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72% of UK gamers prefer buying physical games

72% of UK gamers prefer buying physical games

Digital may be the industry’s biggest market, but consumers still prefer to buy games in a box.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 23rd 2014 at 9:57AM in News
300 midnight openings planned for Watch Dogs at GAME

300 midnight openings planned for Watch Dogs at GAME

GAME has confirmed that over 300 stores will open their doors on midnight on the night of Monday May 26th for the launch of Watch Dogs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 3:45PM in News
FIFA 14 back on top of UK chart; Minecraft PS3 debuts in 3rd

FIFA 14 back on top of UK chart; Minecraft PS3 debuts in 3rd

Titanfall has missed out on sixth UK No.1 thanks to fellow EA chart rival FIFA 14.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 9:48AM in News
UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

Pre-owned game sales grew faster than new titles over Christmas, says data specialist Kantar Worldpanel.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 15th 2014 at 10:22AM in News

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McDonalds: Our Super Mario Happy Meal 
promotion was about getting kids active

McDonalds: Our Super Mario Happy Meal promotion was about getting kids active

Fast food giant McDonalds says its latest Happy Meal campaign is using Super Mario to help kids keep fit.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 14th 2014 at 2:25PM in News
Second month at the top for EA's Titanfall

Second month at the top for EA's Titanfall

Titanfall is the UK No.1 for the second month in a row.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 14th 2014 at 2:15PM in News
Titanfall edges FIFA 14 to claim another UK No.1

Titanfall edges FIFA 14 to claim another UK No.1

Xbox and PC shooter Titanfall is back on top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
Netflix ups UK subscription price to £6.99

Netflix ups UK subscription price to £6.99

Video streaming site Netflix has upped its UK subscription price by £1 to £6.99.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2014 at 1:54PM in News

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Nvidia's first G-Sync monitor due at UK retail this month

Nvidia's first G-Sync monitor due at UK retail this month

The first monitor to include Nvidia’s G-Sync technology as standard is due to hit UK shelves in the next few weeks.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 9th 2014 at 11:49AM in News
Deal struck for online piracy warning letters in UK

Deal struck for online piracy warning letters in UK

A rather archaic sounding deal between the entertainment industry and ISPs has been struck that will see warning letters sent to those suspected of piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2014 at 9:10AM in News
PC games have overtaken console games globally..but not in the UK

PC games have overtaken console games globally..but not in the UK

The PC games sector may be dominant worldwide, but consoles are the real power in the UK and will remain so for years to come, says DFC Intelligence.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 8th 2014 at 3:40PM in News
UK boxed game sales collapse as release schedule dries up

UK boxed game sales collapse as release schedule dries up

The UK games market plunged to its lowest figure all year last month as the number of new releases slowed dramatically.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 6th 2014 at 2:37PM in News

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Xbox One's Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Xbox One's Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Activision has said that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released physically on Xbox One in the UK some time in early May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2014 at 2:01PM in News
The UK download chart is dead

The UK download chart is dead

The UK PC download chart has collapsed, MCV understands.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2014 at 2:59PM in News
Insomnia51 gaming festival draws record 20,000 attendance

Insomnia51 gaming festival draws record 20,000 attendance

Multiplay's gaming festival Insomnia51 scored its biggest ever crowd across the Easter weekend.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 30th 2014 at 4:36PM in News
Argos opening 25 new digital concept stores

Argos opening 25 new digital concept stores

Argos will extend its digital store concept trial to open a further 25 stores by March 2015, in which the traditional shopping catalogues are replaced by tablets.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 30th 2014 at 12:03PM in News

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 here to stay on Xbox One and 360

Amazing Spider-Man 2 here to stay on Xbox One and 360

Microsoft has confirmed that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now officially available on both Xbox consoles in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 10:10AM in News
So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

Ever noticed that Kirby is always the embodiment of happiness and light on Japanese artwork and a right grump on Western game boxes?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 11:32AM in News
UK retailers tip VR as 'the next big thing'

UK retailers tip VR as 'the next big thing'

The UK High Street is optimistic about the success of virtual reality headsets.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 28th 2014 at 3:48PM in News
Nintendo plans year-long Mario Kart 8 marketing campaign

Nintendo plans year-long Mario Kart 8 marketing campaign

Nintendo’s marketing campaign for Mario Kart 8 will run until the end of the year, the firm says.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 25th 2014 at 1:34PM in News
Boxed release inbound for Goat Simulator

Boxed release inbound for Goat Simulator

Koch Media is getting its bovid love on by stepping up to the plat to publish a physical version of Goat Simulator.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2014 at 11:54AM in News
Titanfall is still No.1 as FIFA World Cup debuts in second

Titanfall is still No.1 as FIFA World Cup debuts in second

EA’s Xbox and PC shooter Titanfall has claimed No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 for the second successive week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 9:27AM in News
Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

A new report says that total Google Play downloads are currently tracking ahead of the Apple App Store in terms of volume.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 3:02PM in News
UK retail numbers back on the slide

UK retail numbers back on the slide

UK retail sales in March fell by the largest amount in the last 12 months due to the late timing of Easter this year, says the British Retail Consortium.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:23AM in News
Trio of Sony Japan Vita RPGs heading West

Trio of Sony Japan Vita RPGs heading West

Soul Sacrifice Delta is one of three new SCEJ RPG Vita titles confirmed for a Western release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2014 at 3:55PM in News