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Wednesday
Jan042012

Daily News - 4th January 2012 - Bastion Sales, Crysis 2 Piracy and A Cheeky Indie bundle!

Bastion Sells Over 500,000 Copies

Bastion was easily one of the best games of 2011. I didn't manage to play the game (my joblessness meant I couldn't afford it) but absolutely everyone had it on their Game Of The Year lists somewhere, so it's encouraging to see the game sell extremely well. The game has been in a few sales over the Christmas period, which probably helped quite a deal, but their success is well-earned. Greg Kasavin, from Supergiant Games said:

"We're happy to have this many people playing and to be in a position to make more games on our own terms. When we set out to make Bastion, a sales number like that seemed astronomical to us, so it feels great to have hit that mark. It goes to show that a lot of folks out there like what we’re doing and want us to keep going, which is great, because we intend to stick together as a team and do just that."

More power to those guys, and I'll for sure be playing it soon.

That's an in-game capture. Look at that!

Crysis 2 'Most Pirated Game' For 2011

Any publicity is good publicity right? Welllllllll, not in this case. In a year with such releases as Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim, it turns out that the game scumbags actually wanna be playing is Crysis 2! Who knew! I played a bit of Crysis 2 (before I started writing "Why I Hated..."s, luckily for it) and it was shit as fuck, so why pirates want it is beyond me, but there were a few other games on it's tail. Crysis 2 led with 3.92 million downloads, then afterwards it was Modern Warfare 3 with 3.65 million with Battlefield 3, Fifa 12 and Portal 2 just about bringing up the rear. It's never nice to see good games get pirated... but Crysis 2 getting pirated? I don't know how to feel about that...

Pretty... pretty but shitty

New Year Indie Bundle Is A Right Cheeky Twat!

Indie bundles are, generally speaking, amazing, pay what you want, support charity and indie developers, and get some great games to boot. One such bundle, the Indie Royale, has been the worst of these. The games they've had aren't the best, and they make their prices a little too high to be inviting to an, admittedly, profounfly spoilt indie bundle buying crowd. Now though, they reach new levels of disappointment, by letting pre-purchase a bundle... and not tell you what games are on it. I really don't think any of the games in the bundkle will be any decent, but if they are I'll let you know... It's my duty as a journalist! Unfortunately!

Why Nathan Fillion? Shut up! That's why!

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