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Five Million Launch Units to Meet Worldwide Demand!

Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today that its highly anticipated title, Fallout®: New Vegas, has enjoyed record sales at launch, reflecting the huge consumer demand for the game. Five million units of Fallout: New Vegas were shipped worldwide for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows®, with a heavy volume of digital downloads, representing well over $300 million in retail sales. In addition, the Fallout: New Vegas strategy guide was one of Amazon’s best sellers among all books.

Release of eagerly awaited Wii game just days away

Nordic Games has confirmed that We Sing Robbie Williams for Wii will release this week, with the game hitting shops on Friday 12th November.

We Sing Robbie Williams celebrates one of the nation’s greatest performers. It gives fans the chance to sing along to 26 of his chart-topping hits, including most recent single Shame along with favourites Angels, Let Me Entertain You, Feel, Rock DJ and She’s The One, each accompanied by the original videos.

Web-Based Item Mall and Premium Silk Now Available to Players of the Historical Fantasy MMORPG

Joymax, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for the global market, announced on 5th Nov the much-anticipated arrival of both the Web Item Mall and “Premium Silk” for Fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online. Players can now easily shop for powerful items both in-game and through their favorite web browser, ensuring their characters are prepared to face every foe they meet on their travels.

To use the Web Item Mall, players simply need to visit the official Silkroad Online site,, and log in using their account information. Once logged in, they can purchase anything that’s available in-game, from impressive outfits to ability-boosting scrolls, and collect their items on their next visit to the virtual Silk Road.

Premium Silk, meanwhile, is sure to have a big impact on the Silkroad Online community, as it can be gifted directly to other players by generous users. Even more importantly, most goods purchased from the Item Mall with Premium Silk can be traded like a typical in-game item, ensuring that users have even more control over the management of their character’s inventory.

To celebrate the launch of the Web Item Mall, Joymax is hosting a trio of exciting events with valuable in-game rewards from Nov. 9 – Dec. 7. For more information about these events, as well as information about the new Silkroad Online Web Item Mall, visit their official website Joymax - Silkroad.

Today EA and Maxis have announced some exciting news for Darkspore, the upcoming online Action RPG launching on PC in February 2011. Eager prospective players can sign up for the public beta of Darkspore right now! For those who want to be among the first to check out the intense action later this year, sign up here: Darkspore.

New PvP screenshots are also now available, showcasing the in-game battles that gamers can look forward to when Darkspore launches in just a few short months. Lastly, you can now take a peek at two characters from the game: Titan and Wraith, each which have their own unique strengths and advantages. These are just a couple of the characters that can be collected and upgraded in Darkspore, making single player, co-op campaign and PvP combat a strategic and thrilling battle like none other!

Award Winning Battlefield Franchise Takes Free PC Shooters to the Next Generation

From the makers of the hit arcade shooter Battlefield Heroes comes an all-new entry in the free* to play market, this time featuring photo-real characters, environments, weapons and maps. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced Battlefield Play4Free, a deep PC shooter featuring signature Battlefield vehicular warfare, sandbox gameplay and intense 32-player online battles. With its advanced graphics, polished production values, depth and realism, Battlefield Play4Free takes the genre to the next level and is positioned to compete with top console titles. The game goes live in spring 2011. Players who wish to get in the game sooner can register today for the closed beta at which launches on Nov 30.

“We broke new ground in 2009 with the launch of Battlefield Heroes; a game that has 6M registered players worldwide. Now we are complementing that arcade shooter with a core, realistic Battlefield shooter experience that fans have been clamouring for,” said James Salt, Senior Producer, Battlefield Play4Free. “Battlefield Play4Free is for serious shooter fans who are looking for a premium – but free – experience that rivals top console titles.”