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PlayStation outselling Xbox 3:1

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PlayStation outselling Xbox 3 to 1

Sony is selling three PlayStation consoles for every one Xbox console Microsoft is selling.

New figures published by GamesIndustry.biz show that Sony sold 3.5 million PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles in the first quarter of the financial year, ending June 30.

By comparison, Microsoft shipped 1.1 million Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles over the same period.

In addition, quarterly sales results in Sony's Games division were up 95.7 percent, largely on the strength of PlayStation 4.

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 swings into full development

Beyond Good & Evil 2 swings into full development

Ubisoft has finally confirmed that the much-loved 2003 classic Beyond Good & Evil will get a sequel, but not before the game's creator threatened to leave the company.

In a statement addressing the nature of Ubisoft Montpellier's current projects, the publisher said, "In many ways, BG&E is an inimitable game – it appeals to all generations of gamers and is an inspiration behind many of Ubisoft Montpellier’s past and future games."

"It’s still far too early to give many details about this new title, but what we can say is that while Michel and the team at Ubisoft Montpellier are working with the core tenets of BG&E, they’re developing something that aspires to push past the boundaries of a proverbial sequel and leverages next-gen technologies to deliver a truly surprising, innovative and exceptional game."

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Fez, Crysis 3, Metrico headline August PS+ offering

Fez, Crysis 3, Metrico headline August PS+ offering

The headlining games on PlayStation Plus are Fez, Crysis 3, and Metrico, Sony has announced.

Fez is coming to PlayStation 4, along with Spry Fox's roguelike puzzler Road Not Taken. Crysis 3 is a PlayStation 3 title of course, and will be joined by experimental exploration adventure Proteus. Vita owners get Metrico and Lego Harry Potter 5-7 Years.

All games will be available to download from August 7.

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Bungie details Destiny's six-player raids

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Bungie details Destiny's six-player raids

Bungie has finally opened up about Destiny's six-player raid content designed to challenge top level characters.

Speaking with IGN, Bungie's Luke Smith described raids as "one of the pillars of the game". Players will need to group with five other friends and there will be no random matchmaking as communication will be essential, he add.

"The activity is going to take you and your group of five buddies into a place that you’ve never been. A place that you will return to frequently. And demand of you things you’ve never even really been asked to do in a shooter before," said Smith.

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Destiny beta was the largest of a generation

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Destiny beta was the largest of a generation

More than 4 million people participated in the Destiny beta, making it the biggest ever for a new intellectual property, Activision has announced.

The beta, which began first on PlayStation consoles on July 18 and finished on all consoles July 28, was played by 4,638,937 unique players.

"This is the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date,” said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg. "Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat, so we’re thrilled to see the phenomenal response."

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Watch Dogs DLC will feature a new city

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Watch Dogs DLC will feature a new city

Ubisoft has announced that a new downloadable content pack for Watch Dogs will come this spring and feature a new city.

A tweet from the official Watch Dogs Twitter account mentioned that Camden, New Jersey, was now under surveillance.

Ubisoft confirmed the release window in a follow-up tweet.

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Sony passed on EA Access because it didn't see the value

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Sony passed on EA Access because it didn't see the value

Sony passed on EA’s recently-announced subscription service because it didn’t offer enough to gamers.

“We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” a Sony representative told GamesIndustry.

“PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price.

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Crytek sells Homefront to Koch, closes UK studio

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Crytek sells Homefront to Koch, closes UK studio

Crytek has closed its United Kingdom studio and sold the Homefront IP to Deep Silver parent company Koch Media.

Crytek UK was once TimeSplitters creator Free Radical Design, a studio Crytek acquired out of administration in February 2009. It worked on the multiplayer portions of Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 before contributing to Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome.

Since 2011, it had also been working on a Homefront sequel for publisher THQ. After THQ folded in 2012, Crytek purchased the Homefront IP so Crytek UK could continue developing the game on CryEngine. Deep Silver then got on board as publisher.

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Is Comet the codename for Assassin's Creed Rogue?

Is Comet the codename for Assassin's Creed Rogue?

A Swiss online retailer briefly posted a listing for a game called "Assassin's Creed Rogue" for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The listing has lead to speculation that Rogue the final title for the game previously referred to by the codename "Assassin's Creed Comet".

The listing has since been taken down, but not before users managed to get the screengrab above.

In an investor call earlier this month, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that this year's Assassin's Creed for last-gen consoles would be announced "soon".

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Dota 2 internationals attract 20 million viewers

Dota 2 internationals attract 20 million viewers

More than 20 million viewers from around the world tuned in to watch Valve's 2014 International Dota 2 Championship, the publisher has announced.

The 2014 event doubled its viewership over 2013, and concurrent viewers peaked at over 2 million, reports GamesIndustry.biz.

The event was aired on ESPN3, and Valve's Gabe Newell also appeared on ESPN2 to promote the Championship.

Friday 1 August


F1 2014 announcement trailer
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F1 2014 announcement trailer
Start your hype engines.
PlayStation outselling Xbox 3 to 1
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PlayStation outselling Xbox 3:1
Game sales also strong.
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Fez, Crysis 3, Metrico headline August PS+ offering
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Fez, Crysis 3, Metrico headline August PS+ offering
New Spry Fox title in there too.
Guild Wars 2 – The Dragon's Reach Part 1 trailer
Trailer
Guild Wars 2 – The Dragon's Reach Part 1 trailer
A dire threat to Tyria.
Trials Fusion – Riders of the Rustlands DLC trailer
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Trials Fusion – Riders of the Rustlands DLC trailer
More tracks, editor objects.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad trailer #2
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad trailer #2
Rule the skies.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Wraith trailer
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Wraith trailer
Introducing Celebrimbor.
Elite: Dangerous beta trailer
Trailer
Elite: Dangerous beta trailer
Get in, for a fee.
Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part Two trailer
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Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part Two trailer
VICE and Ubi in Nepal.

Thursday 31 July


The Last of Us Remastered launch trailer
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The Last of Us Remastered launch trailer
Out now.
Bungie details Destiny's six-player raids
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Bungie details Destiny's six-player raids
For groups of friends only.
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The Sims 4 - New Emotions trailer
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The Sims 4 - New Emotions trailer
Emotions where there were none before.
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Destiny beta was the largest of a generation
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Destiny beta was the largest of a generation
More than 4 million players.
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Watch Dogs DLC will feature a new city
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Watch Dogs DLC will feature a new city
In New Jersey.
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Crytek sells Homefront to Koch, closes UK studio
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Crytek sells Homefront to Koch, closes UK studio
Few remain at Crytek USA.
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Is Comet the codename for Assassin's Creed Rogue?
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Is Comet the codename for Assassin's Creed Rogue?
Swiss retailer lists product.

Wednesday 30 July


Win The Last of Us Remastered on PS4
Competition
Win The Last of Us Remastered on PS4
Four copies to give away!
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Dota 2 internationals attract 20 million viewers
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Dota 2 internationals attract 20 million viewers
Seems eSports is here to stay.
Opinion: EA's new subscription model lacks definition
Opinion
Opinion: EA's new subscription model lacks definition
Access to limited information.
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Dragon Age: Inquisition – Combat trailer
Trailer
Dragon Age: Inquisition – Combat trailer
Real-time and tactical combat presented.
Pure Pool – PS4 launch trailer
Trailer
Pure Pool – PS4 launch trailer
Rack 'em.
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