Game Trailers: Top Ten Games In 2016 That Might Suck

Twenty Sixteen is looking like a bumper year for gamers, but of course there are going to be a few games that don’t quite live up to our high expectations. Game Trailers have put together a list of games that they believe might not live up to expectation and these include the delayed Star Fox Zero along with other big names such as Quantum Break for Xbox One and also Mighty No.9 which is coming to a variety of formats.

10. Star Fox Zero
9. Quantum Break
8. Mighty No. 9
7. The Division
6. Hitman
5. No Man’s Sky
4. Star Citizen
3. Ghost Recon: Wildlands
2. Mafia III
1. Battleborn

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Amazon Prime Members Save 20 Percent On New Games

If you’ve signed up to the lucrative Amazon Prime in the United States then you will be pleased to know that you can now save 20 percent on new video games. This also includes pre-orders which is rather handy. However, reports are coming in suggesting that the deal doesn’t apply to first party Nintendo titles. Without having Amazon Prime I can’t test this out. Some people seem to be having luck ordering Star Fox Zero and other titles though.

Thanks, Holonboy

Here’s This Week’s UK Charts

This week’s UK video game charts are now in thanks to GFK Chart Track. It hasn’t been a good start to 2016 for Nintendo as there isn’t a single Nintendo title in the entire top forty. That means no Splatoon, no Super Mario Maker and no Xenoblade Chronicles X amongst others. Here’s the best-selling video games this week in the United Kingdom.

01 (01) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (02) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
03 (03) PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (04) XBO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (09) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (07) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (10) PS4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
08 (08) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (11) XBO TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
10 (05) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
11 (06) XBO FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
12 (15) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
13 (14) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
14 (21) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
15 (16) PS4 JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
16 (12) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
17 (17) XBO JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
18 (19) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
19 (13) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
20 (35) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
21 (24) PS4 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
22 (18) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
23 (30) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
24 (23) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
25 (27) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
26 (22) 360 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (__) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
28 (32) PS4 UNTIL DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (37) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
30 (34) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
31 (29) XBO WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
32 (36) PS3 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
33 (28) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
34 (__) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (__) PS4 THE EVIL WITHIN (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
36 (31) PS4 NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
37 (33) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
38 (20) XBO RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
39 (__) PS3 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
40 (__) 360 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)

2016 starts the way 2015 ended with ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-68%) still on top in the All Formats Chart. With no new physical releases until later in the month familiar faces jostle for position within the Top 10. ‘FIFA 16 (-55%) climbs two places back to No2 moving ahead of fellow EA title ‘Star Wars Battlefront’(-66%), which is pushed down to No3. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (16,360 / -59%) moves up a place to No4 while ‘Fallout 4’ (-75%) slides two places to No5. ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege’ (-58%) is a non-mover at No6 but ‘WWE 2K16’ (-53%) climbs two places up to No7. Square Enix’s ‘Just Cause 3’ (-66%) is another non move at No8 but ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (-68%) is down to No9. A resurgent ‘Battlefield 4’ (-27%) re-enters the Top 10 continuing it’s week on week climb from the end of last year. It’s propulsion up the chart is fuelled by the ‘Gen 7’ formats with price promoted versions of both Xbox 360 & PS3 accounting for 97% of sales this week.

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Here’s The Nominees For The Games Developers Conference 2016 Awards

The prestigious 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards nominees have been announced and as you can see from the list below there’s some extremely fierce competition this year. There’s games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Splatoon, Super Mario Maker, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Bloodborne and many more!

Game of the Year

  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
  • Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Honorable Mentions: Her Story (Sam Barlow), Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 / Nintendo), Undertale (Toby Fox), Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo), Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix)

Innovation Award

  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 / Nintendo)
  • Undertale (Toby Fox)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)
  • The Beginner’s Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

Honorable Mentions: Rocket League (Psyonix), Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Steel Crate Games) Cibele (Star Maid Games), Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix), Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)

Best Debut

  • Studio Wildcard (ARK: Survival Evolved)
  • Toby Fox (Undertale)
  • Moon Studios (Ori and the Blind Forest)
  • Moppin (Downwell)
  • Steel Crate Games (Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes)

Honorable Mentions: Asteroid Base (Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime), Question (The Magic Circle), Thomas Happ (Axiom Verge), Dinosaur Polo Club (Mini Metro), MidBoss (Read Only Memories)

Best Design

  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/ Bethesda Softworks)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

Honorable Mentions: Her Story (Sam Barlow), Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 / Nintendo), Undertale (Toby Fox), The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt), Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Lara Croft: GO (Square Enix Montréal / Square Enix)
  • Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Downwell (Moppin / Devolver Digital)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • AlphaBear (Spry Fox)

Honorable Mentions: Prune (Joel McDonald), The Room Three (Fireproof Games), Subterfuge (Ron Carmel and Noel Llopis), Pac-Man 256 (Hipster Whale and 3 Sprockets / BANDAI NAMCO), Sage Solitaire (Zach Gage), SteamWorld Heist (Image and Form), You Must Build a Boat (EightyEight Games)

Best Visual Art

  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

Honorable Mentions: Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami), Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix), Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), The Order: 1886 (Ready at Dawn / Sony Computer Entertainment), Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room / Sony Computer Entertainment), Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

Best Narrative

  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
  • Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix)
  • Undertale (Toby Fox)
  • The Beginner’s Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

Honorable Mentions: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room / Sony Computer Entertainment), Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks), Until Dawn (Supermassive Games / Sony Computer Entertainment), Cibele (Star Maid Games), Soma (Frictional Games)

Best Audio

  • Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)

Honorable Mentions: Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks), The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt), Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix), SOMA (Frictional Games), Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment), Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

Best Technology

  • Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios / Square Enix)

Honorable Mentions: Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix), Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo), Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 / Nintendo), Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)

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UK: Wii U Game Sales Increased Slightly In 2015

The UK is one of the biggest video game markets in Europe so it comes as a surprise that less software for video game formats was sold in 2015 than it was in 2014. Software has tumbled 6% compared to the previous year. Interestingly both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One saw software sales increase by a large margin. Wii U software sales also slightly increased in 2015 but it was the decline in sales for older software such as that for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 which pulled sales down. One thing to note is the figures provided are for retail, and not for digital, which is currently booming.

UK Top 5, 2015

  1. FIFA 16 (Electronic Arts) – 2,516,079
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision Blizzard ) – 1,928,813
  3. Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks) – 1,126,929
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront (Electronic Arts) – 1,018,884
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive) – 998,726 / 6,010,432

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Kotaku List Their 12 Favourite Games Of 2015

Kotaku is one of the last big gaming publications to list their favourite games of last year. It was a bumper year for gamers and there’s one game that seems to be featured in the majority of end of year lists and that game is Splatoon. The games chosen by Kotaku are simply in alphabetical order but they deem these to be the crème de la crème of video games in 2015.

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • BoxBoy
  • Bloodborne
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Life Is Strange
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Transformers: Devastation
  • Undertale
  • The Witcher III

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Here’s This Week’s UK Charts

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. It’s an interesting week as there’s not a single Nintendo title in the entire top forty which is bound to be disappointing for Nintendo UK. No Xenoblade Chronicles X and no Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros amongst others. Anyway, here’s the best-selling video games in the United Kingdom this week.

The year ends with ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-39%) comfortably rooted to No1, making it five weeks at the top in 2015, a record only beaten by ‘FIFA 16’ which managed six weeks. There is also no change at No2 as ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ (-39%) remains popular, having stayed in the Top 3 since launch. ‘Fallout 4’ (-34%) finishes the year ahead of ‘FIFA 16’ (-54%), jumping one place to No3, while the phenomenally successful football game and biggest grossing game of 2015 has to settle for No4. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-32%) is a non-mover at No5, while ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege’ (-9%) moves back up to its highest ever chart position, climbing three places from No9 to No6. Ubisoft’s other Top 10 title, ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (-44%) holds on to No7 ahead of ‘Just Cause 3’ (-48%) at No8 and ‘WWE 2K16’ (-42%) at No9. ‘Forza Motorsport 6’ (-35%) keeps another Microsoft title, ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ (-36%) out of the Top 10 as both games climb two places with Forza charting one place ahead at No10.

01 (01) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (03) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
03 (02) PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (05) XBO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (04) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
06 (07) XBO FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
07 (09) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
08 (08) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (06) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (18) PS4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
11 (16) XBO TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
12 (13) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
13 (14) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
14 (10) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
15 (17) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
16 (11) PS4 JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
17 (15) XBO JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
18 (19) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
19 (12) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (23) XBO RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
21 (30) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
22 (20) 360 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
23 (36) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
24 (25) PS4 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
25 (22) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
26 (__) XBO GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION (MICROSOFT)
27 (34) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
28 (21) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
29 (29) XBO WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
30 (37) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
31 (26) PS4 NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
32 (35) PS4 UNTIL DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
33 (33) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
34 (__) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
35 (__) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
36 (24) PS3 FIFA 16 ELECTRONIC ARTS)
37 (__) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
38 (__) PS4 GUITAR HERO LIVE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
39 (__) XBO DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
40 (__) PS4 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)

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