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Duke topples detectives on the way to the throne

The King is back, baby, and he’s number one right now. At least in the UK. Duke Nukem Forever sold enough copies of itself, following its resurrection by Gearbox, to topple L.A. Noire. The game hasn’t been received well by critics, though, as the PC version currently stands at 63 on Metacritics.

Other titles include inFamous 2, which opened at four. Another open-world title Red Faction: Armageddon dropped in at eight. Here’s the full list for the week ending June 11:

  1. Duke Nukem Forever
  2. LA Noire
  3. Zumba Fitness
  4. inFamous 2
  5. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  6. DiRT 3
  7. Brink
  8. Red Faction: Armageddon
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  10. Portal 2

LA Noire "Exclusive" Information

Surfer Girl carries “exclusive” information on L.A. Noire, an upcoming open-ended action gaeme from Team Bondi. According to the blog, the game will feature a historically-accurate recreation of the titular city from 1947; side missions will be based on actual cases pulled straight from newspapers in the era; and that the game is not coming to the Xbox 360, mostly due to the fact that it is too big to fit on a DVD.

The author also has a few more tidbits on the game, so hit the blog for more.

BioShock Sequels Coming, LA Noire Delayed

Controversial games publisher Take-Two revealed that its Q3 2007 fiscal results has seen a 14% year-over-year drop in revenue, following first and second quarter losses with a $58.5 million net loss, though its far less than that of last year.

However, the company had good news for itself: BioShock is popular. The obvious fact was made more obvious as they revealed that the Xbox 360 demo was the faster to hit 1 million downloads on Xbox Live Marketplace and that the company has shipped 1.5 million units of the game worldwide. Though they wouldn’t provide exact sales numbers, the company believes that BioShock is “one of the fastest selling games in video game history.”

Take-Two plans to capitalize on the success of the game by hoping to make it into an ongoing franchise. Company chairman Strauss Zelnick stated that a “two-year schedule would be optimal” for the game, comparing it to that of GTA. “I’d expect we’d apply roughly the same strategy to BioShock because [it] is shaping up to be a very important franchise.”

In other news, the call revealed that PS3 action game L.A. Noire and PSP music game Beaterator have both been delayed. They are now expected to ship sometime in Take-Two fiscal year 2009, which begins in November 2008.

Rockstar Gets L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire Logo

Rockstar Games has announced a partnership with Team Bondi to publish the next-gen crime thriller L.A. Noire. The game is described as an “interactive detective story” set in the classic noir period of the late ’40s. L.A. Noire will make use of action, detection and “complex” storytelling in an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders.

Although no platforms were revealed, the PS3 is a safe bet for the game since the Aussie studio has been founded by Brendan McNamara, who worked on The Getaway at Sony Europe.

A teaser trailer for the game has been released, along with a teaser website offering nothing but a logo of the game. The full trailer is said to debut on October 5.