Entries in 'UKIE' (52)

UKIE celebrates budget's promise of increased games industry support

UKIE celebrates budget's promise of increased games industry support

UK Chancellor George Osborne has in today’s budget promised increased tax credit support for the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 2:48PM in News
PEGI launches on Google Play

PEGI launches on Google Play

PEGI age ratings will now be displayed on games sold on the Google Play store.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 17th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Last week’s MCV and UKIE figures valuing the market for games in the UK showed a growth once more in consumer hunger for games. 

on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
UKIE teams with Mayor of London for skills investigation

UKIE teams with Mayor of London for skills investigation

UKIE is about to embark on a significant research project into London's digital skills needs – an initiative that will be funded by the Mayor of London's London Enterprise Panel.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 11:46AM in News

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Batman Arkham Knight, No Man's Sky, Star Wars, James Bond and Coldplay to boost UK economy in 2015

Batman Arkham Knight, No Man's Sky, Star Wars, James Bond and Coldplay to boost UK economy in 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight, No Man’s Sky, Fable Legends, Total War: Attila and Tearaway Unfolded have been named alongside Star War, Avengers, James Bond, Downton Abbey, Coldplay and Rita Ora as ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2015 at 11:48AM in News
Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Three of 2014’s biggest games have held their UK retail podium positions as we kick off the New Year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Trade bodies want further action from Chancellor George Osborne

Trade bodies want further action from Chancellor George Osborne

The UK games industry's trade bodies have both responded Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement to members of Parliament, each suggesting further action that could benefit the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 4th 2014 at 10:10AM in News
UKIE calls for more Government investment in the games industry

UKIE calls for more Government investment in the games industry

UKIE has outlined a four-point proposal for more Government funding for the UK games industry. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 13th 2014 at 3:00PM in News

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FIFA top of UK charts for a fourth week as Evil Within debuts at No.2

FIFA top of UK charts for a fourth week as Evil Within debuts at No.2

FIFA 15 has held off competition from The Evil Within and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to stay top of the UK charts for another week running.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 20th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
FIFA 15 stays No.1 for third week in UK chart as Alien: Isolation sneaks into second

FIFA 15 stays No.1 for third week in UK chart as Alien: Isolation sneaks into second

FIFA 15 has remained the UK's biggest-selling game for a third week running, despite competition from Alien: Isolation.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 13th 2014 at 10:32AM in News
FIFA 15 remains in UK chart top spot despite Shadow of Mordor competition

FIFA 15 remains in UK chart top spot despite Shadow of Mordor competition

Lord of the Rings spin-off Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor debuted in second in the UK software chart last week, failing to knock FIFA 15 from number one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 6th 2014 at 10:17AM in News
Ukie announces new members and initiatives

Ukie announces new members and initiatives

Ukie has announced 10 new board members and two new initiatives at its AGM at EGX.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 26th 2014 at 10:56AM in News

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UK games companies are worth £1.7bn

UK games companies are worth £1.7bn

The UK games industry consists of 1,902 companies that have an economic value of £1.72bn.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 25th 2014 at 9:26AM in News
PC-only Sims 4 tops UK charts

PC-only Sims 4 tops UK charts

The latest iteration of EA’s The Sims series is No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats charts this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 8th 2014 at 9:47AM in News
UKIE reveals new policy manifesto

UKIE reveals new policy manifesto

UK video games trade body UKIE has called for further government support for the games industry.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 4th 2014 at 12:06PM in News
Metro Redux takes UK retail chart top spot as re-releases claim top three

Metro Redux takes UK retail chart top spot as re-releases claim top three

Metro Redux was the best-selling game at UK retail last week, according to the latest Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:41AM in News

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Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition takes No.1 spot

Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition takes No.1 spot

The updated version of Diablo III on consoles is No.1 in the UKIE GfK All-Formats Top 40 chart.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 26th 2014 at 9:52AM in News
Second week on top for Last of Us Remastered

Second week on top for Last of Us Remastered

Sony’s PlayStation 4 re-release of last year’s classic The Last of Us is top of the GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 11th 2014 at 9:57AM in News
Games market continues summer decline; Watch Dogs still No.1

Games market continues summer decline; Watch Dogs still No.1

The market took another dive this week thanks to the current heat wave, a lack of new releases and the start of the summer holidays.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 28th 2014 at 9:32AM in News
Watch Dogs claims fifth No.1

Watch Dogs claims fifth No.1

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 for the fifth week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:28AM in News
Mind Candy hosting Great British Summer Game Jam

Mind Candy hosting Great British Summer Game Jam

Mind Candy is hosting the first ever Great British Summer Game Jam.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 26th 2014 at 1:49PM in News
Candy Crush Saga's King signs up to UKIE

Candy Crush Saga's King signs up to UKIE

UKIE has snagged itself a high-profile new member in the form of Candy Crush Saga maker King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 3:54PM in News
Jo Twist stresses need for digital video games sales data

Jo Twist stresses need for digital video games sales data

MCV teamed up with UKIE last week to create an estimated value of the UK games market. But there
are still big holes in the industry’s knowledge – particularly ...

on Jun 2nd 2014 at 10:51AM in News
UK games market leaps 20 per cent to £3.48bn

UK games market leaps 20 per cent to £3.48bn

The UK games market has risen dramatically year-on-year, as almost every industry category grew.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 29th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes No.1 from Titanfall

Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes No.1 from Titanfall

Activision’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 has knocked off Titanfall to debut at No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 6th 2014 at 10:57AM in News