Compare to the same time last year, sales of video game hardware are almost double this year. Statistics taken from May 2013 to May 2014 show that video game consoles have sold twice in May this year than last.

game_newsThe main reason behind this is the welcome for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But the sale of other remaining competitors and accessories are also taking place. Much expected video games released this year would have sparked the sales of Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 as these provide a better experience to the player.

As for PlayStation 4, 2014 remains a happy new year. P4 has remained the bestselling video game console since January this year for more than five consecutive months now. The existed and known consoles made a sale through special offers and bundles. The Xbox One sold with Borderlands is a prime example of combined sales that really worked.

As for the sales of games themselves, Watch Dogs was in the first place, followed by Mario kart 8 and MLB 14: The show, respectively. Call of Duty : Ghosts was at the last place of top 10.

May 2014 has been a remarkable month of sales for both game consoles and other components of video games. Sony and Microsoft did not reveal the actual number of consoles sold but the total gaming sales for May 2014 were over $1.46 billion.

After E3 and the new games coming in we could only hope for a more profiting gaming industry this year.

 

game_newsThe beauty of Neverwinter is returning in August 2014. The Cryptic and Perfect World has made the announcement. Although there weren’t much detail in the announcement itself but there were other sources detailing the game and the theme.

The dragons have taken to believe that their queen Tiamat has been dwelling over the nine hells for thousands of years and she should be returning by now. The dragons need their queen to lead them towards their destiny and goal.

It was thought by the dragons that there was a prophesy promising the creation of immortal dragons. Now that they have realized that there was an empire on dragons flourishing some 25,000 years ago but was extinct. It is the belief of the dragons now that with their queen they can bring back the immortal dragon empire again.

The makers of the game say that they are proud have come to this point. They say that it is a pivotal year for Dungeons and Dragons. When they say that they are thrilled it is understood that the Perfect World and Cryptic is the element for that feeling.

The announcement that the Tyranny of Dragons is only the beginning makes it tasty to the players. It seems like there are going to be more serials to the game in a new way of story line. This is the fourth module to the Neverwinter but it seems like a new beginning that will make this series a unique one starting from August 2014.

 

game_newsThe much anticipated updated version of Minecraft is released this August for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The dates are set to be in early August. Existing users of existing version can upgrade to the new version with a minimal upgrade fee.

Unlike Xbox 360 edition, the new upgraded version for Xbox One will allow users to experience larger worlds and much draw distances. The new Xbox One version will cost around $20. The existing Xbox 360 version users can upgrade it for $5. The upgrade will be available for one year from the date of release. Saved games can also be imported into Xbox One.

PSN will release the PlayStation 4 version in August as well. The PS4 version will also bring about larger worlds and much draw distances than the prior versions of PlayStation games. The new version and the upgrade will cost the same as for Xbox One.

The draw back in the PlayStation 4 version is that the saved games cannot be imported to earlier versions; but you can still import your saved games in earlier versions to the PlayStation 4. There are also some issues in transferring some of the DLC skins into PlayStation 4 due to some licensing deals.

The worlds featured in the new upgraded version of the games will not be infinite but rather they would be larger than the ones experienced in prior versions. All the Minecraft lovers can get ready to experience the new and advanced features of the game starting from August 2014.

game_newsThe gaming auction platform Game Gavel has sold out the largest video game collection in the world for $750,250. The collection includes a variety of video game collected from over 30 years. Nearly 25% of the games sold were factory sealed and stockpiled. A collectors dream became true when it was sold in the auction. More than 11,000 video games were in the sold package. This is the officially recognized Guinness world record for the largest collection of video games in the world.

Michael Thomasson has been collecting these video games for more than 20 years. He decided to sell out his collection to use the money in favor of his family. The bidding began from $1 and went all the way to 100,000 before finally meeting the winning price of $ 750,250.

Although Thomasson has been collecting for long time, he had claimed for the Guinness world record in 2011. He admits that he has been spending around $3000 per year upon purchases. The Guinness book of world records recognized his collection as the largest in the world in July 2013.

This collection does not include each and every game released prior to the 90’s. Games released after the 90’s are almost completely in the collection. Thomasson said that the sale of his collection would not stop him from collecting all the way from the beginning again. He actually has started buying video games again. Let’s hope that Thomasson will hit the top once again.

 

game_newsYou won’t believe how much a generation is likely to be called a video game generation and influence a navy product. The people who have seen the latest navy vessel USS Zumwalt say that it has much resemblance to the starship Enterprise in StarWars.

Yet, the statement of the former navy Captain Wade Knudson was “designed to be used by a generation raised on video games”. The multiple screens of video displays at the heart of the ship, the operations center are very reminding of video game environments.

The ship itself is like a vehicle in a video game. A warship the size and functionality of Zumwalt would require some 300 staff to make the ship operational. The automatic controls and easy user interfaces for the devices installed make it possible to run with just 130 people on board. Most devices on the ship are digitally operated giving a feel like playing a video game. All the weaponry is systematically integrated. The ship also has an electromagnetic rail gun as part of its fire power, which is again like a weapon in a video game. This powerful weapon has a 125 mile range and is operated by electromagnetic induction instead triggers.

The operators in the operations room will look like video gamers when the ship and its weapons are active. As Captain Knudson states, “information is provided to the controllers of the ship in a way that they are familiar with”. He refers the system to video games. And of course, all the controls do work just like you controlling a war ship in a video game.