to current gen Xbox 360 and PS3.
It seems they were spoilt by the "very smooth" time they had of making it for Xbox One and PS4, seeing as how they're "both very similar to PCs," he continued. AC4 is out for PC November 22nd.
Gameplay footage from Reef Entertainment and Teyon's Rambo: The Video Game has just been released, featuring scenes from all of the game's chapters as it covers the first three original movies.
There's police brutality, woodland hunting, gas stations 'sploding, guns firing, 80's hair flapping, Russians getting what's theirs, helicopters playing chicken with tanks...
Konami will be releasing the Data Pack 2 DLC for PES 2014 later this month for free. It brings all the game's team rosters fully up-to-date and includes over 800 new player faces to improve its realism.
An 11 vs. 11 mode will also feature for online play, with in-game chat enhanced alongside gameplay tweaks. Online competitions and Master League Online competitions are in.
The better than expected performance of Final Fantasy XIV has resulted in Square Enix revising up their financial forecast, as they now predict more operating income and net income thanks to the relaunched MMO.
Square's arcade machines business did better as well. FF XIV: A Realm Reborn pushed past 1.5 million users within 2 months of launching on PC and PS3.
Focus Home Interactive has announced that the 2.5 side-scrolling shooter Final Exam is now available for PC on digital distribution, and landing on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network on Friday, 8th November.
Cloud gaming isn't really what it should be, says Square Enix's Jacob Navok, director of business development. All that's happening right now are companies just "putting a console in the data center," and streaming.
Square believe game design itself should be shifting with the Cloud, not just a shift in distribution. This is where Project Flare enters the scene, which promises "new ways of interacting with content".
According to reports from the Hollywood land, actor Gerard Butler will star as Kane in the upcoming Kane & Lynch movie project with F. Gary Gray set to direct. The role of Lynch is being offered to Vin Diesel.
Since 2007 a movie adaptation of IO Interactive's game has been in the works. Nothing has been heard of the Kane & Lynch franchise since 2010's Dog Days with a Metacritic in the low 60s.
Gamers who bought a Madden
game in the past few years have started getting their cut of the $27M court settlement Electronic Arts made. The original settlement
was made back in July 2012, but was later tripled this year in April.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is having its grand debut at midnight around the world, and the live stream for the UK launch at midnight GMT can be seen in the video below.
Codemasters has started inviting players to beta test a "super-secret early game" which is apparently a racer, and the questions asked of gamers seem to be suspiciously for GRID 3.
Ubisoft has released the "Defy the Rules" trailer for Assassin's Creed 4 showing off the Game Lab feature which will allow players to customize their multiplayer games, toggling various skills and abilities in the game.
The returning maps from Battlefield 3 for the Second Assault DLC have been revealed during a Europe vs. USA live-stream event over the weekend. These maps will be beefed up for Battlefield 4.
That means all new destruction and the implementation of 'levolution'. Caspian Border, Operation Metro, Gulf of Oman and Operation Firestorm are the four returning multiplayer arenas.
Gaijin Entertainment has announced that their massively multiplayer air combat sim War Thunder has attracted 5M registered users since the open beta launched last year.
Ubisoft has included some Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix title artwork in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag which can be found during its 'present day' segments. This could be official confirmation of the title.
Before now Ubisoft had denied the existence of the project, which a Spanish retailer had listed as a PlayStation Vita release before removing it.
Why no PC love with Bungie's new sci-fi Destiny? The studio is worried they'd spread themselves a little too thin with a release on PC as well as four other platforms, explains Bungie senior writer Eric Osborne.
They're aware PC gamers "would willingly give us money," but don't want to risk diluting Destiny by overtaxing their team with PC, and so are focusing "right now" on consoles.
There's a fierce wind behind those
sales sails as Assassin's Creed IV has beaten Battlefield 4 to the top spot in the UK all format chart, as both titles went head-to-head. They both got a broadside of next-gen jitters.
Neither Assassin's Creed IV nor Battlefield 4 matched their predecessor's numbers as Xbox One and PS4 looms, which were both the highest week one sellers for their respective series.
DICE has posted on the official Battlelog that the developer is currently working on a patch to solve many of the glitches and bugs infesting Battlefield 4.
Remember the original teaser trailer for Dead Island that became an internet sensation? Some intrepid fans have recreated it frame-by-frame in live action.
Activision has released a new Call of Duty: Ghosts live action trailer which has James Mangold (Walk the Line, The Wolverine) directing and starring Megan Fox. The trailer "follows four buddies on the trip of a lifetime through Las Vegas and beyond."