5 items from 2014
As expected, Bungie’s sci-fi opus Destiny has stormed to the summit of the UK all-format charts this week, knocking The Sims 4 down to second place in the process.
Not only that, the long-anticipated shared-world shooter also became the fastest-selling new IP in the country’s history, according to retail analyst Chart-Track, replacing Ubisoft’s previous record holder, Watch Dogs.
Here’s the UK’s biggest video game launches of 2014 thus far:
2) Watch Dogs
4) Wolfenstein: The New Order
5) Infamous: Second Son
Circling back to Destiny, though, it’s understood that 46 per cent of sales belonged to PlayStation 4 versions of the game, with Xbox One accounting for 36 per cent. In terms of the last-gen systems, PS3 and Xbox 360 took home 4 per cent and a 14 per cent share of the sales, respectively.
What’s interesting is that, if you combine sales of the game across all four platforms, physical sales »
- Michael Briers
Children’s shows come and go, and often won’t go for far too long, but once in a while we get one that is actually rather fantastic, and Sofia the First is one that sets itself apart from the norm.
Not only is the show a lot of fun, but it explores some interesting themes and concepts in impressive ways. It also has the kind of voice cast that, despite the understanding that people are getting paid, makes you an even bigger fan of people you already thought were pretty cool. When Wayne Brady, Eric Stonestreet, Tim Gunn, and Ariel Winter show up to be part of a children’s show, you have to give them credit.
Well, a new DVD release is coming your way, and it includes the holiday episode plus four additional episodes (some of the best ones), and an ornament.
Check all the info below, »
- Marc Eastman
The UK’s biggest and best celebration of pop. culture, McM London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 23-25 May for a long weekend packed with special guests, sci-fi, movies, videogames, comic books, eSports, online video, anime and cosplay. Here’s a taste of what will be on show.
Special guests meeting fans, presenting panels and signing autographs at the show include: Orphan Black star Dylan Bruce (Arrow, 24: Conspiracy, Unstoppable). Falling Skies’ Drew Roy (Secretariat, Hannah Montana), Connor Jessup (Blackbird), Seychelle Gabriel (The Spirit) and Luciana Carro (Battlestar Galactica). Game Of Thrones’ James Cosmo (Braveheart, Highlander), Julian Glover (Star Wars, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade) and Josef Altin (Eastern Promises). Nikita, Kick-Ass and How I Met Your Mother star Lyndsy Fonseca. Once Upon A Time’s Meghan Ory (Intelligence) and Beverley Elliott (Unforgiven). Henry Winkler, famous for playing iconic character The Fonz on Happy Days. »
- Phil Wheat
Director: Hayato Date
Running Time: 325 minutes
Dropping us into the thick of it, Naruto Shippuden returns in the middle of a number of battles and story arcs. It’s one of those more complicated seasons where a lot is going on, but the majority of it is being resolved with fighting. Not just any fighting though, fighting with continuously surprising powers and rivals who are more than willing to explain their new latest skills, motives, hobbies, what they had for dinner, and everything in between.
That may be a rather cynical view of the series as fans will certainly enjoy this collection of rumbles after a number of filler arcs that included many episodic adventures. One awesome fight involves Kisame trapping the rhyming ninja Bee inside a water bubble. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Director: Masahiko Murata
Running Time: 87 minutes
Once again the long-running anime Naruto Shippuden offers up a theatrical venture that has no consequence. The film itself can simply be ignored from continuity and is in teh world of the film as well as it takes on a Pokemon The First Movie plot device at the end to make sure the events are never spoken of again. I always feel a bit annoyed at such conclusions because I’m left wondering “What was the point of it all?”
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower sees Naruto sent back in time by 20 years on the hunt of Rogue Ninja Mukade. Upon arriving back in time, he discovers that Mukade, even though they travelled back just moments apart, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
5 items from 2014
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