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Amazon expands one-hour delivery to third UK city

The North-East is the latest UK region to gain Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service. The speedy postage, which claims to offer one-hour delivery on over 15,000 items from the online retailer, previously launched in London and Birmingham earlier this year. Now Amazon users in Newcastle, covering Gateshead, Jesmond and High …

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Amazon’s Prime Day sale a success, outsells biggest-ever Black Friday

Despite accusations of poor deals, Amazon’s Prime Day promotion proved the haters wrong and out-sold the retailer’s best Black Friday event. The sale, which was only available to subscribers of Amazon’s eponymous 79/year service (which provides free next-day delivery and instant video streaming among other benefits), ran for just one …

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First Amazon Prime Day video game deals appear

Ahead of Amazon’s members-only Prime Day sale tomorrow, the promotion’s first video game offers have started to appear. For those not in the know, Prime Day is much like Amazon’s highly popular Black Friday sales – except you have to be subscribed to the retail giant’s 79/year service (which counts …

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Amazon to increase price of Prime membership due to increased delivery costs

The cost of membership to Amazon’s popular Prime service is going up, the retailer has said. The 49.99 per year service offers unlimited free one day delivery on a significant proportion of the retailer’s stock, as well as free access to many of its Kindle digital book titles. However, Amazon …

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VIDEO: Transformers Prime gets its own video game

The latest Transformers cartoon series is to receive an accompanying video game from Activision. Transformers Prime will be released for Wii, 3DS and DS at some point later this year”. The associated cartoon series first hit US screens last year and debuted in the UK on Cartoon Network last month. …

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Tekken 3D set for February release

Namco Bandai’s Tekken 3D Prime Edition will hit UK shelves on February 17th with Nintendo responsible for sales, marketing and distribution. The publisher has entered into a new distribution agreement with Nintendo for European territories and Australia. Nintendo will also distribute accompanying Namco Bandai 3DS title One Piece Unlimited Cruise …

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Byron returns to review Report

Two years on from the now infamous Byron Report on video games age ratings, TV presenter Dr Tanya Byron is to return to her work and review the progress that has been made since her set of proposals in 2008. The enthusiastic and joined-up response from ELSPA members following the …

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Gordon Brown praises UK games sector

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has again talked up the British game industry, claiming that the nation’s developers are "by far the biggest producer of computer games in Europe." Brown’s comments were made at the Global Investment Conference in London, where he and the business secretary Lord Mandelson offered assurance …

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Metroid Prime Trilogy discontinued

Most consumers take the term ‘Limited Edition’ with a pinch of salt nowadays, but Nintendo has confirmed that its Limited Edition Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii is exactly that. Unfortunately, Metroid Prime Trilogy is no longer being shipped,” a Nintendo rep told blog Coffee With Games. You may be able …

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DS Metroid title in the works?

Whilst the recent Wii release of Metroid Prime Trilogy seemed to have drawn a close to Samus Aran’s FPS wanderings for the time being, Nintendo has now hinted at the possibility of a new game on the series for the DS. Speaking to ONM, developer Kansuke Tanabe admitted: We are …

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