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  • Nintendo Wii U’s ‘Splatoon’ tops one million sales worldwide

    Splatoon, the Nintendo Wii U's social-based third person shooter with a difference, has announced worldwide sales topping one million units in just a few weeks. It's quite impressive considering the slowing figures of the Wii U itself and that Splatoon was launched just under a month ago on 28 May. "That figure includes more than 230,000 physical and digital units sold in Europe, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 476,000 sold in the Americas," notes the presser, "and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia." Read more: Nintendo decided against Zelda Wii U reveal at E3 2015, citing possible fan ‘disappointment’ That...

  • More than just gaming: 3 key takeaways from E3 2015

    You know, the Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't always the enormous annual gaming shrine it is today. In the past, many gaming announcements were made at CES -- the annual January show that takes place in Las Vegas. Since E3 was born back in 1995 and took residence in sunny Los Angeles, we've seen some massive leaps in the world of gaming -- from new technologies to new perceptions about gaming. 2015 was definitely a marquee year if that previous statement is anything to go by. And while there are still many issues surrounding gaming both in terms of accessibility to...

  • ‘Project CARS 2′ is already in the works, according to Slightly Mad

    After finally launching its long awaited and much-delayed true-to-life driving simulator Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios has announced that it's already working on a successor. The game earlier this month surpassed the one million sales mark, but already the developer is committed to raising funds for Project CARS 2. Project CARS will continue to see massive updates, features, and content throughout 2015 & beyond. Project CARS 2 will happen simultaneously — Project CARS (@projectcarsgame) June 22, 2015 It's quite incredible considering that Slightly Mad deems Project CARS to be a constantly evolving work, as more content is added to the game in the...

  • ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ trailer wants you to ‘be the Batman’ [video]

    Heroes have it rough in the world of comics and motion pictures. Not only are they ridiculed and spat on fairly often, but they also face probable death daily for those who don't really care if they live or die. But we care, at least about Batman (and definitely not Spider-Man). The flying mammal-inspired franchise has seen a number of console game reboots over the years, with the last in the Arkham series arriving in 2011. Today sees the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight, a grittier, darker interpretation of the hero from Rocksteady. As far as trailers go too, this is probably...

  • Sony reveals 1TB ‘Ultimate Player’ PlayStation 4 console

    Responding to threats posed by Microsoft, Sony has announced that it will be offering a PlayStation 4 console with a 1TB storage drive dubbed the Ultimate Player Edition. The console will be available "worldwide" from 15 July and will offer double the storage first offered by the company's launch console. But that's not the real kicker. The newer consoles (Sony will be offering a revised 500GB option as well), will now feature entirely grainy plastic finishes rather than that fingerprint and scratch magnet glossy drive cover previously used. Additionally, the console will be slightly lighter in terms of weight and power draw,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review-in-brief: the edge of reason

    A few weeks back, we received the Samsung Galaxy S6 in all its sparkling glass and gunmetal glory. It was an instant visual hit with the office, and while it wasn't too flash it harboured just enough flair to (dare I say it) outshine the iPhone 6. But that's where Samsung should've stopped. The notion of curving a device's face by shoving a slanted screen on it and releasing it to market is a bold, bold move, especially when consumers are not always ready to take such a huge leap of faith. While it was clear that the company needed to...

  • Nintendo decided against Zelda Wii U reveal at E3 2015, citing possible fan ‘disappointment’

    In what must be the most confusing interview conducted with a Nintendo rep, GameSpot recently sat down with Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime who revealed a little more about Zelda on the Wii U. While we saw new Zelda games coming to the likes of the Nintendo 3DS at Nintendo's E3 2015 announcement reel, we didn't see what was supposed to be the company's real show stopping title. But there's a good reason for this, according to Fils-Aime. If you don't fancy flicking through to the nine minute mark, here's Fils-Aime excuse in a nutshell. We where concerned that, by showing wonderful...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leaks with Note-like specs

    Samsung seems to be the master of cannibalizing its own smartphone lineup, and it seems it's gunning for its own Galaxy Note range with a larger version of the S6 Edge. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (quite a mouthful) has recently been leaked by Twitter leakers OnLeaks, and its spec sheet is a little confusing. For one, the device will retain the slick dual-edge design of its smaller sibling, but Samsung will be upping the screen size to 5.5-inches (from 5.1) according to OnLeaks' calculations. This will put it squarely against the likes of its yet-to-be-released Note sibling, the...

  • Windows 10 Insiders will get Windows 10 for free, according to blog post

    We're just over a month away from Microsoft's biggest software launch in many a year, and Windows 10 Insiders have had a substantial role to play in the crafting of the new operating system. For this, Microsoft has announced in a blog post that Windows Insiders, regardless of their Windows 7 or 8 license status, will get the OS for free once its released. The news also suggests that those previously running illegitimate versions of Windows 7 or Windows 8 will get Windows 10 absolutely free, as long as they are Insiders and registered to use Windows 10 with an...

  • Battlefront to Mass Effect: Wiehahn’s top 5 must-play titles from E3 2015

    E3 2015, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is undoubtedly one of the world's largest and most respected gaming expos. Each year for the last decade this annual event has provided Earth's digital pilgrims with a wonderland of gaming thrills and chills. 2015 has certainly not been any different and has shown us that the near future of gaming is looking pretty damn brilliant. Now of course there is no way of forming a definitive "Best E3 Games" list so consider this my, the author’s, semi-biased list of best games revealed at E3 2015. As always we would love to hear from...