Monthly Archives: October 2014 - Page 2

PlayStation Plus Free Games of November for PS4, PS3, and Vita

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October’s PlayStation Plus free games are on the way out, and Sony has finally revealed their replacements for November. Starting Tuesday, November 4, PlayStation Plus members in both the US and UK will have access to the following games:

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 3

PlayStation Vita

  • The Hungry Horde — Take control of a group of wandering zombies and increase your ranks by biting wayard humans while avoiding armed guards and tanks
  • Escape Plan — A black-and-white puzzle game that takes advantage of the Vita’s gyroscopic controls

Even if you don’t own one (or any) of the systems above, it’s still worth adding the games to your account by going through the PlayStation online store, just in case you pick up a new console up later down the line. And for even more PlayStation deals, Sony is holding a week-long sale on horror-themed games and you can see that full list here.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games of November for PS4, PS3, and Vita

2708489-1254111938-18591.jpg

October’s PlayStation Plus free games are on the way out, and Sony has finally revealed their replacements for November. Starting Tuesday, November 4, PlayStation Plus members in both the US and UK will have access to the following games:

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 3

PlayStation Vita

  • The Hungry Horde — Take control of a group of wandering zombies and increase your ranks by biting wayard humans while avoiding armed guards and tanks
  • Escape Plan — A black-and-white puzzle game that takes advantage of the Vita’s gyroscopic controls

Even if you don’t own one (or any) of the systems above, it’s still worth adding the games to your account by going through the PlayStation online store, just in case you pick up a new console up later down the line. And for even more PlayStation deals, Sony is holding a week-long sale on horror-themed games and you can see that full list here.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

PlayStation Plus Free Games of November for PS4, PS3, and Vita

2708489-1254111938-18591.jpg

October’s PlayStation Plus free games are on the way out, and Sony has finally revealed their replacements for November. Starting Tuesday, November 4, PlayStation Plus members in both the US and UK will have access to the following games:

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 3

PlayStation Vita

  • The Hungry Horde — Take control of a group of wandering zombies and increase your ranks by biting wayard humans while avoiding armed guards and tanks
  • Escape Plan — A black-and-white puzzle game that takes advantage of the Vita’s gyroscopic controls

Even if you don’t own one (or any) of the systems above, it’s still worth adding the games to your account by going through the PlayStation online store, just in case you pick up a new console up later down the line. And for even more PlayStation deals, Sony is holding a week-long sale on horror-themed games and you can see that full list here.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

SMITE – Rama Skin: Orbital Strike

Check out the Rama Skin Orbital Strike for SMITE.

SMITE – Rama Skin: Orbital Strike

Check out the Rama Skin Orbital Strike for SMITE.

SMITE – Rama Skin: Orbital Strike

Check out the Rama Skin Orbital Strike for SMITE.

GTA Parent Company Sees Huge Decline in Sales, But There’s a Good Reason Why

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Take-Two Interactive today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, with the company posting a huge drop in overall sales compared to last year, but there’s a good explanation.

For this quarter, net revenue was $135.4 million, compared to a massive $1.27 billion last year thanks to the massive success of Grand Theft Auto V. Take-Two posted a net loss of $35.4 million during the quarter, compared to a profit of $325.6 million this time last year.

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The biggest contributors to Take-Two’s bottom line this quarter were catalog sales, which made up $134.5 million of the company’s overall $135.4 million in revenue, Take-Two said. This was led by GTA V, Grand Theft Auto Online, NBA 2K14, Borderlands 2, and WWE 2K14.

Net revenue from digitally delivered content was also down year-over-year, falling from $105.5 million last year to $89.8 million this year. Again, last year benefited from the record-breaking release of GTA V. The biggest contributors to take-Two’s digital sales this quarter were Grand Theft Auto and NBA games, as well as Borderlands 2 and Civilization V, Take-Two said.

There was one particularly bright spot, however. Revenue from recurrent consumer spending, that is virtual currency and DLC sales, grew 45 percent year-over-year and made up 58 percent of revenue from digitally delivered content.

Take-Two also revealed today that it made about $22 million in cash as a result of its investment in Twitch, which was sold to Amazon for $970 million, in a deal that closed in September 2014.

Looking ahead, Take-Two has a number of marquee titles lined up for releases, including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of GTA V and WWE 2K15 on November 18, as well as BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition on November 4. Even further out, Take-Two will release Evolve in February 2015 and Gearbox Software’s new game, Battleborn, in fiscal 2016.

The publisher will hold an earnings call beginning at 4:30 PM Eastern today to discuss these results and answer analyst and media questions. Check back soon for more.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

GTA Parent Company Sees Huge Decline in Sales, But There’s a Good Reason Why

2653430-rsg_gtav_ng_screenshot_097.jpg

Take-Two Interactive today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, with the company posting a huge drop in overall sales compared to last year, but there’s a good explanation.

For this quarter, net revenue was $135.4 million, compared to a massive $1.27 billion last year thanks to the massive success of Grand Theft Auto V. Take-Two posted a net loss of $35.4 million during the quarter, compared to a profit of $325.6 million this time last year.

2653417-rsg_gtav_ng_screenshot_011.jpg

The biggest contributors to Take-Two’s bottom line this quarter were catalog sales, which made up $134.5 million of the company’s overall $135.4 million in revenue, Take-Two said. This was led by GTA V, Grand Theft Auto Online, NBA 2K14, Borderlands 2, and WWE 2K14.

Net revenue from digitally delivered content was also down year-over-year, falling from $105.5 million last year to $89.8 million this year. Again, last year benefited from the record-breaking release of GTA V. The biggest contributors to take-Two’s digital sales this quarter were Grand Theft Auto and NBA games, as well as Borderlands 2 and Civilization V, Take-Two said.

There was one particularly bright spot, however. Revenue from recurrent consumer spending, that is virtual currency and DLC sales, grew 45 percent year-over-year and made up 58 percent of revenue from digitally delivered content.

Take-Two also revealed today that it made about $22 million in cash as a result of its investment in Twitch, which was sold to Amazon for $970 million, in a deal that closed in September 2014.

Looking ahead, Take-Two has a number of marquee titles lined up for releases, including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of GTA V and WWE 2K15 on November 18, as well as BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition on November 4. Even further out, Take-Two will release Evolve in February 2015 and Gearbox Software’s new game, Battleborn, in fiscal 2016.

The publisher will hold an earnings call beginning at 4:30 PM Eastern today to discuss these results and answer analyst and media questions. Check back soon for more.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

GTA Parent Company Sees Huge Decline in Sales, But There’s a Good Reason Why

2653430-rsg_gtav_ng_screenshot_097.jpg

Take-Two Interactive today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, with the company posting a huge drop in overall sales compared to last year, but there’s a good explanation.

For this quarter, net revenue was $135.4 million, compared to a massive $1.27 billion last year thanks to the massive success of Grand Theft Auto V. Take-Two posted a net loss of $35.4 million during the quarter, compared to a profit of $325.6 million this time last year.

2653417-rsg_gtav_ng_screenshot_011.jpg

The biggest contributors to Take-Two’s bottom line this quarter were catalog sales, which made up $134.5 million of the company’s overall $135.4 million in revenue, Take-Two said. This was led by GTA V, Grand Theft Auto Online, NBA 2K14, Borderlands 2, and WWE 2K14.

Net revenue from digitally delivered content was also down year-over-year, falling from $105.5 million last year to $89.8 million this year. Again, last year benefited from the record-breaking release of GTA V. The biggest contributors to take-Two’s digital sales this quarter were Grand Theft Auto and NBA games, as well as Borderlands 2 and Civilization V, Take-Two said.

There was one particularly bright spot, however. Revenue from recurrent consumer spending, that is virtual currency and DLC sales, grew 45 percent year-over-year and made up 58 percent of revenue from digitally delivered content.

Take-Two also revealed today that it made about $22 million in cash as a result of its investment in Twitch, which was sold to Amazon for $970 million, in a deal that closed in September 2014.

Looking ahead, Take-Two has a number of marquee titles lined up for releases, including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of GTA V and WWE 2K15 on November 18, as well as BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition on November 4. Even further out, Take-Two will release Evolve in February 2015 and Gearbox Software’s new game, Battleborn, in fiscal 2016.

The publisher will hold an earnings call beginning at 4:30 PM Eastern today to discuss these results and answer analyst and media questions. Check back soon for more.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Listen to Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Theme Song

Ahead of the game’s release in November, BioWare has now published the title theme song for role-playing game Dragon Age: Inquisition. The track, which you can listen to above through Soundcloud, sounds like something out of Lord of the Rings. It gets particularly epic around 1:37.

In a blog post on publisher Electronic Arts’ website, audio director Michael Kent explains that BioWare decided early on in Inquisition’s development that it wanted to “redefine” the audio for the entire Dragon Age series with the new game.

“We decided that we wanted the game to sound very dynamic, where the audio was always moving and changing, lots of highs and lows, loud and quiet moments,” he said.

“Audio is 50 percent of the experience when playing a video game,” he added. “Audio provides emotion, and also helps tell the story. Audio is what immerses the player in the game.”

You can read the full interview with Kent on EA’s website.

Inquisition launches November 18 for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. BioWare recently confirmed that the game will run at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One. Inquisition was originally targeted to launch a full year ago, but has since been delayed twice.

November 18 is shaping up to be a busy day for high-profile new releases, as the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V and WWE 2K15 are due to launch on that day, alongside Far Cry 4, Escape Dead Island, LittleBigPlanet 3, and Watch Dogs for Wii U.

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