Retail

Slither.io tops UK free iPhone and iPad charts

Steve Howse’s Slither.io once again dominated the free UK App Store charts last week. The title has pushed the usual frontrunners down and rose three place to No.1 on iPhone, charting ahead of Disney Crossy Road. Slither.io was also still at the top of the free iPad games charts, again …

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Amazon locks video game purchases behind Prime paywall

Retailer Amazon has decided that it will only sell certain games to members of Amazon Prime. As reported by Videogamer, a handful of titles have been spotted so far that carry the banner ‘exclusively for Prime members’. The info pop-up confirms that: This item, sold by Amazon, is currently reserved …

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GameStop: Our games could be sold through other retailers worldwide

GameStop-published titles may be made available via other retailers in certain countries, the company says. GameStop announced its GameTrust publishing arm earlier this week. It will release between five and ten games a year, including titles from established developers such as Insomniac, Ready at Dawn, Frozenbyte and Tequila Works. Its …

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SuperData lowers VR revenue forecast for a second time

One analyst has now significantly reduced its expectations for the financial impact virtual reality will have on the market in 2016. SuperData had at one stage predicted that VR revenues would reach $5.1bn in 2016. In March that was reduced to $3.6bn. Now the company has revised that second estimate …

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Dark Souls board game hits Kickstarter goal in three minutes, is approaching £500,000

Steamforged’s table top game based on the popular Dark Souls series met it 50,000 funding goal in just three minutes. At the time of writing, Dark Souls: The Board Game has raised 461,630 – almost ten times its initial goal – and has been backed by 5,763 people. What’s more …

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Amazon to roll out monthly subscription option for Prime

Online retail giant Amazon is planning on offering a monthly package for its popular Prime service. At the moment, an Amazon Prime subscription can only be purchased annually, setting consumers back 79 in the UK. But a story from The Hollywood Reporter has says that Amazon is launching a monthly …

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Shovel Knight has sold 1.2 million copies

Developer Yacht Club Games has revealed just how well its indie darling has performed. The studio has revealed that between its launch in June 2014 and December 2015 the platformer sold more than 1m units in total – physical and digital. But in February, the Kickstarter game’s digital sales figures …

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Slither.io tops free iPad charts in the UK

Steve Howse’s Snake-meets Agar.io title Slither.io was the best-selling free game in the iPad charts last week. Furthermore, it came in at No.4 in the free iPhone charts. In the iPad rankings, the title took the top spot away from Marvel’s Avengers Alliance 2, which falls to second place. Slither.io …

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PC website GameFront closing down this month

Popular PC mod and patch site GameFront is going to be shutting its doors at the end of April. In a post on the portal, managing editor Ron Whitaker announced that the site would be closing on April 30th, though gave no reason for GameFront’s closure. Whitaker also said that …

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GAMEFest targets 100,000 visitors

Retailer GAME expects its next Insomnia festival – which will include the GAMEFest expo – to be the UK’s most popular gaming event this year. The firm targets a record number of attendees over the August Bank Holiday weekend, and says it will be investing heavily to ensure it hits …

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