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Sega to host GamesAid Cricket Challenge Cup

UK games charity GamesAid has joined forces with publisher Sega to host the second annual Cricket Challenge Cup. Four teams will take part in a number of 10/10 over matches, with the aim being to raise 2,200 for charity. The teams will be as follows: Sega All-Stars (captained by John …

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UK CHARTS: No stopping FIFA

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa has survived a three-way assault to cling on to the number one spot in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. Its third week at the top comes at the expense of Microsoft’s Alan Wake, which manages a second place finish in its …

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Bravias offer World Cup streaming

Owners of the latest Sony’s IPTV will be able to stream classic World Cup footage direct to their TV via the Bravia Internet Video service. The content is compatible with its most recent TV sets, including the 3D-ready HX803, and many of the firm’s high-end Blu-ray players. It is not, …

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UK CHARTS: FIFA on top

With Chelsea smashing eight goals past the hapless Wigan to hold firm at the top of the Premier League, EA’s 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa did the same in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. It’s the second week at number one for the football sim, though …

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PES 2010 gets iPhone release

Though Konami’s iPES app released in late 2009 didn’t deliver on the promise of pocket football, the announcement of a proper release for PES 2010 on iPhone should make up for the disappointment. Timed to coincide with the World Cup in South Africa, the fully 3D title will offer an …

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FIFA World Cup shines on PS3

It was the PS3 version of EA’s 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa that shone at retail over the weekend, with official figures from ELSPA GfK Chart-Track showing that the Sony release accounted for 48 per cent of sales. It was only just ahead of Xbox 360, though, which claimed …

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Gamesfives returns for World Cup special

The hugely popular Xbox 360 Gamesfives tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Barnet Powerleague. Teams representing all sectors of the industry will compete for the coveted trophy (won by D3P last year) in the morning. They’ll then set their differences aside for an afternoon of beers, …

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UK CHARTS: FIFA scores no.1

Weeks ahead of the official kick off of the World Cup next month, EA’s licensed video game tie-in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa has scored an early goal by debuting right at the top of the GfK ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week. In doing so it successfully …

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World Cup to boost Ubis Pure Football

Ubisoft hopes this summer’s World Cup will help it crack the ‘polarised’ football game genre. The publisher will launch Pure Football for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in May, which is fronted by former England captain Steven Gerrard. And Ubisoft brand manager Phil Brannelly believes that the association with Gerrard …

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FIFA World Cup plays it simple

The combination of a licence as wide-reaching as the World Cup and a new easier-to-understand control scheme will, EA hopes, entice a new generation of gamers to buy into the already lucrative FIFA franchise later this month. We’re delighted with the performance of FIFA 10 and believe 2010 FIFA World …

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