Entries in 'video games' (164)

Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

As well as not ushering in tax breaks, last week’s Budget may have brought with it another bad piece of gaming news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 2:42PM in News
REVEALED: The biggest UK games websites

REVEALED: The biggest UK games websites

2013 was a bumper year for the UK games media, but who came out on top?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 21st 2014 at 12:07PM in News
Negative game stereotyping 'perpetuates social injustices'

Negative game stereotyping 'perpetuates social injustices'

BioWare gameplay designer Manveer Heir has called for a revolution in the way video games depict the world and tackle the issue of identity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2014 at 11:26AM in News
Tax breaks for UK games devs will happen despite Budget no show

Tax breaks for UK games devs will happen despite Budget no show

It may have missed The Budget, but tax breaks for UK games developers will go ahead, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 21st 2014 at 10:52AM in News

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No games tax breaks in budget, but UKIE remains optimistic

No games tax breaks in budget, but UKIE remains optimistic

The UK’s video games industry trade body says that tax breaks for video games developers remain a realistic hope.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2014 at 2:31PM in News
PS4 outsold Xbox One in US in February as Wii U hardware sales climb

PS4 outsold Xbox One in US in February as Wii U hardware sales climb

Sony continues to dominate the next-gen hardware market in America, NPD numbers show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2014 at 12:05PM in News
HMV slashes pre-owned games by 75%

HMV slashes pre-owned games by 75%

Pre-owned games are currently available for 75 per cent off at HMV stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2014 at 10:32AM in News
Are video games the next for merged Dixons and Carphone Warehouse?

Are video games the next for merged Dixons and Carphone Warehouse?

Electronic giant Dixons hopes to become a major player in smartphones via a proposed merger with Carphone Warehouse.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 5th 2014 at 3:46PM in News

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Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

A US tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee has suggested increasing the tax burden for games developers making violent games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
New games media - the changing face of journalism

New games media - the changing face of journalism

IGN. Eurogamer. GameSpot. CVG. These are some of the biggest names in games media, all gracing the monitors of gamers the world over on a daily basis.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 25th 2014 at 12:20PM in News
Resident Evil and Onimusha composer exposed as fraud

Resident Evil and Onimusha composer exposed as fraud

Mamoru Samuragochi, the famous Japanese composer behind the Resident Evil and Onimusha soundtracks, is a fraud.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2014 at 4:12PM in News
Yogscast: We would never compromise our integrity

Yogscast: We would never compromise our integrity

UK YouTube giant Yogscast says it can help publishers sell games, but it will never compromise its integrity.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 11:53AM in News

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Porn block threatens UK games firms

Porn block threatens UK games firms

UK games execs have expressed concerns over reports that game downloads are being inadvertently blocked as part of a UK crackdown on porn.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 10:13AM in News
INFOGRAPHIC: Just how big was GTA V?

INFOGRAPHIC: Just how big was GTA V?

We all knew GTA V would sell well, but not even the most optimistic analyst could have predicted how big it’d be after just four months.

on Jan 29th 2014 at 10:57AM in News
PS4 and Xbox One help Argos smash festive records

PS4 and Xbox One help Argos smash festive records

Catalogue retailer Argos posted its best Christmas results in a decade with the help of video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2014 at 10:38AM in News
'CES can offer game giants an audience that E3 cannot'

'CES can offer game giants an audience that E3 cannot'

The biggest names in games are returning to CES to show off products to the ‘entire tech ecosystem,’ says the event’s organisers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2014 at 10:33AM in News

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Retailers unfazed by empty release schedule

Retailers unfazed by empty release schedule

UK game stores have played down concerns over a quiet start to 2014.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 29th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
The rise of DayZ - how selling games is changing

The rise of DayZ - how selling games is changing

The practice of selling games has changed forever.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 21st 2014 at 12:10PM in News
Dev warns that Steam sales "screw your fans"

Dev warns that Steam sales "screw your fans"

With very exceptions, gamers are used to new titles launching at their highest price point and then gradually decreasing over time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2014 at 1:16PM in News
Video games star in strong Argos results

Video games star in strong Argos results

Argos says sales of electricals - including video games, tablets, TVs and white goods - helped it deliver a strong financial quarter, as its parent company appoints a new chief exec.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 16th 2014 at 12:13PM in News
The console fitness revolution goes mobile

The console fitness revolution goes mobile

In 2008, Nintendo released the highly successful Wii Fit – a fitness title that went on to sell 23m units and started a series that has sold over 44m copies ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 15th 2014 at 2:47PM in News
UKIE disputes Government's games industry shrinkage claims

UKIE disputes Government's games industry shrinkage claims

The UK game industry shrunk by nearly half in 2012 compared to 2011, according to figures released by the department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 14th 2014 at 2:05PM in News
UK games retail scores £600m haul in December

UK games retail scores £600m haul in December

Video game consoles and software made £605.5m for the UK High Street last month, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 13th 2014 at 1:53PM in News
Famed games box art illustrator Greg Martin passes away

Famed games box art illustrator Greg Martin passes away

Greg Martin, the man behind a huge number of classic 1990s video game covers, has passed away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2014 at 3:50PM in News
2013 claims Metacritic record for lowest number of 'great games'

2013 claims Metacritic record for lowest number of 'great games'

Only seven individual console titles scored 90 per cent or higher on Metacritic in 2013 – “by far” the lowest number in a single year since the last-gen consoles arrived.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 12:23PM in News