Daddy Long Legs Review

Sympathising with a spider

FIFA 15 by
published Tuesday, Oct 28th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 First For Five

FIFA 15 (-7%) is the first title this year to make it five straight weeks at the top of the chart.

Minecraft: Playstation Edition (+82%)  has climbed seven places to second thanks to impressive sales on the PlayStation 4, pushing The Evil Within (-64%) down to third.

Despite a small decline in sales, Destiny (-9%) rises three places to fourth, ahead of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (-30%) which drops to fifth.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (-62%) drops out of the top five, but is in front of Bayonetta 2, a new release on the Wii U.

Forza Horizon 2 and Alien: Isolation fall three places each to land at eighth and ninth repsectively.

Skylanders Trap Team is back up one place to finish in the top ten.

Other new releases this week include Civilization: Beyond Earth at eighteenth with Just Dance 2015 ahead of Singstar: Ultimate Party in the battle of the music titles.


Daddy Long Legs by
published Wednesday, Oct 22nd

Daddy Long Legs Review

Never before has a videogame made me appreciate the complexities of walking. Daddy Long Legs, a game in which you play as a fragile spider, has done just that.

Getting out of bed in the morning and walking downstairs is a daily routine that I’d never given much thought — it just happens.

Think about it: this complex routine includes moving from a comfy vertical position to a horizontal one, walking bleary-eyed to a bedroom door, to then taking on the challenging descent down a flight of stairs.

This series of tasks is managed with the greatest of ease, so I found myself somewhat sympathising with the arachnid of Daddy Long Legs, who tends to struggle with even the most basic one-two movement.


The Gamebrit Podcast by
published Wednesday, Oct 22nd

#016 — Interesting

Hi! Episode 16 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast is ready for your ears.

This week Leo is wearing a Fez, Colin conquers Everest and Chris returns with more choice iOS gaming. We find it all very interesting, and we’re sure you will too.

Games discussed this week include Fantasia: Music Evolved, Daddy Long Legs, Destiny, Jellies, Fez, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Hatred.

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FIFA 15 by
published Tuesday, Oct 21st

UK Chart: Four Weeks For FIFA 15

FIFA 15 (-35%) holds the top spot for a fourth week, equaling the extended launch effort from FIFA 14.

The Evil Within from Tokyo based Tango Gameworks arrives at second.

Even with no release on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! lands at third ahead of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (-51%), which drops to fourth from third.

Forza Horizon 2 (-39%) drops one place to fifth, above Alien: Isolation (-70%) and Destiny (-22%) at sixth and seventh respectively.PlayStation 4 exclusive Driveclub (-45%) also succumbs to new releases to land at eighth.

Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+14%) sees a small increase in sales, moving it up to ninth.

F1 2014 from Codemasters Birmingham is a new release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 finishes at tenth.


FIFA 15 by
published Tuesday, Oct 14th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 Top For Third Week

FIFA 15 (-60%) is at the top of the chart for a third straight week. A hat-trick you might say.

Alien: Isolation, from Sussex based The Creative Assembly, enters at second ahead of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (-55%) and Forza Horizon 2 (-54%) which drop one place each to third and fourth respectively.

Releasing on the PlayStation 4 from Cheshire based Evolution Studios, DriveClub takes fifth.

Destiny falls one place to sixth, ahead of new entry Skylanders Trap Team at seventh.

NBA 2k15 is another new release, marking eighth before 3DS-hit Super Smash Bros. at ninth with Minecraft: PlayStation Edition completing the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition at thirteenth.


The Gamebrit Podcast by
published Sunday, Oct 12th

#015 — Epic Announcement

Hey Brother! It’s time to listen to (a slightly delayed) episode 15 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast.

This week we talk about Dumb Ways To Die (the game that is), along with Shadow of Mordor, Crazy Taxi: City Rush and the recently released Pokemon Trading Card game app for iPad. We take a good guess to what a Tetris movie may look like, discuss our favourite gaming soundtracks and Leo shares an epic announcement.

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FIFA 15 by
published Tuesday, Oct 07th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 Remains Top

FIFA 15 (-70%) remains top of the chart despite a significant drop in sales and new competition in the top five.

Middle Earth: The Shadow of Mordor arrives at second as the best release of a Lord of the Rings franchise game. Split on the formats, Shadow of Mordor finds favour on the PlayStation 4 with 56% over Xbox One with 41%.

The next release in the series, Forza Horizon 2 takes third with Xbox One taking 73% of sales against the Xbox 360.

On the 3DS alone, Super Smash Bros. makes its debut, grabbing fourth ahead of Destiny (-30%), which drops from second.

A release on PlayStation 4 gives Microsoft-owned Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+176%) a boost in sales and a jump from ninth to sixth. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sits at eighth with an Xbox One release set to follow later this year.

Disney: Infinity 2.0 (-26%) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-12%) drop four places, to seventh and ninth respectively, before The Sims 4 (-18%) completes the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes, from Dublin/Kiev based Frogwares, at twenty-seventh.


FIFA 15 by
published Tuesday, Sep 30th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 First

FIFA 15 arrives on 8 platforms to claim 80% of total sales, 87% of revenue and a place at the top of the UK Chart this week. That is 15% in sales and 23% in revenue over the launch of FIFA 14, although that excludes the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 54% of sales are taken by next gen consoles, where as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 take 45% of the share.

Destiny and Disney Infinity 2.0 drop to second and third respectively.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition jumps two places to slot into fourth.

Call of Duty: Ghosts improves to take fifth, ahead of Watch Dogs and The Sims 4 which drop two places each.

At eighth, Fantasy Life on the 3DS, from Professor Layton developer Level 5, lands ahead of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition and Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.

 


The Gamebrit Podcast by
published Tuesday, Sep 30th

#014 — Fever Pitch

Take a break at half-time from your FIFA 15 antics and take a listen to episode 14 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast.

Podcast regular Leo might be in Amsterdam this week, as he isn’t here — instead resident Scot Colin joins Chris and Mike to discuss the annual football update from EA, Blizzard’s surprising cancellation of MMO Titan, another Xbox One price cut and how Kevin Spacey may well be Christmas number one.

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published Wednesday, Sep 24th

#013 — Synergistic Marketising

Episode 13 of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast is here!

This week Leo isn’t in Amsterdam so he delivers his verdict on top-seller Destiny. We also talk about the recently released Wii U game Hyrule Warriors, the Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft studio Mojang and, believe it or not, violent ice cream trade-ins. Also, MARKETISING.

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Destiny by
published Tuesday, Sep 23rd

UK Chart: Destiny Dominates

Destiny (-78%) continues at the top against new competition. The Bungie title arrived last week as the best new entry this year and the most successful launch ever of a new intellectual property (IP).  PlayStation 4 sales are helped by its continued success, with more than 72% of new hardware being a Destiny bundle.

Disney Infinity 2.0, with a tandem interactive toy line, improves on its predecessor by one place and 32% sales on launch.

Exclusive to the Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, a collaboration between Koei Tecmo and Nintendo, enters at third.

Watch Dogs (-23%) drops one place to fourth and The Sims 4 (-41%) falls three places to complete the top five.

Minecraft improves on sales for both the Xbox 360 (+12%) at sixth and PlayStation 3 (+7%) at eighth.

Falling from fourth, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-17%) takes seventh.

The Last of Us: Remastered (-27%) and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (-16%) drop to ninth and tenth respectively.

The only other new entry this week is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call on 3DS at seventeenth.