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New UK Sales Chart Released: F1 2013 Beats Out Wind Waker HD Remake

The latest edition of the UK Video Game Sales Charts has been released and sees formula racing game F1 2013 debut at 3rd place behind FIFA 14 still gripping onto #1 after landing there last week and Grand Theft Auto V maintaining its reign as the #2 highest selling game in the UK. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker manages to enter a very high position for a High Definition Remake as Nintendo releases the game to become the #4 highest selling game in the UK last week.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sits at #5 a considerable amount of time after release and the rest of the Top 10 are rounded out by Disney Infinity, NBA 2K14, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Just Dance 2014 from Ubisoft, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 which debuted at #4 and is published by Konami as a direct competitor to EA’s FIFA 14.

All formats
Week ending 5 October 2013
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 1
2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
3 F1 2013 CODEMASTERS
4 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER NINTENDO
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 3
6 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 6
7 NBA 2K14 2K SPORTS
8 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 7
9 JUST DANCE 2014 UBISOFT
10 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2014 KONAMI 4
11 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 8
12 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT. 5
13 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
14 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 15
15 DIABLO III BLIZZARD 9
16 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 11
17 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 10
18 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO 20
19 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 19
20 MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER EA GAMES

[Source: GP]

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Fox Asks “Do You Believe Video Games Cause Murder?” 98% Say No; Data Supports

The FOX News public has spoken. In response to a poll put forth by FOX, 423,556 votes have been cast. 98% of these voters have said that they do not believe video games can be to blame for mass murders. Only 1% said yes while the remaining 1% were not sure. This should be no surprise since any fair amount of logic applied tells you that underlying mental issues and bad parenting are to cause for mass homicide incidents. Violent film, books, and video games are consumed by hundreds of millions of Americans and yet the murder rate continues to go lower and lower over time according to the FBI’s publicly released records.

In fact, if you do the research the release of PlayStation 2 marked a major crime rate drop which was dropped even lower once Grand Theft Auto 3 released for the system. Both of those events can be seen correlated with the FBI’s own data in the graphs shown below. Next time somebody tries to tell you that there are studies or facts to support this absurd claim, link to them to this post so they can get some factual data on the situation.

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Pikmin 3 Debuts at #2 on UK Sales Charts; Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Still #1

Today’s announcement of the UK Sales for the week ending in July 27, 2013 have come in. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition shows no signs of slowing up as it moves from 2nd to 1st place putting the Microsoft published hard copy of indie-turned-mainstream hit Minecraft above newly released first-party Nintendo game Pikmin 3 which has landed in second place upon arrival. The Last of Us has slipped from 1st place to 3rd with Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. taking up 4th and 5th slots.

In other worthy mentions Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360 Classics is kicking into gear as it rises up the charts, likely signifying great anticipation for the fifth entry in the series set to arrive this September 2013, as it sits in 12th place currently up from last week’s 14th. To see the full UK Sales Chart released today by journalism resources GP, scroll below:

UK SALES CHART for Week ending 27 July 2013:
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 2
2 PIKMIN 3 NINTENDO
3 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT. 1
4 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO 4
5 MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM BROS. NINTENDO 3
6 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 9
7 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 6
8 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 8
9 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 10
10 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS 13
12 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 14
13 NEW SUPER LUIGI U NINTENDO
14 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 7
15 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
16 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 11
17 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES – LIBERTY CITY ROCKSTAR 17
18 DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 KOEI 5
19 BATTLEFIELD 3 EA GAMES
20 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 15

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GRID 2 Debuts at #1 for UK Sales Week Ending June 1, 2013

GRID 2 has debuted at #1 on the UK Sales Charts with Dead Island Riptide, Resident Evil Revelations, and Metro: Last Light still holding their own in the Top 10. Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360 Classics earned itself 19th place without even trying. View the entire chart below provided by GamesPress for media consumption of the UK Sales for week ending on June 1, 2013.

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRID 2 CODEMASTERS
2 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 2
3 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE DEEP SILVER 4
4 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 8
5 RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS CAPCOM 1
6 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS 6
7 METRO LAST LIGHT DEEP SILVER 3
8 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS NINTENDO 5
9 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
10 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 7
11 BIOSHOCK INFINITE 2K GAMES 18
12 LUIGI’S MANSION 2 NINTENDO 9
13 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 15
14 CRYSIS 3 EA GAMES
15 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS NINTENDO 10
16 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 20
17 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
18 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 11
19 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS
20 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM XBOX 360 CLASSICS

[Source: GP]

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Dead Island Riptide #1 in UK Sales Charts… Again

Dead Island Riptide released recently and has been doing more than just garnering lots of attention as it remains at the top of many sales charts including the UK overall video game sales across all platforms. Take a look at the top 5 below, and don’t forget to check out our full Dead Island Riptide Review if you haven’t already:

1 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE
2 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
3 TOMB RAIDER
4 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US
5 FIFA 13

[Source: GamesPress]

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Fox News Jumps on DICE for Attention from Anti-Gun Crowd, Ignores Blatant Statistics

In a deceptively “bloggish” looking post from Fox News yesterday the mainstream public was made aware of the decision for EA and DICE’s upcoming title Battlefield 4 to forgo using real world gun licensing for rifles such as the AK-47 and MP5 (among many, many others). This practice of licensing real world guns to enhance realism in missions saving the world from terrorists, demons, or just plain old evil and corruption overall (as with any hollywood film of similar nature) has been an industry staple for well over half of gaming’s legitimized existence.

In their report (found here), Fox News somehow manages to make it sound as if Battlefield 4’s removal of real life gun licenses is somehow a political conspiracy against anti- pro-gun lobbyist groups such as the NRA. Unsurprisingly, EA Games has stated that this has nothing to do with the decision, much like choosing whether or not to use NFL licenses has nothing to do with a strike or ban on football debate, but rather is a business decision in an overarching economic fiscal planning as EA’s many investors will surely demand.

I for one would like to know what kind of country this is turning into when gunmakers and game developers are under fire more than the individuals harvesting hate when there isn’t any causing negative environments in which kids are killing kids instead of acting like the other 99.999% of “normal” people in society and playing video games to escape reality, not interpret it.

A recent response from the gaming community including a female gaming commentator, who normally is a great speaker, in this case ended up blurting out knee-jerk reactions to certain media outlets that turned on gaming and could have been better spoken through hard hitting evidence such as the FBI’s statistics proving once and for all that violent crimes decrease during major video game events such as PlayStation 2’s release as well as open-world crime shooter Grand Theft Auto III. Perhaps her passion got the best of her, and we all know how that can feel, after all this is not the first time gamers have had to defend their favorite Art Medium from being stripped of its First Amendment Rights (shouts out to ECA for fighting to keep games 1st Amendment Free Speech).

If gaming causes violence without any statistical representation of any kind then I guess it’s not so far fetched for us to believe FBI data provided on their website and reported by past gaming sites that correlate a decrease in violence with open-world crime game series GTA’s non-yearly release as well as major industry events like PlayStation 2’s release. If one would like to put this argument for the test once and for all we do have two open-world crime shooters releasing this year (Saints Row IV and Grand Theft Auto V) as well as two new gaming platforms (Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4) signifying the major industry event of Sony and Microsoft entering the next generation.

At the end of the day this kind of correlation can neither be proven nor denied at such basic parameters, and would need to include many many more factors before games should even be applied to the conversation at all. But if videogames are going to be considered then the argument for and counter-argument against their respective final-blow conclusion as blame holders will be over before it starts.

The statistics speak for themselves at this time and defend what is obviously an inanimate object and art medium of expression protected by the constitution just as much as any major film of equal production value and nature. Instead of taking a media offensive against video games the law enforcement and government agencies need to get their nose out of our 1st Amendment Protected Free Speech media and concentrate on learning why psychological situations are leading to needless killings. Stop the killer, don’t punish the billions of non-killers living amongst them.

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BioShock Infinite Hits #1 In UK Sales

Beating out Tomb Raider and Gears of War Judgement for the #1 slot across all platforms and price-ranges for the video game industry, BioShock Infinite slides into the top position for the United Kingdom gaming segment of the market. According to Chart Track it’s also enjoyed the second largest launch all year besides Tomb Raider. Lego City Undercover, Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 also released in competition with the launch of BioShock Infinite marking its rise to the top a truly successful achievement.

Read our review of BioShock Infinite here if you’re curious to learn more about the game.

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