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50 things to look forward to in 2012

50 things to look forward to in 2012

Two new consoles, the return of Grand Theft Auto and Tomb Raider, plus a string of top looking new IP. 2012 is already shaping up to be a blockbuster year ...

on Jan 6th 2012 at 2:28PM in News
Asda begins console trade-ins

Asda begins console trade-ins

Supermarket chain Asda has gone live with a new Tech Trade-In offer that allows customers to hand over a range of their consumer tech – including games consoles – in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2012 at 12:55PM in News
UK video games market falls 13% in 2011

UK video games market falls 13% in 2011

The overall UK video game market was worth £2.52bn in 2011 according to the latest UKIE figures. That represents a year-on-year drop of 13 per cent from £2.88bn and a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2012 at 1:46PM in News
Japanese market declines 8% in 2011

Japanese market declines 8% in 2011

The Japanese video games market suffered an overall decline of eight per cent year-on-year in 2011, according to the latest Famitsu data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2012 at 10:19AM in News

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2011 REVIEW: Hacked off

2011 REVIEW: Hacked off

Hacking has been one of the hottest stories of the year. From Wikileaks uncovering Government documents, to News of the World journalists breaking into the phones of celebrities, the story of ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 27th 2011 at 1:00PM in News
2011 REVIEW: What MW3 vs BF3 says about the market

2011 REVIEW: What MW3 vs BF3 says about the market

It was supposed to be the fight that would define the year. Call of Duty had met its match. For the first time ever, the game was to go up against ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 26th 2011 at 1:00PM in News
2011 REVIEW: High Street Horror Story

2011 REVIEW: High Street Horror Story

There’s no hiding from the fact that 2011 has been a year to forget for retailers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 23rd 2011 at 9:00AM in News
2011: The Year In Numbers

2011: The Year In Numbers

We don’t really need to say how difficult 2011 has been for UK games retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 22nd 2011 at 9:00AM in News

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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 Dec 16th 2011 at 12:04PM in News
Xmas games sales are lagging, forcing price cuts

Xmas games sales are lagging, forcing price cuts

Some of the biggest brands in games are not selling fast enough, forcing retail to slash 50 per cent off new releases.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 15th 2011 at 8:25AM in News
Games cost 27% less in the UK than Germany

Games cost 27% less in the UK than Germany

Admittedly, we can’t afford to drive our cars or heat our homes, but at least gaming remains affordable in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2011 at 10:48AM in News
OPINION: 3DS finally finding its feet

OPINION: 3DS finally finding its feet

For a while I’ve been hopeful that more people will see the depth that 3DS has to offer. I don’t mean the 3D display – because, in many ways, that’s ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 9th 2011 at 9:36AM in News

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Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Selective Vaz attacks games AGAIN

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, has once gain used his position of power to launch an unwarranted attack on the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2011 at 9:18AM in News
Week one or bust? The shocking truth about new releases

Week one or bust? The shocking truth about new releases

Much like the big Hollywood movies, triple-A games have become all about the opening weekend.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 2:50PM in News
Which game won the battle of the TV ads?

Which game won the battle of the TV ads?

We reveal what TV viewers liked most about some of this season’s biggest games advertisements, including those for Skyrim, FIFA 12 and Modern Warfare 3.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 11:34AM in News
Software Sales Monitor: Market makes £54.6m

Software Sales Monitor: Market makes £54.6m

The market value dipped ten per cent to £54.6m, down from last week’s £60.9m. That’s still a huge amount and should increase as Christmas approaches.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 9:45AM in News

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Modern Warfare 3 topped Sainsbury's sales list

Modern Warfare 3 topped Sainsbury's sales list

In its first week of release, Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the single best selling product at supermarket giant Sainsbury’s.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2011 at 9:15AM in News
Newell: Piracy is a non-issue for Valve

Newell: Piracy is a non-issue for Valve

Valve boss Gabe Newell has challenged the notion that software pricing is the driving force behind games piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2011 at 2:37PM in News
Aussie Telegraph claims 'Video Games Sending Kids Crazy'

Aussie Telegraph claims 'Video Games Sending Kids Crazy'

Earnest and reputable mainstream newspaper The Daily Telegraph has today run a headline warning parents about the dangers of videogames.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 28th 2011 at 10:41AM in News
UK CHARTS: MW3 in control as Top Ten stabilises

UK CHARTS: MW3 in control as Top Ten stabilises

Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats No.1 for the third week in a row.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2011 at 9:33AM in News
5th Cell CEO: $60 boxed game model is broken

5th Cell CEO: $60 boxed game model is broken

The boss of successful independent developer 5th Cell has in no uncertain terms said that the full-price boxed retail model is no longer fit for purpose in the modern ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2011 at 8:18AM in News
GameStop cuts Battlefield 3 to £22.97

GameStop cuts Battlefield 3 to £22.97

Having kicked off its Black Friday promotion with the now sold out Uncharted 3 for £22.97, GameStop.co.uk has now gone live with an amazing offer for EA’s Battlefield 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2011 at 1:42PM in News
Now Irish President attacks video games

Now Irish President attacks video games

The new President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has used his first official public engagement to attack video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2011 at 12:02PM in News
PS3 cut to £157.99 - Sainsbury's takes an axe to games hardware prices

PS3 cut to £157.99 - Sainsbury's takes an axe to games hardware prices

Retail giant Sainsbury’s has been the first supermarket to go aggressive on pricing this year. But it’s not new software the grocer is discounting – the firm has instead slashed ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 25th 2011 at 8:35AM in News
Vivendi: New game rumours are untrue

Vivendi: New game rumours are untrue

Activision Blizzard parent Vivendi has squashed industry chatter that it is opening a new games business.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 25th 2011 at 8:30AM in News