In the hands of a skilled player, even a weak character can be a winner. Dominique “SonicFox” McLean proved that this weekend when he used The Joker, arguably one of the worst characters in Injustice 2, to kick Batman’s ass. The showdown happened at the Community Effort Orlando fighting game tournament and was a showcase for the skills of SonicFox, a player who has dominated Injustice 2 and other games made by development studio NetherRealm. As the tournament drew to a close, SonicFox found himself facing fellow top competitor Christian “Forever King” Quiles in the semifinals. With elimination looming, both players came into the match with a lot to lose. Forever King surprised no one by picking his usual main Batman, one of the more solid characters in the Injustice 2 roster thanks to the wide toolset at his disposal. But SonicFox went an entirely different direction, bringing out a pocket Joker against his rival. While Batman should easily defeat Joker on paper—if not in the comics, where he pretty much always loses—SonicFox was able to walk away with a devastating 3-0 victory, sending Forever King home in fourth place. In the month since Injustice 2’s release, READ FULL STORY…
After two months at the top, the Nintendo Switch was outsold by the PlayStation 4 in May 2017 in the United States, the NPD has revealed. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella adds that “Switch continues to be the primary catalyst for hardware spending gains,” and the combined sales of the PS4 and Xbox One are 29% higher than the PS3 and Xbox 360 after 43 months. As for total industry sales in May 2017, they were down 11% year-on-year to $542 million. This includes an increase of 7% in hardware to $147 million, a drop of 20% in console software to $271 million, a drop of 48% in PC software to $12 million, and an increase of 1% in accessories to $112 million. Discussing software sales in May 2017, Piscatella said, “The new release slate of May 2016, led by Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Overwatch, and Doom proved a challenging comparable.” He then added, “Year to date, video game software dollar sales are flat versus 2016, at $1.9 billion.” Here’s the top 20 best-selling games (by revenue) of May 2017 in the US through physical and digital retailers, keeping in mind that digital sales aren’t included for Mario Kart 8, The Legend of READ…
Injustice 2 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC tops UK retail rales chart for the month of May, followed by Bethesda’s Prey. …Read More The post UK Retail Sales Charts May 2017: Injustice on Top, Prey at No.2 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
May was not a very good month for physical game sales in the UK as sales numbers were down by 28.5% with only 818,336 games sold while revenue was down by 41% with only £24 million made. The month was decent enough for Warner Bros though as the publisher’s latest title Injustice 2 was the best-selling physical game in the UK for the month. The highly anticipated fighting game sequel was released on May 11, 2017, and enjoyed decent sales throughout the month. Landing in second place for the month of May was Bethesda’s Prey while Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8: Deluxe for the Switch sat in third, which is equally impressive given that the title is only available on a single platform. Here’s the list of best-selling physical games in the UK for May: Injustice 2 Prey Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Grand Theft Auto V FIFA 17 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Rocket League LEGO Worlds Overwatch The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Horizon: Zero Dawn Farpoint Gears of War Forza Horizon 3 LEGO City Undercover Resident Evil 7 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Dishonored 2 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 READ FULL…
Sony Interactive Entertainment, NetherRealm Studios, and Warner Bros. top May 2017’s sales charts in the United States with the PS4 and Injustice 2 respectively. …Read More The post May 2017 NPD Sales Charts: PS4 and Injustice 2 Top Hardware and Software by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Horizon: Zero Dawn returns to the top of the UK sals charts for the second time this year. Meanwhile, ARMS has the 4th best Switch launch for the year, debuting at No.2. …Read More The post Horizon: Zero Dawn Returns to the Top in This Week’s UK Sales Chart; ARMS Debuts at No.2 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
GIF Two players who had faced the greats and came out on top clashed in tonight’s Injustice 2 grand finals, as WhiteBoi and his stellar Scarecrow narrowly bested Slayer at CEO 2017. The Injustice 2 top eight at Community Effort Orlando 2017 had featured a great variety of characters, a host of new and returning talent, and most of all, there was no SonicFox in the grand finals. Advertisement Both players came in with a great deal of momentum. WhiteBoi, a Scarecrow main who was a tough competitor in the first Injustice. He had rolled through the winner’s bracket with his play on the fearsome doctor and dealt with many tough opponents, like ForeverKing’s Batarang-spamming Batman. Slayer, his opponent in the grand finals, had his fair share of eliminations as well. After being dropped to the loser’s side by Whiteboi, he took down SonicFox himself to earn a second shot at the title, in a tense Black Adam mirror match. Since Whiteboi came in from the winner’s side, Slayer had to win two first-to-three sets to come out on top, referred to as “resetting the bracket.” Slayer did just that, READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
GIF Tekken 7 player Bronson Tran lived up to his nickname “the mouth of NorCal” this past Wednesday night when he received and rejected the MVP prize at E3’s Twitch Esports Arena invitational. Fans nominated the MVP via Twitter hashtag, and the winner was supposed to get a T-Mobile phone. Except, as Bronson explained while standing on T-Mobile’s stage, he uses AT&T and he’d rather not switch his data plan. Instead, Bronson plans to give his prize to a randomly selected Twitter fan. Bronson did not win the actual tournament, nor did he expect to win. In his player interview he joked about how T-Mobile should offer “participation trophies” for losers, as he expected to be one. Then, he ended up receiving the next best thing: the MVP award, which was more of a popularity contest. He kept the MVP trophy. The phone is still up for grabs. Advertisement For all four of T-Mobile’s tournaments at E3 this week—Street Fighter V on Tuesday, Tekken 7 on Wednesday, then Injustice 2 and Overwatch on Thursday—viewers have been encouraged to vote for an “MVP” on Twitter. Each MVP has gotten the same READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Sub Zero was shown off in an Injustice 2 DLC reveal trailer that highlighted some interesting new moves and fun with ice clones. …Read More The post Ed Boon and Injustice 2 Celebrate 25 Years of Mortal Kombat with Sub Zero DLC trailer by Leif Conti-Groome appeared first on DualShockers.
[embedded content] In the new Introducing Sub-Zero trailer, NetherRealm shows off the upcoming DLC fighter in battles against Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. The end of the video then confirms that he’ll arrive in July 2017. “Sub-Zero is a lethal cryomancer and leader of the reformed Lin Kuei clan,” his description says. “When Sub-Zero was younger, the Lin Kuei were corrupted and destroyed from within, staining their honor.” As for the other currently announced DLC characters, Red Hood is now available in early access to Fighter Pack 1 owners (it’s $19.99 USD). Everyone else will be able to buy him separately on June 20. Judging by the release schedule so far, this means you should expect Starfire in August. If a recent leak is any indication, some of the remaining DLC fighters for Injustice 2 include Black Manta, The Atom, and Raiden. Will you be downloading and playing as Sub-Zero next month? [Source: PlayStation Store, Injustice Game (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
Injustice 2‘s first DLC fighter, Red Hood, is now available for early play for folks who purchased the ultimate edition, ultimate pack or fighter pack 1. In case you have trouble getting him to show up in game, there’s a guide over on the game forums. Or just jimmy him loose with a crowbar. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
The 23rd week of the 2017 UK Sales Chart are in, and unlike last week, and the week before that, a fighting game is no longer the chart topper, but rather the newly released WipEout: Omega Collection …Read More The post Sony’s WipEout: Omega Collection Launches at No.1 on This Weeks’ UK Sales Chart by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Eleague will host the first Injustice 2 World Championship this October at their studios in Atlanta, Eleague will host the first Injustice 2 World Championship this October at their studios in Atlanta, GA. Four different tournament circuits and one last-chance open qualifier will seed into this $250,000 prize pool event, starting Oct. 21. Staff writer, Compete. Hopelessly addicted to Dota. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Injustice 2 received its first major update on June 5, courtesy of developer NetherRealm Studios. The patch largely addresses lingering bugs in the DC Comics fighter, but it also included a new indicator that notes whether online opponents are playing over wi-fi. While it may seem like a minor addition, this represents a major step forward for the genre’s netplay community, one that could also tear them in two. Playing fighting games online is always a risky proposition. Due to the frame-perfect timing needed to pull off some of the more intricate combos and punishes, even the tiniest bit of lag can mean the difference between winning and losing. There are a number of steps that folks who are serious about competing online take to try to cut back on this interference, but the easiest is simply connecting the console to the router directly instead of relying on a wireless signal. Most modern fighting games feature a general ping indicator to denote the strength of one player’s connection to another in online matches, but Injustice 2 now takes that one step further by also showing if an opponent is relying on a wireless connection. By some estimates, even those with…