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Grand Theft Auto V Tops UK Charts After Becoming Fastest Selling Game of All Time

GTA V Speedophile 2000

Grand Theft Auto V (our review here) has become the fastest selling video game of all time grossing over $1 billion in just the first 3 days alone, and will likely go on to become the most profitable piece of entertainment ever created easily eclipsing music, film, television, and literature projects. The game has now been revealed alongside the newest UK Sales Charts for video games and of course it is plastered right at #1. The charts are as follows below, courtesy of GP.

All formats
Week ending 21 September 2013
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR
2 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2014 KONAMI
3 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
5 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 4
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
7 DIABLO III BLIZZARD 3
8 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 5
9 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA
10 KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 REMIX SQUARE ENIX 2
11 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
12 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 19
13 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 20
14 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
15 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 12
16 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 13
17 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 17
18 FARMING SIMULATOR 2013 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
19 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 7
20 HARVEST MOON 3D: A NEW BEGINNING PQUBE

[Source: GP]

Violent Crime Decreases When GTA Releases

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Gamescom 2013: Call of Duty Ghosts: Global Hands-On Premiere [Full Livestream Replay]

RealGamerNewz Call of Duty Ghosts Gamescom

Basic overview was gone over once more and if you missed that last time here’s a few summarizing details:

  • Create-A-Soldier: Replaces Create-A-Class and makes a new way to approach who you are as a player. Made up of multiple components including Character Customization.
  • Unlock Weapons with Squad Points to purchase equipment in any order you want.
  • Perk System is balanced and more custom with more Perks. 8 Slots to divide between the Perks, but each has its own weighted amount (for example 1, 2, 3, 5 slot points for one perk depending on its strength). You can remove your secondary though to get even more perks.
  • Strike Packages: Assault, Support, Specialist; New Killstreaks mainly ground-based to prevent over-powered attacks.

More of that Info on these details can be found HERE as originally detailed by the first multiplayer reveal. You can also check out that first Livestream if you missed it in its entirety Here.

New Exclusive Info – Blitz Gameplay Mode:

For the first time ever at Gamescom 2013, we were shown the new Gameplay mode Blitz on new landscapes Chasm, Whiteout, and Strikeout. In Blitz, players will be like Capture the Flag however you get to teleport back to safety with running into a portal after you grab an objective deep inside the enemy player’s camp. There of course you’ll have to defend your base and a timer is set on the enemy base once a flag is capped so that things can’t get too ridiculous.

The 9-Bang: A Flashbang that can be cooked and it increases its effect the more you hold it. If you just hold it and run, it still serves as a normal Flashbang.

Some weapons have built-in silencers or other attachments for example the Honey Badger, that way they have a more unique identity.

Odin Strike is completely different depending on which map you are on. Field Order must be completed in order to gain this weapon. When you drop the Odin Strike it will change the map’s dynamics in a big way. On one map, for example, a Satellite falls from the sky and wrecks parts of the  map while also causing an EMP effect.

Second-Screen Mode: Apps detect if you’re in the middle of playing the game and allows you to start modifying your squads, change your gear, and interact with social media on the fly. Most importantly, the App will have Clan Wars in addition to Clan Chat and a lot of Clan Support. Clan Wars has a new map every month with different locations that tie into different game modes from the game. You are matched up against other clans with the same size and skill level that you must compete with by playing the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer. By playing in your matches, the data is cumulatively tracked. Every play you make with your clan changes the standing of your clan. The Call of Duty App will be on iOS (phone/tablet), Android (phone/tablet), and Windows 8 (phone/tablet).

Check out the entire Livestream Playback below:

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[FULL Stream Replay] Call of Duty: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Premiere Unedited

Call of Duty GHOSTS

Call of Duty: Ghosts has changed the formula, finally. In Activision’s latest installment, developed by Infinity Ward, COD: Ghosts will hit next-gen consoles as well as current-gen Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this November. New features have been introduced including destructible environments, sliding to prone while firing shots, a heap of clan features, new gameplay modes, and a lot more. Here you can find the entire stream replay exclusively from RealGamerNewz.

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Stock Market Used to Hack 160 Million Credit Cards Since 2008

Stock Market Used to Hack over 160 Million Credit Cards

According to a new indictment from the United States Department of Justice in collaboration with other worldwide authorities, further increasing the worry and uncertainty of the upcoming digital-only money era, it is being alleged that the Stock Market has been used by a very small group of intelligent hackers to live out what sounds like a plot to Hollywood’s next flick. Apparently NASDAQ has been hacked since ’08 as the indictment reads and it’s being pinned on 5-men who allegedly also have been running a hacking ring responsible for 160 million credit cards. Here’s some private instant messages shared between the group which the British equivalent of the feds shared with the world today:

“NASDAQ is owned,”

“30 SQL servers, and we can run whatever on them, already cracked admin PWS but the network not viewable yet. those dbs are hell big and I think most of info is trading histories.”

The hackers have also been named as multiple world governments worked together to catch them. God only knows what took so long. The hack has effected the 160 million+ credit cards but also effected the following companies: Nasdaq stock exchange, Citibank, PNC Bank, Heartland Payment Systems, 7-Eleven, JCPenney, Hannaford Brothers, and more.

  • Aleksandr Kalinin – Has not been apprehended at the time of this post.
  • Albert Gonzalez
  • Dmitriy Smilianets
  • Vladimir Drinkma
  • Roman Kotov – Has not been apprehended at the time of this post.
  • Mikhail Rytikov – Has not been apprehended at the time of this post.

The way they pulled things off is actually quite fascinating, and a full report on everything can be found HERE. Time will tell the completion of this attempt by law enforcement to stop the hackers, but if they are planning on travelling on aircraft attempting to evade capture; they will likely be grabbed fairly quickly as worldwide governments work together more than ever practically ignoring laws to get the people they want.

With security this great (sarcasm), I’m quite sure that the world is very excited to make the switch to a globalized, all digital money standard which will begin some time around 2018 and eventually become mandatory if the United Nations and World Bank has their way. Don’t worry bro, you’re totally safe. It only took 6 guys to completely turn Wall St. upside down and 5 years for somebody to actually do something about it, digital money is obviously the future right?

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New Data: PlayStation 3 is the Most Played Gaming Console, Global Console Sales to Decrease 19%

PS3 VS XBOX 360 SALES 2012

News has broken that Strategy Analytics are predicting the video game consoles business to drop by 19% in 2012, citing a downward trend worldwide. Strategy Analytics go on to present the PlayStation 3 as the most actively played gaming console. They also state that even Nintendo with their Wii U push will not be immune to this.

It’s possible that this data (if accurate) lead to a quicker deployment of next-gen console technology. On the other hand it could signal a shift to new formats. Check out the full press release below for even more interesting pieces of information:

“BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global TV games console market will drop by 19 percent in 2012, according to the latest research from the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices service, “Global TV Games Console Outlook: a Transitional Year Awaiting a New Wave.” The report projects a decline in global Xbox 360 sales 13.8 million units in 2012; and PS3 sales will also fall, to 13 million units. Nintendo is fully focused on preparing for the upcoming Wii U release; however, even the launch of the new Wii U will not save Nintendo, or the industry, from this downward trend.

“On the other hand, Xbox 360 appeals to a broader audience, as more consumers buy the Microsoft console for non-gaming as well as gaming functions.”

Additionally, this recent Strategy Analytics ConsumerMetrix survey shows that users of Sony’s PS3 games console showed the highest level of usage frequency, topping its two major competitors. Forty-four percent of PS3 owners use their console on at least a weekly basis, in contrast to 40 percent of weekly Xbox 360 users and 30 percent of Wii users.

“Last year, Xbox 360 sales beat PS3 globally, despite its relative weakness outside the US. However, Strategy Analytics research indicates that PS3 is slightly more popular among core gamers than Xbox 360,” comments report author, Jia Wu, Director in the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices service. “On the other hand, Xbox 360 appeals to a broader audience, as more consumers buy the Microsoft console for non-gaming as well as gaming functions.”

“Sales figures alone do not determine winners in this generation’s console competition,” adds Kantideep Thota, Analyst at Strategy Analytics. “Wii has sold the highest number of games consoles cumulatively; but Sony’s and Microsoft’s advancement in online game distribution and cross-platform integration grants them higher user engagement and a solid foundation for the next generation console war.”

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides timely and actionable market intelligence focused on opportunities and disruptive forces in the areas of Automotive Electronics and Entertainment, Broadband Connected Home, Mobile & Wireless Intelligent Systems and Virtual Worlds. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in the UK, France, Germany, Japan, S. Korea and China, Strategy Analytics works with clients through annual multi-client services, management team workshops and custom consulting engagements. For more information, please visit http://www.strategyanalytics.com/

Full Press Release by Strategy Analytics

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