Entries in 'video games' (170)

Virgin wants back into gaming

Virgin wants back into gaming

Sony’s Gamescom press conference ended with a flurry of announcements. Price cuts for PS3 and Vita. New PlayStation Plus offers. That all-important PS4 release date.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:33PM in News
GamesAid names charity winners as donations hit record amount

GamesAid names charity winners as donations hit record amount

The five charities that will receive a share of the £260,000 raised by games industry charity GamesAid have been named.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:14PM in News
Microsoft: Digital is an 'unstoppable force'; Drops Premier League Xbox One TV hint

Microsoft: Digital is an 'unstoppable force'; Drops Premier League Xbox One TV hint

Phil Harrison has said that a digital-only future for the games industry is an inevitability.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 3:32PM in News
EA: Mobile not a threat to consoles

EA: Mobile not a threat to consoles

The console and mobile games markets are very different beasts. But that isn’t stopping the industry’s biggest publishers bringing their blockbusters to the small screen.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Sep 24th 2013 at 1:43PM in News

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Microsoft: There's still room for the physical market to grow

Microsoft: There's still room for the physical market to grow

The physical market is not in decline, Xbox Live product manager Pav Bhardwaj has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2013 at 9:58AM in News
61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

A YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of Britons believe that video games violence can be a catalyst for real-world violence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 4:00PM in News
BP gives up on video games

BP gives up on video games

One of the more unusual video games retailers has abandoned the sector.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 1:23PM in News
Today's Mirror headline: "Driven To Kill By Call of Duty?"

Today's Mirror headline: "Driven To Kill By Call of Duty?"

One day after the release of Grand Theft Auto V, the UK’s national press has seemingly resumed its attack on gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2013 at 9:47AM in News

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Developers want UK trade union

Developers want UK trade union

A group from the UK games industry has today established Dev Union, which hopes to encourage debate around the establishment of a UK trade union for those in the games ...

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Sep 13th 2013 at 4:05PM in News
Grand Theft Auto is the UK's fourth biggest video games brand

Grand Theft Auto is the UK's fourth biggest video games brand

There's reason to be excited ahead of next week's Grand Theft Auto V launch.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 12th 2013 at 3:53PM in News
William Hill makes Call of Duty: Ghosts Xmas No.1 favourite

William Hill makes Call of Duty: Ghosts Xmas No.1 favourite

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been installed as the favourite to claim the UK Christmas No.1 title by William Hill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2013 at 12:15PM in News
New games merchandise company opens

New games merchandise company opens

Gaming Merchandise UK Ltd is now open for business.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 11th 2013 at 3:03PM in News

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Now LEGO moves into toy-to-game market

Now LEGO moves into toy-to-game market

The UK's bestselling toy line is planning to turn up the heat on Skylanders and Disney Infinity.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 29th 2013 at 3:10PM in News
"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

Y’know, there’s a reason why there’s a big red 18 on the front of the box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 3:55PM in News
HMV's 60 years of entertainment - but where are games?

HMV's 60 years of entertainment - but where are games?

Entertainment retailer HMV has been running a Six Decades of Entertainment promotion throughout the summer, but video games will not feature in it.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 28th 2013 at 2:27PM in News
ERA: Games retail will outperform video and music combined in 2013

ERA: Games retail will outperform video and music combined in 2013

Video games are expected to generate more revenue than both video and music combined this year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 27th 2013 at 12:23PM in News

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FIFA 13 overtakes Black Ops II to regain UK sales crown

FIFA 13 overtakes Black Ops II to regain UK sales crown

FIFA has reclaimed its crown as the UK’s most successful video game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 15th 2013 at 12:29PM in News
UK games retail suffers worst month on record

UK games retail suffers worst month on record

The UK games retail market has suffered its worst month in history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 8th 2013 at 11:39AM in News
Digital shift could mean game over for big publishers, Ed Fries says

Digital shift could mean game over for big publishers, Ed Fries says

Microsoft’s former games VP Ed Fries has warned big publishers that a digital gaming future could result in their demise

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2013 at 10:13AM in News
What can we do about the annual video games summer drought?

What can we do about the annual video games summer drought?

Jules Williams, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, discusses the annual summer slowdown in games sales and the opportunities for growth...

on Aug 6th 2013 at 12:45PM in News
GAME teams up with Insomnia Gaming Festival

GAME teams up with Insomnia Gaming Festival

UK retailer GAME has been named as the official retail partner for Multiplay’s Insomnia Gaming Festival later this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 11:41AM in News
New Fox sitcom about game devs slammed for casual sexism and racism

New Fox sitcom about game devs slammed for casual sexism and racism

A new Fox sitcom called Dads is due to air for the first time next month but is already being criticised by critics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 3:13PM in News
Iwata: Nintendo is not making pieces of art

Iwata: Nintendo is not making pieces of art

Making games that strike a chord with gamers is far more important than any pretence about creating high art.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 1:30PM in News
OPINION: Ignore Cameron's censorship plans at your [REDACTED] peril

OPINION: Ignore Cameron's censorship plans at your [REDACTED] peril

It is not yet known whether the ‘child protecting’ web censorship plans proposed by XXXXX XXXXXXXX David Cameron ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 9:58AM in News
Disney kills off licensed games with Infinity

Disney kills off licensed games with Infinity

Entertainment behemoth Disney has taken yet another step away from the licensed video games market.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 29th 2013 at 12:52PM in News