Monthly Archives: June 2014

UK chart: Sniper Elite 3 hits the mark

UK chart: Sniper Elite 3 hits the mark

The “rough diamond” Sniper Elite series makes the most of a quiet summer with new entry Sniper Elite 3 – “a solidly enjoyable mid-tier action videogame” – topping the UK video videogames chart.

This week’s other notable new entries are Grid Autosport in seventh, and a new Transformers movie tie-in videogame in 12th.

Watch Dogs is still second and last week’s leader, EA Sports UFC, third. Titanfall is fourth, Wolfenstein fifth and FIFA 14 sixth.

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Has Hype For The Order: 1886 Dwindled Since The Delay?

Has Hype For The Order: 1886 Dwindled Since The Delay?
Ever since the videogame was officially delayed, it seems like the hype has died down considerably. The question is if or not this is only temporary…

Analyst: Destiny Could Be The Biggest Game Of 2014

Analyst: Destiny Could Be The Biggest Game Of 2014
Bungie's highly anticipated title could sell between 10 and 15 million copies, and it might even outstrip the new Call of Duty. The "Ordometer" say so.

The Rise and Collapse of Yoshinori Ono

The Rise and Collapse of Yoshinori Ono

Every Sunday we bring you a selection from our archive, a feature you could have originally missed or just couldbe would like to read again. This week, it’s Simon Parkin’s profile of Capcom’s Yoshi Ono, the hard-working producer behind the revival of the Street Fighter series. The piece was originally published in June 2012.

Rumours of Yoshinori Ono’s death have been awesomely exaggerated. As we sit together in the lobby of a Roman hotel, three weeks after his release from hospital, Street Fighter’s creative custodian has a healthy red glow to his chubby cheeks while the irrepressible smile that has made him the approachable face of his employer Capcom in recent years is undiminished.

But appearances can be deceiving and Ono’s sudden illness in April 2012 was both unexpected and important. His employer’s reluctance to issue a statement only compounded rumours. Indeed, his attendance here at Captivate, the company’s annual video videogame showcase, was entirely unexpected, even to many of Capcom’s own employees who remain as much in the dark as to the truth of the matter as Ono’s fans do.

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Ben’s Week In Review: June 29

Ben’s Week In Review: June 29
There's a reason why so many filmmakers appreciate Hideo Kojima's work, I can't wait for that First Light DLC, and I've got time to play catch-up.

Sunday Meditation: Can Gamers Get War Weary?

Sunday Meditation: Can Gamers Get War Weary?
The nation is tired of years of real life war. Can this general disposition transform our biggest FPS experiences?

Far Cry 4 Preview: Wingsuits, The Himalayas, And Thou

Far Cry 4 Preview: Wingsuits, The Himalayas, And Thou
The new Far Cry is shaping up to be the most dynamic shooter adventure. It'll feature plenty of awesome weapons and super slick gadgets and vehicles.

Robbaz’s Evil Hideout & Gaming Setup

Computer Specs: http://robbaz.com/?page_id=157 Pictures: http://imgur.com/uhahHwg Macgyver Modded Portrait Monitor: http://i.imgur.com/yIENhfs.jpg Planning for world domination. Facebook: http://ww…