Entries in 'video games' (172)

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
VR - is it for the payers?

VR - is it for the payers?

The owner of London’s video game café Loading Bar James Dance shares his thoughts on the new virtual reality headsets and whether they will have mainstream success...

on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:54AM in News
Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar Worldpanel consumer insight analyst Jules Williams examines the opportunities and challenges involved in this lucrative market...

on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:09AM in News

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GOG: Gamers are not criminals and do not need DRM

GOG: Gamers are not criminals and do not need DRM

The video games industry should follow in the footsteps of the music sector and rid itself of digital rights management (DRM).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 3:48PM in News
Video games contributed £1bn to UK in 2013

Video games contributed £1bn to UK in 2013

A new report from TIGA says that the video games industry contributed £1.02bn to the UK economy in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
PC losing gaming time share as tablets boom, report claims

PC losing gaming time share as tablets boom, report claims

Growing tablet and mobile game has taken a big chunk out of the PC games sector, a new study has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 12:17PM 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

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BBC 5Live pushes video games show into primetime slot

BBC 5Live pushes video games show into primetime slot

BBC Radio has strengthened its focus on video games by promoting its Game On segment to the masses.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 30th 2014 at 2:29PM in News
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
Android fragmentation 'is an absolute nightmare'

Android fragmentation 'is an absolute nightmare'

The continued fragmentation of the Android market is an absolute nightmare for game developers and testing firms, QA experts have told Develop.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 21st 2014 at 1:30PM in News
Housers join The Sunday Times Rich List

Housers join The Sunday Times Rich List

Rockstar’s Sam and Dan Houser are among the gaming newcomers in this year’s The Sunday Times Rich List.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 12:09PM in News

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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
Games trading app Jiggster launches on Android

Games trading app Jiggster launches on Android

An app designed to allow folk to swap their physical games has gone live on the Google Play Marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 1:13PM 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
EA chasing Comcast streaming cable box gaming deal

EA chasing Comcast streaming cable box gaming deal

Cable boxes may soon be able to stream and play a range of EA titles in North America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2014 at 11:01AM in News

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Lionsgate makes move into gaming

Lionsgate makes move into gaming

Hunger Games film company Lionsgate has announced that it will be opening a game division.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 2nd 2014 at 10:15AM in News
Marvel makes new quality pledge for video games output

Marvel makes new quality pledge for video games output

Fewer games that are better and are only released when they're ready – that's the message coming from Marvel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2014 at 9:03AM in News
Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Sword Art and Theatrhythm send handheld sales soaring in Japan

Both 3DS and Vita saw decent upturns in unit sales last week thanks to two big new Top Ten releases, the latest Japanese sales data from Famitsu reveals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
TIGA criticises PEGI ratings pricing

TIGA criticises PEGI ratings pricing

UK game industry trade body TIGA has criticised PEGI for its “punitive” pricing policy for game ratings that it claims is hurting small studios.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 30th 2014 at 11:44AM in News
THE DAILY MAIL FILES: Paper links Leeds teacher stabbing to Dark Souls

THE DAILY MAIL FILES: Paper links Leeds teacher stabbing to Dark Souls

UK paper The Daily Mail has inevitably linked the tragic stabbing of a Leeds schoolteacher to video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
Star Wars games are no longer canon

Star Wars games are no longer canon

Any and all events ever depicted in every Star Wars game ever made is no longer to be considered canon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2014 at 4:24PM in News
Iwata: We shouldn't think entertainment = only video games

Iwata: We shouldn't think entertainment = only video games

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has stressed that Nintendo should no longer be thought of as just a video games company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2014 at 12:36PM in News
Is virtual a reality?

Is virtual a reality?

Over the history of games there have been technology advancements that happened before their time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 3:51PM in News
GamePointsNow slams digital and physical price disparity

GamePointsNow slams digital and physical price disparity

It’s cheaper to buy a boxed game with a digital code inside than to just buy the code, says online retailer GamePointsNow.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 3:45PM in News