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Let Gundam Give You a Good Night's Rest with Zaku Eye Masks

Anime News Network - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:45
With the final episode of the Loum Arc of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin looming on the horizon, Bandai's shopping site "Bankore!" is offering fans...
Categories: General Anime

Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team Mobile Game Gets Global Release

Anime News Network - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:45
Game launches in English, 5 other languages in December
Categories: General Anime

Black Label Society premiere “All That Once Shined” video

Metal Insider - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:37
Black Label Society are hitting the road late next month with Corrosion of Conformity, Eyehategod, and Red Fang to promote their upcoming album Grimmest Hits, which will be released early next year on January 19th, 2018, via Entertainment One. Earlier last month, we heard the crushing tune “Room of Nightmares,” and today (20th), the group […]
Categories: Music

PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch USA Lifetime Sales � September 2017 Update

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:30

Welcome to the latest edition of the ‘PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch USA’ article. This series compares the monthly and lifetime sales of the three main consoles - the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

 

Looking at the total sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch in the US in September 2017 shows how close the race between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One really is. However, the gap between the two has grown in favor of the PlayStation 4 in every month in 2017. The Switch as a new console has a long way to go to catch up, but has outsold its rivals for three straight months.

The PlayStation 4 passed the 20 million mark. The PS4 has sold 20.16 million units lifetime in the US, the Xbox One 17.33 million units, and the Switch 2.32 million units.

Taking a look at the marketshare, the PlayStation 4 tops the other two platforms. The PlayStation 4 has a 51 percent market share, the Xbox One sits at 43 percent, and the Switch six percent.

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 20,164,233

Xbox One Total Sales: 17,328,858

Switch Total Sales: 2,316,900

 

The Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 in September by 7,663 units for the month and the Xbox One by 128,493 units. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 120,830 units.

When you compare monthly sales to a year ago the PlayStation 4 is up and the Xbox One is down. The PlayStation 4 is up 18,373 units and the Xbox One is down 150,329 units.

Looking at market share for the month, the Switch managed to achieve 39 percent. The PlayStation 4 accounted for 38 percent of the consoles sold, and the Xbox One 23 percent.

PlayStation 4 Monthly Sales: 301,721

Xbox One Monthly Sales: 180,891

Switch Monthly Sales: 309,384

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270310/ps4-vs-xbox-one-vs-switch-usa-lifetime-salesseptember-2017-update/

PS4 vs Wii � VGChartz Gap Charts � September 2017 Update

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:58

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

 

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 691,822 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 533,653 – PS4

Total Lead: 8,278,693 – Wii

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 64,898,205

Wii Total Sales: 73,176,898

September 2017 is the 47th month that the PlayStation 4 has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PS4 when compared with the Wii’s 47th month on sale. The gap decreased by 533,653 units in the last month. Over the last 12 months it has decreased by 533,653 units. The Wii currently leads by 8.28 million units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 64.90 million units, while the Wii sold 73.18 million units during the same timeframe.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270309/ps4-vs-wiivgchartz-gap-chartsseptember-2017-update/

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia's Gameplay Trailer Streamed

Anime News Network - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:45
PS4 game ships in Japan on January 25; in Americas, Europe on February 9
Categories: General Anime

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Aims to Return the Series to Its Roots

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:40

Sega earlier today announced Valkyria Chronicles 4 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. 

Producer Kei Mikami in an interview with PlayStation Blog revealed the game has been in development for two years and the team is looking to take the game to the "original Valkyria Chronicles’ roots."


"It’s been about two years since the project officially started. It might be a little longer if you include the time our director, Mr. Yamashita, spent in the planning phase," said Mikami.

"The aim of this Valkyria Project is to expand the series on a global scale. We haven’t released a mainline title since Valkyria Chronicles 3 in 2011, so our goal from the beginning was to attract new audiences worldwide. Our overarching vision is to return to the original Valkyria Chronicles’ roots, while building on improvements from the rest of the series. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the culmination of everything we’ve learned up to this point.

"We began setting the groundwork for this project with Valkyria Chronicles Remastered for PS4. Our intent was to let fans experience Valkyria Chronicles’ origins and core gameplay on a next-gen console before moving forward with a brand-new numbered entry to the main series."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270308/valkyria-chronicles-4-aims-to-return-the-series-to-its-roots/

Sony Temporarily Cuts Price of PS4 Pro and PS Plus in the UK for Black Friday

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:22

Ahead of Black Friday, Sony has temporarily cut the price of the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation Plus membership in the UK. 

Several PlayStation 4 Pro bundle are available for £299, while a one year subscription to PlayStation Plus now costs £37.50. That is just below what it used to cost before the price increase.


Here is a list of other Black Friday deals:

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270307/sony-temporarily-cuts-price-of-ps4-pro-and-ps-plus-in-the-uk-for-black-friday/

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson opens up about Malcolm Young as tributes continue

Metal Insider - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:12
This past weekend, we lost another legend. AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young died with his family by his bedside. Many continue to collect their thoughts on this huge loss and, AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson recently shared his on his official website. The singer performed with the late guitarist from 1980 up until […]
Categories: Music

CD Projeckt Red: Cyberpunk 2077 Has 'No Hidden Catch, You Get What You Pay For'

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:02

Developer CD Projeckt Red on Twitter has told its fans not to worry about Cyberpunk 2077 following concerns that it will use a games-as-a-service model. 

The developer says there is "no hidden catch, you get what you pay for." 

Tweet

The statement from the developer was released after an interview with CEO Adam Kiciński. He spoke about the possible inclusion of new models in the game.

"We want to experiment in new fields that were not yet explored in the Witcher," Kiciński said in the interview translated by TechRaptor. "I can’t say much about Cyberpunk, although our ambitions are set really high because that is our style of work. We want to go even higher, and especially seeing how we’re having a business chat, we’re interested in Cyberpunk being commercially even more significant.

"Online is necessary, or very recommended if you wish to achieve a long-term success. At some point, we have mentioned that there will be a certain online element related to Cyberpunk."

Cyberpunk 2077 is in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270306/cd-projeckt-red-cyberpunk-2077-has-no-hidden-catch-you-get-what-you-pay-for/

A Certain Magical Virtual-On Game Adds Leivinia Birdway, Othinus

Anime News Network - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:50
Character designs for Ririn, Ririna, Komoe, Last Order also revealed
Categories: General Anime

Need for Speed: Payback Progression Adjusted to be a 'More Enjoyable Experience'

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:35

Electronic Arts has adjusted the progression in Need for Speed: Payback to make it more enjoyable for players. 

"As you’ve seen from previous updates recently, we’ve been working on improving your experience with the progression," said the developer on Reddit.

"We’ve been using Community feedback, along with our own in-game data and have come up with a number of changes, many of which are in the process of going live. Our aim with these changes is to make the progression, especially around the ownership of cars a much more enjoyable experience."

Here is the list of changes:

  • Increased the amount of REP awarded by taking part in events.
  • Increased the amount of Bank awarded by taking part in events.
  • Bait crates now reward increased REP.
  • Bait crates now reward increased Bank.
  • Competing against a Roaming Racer will reward you with increased REP.
  • Competing against a Roaming Racer will reward you with increased Bank.
  • Air Suspension will now appear more frequently within Shipments.
  • Slightly increased REP and Bank for finishing an event outside of first place.

"Today’s changes are just phase one and we have further tweaks coming," the developer added. "Coming shortly will be some changes to the way tune-up shops work, especially around the quality / level of parts they stock. More on that soon.

"It is worth noting that we do encourage you to recycle your speed cards for tokens. Targeted rolls are a very good alternative to tune-up shops. Definitely worth buying out the parts from the tune-up shop and recycling them."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270305/need-for-speed-payback-progression-adjusted-to-be-a-more-enjoyable-experience/

Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman plays with The Prodigy

Metal Insider - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:13
The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Benjamin Weinman’s day gig is coming to an end in just over a month. The guitarist and founder of the band will have time to concentrate on projects outside of DEP, which he did last year with Giraffe Tongue Orhcestra. And while that side project, which included members of Mastodon and […]
Categories: Music

Star Wars Battlefront II Debuts in 2nd on the UK Charts

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:10

Star Wars Battlefront II debuted at the top of the UK charts, according to Chart-Track for the week ending November 18. The 2015 Battlefront game debuted in first place. 

Call of Duty: WWII remained at the top of the charts for the third week in a row, while FIFA 18 dropped one spot to third.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra moon debuted in fourth and fifth, respectively. Assassin’s Creed Origins drops three spots to sixth place, while the console versions of The Sims 4 and the remaster of L.A. Noire debut in seventh and eighth, respectively.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:

  1. Call of Duty: WWII 
  2. Star Wars Battlefront 2
  3. FIFA 18 
  4. Pokemon Ultra Sun 
  5. Pokemon Ultra Moon 
  6. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  7. The Sims 4
  8. L.A. Noire Remastered
  9. Super Mario Odyssey 
  10. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270304/star-wars-battlefront-ii-debuts-in-2nd-on-the-uk-charts/

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia Gameplay Trailer Released

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:53

Bandai Namco has released a gameplay trailer for The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia.

View it below:

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia will launch for the PlayStation 4 on February 9, 2018 in North America and Europe.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270303/the-seven-deadly-sins-knights-of-britannia-gameplay-trailer-released/

Linkin Park wins American Music Award, get kicked out of show

Metal Insider - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:43
Last night (19th), Linkin Park won the Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock award at the American Music Awards. The group dedicated the award to the late Chester Bennington, who took his own life on July 20th, 2017. Footage of their acceptance can be found below. However, right after they picked up the award, they were booted […]
Categories: Music

The Next The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Game is the Last in the Series

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:40

Falcom president and CEO Toshihiro Kondo revealed that the next game in the The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series will be the last one. 


Falcom previously announced the next game will be released for the PlayStation 4 by September 2018 in Japan. No word yet on a release in the west.

Thanks Gematsu.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270302/the-next-the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-game-is-the-last-in-the-series/

Attack on Titan 2 Adds Rico, Mitabi, Ian, and Hannes as Playable Characters

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:35

Attack on Titan 2 will have Rico Brzenska, Mitabi Jarnach, Ian Dietrich, and Hannes as playable characters, revealed the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu.


Attack on Titan 2 will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam in North America and Europe in March 2018. In Japan, it will launch for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, and Windows PC via Steam.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270301/attack-on-titan-2-adds-rico-mitabi-ian-and-hannes-as-playable-characters/

World of Final Fantasy: Meli-Melo Announced for iOS, Android

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:29

World of Final Fantasy: Meli-Melo has been announced for iOS and Android in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. It will launch in Japan later this year. 

The game is developed by Drecom and is a more casual experience than the first World of Final Fantasy


Players can stack up to six small characters on top of each other, or four medium characters, or two large characters. Co-op mode will be supported. Players will have a Garden Dome where they can befriend Mirages and go on adventures in the world of Valgallan. Original characters from the first game will appear in this one. 

The magazine revealed the previous game in the series sold 800,000 units worldwide. 

Thanks Gematsu.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270300/world-of-final-fantasy-meli-melo-announced-for-ios-android/

Tiny Metal Delayed to December 21

gamrFeed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:23

Unties and Area 35 have announced Tiny Metal has been delayed from November 21 to December 21.


Here is an overview of the game:

Tiny Metal is all about the gameplay. We are experienced Japanese video game developers who have come together to develop Tiny Metal. We believe that we can bring back the golden age of Japanese video games, one masterpiece at a time.

We put classical Japanese war gaming into a great modern day graphical package that works well and looks fantastic even on some older systems. Tiny Metal features 15 unique units and never before seen gameplay mechanics. Tiny Metal is the Japanese Arcade War game you wish you had as a kid.

Key Features:

  • Flank & Rear Attacks – Flanking and attacking from the rear of an enemy unit confers an attack bonus.
  • Radar – Use radars in conjunction with long range artillery to attack enemies outside of your visual range!
  • Focus Fire – By using target lock-on with 2 or more units to unleash a deadly focus fire attack.
  • Hero Units – Hero units can be called into battle. They are usually outright stronger or more versatile than normal units. Hero units grow stronger over the course of the campaign and can be brought over from mission to mission.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270299/tiny-metal-delayed-to-december-21/