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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Debuts on Top of UK Charts With 3x Sales of the Original

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Meanwhile, Little Nightmares 2 debuts in seventh place.


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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was the biggest new game release last week, so it’s no surprise that the Switch platformer has debuted on top of the weekly UK retail charts (via GamesIndustry)- and it’s done so with very impressive figures. It’s sold nearly thrice as much as launch (and this only includes physical copies) as the original game did when it came out on the Wii U- though, of course, the install bases for the Wii U and the Switch are not comparable in the slightest.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury launch sales fall right in the middle of the table where launch sales for Mario games on the Switch are concerned- higher than the launch sales for Super Mario Maker 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, but lower than Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

The other big release last week was Tarsier Studios and Bandai Namco’s creepy horror puzzle platformer Little Nightmares 2which debuts in second place. 43% of its sales came from the PS4, 37% from the Nintendo Switch, and 18% from Xbox One.

You can check out the full top 10 for the week ending February 13 below.

  1. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. FIFA 21
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  7. Little Nightmares 2
  8. Minecraft (Switch)
  9. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  10. Ring Fit Adventure

Source: https://gamingbolt.com/super-mario-3d-world-bowsers-fury-debuts-on-top-of-uk-charts-with-3x-sales-of-the-original

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Valve Cancels Artifact Development, Makes It Free-To-Play

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Valve announced this week it had officially ended development on Artifact and its rework, and both games are now free to play on Steam (with the original Artifact being rebranded as Artifact Classic). This marks a soft end for Valve’s biggest failure of a game, and the company’s internal attempts to course-correct.

Originally released in 2018, Artifact is a digital card game based on the Dota 2 universe. While it had a decent player count at launch, interest in it dipped precipitously right after. Even Gabe Newell referred to it as “an interesting failure” and said Valve was surprised that it was such a big flop. User complaints at launch centered around such things as the pricing — the initial price for the game got you a handful of cards, while you’d have to purchase the rest of your deck individually, in packs, or with tickets (which also cost money).

Valve announced last year that it was working on a revamp of the game, Anthem-style. This reboot was apparently so large it was referred to in-house as Artifact 2. And now, sadly, that revamp has gone the way of Anthem — meaning, it’s been abandoned. The unfinished revamped version of Artifact has been put on Steam as Artifact Foundry (which almost sounds like some kind of ironworking sim — and I’d much rather play that). The game is unfinished, but Valve assures that all it’s missing is “polish,” and the gameplay itself is finished.

As for why it scrapped everything, Valve was refreshingly upfront about it: No one was interested, or at least not enough people were interested to make the endeavor worthwhile. The announcement reads: “While we’re reasonably satisfied we accomplished most of our game-side goals, we haven’t managed to get the active player numbers to a level that justifies further development at this time… While both games will remain playable, we don’t plan to ship any further gameplay updates.”

Source: Valve

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Comimbra Airport Is Free For a Day

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Equipping Microsoft Flight Simulator with plenty of third-party add-on scenery can be a bit pricey, but today you can get one airport for free.

Developer VREF Simulations made its Coimbra Airport (LPCO) add-on available for free for a day on SimMarket, until March 6 at 11:59 pm CET.

After that time, it’ll go back to its usual $13 price.

Coimbra Airport, also known as Bissaya Barreto Aerodrome, is a scenic general aviation airport serving the city of Coimbra in Portugal, known for its location on top of a hill dominating the surrounding landscape.

May as well grab it before the offer expires.

Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim.

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin International Airport, and  Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.

If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.

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Source: https://twinfinite.net/2021/03/microsoft-flight-simulator-coimbra-airport-free/

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Rumored Nintendo Switch Pro Will Have A Bigger Screen, 4K Output

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A new report about one of gaming’s most notorious “secret” consoles is out. According to it, the Nintendo Switch Pro that’s been rumored about for years might finally be on the way for real, and it’ll have a beautiful new screen to go with it. Even better, it’ll be out this year — always assuming, of course, that this iteration of the rumor is true.

The report comes from Bloomberg, and alleges that this upgraded Switch will have a 7-inch Samsung-made OLED display with a 720p resolution, and will output at 4K when docked. This is virtually identical to a leak about the in-development Switch Pro from a few months ago. Further rumors suggest that some games in development may be Switch Pro-exclusive. If true, it’d be a good candidate for Nintendo’s 2021 holiday season, and it would make a nice pattern — the Switch Lite launched two years after the Switch Classic, and it’s been two years since then.

Rumors about a Switch Pro have been circulating for practically the entirety of the Switch Classic’s lifespan. They became especially popular when the Switch Lite was launched, as a counterpoint to the Lite’s handheld-only variation on the Switch’s hybrid design. In almost every version of this rumor, the Switch Pro’s screen is bigger than the Classic’s, and 4K support is also a recurring feature.

The reaction to the 720p display has been… less than enthusiastic. Given the proposed size of the screen, 720p feels like the engineers behind the console are aiming a bit low. There are phones with smaller screens that can support 1080p, so it seems like a bit of a waste to make a fancy new screen that’s not even going to have that large of a resolution upgrade. Personally, I’m with Gamesbeat’s Mike Minotti that I would prefer a redesigned Joy-Con over a bigger screen — maybe a more ergonomic Joy-Con, since those things can get pretty uncomfortable.

Source: Bloomberg

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Remedy Entertainment Currently Has 5 Games In Development Among 4 Teams

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The Control developer has a lot going on.


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Remedy Entertainment may have delivered their best game yet in 2019 with Control, but the developer has been around for quite some time. They have always been a very active studio, and they may very well be entering their most active period yet, as they have a lot of projects in the works. 

It’s been known for awhile that Remedy has multiple projects ongoing, but now we have some more exact numbers. As reported via GamesIndustry, the company has 4 active teams going right now according to CEO Tero Virtala. The main team that worked on Control, in addition to working on more ports of that game, has started work on their next big title. They have another team tackling a multiplayer title being referred to as Vanguard, while a third team is working on two unannounced projects that will be part of the partnership with Epic Games. Finally, the last team is the one working on the CrossfireX campaign that is set to release sometime this year. No details were given about the unannounced projects.

Thanks in large part to the success of Control, 2020 was a record year for Remedy. It sounds like they aren’t slowing down either. Hopefully, we’ll start hearing about some of these projects soon.


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Source: https://gamingbolt.com/remedy-entertainment-currently-has-5-games-in-development-among-4-teams

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