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Fallout 4 might have been the most anticipated game in recent memory, and the newly released success reports pretty much prove this to be true. Despite the frame-rate controversy that fractured the gaming community, Bethesda's open-world magnum opus went on to become a smash hit across all platforms.
Bethsoft today announced concrete Fallout 4 sales metrics, revealing that the game amassed $750 million on its first day of availability. The open-world post-apocalyptic adventure also managed to completely smash the video game pre-order record, with the super rare Pip-Boy Edition being the "fastest-selling collector's edition in gaming history in retail stores."
While gamers argue that the PC version of Fallout 4 is the best (myself included), the game has made serious strides on Steam, with Bethesda touting that Fallout 4 was the number-one game played with over 470,000 concurrent Steam users. With the launch of such a high-profile game, a ton of gamers were curious to see it in action--and as a result more Twitch users tuned into Fallout 4 streams than any other game launch of 2015, including Halo 5.
If there's a system seller out there for the Wii U, and it's not a Mario or Mario Kart game, it's a new Zelda game. Well, during the Nintendo Direct live stream, the Japanese gaming giant announced The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U, which arrives next year.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be released on March 4, 2016 exclusive to the Wii U. We've seen snippets of a next-gen Zelda game before, which looked absolutely incredible. I previously owned a Wii U, but I think that this could be enough to buy one again. What about you?
I have to say that playing around with Fallout 4's PC console commands is almost as much fun as the actual game. Bethesda basically gives us the tools to become gods over the Commonwealth, letting us do whatever we want. The phrase "the world is your oyster" comes to mind, and using console commands you can shuck it all you want.
In this tutorial we'll not only give you some basic console commands, but we'll arm you with the tools to find any item ID in the game. So that means no more scouting websites and digging through posts to see if your favorite gear is up yet. Instead we'll show you how to find out with a simple command. Information is power, after all, and we aim to fully empower you with everything you need to have a blast with your godly abilities.
First let's start out with the basic commands. ID's for items, enemies and characters are only half of the puzzle. Think of the ID as the answer, but you still need the equation to balance everything out. In this short Google Doc you'll find a number of easy commands. Be sure to check this list of item ID's as a quick way to spawn goods. Apart from being able to spawn any item, NPC or boss in the game, the console adds the extra benefit of being able to earn achievements with buffs and cheats are active.
Not so long ago, Nintendo revealed its first-ever smartphone game would be a free-to-play social Mii-hub called Miitomo. Like most free-to-play smartphone games, Miitomo is powered by freemium-style microtransactions built upon DeNA's market framework. However, it looks like every upcoming Nintendo-branded smartphone game will be riddled with paid content as the company makes an effort to fully tap the new platform.
"Games currently in the pipeline are all free to play," DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu said during an earnings event, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. DeNA and Nintendo currently plan to release five different smartphone games up until March 2017, and all of them will be freemium-based experiences.
In a bid to tap the rich vein of mobile gaming and expand its presence, Nintendo partnered with the Japanese freemium moguls at DeNA, forming a union that is paced to inject Nintendo's quirky library onto the hugely popular mobile sector. The partnership came as a shock to many, as it was the first time Nintendo went outside of its first-party hardware pool to actively seek a widely accessible platform.
Fallout 4 has only been out for two days now, but gamers are busily deconstructing its layered surfaces and cataloging exploits. Just like every Bethesda game, Fallout 4 has an infinite money glitch that users are exploiting to rack up caps pretty fast.
The glitch is actually pretty easy to do, and involves buying and reselling ammo from vendors. After spending countless hours exploiting the Talking Mudcrab Merchant in Morrowind, I'm not surprised that the money bug is built around bartering. The glitch is a step-by-step process, and the video tutorial above shows off five different parts. First off you'll want to buy out any one specific type of ammo from the vendor, then sell back a single round. After that go ahead and sell back the remaining rounds. Selling it separate stacks makes a single round glitch out and stay in your inventory so you can keep selling it over and over.
To do this glitch you want to start off with a high-earning round, like .308 rounds. I'm curious to see if this works with Mini-Nukes or not. Those atomic explosives are worth quite a bit and you could clean out any merchant in no time flat. Apparently the glitch also works with other types of ammo. Remember that every merchant's cap stash replenishes every 24 hours, so you can go to Diamond City, clean out the merchants, sleep for a day, and repeat.
Fallout 4 is experiencing some performance issues on the Xbox One, where thanks to Digital Foundry's report on the game, it looks like the 500GB 5400RPM mechanical HDD inside of the Xbox One is the source of the stuttering.
The problems for Fallout 4 on the Xbox One see Microsoft's console dropping down to 0FPS at times, where the PS4 slows to just 28FPS. Digital Foundry tried multiple Xbox One consoles, with all of them having the same issue. Even though the installation for Fallout 4 is 28GB, the game is still pulling data from the drive and in some cases, it can't do it quick enough - hence, the stuttering.
Digital Foundry reports that it's most noticeable just before a cutscene, or when switching to a new weapon using the D-pad. In the comparison, Digital Foundry found that the PS4 performed better with 28FPS average, versus the 25FPS on the Xbox One. Also remember, Fallout 4 launched without UltraWide support on the PC, but you can edit the .ini file to get around it - although the in-game UI doesn't adjust, which is a big downer.
J.J. Abrams has announced he's working on a new game called Spyjinx, where he'll be working with Epic Games' subsidiary company Chair Entertainment, and his production company Bad Robot, with Spyjinx arriving in 2016.
Bad Robot will be working with Chair Entertainment on Spyjinx, with the video above seeing Geoff Keighley talking with Abrams and Chair Entertainment co-founder Donald Mustard about their partnership. When talking about his desire to work with the studio on his first game, Abrams said: "I'm such a fan of what Chair has made and allowed me and my kids to play".
He added that Bad Robot has been wanting to expand into the gaming industry, with Spyjinx being powered by Unreal Engine 4, and will offer "a unique mix of action strategy gameplay, dynamic world building and RPG character development".
While Fallout 4 is being enjoyed by more gamers, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 made an insane amount of money on its first 72 hours on the market: $550 million to be precise.
Activision has said that Black Ops 3 is performing much better than its two previous instalments, with Black Ops 3 gamers racking up over 75 million hours combined playtime from Friday to Sunday. Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg said that the "engagement per player", a number that refers to the amount of time a player spends on the game, is the highest in the history of the Call of Duty franchise.
The PC version was FUBAR at launch, but it should be patched over the coming weeks with better support and hopefully doesn't require 12GB+ of RAM and a super GPU to run it at 1080p. 91% of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 sales in the UK were on consoles, too.
Professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Ninjas in Pyjamas has hit headlines with the Swedish pro gaming team firing its CEO, Per Lilliefelth, after claims that he hasn't been paying his players.
With NIP pulling in huge prize money and in-game sticker sales, Breitbart reported that players haven't been paid. NIP started off by denying the claims, saying that it was all "misinformation" and "incorrect conclusions", but followed through with a statement that said it was: "time to bring in new people with more suitable properties, skills and experience to lead Ninjas in Pyjamas in the future".
NIP added: "As CEO of a company Per is the individual ultimately responsible for the business, and since he is a pragmatic person he accept[ed] responsibility for the mistakes that have been made. It is time to bring in new people with more suitable properties, skills and experience to lead Ninjas in Pyjamas in the future. The business and industry has changed, it is time to take it to the next level".
Valve is celebrating the launch of Steam Machines with a huge PC gaming sale, with 45 games on sale. Each of the 45 games are compatible with SteamOS, which means you can buy a Steam Machine and play any of these games without a problem. As for the games, here's a list:
- Alien: Isolation ($24.99)
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent ($4.99)
- ARK: Survival Evolved ($20.09)
- Audiosurf 2 ($7.49)
- Axiom Verge ($13.99)
- BattleBlock Theater ($5.09)
- The Banner Saga ($4.99)
- Bastion ($3.74)
- The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth ($8.99)
- BioShock Infinite ($7.49)
- Borderlands 2 ($4.99)
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ($19.99)
- Braid ($7.49)
- Broforce ($10.04)
- Broken Age ($8.49)
- Chivalry: Medieval Warfare ($4.99)
- DiRT Showdown ($2.99)
- Dungeon Defenders ($2.99)
- Dust: An Elysian Tail ($2.99)
- Dying Light ($29.99)
- Fez ($1.99)
- Galak-Z ($15.99)
- Gang Beasts ($13.39)
- Grim Fandango: Remastered ($5.09)
- Half-Life 2 ($2.49)
- The Long Dark ($11.99)
- Metro Redux ($7.49)
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor ($16.99)
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($4.99)
- Portal 2 ($4.99)
- Roundabout ($3.74)
- Serious Sam 3 ($9.99)
- Shovel Knight ($10.04)
- Soma ($25.49)
- Spec Ops: The Line ($5.99)
- The Stanley Parable ($3.74)
- Super Meat Boy ($2.99)
- Tabletop Simulator ($13.39)
- The Talos Principle ($13.59)
- To the Moon ($2.49)
- Transistor ($4.99)
- Tropico 5 ($9.99)
- Victor Vran ($12.99)
- The Witcher 2 ($3.99)
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown ($7.49)