Entries in 'video games' (154)

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

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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

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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
Minecraft 360 claims first UK No.1; Pikmin 3 debuts in 2nd

Minecraft 360 claims first UK No.1; Pikmin 3 debuts in 2nd

A 74 per cent week-on-week jump in sales has seen Microsoft’s Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition claim its first No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2013 at 9:39AM in News
Petition calls for subtitle clarification on Steam listings

Petition calls for subtitle clarification on Steam listings

Valve is being urged to state whether subtitles are included in any given title on its listings page.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2013 at 9:18AM in News
DIY video games PR? There's an app for that

DIY video games PR? There's an app for that

A new app has launched to help developers and smaller games firms handle their own PR.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 25th 2013 at 12:36PM in News

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'We'll help UK firms crack the Middle East'

'We'll help UK firms crack the Middle East'

Distributor Al Futtaim wants to help publishers cash in on the growing Middle East games market.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 25th 2013 at 12:34PM in News
Games retail is "taking the industry for a ride", Ready at Dawn claims

Games retail is "taking the industry for a ride", Ready at Dawn claims

Develop Ready at Dawn has accused games retail and the pre-owned sector of cheating not only developers but also consumers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 3:19PM in News
New report says British video games 
workforce has halved - but it's wrong

New report says British video games workforce has halved - but it's wrong

A damaging new report claims that the UK games industry employs just over 5,000 people – but it is massively inaccurate, MCV research has concluded.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:41AM in News
Six No.1's and counting for The Last of Us

Six No.1's and counting for The Last of Us

A 22 per cent week-on-week drop in sales isn’t enough to stop PS3 title The Last of Us claiming is sixth UK No.1 this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 10:29AM in News

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Intergi Europe triples revenue in first year

Intergi Europe triples revenue in first year

Games-centric advertising agency Intergi has announced that revenues at its new European arm have tripled in its first year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2013 at 2:12PM in News
UK specialist store count plummets to 795

UK specialist store count plummets to 795

There are less than 800 specialist games stores on the UK High Street, according to MCV research.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 5th 2013 at 1:35PM in News
OPINION: What's the upside to this strange generation change?

OPINION: What's the upside to this strange generation change?

Are publishers like EA, Ubisoft and Activision being smart by releasing their games as cross-generation titles this Christmas?

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 5th 2013 at 1:15PM in News
Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

The number of studios working on triple-A games is at its lowest point for over a decade, EA’s chief creative director Richard Hilleman has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2013 at 9:33AM in News
How would you describe the average British gamer?

How would you describe the average British gamer?

Gamers? Ha! A bunch of overweight, spotty boys cooped up in their rooms because they’re too socially awkward to step outside, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 12:52PM in News
The Last of Us retains UK Charts top spot

The Last of Us retains UK Charts top spot

Sony’s critically adored The Last of Us has claimed its third successive No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2013 at 9:00AM in News
Desilets: The future is digital and there's nothing you can do about it

Desilets: The future is digital and there's nothing you can do about it

Acclaimed developer Patrice Desilets doesn’t believe the recent furore over the Xbox One’s digital strategy will halt the march toward a disc-less future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2013 at 2:43PM in News
BAFTA extends video games 2014 entry period

BAFTA extends video games 2014 entry period

The entry period for the British Academy Games Awards in 2014 is now open.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2013 at 10:15AM in News
MCV India calls for dedicated regional video games trade body

MCV India calls for dedicated regional video games trade body

The Indian games industry is one of the world’s future powerhouses – and now is the time to form a trade body to support it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2013 at 11:17AM in News