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The March National Purchase Diary, or NPD, sales rankings have been released, showing that March's biggest releases have floated to the top. In terms of software, Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 topped the charts for March despite releasing late in the month and is now the top selling game of 2018 so far. Sea of Thieves followed behind, with MLB 18 and Kirby: Star Allies just behind that, making places 2 - 4 all console exclusives. Software is overall lower than last March, though that was also the launch of the Switch, which naturally was a higher month for software than a [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Gameinformer
The NPD Group released its report on the best-selling hardware and software for last month, with Far Cry 5 coming in on top. The best-selling hardware platform for March 2018 was PlayStation 4, but the best-selling console for March was the Nintendo Switch 32GB with Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con bundle. Of the top 4 best-selling games, three were exclusives, with Microsoft's Sea of Thieves coming in second place, followed by MLB: The Show on PS4 and Kirby Star Allies on Switch. Sea of Thieves "generated the highest launch month sales" for a Rare since NPD started tracking games in 1995. Here are the top [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: IGN
Neverwinter console players have new content to explore with the release of the latest module, Lost City of Omu. Players will be able to head to a new adventure zone, take part in Monster Hunts and Heroic Encounters, find a "smoothes level 60-70 progression" and the expanded Tomb of Annihilation Campaign. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: MMORPG.com
Kartridge, the upcoming digital store from the Gamestop-owned Kongregate, has announced their methods for revenue sharing with developers selling games on the service. For the first $10,000 of a game's sales, the developer gets 100% of the revenue from the sale. This had previously been announced as a timed promotion for developers, but has since been extended indefinitely. This is on a per-title basis, so developers with multiple games get it on every game. To encourage exclusivity, Kongregate extends that number to $40,000 for exclusive content with a 90% share going to developers. Developers can opt out of exclusivity when they want, [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Gameinformer
Kartridge, the upcoming digital store from the Gamestop-owned Kongregate, has announced their methods for revenue sharing with developers selling games on the service. For the first $10,000 of a game's sales, the developer gets 100% of the revenue from the sale. This had previously been announced as a timed promotion for developers, but has since been extended indefinitely. This is on a per-title basis, so developers with multiple games get it on every game. To encourage exclusivity, Kongregate extends that number to $40,000 for exclusive content with a 90% share going to developers. Developers can opt out of exclusivity when they want, [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: Gameinformer
If you've been looking at Earthlock, a new adventure RPG inspired by 90s era JRPGs, but have been wondering if it's the game for you, you're in luck. Snowcastle Games has just announced that it has released a free PC and Mac demo on Steam. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: MMORPG.com
The Fractured team has sent out a full 15-minutes of pre-alpha gameplay that showcases both the exploration ("hike") and combat ("slash") that players can expect when venturing through the game world. The video features a look at a 1km x 1km procedurally generated map complete with a look at some of the environmental design and ARPG combat. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: MMORPG.com
The Legends of Aria Roadmap has been updated with the exciting news that the team will be deploying a couple of patches and then heading into "what [they] call "open beta"" sometime in June! The team feels that the game is at the stage where "we need to start addressing the issues we can only find with lots of people" and to help with that cause, free trial keys will be available much more freely. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: MMORPG.com
The World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth beta has officially kicked off with Blizzard devs indicating that more players will be invited over the course of the coming weeks. Players logging into beta will find the ability to copy live server characters to the beta, the full 120 level cap, special beta forums and no further character wipes for the duration of the beta. [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: MMORPG.com
The April Xbox update officially begins rolling out for all Xbox One owners starting today, bringing with it a number of changes to the service. The update adds several new video and display options, additional ease of use settings, new functionality for Mixer users, and more. A complete rundown of all the added features and updates is available on the Xbox Wire. The April Update adds Auto Low-Latency Mode (ALLM) for Xbox One, which will notify compatible displays when players jump into a game, causing the screen to switch to low latency video mode, sometimes called game mode. For players using AMD Radeon [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Source: IGN