Quantic Dream's "adult" quick-time-tastic adventure thriller Heavy Rain has now sold over one million copies, publisher Sony has announced on the PlayStation.Blog.
The PlayStation 3 exclusive was released in North America on February 23. The first 'Heavy Rain Chronicle' downloadable content episode 'Taxidermist' was released to all and sundry on April 1 for $4.99, having previously been given free to pre-orderers. As well as further Chronicles, support for the PlayStation Move controller is in the works.
Digital distributor Direct2Drive has kicked off the first week of its first-annual and month-long "Spring Sale!" promotion, offering discounts on a variety of PC games.
The various deals will change every Monday for the next three weeks--the promotion runs April 12 through May 9--with those that spend $75 or more at the site during that time getting $15 worth of in-store credit, usable through June 8, on May 10.
Electronic Arts have launched the free-to-play, browser-based Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online. A sub-set of the game's content is available for free, with monthly ($9.99) or yearly ($59.99) subscriptions available to gain access to all of the courses. The yearly subscription includes 1500 points as a bonus.
Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior series pits iconic warriors from different historical eras against each other in one-on-one virtual gladiatorial duels. To simulate the battles on the show they analyze the combatants in detail, examining their typical tactics and performing a battery of tests on their weaponry. The first season included matchups like Viking vs. Samurai and Pirate vs. Knight. It sounds like the setup for a videogame and sure enough, as revealed during the VGA's, it's getting a fighting game adaptation due out as a downloadable title later this year.
Electronic Arts sends word that Battlefield 1943, DICE's downloadable multiplayer-only re-imagining of Battlefield 1942, has become the fastest selling Xbox Live Arcade title to move 1 million units since its release in July 2009.
With the first downloadable add-on for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 due on Xbox 360 in under a week (Tuesday, March 30 to be exact) publisher Activision is continuing to detail its contents, this time in the form of five screenshots--one for each map.
Priced at 1200 Microsoft Points / $15, the appropriately named "Stimulus Package" will first be available on Xbox 360, with PC and PlayStation 3 releases to follow.
Several new screenshots, some new pieces of artwork and a brief teaser trailer mark the latest update from Funcom on its mystical but modern-day MMO The Secret World. Packing "no classes or levels" and development for both PC and Xbox 360, The Secret World has yet to receive a solid release window. That said, beta sign-ups are still open, and a longer version of the below trailer is slated to debut Thursday, March 25.
Australian attorney-general and violent video games opponent Michael Atkinson has resigned, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, potentially opening the path for an adults-only video games rating and an end to 'bans' and censorship down under.
Australia currently has no equivalent of the adults-only 'R18+' rating available to films for video games, which meant that games deemed by too mature for the highest rating of MA15+ could not legally be sold, rented or demonstrated--effectively banning them.
Typically 800 Microsoft Points / $10 each, all five of Fallout 3's downloadable expansions have been marked down by half as part of this week's Xbox Live Deal of the Week.
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