Category Archives: UK
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 | 14:07 BST
GAME has announced it will open an Xbox specific store in London in order to showcase Xbox related products.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 17:33 BST
Blockbuster has announced that PS4 pre-orders are “through the roof” at the retail chain.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 11:33 BST
Sony’s PS4 showing last night “stepped up to the plate” following Microsoft’s Xbox One conference hours earlier. That’s the opinion of retailer Game, which is now accepting £20 pre-order fees for Sony’s £349 console.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 12:02 BST
PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders on Amazon UK are almost neck-and-neck, according to the online retailer, with Microsot’s console nudging ahead by just 2.3% sales.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 20:32 BST
Sky has said it has “no plans to sell Xbox hardware as part of a Sky subscription,” a spokesperson told MCV. The comment was given as a response to rumors from earlier today, which stated the UK broadcaster was working with Microsoft to offer Xbox One consoles along with TV package subscriptions. Sources stated the Xbox One would serve as a set-top box for Sky television, or as a companion device. “We have a longstanding partnership with Microsoft by which we distribute our content via Sky Go and NOW TV on Xbox,” said the spokesperson. “We look forward to continuing to work with them as part of our commitment to giving our customers more ways to watch Sky programming in addition to their Sky+ HD box. “
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 16:10 BST
The Minecraft Expo will take place during the Insomnia 49 event August 23-26. Minecraft game tournaments, presentations, and exhibition of community creations and talks will be present. There will also be costume competitions, build challenges for schools, a Minecraft Lounge, and free Minecraft competition. Yogscast, Mindcrack, Hat Films and The NoxCrew are special guests. The Insomnia event will also have various eSports tournaments, and development talks. Up to 15,000 visitors are expected to attend and streaming of the eSports events will take place. Insomnia 49 and the Minecraft Expo will take place in Telford and the Telford International Centre. Thanks, Develop.
Mon, Jun 03, 2013 | 11:49 BST
Xbox One pre-orders have opened at UK supermarket chain ASDA, and you can reserve a console right now for a small fee.
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 12:57 BST
Xbox One’s UK pre-orders are now ahead of PS4 at many stores, according to retail sources cited in a new report.
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 15:22 BST
Xbox One doesn’t have a solid release date or a price yet, and still, a record number of pre-orders for the console have been reported by Blockbuster UK.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 10:22 BST
Capcom has cancelled a Resident Evil: Revelations marketing stunt, which would see an open air swimming pool filled with fake blood and fake human torsos, following an alleged terrorist attack in Woolwich yesterday.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 00:05 BST
Xbox One doesn’t even have a release date yet and already GAME and ShopTp are taking pre-orders.
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.