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..
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..
We've already voted on our game of the year, and we picked Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
It appears that the Academy Of Interactive Arts And Sciences agrees with our opinion, having nominated the Naughty Dog developed PS3 exclusive for a whopping 12 awards. The final awards will be dished out at the annual DICE summit in Las Vegas on February 9th...
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..
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..
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..
An eagle-eyed Battlefield 3 player has spotted what looks like a hint at developer DICE's next game
An Easter egg hidden deep within Wake Island — which ships as part of the the game's Back To Karkand expansion pack — shows the number 2143 scrawled on a wall. Alone it means nothing, but fansite BF3Blog points out that DICE has a habit of revealing future sequels in existing games. Way back in..
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...
Thought you were good at Battlefield 3? You haven't seen anything yet
Embedded after the jump is one of the greatest kills we've ever witnessed in a multiplayer game. No exaggeration. If you do nothing else today, make sure you watch this clip.
The debut Battlefield 3 expansion pack, Back To Karkand, is available now from the PlayStation Store
If you purchased a specially marked limited edition copy of EA and DICE's destructive shooter, then the DLC is yours to download for free. Everyone else will need to stump up a reasonable £11.99 / $14.99. In order to celebrate the DLC's release, EA has released a brand new trailer showing off the..
Are you ready to head 'Back To Karkand'? No time to think soldier, you're going anyway
Publisher EA has confirmed that Battlefield 3's debut expansion pack will launch on PlayStation 3 as soon as December 6th. That's a week earlier than on other platforms, as promised by the publisher at launch. The pack's comprised of four maps from previous Battlefield games, all remastered in Battlefield 3's..
It might be struggling to topple Activision's latest Call Of Duty title, but EA's Battlefield 3 is certainly no slouch
Chatting at the Baird Technology Conference yesterday, EA financial gaffer Eric Brown revealed that Battlefield 3 has sold a ridiculous eight million copies. According to Brown, the publisher has shipped 12 million copies of the game to stores. Expect it to sell through much of..
The official Battlefield 3 Twitter account has announced plans to launch the latest edition of its client update on PlayStation 3 tomorrow
PC players received the same update last week, which improves a variety of issues with the game across single-player and multiplayer. We've listed the full extent of the fixes after the jump. Feel free to moan in the comments if your favourite exploit has been..
EA has deployed a brand new trailer for Battlefield 3's upcoming Back To Karkand DLC pack
The footage focuses on the Gulf Of Oman map, and puts a big emphasis on vehicular combat. Boom, boom, boom. The DLC's set to launch next month. Hit the jump to check the map in action.
After a messy month or so culminating in a class-action lawsuit, EA has announced that it will give Battlefield 3 players on the PS3 a free copy of Battlefield 1943 as originally promised
The bonus was announced earlier in the year at E3, but was mysteriously absent from retail copies of the game. EA said that it was offering PlayStation 3 players a window of exclusivity on all Battlefield 3's DLC..
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..
Sometimes things go to far. And this is an example of that. Law firm Edelson McGuire has filed a class action lawsuit against EA regarding the removal of Battlefield 1943 from PS3 copies of Battlefield 3. Those with strong memories will remember the additional incentive was promised during Sony's E3 press conference back in June. But only recently we found out that the added extra was not..
EA's released a brand new trailer for Battlefield 3's upcoming Back To Karkand DLC pack
The trailer focuses on the Strike At Karkand map, but finds time to show off some of the DLC's additional weapons too. The content's due out next month for £11.99 / $14.99.
The only real surprise to this week's UK sales charts is that despite its $400 million opening, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did not manage to outsell its predecessor's first week
In fact, according to Chart Track, sales were down by 1.5 percent on Black Ops. Someone get on the blower to Bobby Kotick quick. Thankfully, revenue was up by 1.6 percent. Ridiculously, Modern Warfare 3 moved "just..
If you're one of the "hundreds of offending" Battlefield 3 cheaters then don't expect to hop online for a quick game this evening. Chances are your account has been blocked and all your statistics with it. EA has said it has "zero tolerance" for those exploiting the game, and is "determined to punish the players who play without integrity". Unfortunately,..
Microsoft's XBOX 360 continued its North American domination throughout October, leaving the PlayStation 3 sitting behind
It was a big month for multiplatform software, with Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12 and RAGE all appearing in the top five. Surprising, huh? Sony touted a 5% increase in software sales for the year, and also announced that inFamous: Festival Of Blood had become the..
Water is wet
Fire is hot. And EA has confirmed Battlefield 4. After the staggering early sales reports for Battlefield 3, it was never in doubt that there would be another entry in the DICE developed first-person shooter. And that's exactly what EA's Frank Gibeau has announced upon the unexpected back-drop of a college campus. "There is going to be a Battlefield 4," the suit splurted,..
When a lot of people criticised the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up for being too Western oriented, we were right there with them
Who in Japan would want to play Uncharted: Golden Abyss? If the sales performance of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is anything to go by, then a lot of people. Media Create's released its weekly sales figures for the Japanese region, showing Naughty Dog's latest..
The launch for Battlefield 3 has been a rocky one
Servers have been up and down like a jack-in-the-box, with players left wondering if there is a fault at EA's end or elsewhere. In order to alleviate issues, the publisher has now set up a Battlefield 3 server status page — an online destination which alerts players whether the servers are officially running or not. As trouble shooting goes, it's..
It was always going to be a tough ask for the single-format Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to topple the massively hyped multiplatform Battlefield 3 -- but the Naughty Dog developed exclusive hasn't quite managed the monumental task, winding up in second on this week's UK sales charts
It's not all bad news though, Uncharted 3 saw a 37 percent increase in sales over its predecessor, which is a great..
As gamers we're constantly drawn towards fresh and shiny things
We're sure a lot of Battlefield 3 owners are looking wistfully at that currently unattainable copy of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 lingering on the horizon. But EA doesn't want you to leave its game — at least not yet. So it's hedging its bets that this 'Back To Karkand' DLC trailer will keep you hooked on Battlefield 3. At least..
EA's signed a cross-marketing partnership with Dr
Pepper to release some exclusive DLC for Battlefield 3 this week. Those that purchase a specially marked bottle of Dr. Pepper will score a redeemable code for a variety of in-game Battlefield 3 goodies. This includes PlayStation Home avatars, multiplayer skins and special edition dog-tags. We're pretty keen on the Rebecca Black themed dog-tag..
This is actually somewhat staggering
EA has announced that according to internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold more than five million copies since its launch last week. The most amazing thing is that it's the biggest launch in the publisher's history. Like, ever. So far players have executed 73 million saviour kills, 48 million revives, and destroyed 67 million vehicles. Who else loves..
Given the ten million copies EA shipped, it would have been more surprising if Battlefield 3 didn't take the top-spot of this week's UK sales charts
The heavily anticipated DICE developed shooter has toppled last week's winner, Batman: Arkham City, to claim the number one spot in a largely familiar top-ten. Activision's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure continued its assault up the chart, jumping from..
Battlefield 3 is now available in the UK, after launching earlier in the week in North America
In order to celebrate the game's release, EA figured it was appropriate to drum up some publicity. So it sent some tanks and an APC into the centre of London. We hope you're not missing the connection. (Just in case: Battlefield 3 is a military game and tanks are military vehi--oh you do get it? Why..
Well, it's not Call Of Duty numbers
But bloody nora, Battlefield 3's early sales figures are still mightily impressive all the same. EA has announced at the company's Q2 sales briefing that it has shipped 10 million copies of Battlefield 3 (which launched this week in North America and Europe). The company as a whole was bolstered by strong sales in its sports sector — with the likes of FIFA and..
Forget every big boxing bout of the past 50 years
The head-to-head between Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this Christmas is the only one that matters. And the competition is so fierce that not even the Paris Games Week can pick a winner. The best shooter award was, well, a tie. Seriously. Both Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took home the gong. Elsewhere, Sony..
"You're on crack," Battlefield 3 gameplay designer Alan Kertz responded to a fans' criticism of changes made to the game's control system since the beta
"There's been no controls changes since the beta." Joking or not, tempers are clearly fraught at developer DICE as the studio was clearly pushed to meet the game's pre-Call Of Duty release window.
Full Games Battlefield 3 (£49
99/69.99) inFamous: Festival Of Blood (£7.99/9.99) Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean The Videogame (£31.99/39.99) Pixeljunk Sidescroller (£6.29/7.99) Ra-One (£10.99/13.99)</ul><strong>Demos</strong> Grease Dance Demo Ratchet & Clank All 4 One Multiplayer Demo Minis Open Emotion...
Despite being announced at E3 earlier in the year, PlayStation 3 copies of Battlefield 3 will not include a free copy of downloadable title, Battlefield 1943
Instead, PS3 owners will get each of Battlefield 3's expansion packs a week early. For most Battlefield fans, that will probably be a fair trade — after all, we've already played 1943 to death. Someone should have probably mentioned..
We know. You're sick of hearing about Battlefield 3. You're bored of first-person shooters. You hate modern military combat. And you just wished your favourite gaming websites (!?) would write about something, anything, other than Battlefield flippin' 3. Right? Right. But one last thing before we properly stop posting about Battlefield 3 for good for 12 hours. EA's released the full..
Not sold on Battlefield 3 yet, despite its impressive sales numbers? No problemo
We've got the game's opening mission running on PlayStation 3 hardware embedded after the jump. It's suitably bombastic. (And pretty.) Catch it after the jump, and decide if you're going to join those three million other gamers who have pledged day-one support to the modern military first-person shooter. [Thanks CVG]
Toss out that "two million" pre-order figure we posted previously
To celebrate the game's release in North America today, EA's announced that the game's final pre-order figures were in the three million tally — though it's unclear whether this sum applies to just the US or worldwide. Presumably the latter. Either way, you should probably assume that the game's going to do absolute gangbusters..
Hundreds of GAME and GameStation stores across the UK will open their doors on Thursday evening to run midnight launches for Battlefield 3
EA's hotly anticipated first-person shooters is destined to be one of the biggest games of the year, and the retailer group is seemingly well prepared. You can peruse the full list of participating stores through here and here. Hint: there'
Seasoned video games analyst Michael Pachter has pulled out his crystal ball for the months ahead, predicting that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will sell twice as many copies as its rival Battlefield 3 during the fourth quarter of 2011
Chatting with Forbes, Pachter predicted that Modern Warfare 3 will sell about 16 million units during the fourth quarter of 2011, with Battlefield scooping up a..
We know Danger Close has been working on a sequel to Medal Of Honor for a good year now
It seems that EA's strategy to conquer Call Of Duty is to release iterations of Medal Of Honor and Battlefield on alternate years, and true to our prediction EA has teased the latest version of Medal Of Honor inside US copies of Battlefield 3. There's really not much to say about teaser. It essentially shows a..
Much has been said about Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-release
But now it's time for the games to deliver. It's DICE's turn first, and to get you in the mood the EA owned developer has released a trailer from the game's single-player campaign. We know it's running on a technical juggernaut but... Good grief. The game's out next week on PS3.
Not entirely sold on the third-entry in Bioware's space opera series Mass Effect 3 yet? No, we're kind of not either
But if you're planning on picking up Battlefield 3 — you know, because Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield are totally comparable series — then you'll get early access to Mass Effect's hotly anticipated multiplayer mode some time in January. Thankfully the demo will not just include..
Battlefield 3's proved just how fickle gamers can be
The game that could do no wrong at this year's E3 has been hit by a huge backlash after a "disappointing" beta. But regardless of the upswings and troughs, DICE has come out all guns blazing with a breath-taking multiplayer trailer that shows off each of the game's multiplayer maps. This is some seriously breath-taking stuff. Watch it..
Battlefield 3 pre-orders are at about "a couple of million", EA's product manager Kevin O' Leary has revealed on US television
Chatting with FOX Business, O' Leary commented that the game is tracking "very, very well". "[We've got] a couple of million out there. We already announced some great numbers so far. [There's] a couple more weeks to go, and were very excited. You can..
DICE has revealed the final five mutliplayer maps for Battlefield 3 on its Battleblog website, bringing the game's total roster to nine
According to product manager Tommy Rydling, the final selection represents "the best of the best, the maps that shone the brightest in our playtests, and the ones that combined bring out everything we want both veteran and new Battlefield players to..
If you're worried that invisible floors and missing textures might make it into the final version of Battlefield 3, don't
DICE has said its aware of the bugs present in the Battlefield 3 beta and that they will be resolved in time for the game's full release later in the month. It wasnt like when things surfaced in the beta we were caught by surprise and started fixing the main game,"..
Blimey, oh riley
Talk about clipping. The latest Battlefield 3 commercial includes nothing but noise. We suppose that'll grab the attention of unexpected TV viewers. But really, our ear-drums are actually hurting.
Sledgehammer Games' gaffer -- and former Dead Space top-man -- Glen Schofield has dismissed any rivalry between Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, insisting his competition lies with Modern Warfare 2
For those unclear, Sledgehammer Games is working alongside the depleted Infinity Ward to prepare Modern Warfare 3 for release this Holiday. EA's been pretty vocal about its intentions..
Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu has told The Guardian that the game's current beta test is lacking vehicles because it is
.. well, a beta — the insinuation being that it's a real test rather than a glorified demo. "We ran the alpha tests with a Rush map and we wanted to have some sort of reference so we could compare results so we needed to have more-or-less the same map," he..