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Blockbuster UK embroiled in tax outcry

Blockbuster UK embroiled in tax outcry

As if things weren’t bad enough for in-administration Blockbuster UK, a newspaper investigation has landed the company in even hotter water.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Square Enix and Microsoft toast chart triumphs

Square Enix and Microsoft toast chart triumphs

Square Enix and Microsoft are delighted by their success at UK retail last year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 16th 2013 at 1:27PM in News
Hilco linked to HMV store acquisition

Hilco linked to HMV store acquisition

The owner of HMV Canada is reportedly interested in acquiring some of the troubled chain’s UK stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2013 at 3:36PM in News
Revealed: 2012's UK Top 100 Video Games

Revealed: 2012's UK Top 100 Video Games

Just two physical games sold over 1m units in the UK last year, according to UKIE and GfK Chart-Track data.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2013 at 12:14PM in News

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Yet another UK No.1 for FIFA 13

Yet another UK No.1 for FIFA 13

EA’s FIFA 13 has claimed its sixth No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2013 at 9:01AM in News
Logistics problem delays Ni no Kuni in Europe and UK

Logistics problem delays Ni no Kuni in Europe and UK

Namco Bandai’s colourful RPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has been delayed in the UK and Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2013 at 3:30PM in News
Retail narrowly avoids Christmas drop, grows 0.3% YOY

Retail narrowly avoids Christmas drop, grows 0.3% YOY

UK retail sales values were up ever so slightly by 0.3 per cent year-on-year fro December.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2013 at 11:49AM in News
FIFA 13 grabs its fifth UK No.1

FIFA 13 grabs its fifth UK No.1

Having dropped off the top of the listings back in October, EA’s FIFA 13 is back at the top of the Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2013 at 2:35PM in News

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EA conquers 2012 as UK's No.1 publisher

EA conquers 2012 as UK's No.1 publisher

Electronic Arts was comfortably the UK’s top physical games publisher of 2012.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:52AM in News
Console sales down by a third in 2012

Console sales down by a third in 2012

Sales of video games consoles in 2012 fell 33.1 per cent year-on-year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
Overall UK games market down 17.4% in 2012

Overall UK games market down 17.4% in 2012

The ERA has said that the UK video games market declined 17.4 per cent to £1.598bn in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2013 at 10:19AM in News
UK digital games sales pass £500m in 2012

UK digital games sales pass £500m in 2012

A report being published by the Entertainment Retailers Association will this morning say that digital sales in the UK passed £1bn in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2013 at 8:45AM in News

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Far Cry 3 claims 2012's last All Formats No.1

Far Cry 3 claims 2012's last All Formats No.1

Ubisoft has finished 2012 on a high after claiming a double win in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 31st 2012 at 9:25AM in News
Minecraft Christmas is a song, is in the UK charts

Minecraft Christmas is a song, is in the UK charts

Maybe one day it’ll be regarded alongside festive hits like Merry Christmas Everybody, All I Want For Christmas Is You and Fairytale Of New York?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2012 at 8:57AM in News
SCE UK expands marketing team

SCE UK expands marketing team

Sony’s UK arm bolstered its team with three new hires.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 19th 2012 at 2:32PM in News
Wargaming.net targets Brits in World of Tanks campaign

Wargaming.net targets Brits in World of Tanks campaign

London commuters might have noticed Winston Churchill and Oliver Cromwell riding a cartoon tank in recent weeks.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 18th 2012 at 4:51PM in News

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UK crowned the world leader in mobile web usage

UK crowned the world leader in mobile web usage

A new Ofcom report reveals that the UK has taken over Japan as the world leader in mobile use.

by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2012 at 11:37AM in News
UK games development tax breaks detailed

UK games development tax breaks detailed

The UK government has unveiled details of the cultural test for video games tax relief in its draft legislation released today.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 11th 2012 at 1:05PM in News
Cyber Monday breaks online UK shopping records

Cyber Monday breaks online UK shopping records

Monday December 3rd 2012 was officially the busiest ever online shopping day in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2012 at 12:50PM in News
Black Ops claims 4th No.1 as Wii U software dips in UK charts

Black Ops claims 4th No.1 as Wii U software dips in UK charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the UK’s best selling game for the fourth week in a row.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2012 at 10:40AM in News
UK studio Eurocom closed after 25 years

UK studio Eurocom closed after 25 years

Eurocom, the British developer behind the latest James Bond game, has gone into administration.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Dec 7th 2012 at 1:19PM in News
November game sales struggle as retailers bank on late Christmas

November game sales struggle as retailers bank on late Christmas

UK retailers made £211.3m from video game sales last month.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 7th 2012 at 1:00PM in News
GREE targets UK market

GREE targets UK market

GREE is keen to conquer the UK, the leading mobile and social games firm told MCV.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 7th 2012 at 12:30PM in News
"UK eSports needs more investment"

"UK eSports needs more investment"

Professional gaming in the UK is lagging behind its rivals in Asia, the US and Europe in terms of sponsorship, says eSports specialist Multiplay.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 5th 2012 at 11:22AM in News
Kickstarter UK attracts £2m in first month in UK

Kickstarter UK attracts £2m in first month in UK

More than £2 million has been pledged to UK creators on Kickstarter.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Dec 4th 2012 at 2:06PM in News