Entries in 'entertainment' (130)

MS talks Xbox transformation

MS talks Xbox transformation

In a frank blog post ahead of next week's E3 press conference in LA, Microsoft's corporate VP of corporate communications Frank Shaw has hinted that Xbox 360's future might be ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2011 at 11:01AM in News
SOE confirms MMOs are go

SOE confirms MMOs are go

Developer Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that its networks are back online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2011 at 10:47AM in News
SOE announces further PSN outage rewards

SOE announces further PSN outage rewards

Sony Online Entertainment has expanded its "Make Good" plans to reward customers who have been unable to access its games following the attack on both its and the PSn servers ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2011 at 2:00PM in News
Now SOE confirms data theft

Now SOE confirms data theft

Games developer Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed it was attacked by hackers as part of last month's PSN hack and that user data has possibly been compromised.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2011 at 9:22AM in News

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IGN UK expanding editorial team

IGN UK expanding editorial team

Games media giant IGN is on the hunt for new writers as it expands its UK editorial coverage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2011 at 11:00AM in News
SOE safe after PSN breach

SOE safe after PSN breach

Sony Online Entertainment has assured its customers that personal data is safe following the PSN hacking scandal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2011 at 9:34AM in News
New retail stats show games on top in entertainment war

New retail stats show games on top in entertainment war

3.3 million copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops were sold in 2010, making it the most successful entertainment property of the year, according to ERA.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 13th 2011 at 2:50PM in News
Rumours of big job cuts at SOE

Rumours of big job cuts at SOE

Sony Online Entertainment has closed down three of its studios and made sweeping redundancies across the company, according to unsubstantiated rumours.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2011 at 12:24PM in News

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Future forms entertainment division

Future forms entertainment division

Media giant Future has merged its games and film sales and publishing departments into one entertainment division to strengthen the team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2011 at 3:55PM in News
Sainsbury's claims big entertainment growth

Sainsbury's claims big entertainment growth

A bumper Christmas that saw non-food sales grow at three times the rate as groceries has lead Sainsbury's to declare that it is “one of the fastest entertainment retailers”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2011 at 1:01PM in News
Software plunge troubles Best Buy

Software plunge troubles Best Buy

Retailer Best Buy has reported revenues of $8.4bn for December 2010 - a 1.6 per cent decline year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2011 at 9:47AM in News
Black Ops claims 5-day sales record

Black Ops claims 5-day sales record

As was revealed by MCV this morning, Activision has confirmed that Black Ops has not just shattered Call of Duty records – it’s also re-written the entertainment launch books.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2010 at 1:25PM in News

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Black Ops crushes music and movie markets

Black Ops crushes music and movie markets

It was the week Take That reformed.
The week a new Harry Potter movie premiered.
But the real winner in the entertainment war? It was a video game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2010 at 9:16AM in News
Call of Duty’s chance to redefine success

Call of Duty’s chance to redefine success

Next week’s Call of Duty: Black Ops could set a new benchmark for entertainment launches if it goes one better than last year’s Modern Warfare 2 and once again shatters ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2010 at 9:40AM in News
Alworths eyes 150 stores

Alworths eyes 150 stores

Gaming has become a major part of Alworths' plans, as the firm eyes 150 new stores over the next three years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2010 at 12:00PM in News
MS: Kinect will break records

MS: Kinect will break records

It has already claimed that Kinect will enjoy a stronger launch than Xbox 360 and that it will “blow away” the iPad. Now Microsoft has claimed that Kinect is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2010 at 4:52PM in News

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Is 3D already in trouble?

Is 3D already in trouble?

There are significant doubts about whether the success 3D has seen at cinemas can translate to the home.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2010 at 12:15PM in News
Games hit hardest in entertainment slump

Games hit hardest in entertainment slump

Video games face the prospect of slipping back to third place in the UK entertainment race following a report showing that the sector has suffered bigger declines than either video ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2010 at 6:37PM in News
Sainsbury’s invests big in entertainment

Sainsbury’s invests big in entertainment

Games will receive more floor space at Sainsbury’s over the next year after significantly driving both sales and footfall in 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2010 at 12:00PM in News
US: ESA to fight violent games bill

US: ESA to fight violent games bill

The Entertainment Software Association has vowed to fight Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed legislation that would illegalise the sale of violent games to minors in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
Livingstone honoured at British Inspiration Awards

Livingstone honoured at British Inspiration Awards

Long-term servant of the games industry and current life president of Eidos Ian Livingstone was awarded a British Inspiration Award for his work in the interactive entertainment sector at this ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2010 at 6:20PM in News
Respawn Entertainment – reading between the lines

Respawn Entertainment – reading between the lines

It’s already one of the bloodiest sagas in the history of modern games development, but the feud between sacked Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella has been taken ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2010 at 3:52PM in News
The Agency is alive and kicking

The Agency is alive and kicking

Despite a prolonged period of silence, we could be hearing a lot more about Sony Online Entertainment’s The Agency in the very near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2010 at 4:04PM in News
MW2 is 2009’s entertainment champ

MW2 is 2009’s entertainment champ

Having shattered most the game industry’s records upon its release last year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has also emerged as the overall UK entertainment champ of 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2010 at 12:01PM in News
ELSPA to rebrand this summer

ELSPA to rebrand this summer

Trade organisation The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, otherwise known as ELSPA, has confirmed that it is to change its name to the UK Interactive Entertainment Association.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 4:15PM in News