Media & PR

GTA sex beast is Sun’s most popular story

The Sun’s now infamous ‘Sex beast copied Grand Theft Auto’ article has become the most prominent story on the homepage of the newspaper’s website today . That would indicate that the article, which only appeared on page nine of today’s The Sun paper, has grown in popularity throughout the day. …

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ITN launches games channel

ITN’s multimedia division, ITN On, has launched a games-focused programme on social networking site Bebo. Game On is the first video gaming channel to launch on Bebo and is available to the social networks 45 million users worldwide as of today. The company claims: ‘Bebo users can log on to …

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Dead Space rated 18

EA’s upcoming horror shooter Dead Space has been rated 18 by the British Board Of Film Classification. The body revealed that the ‘linear elements within the work had a running time (e.g. cut scenes) of 55m 23s’. Dead Space is due for release on October 31st in Europe, on Xbox …

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US: Nintendo dominates July

Nintendo is celebrating another month as the biggest selling platform holder in the US – with both Wii and DS proving the two best perfoming consoles in July. DS sold the most in the month, with a whopping 608,400 units shifted. Wii sold 555,000. PlayStation 3 shifted 224,900 in the …

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ABCs: Future mags on the up as online gathers pace

For the six months to June 31st 2008, six of the nine titles ABCed by Future saw a boost in circulation, while flagship website GamesRadar.com saw its unique users rise 35 per cent year on year. James Binns, publishing director of Future’s games portfolio, said of the results: Future’s console …

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MadWorld controversy reaches The Sun

Yesterday’s astonishing attack in The Daily Mail on Sega’s Wii title Madworld has gathered momentum – with both Metro newspaper and The Sun following suit. The Sun today offers a headline of ‘Wii faces killing rap’, under which it references the game as ‘ultra-violent’ – reporting that ‘watchdogs’ had urged …

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BAFTAs back in 2009

The British Academy Video Games Awards will return next year after being absent from industry calendars through 2008. Thirteen awards categories have been announced: Action & Adventure, Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Casual, Gameplay, Multiplayer, Original Score, Sports, Strategy, Story & Character, Technical Achievement, Use of Audio and a new Handheld …

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Government set to back BBFC in age ratings battle

The Government has ignored the industry’s backing of the PEGI system and has plumped for an expansion of the BBFC’s role in age ratings. A report in The Telegraph states: In a consultation document that will spark a fierce backlash from the software industry, the Government will propose expanding the …

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Facebook ‘stabbing game’ slammed

Facebook is in hot water with anti-knife crime campaigners over a new game that allows user to ‘stab’ each other. The application allows members to send a knife icon to friends, with accompanying text that informs them they have been ‘shanked’ – a street slang term for ‘knifed’. For the …

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