Microsoft and Quantum Breaks Sales beating record?

Microsoft have been willy waving regarding sales of the exclusive title Quantum Break but sales data doesn't seam to add up.
Vgc sales data shows a very poor first weeks global sales figure of just 267,147 with the US accounting for 146,403 with the rest of the world taking the rest.
X one sales didn't jump at all with just 93,109 worldwide, Playstation 4 dominated with 310,417 in the same time period.

This was the big hitter of exclusives but sales just don't stack up. Ratchet and Clack has sold over 190,000 in the US in its first week while just 43,000 QB were sold.

Battalion 1944 Blasts past its Kickstarter goal!


D-Day is now confirmed.
World War 2 shooter Battalion 1944 has reached its goal in less than 3 days and now sits at over £140,000.

The passion for WW2 games is still alive and kicking it would seem. I'm sick of re-hashed shooters that are like painting by numbers. I can't wait for this game. May 2017 is a long way off mind.

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Battalion 1944 to storm Playstation 4


At last! I personally have wanted a World War 2 shooter for a long time now, so much that for the first time I've put cash down on a Kickstarter project.


The game is multiplayer only at the moment but hopefully we'll see a single player game.
I remember the day when I'd jump on Call of Duty, the good games, and skill meant everything, not how many perks you'd unlocked. Players would drop to prone to make themselves a smaller target and take you out. Battalion 1944 developers seem to realise that joy of what made a great shooter.


Being an older gamer and having done the tour of Normandy and visited some of the maps that will feature in the game has left me very excited.
One of the best maps in COD was Carantan, oh yes, it's in the game. I can't wait for a full list but Omaha, Pointe Du Hoc, Utah, Pegasus Bridge (hope your reading developers) and many of the little villages have to be in the game as does Dead Man's Corner. Having been to these places it would be great to run and gun for fun with next gen graphics in these iconic battle arenas.



The only problem? We'll have to wait until May 2017 to get our hands on the game.

Sony........If your reading, get behind this project. If not Sony, just back it all the way! Good luck chaps with the game.

Take a look at this Dev diary and get excited!


Playstation 4 sells over a millions PS4s during Christmas week!


In the week leading up to Christmas and Boxing day the Playstation 4 sold a massive 1,143,573 MILLION consoles with the nearest rival shifting just 572,378, the Xbox One.
Wii U managed 380,548 units while Vita sold 196,172. The 3Ds nearly beat out Xone with 520,163.

Consoles are dead eh?

Big Shu confirms Playstation 4 Remote Play for PC/Mac

Sony have confirmed via Twitter that they are working on remote play for PC/Mac but no news on when it will be ready.

PlayStation 4 Price slashed 50 Euro from tomorrow.


Sony will slash the price of the PS4 from tomorrow according to a leaked pro-mo poster from the Paris Games Week. (picture on Twitter upload)
Will we see as much as £50 off the UK price?

Sony is dominating retail at the moment with PS2 style sales at the tills. In Europe and Japan the Xb-one is struggling to make any sort of big impact and PS4 taking over 85% of sales in some areas. NPD have just shown that PS4 took September in the sales race in the US, that's now 8 months of 2015 held by Sony.

This is a very smart move by Sony to ramp up sales even more. The next few months are vital for Microsoft with exclusive games but even they must see the 13 million or so lead as quite a mountain to climb with PS4 sales showing no sign of slowing down.

One of the best PlayStation TV Adverts in years!

This new PlayStation trailer made me tingle being a huge fan of the movies that Sony shows off. Without spoiling it for you.......just hit PLAY!


The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Playstation 4 Review


The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter PS4 review.


For anyone familiar with the title will know that it started life on PC and has found it's way onto the Playstation 4 in digital form only.

How has the game transferred over to the PS4? In short, brilliantly.

This late review is down to me moving home but time has done this game justice in that I have played it in depth giving it the time it deserves. The game is beautiful. From the very start you will look at the light cascading through the branches of trees and dancing off the surface of watery lakes and rivers. Two updates have been downloaded to improve the game.

The story is of course about Ethan Carter, that's as much as I can tell you. Saying any more will be considered a spoiler. On starting a play-through you will be dumped on a rail road track and off you go, no hints, no hand holding and at first this can be quit off putting but stay with it as before long you will be taken on a fantastic adventure solving puzzles and piecing together the story of Ethan Carter.


One thing worth mentioning is you wont have any gun fix in this game, in fact anyone expecting you run and gun or even pick up a plank of wood will be very put out. No gun toting here, just good old fashioned adventuring.

Be sure to look everywhere as the developer has some 'out of this world' surprises in store.

I feel that many developers will take a stab at this kind of experience as so many shooters and First Person games are getting very stale.

The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter is refreshing and a game that every PS4 gamer should give a go.
 

8.5/10