Entries in 'summer' (22)

What can we do about the annual video games summer drought?

What can we do about the annual video games summer drought?

Jules Williams, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, discusses the annual summer slowdown in games sales and the opportunities for growth...

on Aug 6th 2013 at 12:45PM in News
Green Man Gaming kicks off 666 Summer Sale

Green Man Gaming kicks off 666 Summer Sale

A six-day digital PC game sale has this afternoon begun at online retailer Green Man Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2013 at 4:05PM in News
GAME plots summer of events to counter video games drought

GAME plots summer of events to counter video games drought

High Street giant GAME says it will reach out to software-starved consumers with a series of major events this summer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 8th 2013 at 3:31PM in News
OPINION: Keep faith while the release schedule hibernates

OPINION: Keep faith while the release schedule hibernates

That long wait for GTA V is going to seem quite painful.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 26th 2013 at 1:22PM in News

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Are we ready for the biggest video games drought ever?

Are we ready for the biggest video games drought ever?

Fewer video games were sold than ever last week, as the release schedule dries up.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 25th 2013 at 2:52PM in News
Retailers: 'We'll help balance release schedule'

Retailers: 'We'll help balance release schedule'

Specialist stores want more of a say about when new games are released.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 27th 2013 at 10:00AM in News
UK kids spend 12 days in front of screens throughout the summer hols

UK kids spend 12 days in front of screens throughout the summer hols

The summer holidays are nearly over – parents rejoice! – but how much time have your kids spent gaming this summer?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2012 at 11:10AM in News
UPDATED: Steam Summer Sale - full list leaked

UPDATED: Steam Summer Sale - full list leaked

It’s one of the key annual highlights for PC gamers, and one internet poster claims to have revealed the complete line-up of this year’s Steam Summer Sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2012 at 12:37PM in News

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Busy summer will give games retail the cold shoulder

Busy summer will give games retail the cold shoulder

It's not just a lack of games that will hurt the market this summer – retailers fear the upcoming Jubilee, Euros and Olympics will keep customers away from the High ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 25th 2012 at 10:10AM in News
Q4 focus could kill off specialist retail

Q4 focus could kill off specialist retail

Where are OUR summer blockbusters? That's the question being asked by games retail bosses this week as the UK games market slumped to a new low.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 17th 2012 at 8:32AM in News
Koch distributing Game of Thrones RPG this summer

Koch distributing Game of Thrones RPG this summer

The Game of Thrones action RPG will hit UK shelves this June and be supplied to retailers by Koch Media.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 11th 2012 at 10:56AM in News

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Japanese trio headline Rising Star's summer line-up

Japanese trio headline Rising Star's summer line-up

Rising Star Games is putting its weight behind three flagship titles this summer.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 6th 2012 at 1:00PM in News
Space Channel 5 dev working on Vita music game

Space Channel 5 dev working on Vita music game

The technical director of respected Sega rhythm action title Space Channel 5: Part 2 is bringing a new music game to PS Vita.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 28th 2012 at 10:50AM in News
Sony reveals its own digital summer promotion

Sony reveals its own digital summer promotion

The PS3 version of the PlayStation Store is to receive a promotional summer offer that’s very much in the vein of Microsoft’s established and successful Summer of Arcade promotion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2011 at 9:32AM in News
Summer release slate dries up

Summer release slate dries up

UK games retail is bracing itself for one of its toughest summers in recent years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2011 at 12:44PM in News

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Disney plans blockbuster summer

Disney plans blockbuster summer

Major new games based around Pirates of the Caribbean and Cars 2 make up a sizzling summer line-up for Disney.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2011 at 10:18AM in News
Limbo is No.1 XBLA summer game

Limbo is No.1 XBLA summer game

Acclaimed platformer Limbo is the best-selling Xbox Live game of the summer, Microsoft has revealed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 20th 2010 at 2:37PM in News
Respawn’s first game to be ‘huge summer blockbuster’

Respawn’s first game to be ‘huge summer blockbuster’

It’s got to be a first person shooter. But a contemporary war game? Multiplayer only? The long-rumoured sci-fi shooter? What form Jason West and Vince Zampella’s first game under ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2010 at 5:33PM in News
XBLA revenues up 200%

XBLA revenues up 200%

Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade promotion on Xbox Live, which came to an end last month, helped the digital portal to a 200 per cent increase in revenues, the platform holder ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2009 at 1:44PM in News
Xbox dashboard update next month

Xbox dashboard update next month

Microsoft’s annual firmware update for its Xbox 360 console will be rolled out on August 11th, according to reports from Joystiq.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2009 at 11:36AM in News
Microsoft outlines 360 summer update ‘09

Microsoft outlines 360 summer update ‘09

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has outlined the improvements coming to Xbox Live as part of its next major update to the service due out at the end of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 12:25PM in News