Resident Evil 7 Ships 2.5 Million In First Week

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Resident Evil 7 Ships 2.5 Million In First Week

Capcom announced that it has shipped more than 2.5 million copies of Resident Evil 7 to retail worldwide across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

To put that number in perspective, let's look back at Resident Evil 6. A few days after its Oct. 2, 2012, release, Capcom announced that it had shipped 4.5 million copies of the game. There were about 150 million PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles around worldwide at the time, compared to the roughly 75 million PS4s and Xbox Ones in homes today. It's not the most elegant comparison, but proportionally it appears RE7 is keeping pace with its last-gen counterpart.

Thanks in part to the release of Resident Evil 7, Capcom says the series has sold a combined total of 75 million copies since its 1996 debut on PlayStation. 

Overwatch Continues To Grow, Now Over 25 Million Players

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Overwatch Continues To Grow, Now Over 25 Million Players

Some people might be sick of hearing about Blizzard’s expertly-balance hero shooter (I'm one of them), but the game’s sales certainly haven’t slowed down any.

This might not be as ceremonious as when Overwatch hit 20 million players last October and we got Halloween loot boxes, but it's impressive to see how Blizzards newest IP continues to grow. The company celebrated with a virtual fireworks display on its twitter account. If you're still on the fence about Overwatch, maybe our review will convince you to check this game out.

The world needs heroes, and over 25 MILLION have answered the call!
The fight for the future isn't over yet, though... Are you with us? pic.twitter.com/aVoON7QwMB

Overwatch's Bastion May Be Getting Buffed

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Overwatch's Bastion May Be Getting Buffed

Everyone's favorite beeping booping robot may be getting a tune up soon, according to a post on the official Overwatch forums.

The stationary turret of doom is often considered a huge problem for new players to get around, but after a few games people start to learn that a target that can't move is really easy to destroy.

Principal designer Geoff Goodman states in a post that they're actually working on some changes right now and that they're testing things internally, but there's no set timeline as to when Bastion's changes may go into effect.

QuakeCon 2017 Heads To Dallas August 24-27

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QuakeCon 2017 Heads To Dallas August 24-27

Dates for this year's QuakeCon have been announced, with the event taking place August 24-27 in Dallas, TX. The event is open to the public and admission is free.  As one of the largest and longstanding LAN parties in the US, QuakeCon has also upped the ante by providing news, announcements, and features for upcoming Bethesda titles. Expect to see plenty of some of their upcoming games (especially Quake Champions) at QuakeCon.

Our TakeGiant LAN parties are somewhat of a relic of PC's past before we could just play on great connections all the time, dragging around huge towers to play Quake, Age of Empires, and more in rooms full of friends. I mean, it sure beat playing on 56k dialup when Mom could ruin everything by calling up one of the neighbors. QuakeCon and other large LAN events are an awesome reminder of PC gaming history and are awesome, and I'm quite certain we'll be inundated with announcements, trailers, and sneak peeks for upcoming Bethesda games as well. These events are usually a ton of fun and I love going to them, it's always really important to not spill your Big Gulp or plate of chicken tendies when you get hit with a quad-damage in the face, though. 

Former Rockstar Royalty Leslie Benzies Announces New Game Project

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Former Rockstar Royalty Leslie Benzies Announces New Game Project

Former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies (Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption, GTA Online) is looking to Amazon Lumberyard for his next project, working title Everywhere.

“I am proud to have been part of past advancements in gaming,” says Benzies ,“but I am even more excited about what we have in store for the future. The working title of this new game is “EVERYWHERE” and the vision is long term,with the capacity to develop and grow forever. Our goal is to create a platfom where players can be entertained, and also entertain others while blurring the lines between reality, and a simulated world.”

In addition to Benzies, other high-caliber former-Rockstar talent is on the team, including Colin Entwistle and Matthew Smith.

First Image Surfaces From Oddworld: Soulstorm

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First Image Surfaces From Oddworld: Soulstorm

The upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm unveiled a photo today that will inevitably have fans pondering and hanging on for the next clue. The follow-up to Oddworld: New'n'Tasty, Oddworld: Soulstorm tracks Abe from his beginnings and the overthrow of RuptureFarms. Without food, water, shelter, or supplies, Abe and his cohorts must find a way to survive in the aftermath of the revolt.

Olddworld: Soulstorm is scheduled to arrive int he second half of 2017. For more, head over to the official Oddworld:Soulstorm website.

Our TakeThe Oddworld games are a unique remnant of platformers long past to me, and I'm always interested, and a little excited, to see what's next for them.  

Obsidian Announces Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire

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Obsidian Announces Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire

Recently Obsidian Entertainment teased a new title called Project Louisiana. While some hoped it would be a return to the Fallout universe, it's actually Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – a sequel to the studio's acclaimed isometric, party RPG from 2015.

The game makes use of the decisions and actions from the first title if you've played it, and charges you and your party (featuring new and returning companions) with hunting down the god Eothas, who has returned from the dead from beneath your keep at Caed Nua.

Deadfire takes place in the world of Eora in the Deadfire Archipelago, which introduces a new culture. The citizens here lead their own lives, and this influences the different quests they give you depending on where and when they are. Similarly, the game's fluid weather system has its own effects.