Entries in 'video games' (1015)

Gennaro Castaldo leaves HMV for BPI

Gennaro Castaldo leaves HMV for BPI

He has outlasted almost everyone in the games industry, but HMV is sadly saying goodbye to PR mastermind Gennaro Castaldo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2013 at 8:43AM in News
One gamer's impassioned plea to protect pre-owned

One gamer's impassioned plea to protect pre-owned

Consumer rights should be kept at the forefront of any proposed change to the pre-owned games model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2013 at 12:41PM in News
Microsoft: Console still accounts for 42% of the total video games market

Microsoft: Console still accounts for 42% of the total video games market

With Microsoft and Sony about the throw millions and millions of pounds at launching their next-gen consoles, some observers may quite rightly ask one question – why?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2013 at 7:30AM in News
Machinima: Lights, camera, traction

Machinima: Lights, camera, traction

Two weeks ago we took a long look at the current state of advertising games on TV, and the jury is still out on the value of that medium. But ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 17th 2013 at 11:10AM in News

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Online Retail vs Street Dates

Online Retail vs Street Dates

Day one delivery is crucial to online retailers. It drives pre-orders and secures sales that may otherwise have gone to High Street rivals.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 16th 2013 at 2:01PM in News
Video games piracy is less prolific than feared, report claims

Video games piracy is less prolific than feared, report claims

A significant study by a group of universities has downplayed the significance of video games piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2013 at 12:22PM in News
UK games price war hurting foreign retail

UK games price war hurting foreign retail

Games retailers across EMEA regions say they are facing bankruptcy – and it’s all our fault.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 16th 2013 at 10:14AM in News
Dead Island Riptide makes it a hat-track of UK No.1's

Dead Island Riptide makes it a hat-track of UK No.1's

Deep Silver’s Dead Island Riptide remains at the top of the UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2013 at 9:01AM in News

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April sales stumble as blockbusters dry up

April sales stumble as blockbusters dry up

Just 1.58m boxed games were sold last month in the UK, as the number of major launches dwindle.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 10th 2013 at 1:26PM in News
AMD's transformation "into a gaming company"

AMD's transformation "into a gaming company"

For a long time it has played second fiddle to Nvidia and Intel in the PC components space, but AMD now has other plans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2013 at 3:23PM 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
The Death of TV Advertising

The Death of TV Advertising

There was a time when you couldn’t flick on Coronation Street without seeing Ant and Dec prance about on a Wii Fit Balance Board.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 8th 2013 at 11:24AM in News

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Scottish Police chief blames violent games for teenage stabbing

Scottish Police chief blames violent games for teenage stabbing

A knife attack in Clydebank has been blamed on the offender’s access to violent video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2013 at 2:28PM in News
Osborne undeterred by Europe scrutiny of UK games tax breaks

Osborne undeterred by Europe scrutiny of UK games tax breaks

UK Chancellor George Osborne and Culture minister Ed Vaizey said that an EC investigation will not stop games tax breaks.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 3rd 2013 at 10:49AM 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
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

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White Room signs merchandise deals

White Room signs merchandise deals

Retailers can shortly order video game clothes and toys via UK firm White Room Games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 24th 2013 at 3:01PM in News
Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%

Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%

Supermarkets and Amazon have boosted their entertainment market share at the expense of GAME and HMV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2013 at 1:49PM in News
FIFA wants Call of Duty's  No.1 crown

FIFA wants Call of Duty's No.1 crown

Watch out Call of Duty – EA believes FIFA 14 could be the best selling game of the year.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Apr 22nd 2013 at 11:02AM in News
US games market falls 10% in March

US games market falls 10% in March

Hit releases such as BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider were sadly unable to stop another month of annual decline in the US video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2013 at 11:15AM in News
20% of Australian video games sold online

20% of Australian video games sold online

NPD Group is stating that during all-important December last year, one in five customers was going online for their purchase.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Apr 19th 2013 at 9:14AM in News
Will games miss out on annual Star Wars movie blitz?

Will games miss out on annual Star Wars movie blitz?

Disney has confirmed plans to release a new Star Wars film every year from 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2013 at 11:50AM in News
Indian video games industry grew 16% in 2012

Indian video games industry grew 16% in 2012

The Indian games industry grew to Rs 15 billion ($277m) in 2012, recording a growth of 16% over the previous year, the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2013 has ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Apr 17th 2013 at 9:10AM in News
Bethesda's Hines admits to "concern" about pre-owned

Bethesda's Hines admits to "concern" about pre-owned

Will the next-generation of consoles kill pre-owned? Only time will tell.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2013 at 9:21AM in News
Three weeks at the top for BioShock: Infinite

Three weeks at the top for BioShock: Infinite

BioShock Infinite remains the boss of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2013 at 9:47AM in News