The August 2018 games industry report is here from NPD, with growth across all segments. According to the NPD Group, August saw a 26% year-on-year increase in spending across software, hardware, accessories, and game cards, for a total of $796 million. Hardware The hardware segment registered a 28% growth in August, compared to the same period last year. $214 million were spent on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and other devices such as the NES Classic. Each respective device saw year-on-year growth, and the top three were practically tied in dollar sales. “Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales are at the highest year-to-date totals since 2011,” said NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. “The Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Blue Joy Con 32GB is the year’s best-selling hardware item in both unit and dollar sales. Year to date, Sony’s PlayStation 4 remains the best-selling console hardware platform in both units and dollars.” Software Software sales saw a 16% … [Read more...] about NPD August 2018: Madden NFL 19 on top, the return of Modern Warfare 2 and Monster Hunter World’s continued success
New information has come to light in the murder of 22-year-old Iowa State champion golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena. Arozamena was found near a golf course in Ames, Iowa on Monday morning, and 22-year-old Collin Daniel Richards has been arrested and charged with her murder. Richards is being held on $5 million cash bond, and the Associated Press reported on Tuesday that he has a history of violent crimes.The suspect has a history of violenceAccording to the AP, Richards is homeless, and has a long history of violence, drug use, and run-ins with law enforcement. In the past, he’s been arrested and charged with abusing his girlfriend, burglarizing a gas station, and smashing a pick-up truck with a baseball bat.In one case, Richards allegedly threatened to shoot clerks at a convenience store after they caught him shoplifting. In another, Richards admitted he stole a man’s pickup truck while high on drugs. In a third, the Iowa State Patrol seized a long knife from him during a … [Read more...] about New details emerge in murder of Iowa State star golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena
Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday fired back at CNN’s Anderson Cooper over a flood picture dispute. “Not surprised @AC360 lied about me on @CNN last night. Par for the course,” he wrote on Twitter. “I never said the pic of him was from Florence.”“When I tweeted out the picture of @AC360 it was with a link to an article about CNN’s dwindling ratings. Nothing to do with Florence,” Trump Jr. also noted.Not surprised @AC360 lied about me on @CNN last night. Par for the course. I never said the pic of him was from [email protected] it was with a link to an article about CNN's dwindling ratings. Nothing to do with Florence. https://t.co/fflwOa10GK— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 18, 2018The picture in question was taken about a decade ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and showed Copper hip-deep in water while a nearby cameraman was submerged only to his knees. That Trump Jr. tweet on … [Read more...] about Trump Jr. hits back: CNN’s Anderson Cooper ‘lied about me’
WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, adding that he wanted his nominee to be confirmed quickly.Asked whether he would ask the FBI to open its background check on Kavanaugh, Trump told reporters at the White House: "I don't think the FBI really need to be involved because they don't want to be involved. If they wanted to be, I would certainly do that, but as you know, they say this is not really their thing." (Reporting by Roberta Rampton Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)RELATED: Brett Kavanaugh through the years: 21 PHOTOS Brett Kavanaugh through the years See Gallery Brett Kavanaugh through the years US Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as the US President announces him as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by … [Read more...] about Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against Kavanaugh
Batman Arkham Knight launched back in 2015 and since then developer Rocksteady Studios has been in hiding as no new project or game from the studio has been announced. However, reportedly the studio’s next project will be announced in early 2019. The report comes from a journalist with close connections to video game insiders. According to the report, if Rocksteady Studios manages to meet certain development milestones then we will be seeing the announcement of their next project in E3 2019 or possibly earlier. Rocksteady Studios has cemented its place as one of the best game developing studios in the game industry with their work on the Batman Arkham series despite the atrocity that PC version of Arkham Knight was at launch. Also, Rocksteady Studios’ next project has been rumored for quite a while with some suggesting that Rocksteady Studios is working on a Superman title. However, there is currently no evidence to support the rumor that the studio is actually working on a … [Read more...] about Rocksteady Studios Next Project To Be Announced In Q1 2019, Is It Superman?