LittleBigPlanet 2's been named among the nominations for the Children's BAFTAs
The Media Molecule developed PlayStation 3 exclusive is joined by stiff competition from Kirby's Epic Yarn, LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean and Pokemon Black & White. A number of PS3 titles have also been included in the Kids' Choice awards, with Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and FIFA 11 both getting the nod. For more..
Following Sony's decision to stream its GamesCom press conference to every corner of the Internet, EA has decided to follow suit
The mega publisher has announced plans to stream its press conference live on its website tomorrow. The company's briefing kicks off at 15:00PM BST, and will be streamed through here. Expect some Syndicate, a lot of Battlefield 3, and presumably a couple of nods towards..
To be fair -- not much else launched in the UK last week to challenge Zumba Fitness' unbeatable reign
There was movement elsewhere however. Cars 2 climbed into second, while Call Of Juarez: The Cartel sticked to the top three. Elsewhere there's really not much else to say: regular favourites DiRT 3, FIFA 11 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops all charted. Someone topple Zumba Fitness, please. Zumba..
Zumba Fitness is top of the UK sales charts this week
The PlayStation Move-enabled fitness title has dethroned genuine game of the year contender, Portal 2. Video games, sigh. Mortal Kombat finished up in third, while Call Of Duty: Black Ops lingered in fourth. Elsewhere, Operation Flashpoint: Red River was joined by a bunch of ever-green titles, such as FIFA 11, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars..
We imagine there are plenty of chuffed faces around EA UK this morning -- no less than four of the publisher's games occupy the top ten this week
Crysis 2 is still at the number one spot, with new release Shift 2: Unleashed a few spots behind in fourth. Elsewhere for EA, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 took the sixth spot, while FIFA 11 continues to do gangbusters in eighth. Presumably the biggest story..
Not much to say from a PlayStation perspective on this week's UK multiplatform software sales charts
It's another commanding week for Nintendo's mini-monsters RPG franchise, as Pokemon Black and White occupied the chart's top two spots. EA's Fight Night Champion debuted in third, while balls-to-the-wall FPS Bulletstorm leap-frogged Sony's Killzone 3 which dropped from first to fifth place this..
Both Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm had strong first week showings according to the UK sales charts, propping up the first and second positions respectively
We had a lot of love for both games in our reviews, which can be found here and here for your convenience. Call Of Duty: Black Ops rounded out a triple-header of first-person shooters, with FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 left making up the top five. The..
There's a lot of movers and shakers in this week's UK sales charts, but nothing really of notable discussion
Dead Space 2's continued its reign aloft the UK sales charts for a second consecutive week, beating out the usual convoy of FIFA 11, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 has kept its head in the top ten, finishing up in fifth position..
Unsurprisingly Dead Space 2 has topped the UK sales charts this week, destroying the numbers of its predecessor by a good 70 percent
And people wonder why publishers release sequels rather than new IP. Speaking of which, Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 continued its dally with the top of the charts, finishing this week in a respectable second position (and top of the PlayStation 3-only charts)..
We nearly called it and then we were like, nah, too crazy. Who'd have thought Call Of Duty: Black Ops would become the UK's best selling game of 2010? Our money was on the Nintendo Wii's Just Dance. We were close. That came in second. But blimey. Black Ops — crazy that. Gran Turismo 5 fared pretty well, coming third on the PlayStation 3 chart, while Red Dead Redemption and FIFA 11..
FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 are still the UK's favourite games
Probably because no games have released since before Christmas. All that changes this week though: new video games actually release. It's going to be interesting to see where DC Universe Online ends up charting — we feel like the game's beta has pumped some real positive feedback around the title, but we'll still be surprised if it..
The people of Britain like Call Of Duty: Black Ops
How do we know? It's back at the top of the UK sales charts. Again. Y'know what else British people like? Football. Not the kind that's played with eggs, the kind that's played with balls. Football. Yup, FIFA 11's right at the top of the UK sales charts too. In fact, you know what, these charts never really change. Sure there's the appearance of..
Last week's leader, Gran Turismo 5, is back down to the number four slot this week in the UK weekly sales charts
Call Of Duty: Black Ops reclaimed its place at the top of the charts, with FIFA 11 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood all sitting above Sony's racer. Ubisoft's Nintendo Wii dance games claimed two of the top ten spots, with a bunch of other Wii titles joining Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit..
It's testament to the strength of Call Of Duty that Black Ops suffered an 85% drop in sales last week, while Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood enjoyed the franchise's biggest launch in the UK -- yet still ended up finishing second in the British sales charts
The excellent Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was also unable to rival Call Of Duty, landing in third. The rest of the chart is by-the-numbers. FIFA..
Call Of Duty: Black Ops has topped the UK sales charts selling a whopping 2 million units in its first week. Interestingly, the PlayStation 3 managed to command a 44% share of the sales — surprising given Call Of Duty's strong ties to the XBOX 360 fanbase. The usual suspects of FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 occupied the top three, while a bunch of casual Kinect software fleshed out the top..
The UK charts paint a bizarre picture this week
Apparently Britain still loves football (both Football Manager 2011 and FIFA 11 occupy the chart's top two spots), but it seems there's not quite the same love for 007 at the moment. Activision's Wii-exclusive Goldeneye reboot only managed to reach the thirteen in the charts, while Blood Stone debuted way down in the 18th spot. PlayStation Move..
FIFA games have been coming out for the past 18 years
This year, with FIFA 11, EA Sports has passed the 100 million games sold milestone. They are some impressive numbers. FIFA 11 sold 2.6 million copies after just five days on sale. To celebrate, EA's giving away their "Ultimate Team" card-trading DLC for free. Traditionally the DLC comes as an extra charge, but this year you'll be able..
Not much change in the UK sales charts this week
Fable III's topped the charts apparently. Y'know, we're in a little PlayStation bubble here, but we still like to consider ourselves savvy about the industry in general. We had no idea the Fable franchise was a big deal. Conceptually it's actually always appealed, but there are always so many reports about the franchise failing to deliver on its..
Medal Of Honor's stormed straight to the top of the UK sales charts, knocking FIFA 11 into the number two spot
Just Dance 2 jumped into the number three spot, with Wii Party and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 rounding out the top five. The full chart's after the jump. We reckon Medal Of Honor will stick around for a good few weeks. Medal of Honor (Danger Close-DICE, EA) FIFA 11 (EA Sports, EA) Just..
Are we going have to buy a factory's worth of Enslaved stock? After that ending we need the game to be profitable enough for Ninja Theory to develop a follow-up
But the first week's sales aren't looking overly promising. Well - perhaps we're exaggerating. Breaking the top ten at this time of year is hard work. So both Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow and Enslaved deserve a huge pat on the back for..
FIFA 11's jumped straight to the top of the UK sales charts this week, achieving the third biggest video game launch in UK history
The title overthrew its predecessor to take the crown, falling just short of records set by Modern Warfare 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV. Unit sales are up 21 percent over the previous title, with revenue up 36 percent. Basically it's making lots of money for EA. Sports..
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One of the big new additions to FIFA 11 this year is the ability to play as a goalkeeper
We had some reservations about the new mode but it actually sounds like quite good fun. Movement is handled with the left-stick, while diving is performed with the right. There are a number of on-screen visual aids in order to get you into position and make sure you're covering the goal. It actually sounds..
EA Sports has finally dished the dirt on the upcoming FIFA 11 at their GamesCom press conference
The biggest new headline announcement is the ability to play as the goalkeeper in new 11v11 online team play. Elsewhere, EA were keen to hammer home the points of refinement, personality and improved passing. FIFA 11 looks to be all about improving on the quirks of the previous games, rather than..
We're a few weeks away from gamescom now, when one can assume that FIFA 11 will be completely blown wide open
We know the game's a few months off, and we know that Kaka's the global cover-star. This trailer seems like a grab at mind-share more than anything. It's almost like, "HEY, YOU LIKE FIFA DON'T YOU!?! WELL, DON'T FOGET THERE'S ANOTHER ONE COMING OUT REAL SOON. ENJOY THIS 30 SECONDS OF..
EA's confirmed that Real Madrid "superstar", Kaka, will grace the cover of FIFA 11 worldwide
Apparently, the midfielder is thrilled about this news. Ive always been a fan of EA SPORTS and especially the FIFA series, he "said" in a totally-not-canned press release. Being on the FIFA 11 cover is a great honor for me since very few players have this opportunity, and there have been..
EA's confirmed that FIFA 11 will launch in Europe on October 1st
The Americans will get it a few days earlier on September 28th. They think football is played with the hands though, so y'know. EA's also revealed one of the game's new features. The Creation Centre allows you to create players and teams using a web-based application on FIFA's official site. You'll be able to give players distinctive..
Are you loving the sound of vuvuzelas or detesting them? FIFA 11's got you covered either way
One of the game's newest features will allow you to tweak custom audio settings. Users will be able to upload sound clips — "Fivvvve Cantonas" — and mix them into the stadium ambience in accordance to events in the match. Which is basically amazing.
EA's released a new developer video which highlights FIFA 11's new Personality+ features
The new features' purpose is to give variation between players of different skills, and the tech demos EA have to show off are very impressive. One example shows a player of low skill turning on the ball and scuffing his shot into the ground, where a more skillful player is able to turn and volley the ball into..
FIFA games are really, really good
Seriously, ever since FIFA 08 (roughly), EA Sports have been on a roll with the franchise. The thing is, FIFA screenshots are really, really boring. This first screen from FIFA 11 is no exception. It's Chelsea vs. Arsenal. It's John Terry. Wooohooo.
Fifa 10 has sold pretty darn well
Pretty amazingly well actually. EA claim that the game is the fastest selling sports game of "all time"; selling 1.7 million copies in its first week. EA also went on to describe the game as their biggest "European launch in history". The high sales figures can probably be attributed to the...