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News: UK Sales Charts: Rayman Origins Stages Miraculous Comeback

UK Sales Charts: Rayman Origins Stages Miraculous Comeback

Just call it the comeback king; despite looking down and out when it launched on PlayStation 3 last year, Ubisoft Montpellier's cracking Rayman Origins has broken into the UK multiformat top-ten for the first time since its release

No doubt propelled by a slew of retailer discounts, the pretty platformer managed to climb ahead of Bethesda's RAGE to finish up in ninth on this week's best-selling..

News: Bethesda Details Latest Skyrim Patch, Confirms 'Long Term Play Optimisations' For PS3

Bethesda Details Latest Skyrim Patch, Confirms 'Long Term Play Optimisations' For PS3

It's been a long road, but Bethesda finally appears to be on the verge of correcting many of Skyrim's biggest troubles on PlayStation 3

In a detailed patch note, the publisher has promised that the upcoming version 1.4 will bring with it "long term play optimisations for memory and performance" on the PlayStation 3. In short: the game shouldn't stutter like an out of gas car once the..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Tops For The Fourth Week In A Row

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Tops For The Fourth Week In A Row

FIFA 12's still top of the league, after shutting out fierce competition from Just Dance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to hold onto the top-spot for a fourth consecutive week

Shooty favourites Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rounded out the top five — while Zumba Fitness reclaimed its grip on the UK, posting two titles in the top ten. We may have to dig up the old image if..

News: December NPD: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dominates, Industry Declines

December NPD: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dominates, Industry Declines

The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3

99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..

News: Bethesda To Solve Skyrim Issues With Next PlayStation 3 Patch

Bethesda To Solve Skyrim Issues With Next PlayStation 3 Patch

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim should have got more love on this website than it did

We adored Bethesda's sprawling RPG, but couldn't wholly recommend it due to the slew of technical issues that the game experienced at launch. Sure, it's easy to overlook the odd frame-rate stutter or two — but Skyrim brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "technical inconsistencies". Despite the quality..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts

Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running

With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There was still space for id's RAGE though, which rocketed..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Dribbles Its Way To The Top, Modern Warfare 3 Shoots Into Second

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Dribbles Its Way To The Top, Modern Warfare 3 Shoots Into Second

FIFA 12 headed into the festive season at the top of the UK sales charts, according to Chart Track's list of the top selling software for the week leading up to Christmas Eve

EA Sports' footie sim increased its sales by up to 34 percent in order to drive its way to the top of the charts, while Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also saw a big enough boost to shoot its way into second. Just Dance 3..

News: UK Sales Charts: Skyrim Scoops Christmas Number One

UK Sales Charts: Skyrim Scoops Christmas Number One

It's practically unprecedented for a game not published by EA or Activision to scoop the UK Christmas number one, but after a slew of heavy discounts and promising offers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has broken tradition

The Bethesda published RPG toppled Just Dance 3, to finish up in first. That pushed Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into third. The excellent FIFA 12 finished up in fourth, while..

News: Bethesda Ships Ten Million Copies Of Skyrim

Bethesda Ships Ten Million Copies Of Skyrim

There are ten million copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in the wilderness, Bethesda has confirmed

The game has netted the publisher $650 million in sales since its release last month. Hopefully the publisher can spend a bit of that money fixing up the partially broken PlayStation 3 version. “We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world,”..

News: Bethesda Planning 'Meaty' DLC Add-Ons For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Bethesda Planning 'Meaty' DLC Add-Ons For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

How are you getting on with Skyrim? Assuming you've got past the horrendous technical issues -- that cause the game to lag and stutter on PlayStation 3 once your save-file reaches a certain size -- then we anticipate that you've just about managing to scratch the surface, right? Bethesda doesn't care if you've already got a quest list as long as your arm, as the publisher has started to share details about the game's forthcoming DLC

Game director Todd Howard told Joystiq that the expansion packs will be "meaty". But he clarified that, be..

News: UK Sales Charts: Skyrim Topples Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

UK Sales Charts: Skyrim Topples Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Our expectations are getting shattered at every opportunity at the moment

Firstly, we never expected Naughty Dog to be behind Sony's new PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last Of Us. But it is. And now this: Skyrim has toppled Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK sales charts. We thought Call Of Duty was a lock at the top for the rest of the year. The Bethesda RPG got heavily discounted around the..

News: November NPD: Call Of Duty & Skyrim Top The Software Charts

November NPD: Call Of Duty & Skyrim Top The Software Charts

It was a monster month for software releases in November

Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out on top. But despite the high profile roster  of software releases — and growth in unit sales across the board — NPD analyst Anita Frazier warned that "a decline in average retail price in all categories" resulted in flat dollar sales..

News: Obsidian Entertainment Sheds Light On Game Destroying Skyrim Bug

Obsidian Entertainment Sheds Light On Game Destroying Skyrim Bug

"Where's your Skyrim review?" is a question we're getting asked quite a lot at the moment

The answer is that it's in limbo. Those of you that follow all the major PlayStation websites will already be aware of the game-breaking Skyrim bug, which essentially renders the PS3 version of the game unplayable. For those unaware, we'll provide a quick recap. Bethesda's latest fantasy adventure suffers from..

News: UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Lands Fourth Week At The Top

UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Lands Fourth Week At The Top

We told you Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn't going anywhere

The Activision published shooter has held its place at the top of the UK sales charts for four weeks now — and we doubt it's planning on relinquishing that spot anytime soon. With few new releases, FIFA 12 climbed into second, while Assassin's Creed: Revelations moved into third. Saints Row: The Third maintained its position in..

News: Explore Skyrim With An Enormous Printable Map

Explore Skyrim With An Enormous Printable Map

We have a rule: never read a novel with a map inside the front-cover

It's just not worth it. Thus if Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a novel, we'd avoid it like the plague. Thankfully, it's a video game, and a gigantic one at that. Indeed, Skyrim is so big that it's easy to get lost. And that's where the helpful folks at GameBanshee come in. They've produced an enormous printable map of..

News: Players Claim Skyrim Patch Is Available For PlayStation 3 Now

Players Claim Skyrim Patch Is Available For PlayStation 3 Now

Users on Bethesda's official forum are reporting that the promised patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has launched in parts of Europe

The 92MB fix is designed to solve stuttering issues that occur when players have invested a significant number of hours into the enormous open-world RPG, and initial feedback is positive. "Yeah, it fixed it," explained one jubilant poster. Bethesda's yet..

News: UK Sales Charts: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Clings On To Top-Spot

UK Sales Charts: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Clings On To Top-Spot

  Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has maintained its position aloft the UK sales charts

Despite seeing a sales dip of 41%, the Activision published shooter maintained its position at the top of the charts. Assassin's Creed: Revelations finished up in second, while the excellent Saints Row: The Third climbed up into third. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped down into..

News: UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Fights Off Assassin's Creed

UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 3 Fights Off Assassin's Creed

You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week

The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..

News: Skyrim Patch Coming A Week After Thanksgiving

Skyrim Patch Coming A Week After Thanksgiving

Terrified of your Skyrim save-file hopping over the dreaded 6MB limit? Bethesda's got your back -- but you're going to have to wait until the week after Thanksgiving first

(That's the week starting November 28th for everyone outside of North America.) According to Bethesda's Pete Hines a patch is in submission with Sony. No word on exactly what the patch contains, but we're expecting the publisher..