Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 Did Not Meet EA's Expectations
Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:41
In their post-earnings financial call, Electronic Arts revealed that their big budget shooters Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 "came in below our forecast." Specific sales figures were not divulged but NPD data shows that Dead Space 3 sold over 600,000 copies and Crysis 3 sold 260,000 units in Februay alone. EA President Frank Gibeau said in September that Dead Space 3 needed 5 million copies sold for the series to continue. The fate of the series remains uncertain.
Here we are. The next generation of consoles is among us and it is finally time to start thinking about finally unplugging our beloved current-gen systems. Could there be a better swan song for one of these systems than taking a trip back to Rapture?
Whether it’s a rainy day, a sickness, or some other reason not to go outside and enjoy the beautiful summer air, video games are the perfect way to spend your time - that is, if you can find a game to play. In terms of releases, summer generally isn’t the most fruitful of seasons, and this year is no different. So what games could/should you be sinking your teeth into during the dog days?
Since its reveal at E3 2009, The Last Guardian has not resurfaced other than in rumours and in statements regarding said rumours. Sony admits to major studio problems during the game’s development, but constantly reassures those anticipating the game that it is still not, and will not, be canceled. So is this the year that we finally see the resurrection of The Last Guardian? In my opinion, the answer is a big fat NO.
Getting my first mount in World of Warcraft was a major milestone. It came at a time before Blizzard reduced the cost of training for a ground mount and the gold required seemed like an impossible sum when quests were doling out a few coppers. What's more, I was foolishly selling my gathered iron or mithril to in-game vendors rather than placing it up for auction. I won't get into the particulars of my moneymaking strategy but I will say that it wasn't effective and very indicative of my n00b status.