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Ramsdale promises ‘best Gamescom yet’ in EA UK MD’s monthly blog

The UK MD of EA has said that he cannot wait for gamers to get their hands on the publisher’s range of games at this year’s Gamescom. The selection will include Battlefield 4, Titanfall, FIFA 14, The Sims 4, Need for Speed Rivals and Command & Conquer, as well as …

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Microsoft launches Xbox Wire news service

A new Xbox-centric news service has launched online by platform holder Microsoft. Xbox Wire is described as a news blog to help you keep up with the latest Xbox news”. Of which there will be plenty come the next Xbox reveal on may 21st. You will be able to follow …

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VIDEO: New-look DayZ shown off by creator David ‘Rocket’ Hall

Gamers have at last been given a decent glimpse of Dean Hall’s brand new standalone DayZ. DayZ is a mod release for Bohemia’s army simulation Arma II, but its popularity lead to the Arma studio hiring Hall to create an official, standalone version of the title. The new DayZ was …

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LIVEBLOG: The Games Media Awards 2012

It’s time. The Games Media Awards 2012 kick off tonight, and you can follow every moment right here. Whether you’re heading to London or following events from the comfort of your web browser, you can take part! Simply take to Twitter and include the official GMA 2012 hashtag – #gma12 …

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Former GAME boss says UK retail "isn’t properly managing customers"

Ian Shepherd has said that UK retailers are routinely failing to correctly manage their customers. I’ll go out on a limb and assert that there is no retailer in the UK properly managing its customer base, including the ones I’ve worked in,” he wrote on his blog Moving Tribes. That’s …

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OPINION: Working for Jack

Last week the games industry lost one of its founding fathers with the sad news of Jack Tramiel’s passing. Here, Zattikka president Tim Chaney recalls the legacy left by the founder of Commodore… In early 1982 I responded to an advertisement in The Grocer for Regional Sales Executive – Consumer …

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INDIE PERSPECTIVE: GAME’s demise and the struggle on the High Street

In a piece published on the Playtime.co.uk blog, long-term indie games retailer Gareth Rowbotham shows that he knows how it feels to be downed by the quarterly rent bill. Here he highlights the similarities between what happened to his chain and yesterday’s events at GAME, and also discusses the problems …

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Svampriket aims for kids in Sweden

Up-and-coming Swedish gaming blog Svampriket is introducing a new section, called Junior, aimed at younger children – and their parents. The strandis a development of their previous video blog series, Mamma Pappa Barn, where children played games and talked about them with an eye to the younger demographic and their …

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