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May 03
By Jake In UK Charts 1 Comment

Shenanigans! I declare SHENANIGANS!

A couple of weeks ago, our new release round-up carried the headline Portal Kombat – because Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat were released. Very clever, you’ll agree. Today, Chart-Track have used the same headline for this week’s chart news. Blatant thievery!

Either that, or it’s quite an obvious play on words that’s probably been used in loads of places. It has: look.

Sorry, you didn’t come here for South Park-referencing pun-based tomfoolery. You came here for unadulterated CHART ACTION.

Well that’s going to be tricky, friend. You see, the reason Chart-Track resorted to a pun, rather than their more usual informative headline, is that there is NOTHING HAPPENING in this week’s chart.

Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat retain their respective positions at the top of the chart. The only one of last week’s new releases to bother the top 40 is Virtua Tennis 4, at #23. There’s no sign of Thor: God of Thunder, even in the single-format charts; early reviews suggest that the public isn’t missing much.

It has been a good week for games involving flapping about though: Just Dance 2 up five to #10, Michael Jackson: The Experience up five to #13, Kinect Sports up 14 to #17, Carnival Games: In Action up seven to #22.

With the recent DS versions of Pokemon at #12 and #14, Michael Jackson is between Black and White.

Loser of the week: Bulletstorm, down 14 to #38. Clearly it was not deemed an appropriate way to celebrate the royal wedding.

Jan 10
By Matt Gander In UK Charts 1 Comment

It would seem that more than a few gamers ate too much over the festive period. Just Dance 2 is up from #4 to #2, Wii Fit Plus has risen from #13 to #5 while EA Sports Active 2 has entered at #13. Kinect Sport is also still in the top 10, although it has dropped four places since last week.

Nintendo must be running the Art Academy TV adverts again as that’s back at #11. Mass Effect 2 has made a re-entry too at #18 thanks to being cut to £4.99 at various online retailers last week. The PlayStation 3 version will be full price when it arrives at the end of the month, although it does have a load of bonus missions to play through.

There isn’t much going on in the single format charts, although I am surprised to see Touchmaster 4: Connect at a respectable #7 in the DS chart. Touchmaster is one of the franchises Warner Bros. nabbed off Midway when they went bust, so I’m sure they’re glad that their acquisition is paying off.

Nov 08
By Matt Gander In UK Charts 1 Comment

UK Charts

GoldenEye 007 hasn’t managed to make it into the top 10 chart this week, but don’t feel down because 007: Blood Stone hasn’t made the cut either. Instead they’re at #13 and #17 respectively. I think Activision themselves are partly to blame – what were they thinking launching them both just 4 days before the biggest game of the year? 007: Blood Stone hasn’t had much publicity either, while reviews for GoldenEye 007 were held back until the last minute even though it’s a very fine game.

But I digress – there’s a new #1 in the form of Football Manager 2011. FIFA 11 is at #2, Fable III at #3, Just Dance 2 at #4 and up three positions is Professor Layton and the Lost Future at #5. The X-Factor game is doing a little better than last week – it was at #37 but it’s now at #22. It’s also swings and roundabouts for Enslaved and Castlevania – Enslaved has risen from #34 to #30 while Castlevania has dropped from #18 to #40.

Blur has made a re-entry at #36 presumably as it has been reduced to due to £12.99 at Blockbuster and £12 at Tesco.

Oct 18
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

UK Charts

Were a few rather critical reviews ever going to harm Medal of Honor? Of course not – even though it has been a few years since the last MoH it’s still a franchise that’s popular. As such, it enters at #1 in the UK chart, beating my prediction of a #2 entry. I wonder though how many people are planning to trade their copies in on the 11th November?

This means FIFA 11 is now at #2. Just Dance 2 enters at #3, Wii Party rises from #10 to #4 and there’s also a surprise new entry in the top 10 – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 at #9. Enslaved and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow are both on the way out of the top 10 already, currently at #10 and #11 respectively.

Elsewhere, Mass Effect 2 is back at #16 as Game are selling it for £5 if you buy Medal of Honor at the same time. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition at #35, completes this week’s new releases.

Oct 14
By Matt Gander In Blog No Comments

Just This Week’s Games

Is it randomly ‘made up’ word week? It certainly looks like it, with the likes of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole – The Videogame, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes and the PSP version of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger arriving in stores.

As for games that don’t have words in that look like somebody has just randomly hit a few keyboard buttons there’s A Shadow’s Tale, Medal Of Honor, Just Dance 2, Scooby Doo & The Spooky Swamp and Sports Island 3 on Wii.

Medal of Honor, then. Or Medal of Honour, as the Queen should force EA to call it, isn’t quite the Call of Duty beater we all hoped for. The single player mode is reportedly very short (shorter than Modern Warfare 2, even) and linear but the multi-player mode is pretty good and makes up for the rest of the shortcomings. My chart prediction – #2, behind EA’s own FIFA 11.

Another one that’ll no doubt get into the top 10 is Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2. The original was apparently “alright”, gaining plenty of 7/10 review scores. I’ve no idea what The Owls of Ga’hoole – The Videogame is like, but I’d guess that there’s plenty of flying through hovering hoops and stuff. There may or not be a PlayStation 2 version out – some websites have it listed while others don’t. Scooby Doo & The Spooky Swamp is defiantly out on PlayStation 2 though, if that’s your type of thing.

If the handheld version of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is as good as the home console versions then that’ll be worth a look – it’s one of the best 2D fighters ever. The same can’t be said for the ICO-inspired A Shadow’s Tale on Wii as it isn’t a) a 2D fighter, or b) very good. That’s at least according to Eurogamer’s 5/10 review.

Next week: Fallout: New Vegas, Vanquish, EA Sports MMA, Professor Layton and the Lost Future, DJ Hero 2 , Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, Monopoly Streets, Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley and Peppa Pig: Fun and Games. Oink!

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