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September NPD: Grand Theft Auto 5 sales boost industry [Update]

Good news, everyone! The NPD Group reports that the video game industry's performance in the physical retail sector was up by 27 percent year-over-year for the month of September: $1.07 billion this year versus $848 million last year. Predictably, the majority of that boosted income came from...

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Limited edition Monster Hunter 4 3DS coming to Japan

Japan will receive this limited edition Monster Hunter 4-themed 3DS on November 7, appropriately bundled with a copy of the game and the knowledge that everyone else on the JR Line is super, super jealous. Whether that's worth not having a new 3DS, however, is up to you. The bundle costs...

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Slender: The Arrival stalks Steam this month

Blue Isle Studios' spooky tall-guy simulator Slender: The Arrival will turn up on Steam by the end of the month, according to a newsletter floating around the developer's official forums and Facebook page. The newsletter states that the game will drop by "this Halloween," and that the Steam version...

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Tekken Card Tournament surpasses 5 million downloads

Tekken Card Tournament, Namco Bandai's free-to-play mobile/browser card battling thing, has been downloaded more than five million times, the pub/dev announced today. Namco Bandai didn't specify exactly how those downloads break down on a per-device basis, nor was any mention made of how many of...

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Killer Instinct FightStick for Xbox One is up for preorder

A Killer Instinct-branded version of Mad Catz's forthcoming, Xbox One-flavored Tournament Edition 2 FightStick is up for pre-order on the peripheral manufacturer's official shop. At $200, the extent of the stick's Killer Instinct-ness appears to be its artwork, which can easily be removed and...

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Forza 5's Top Gear content driven by The Stig's Digital Cousin

Top Gear's tame racing driver, The Stig, or rather his Digital Cousin, will feature as a CPU driver in Forza Motorsport 5, the BBC announced today. While details of Stig's involvement were slim, we do know that players will be able to race against it, and that it may even be beaten, unlike the...

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Steam's Capcom 30th Anniversary sale includes SSF4AE, DmC, non-acronym games

Between now and Monday, October 14, Steam is having a pretty substantial blow-out on Capcom titles, in celebration of the publisher's thirtieth anniversary. Everything is discounted by at least 40 percent, with daily deals cutting prices on some games by as much as 75 percent. Today's daily deal...

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Nintendo opens UK web store with free delivery in this, our year of Luigi

If you're a resident of the United Kingdom and would prefer to put your money directly into Luigi's pocket, rather than into the coffers of big business, you now have the option of doing so, as the Nintendo UK Online Store has opened for business. The shop offers the expected range of Wii U...

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GTA 5 title update for vanishing online characters, other issues

Rockstar has issued a patch for the GTA Online portion of Grand Theft Auto 5, which purportedly solves issues with spontaneous character deletion, lost progress and a handful of other issues, save for one specific circumstance. The patch should be live on PSN and will hit the Xbox 360 version...

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GOG's 'Shutdown Promo' grants free games to furloughed government employees

In what may be the most tongue-in-cheek sale in the company's history, GOG's "Shutdown Promo" lampoons the state of our nation's cryogenically frozen legislative branches with free games for government employees that have been affected by the shutdown, and 50-percent discounts for the rest of us. ...

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