Entries in 'video games' (1015)

50 things to look forward to in 2013

50 things to look forward to in 2013

MCV runs through the biggest releases and events that will grow the industry over the next 12 months.

on Jan 4th 2013 at 10:10AM 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
OPINION: New Year's Revolution - 2013 is the year where everyone is a retailer

OPINION: New Year's Revolution - 2013 is the year where everyone is a retailer

Fresh data this week suggests the worst: selling video games in the UK during 2012 was a storm of recession and poor momentum.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:43AM in News
New Year, new start despite 2012 washout

New Year, new start despite 2012 washout

The UK games industry is hoping for a brighter 2013 after last year’s software sales fell by almost £400m.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:33AM in News

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Connecticut town paying residents to destroy violent video games

Connecticut town paying residents to destroy violent video games

The tragedy of the Newtown school shooting is at risk of claiming another undeserved victim – video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2013 at 9:22AM in News
LEGO unveils trio of Chima games

LEGO unveils trio of Chima games

Having only officially launched on Boxing Day, LEGO’s Chima brand is to expand with three video game releases this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2013 at 3:17PM in News
Tories launch video games tax breaks microsite

Tories launch video games tax breaks microsite

The Conservative Party has launched a microsite explaining the reasons why it believes the UK video games industry is worthy of a tax break.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2013 at 1:06PM 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

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2012: Despite it all, look what we achieved

2012: Despite it all, look what we achieved

It has been a brutal year for nearly everyone working in the video games business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 31st 2012 at 10:00AM in News
Top 10 Cats in Video Games - 2012

Top 10 Cats in Video Games - 2012

Top Ten this, Top Ten that. Seriously, who gives a toss? Let’s just cut to the chase.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 27th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
What the top Google searches say about the industry in 2012

What the top Google searches say about the industry in 2012

It may come as no surprise that core games and Q4 blockbusters were among the most common search terms of the year when it comes to gaming.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 18th 2012 at 4:09PM in News
Toy sales expected to fall 1.8% in 2013 while games tumble 28.3% in 2012. Why?

Toy sales expected to fall 1.8% in 2013 while games tumble 28.3% in 2012. Why?

Yes, we all know that retail is a tough environment at the moment. But video games are amongst the worst performers of 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2012 at 12:57PM in News

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Digital vs Physical - the REAL Christmas No.1

Digital vs Physical - the REAL Christmas No.1

Think this year’s Xmas No.1 in games will be Call of Duty or FIFA? It is more likely to be Angry Birds or Minecraft.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 14th 2012 at 9:25AM in News
Naughty Dog fought to get Ellie a starring role on The Last of Us cover

Naughty Dog fought to get Ellie a starring role on The Last of Us cover

The creative director of The Last of Us has admitted that the studio has come under pressure to relegate the game’s female lead Ellie to the background of the game’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2012 at 3:01PM in News
Asda Direct: 'We need to stock more games'

Asda Direct: 'We need to stock more games'

Supermarket giant Asda wants to double the number of music, videos and games it sells online.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 11th 2012 at 1:29PM in News
MCV's 2012 Retail Survey - the results

MCV's 2012 Retail Survey - the results

MCV quizzes over 100 retailers from around the UK – from nationwide specialist chains to independent stores – about the highs and lows of 2012 and their hopes for the ...

on Dec 10th 2012 at 11:07AM in News

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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
Asda eyes digital games move as traffic grows

Asda eyes digital games move as traffic grows

Supermarket giant Asda is weighing up its options in the digital games space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 5th 2012 at 12:59PM in News
Video games will benefit from John Lewis store drive

Video games will benefit from John Lewis store drive

John Lewis wants to open 21 more stores, and that could be good news for the games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 5th 2012 at 12:50PM 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
Black Ops II still No.1 as Far Cry 3 debuts in second place in the UK Charts

Black Ops II still No.1 as Far Cry 3 debuts in second place in the UK Charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II has claimed its third successive No.1 this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2012 at 9:06AM in News
Check out GamesAid's eBay store for loads of Christmas bargains

Check out GamesAid's eBay store for loads of Christmas bargains

With less than a month to go until Christmas, video games charity GamesAid is here to help for those looking for a gaming bargain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2012 at 9:18AM in News
Shortlist's gaming cover breaks Blippar records

Shortlist's gaming cover breaks Blippar records

The recent video game cover of free mag Shortlist has broken records for AR firm Blippar.

Zen Terrelonge
by Zen Terrelonge
on Nov 21st 2012 at 1:35PM in News
New online retailer 2Game.com emerges

New online retailer 2Game.com emerges

A new online store has launched, and it believes it can be a major presence on social media.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 21st 2012 at 12:39PM in News
Time names its all-time 100 best video games

Time names its all-time 100 best video games

US magazine Time has named its all-time best 100 video games – and as you’d imagine there are some expected and definitely not as expected inclusions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 16th 2012 at 12:24PM in News