Boxing management tycoon Punch Club hit the top Steam charts at launch, marking it as a game that did well on the digital storefront. Even so, the number of people who pirated the game vastly overshadows the number of people who actually bought it.
Here’s an interesting nugget of League of Legends eSports information: GameSpot interviewed a bunch of North American pro players and found that an overwhelming majority would prefer the League Championship Series (LCS) format be changed to best of two games, rather than best of one. I think they all have a point.
QUOTE | "It's outright embarrassing how totally unrepresented many of the industry's biggest players are in the mobile arena." - Jeferson Valadares, Bandai Namco's head of mobile, talking about how traditional game publishers need to get busy making mobile games.
Just an hour ago, almost a million people were playing Minecraft, Mojang's Nathan Adams said on Twitter:
Now that the end of the year is here, everyone is starting to declare their "game of the year"—and Metacritic has now thrown its hat into the ring.
Smash Bros. for Wii U has a "World Status" mode, which lets you watch a ticker of random statistics collected from players. These include total number of hours played, total number of Kos people have gotten, and the total distance the Sandbag has been launched in home run contest. All of this is show on a nice global…
Mass Effect's Commander Shepard may be the savior of the galaxy, but how many people did she kill along the way? Reddit user mocha820 tallied up every kill in a standard run through all three games and assembled some neat stats on the series. Warning: spoilers ahead.
The Humble Bundle has been branching out from just games for a bit now, but today they have 89 comics available if you pay at least $15.
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While sales numbers are the tried and true method of calculating the most successful video game console in a generation, on Facebook everything's a popularity contest, and the most popular console in the U.S. is the Xbox One.
You want too much information? Well then, here you go. FiveThirtyEight ran all of Bob "Happy Little Trees" Ross' paintings through a giant calculator, and what they discovered is... enlightening. Unsurprisingly, 91% of his paintings contain trees, but did you know Ross refused to have any signs of humanity in his work?
How much stuff goes into a video game? To celebrate Broken Age going on sale on Steam, Double Fine has released an infographic with a collection of stats from the number of textures in the game to the total coffee consumption of the team.
For the eighth consecutive year, I've counted the number of games I finished in the last 12 months. The number has gone up, even as I played fewer games.(Games I started listed below. Finished games are Games not from 2013 are noted as such) (22 games played; 4 finished) (1 games played; 0 finished)
For the seventh straight year, I'm publishing a list of all the games I started playing in the past year and all the ones I finished.
We are obsessed with numbers. We lap them up. We get immense pleasure out of watching digits decrease and multiply as we peer over bank accounts and scales and Vegas roulette tables.