Entries in 'video games' (164)

Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Ad specialist Generation Media takes a look at historical TV marketing data to predict the level of screen advertising we might expect from video games during Q4...

on Oct 17th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
Activision wants to reclaim GTA V sales record one day

Activision wants to reclaim GTA V sales record one day

Last month Grand Theft Auto V smashed Call of Duty’s record for the biggest video game launch ever. And now Activision wants that record back. At least one day.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 17th 2013 at 9:59AM in News
Ubi expecting 50% digital revenue by 2017

Ubi expecting 50% digital revenue by 2017

Ubisoft wants its digital business to reach a 50 per cent share of its turnover within three to four years.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 17th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
eBay's Christmas video games opportunity

eBay's Christmas video games opportunity

Phuong Nguyen, the head of eBay Advertising in the UK, looks at the firm’s data and discusses festive shopping trends and the opportunities that this presents for the video game ...

on Oct 16th 2013 at 2:17PM in News

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Linux just one 'killer' game away from gaming explosion, DICE believes

Linux just one 'killer' game away from gaming explosion, DICE believes

All it will take is one ‘killer’ game for open-source OS Linux for the platform to make a significant mark on gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2013 at 3:52PM in News
Harrison: Digital future is unstoppable but retail will live on

Harrison: Digital future is unstoppable but retail will live on

Last week was a big week for Xbox One in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 14th 2013 at 2:41PM in News
Creative Skillset games industry survey deadline nears

Creative Skillset games industry survey deadline nears

Creative Skillset is asking game industry professionals to provide feedback on matters affecting the sector.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 7th 2013 at 4:02PM in News
Jump to next-gen has 'quadrupled' development requirements

Jump to next-gen has 'quadrupled' development requirements

Making a next-gen console time takes four times the development resources than a current-gen game, Sony studio Guerrilla has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2013 at 1:57PM in News

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FIFA 14 still No.1 but GTA V continues to chase records

FIFA 14 still No.1 but GTA V continues to chase records

EA’s FIFA 14 has held off Grand Theft Auto V to claim its second week as the UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2013 at 9:17AM in News
"Playing violent video games may have an effect - but it can't be the scapegoat"

"Playing violent video games may have an effect - but it can't be the scapegoat"

Last month, The Mirror ran a report blaming Call of Duty for a massacre at a Washington Navy base. Professor Mark Griffiths, the director of the International Gaming Research Unit ...

on Oct 4th 2013 at 2:54PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V voice actors defend title against game violence critics

Grand Theft Auto V voice actors defend title against game violence critics

The three stars behind GTA V protagonists Franklin, Michael and Trevor have justified the violence in Rockstar’s hugely successful game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2013 at 12:58PM in News
Ofcom says console ownership is in decline

Ofcom says console ownership is in decline

For the first time in the history of Ofcom’s Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report a decline in UK console ownership has been discovered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2013 at 10:40AM in News

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UK games market returns to growth in September

UK games market returns to growth in September

5.17m boxed games were sold in the UK last month, as the games industry returned to growth for the first time in years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 12:17PM in News
Tom Clancy passes away aged 66

Tom Clancy passes away aged 66

One of modern gaming’s most familiar names has passed away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 3:37PM in News
ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?

ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?

Jules Williams, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, discusses whether the next generation of consoles has what it takes to restore the games industry...

on Oct 2nd 2013 at 2:19PM in News
Warner talks profitability versus market share

Warner talks profitability versus market share

Olivier Wolff talks a lot about relevance. And for good reason.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 10:40AM in News

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Zynga's Pincus: I'm bored with games

Zynga's Pincus: I'm bored with games

The founder and chairman of troubled social games giant Zynga has made a startling admission.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 9:56AM in News
OPINION: Is Steam OS a wolf in sheep's clothing?

OPINION: Is Steam OS a wolf in sheep's clothing?

There’s much excitement online this week as Valve detailed more of its battleplan to get Steam a space in the living room.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 27th 2013 at 11:58AM in News
UKIE proposes merger with fellow trade body Tiga

UKIE proposes merger with fellow trade body Tiga

Industry trade body UKIE said it would like to explore a closer relationship with its counterpart Tiga at its Annual General Meeting today.
 
There have been numerous calls from ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:43PM in News
Virgin wants back into gaming

Virgin wants back into gaming

Sony’s Gamescom press conference ended with a flurry of announcements. Price cuts for PS3 and Vita. New PlayStation Plus offers. That all-important PS4 release date.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:33PM in News
GamesAid names charity winners as donations hit record amount

GamesAid names charity winners as donations hit record amount

The five charities that will receive a share of the £260,000 raised by games industry charity GamesAid have been named.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:14PM in News
Microsoft: Digital is an 'unstoppable force'; Drops Premier League Xbox One TV hint

Microsoft: Digital is an 'unstoppable force'; Drops Premier League Xbox One TV hint

Phil Harrison has said that a digital-only future for the games industry is an inevitability.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 3:32PM in News
EA: Mobile not a threat to consoles

EA: Mobile not a threat to consoles

The console and mobile games markets are very different beasts. But that isn’t stopping the industry’s biggest publishers bringing their blockbusters to the small screen.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Sep 24th 2013 at 1:43PM in News
Microsoft: There's still room for the physical market to grow

Microsoft: There's still room for the physical market to grow

The physical market is not in decline, Xbox Live product manager Pav Bhardwaj has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2013 at 9:58AM in News
61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

A YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of Britons believe that video games violence can be a catalyst for real-world violence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 4:00PM in News