Entries in 'uk' (1401)

Pirate Bay traffic returns to pre-block levels

Pirate Bay traffic returns to pre-block levels

Peer-to-peer activity on The Pirate Bay in the UK is almost back at the level it was before the site was blocked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2012 at 4:00PM in News
Nintendo UK on the hunt for new PR agency

Nintendo UK on the hunt for new PR agency

Ahead of the release of Wii U later this year, Nintendo’s UK office has ditched its current PR agency Good Relations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2012 at 9:32AM in News
$99 subscription Xbox could come to the UK

$99 subscription Xbox could come to the UK

Microsoft’s $99 subscription Xbox 360 trial could be coming to the UK and Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2012 at 11:52AM in News
UK CHARTS: The Dark Knight remains risen

UK CHARTS: The Dark Knight remains risen

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has claimed the UK No.1 for the fourth week in succession.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2012 at 9:42AM in News

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UK games retail down 40% in June

UK games retail down 40% in June

2.1m games were sold at retail last month – a drop of more than 40 per cent compared with June 2011.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 12th 2012 at 11:16AM in News
Kinect PlayFit launches in US

Kinect PlayFit launches in US

Microsoft’s new Kinect fitness initiative goes live today in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2012 at 3:52PM in News
PEGI ratings go official on July 30th

PEGI ratings go official on July 30th

July 30th is the day that the full-blooded new PEGI age ratings system for video games will go live in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2012 at 2:52PM in News
Kickstarter to include UK projects from this autumn

Kickstarter to include UK projects from this autumn

UK creative types will from this autumn have the option of Kickstarting their ideas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2012 at 12:30PM in News

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UK CHARTS: LEGO Batman 2 makes it three in a row

UK CHARTS: LEGO Batman 2 makes it three in a row

It’s three weeks and counting at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 for Warner Interactive’s LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2012 at 9:52AM in News
UK games store count plummets

UK games store count plummets

There are 300 fewer games specialists on the High Street in 2012.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 5th 2012 at 2:18PM in News
Guild Wars 2 release date confirmed

Guild Wars 2 release date confirmed

NCsoft has confirmed that anticipated MMO Guild Wars 2 will be released in Europe and North America on August 28th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2012 at 2:03PM in News
Pokemon Black and White 2 dated for UK

Pokemon Black and White 2 dated for UK

Nintendo has confirmed an October 12th release date for RPG due Pokemon White 2 and Pokemon Black 2 in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2012 at 1:55PM in News

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Retail wants £249.99 Wii U... but lower price could surprise trade

Retail wants £249.99 Wii U... but lower price could surprise trade

Retailers want Wii U to be priced at £250 when it launches.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 28th 2012 at 11:40AM in News
No Journey Collection for Europe

No Journey Collection for Europe

The recently confirmed Journey Collector’s Edition for PS3 will not be released in Europe, developer Thatgamecompany has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2012 at 2:07PM in News
UK to get its first Microsoft Store

UK to get its first Microsoft Store

Microsoft will launch its first own-brand retail outlet in the UK in March of next year, a new report claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2012 at 3:20PM in News
UPDATED: The £150 3DS XL - the race is on

UPDATED: The £150 3DS XL - the race is on

The 3DS XL could yet be available to pre-order for just £149.99 before the machine arrives in the UK on July 28th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2012 at 2:06PM in News

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UK CHARTS: The Dark Knight claims No.1

UK CHARTS: The Dark Knight claims No.1

Warner Bros’ LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has swung straight to the top spot in this week’s UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2012 at 9:59AM in News
Google TV arriving in UK next month

Google TV arriving in UK next month

Sony has emerged as the partner who will help Google launch its Google TV service in the UK – and it’s arriving next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2012 at 9:19AM in News
Retail at odds over 3DS XL pricing

Retail at odds over 3DS XL pricing

Nintendo won’t issue RRPs in the UK, so retail is this afternoon having its best guess regarding the price of the upcoming hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2012 at 2:34PM in News
UPDATED: White 320GB PS3 is exclusive to GAME

UPDATED: White 320GB PS3 is exclusive to GAME

GAME has secured the exclusive rights to the White 320Gb PS3 in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2012 at 12:08PM in News
Amazon App Store finally heading to the UK

Amazon App Store finally heading to the UK

Developers are being invited to submit apps for a European version of the Amazon App Store, which is scheduled to open this summer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2012 at 9:14AM in News
Average UK gamer spent £334 in 2012

Average UK gamer spent £334 in 2012

ShopTo.net has released the results of a survey claiming the average UK gamer spent £334 last year on their hobby.

by Seth Tipps
on Jun 20th 2012 at 3:21PM in News
Nike becomes the first UK company to have Twitter ads banned

Nike becomes the first UK company to have Twitter ads banned

A Twitter advertising campaign organized by Nike has become the first to be banned in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2012 at 12:34PM in News
UKIE rallies around tax breaks for developers

UKIE rallies around tax breaks for developers

UK trade body UKIE has called on the games industry for input for a collective response to the government's new period of consultation on tax breaks policy.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jun 19th 2012 at 11:18AM in News
UK CHARTS: FIFA 12 returns to No.1

UK CHARTS: FIFA 12 returns to No.1

The excitement of Euro 2012 has no doubt played a big part in FIFA 12’s return to the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2012 at 10:03AM in News