Undeterred by the holidays, GfK Chart-Track
presents its list of the 20 bestselling full-price PC entertainment titles in the U.K. for the week ending December 22. The chart is quite stable, with Football Manager 2013
once again playing star atop the tree. The all formats chart
is also pretty static, with Call of Duty: Black Ops II
retaining the top spot, but Just Dance 4
did take a huge jump to number four after languishing at number 37 last week.
Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating. Here's to peace on earth and goodwill toward men, and everyone else. We had snow overnight here, making for the classic white Christmas, and even better, it was just enough to stick and be scenic before whatever was on the sidewalk melted on its own with no need for shoveling. Thanks Santa!
To go along with issues that caused sales of The War Z
on Steam to be suspended
comes word that the trademark application for the zombie game is in doubt. A thread on the War Z forums
discusses this matter, and while executive producer Sergey Titov accurately points out that the trademark for the game is still listed as "live" by the USPTO, his offhand dismissal of this all as false is not accurate either, as a blog titled WarZscam
(a frank admission they have an agenda) has step-by-step instructions on how to locate the suspension notice
sent to The War Z dated November 15th. The conflict seems straightforward: The letter references prior registrations for World War Z, saying action on the application for The War Z "is suspended until the earlier-filed referenced application(s) is either registered or abandoned." The indication is that if the registration for World War Z is granted, the registration for The War Z will be refused. Thanks LightAssassin).
A new version 1.42 of X-Motor Racing
is now available, featuring various improvements for this indie racing simulation. As usual, an updated demo accompanies the new full version, and here is an outline of what's different since version 1.41:
- Improved performance on high poly tracks
- Added photo support to a game profile
- Improved rendering code
- Improved particles system
- Separate settings for each cockpit camera
- Changed default FOV
Merry Christmas Ever to all who are celebrating. We have a quiet day planned here at the Blue Tower, which is just as we like it, and here's hoping things are working out equally well for you.