Tag Archives: video game

Video game planned for Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts

Warner Bros has announced a new Harry Potter film and video game series. It’s called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and is based on a Hogwarts textbook of the same name. The screenplay for the film is to be written by JK Rowling herself. Said movie will be …

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JJ Abrams "emotionally hurt" by quality of last Star Trek game

Hollywood director JJ Abrams believes that the poor quality of April’s Star Trek video game was detrimental to the success of movie Star Trek Into Darkness. The game has a Metacritic average of just 42 per cent on Xbox 360, receiving harsh criticism from reviewers. The last game, which was …

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£125,000 – price of the world’s most expensive video game

Codemasters has announced a new SKU for racer Grid 2 – and we guarantee you it’s not what you expected. The GAME-exclusive Grid 2 Mono Edition comes with a number of extras. As well as the copy of the game it also includes a real racing helmet, race suit, boots …

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OPINION: A slightly longer wait for tax breaks can’t hurt

This long and at times painful hardware generation – it will be eight years since the 360 unveiling when we see the Next Xbox in three weeks – is matched by just one other drawn out saga: tax breaks for games made in the UK. Every two steps forward on …

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Star Trek – where no game has gone before

JJ Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness is one of 2013’s biggest cinema releases – and the games industry has its own voyage with the Starship Enterprise to look forward to. But Namco Bandai’s Star Trek: The Video Game isn’t your typical movie tie-in. It’s the result of a three-year development …

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Ashes Cricket 2013 release date confirmed

505 Games has dated upcoming release Ashes Cricket 2013. The game will be released on June 21st on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. That gives it plenty of run-up time in preparation for the commencement of the Ashes itself on July 10th. The game features a number of …

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Activision’s Walking Dead ‘more than just a shooter’

Activision says its new Walking Dead shooter will mimic the feel of the TV show. The firm promises the title offers more to fans than just a ‘run-and-gun shooter.’ It follows the success of rival tie-in The Walking Dead by Telltale games, based on the comics. The episodic point-and-click adventure …

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Watch the video game BAFTAs here from 9pm tonight

The British Academy Games Awards take place in London tonight, and you can watch the entire event here. The event is being held at London Hilton, Park Lane, and will be hosted for the fifth consecutive year by comedian and gamer, Dara O’Briain. The nominations for this year’s Awards span …

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How do they decide who gets to win a Video Game BAFTA anyway?

Winners of a the games BAFTAs are announced at a glitzy ceremony tonight. But as much as the debate will be about ‘Why did Game X win?’ as many people will ask ‘Why didn’t Game Y win?’ The answer is a stringent judging process BAFTA puts each nominated game through. …

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Releasing a demo can damage your game sales, social games bloss claims

Getting a taster of your game into the hands of consumers is essential, right? Perhaps not. Speaking to the crowd at DICE 2013, the CEO of crowd designed gaming site Puzzle Clubhouse used data from Xbox 360 releases to suggest that games tended to perform better when gamer’s were still …

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