Tag Archives: 2012

Far Cry 3 claims 2012’s last All Formats No.1

Ubisoft has finished 2012 on a high after claiming a double win in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. Continued price activity on shooter Far Cry 3 sees the critically applauded title claim No.1, knocking Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 off the top for the first …

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MCV’s 11 most read stories of 2012

2012 was, for want of a better word, a veritable BOMB of news, both inside and outside the world of video games. And whilst the games industry may have not quite matched the national billing of events such as phone hacking, the Olympics, tax dodging, Jimmy Saville and the Arab …

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What the top Google searches say about the industry in 2012

It may come as no surprise that core games and Q4 blockbusters were among the most common search terms of the year when it comes to gaming. Google supplied MCV with an alphabetised list of the Top 10 console video game queries from January 1st to December 11th 2012, and …

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Rayman Jungle Run wins Apple Game of 2012 Award on iPhone

Ubisoft’s expert handling of its Rayman IP on iPhone has been named as Apple’s iPhone Game of the Year for 2012 in the UK. Rayman Jungle Run was released in September and did a superb job of bringing the trademark colourful visuals and gameplay seen in the console versions to …

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The 7 Games That Shaped 2012

End of year lists are ten a penny. Top 20 this. Best 5 that. This is the only list you need. With 2012 such a transformative year for games Michael French, Chris Dring, Ben Parfitt and James Batchelor pick the seven games that exemplify the biggest changes in the market… …

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Retail survey unearths merry mood on the High Street

UK games retailers are surprisingly upbeat in the face of significant market declines. MCV’s annual retail survey shows that a whopping 75 per cent of store managers and retail buyers are confident about the next year, with those on the frontline pointing to the arrival of new consoles and Grand …

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MCV’s 2012 Retail Survey – the results

MCV quizzes over 100 retailers from around the UK – from nationwide specialist chains to independent stores – about the highs and lows of 2012 and their hopes for the games market in 2013. >>>>>>>>> WHAT IS YOUR HIGHLIGHT OF 2012? There may be be debate as to whether the …

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How did 2K Games buck the 2012 slump?

2K is enjoying a golden period on the back of Borderlands 2, NBA 2K13 and XCom: Enemy Unknown. The publisher’s president Christoph Hartmann discusses its recent success, next year’s BioShock Infinite and the future of consoles… In a tough year for games, 2K?appears to have bucked the trend. What’s been …

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IN PICTURES: GamesAid charities receive £36k each

GamesAid last night revealed the final winners of its 2012 charity vote. Action For Kids, Jigsaw4U, Small Steps, Special Effect and The Willow Foundation were the five charities that got the nod from GamesAid members.To be in the running each charity had to have a turnover of 5m or less …

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GamesAid reveals successful 2012 charities

The games industry gave five charities supporting disadvantaged kids big donation cheques this evening. UK video games charity GamesAid this evening revealed the winners of its 2012 member vote. Action For Kids, Jigsaw4U, Small Steps, Special Effect and The Willow Foundation were the five charities that got the nod from …

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