Category Archives: UK
Sat, May 18, 2013 | 18:41 BST
Nintendo Direct sessions for North America and Europe contained quite a bit of interesting information on the firm’s upcoming Wii U and 3DS titles for summer. During the event, the biggest take away was when Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced that the next three Sonic titles to be released from SEGA will be exclusive to Nintendo systems.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 13:55 BST
Wales has struggled for recognition as a viable option for games developers, but Ray Willmott finds passion and funding are pointing to a bright future for the country’s industry.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 15:53 BST
The Walking Dead is now available for purchase at UK retailers on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Announced back in April, the retail version is published by Avanquest Software, and contains the complete first season of the game. You can pick it up through Amazon, GAME, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Smyth’s Toy Superstore, GameStop, Tesco, ShoptoNet and other online games retailers.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 19:19 BST
Charles Cecil MBE, industry vet and co-founder of Revolution Software, has been appointed to the board of the British Film Institute. Cecil is also a BAFTA ambassador, on the Creative Skillset Industry Council and founded Yorkshire games network Game Republic. His development firm also has a new, original, Broken Sword game in the works which was successfully Kickstarted in 2012. Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse will release on Android, iOS, Mac and PC in 2013. Thanks, GI International.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 15:20 BST
GAME has paid off paid private investment firm OpCapita and its backers £3.2 million in interest and “monitoring fees” toward the £103 million it owes the firm after brokered a deal to get the retailer out of administration. The figure was paid towards the balance in four months and the remaining balance will have 7.5% interest rate attached. GAME boss Martyn Gibbs told The Guardian the chain is expected to make £20 million in profit for the period ending July 31, and it plans to open 18 new stores during that time. Thanks, MCV.
Mon, May 06, 2013 | 01:37 BST
Video games have been implicated in a violent assault by a teenage boy on an online gaming buddy.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 18:23 BST
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 14:15 BST
UK Chancellor George Osborne and Culture minister Ed Vaizey have said that the EU Commission’s investigation into a UK games tax relief will not deter the incentive from being applied.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 09:55 BST
Wii U consoles have been discounted once again at UK supermarket chain ASDA, in a presumed attempt to reverse slow sales figures.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 13:11 BST
UK retailer Game has launched the UK’s first dedicated free-to-play platform called – surprisingly – ‘Free 2 Play’. The hub has launched now and contains three games, with more on the way.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 12:22 BST
Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Chi Onwurah has called on the Tory government to address the lack of females working in the UK games industry, and feels it should better reflect the diversity of those playing games today.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Last week, in was announced that the EU Commission is to investigate the case for UK tax breaks and stated that “It is not clear whether the taxpayer should be subsidising this activity.” Now, the association for UK Interactive Entertainment has asked that UK developers provide evidence to help bolster the case.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 10:16 BST
BioShock Infinite has been denied a fourth week at number one by NetherRealm’s superhero brawler, Injustice: Gods Among Us, which has hit the top spot in this week’s UK chart.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 13:22 BST
The Office of Fair Trading has published a public survey into the use of in-app purchases in a bid to determine whether or not they cross lines into unlawful activity.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 16:24 BST
The disc version of Telltale’s The Walking Dead will be distributed in the UK by Avanquest Software. The retail release contains all five episodes of the game series on one disc and is set to launch on May 10 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Box art for each version is below, as as usual is the same barring the logos.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 16:08 BST
Introversion, Obsidian Entertainment and Red Thread Games sessions have been announced for Rezzed as part of the preliminary schedule for the event.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 15:12 BST
The European Commission believes there is “no obvious market failure” in the UK games sector to provide tax relief to developers, and has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed scheme backed by the industry and trade groups.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 13:19 BST
HMV buyer Hilco is said to be cutting 400 jobs following its recent acquisition of the brand. It follows hope that all 2,500 jobs were to be saved across the brand’s 141 UK stores last week.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 11:28 BST
Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite were the best-selling boxed games across the UK in March, and helped physical sales in Britain jump over previous months.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 01:39 BST
The UK’s Office of Fair Trading is looking into whether some free-to-play games may cross the line into unlawful activity, and has contacted developers and publishers to issue warnings.