Entries in 'britain' (22)

UK back in charge as BBC Worldwide kills LA video games division

UK back in charge as BBC Worldwide kills LA video games division

BBC Worldwide has regenerated its video game plan… again.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 29th 2013 at 10:00AM in News
Ordnance Survey maps Britain in Minecraft

Ordnance Survey maps Britain in Minecraft

A complete map of the British Isles built using the Minecraft has been made freely available by Ordnance Surney.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2013 at 12:37PM in News
61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

A YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of Britons believe that video games violence can be a catalyst for real-world violence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 4:00PM in News
Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

The average internet user from anywhere in the world enjoys a connection speed of 3.1Mbps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2013 at 3:45PM in News

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£30.9m - the amount spent on unauthorised IAPs in Britain each month

£30.9m - the amount spent on unauthorised IAPs in Britain each month

Microsoft has calculated a truly staggering figure for the monthly spend on unauthorised apps and in-app purchases in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
Android grabs smartphone majority in key markets

Android grabs smartphone majority in key markets

For the first time ever, Android has accounted for over half of the overall smartphone sales in key global markets over a 12 week period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2012 at 12:26PM in News
October sales surge for iPhone 4S

October sales surge for iPhone 4S

A surge of punters picking up a brand new iPhone 4S in October saw Apple sell more smartphones than all Android smartphone makers combined, according to new Kantar Worldpanel research.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 29th 2011 at 10:45AM in News
Half of UK population play games

Half of UK population play games

Non-gamers are now in the minority as over half of everyone in the UK play video games, a new report has revealed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 10th 2011 at 9:36AM in News

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Majority of Brits are now gamers

Majority of Brits are now gamers

A new report from games market research firm Newzoo has revealed that the majority of UK nationals are now active gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2011 at 12:57PM in News
Nintendo gets creative for new Art Academy campaign

Nintendo gets creative for new Art Academy campaign

Nintendo’s latest sampling tour will use Art Academy to inspire the UK’s budding artists.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2011 at 2:00PM in News
Hut sites price 3DS at £300

Hut sites price 3DS at £300

A number of sites have gone live with pre-orders for the Nintendo 3DS, with a placeholder price of £299 having been put in place.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2011 at 10:16AM in News
UK unconvinced by 3D TV

UK unconvinced by 3D TV

A Deloitte survey has found that just 2 per cent of British consumers are planning to buy a 3D-enabled TV set in the next year.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Aug 27th 2010 at 12:28PM in News

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Tate Britain recognises video games

Tate Britain recognises video games

An event called Late at Tate Britain: Game Play this Friday will showcase a number of key video games as the art of gaming – both digital and otherwise – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2010 at 12:05PM in News
Gaming surpasses film in 2009

Gaming surpasses film in 2009

Despite the British cinema industry enjoying its best 12 months in almost 30 years, the UK public spent around half a billion pounds more on gaming than it did movies ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 10:05AM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: Broadband tax on the way

DIGITAL BRITAIN: Broadband tax on the way

All people who have a copper telephone landline will soon see an additional 50p added to their monthly bills following the government’s announcement of a £6 per year charge that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2009 at 11:45AM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: Pressure mounts on file-sharers

DIGITAL BRITAIN: Pressure mounts on file-sharers

Regulating body Ofcom is to be given the power to demand that ISPs hand over account information concerning people who persist is sharing files over the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2009 at 10:51AM in News

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NEWS ROUNDUP: Government backs PEGI

NEWS ROUNDUP: Government backs PEGI

The Government has heralded a new future for UK video games classification – with PEGI becoming the sole age ratings model in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 6:13PM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: The industry responds to PEGI ruling

DIGITAL BRITAIN: The industry responds to PEGI ruling

A number of the most senior figures in the UK video games industry have responded to the government’s move to grant PEGI the sole power of video games classification.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:54PM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: BBFC upbeat despite ratings snub

DIGITAL BRITAIN: BBFC upbeat despite ratings snub

The British Board of Film Classification has publicly wished rival ratings body PEGI well after the latter organisation was given official public backing as part of the government’s Digital Britain ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:15PM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: PEGI praises 'effective system'

DIGITAL BRITAIN: PEGI praises 'effective system'

Established European ratings body PEGI has understandably spoken of its confidence in the role it will now play in policing the nation’s gaming habits following the official government backing sanctioned ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:07PM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: ELSPA backs Government decision

DIGITAL BRITAIN: ELSPA backs Government decision

Mike Rawlinson, the director general of games industry body ELSPA, has welcomed the government’s decision to back PEGI as the sole age ratings system for video games sold in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:01PM in News
7m Brits download illegally

7m Brits download illegally

The Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property claims that seven million UK residents have illegally downloaded files from the internet in the last 12 months, with the cumulative value of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2009 at 12:43PM in News