Entries in 'games' (1353)

OPINION: Taking Tesco seriously

OPINION: Taking Tesco seriously

I was sitting in a conference last month listening to a big retail exec discuss the future of video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2011 at 1:50PM in News
UK CHARTS: Zumba still No.1

UK CHARTS: Zumba still No.1

505 Games' Zumba Fitness is still the UK's No.1 video games according to the latest data from UKIE and GfK Chart-Track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2011 at 10:38AM in News
CVG launches W.R.O.N.G. campaign

CVG launches W.R.O.N.G. campaign

Barely a day passes by without at least one factually inaccurate or absurd story about video games appearing in the mainstream press. It happens all the time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2011 at 1:04PM in News
Best Buy introducing specialist games staff

Best Buy introducing specialist games staff

Mammoth US retailer Best Buy is to introduce dedicated teams and sales desks to its video game departments in store, according to a leaked presentation document.

Gamasutra
reports that senior ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2011 at 12:25PM in News

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Tesco: 'Forget the specialists, we can grow games'

Tesco: 'Forget the specialists, we can grow games'

Tesco’s new games boss says the grocer goliath can expand the market in ways HMV and GAME cannot.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 14th 2011 at 11:41AM 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
505 wins Rugby World Cup

505 wins Rugby World Cup

505 will publish the official Rugby World Cup 2011 game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this August, ahead of the tournament itself in September and October.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2011 at 12:29PM in News
Video games is 'biggest UK digital market'

Video games is 'biggest UK digital market'

The UK digital video games market is bigger than the music and DVD market combined, says retail body ERA.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2011 at 12:57PM in News

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MS probes Indie Games scam

MS probes Indie Games scam

Microsoft is to investigate claims that an organised group of people have made deceitful ratings to some Xbox Live Indie Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2011 at 11:30AM in News
Nordic announces We Dance

Nordic announces We Dance

Nordic Games is taking on Ubisoft’s smash hit Just Dance with a dancing game of its own.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2011 at 11:04AM in News
Pokémon dev: 'Browser games not safe'

Pokémon dev: 'Browser games not safe'

Pokemon’s creators say the browser games market is not safe enough for younger players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2011 at 4:00PM in News
Gadget games bonanza hits retail

Gadget games bonanza hits retail

The biggest gaming gadgets of 2011 will be released in the next six days and consumer anticipation is sky high, say media experts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2011 at 10:21AM in News

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Could News Corp make IGN a games platform?

Could News Corp make IGN a games platform?

News Corp could leverage its games media giant IGN to kick-start its social games business, a key executive at the company has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2011 at 3:24PM in News
Facebook ‘helping reboot what games can be’

Facebook ‘helping reboot what games can be’

Social network giant Facebook says its fast-growing global games platform comes from one thing: a focus on people. 

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2011 at 8:31AM in News
THQ: We know gamers want pre-owned

THQ: We know gamers want pre-owned

THQ’s CEO Brian Farrell says he doesn’t want to kill off pre-owned as it is something consumers demand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2011 at 8:25AM in News
GAME announces consumer show

GAME announces consumer show

Leading UK games retailer GAME has tonight at London's video game BAFTAs announced that it is to stage its first UK consumer games show later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2011 at 7:45PM in News

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OPINION: What to do with 'media bullshit'?

OPINION: What to do with 'media bullshit'?

There are two ways you can react upon reading a typical gaming outcry in the mainstream media. You can cry foul. Or you can take the piss. Or ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2011 at 10:43AM in News
‘Retail needed to push PC games’

‘Retail needed to push PC games’

The rise in digital distribution won’t bring an end to PC games retail – it will just change its function, according to NCsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2011 at 1:08PM in News
Infinity Blade 'more successful' than Shadow Complex

Infinity Blade 'more successful' than Shadow Complex

Mark Rein, the VP of Gears of War develop Epic Games, has stated that iOS release Infinity Blade outsold fellow digital Xbox Live Arcade release Shadow Complex.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2011 at 3:28PM in News
MS promises more hardcore Kinect games

MS promises more hardcore Kinect games

Despite the fact that hardcore Kinect gaming has been a touchy subject for the platform holder since the device was first announced, but Microsoft has returned to the topic with ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2011 at 12:44PM in News
Only triple-A NGP games will appear on High Street

Only triple-A NGP games will appear on High Street

Sony’s pursuit of high-end handheld gaming content will keep retail in the mix – but not every game made for NGP will make it to the High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2011 at 8:12AM in News
3DS storms Japanese Top Ten

3DS storms Japanese Top Ten

Having sold out almost immediately upon its Japanese debut at the weekend, Media Create's latest Japanese software charts show five 3DS titles have entered the Top Ten.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2011 at 10:58AM in News
Panasonic scraps Jungle handheld

Panasonic scraps Jungle handheld

"My inclination would be to say a system like the Jungle is a non-starter right out of the gate. Until they can show me otherwise I just don't think Panasonic has the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2011 at 11:16AM in News
FEATURE: Media Special

FEATURE: Media Special

What's your favourite games website? Who's your favourite writer? What's the games media's most important role? Is print dead?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2011 at 2:58PM in News
Zumba mania continues on consoles

Zumba mania continues on consoles

505 Games is enjoying something of a surprise hit with Zumba Fitness, the keep-fit game for Kinect that is outperforming expectations – as well as some big rival products.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2011 at 10:22AM in News