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UK Charts Are Out; Let’s Take A Look

So, the charts for video game sales during the week ending on the 28th of July has been detailed and released. There appears to be a big shift in the arrangement of the top ten titles, with Fifa 12 returning into the top ten after being 12th last week. As expected, the charts are comprised mostly of sport and superhero titles which reflect the Olympics and current trend in Hollywood movies. Full list after the jump.

1. London 2012: The Official Video Game (2)
2. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (1)
3. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games (8)
4. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (3)
5. Batman: Arkham City (7)
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (5)
7. The Amazing Spider-man (4)
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (10)
9. FIFA ’12 (12)
10. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (6)
11. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
12. Max Payne 3 (9)
13. Mario Kart 7
14. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (13)
15. Dead Island GOTY Edition (11)
16. Battlefield 3
17. Pokémon Conquest
18. Call of Duty: Black Ops (17)
19. WWE ’12
20. Super Mario 3D Land

The number in the brackets serves as to display the previous ranking from last week and the colours signify whether they have moved up or down.

I can’t say I’m too surprised by these rankings. Superheroes have been particularly big lately, and the UK has always loved its Fifa and Call of Duty. Is there anything here you didn’t expect?

Skyrim 1.7 Patch!

Skyrim concept art 1.7 patch

Bethblog today has stated that the latest 1.7 patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has now gone live for all PC users via Steam powered. Simply open Steam in online mode and it will download the free update automatically for you. For a list of bug fixes, read after the jump.

BUG FIXES
  • General memory and stability optimizations
  • Fixed crash related to new water shaders
  • Fixed rare crash related to dragon landings
  • Fixed logic error with loading screens from add-ons (Xbox 360)
  • Using vampiric grip and swimming no longer prevents swimming animation from playing afterwards
  • Improved recognition with Kinect voice commands (Xbox 360)
  • Kinect-enabled dragon language shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish work properly (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed issue with Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish (Xbox 360)

The patch has been sent out to console manufactures (Sony and Microsoft) for approval. Console users can expect to download 1.7 within the next two weeks.

Thankfully, this patch should not conflict with the majority of user-made mods as it does not add or take away as many records as the previous patches. If you’re still feeling unsure, you can check out the official Bethsoft forums under PC technical support as to determine whether 1.7 will destroy your save game or not.

You can read further, detailed, information about patch 1.7 by clicking here.

Ubisoft DRM is a Security Risk

A word of warning to our readers: it appears that Ubisoft’s DRM service — ‘Uplay’ — has a backdoor that enables malicious individuals to access your machine. This backdoor takes the form of an exploitable browser plugin that’s installed without user permission.

The issue has apparently been fixed in an update Ubisoft launched for Uplay just earlier today, but we cannot guarantee whether this works. We recommend that you remove this plugin via the tools or preferences options in your browser. The exploit also affects any Uplay based games. You can read the list of games that have been affected after the jump. Please note that this is a PC gaming issue only.

Assassin’s Creed II 

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood 

Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy 

Assassin’s Creed Revelations 

Assassin’s Creed III 

Beowulf: The Game 

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 

Call of Juarez: The Cartel 

Driver: San Francisco 

Heroes of Might and Magic VI 

Just Dance 3 

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands 

Pure Football 

R.U.S.E. 

Shaun White 

Skateboarding 

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic 

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom 

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction 

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved

(Rock Paper Shotgun - Warning: Big Security Risk In Some Ubisoft PC Games)

Krome Studios Tease Brand New Ty the Tasmanian Tiger

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger announced 10 year anniversary

Australian developers, Krome Studios, have just recently teased a brand new entry in their Ty the Tasmanian Tiger series. An image was posted to subtly announce a brand new Ty game for their 10th anniversary. The image can be seen after the jump.

The first three Ty the Tasmanian Tiger was released on PlayStation 2, Gamecube and Xbox as a three-dimensional platformer. Both games were met with mild reception, being cited as fairly uninspired titles. Due to the lacklustre success, the third title wasn’t even released in Europe back when it launched in 2005, and that was the last we saw of the character.


The teaser below was taken from the official website for the developer

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger teaser 10 year anniversary

Farming Simulator Developers Looking To Expand Their Field to Console

In a surprising and exciting move, it appears that Farming Simulator, the silent hit franchise of two million sales since it launched in 2009, will be returning. To top it off, it’s no longer Windows-exclusive. That’s right, we can now take up the rake on console. Farming Simulator 2013 is due to launch on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year. 

The new title will be bringing with it some new machinery, vehicles, crops, animals, environments, online functionality, and so on. I seriously can’t wait, and this is easily the best gaming news I’ve had all year.

Orcs Must Die 2 Demo Now Available on Steam

Orcs Must Die 2 Demo on Steam

Anyone getting excited yet? The sequel to the fantastic Orcs Must Die! indie title that was released last year is due for release in just three more days. For those of you unfamiliar with the title; now might be the time to try the game out as the demo has been released on Steam. Go give it a download here.

Orcs Must Die! was a well received tower defence game released in 2011 by Robot Entertainment. The sequel, Orcs Must Die! 2 is due to launch on the 30th of July. The title blends a great sense of humour with incredible strategy and tower defence elements with some nice action to boot. Now, finally, Orcs Must Die! 2 will also allow users to share the experience with a friend through the brand new co-op mode. The demo will feature two of the game’s early levels, both available in single player or co-op. The player may select one of two classes and even test out some of the new traps and upgrades in the game. 

Orcs Must Die! also had a great soundtrack. To celebrate the new release, the original’s soundtrack has been permanently reduced, and the sequel’s soundtrack will also be made available on Steam. I have this title pre-purchased, so it will be mine on launch. I suggest you do the same, but at the very least try the demo.

Here’s Some Week Old Metal Gear Rising Comic-Con Screens

Metal Gear Rising comic-con screenshots

I’m in a very excited mood for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and have just realised I have little on it on this site. This absolutely needs to change. So here are some screenshots of this game that has been my most anticipated title since Platinum Games were announced to be developing it. I just wish it’d stop getting delayed!

PS. I don’t even know what’s going on in the second screenshot after the jump. But it’s awesome.

Comic-Con Screenshots for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Comic-Con Screenshots for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Comic-Con Screenshots for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Comic-Con Screenshots for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Comic-Con Screenshots for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance