Entries in 'games' (1353)

Games boss Martin Baxter leaves HMV

Games boss Martin Baxter leaves HMV

HMV’s games category manager Martin Baxter is to leave the retailer, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2012 at 8:35AM in News
Games suffer Ivor Novello Awards snub

Games suffer Ivor Novello Awards snub

Organisers for the Ivor Novello Awards have abandoned its excellence in games audio prize

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Apr 17th 2012 at 2:45PM in News
Familiar names plot Indian games push

Familiar names plot Indian games push

The games industry’s biggest names are currently plotting a path into one of the fastest growing regions in the world of modern gaming.

on Apr 16th 2012 at 9:34AM in News
Is Tesco the home of game advertising?

Is Tesco the home of game advertising?

We compare last year's TV marketing activity for games retailers including Tesco, GAME and Sainsbury’s.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 13th 2012 at 10:30AM in News

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Huge growth predicted for Indian games industry

Huge growth predicted for Indian games industry

The Indian games industry is expected to grow by 38 per cent to Rs 18 billion ($359m) in 2012 and to a staggering Rs 46 billion ($917m) by 2016.

on Apr 13th 2012 at 9:32AM in News
UK games retail makes £14.6m

UK games retail makes £14.6m

Kinect Star Wars helped the UK games retail market get back on track last week, which generated over £2m more than it did the prior week.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 13th 2012 at 9:25AM in News
Friday's Five-Second Facts

Friday's Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 13th 2012 at 9:00AM in News
Ubisoft preparing for 'digital first' consoles

Ubisoft preparing for 'digital first' consoles

Speculation is rife that the next generation of consoles will be focused on download titles, and Ubisoft says it is laying the groundwork now for a new digital strategy to ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 13th 2012 at 8:37AM in News

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Australian retailer apologises for bungled sale

Australian retailer apologises for bungled sale

Electronics retailer Dick Smith has apologised to customers after running a sale with little stock, by slashing the price of its games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 11th 2012 at 9:53AM in News
The changing length of games TV ad campaigns

The changing length of games TV ad campaigns

The average games industry TV campaign has increased over the past five years from 2.58 weeks in 2008 to 2.97 in 2010 and now 3.39 weeks in 2012. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 10th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
INTERVIEW: Mike Degler, BradyGames

INTERVIEW: Mike Degler, BradyGames

BradyGames is closing the gap on the UK’s No.1 guide publisher by grabbing the rights to big titles like Grand Theft Auto V. Global strategy guide publisher Mike Degler tells ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2012 at 5:00PM in News
INTERVIEW: Ewan Pinder, HMV

INTERVIEW: Ewan Pinder, HMV

The entertainment giant underperformed in the video games market last year, but in the wake of GAME’s administration it has become one of our sector’s most important retailers. In his ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 9th 2012 at 1:00PM in News

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INTERVIEW: Jon Harrison, Forbidden Planet

INTERVIEW: Jon Harrison, Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet Ltd may be a super-specialist film, TV, comic and memorabilia chain, but it’s also becoming a haven for games publishers. Marketing manager Jon Harrison tells Dominic Sacco why.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 9th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
UK games retail generates £12.3m

UK games retail generates £12.3m

Despite a handful of new releases hitting shelves, the UK games retail market only grew by a fraction during the week ending March 31st.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 5th 2012 at 9:50AM in News
Tesco: Games retail 'unsustainable'

Tesco: Games retail 'unsustainable'

The current games retail model is not working, says Tesco’s entertainment chief.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 5th 2012 at 9:23AM in News
OPINION: Teachers blame games for child violence

OPINION: Teachers blame games for child violence

UK teachers have lashed out at the easy access to violent video games, blaming the phenomenon for a rise of violent and inappropriate behaviour in schools.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2012 at 8:43AM in News

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Top Ten games TV campaigns: 2011 vs 2012

Top Ten games TV campaigns: 2011 vs 2012

Games and consoles TV advertising has experienced a 25 per cent year-on-year decline in activity from the start of 2012 to March 11th.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 2nd 2012 at 11:00AM in News
Friday's Five-Second Facts

Friday's Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 30th 2012 at 1:00PM in News
Sega to downsize, axe certain games

Sega to downsize, axe certain games

Sega is expecting a loss of £54m (¥7.1bn) as it restructures its US and European operations.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 30th 2012 at 11:10AM in News
TalkSPORT ramps up games coverage

TalkSPORT ramps up games coverage

A new video games feature will be aired on talkSPORT.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 29th 2012 at 1:37PM in News
Pre-owned "increases the cost of games"

Pre-owned "increases the cost of games"

Echoing the thoughts an arguments that have many times been the centre of near-furious debate at the Intent Media office, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has argued that pre-owned is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2012 at 10:57AM in News
Entertainment overtakes gaming in Xbox 360 usage

Entertainment overtakes gaming in Xbox 360 usage

US Xbox 360 owners are now spending more time using Xbox 360’s multimedia functions than they are gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2012 at 9:18AM in News
FEATURE: Marketing digital games

FEATURE: Marketing digital games

Retail naysayers would have you believe the good ship ‘boxed product’ is sinking, and salvation lies in the new world of digital games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 27th 2012 at 12:51PM in News
UK games retail revenues drop to £14.1m

UK games retail revenues drop to £14.1m

UK games retail generated £14.1m last week – a dip of 21.2 per cent from the £17.9m made during the week prior.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 23rd 2012 at 12:20PM in News
Friday's Five-Second Facts

Friday's Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 23rd 2012 at 11:30AM in News