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Kirby and The Forgotten Land is the biggest Kirby launch in UK history | UK Boxed Charts

Kirby and the Forgotten Land floated to the top of the UK Boxed charts in its first week, comfortably beating Tiny Tina's Wonderland.

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Nyxus819d ago

I feel bad for Ghostwire Tokyo.

Nyxus819d ago

It's currently 76 at Opencritic: https://opencritic.com/game...

Maybe not a masterpiece, but certainly not bad either.

Tacoboto819d ago

It's gotta be tough following Horizon and Elden Ring, and having the word of mouth be that it's just eh compared to those behemoths.

Kirby releasing as the charming open-world-ish title and Ghostwire being dreary in its visual tone doesn't help it either. Bad timing and while not "bad" scoring, the worst-reviewed of all four titles.

Lightning77819d ago

Bad timing is HFW. The game got overshadowed immensely due to Elden Ring.

Knushwood Butt819d ago

Deathloop then Ghostwire.

Bethesda can't be pleased.

Next stop, game pass.

darthv72819d ago

Not for a while at least. But welcome additions when they are eligible.

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XboxSwitchPS5Gamer819d ago

New Kirby game is awesome and love it lots.

CDbiggen819d ago (Edited 819d ago )

Never thought I'd see the day a Kirby game topped UK charts.

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PS Plus Is Losing Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Alongside Other Games In July 2024

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is set to be removed from the PS Plus Extra/Premium game catalog alongside other games in July 2024.

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Tango Gameworks employee shares pictures from the Xbox studio's final day

The Evil Within, Ghostwire: Tokyo and Hi-Fi Rush studio has closed its doors.

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Einhander197210d ago

This shouldn't have happened.

Who's next..

tay870110d ago

Ninja theory. Others will follow as well. The smaller studios MS owns should all be worried. Maybe MS will try and release some of their games day and date on ps5 to save some of these studios.

jznrpg10d ago

I can see Ninja Theory. At least Tango made a game that was reviewed well. Ninja Theory spent a lot of years to release a tech demo that didn’t do well at all.

repsahj10d ago

I get it that Hellblade 2 is a boring game, but I hope they are not the next to be closed.

ABizzel19d ago

@repssahj

Ninja Theory is likely on the chopping block too. They released Bleeding Edge which bombed, took 4 years to release Hellbalde 2 which doesn’t seem to be doing well, and still have Project Mara in limbo. They’re high on the chopping block.

MS was likely expecting their God of War / Uncharted quality game from NT based on Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, DmC, and to an extent Hellblade 1, but NT hasn’t delivered since Hellblade 1 which was 7 years ago.

Sonic18819d ago

And Obsidian after Avowed releases

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Petebloodyonion10d ago

I rarely agree with you but on this I do!

PRIMORDUS10d ago

3 trillion MS is worth, yet they do this, well Phil the shit bag did. No studio needed to be let go, when you are worth this much.

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anast10d ago

Sad, but I see characters and posters of either less than average or barely average games.

LoveSpuds10d ago

Have to disagree here duder, with respect. Evil Within was a good game and the sequel was fantastic, as was HiFi Rush. I'd concede Ghostwire was pretty average but regardless, shuttering a studio which just put out MS best game in donkeys years was complete shithousery on XBox' part.

Einhander197210d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Microsoft paid 8B to buy Zenimax then fired well over 1000 people from Zenimax between the time they closed the deal and they announced these shut downs.

People talk about the 1900 they fired most recently, but that was only one wave of three sets of layoffs from their gaming division so far this generation totalling around 5000 people this generation. Not counting the dozen plus studios they canned last gen including Lionhead the original Fable developers.

anast10d ago

By every real metric HiFi was an average game. I don't see an Evil within poster in the thumb, which is a shame, because if they threw their weight behind that IP, they might have still been around.

LoveSpuds10d ago

I don't understand how you can say it was average in every metric when it garnered the reviews it did?

romulus2310d ago

Hi-FI Rush sits at an 87 on Meta with an 8.8 User Score. By every real metric that matters it's better than average and it's definitely a game made by a studio that should not have been shut down.