Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ben’s Week In Review: August 31

Ben’s Week In Review: August 31
I'm concerned that No Man's Sky will be far more size than substance, I like the idea of co-op in RPGs, and I'm all about Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition.

Behind-the-scenes video basks in Geometry Wars 3’s glow

We don’t envy Lucid Games – the studio has a passionate fanbase to appease when it launches Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions this fall on XBox 360, XBox One, PS3, PlayStation 4 and PC. Fortunately, Lucid houses senior developers from currently-defunct series creator Bizarre Creations, and it’s clear that the team has some ideas on how to progress from 2008’s GW2: Retro Evolved.

In a behind-the-scenes feature posted after the break, Lucid Co-Founder Nick Davies and Creative Director Craig Howard describe what they have in mind for Dimensions, including boss battles, 3D battlegrounds and head-to-head multiplayer. Check the video to get a glimpse of those elements in action and to get reacquainted with your neon-hued geometric rivals!

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Tearaway started life as a fleshy finger game

Tearaway is best kcurrentlyn as a videogame of delightful paper craft with fragile and playful characters. But in its first iteration, the videogame’s main character wasn’t made of paper at all — it was the player’s fleshy finger.

Speaking at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Media Molecule’s community manager James Spafford detailed the three main iterations the videogame went through to arrive at the final version, which launched on the PlayStation VITA in 2013.

citing to Spafford, the first version of the videogame was inspired by the role fingers play in gaming. Players already use their fingers to push buttons and swipe screens to make things happen in videogames, so what if they could actually push their fingers into the videogames themselves?

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Wii U Tops 7 Million Sold Worldwide

The Wii U, the first eighth generation home console released, has sold more than seven million units worldwide. This figure makes it the second bestselling console, behind the PlayStation 4 and ahead of the XBox One. It has taken the Wii U 21 months to reach this milestone.

Sales for the Wii U had been poor for most of the year with weekly sales of around 30,000 units for much of the year. However, since the release of Mario Kart 8 in May the console has remained above 50,000 units sold every week and has sold nearly one million units in three months.

There has been seven videogames that have sold more than one million units for the Wii U and more than 28 million videogames sold at retail. The bestselling videogame is New Super Mario Bros. U which has sold 4.18 million units. Nintendo Land has sold 3.10 million units, Mario Kart 8 2.58 million units, Super Mario 3D World 2.23 million units, New Super Luigi U 1.70 million units, Wii Party U 1.34 million units, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 1.04 million units.


A life-long and avid videogamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let’s Plays and guides. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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GET REKT (Garry’s Mod Prop Hunt)

What is Prop Hunt? "Prop hunt plays like hide and seek but you can become smaller or bigger by picking a certain sized prop. Also, it has a lot more killing in it. In Prophunt, there is a…

Grand Theft Auto 5’s PC version will get an updated soundtrack

The PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One editions of GTA 5 appear to be getting a soundtrack update, according to a voice actor for one of the videogame’s fictitious radio stations.

Yesterday, Cara Delevingne, who stars as the host of the Non Stop Pop FM channel in the videogame, tweeted a picture of herself arriving at Rockstar’s studios “to update my GTAV radio station Non Stop Pop FM for new versions coming this Fall!” Rockstar Games’ official account then retweeted the message. Earlier it posted its own picture of Delevingne (above), with the message “coming soon …”

The PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One versions of GTA 5 were announced at E3 2014; no release date for them has been given.

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