Rumour: Treyarch Apparently Teased Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3

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Everyone’s favourite Call of Duty developer Treyarch have apparently teased on Twitter that they are hard at work on the third Call of Duty: Black Ops video game. The team is said to have posted the tweet, that you can see above, and then apparently deleted it. It would make sense for them to be working on Black Ops as it’s their franchise. Let’s hope that if it’s legitimate then this one comes to the Wii U as Advanced Warfare skipped the platform last year.

Thanks, Niko

Twitch Has Suffered A Security Breach And Says To Change Your Passwords

Bad news today for fans of Twitch as the company has confirmed that it has suffered a security breach and advises users of the service to change their passwords. Twitch has now expired all login information and when you next go to the site you’ll be prompted to change your password. The company says that it’s only certain accounts that have been compromised. Still, it’s not good news.

Playtonic Says We Know What Rare Is Working On, And They May Even Collaborate In Future

Playtonic, the promising ex-Rare developers behind Project Ukulele, have been interviewed by The Guardian. There’s a wealth of information contained within the interview, especially about Rare of the past and of the present. Interestingly one of the former staff members says that Microsoft gave Rare more freedom than they had with Nintendo. You can read the full interview, right here.

“I still chat to them, I know what they were working on when I left last year,” says Playtonic’s studio head, Gavin Price, who worked for Rare for 20 years, having joined as a tester in the 1990s. “It sounds really good.”

“I want them to do well,” says Price. “They’re mates and we left them behind to come and do this. I’m looking forward to what they’re doing next – people will be really happy to see it.” Asked whether it would be a Kinect-focused title, like the studio’s other recent projects, he replied: “I can’t say for sure what they are or aren’t doing with that piece of hardware that Microsoft isn’t supporting much anymore.”

The team has also talked about including a vast range of non-player characters in Project Ukulele, who will then star in their own spin-off titles. Intriguingly, they have even expressed an interest in working with Rare again in some capacity. “You never know, there are some good old mates of ours down the road, they may might want to do a little multi-studio collaboration,” says Price. “We’re just going to be open minded. We’re not trying to look too far ahead. We’ll make the right decision when we get there.”

“For me, it was more about [Rare founders] Tim and Chris Stamper leaving,” says Playtonic technical director Jens Restemeier, who worked at Rare handling handheld conversions of key titles. “There was no sense of progression about what the company was going to do from that point on. The story people want to hear is that Microsoft came in and destroyed everything. It wasn’t like that. They gave us freedom, almost more freedom than Nintendo gave us.”

UK Charts: Mario Party 10 For Wii U Arrives At Number Four

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. It’s been a busy week for video games as there has been a number of new releases. Battlefield Hardline took the number one position and was followed by Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. What was surprising is that Mario Party 10 for Wii U managed to secure fourth place despite mixed reviews. It just goes to show how popular the Mario Party series is with consumers. Here’s the UK top forty charts for this week.

01 (NE) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
02 (NE) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (NE) PS4 FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
04 (NE) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
05 (02) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (01) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (NE) 360 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (03) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (NE) XBO FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
11 (NE) PS4 RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 2 (CAPCOM)
12 (07) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (05) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
14 (NE) PS3 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (08) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (22) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
17 (13) PS4 THE ORDER: 1886 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
18 (09) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (10) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (15) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
21 (12) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
22 (11) 3DS THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK 3D (NINTENDO)
23 (NE) XBO RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 2 (CAPCOM)
24 (25) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
25 (20) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
26 (17) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
27 (33) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
28 (NE) PC BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
29 (30) PS3 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
30 (19) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
31 (21) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
32 (23) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
33 (06) PS4 DMC: DEFINITIVE EDITION (CAPCOM)
34 (29) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
35 (14) XBO EVOLVE (TAKE 2)
36 (__) 360 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
37 (__) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
38 (35) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)
39 (34) 3DS SUPER SMASH BROS. (NINTENDO)
40 (36) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 32K And Wii U Sells 7K

This week’s charts are now in from Japan courtesy of Media Create. There were a few notable releases this week including Mario Party 10 which made its debut in fifth place. The best-seller this week was Yakuza 0 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 which took the top spot. On the hardware side of things it was the PlayStation 4 which was the best-seller followed by the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Yakuza 0 (Sega, 03/12/15) – 145,823 (New)
  2. [PS4] Yakuza 0 (Sega, 03/12/15) – 90,506 (New)
  3. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 76,760 (New)
  4. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star After Secret (Broccoli, 03/12/15) – 67,237 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 50,212 (New)
  6. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 33,448 (426,408)
  7. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kuro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 25,494 (New)
  8. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 15,941 (381,702)
  9. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix, 02/26/15) – 14,744 (319,473)
  10. [PSV] Haruka naru Jikuu no Naka de 6 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 13,601 (New)
  11. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 11,701 (2,539,885)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 10,768 (2,559,923)
  13. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco, 02/19/15) – 10,406 (299,945)
  14. [PSV] Higurashi When The Cry Sui (Kaga Create, 03/12/15) – 9,879 (New)
  15. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 6,965 (2,180,208)
  16. [PS3] Winning Post 8 2015 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 6,943 (New)
  17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 6,100 (2,498,432)
  18. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo, 03/05/15) – 5,993 (19,277)
  19. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2015 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/15) – 5,933 (New)
  20. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 5,729 (39,423)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 33,826 (33,753)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 20,103 (19,757)
  3. New 3DS LL – 19,668 (21,402)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,221 (7,645)
  5. New 3DS – 7,164 (7,661)
  6. Wii U – 7,054 (7,379)
  7. 3DS – 2,666 (2,566)
  8. 3DS LL – 2,590 (2,321)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 688 (621)
  10. Xbox One – 307 (445)

 

Here’s The Official Trailer For Pixels Which Features Donkey Kong And Pac-Man

You can now rejoice as we’ve finally got the official trailer for the forthcoming Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage movie, Pixels. There’s a whole bunch of iconic video game characters featured in the movie including Donkey Kong and Pac-Man and it does look fairly good. The official story for the movie is as follows:

When intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.

Warner Bros Is Apparently Bringing Out LEGO Toys-To-Life Game This Year

It seems as though Warner Bros and LEGO could well be bringing out their own toys-to-life title to compete against Disney Infinity, Skylanders, and amiibo. The game is rumoured to be in development at Travellers Tales and is due for release sometime later this year. LEGO is an extremely lucrative brand so this should provide some real competition to what’s currently out there. The LEGO game will launch alongside a range of compatible LEGO figures.