Electronic Arts has revealed the number of sales of Battlefield 3 which reached the eight million mark. As a comparison, Modern Warfare 3 sold 6.5 million units on its first day.

This information was given by Eric Brown, the Chief Financial Officer of Electronic Arts, during the Baird Technology Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

Twelve million units were sold to the retailers but 'only' eight million were sold so far. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was sold 6.5 million times the first 24 hours only in UK and US so the real numbers are way higher due to sales in the rest of Europe and Asia.
The release of Battlefield 3 was EA's most successful release ever so they can be very happy about this number of sales although they've lost to Modern Warfare. I personally have seen that coming.

Source: spieletester.com
The famous Minecraft was modified for Windows Phone 7. It's not the original game because it was develpoed by Candy Rufus Games but the gameplay is the same.

This app for Windows Phone 7 is called Survivalcraft and, as said before, it was developed by Kaalus from Candy Rufus Games. Survivalcraft is based on Minecraft regarding its graphics and gameplay though Survivalcraft is only in alpha status.

For everyone undecided, there is a test version of Survivalcraft in the marketplace so people can play the full game for a limited period only. Thereafter, if you're interested in the game, the price was set to 1,99 Euro. As a comparison, Minecraft for PC costs 19,95 Euro.

My Review of Survivalcraft:
I've downloaded the game for my Windows Phone and played couple of hours. First thing so say is that Survivalcraft can compete with Minecraft if you consider it as alpha version of a newly developed game.
The main gameplay is the same, you can mine blocks like stone, soil, or wood to build a shelter for the night for example. Crafting is also included in the game although not every recipe of the full released Minecraft was taken to Survivalcraft - unfortunately. The maps are beautiful as in the original and you even get the same addiction as playing the original Minecraft because you can build whatever you want. This principle made Minecraft famous and is for Survivalcraft a guarantee of success, too.
However, the game is still in alhpa version as said before but updates are coming. Some new tools and blocks are added and other features like a screenshot function is a nice addition for the game.
All in all, I'd say that Survivalcraft has potential. The developer managed to get me addicted to the game because I'm a huge Minecraft fan as well and there is no competition for a Windows Phone 7.

For everyone with an iPhone: The original Minecraft app costs around 6 Euro and can be downloaded in the AppStore.

Source: kaalus.wordpress.com

[Guide] Skyrim - How To Visit Morrowind

In The Elder Scrolls 5 - Skyrim are the continents Morrowind and Cyrodiil included, beside the main continent Skyrim. This is a tutorial how to get to these secret places.

Using this guide, you'll be able to visit the lands of The Elder Scrolls 3 and 4, meaning Morrowind and Oblivion, but with Skyrim! Unfortunately, only for PC players. Nobody knows why the continents were added to the game, however, follow the steps below to get there:

1.   Open My Documents and My Games. Thereafter, open the Skyrim folder and look for a file called Skyrim.ini. Open it using the Editor.

2.   Search in this document for [General] and add the following below this:

3.   Afterwards, open the game as usual. You have to travel to the far north-east end of Skyrim. Follow the valley eastbound until you reach this gate:

4.   Because of the addition in the .ini file, you can step through this gate and welcome! You're in the continent Morrowind! When you walk around in the new continents, you should type in the console the cheat "tcl" so you don't fall through the ground. Enjoy the secret places!

Source: pcgames.de

[Review] Global Agenda - Free Agent

Global Agenda - Free Agent is a third-person shooter developed by Hi-Rez Studios and is set in the future. I've recently started to play this free-to-play game and I'd like to share my first impressions with you.

What the game is about:
As mentioned above, Global Agenda is a third-person shooter which is set in 2155. The world is at war because there is a huge fraction who wants to control the world. Of course, you're a good soldier and member of one of the left independant fractions. With full equipment, you fight your way through the enemies using jetpacks and high-tech weapons.
The story of the game is not world first but well done so you have the feeling to be a true soldier in this war.

Gameplay and Features:
This game is class-based, which means that you can create and customize your own elite soldier. I'm a fan of all this customization features, I have to admit. A normal shooter where everyone looks the same is too boring for me so a new skin or hat or boots or whatever is always a motivation to play the game even more. Global Agenda doesn't have to hide behind games like TF2.

The key of the game is the multiplayer. You can play co-op with three others to complete your mission, for example killing a huge and agressive boss but I haven't been playing co-op so far so I can't talk much about that so far.
In addition, there is a normal multiplayer including five different game modes like objevtive-based ones to test your team work. In the newest September update, there were several new features added to the game, a New Open Zone with several instanced missions and quest chains for example. As well as new pets or a new PvP map were included in this update. Frequent updates are coming for the game, a huge, huge advantage compared to other games.

All in all:
Global Agenda is comparable to TF2, for example. If you're looking for a new and free third-person shooter, you can try it out.

Rage - Demo Released Today

Although RAGE was released October 4, 2011, now a free demo of the game was released to give people an idea of what the game is about.

If you're undecided about RAGE, this is your chance. The Xbox demo can be downloaded for free via Xbox LIVE but the Playstation 3 demo won't be released until December 6, 2011.
Bethesda has developed this ego-shooter. The story deals with the hostile Ghost Clan who want to destroy the water reservoir of a small and peaceful village. You're there to stop them. Beside the main story you can explore the huge world of Rage or drive on the highways and fight a vehicle fight there.

Source: gamers.de

Skyrim - Use LEGO To Level-Up

This new and clever guide is taken from Youtube user comicsacrifice who has built a LEGO construction upon his dualshock Playstation 3 controller while playing The Elder Scrolls 5 - Skyrim. See for yourself:

This constuction allows him to level-up without any need of him playing. The right trigger of his dualshock controller is pressed every few seconds to heal him up because he is trapped in a fire trap. Comicsacrifice gets small damage every second through this trap so the heal will constantly heal him.
Therefore, he can level without any need of playing although this might be the main reason someone is playing the game, including me.
The Elder Scroll 5 - Skyrim was released on November 11, 2011, for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.

Source: onlinewelten.com

MineCon - Watch The Livestream

The guys from IGN set up a livestream at the MineCon in Las Vegas. For everyone who can't be there, this live stream of the event must be enough: Link to the Stream at IGN.

Live at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Markus 'Notch' Persson will give a keynote speech about Minecraft and thereafter, the launch of the game is celebrated. The keynote begins in about three hours, meaning 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
If you can't watch the stream, no problem: IGN will upload the whole MineCon live stream. By the way, all tickets were sold out months ago.
Today, the official Minecon has opened its doors to celebrate the release of Minecraft. For anyone who doesn't know about Minecraft's very own fair, visit this MineCon site.

Mojang has released the official Minecraft version for iOS today, too, meaning iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The game can be downloaded in the AppStore for 5,49 €, but beware: This version is not like with the PC version because there is a huge lack of features.

You can't really mine any blocks and can't build any objects. The whole survival mode including all monsters like spider or skeletons is missing, so this iOS and Android version is comparable to the first Alpha version of the original PC version of Minecraft. If this doesn't scare you, you should buy Minecraft via AppStore. For everyone else, just get the PC version for 20 €.

Source: cultofmac.com

[Guide] Skyrim - How To Get Married

After the guides How to become a Werewolf and the How to level-up skills super fast, now you'll learn how to marry someone in The Elder Scrolls 5 - Skyrim. Yes, marriage.

In general, the player is able to marry everyone in the world of Skyrim. Even same sex marriage is possible so if you play a man and might have met a nice man, you can marry him! Here is the tutorial how to do a heterosexual or homosexual marriage:
After the How to become a Werewolf in Skyrim guide, this guide shows you a bug so you can level-up the skills onehanded, twohanded, archery, destruction, sneak, restoration, and speech very fast.

How to level-up your skills very fast using this guide:
1.   Go to Riverwood and enter Alvor and Sigrid's House.
This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to become a werewolf in The Elder Scrolls 5 - Skyrim so you can savage your enemies.

Just follow these five easy steps to become a werewolf in TES 5 Skyrim.

They can even wear armor and boots and as weapons, your claws are more than enough to kill your enemies and tear them to pieces. You can also use your howl to scare enemies so they'll run away from battle. This is the tutorial:

1.   You have to join 'The Companions' fraction by doing one of the following:
  • Find members of the Companions fighting Giants and help them so they'll guide you to Kodlak Whitemane in Jorrvaskr.
  • OR you can apply at their main guild hall in Whiterun.

2.   After finishing Kodlak's quest, ask other members for things to do. At some quest, you'll notice your mate transform into a werewolf and you'll discover the secret of the fraction: Almost everyone is a werewolf.

3.   Confront Kodlak with it. He'll respond it's bad to be a werewolf, however, Skjor and Aela say it's cool and you're supposed to meet them underneath the Skyforge tonight. (It's called the Silver Hand Quest)

4.   Go there and speak to Skjor. Now drink Aela's werewolf blood in front of you. Congratulations, you're a werewolf!

5.   Thereafter, you're invited to attack a Silver Hand camp nearby. It's done! Enjoy your bloody meal!

Source: Joining the Companions

Modern Warfare 3 - 6.5 Million Copies

Modern Warfare 3 was sold 6.5 million times on its first day - only in UK and US. That's the biggest entertainment launch in history.

Call of Duty knows what 'biggest entertainment launch in history' means. Looking back:
  • 2009: Modern Warfare 2 sold 4.7 million units, making $310 million the first day
  • 2010: Black Ops sold 5.6 million units, making $360 million its first day
  • 2011: Modern Warfare 3 sold 6.5 million copies, generating $400 million its first 24 hours
There has never been another entertainment franchise, except for Call of Duty, that has set release day world records three years in a row, said Bobby Kotick, the boss of Activision. These numbers only regard the US and UK market but there has also been millions of sold copies in Asia and in the rest of Europe. At least, there are 6.5 million and 1 units sold so far because I've bought Modern Warfare 3 myself.

MW3 was released worldwide on Tuesday for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and even Wii, which version was made by Treyarch.

Source: vg247.com

The Minecon Fair - Official Trailer

Minecraft very own fair will be on November 18 and November 19, 2011, in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. At this event Minecrafts release will be celebrated but unfortunately, all tickets are sold out.
For everyone who has to stay at home like me, Markus 'Notch' Persson has released the official trailer for the Minecon 2011. For further information to the Minecon, visit Minecon info page.

Source: ingame.de

LoL Season Two - All Changes Listed

In the second season of Riot's League of Legends there will be two main changes, ranked teams and summoner spells.

1.   The first new feature of Season Two are the ranked teams. You can build up a permanent team including your own team name and ELO Rating. This ELO Rating is just a special number given to you to determine your ranking compared to other players. One could say that it displays your skill.
For better organisation, each ranked team will need an own captain with the power to invite or kick new members.

2.   The second big update include the summoner spells like Flash or Heal, here are the changes listed:
  • Flash: Gets reduced range
  • Clairvoyance: Will get increased cooldown
  • Heal: Will be more useful in late game (for example Heal could restore 10% of your health instead of just 200)
  • Ignite and Exhaust: Will be removed by Cleanse
  • Fortify and Rally: Completely removed by new options, futher info is unknown so far
  • Surge: NEW SPELL. Activation gives your champion an aura, increasing combat effectiveness for you and your allies 
  • Promote: NEW SPELL, but known in Dominion. You can use it to buff a single minion, increasing its range, armor, and magic resistance, and health. 

    Source: leagueoflegends.com

    German AndroidForum Sweepstake

    There is a new sweepstake from the german androidsforum.de website. The first prize is a Samsung Galaxy S2, meaning the biggest rival to the new iPhone 4S. If you're lucky to be German, you should join this event instantly because the chances are good. I've just personally participated to the sweepstake, wish me luck.

    The first prize
    By the way, the forum itself is interesting, too, even without any kind of prizes or events. I own a Samsung cell phone myself but a way cheaper version of the S2 which you can win at the androids forum.
    Therefore I'm a true fan of this forum, without it I'd despair with my android cell phone.

    This is the link to the sweepstake, good luck: Gewinnspiel (German word for sweepstake)

    Gamescom 2012 - Bigger Than Ever

    The Gamesocm 2012 will be bigger than ever with more than 167,000 square yard. That's 16% more than last year, so overcrowding shall be prevented. Three months ago, in August, the Gamescom 2011 cut a new record with 275,000 visitors within five days. Due to this big number of people it's a good decision to enlarge the event.

    Gamescom 2011 - Before and After the opening

    Looking back on the Gamescom 2011
    I was there as a journalist so I could enter the event before opening to take pictures like the one above. To play Modern Warfare 3 for example, you had to wait almost 4 hours but Battlefield 3 was the worst with over 6 hours to wait - just to play it for 20 minutes. If you are interested, here is my Gamescom 2011 Battlefield 3 Review.

    What is the Gamescom?
    The Gamescom is the world's biggest trade fair for video games with 275,000 visitors. It's held on Cologne, Germany.

    Minecraft - 16 Million Users Reached

    Yesterday, Marcus "Notch" Persson has revealed via twitter that there are 16 million registered users in Minecraft and 4 million of them have actually bought the game although it's still in beta phase.

    Minecraft is one of the most successful independent games of all time. As a comparison: Four months ago, meaning July, there had been "only" 10 million registered users in Minecraft, the news for the 10 million Minecraft milestone.

    Source: gamespy.com

    10 Ways To Die In Rayman Origins

    Rayman Origins is Ubisoft's newest game and  will be released November 24 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. If you are undecided whether to buy it or not:

    Its demo version will be available in four days already, meaning November 9, and includes three levels from the worlds Jungle, Food, and Ocean. However, Rayman Origins demo can be downloaded via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network.
    In addition, here are the top 10 ways to die in Rayman Origins, it's not for the faint-hearted.

    Source: eprison.de

    GTA 5 - First Details and Trailer

    A first trailer and infos about Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto Five were revealed today. In the trailer below you see first impressions of the game and its city Los Santos in South Calidornia, the weather is good and the women easy.

    Rumours say that a possible release is set to summer 2012, Rockstar themselves set a huge goal for GTA V: 16 million sold copies and a profit of 746 million US-Dollar. This game is not just a new GTA, it's whole new world with many innovations around it so the player will be able to feel and live in this world. The Grand Theft Auto series gets a whole new invention with its 5th title, Rockstar said.

    Even a online multiplayer part was announced. Be ready for more news regarding the game.
    Source: gamereactor.de