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Division keeps on truckin

The Division has best-selling week one for any new IP

The Division shares its DNA with a lot of Ubisoft games but it is technically not a sequel and it isn't exactly based on existing property (despite the "Tom Clancy's" in the title). That makes it a "new IP."  And this new IP went beyon...   read

 
 
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The Division

The Division breaks launch day records for any Ubisoft title

So Tom Clancy’s The Division is doing really well for itself. According to a press release from Ubisoft, the game has had the most launch-day sales for any Ubisoft game ever, breaking the record set by Watch Dogs two years ago. It als...   read

 
 
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 already shattered one Steam record*

Less than 24 hours after release, Fallout 4 holds one of Steam's most coveted records. Well, kind of. It holds that record if you don't count other games that constantly beat out Fallout 4 and every other game. At the time of...   read

 
 
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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's soundtrack is being released on vinyl

Plenty of people didn’t for various reasons, but I absolutely loved pretty much every second of The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. One of the key things that made my time with that game so enjoyable was Je...   read

 
 



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Steam player record

No Halloween plans? Steam hits new user record over weekend

Steam is continuing its trend of increasing concurrent players and breaking past service records every few months. Just in June it was exciting to see Steam hit 10 million users using the service at the same time. This Halloween marked a ne...   read

 
 
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Steam

10 million of us were logged onto Steam on June 14

Steam hit 10 million concurrent users on the weekend. That's concurrent, you guys - 10 million people all on Steam at the same time, just before midday (PT) on June 14, 2015. Most of us were playing Dota 2, Counter-Stri...   read

 
 
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GTA V

GTA V now holds Steam's record for concurrent players*

A lot of people eagerly awaited Grand Theft Auto V's debut on PC, and those same people turned up to play it as soon as they possibly could. When the game finally released on Steam yesterday, more than 300,000 players simultaneously transpo...   read

 
 
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Three-hour Dota match

Record breaking competitive Dota 2 match lasts over 3 hours

Dota matches have a reputation for becoming grindy slogs, but I'm pretty sure they aren't supposed to resemble the intractable grind of WWI trench warfare. On Friday a qualifying match between competitive teams Cloud9 and SFZ stretched on f...   read

 
 
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This guy caught 'em all in Pokmon Red and Blue quicker than you'll ever hope to

Back in Pokémon's heyday, it was difficult enough to catch 'em all with legitimate friends, additional cartridges, and link cables, let alone do it in record time. One talented 21-year-old speedrunner from Ohio who goes by the name ...   read

 
 
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New Guinness Game Editio

Guinness' Gamer's Edition 2015 lets you know how to make mom finally love you

Wanna know what you have to do to be the best? The new Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition hosts a diverse listing of various gaming records. Wanna have the largest Tomb Raider memorabilia collection in the world? You...   read

 
 
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Caitlin Oliver goes for a new Splatterhouse record LIVE

A lot of people cite Super Metroid as the first game that showed them how tense and isolated videogames can make them feel. For me, that realization came four years earlier when I picked up Splatterhouse on the Turbografx-16. Like Supe...   read

 
 
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Pokemon X and Pokemon Y sold 4 million in 2 days

4 million in two days? Yep. That's Pokemon for you. Nintendo's first worldwide Pokemon launch was a success. They report that that Pokemon X and Pokemon Y managed to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe, and The Americas this...   read

 
 
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EVE

CCP releases statistics for largest EVE Online fight

Last weekend, we reported on a battle that was taking place in EVE Online. At the time, it wasn't hard to see that it was the literal largest battle that had ever taken place in the game since it launched back in 2004. Developer CCP has ana...   read

 
 
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D3 Player earns world first Hardcore Inferno completion

It appears that after official confirmation from Blizzard community manager Bashiok, Canadian Diablo player Kripparian (with assistance from Krippi) is the first person to complete Inferno Mode on Hardcore in Diablo III. What that means (f...   read

 
 
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Trials Evolution sets new record for day-one XBLA sales

The people at Ubisoft who made the decision to pick up Trials developer RedLynx probably had a pretty terrific weekend. It was recently revealed that Trials Evolution broke the record for "highest grossing day-one sales" among Xbox Live Arc...   read

 
 
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Gamer endures 16 hours of DDR for a Guinness World Record

[Update: As expected, the endless cycle of record breaking continues onward. While we aren't going to report on every incremental change until the end of time, we will point out that Travis Houk played DDR X2 for 40 hours and 2 minutes las...   read

 
 
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November NPD: Xbox 360, Call of Duty, Skyrim lead sales

As usual, this past November saw the launches of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed games in recent memory. Nothing was going to top Call of Duty, of course; in fact, that mammoth franchise showed continued growth, with Moder...   read

 
 
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Modern Warfare 3 breaks records, makes $775 million

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has broken entertainment records across the board, making over $775 million worldwide within five days. The previous record was set by Black Ops at $650 million. Records have been broken on Xbox Live...   read

 
 
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FIFA 12 nets 2011's best launch at 3.2 million sales

EA Sports' venerated FIFA franchise is continuing its tradition of staggering success with another monster year in 2011. The newest installment of the series, FIFA 12, has scored unprecedented sales numbers with an estimated 3.2 million cop...   read

 
 
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AMD breaks world record with 8.429 GHz chip

AMD and its arch rivals have been duking it in the field of CPU dominance for years. Back in the day, you could reel off a number like 1.8 or 2.2 GHz and proclaim your rig was "better" than your mate's. With the invention of dual core and ...   read

 
 
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Highest gamerscore record holder surpasses 600,000 points

The current world record holder for the highest amount of Gamerscore on the Xbox 360 has just hit the 600,000 mark. Raymond Cox, better known by his Xbox LIVE Gamertag as "Stallion83," is on a mission to reach 1,000,000 Gamerscore. His las...   read

 
 
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Khalid Eternal Nigh

Tomorrows AoTD is all written up and set to Give you a hint: Its about something black and

 
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Yes! Victory for Team Marie!! In Europe at

 
Dwavenhobble

Hey the shooter was crazy you cant blame their Religion for making them think what they were doing was ok *not long after* Hey the shooter played video games as a hobby, clearly theyre to blame for the shooting not the shooter being fucking nuts

 
Flegma

The nostalgia effect when you retype a game from a magazine after 30 years and the sprites dont have the same graphical flaws from the last time (extra pixels lit, the game then just doesnt FEEL the Warts and all = the games

 
OrochiLeona

My Theron as Carol Danvers dreams have crumbled away like Brie :(

 
Sr Churros

Also, havent used Blender in ages, but I remember really liking Ive been teaching 3DS Max for a Game Dev course, and now that I went back to holy crap, it feels as counter intuitive as it gets!

 
Sr Churros

Went to check out if brazilians were flooding the French Pokémon Go announcement tweet, and my predictions were Nice to see so many people asking it but holy shit do they all really need to be THAT rude?

 
Dwavenhobble

Any-one who doesnt go to see Suicide Squad is a who has to ask why is also clearly a Racist and needs to educate

 
Rad Party God

Yeah! 40 minutes into this mission in Guild Wars 2, Im about to face the final boss! Ive killed many dragons, Im so fucking ready, YEAH! BRING IT ON BABY! *lost conection to server* Kicked me out of the game? I have to do it all over again!??

 
Fuzunga

So Tara Strong was walking around Comic Con today dressed as Harley and absolutely nailed People apparently were asking to take pictures not even realizing it was

 

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