Entries in 'games' (1353)

RETAIL BIZ: Vita's launch hits

RETAIL BIZ: Vita's launch hits

Sony’s PlayStation Vita comes to market this Wednesday with a stellar launch line-up that should appeal to a wide range of fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2012 at 11:06AM in News
MCV GameTime: Industry TV advertising monitor (wk ending January 29th)

MCV GameTime: Industry TV advertising monitor (wk ending January 29th)

2012 started brightly for games and consoles TV advertising. The first two full weeks produced remarkable year-on-year growth (52 per cent and 2,498 per cent). 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 17th 2012 at 11:00AM in News
Friday's Five-Second Facts

Friday's Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 17th 2012 at 9:00AM in News
Software Sales Monitor: Market generates £12.7m

Software Sales Monitor: Market generates £12.7m

The arrival of several big new releases wasn’t enough to help grow the market week-on-week, with the UK games retail market value falling 14 per cent to £12.7m.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 16th 2012 at 10:40AM in News

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INTERVIEW: Do video games have a future at HMV?

INTERVIEW: Do video games have a future at HMV?

Yes, says CEO Simon Fox, but there will be sacrifices. Christopher Dring visits HMV’s offices to find out how its attitude towards gaming has changed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 15th 2012 at 5:59PM in News
Ubisoft targets big slice of Vita market share

Ubisoft targets big slice of Vita market share

Publisher Ubisoft hopes to grab a hefty chunk of PS Vita’s software sales with five launch games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 13th 2012 at 4:41PM in News
Top five kids gaming sites' share of TV ad market

Top five kids gaming sites' share of TV ad market

Children's social gaming sites such as Moshi Monsters accounted for almost ten per cent of all video game TV advertising last month.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 10th 2012 at 6:18PM in News
HMV: 'We'd still be No.1 if not for games'

HMV: 'We'd still be No.1 if not for games'

HMV says a report claiming Amazon is now the UK’s No.1 entertainment retailer is “misleading”, as it takes game sales into account. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 9th 2012 at 10:01AM in News

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India games chain to open 150 stores

India games chain to open 150 stores

An Indian games retailer hopes to have over 150 outlets in operation by 2015.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 8th 2012 at 5:00PM in News
The Darkness II ad plan revealed

The Darkness II ad plan revealed

2K Games is targeting fans of horror movies and sci-fi nuts with its marketing plan for The Darkness II.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 8th 2012 at 4:05PM in News
D3P nabs DreamWorks games licence

D3P nabs DreamWorks games licence

D3Publisher has acquired the rights to publish games based on DreamWorks movie IPs, following THQ’s retreat from the sector.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 8th 2012 at 9:59AM in News
Games becomes second-fastest growing TV ad sector

Games becomes second-fastest growing TV ad sector

Video games has become the second fastest growing TV advertising market in the UK, behind office equipment.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2012 at 2:12PM in News

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Take-Two enthusiasm points to GTA V Xmas release

Take-Two enthusiasm points to GTA V Xmas release

Take-Two reckons its financial 2013 will be one of its ‘best year ever’, hinting at a Christmas release for Grand Theft Auto V.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2012 at 10:27AM in News
Software Sales Monitor: Market generates £12.1m

Software Sales Monitor: Market generates £12.1m

The UK games retail market remained steady with £12.1m generated from video game sales – the same as the week prior.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2012 at 9:27AM in News
Friday's Five-Second Facts

Friday's Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2012 at 9:18AM in News

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Disney acquires majority stake in UTV

Disney acquires majority stake in UTV

The Walt Disney Company has obtained a controlling stake in UTV including the media firm’s games publishing arm UTV Ignition.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 9:59AM in News
Bigpoint hits 250m-player milestone

Bigpoint hits 250m-player milestone

More than 250m users have signed up for Bigpoint’s free-to-play PC browser games in the ten years it has been producing them. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 1st 2012 at 10:22AM in News
FEATURE: Does gaming need 3D?

FEATURE: Does gaming need 3D?

3D technology in the home has yet to achieve mass penetration in any sector. Sales of compatible TVs may be increasing, but they have yet to claim a majority of households.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 31st 2012 at 3:31PM in News
Games advertising jumps year-on-year

Games advertising jumps year-on-year

An upbeat start to 2012 has seen games and consoles TV advertising increase 28 per cent year-on-year. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 27th 2012 at 12:16PM in News
Software Sales Monitor: Market drops 13.6%

Software Sales Monitor: Market drops 13.6%

The UK games retail market generated £12.1m for the week ending January 21st – a 13.6 per cent decrease over the £14m made the week prior.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 27th 2012 at 11:28AM in News
Friday's Five-Second Facts

Friday's Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 27th 2012 at 11:11AM in News
GAME offers brand new releases for just £5

GAME offers brand new releases for just £5

Retailer GAME is once again offering consumers the chance to effectively rent new titles for a limited period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2012 at 11:40AM in News
Nordic signs Alan Wake on PC

Nordic signs Alan Wake on PC

Nordic Games has won a publishing deal for Remedy Entertainment’s critically acclaimed Alan Wake.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 26th 2012 at 10:06AM in News
UKIE: Digital Chart coming February

UKIE: Digital Chart coming February

Industry body UKIE has announced a digital chart for PC games will be published next month, two years after it began the project.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 24th 2012 at 5:19PM in News