from Jeff Kaplan dashes cold water on speculation that Doomfist
will be the next hero to join Overwatch
, saying "24 is not who you think
it is." A
thread on reddit
follows this up with a hunt for clues to who the game's
24th playable character will actually be. They center on
from actor Alex Malaos suggesting a Greek hero will be
joining the game (thanks
Under "voice," he lists a role called "Greek" for Overwatch, listing Jeffrey
Kapplan [sic] and Aaron Keller as directors. The CV was originally from October,
but was apparently deleted around a month ago when it was first discovered.
Paradox Interactive announces that Hearts of Iron IV
has now sold over a
Paradox Development Studio is thrilled to announce
that Hearts of Iron IV, its World War II themed strategy wargame, has sold
500,000 copies worldwide since its release in June 2016. This milestone follows
record sales for Stellaris, Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings II, once
again confirming Paradox as the premier developer of computer strategy games.
Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, underlines how the continued success
of Paradox games justifies the company philosophy.
“The PC remains the primary platform for games of this nature,” Wester says.
“Even genres that have traditionally been seen as niche can find a large
audience, if a developer is dedicated to quality, variety and learning from both
previous experiences and the community at large.”
The Sims 4
returns to number one on the
GFK Chart-Track top 30 chart
of the bestselling PC games in the U.K. for the
week ending February 18th. Football Manager 2017
drops to number two, and
Halo Wars 2
debuts at number three. On the
all platforms chart
, For Honor enters at number one and Sniper Elite 4
shoots to number two in its first week. Here's the whole story:
on Tuesday, ‘For Honor’ debuts on top, giving Ubisoft their first All Formats
No1 since ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ almost a year ago.
It is the biggest entirely new IP to launch at No1 since ‘No Man’s Sky’ with 57%
of sales on PS4 and 43% on Xbox One. ‘Sniper Elite 4’ published by Sold Out
Sales & Marketing, also launched on Tuesday and is a new entry at No2, meaning
‘Grand Theft Auto V’ has been knocked off No1 yet again, falling to No3 despite
a 7% increase in sales. The last time there were new titles at No1 and No2 was
with ‘FIFA 17’ and ‘Forza Horizon 3’ back in W39 last year. Retailer promotions
give old favourites a boost; ‘FIFA 17’ is a non-mover at No4 even though sales
jumped by 45%, while ‘Battlefield 1’ enjoys a similar sales increase, up one
place to No5 with sales rising by 48%. ‘Forza Horizon 3’ (+138%) re-enters the
Top 10 at No9 while ‘Lego Dimensions’ (+187%) re-enters the Top 40 at No15, both
on the back of retailer special offers. Bandai Namco Entertainment’s ‘Dragon
Ball Fusions’ on 3DS makes a first appearance at No36.
Happy Washington's Birthday! What's that? President's/Presidents Day you say?
Well, while it's true that almost half the states in the U.S. call the occasion
that, the reality is the holiday was never actually renamed on a federal level.
In fact, my home state of New York is one of those where it's still just
Washington's Birthday. An interesting note is that Washington's official
birthday only became the 22nd upon the adoption of the Gregorian calendar. So by
celebrating this on the third Monday in February, it's not actually possible for
Washington's Birthday to fall on February 11th, which is the actually date of
Dick Bruna Has Died At Age 89