Rage 2 debut is half that of Rage 1 in latest UK charts

Rage 2 – there probably isn’t going to be a Rage 3 Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic sequel is the new number one, but physical sales are down by a quarter compared to the 2011 original. Nintendo Switch lifetime sales beat PS4 in Japan After three weeks at the top, Days Gone has seen one post-apocalyptic open world game replaced by another. Although the performance of Rage 2 is considerably less impressive than that of Sony’s exclusive. The game’s physical sales were only a quarter of what the original managed on Xbox 360,…

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Call Of Duty 2020 is Black Ops 5 claims insider, may include free-to-play

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 – it sounds like the sequel will be sooner than expected Activision is allegedly in turmoil over development of Call Of Duty, with a report suggesting that Treyarch is making next year’s game. Game review: Total War: Three Kingdoms is a true strategy epic One of the secrets of Call Of Duty’s success is that Activision has three separate developers taking it in turns to make each game, allowing for a generous three years of development each time. Usually they take things in turn,…

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Team Sonic Racing review – gotta go-kart fast

Team Sonic Racing (PS4) – Mario Kart still has little to worry about Sonic The Hedgehog tries to beat Mario Kart at its own game but does Sega’s latest racer have what it takes to win pole position? Microsoft and Sony to collaborate on cloud gaming, hardware, and AI There was a time, in the PlayStation 1 and 2 eras, where seemingly every media franchise imaginable had a Mario Kart clone. Never mind spin-offs of existing video games, there was The Muppets, The Smurfs, Star Wars, South Park, Shrek, M&M’s,…

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Games Inbox: Halo Infinite hype, Overwatch anniversary, and Watch Dogs 3 in London

After reading the Reader’s Feature Why Rage 2 deserves to fail I thought I’d write the other side of the coin. So, Rage 2 hasn’t got the best story, is cut from the same cloth as various other games of the type, and has a ugly waypoint system that has you following tons of purple chevrons to destinations, but boy is it fun to play. Approaching a base and taking out everyone in it using assault rifles, shotguns, missile launchers, and pistols – all available at a quick switch of…

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This is the best generation of video games ever – Reader’s Feature

Xbox One X – part of a memorable generation A reader argues that the current generation of consoles is the best there’s ever been, even despite all the controversies. As the next generation of consoles creeps ever closer, with this E3 likely to give the best clue yet as to how it will all shake out, it seems natural to take stock of the outgoing generation of consoles. It started in February 2011, with the release of the 3DS, with the first new home console of the current generation being…

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My 5 dream features for PlayStation 5 – Reader’s Feature

What do you want from the PlayStation 5? A reader list the things he’s most looking forward to from Sony’s next console, including a revamped version of Playroom and more remasters. It’s no secret that Sony is close to revealing the PlayStation 5, and while we are currently enjoying the PlayStation 4 era the PlayStation 4 has been out for quite some time and the hardware will eventually become dated. Currently, the PlayStation 4 has done phenomenally well in its release and has given us some great games. However, it…

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Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: The best Xbox exclusives

The actual game which made me get the Xbox 360, after confirmation that the console was fixed from the Red Light of Death fiasco was Fable II. In my opinion it was also my favourite and best Xbox exclusive, especially after the many, many hours committed to it. I know there are a lot of gamers out there with mixed feelings about this series, and with good reason, but I feel Fable II was probably the best of the series. Funnily enough I think GameCentral even gave it an eight…

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Why Fable II is the best Xbox exclusive – Reader’s Feature

Fable II – is it really Microsoft’s best? A reader goes into detail on his pick for this week’s Hot Topic, and explains why he thinks Fable II is the best game Microsoft’s ever published. Halo will hog all the limelight here, seeing as the Xbox became the ‘shooter box’. But first person shooters have always left me somewhat cold. And Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath was always better with the creative ways of capturing bounties alive (not the chocolate bar) and the best ammunition in a game ever. But my favourite…

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Why Rage 2 deserves to fail – Reader’s Feature

Rage 2 – the straw that broke the post-apocalyptic mutant’s back A reader lists the reasons he chose not to get Rage 2 and complains about the lack of originality and imagination in AAA games. Before I start this I’m going to admit that I haven’t played Rage 2. The reason I haven’t played it though is because its reviews have confirmed everything I assumed about it from the moment it was announced. Not its quality necessarily, which was essentially irrelevant to my purchasing decision, but how it failed to…

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Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: The best Xbox exclusives

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic – the best Xbox exclusive? GameCentral readers name their favourite Xbox exclusive games, from Fable to Forza Motorsport. We’ve already run a Hot Topic on the best PlayStation exclusives, so this week it was the turn of Microsoft and any game that had, at least at some point, been exclusive to the Xbox, Xbox 360, or Xbox One (we would’ve also accepted any Microsoft-published PC exclusives). You would’ve imagined that Halo and Gears Of War would’ve dominated the lists but for whatever reason…

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