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
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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.
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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
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Battlefield 3 - Open Beta Details

An open beta for everyone - even without key - was confirmed by Community Manager zh1nt0 in September.

If you buy the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor, you'll get a key for the beta of Battlefield 3. This beta is a different from the open beta!
First, there will be a seperate beta for purchaser of Medal of Honor, but no exact date were mentioned. Somewhere in August is most likely.
Second, there will be an open beta for everyone interested in September, without key. Community Manager zh1nt0 said via Twitter they "confirmed that during E3 and across all platforms".

Source: twitter.com/zh1nt0 - battlefield-3.org
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Minecraft - Details on Xbox 360

Markus Persson, also known as "Notch", the creator of Minecraft, revealed the first details of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft.

At E3 this year Microsoft announced an Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. Although it will base on the PC version, this Minecraft will be a whole new game to play on the Xbox 360. Also Kinect will be used to simulate the chopping down a tree for example. By the way, an iOS and Android version is in developement but PS3 and Wii U is not confirmed.

The whole interview here @ IGN

Source: gamecity
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Wii U Console for 2012

The new Wii U console will be released summer 2012.

During the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Nintendo unveiled the Wii U, and Sega's executive vice president of marketing Alan Pritchard talked about a possible release date. Alsthough this isn't confirmed yet, the release would be somwhere between spring and summer 2012. After analysing the techdemos of thee Wii U, experts said that it would run with 30 frames per second and had a resolution of 720p. So no HD will be supported - what Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, denied. The console would support a resolution of 1080p and would have the best graphics available compared to what's on the market, he said.

Another huge feature shall be the online expieriences the players could make. Further information weren't given by Nintendo so far, but nobody believes a real competitor to Playstation and Xbox.

Source: gamesaktuell.de
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[Review] Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns is about Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. If you play single player, you play either DK alone or DK with Diddy on his back. Two players are featured as well, one plays Donkey, the other Diddy Kong through the levels. There are over 70 levels and the game is challenging as hell! I thought it was a child's game (PEGI 0) but I had several problems and only succeded in each level after a few tries.

In the level there are puzzle pieces and the letters K, O, N and G hidden and if you manage to get the whole puzzle or the KONG you get pictures, soundtracks or other features achieved.

The story of the game: Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have a huge amount of bananas but evil forces from deep of a vulcano managed to steal them. And you have to get them back!


Conclusion: 87/100
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'Angry Birds' app for Console


For developer Rovio Angry Birds for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad was a huge success. It was downloaded over 50 million times. No surprise that Rovio wants to release this game for consoles, meaning Xbox 360, Ps3 and Wii as well. Release will be 2011, no further details are known.

In 'Angry Birds' you have a catapult and shoots with different types of birds (with different abilities) onto houses with pigs in it. They have stolen your eggs and that's they way you get them back.
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Black Ops: Most Pirated Game 2010


Call of Duty: Black Ops is the most pirated game in 2010. According to torrentfreak.com. Exactely 4,270,000 times since November 2010 for PC only. Incredibile! Including the consoles, there is a total of 5.2 million pirated Black Ops. Bad news for producer, publisher, and the whole game industry.
 
Source: torrentfreak.com
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New Super Mario Bros. Sales Record

Famitsu.com has reported that New Super Mario Bros. has crossed the six million sales mark. Excactely 6,015,255 units from the December 26 data.

It's the most sold game for DS and has done this within four years and seven months after the release May 25, 2006. The Wii version of the game has just reached four million sales.
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One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Trailer

Namco Bandai has just released the newest trailer of One Piece: Unlimited Cruise. Release of the game is Spring, 2011.

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Donkey Kong Country Returns Event

When Donkey Kong Country Returns was released in UK, Nintendo had an idea:
The first 20 people, who carried real bananas with them, could trade them for the game!


Source: GIGA
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Disney Micky Epic (Wii)

This launch trailer was released for Disney Micky Epic for Wii. For the people who don't know this game yet, it's a pretty good jump 'n' run game with Mickey as playable main character.
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GoldenEye: 007

The launch trailer of GoldenEye 007 (Wii and Nintendo DS) was revealed. The game will be released November, 5.



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Donkey Kong Country Returns - Co-op Trailer

Just saw the new co-op trailer of Donkey Kong Country Returns. Here it is:

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