Madden Leads August Software Sales While Monster Hunter Creeps Back In Behind It

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Madden Leads August Software Sales While Monster Hunter Creeps Back In Behind It

The August data for U.S. video games are in from the National Purchase Diary, which tracks retail and some online sales depending on the publisher. August is traditionally known as the month where Madden releases and acts as a harbinger to a deluge of other games that didn't see fit to release in the early Summer months and this year is no exception.

Madden NFL 19 topped the list this year in software sold, making it the best launch month for a Madden game since Madden NFL 13 in 2012. While both debuts were huge, as a general rule, Madden tends to be the top game every August consistently except for the two years where NPD calendar's included it in September.

Madden, it turns out, is actually the only new listing of the top five this year. Monster Hunter World clawed its way back to the second spot thanks to the PC release, further solidifying Capcom's monstrous success with the game. Rainbow Six Siege jumped up six spots from the previous month, thanks partly due to aggressive free-play campaigns by Ubisoft and multiple eSports tournaments centered around the game.

Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Announced For PlayStation 4 And PC

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Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Announced For PlayStation 4 And PC

Late last night, Tri-Ace announced that their PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 RPG Resonance of Fate will be getting a 4K/HD Edition for PlayStation 4 and PC.

The sci-fi fantasy RPG was first released in 2010 and caught a lot of attention with its flashy and strategic combat. The game was originally published by Sega, but the company confirmed to us that they licensed the title to Tri-Ace for the HD remaster.

The 4K part of the title refers to the PC and PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements, while the base model will run the game at 1080p. All versions will run at 60 frames per second.

Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Announced For PlayStation 4 And PC

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Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition Announced For PlayStation 4 And PC

Late last night, Tri-Ace announced that their PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 RPG Resonance of Fate will be getting a 4K/HD Edition for PlayStation 4 and PC.

The sci-fi fantasy RPG was first released in 2010 and caught a lot of attention with its flashy and strategic combat. The game was originally published by Sega, but the company confirmed to us that they licensed the title to Tri-Ace for the HD remaster.

The 4K part of the title refers to the PC and PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements, while the base model will run the game at 1080p. All versions will run at 60 frames per second.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend Announced

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend Announced

If you've wanted to play Ghost Recon Wildlands and just haven't had the time or inclination to pick it up, or are worried you might not stick with it long enough to justify the price, then Ubisoft is offering a free weekend to help solve those problems.

Play Ghost Recon Wildlands FREE this weekend and get access to a ton of Year 2 content. Keep your progress and get the game for up to 60% off!

The free weekend begins on September 20th at 12:00 a.m. PDT and ends for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 24th at 10:00 a.m. PDT. PC ends a day earlier on September 23 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Players will have access to the entire game, including the single-player open world and all the multiplayer during those times.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend Announced

about X hours ago from
Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend Announced

If you've wanted to play Ghost Recon Wildlands and just haven't had the time or inclination to pick it up, or are worried you might not stick with it long enough to justify the price, then Ubisoft is offering a free weekend to help solve those problems.

Play Ghost Recon Wildlands FREE this weekend and get access to a ton of Year 2 content. Keep your progress and get the game for up to 60% off!

The free weekend begins on September 20th at 12:00 a.m. PDT and ends for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 24th at 10:00 a.m. PDT. PC ends a day earlier on September 23 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Players will have access to the entire game, including the single-player open world and all the multiplayer during those times.

Netflix Producing A Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Series

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Netflix Producing A Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Series

The well-loved and critically-acclaimed 2005 Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender is getting a live-action reimagining on Netflix, the streaming company announced today.

All that exists alongside the announcement is a single piece of concept art showing a silhouetted Aang petting his air bison Appa in an icy field. It is likely that the project is extremely nascent and the deal was only recently signed, so a product probably won't arrive for a few years.

The cartoon series spawned a movie directed by Sixth Sense director M. Night Shamylan in 2010, which was financially successful but infamously critically panned. Shamylan tried to tone down the series' humor for the movie but ultimately was unsuccessful in his goal.

Netflix Producing A Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Series

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Netflix Producing A Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Series

The well-loved and critically-acclaimed 2005 Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender is getting a live-action reimagining on Netflix, the streaming company announced today.

All that exists alongside the announcement is a single piece of concept art showing a silhouetted Aang petting his air bison Appa in an icy field. It is likely that the project is extremely nascent and the deal was only recently signed, so a product probably won't arrive for a few years.

The cartoon series spawned a movie directed by Sixth Sense director M. Night Shamylan in 2010, which was financially successful but infamously critically panned. Shamylan tried to tone down the series' humor for the movie but ultimately was unsuccessful in his goal.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Releasing Next Month On PC, Consoles In December

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Releasing Next Month On PC, Consoles In December

A few weeks ago, Witcher developers CDProjekt Red announced that they were separating Gwent's single-player campaign out from the card game's client as a standalone release titled Thronebreaker. Since details were so scarce, not many expected that the excision would be quite so prompt, with CDPR confirming an October 24 release date for PC and a console release on December 4.

Thronebreaker was developed to be the single-player campaign for Gwent, itself spun-off from the side activity in the Witcher III: The Wild Hunt. According to CDPR, the campaign got too big to simply be a side thing for Gwent and is being released with "The Witcher Tales" as a subtitle. It is unclear if this means a new brand categorization that allows for further spin-offs within the Witcher universe.

Gwent itself is coming out of beta on October 23 on PC, one day ahead of Thronebreaker, and the same day as Thronebreaker on consoles. 

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Releasing Next Month On PC, Consoles In December

about X hours ago from
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Releasing Next Month On PC, Consoles In December

A few weeks ago, Witcher developers CDProjekt Red announced that they were separating Gwent's single-player campaign out from the card game's client as a standalone release titled Thronebreaker. Since details were so scarce, not many expected that the excision would be quite so prompt, with CDPR confirming an October 24 release date for PC and a console release on December 4.

Thronebreaker was developed to be the single-player campaign for Gwent, itself spun-off from the side activity in the Witcher III: The Wild Hunt. According to CDPR, the campaign got too big to simply be a side thing for Gwent and is being released with "The Witcher Tales" as a subtitle. It is unclear if this means a new brand categorization that allows for further spin-offs within the Witcher universe.

Gwent itself is coming out of beta on October 23 on PC, one day ahead of Thronebreaker, and the same day as Thronebreaker on consoles. 

If Bard’s Tale IV Is A Hit, Brian Fargo Will Buy Back Interplay

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If Bard’s Tale IV Is A Hit, Brian Fargo Will Buy Back Interplay

The founder of inXile studios, Brian Fargo, recently tweeted out that he’d buy back the studio he co-founded in 1983 if The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep sells over two million copies in 18 months.

In an interview with Variety, Fargo said that he was entirely serious about the idea stating that “fans have been requesting me to bring back my old Interplay games for years and this would be the most amazing way to make that happen.”

Going bankrupt and then announcing that it would be selling off its IP in 2016, Interplay introduced the world to such acclaimed titles as Fallout and Baldur’s Gate.