Entries in 'gamer' (15)

How would you describe the average British gamer?

How would you describe the average British gamer?

Gamers? Ha! A bunch of overweight, spotty boys cooped up in their rooms because they’re too socially awkward to step outside, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 12:52PM in News
Average UK gamer spent £334 in 2012

Average UK gamer spent £334 in 2012

ShopTo.net has released the results of a survey claiming the average UK gamer spent £334 last year on their hobby.

by Seth Tipps
on Jun 20th 2012 at 3:21PM in News
David Cameron spends "crazy, scary" amount of time on Fruit Ninja

David Cameron spends "crazy, scary" amount of time on Fruit Ninja

A senior advisor to the British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the Tory leader “spends a crazy, scary amount of time playing Fruit Ninja on his iPad”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2012 at 3:20PM in News
Blockbuster unveils VIP Gamer reward scheme

Blockbuster unveils VIP Gamer reward scheme

Yet another retailer has made a new move for video games market share – Blockbuster.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2012 at 12:42PM in News

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Daily Mail "fabricated" zombie gamer story

Daily Mail "fabricated" zombie gamer story

It has emerged that UK newspaper The Daily Mail “completely fabricated” quotes used in a story linking gaming to a new generation of “zombie children”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2012 at 3:48PM in News
ANALYSIS: Dark Souls and the core gamer

ANALYSIS: Dark Souls and the core gamer

MCV looks at what the arrival of the toughest game, Namco Bandai's Dark Souls, ever says about the market...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 7th 2011 at 10:25AM in News
I love games, Kotick insists

I love games, Kotick insists

It’s one of the better known supposed ‘facts’ about Bobby Kotick – he doesn’t like games. But the Activision boss has come out and denied the claims, saying that being ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2010 at 1:49PM in News
It’s official – the PM is a gamer

It’s official – the PM is a gamer

UKIE and the wider games industry have put a lot of effort into getting a bit of gaming into Government – and the efforts have seemingly been successful with confirmation ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2010 at 9:03AM in News

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Natal ‘isn’t for gaming community’

Natal ‘isn’t for gaming community’

Despite previous assertions from Microsoft that it’s upcoming Xbox 360 peripheral Natal is very much for the hardcore gamer as well as the casual market, Michael Pachter has claimed that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2010 at 12:58PM in News
Best Buy launching games mag

Best Buy launching games mag

Having enjoyed a record-breaking start to its life in the UK, it is now being claimed that retailer Best Buy is to launch an official in-store games magazine across its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
FIFA tournament nears at CPW

FIFA tournament nears at CPW

EA’s FIFA 10 will take centre stage at a number of key Carphone Warehouse stores in two weeks time as the retailer kicks off its nationwide ‘Supreme Gamer’ tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2010 at 11:52AM in News
Crispy Gamer lays off editorial staff

Crispy Gamer lays off editorial staff

The entire editorial staff of fledgling video games website Crispy Gamer have been laid off, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2010 at 12:24PM in News

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Edwards becomes PC Gamer editor

Edwards becomes PC Gamer editor

Future Publishing has announced the appointment of Tim Edwards as Editor of PC Gamer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2009 at 5:22PM in News
New family gaming guide arrives online

New family gaming guide arrives online

The Association of Family Gamers has revealed a brand new website aiming to information and support about safe gaming that families can enjoy together.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2009 at 1:08PM in News
Miyamoto: Core gamer was not our E3 target

Miyamoto: Core gamer was not our E3 target

Shigeru Miyamoto, the development hero at the heart of Nintendo’s software output, has told MSNBC that his firm no longer sees E3 as the best way to target the core ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2008 at 3:06PM in News