Entries in 'bbc' (105)

BBC games boss named

BBC games boss named

BBC Worldwide has named former EA and Yahoo exec Robert Nashak as EVP of digital entertainment as part of its games strategy reboot.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2010 at 9:55AM in News
BBC gets back into games

BBC gets back into games

After spending years sat on the fence, the BBC is returning to games in a big way, MCV can exclusively reveal.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 21st 2010 at 3:48PM in News
iPlayer console use surges

iPlayer console use surges

The BBC has revealed that one in eight people logging onto its popular IPTV service iPlayer are now doing so through either the PS3 or Wii, with console usage jumping ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
Miyamoto speaks on BBC Radio 4

Miyamoto speaks on BBC Radio 4

Dubbed by BBC Radio 4’s Front Row as “the Walt Disney of computer game design”, Nintendo’s legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto was granted five minutes on the latest edition of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 12:16PM in News

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Live fees preventing 360 iPlayer

Live fees preventing 360 iPlayer

With dedicated BBC iPlayer apps already available on both the PS3 and Wii, it has been claimed that Microsoft has held talks with the BBC to bring an Xbox 360 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 30th 2009 at 10:04AM in News
BBC iPlayer becomes Wii Channel

BBC iPlayer becomes Wii Channel

The BBC and Nintendo have announced that an iPlayer Channel will be available on the Wii next week.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 13th 2009 at 11:33AM in News
BBC all over Modern Warfare 2

BBC all over Modern Warfare 2

The BBC has this morning across its many outlets dedicated lots of time to the release of Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which went on sale around the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2009 at 11:59AM in News
Gameswipe grabs 361,000 viewers

Gameswipe grabs 361,000 viewers

Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe TV special last night drew a respectable 361,000 viewers.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 30th 2009 at 6:57PM in News

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So, what did we think of Gameswipe?

So, what did we think of Gameswipe?

It’s fair to say that the reaction from the industry to last night’s TV debut of Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe was mixed. But if its intention was to offer an informed, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2009 at 1:10PM in News
Watchdog accused of exaggeration

Watchdog accused of exaggeration

Following BBC show Watchdog’s somewhat farcical attack on PS3 last week, one of the consumers that starred in the segment has come out and claimed that he was encouraged to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2009 at 11:35AM in News
BBC defends Watchdog report

BBC defends Watchdog report

Following last night’s focus on alleged manufacturing problems with Sony’s PS3 on BBC consumer rights show Watchdog, the broadcaster has fought back in its war of words with platform holder ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2009 at 2:38PM in News
Sony slams Watchdog PS3 claims

Sony slams Watchdog PS3 claims

PS3 platform holder Sony has spoken out against tonight’s episode of BBC consumer rights show Watchdog, which will feature a segment presented by Iain Lee investigating claims that Sony is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2009 at 6:30PM in News

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BBC praises PS3 iPlayer quality

BBC praises PS3 iPlayer quality

Speaking on the BBC Internet Blog, the BBC’s head of digital media technology Anthony Rose has singled out Sony for special praise thanks to the work it has put ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2009 at 4:22PM in News
Spielberg: Natal is “a whole new beginning”

Spielberg: Natal is “a whole new beginning”

Acclaimed film director and current EA employee Steven Spielberg has given a huge thumbs up to Microsoft’s Natal motion tech system, claiming that the technology has changed the way ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2009 at 2:42PM in News
Watchdog tackles 360 disc scratching issue

Watchdog tackles 360 disc scratching issue

Xbox 360 came under the BBC spotlight last night as consumer awareness show Watchdog investigated complaints of a disc-scratching problem on Microsoft’s console.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 24th 2009 at 10:10AM in News
Vin Diesel and Jonathan Ross chat WoW

Vin Diesel and Jonathan Ross chat WoW

Last week’s episode of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross saw the leading BBC entertainer spare a few moments to talk gaming with Hollywood superstar Vin Diesel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2009 at 10:46AM in News

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EUK heading into administration

EUK heading into administration

According to the BBC, Woolworths and EUK have gone into administration, with an official announcement expected tomorrow morning.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 26th 2008 at 6:50PM in News
Casual Games front CBBC drive

Casual Games front CBBC drive

The BBC has launched a brand new casual games portal on its website that is designed to hitch a ride on the casual games bandwagon and drive popularity of many ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2008 at 12:29PM in News
UK online retailers caught selling violent games to minors

UK online retailers caught selling violent games to minors

Underage children are able to buy violent video games through auction websites, says the UK Trading Standards Institute.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 24th 2008 at 10:51AM in News
Ubisoft working on new Driver title?

Ubisoft working on new Driver title?

A story about UK games development posted this morning on the BBC seems to claim that the now Ubisoft-owned developer Reflections is working on a brand new instalment to its ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2008 at 2:08PM in News
Kids play adult-rated games on Newsnight

Kids play adult-rated games on Newsnight

BBC current affairs TV show Newsnight has filmed two boys playing a '15'-rated game in front of one of its reporters – despite the pair clearly being younger than the ...
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 2nd 2008 at 11:23AM in News
BBC exterminates Dr. Who rumour

BBC exterminates Dr. Who rumour

Since the announcement of Top Trumps: Dr. Who, the gaming world has been hankering after a full next-gen release featuring everybody’s favourite time-travelling Scot.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 25th 2008 at 12:35PM in News
Official PS3 BBC iPlayer on the way

Official PS3 BBC iPlayer on the way

Nintendo might have enjoyed fanfare this week as it unveiled the Wii’s new ability to handle BBC iPlayer, but it looks as though the application will soon be made ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 15th 2008 at 1:52PM in News
iPlayer on Wii makes mockery of PS3 and 360, says BBC

iPlayer on Wii makes mockery of PS3 and 360, says BBC

Technology editor at the BBC Darren Waters has stated that following Nintendo’s deal with the BBC to bring iPlayer content to the console, the Wii is the only system to ...
by Neil Long
on Apr 10th 2008 at 10:57AM in News
BBC iPlayer hits Wii

BBC iPlayer hits Wii

Wii users will be able to stream a plethora of BBC programmes from midnight tonight, when a message will be sent to all UK-based Wii consoles currently connected to the ...
by Neil Long
on Apr 9th 2008 at 2:30PM in News