Minecraft

Plenty of people picked up Pikmin

This week’s UK chart has an unexpected #1 – not Nintendo’s Pikmin 3, but Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. We assume that’s down to a combination of the game’s ‘pocket money’ price tag and the kids currently being off school. The long awaited Wii U-exclusive Pikmin 3 pops in...

Everyone still bloody loves The Last of Us

It’s The Last of Us atop the UK chart for a sixth week. Last week’s ‘big’ release, Dynasty Warriors 8 wasn’t desperately likely to depose it, but manages a very respectable #5. Nintendo will be hoping that Pikmin 3 does the deed next week. Back to this week...

The Last of Us is first to four

In a quiet week for the UK chart, The Last Of Us becomes the first game this year to take the top spot for four consecutive weeks. So well done to all involved. Minecraft holds steady at #2, then it’s FIFA 13 up a place at #3 and...

Minecraft blocked by The Last of Us

With a third week at the top of the UK chart, the public evidently loves The Last of Us as much as the critics. That means the Xbox 360 retail release of Minecraft misses out on the top spot, but #2 isn’t a bad start. Animal Crossing: New...

Welcome to the Deadpool party

You may recall we were concerned about Activision’s Deadpool game after hearing that it’ll be less-than-full-price and that developer High Moon was being downsized upon the game’s competition. Were we right to be concerned? Perhaps. It’s a short game with little replay value, which we assume is why...

The 50 best selling XBLA games of all time

Not only does Microsoft have a list of the best selling XBLA games of all time on Xbox.com, but they also keep it updated daily. We doubt it changes dramatically on a day to day basis, but it’s a touch that we didn’t expect to see. Speaking of...

A bit of tapping and playing

Welcome to the first in a hopefully regular series covering the latest noteworthy mobile phone games. We’ve dabbled with the idea of mobile and download game round ups in the past, though now we’re going to attempt to do it semi-properly. A couple of months ago the Pickford...

Games I keep meaning to play

As is evidenced by the declining number of reviews I’ve written for this site over the past decade, I haven’t really been playing or writing about as many games as I’d like. Once or twice a year I go manic and indulge, usually every October (traditionally the month...