Entries in 'video games' (170)

Can the BBC get games right this time?

Can the BBC get games right this time?

The BBC’s plan for the video games market regenerates almost as often as The Doctor.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 20th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
Rising game prices have helped increase UK inflation

Rising game prices have helped increase UK inflation

Now games can be blamed for ruining your cost of living as well as your children and moral fibre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Decade-long study dismisses link between games and behavioural problems

Decade-long study dismisses link between games and behavioural problems

A British study of 11,000 children has failed to find any link between video game usage and attentional or emotional development issues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
UK games market slumps again

UK games market slumps again

PS4 and Xbox One consoles are flying off shelves, but the games are not following them.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 12:20PM in News

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New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

Entertainment giant Endemol will launch a video games-dedicated YouTube channel this month.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2014 at 9:00AM in News
More women than men play games in the UK

More women than men play games in the UK

Women now account for a bigger share of the UK games market than males.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Twitter reckons it's the video games sales platform you've been waiting for

Twitter reckons it's the video games sales platform you've been waiting for

Selling video games with a single click at the exact moment a user is interested is the is the future of games retail, Twitter believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2014 at 3:08PM in News
William Hill makes FIFA 15 the favourite for Christmas No.1

William Hill makes FIFA 15 the favourite for Christmas No.1

FIFA 15 is the early favourite to claim the Christmas No.1 crown, as per bookie William Hill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 3:24PM in News

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Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Downloading games actually has a larger environmental impact than buying them physically, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 1:28PM in News
Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Joss Whedon backs Sarkeesian's Tropes vs Women series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon has publicly backed Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs Women documentary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris on learning to be indie

Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris on learning to be indie

When MCV spoke to Positech’s Cliff Harris last month he mentioned publishing other indie games, namely ‘space comedy life-sim’ Redshirt, by one-person studio The Tiniest Shark. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 27th 2014 at 1:30PM in News
Video game pre-orders are in decline, and Call of Duty 'is not immune'

Video game pre-orders are in decline, and Call of Duty 'is not immune'

Despite the seemingly growing emphasis publishers place on pre-orders, they are in fact in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2014 at 10:49AM in News

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Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel Jules Williams reviews the growth of digital gaming, who’s buying into it and the direction of the digital pound...

on Aug 4th 2014 at 2:41PM in News
New study says some gaming is GOOD for kids

New study says some gaming is GOOD for kids

Well that makes a refreshing change.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2014 at 11:59AM in News
GAME is winning back market share from supermarkets

GAME is winning back market share from supermarkets

High Street retailer GAME has clawed back some of the UK’s video game market share from supermarkets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2014 at 10:50AM in News
Why indie devs should consider physical retail

Why indie devs should consider physical retail

The digital age has given rise to thousands of games developers releasing titles on Steam, mobile and consoles. Sold Out sales director James Cato believes there’s room at retail for ...

on Jul 29th 2014 at 10:29AM in News

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"A prominent YouTuber suggested we pay them £10,000 to 'like' a video"

"A prominent YouTuber suggested we pay them £10,000 to 'like' a video"

YouTubers ARE being asked to cover games for money without disclosing the deals, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:05PM in News
The State of Survival Horror

The State of Survival Horror

It’s fair to say that survival horror had slipped out of the mainstream. The genre’s big series – Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Dead Space – have all opted for ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:21AM in News
Games retail fights back

Games retail fights back

Back in 2007 – at the start of the last console generation – there were over 1,000 video game specialists on the High Street. 1,070 to be precise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 10th 2014 at 9:41AM in News
UPDATE: The Sun 'investigation' claims gaming is 'as addictive as heroin'

UPDATE: The Sun 'investigation' claims gaming is 'as addictive as heroin'

As if video games aren’t already bad enough, it has now been revealed that they are as addictive as another really bad thing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 1:20PM in News
'DLC is pretty much accepted', says Ubisoft

'DLC is pretty much accepted', says Ubisoft

Modern games consumers are comfortable with the amount of additional digital content and extras that accompany modern games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2014 at 9:44AM in News
Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

Japanese market flat for H1 2014; PS3 sales beating Wii U

An increase in hardware sales and a decrease in software has left the Japanese games market flat for the first half of 2014, according to Famitsu data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:37AM in News
TV advertising still pivotal to kids market

TV advertising still pivotal to kids market

Generation Media says that television advertising is the most effective way to reach a younger audience...

on Jul 3rd 2014 at 1:15PM in News
Digital costs more than you think

Digital costs more than you think

Leading games industry analyst and SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen on how the move to digital isn’t generating revenue quite as easily as some companies might have hoped...

on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:52PM in News
Immorality in games could INCREASE morality in real-life

Immorality in games could INCREASE morality in real-life

Many a Daily Mail headline would have you believe that violent games create violent people, but one new study suggests the opposite might be true.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2014 at 2:58PM in News