Uncharted 4 sales exceed 2.7M copies in launch week, setting a record

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Uncharted 4 sales exceed 2.7M copies in launch week, setting a record

Flying off the shelves

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is off to a great start commercially as well as critically: Worldwide sales during the game's first week of release topped 2.7 million copies, publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today.

That figure represents sell-through data — copies sold to consumers — for both retail discs and digital copies from May 10-16. Sony did not break out the sales numbers by region, but said that in North America, Uncharted 4 is now the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation 4 game ever.

Huge mod seeks to bring Seattle to the world of Fallout 4

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Huge mod seeks to bring Seattle to the world of Fallout 4

It's gonna take a long time to finish, though

An 18-member team is at work on an ambitious mod introducing a completely new region to the Fallout world through Fallout 4, though it is "several years away" from completion.

Fallout Cascadia, set in post-apocalyptic Seattle, aspires to offer a map roughly the size of Fallout 3, but with more quests and locations than the Far Harbor DLC just launched. The modders will release it for free.

Ori and the Blind Forest is finally getting a retail release

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Ori and the Blind Forest is finally getting a retail release

Find the Definitive Edition on PC in stores next month

Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to stores on June 14, thanks to publisher Nordic Games. In a press release, the company said it was working with developer Moon Studios and Microsoft, which originally published the game, on a boxed version of the Windows PC game.

"Since we released Ori and the Blind Forest, we've received many mails, tweets and requests from fans asking for a boxed retail release, so we're extremely pleased to finally make everyone's wish come true," CEO of Moon Studios Thomas Mahler said about the upcoming boxed sets.

E3 hosting first ever public event, E3 Live 2016

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E3 hosting first ever public event, E3 Live 2016

Get your free tickets now

E3 2016 will host an event open to the general public, the first in the expo's history. E3 Live 2016, according E3 Live 2016, according to its website, will be a free, three-day expo of its own, held June 14-16.

E3 Live won't take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the standard E3 convention is held. Instead, the ticketed showcase will be at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. PT on June 14 with gameplay demos, live music and dance contests, special appearances and more.

Overwatch's newest video brings you Soldier: 76 — but not Sombra

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Overwatch's newest video brings you Soldier: 76 — but not Sombra

But the spirit of 76 is uplifiting

Overwatch's last of four animated shorts reacquaints us with Soldier 76. This is either a spoiler or a time-saver: It doesn't bring you "Sombra," a rumored character that many fans of the new shooter had anticipated.

On Thursday a NeoGAF user put together an impressive string of clues that seemed to point toward a new character reveal. However, Overwatch's official channel today put out the Soldier: 76 flick, calling it "our fourth and final animated short for this season." So Sombra may have to wait until another time.

Lawsuit against fan-made Star Trek movie to be dropped, J.J. Abrams says

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Lawsuit against fan-made Star Trek movie to be dropped, J.J. Abrams says

Star Trek Beyond's director told Paramount to pull the suit, Abrams tells fans

A lawsuit brought by Paramount Pictures against a fan-made and funded Star Trek film is "going away," director J.J. Abrams told a crowd at a Star Trek fan event on Friday night.

Abrams, according to io9, told fans that Justin Lin, the director of Star Trek Beyond, was angered by the lawsuit Paramount Pictures brought back in December against Axanar Productions, which raised more than $1 million to film and produce Axanar, pitched as a prequel to the original Star Trek television series.

Wrecked by the big boys 15 years ago, veterans return to NASCAR video games

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Wrecked by the big boys 15 years ago, veterans return to NASCAR video games

Makers of NASCAR Heat 2002 return with NASCAR Heat Evolution this September

About a decade ago, Tom Dusenberry was in the pits of a New England speedway, getting set for a Saturday in the minor leagues of late-model stock car racing when he overheard two drivers talking about a third, a newcomer who needed to get himself in line. The rookie, who had just come up to their division, didn't know what the hell he was doing, and was going to get himself put into the wall.

The rookie was Dusenberry's son, Matt. Tom Dusenberry, who founded and sold Hasbro's first video games operation and made a couple NASCAR titles with it, was bankrolling his son's nascent racing career. "I'm sitting there, saying, 'You're gonna kill my kid,'" Tom recalled. "And you're going to cost me $10,000. Can you teach him another lesson?"

Five Nights at Freddy's sequel brings in a bunch of new scary puppets

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Five Nights at Freddy's sequel brings in a bunch of new scary puppets

Sister Location is due this fall

Today Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon put out this trailer for the game's sequel Sister Location, announced a month ago. It's slap-full of animatronic creep-out scares.

"Sister Location" is a reference to a companion franchise to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, the Chuck-E-Cthulhu joint serving as the pizza den of horrors for the original and wildly popular horror franchise on mobile and PC. So we're in for a new nemesis as well as takes on some familiar friends, from the looks of this trailer.

Monument Valley made $14.4M in two years, even with most downloads being free

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Monument Valley made $14.4M in two years, even with most downloads being free

Two years later, the princess Ida is walking on and on

Monument Valley developer Ustwo pulled in nearly $14.4 million of revenue in its first two years of release, the studio announced today, continuing its efforts to be transparent about the game's performance.

Ustwo offered the financial figures and much more information about Monument Valley in a Medium article. The infographic within represents data collected until April 3, 2016, the two-year anniversary of the game's debut. Ustwo spent a total of $1.4 million to develop Monument Valley and its Forgotten Shores expansion, which means that the studio has now made more than 10 times its investment.

Palestinian political platformer rejected by Apple App Store, 'not appropriate' for games

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Palestinian political platformer rejected by Apple App Store, 'not appropriate' for games

Its developer and Google Play say otherwise

Apple denied the politically charged platformer Liyla and the Shadows of War from making it onto the App Store because, according to its developer, the game "has a political statement." In a tweet, designer Rasheed Abueideh posted a response allegedly sent to him by Apple, in which the company explains how his submission doesn't qualify as a game.

"Please revise the app category for your app and remove it from Games, since we found that your app is not appropriate in the Games category," the letter reads. "It would be more appropriate to categorize your app in News or Reference for example."