The King of the Court, Virgin Gaming’s month-long online video game tournament concludes this Saturday, April 19th, starting at 6pm EST with a two-hour, head-to-head showdown airing live on Major League Gaming’s MLG.tv. Throughout the month of March, PlayStation 3 players have faced off to claim the throne on top of the NBA 2K14 Virgin Gaming leaderboards, and now two finalists remain. Semaj Riddick from Virginia and Tommy Zak from Wisconsin will compete live from MLG’s New York studios where one of them will be officially crowned 2014’s King of the Court. This time around they’ll be playing on PlayStation 4 in a “best 2 out of 3” format. The winner will walk away with $5,000 cash, a trip to the 2014 NBA Finals, a PlayStation 4 NBA 2K14 bundle, and bragging rights.
The broadcast will stream live on Saturday, April 19th at 6pm at www.mlg.tv/kingofthecourt and the new MLG.tv app.
The NPD Group has released its report for the month of March. While software sales continued to be down 28% year over year in March, hardware sales were up 78%. Overall, total industry sales increased 3% to $1.03 billion. PlayStation 4 continues to be the best selling platform despite the Xbox One exclusive Titanfall topping the games chart. Xbox One sold 311,000 units in March, while Xbox 360 grew its install base with 111,000 units sold, more than any seventh generation console. Wii U hardware sales increased by 4.5% over the same month last year, with 70,000 units sold. And while down 31% year over year, the Nintendo 3DS was the best selling handheld in March, with 159,000 units sold.
The top selling games of March were as follows:
2. inFAMOUS Second Son
3. South Park: The Stick of Truth
4. Call of Duty: Ghosts
5. Dark Souls II
6. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
7. NBA 2K14
8. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
9. The LEGO Movie Videogame
10. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Atari announced today the third-person, multiplayer online bomat game, Minimum, for PC. Minimum will be available for Steam Early Access this spring.
Set in a minimalistic stylized universe, Minimum features fast-paced, session-based combat that pits teams of five against each other with powerful, craftable weapons. Each team has their own gigantic robotic Titan that they power up and support to help them fight and destroy the enemy’s base. At the core of Minimum is an elaborate blueprint crafting system where players collect resources to create customized weapons and armor that power-up during kill streaks, enabling skilled warriors and Titans to become deadlier as matches progress.
Piranha Bytes and Deep Silver have released a teaser trailer for Risen 3: Titan Lords, a new, classic RPG set to launch this August on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Activision has confirmed that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been indefinitely delayed on Xbox One. There’s been no reason given for the delay or cancellation. The game will still be swinging onto PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC and Nintendo 3DS on April 29th.