Category Archives: UK
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.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 13:28 BST
UK-based station Channel 4 has announced a new gameshow called “Draw It!” which has been created in collaboration with Draw Something owners Zynga. The show will adapt the format of the app and will see two teams battling for cash prizes
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 15:11 BST
PlayStation 4 pre-orders are now being accepted at UK supermarket chain ASDA. Gamers can place orders via a £20 deposit in store or on the site now.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 11:49 BST
HMV will reportedly meet with UK game publishers this week, in a bid to secure a place for gaming in the retailer’s revised strategy. It comes after HMV administrators Deloitte made most of the company’s game arm redundant, casting doubt on the matter.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 07:43 BST
Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training will miss its expected April 12 release date, Nintendo Europe has confirmed. A representative told NintendoLife the delay is designed “to optimise the best possible launch timing of this title within the European market”. A new release date is promised soon. The 3DS title is known as Brain Age: Concentration Training in North America, where it released in early February.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 03:29 BST
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 23:56 BST
Teetering UK retail chain HMV has reportedly been saved by a last-minute buy-out.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 12:00 BST
Play Expo will take place at Manchester’s EventCity on the 12th and 13th of October, showcasing a range of new and retro games under one roof for the general public to experience first-hand. Tickets are on sale now.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 00:35 GMT
UK retailer ShopTo has dropped the price of the Wii U, but is still not seeing the kind of sales it would feel comfortable with.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 15:24 GMT
Gamer Network – formerly Eurogamer Network – and Replay Events have signed a deal that will see Gamer Network managing exhibitor sales at this Play Expo 2013 in Manchester. It leaves Replay open to focus on the events retro exhibitions.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 16:30 GMT
Deloitte has completed the sale of Blockbuster UK to Gordon Brothers Europe. The firm purchased the brand license, 264 stores, and the 2,000 jobs which came with the buy. “Having identified a profitable core portfolio of stores we are pleased to have achieved this sale for creditors,” joint administrator Lee Manning stated. “Together with the previously announced store sales more than half of the original estate has been secured for ongoing use. This transaction provides Blockbuster a future in the UK.” The amount paid for the chain was not disclosed. Thanks, MCV.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 16:19 GMT
Wii Mini is of little interest to UK gamers, according to one of GAME’s flagship stores.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 20:27 GMT
Gadget Show Live in Birmingham takes place April 3-7 and those planning to attend will be able to try out quite a few games on the show floor.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 15:26 GMT
TIGA has announced that while tax relief in the UK has been delayed, the Government is still planning to legislate for Games Tax Relief in the current Finance Bill.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 15:15 GMT
Sony has updated the European end of the PS Store with The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct hitting Friday, Aliens: Colonial Marines Bug Hunt DLC, the ability to pre-order Bioshock Infinite digitally, Assassin’s Creed 3: The Betrayal, Capcom Arcade Cabinet offerings ans plenty more for your week. Hit up the break for your update.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 20:43 GMT
Ubisoft will be hosting an all-day demonstration of ShootMania at the Gaming Bunker, in Currys PC World – Tottenham Court Road, London. Attendees can try out the e-sports title online and against friends from 11am to 3pm on Saturday March 30. You could end up winning various prizes in the mini-tournament at the end of the day. To participate, show up early and register. More information is available through the game’s Facebook page.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 02:54 GMT
The UK’s games industry had shuckjed off the effects of recent recessions to move back into growth mode, according to trade body TIGA.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 11:34 GMT
Need For Speed: Most Wanted developer Criterion Games is holding a student game jam on April 11, that will see final year A-level and first year university students working together to make a fully functional game prototype. The team is accepting applications now.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 09:14 GMT
UK supermarket chain ASDA is rumoured to be in talks with HMV administrators Deloitte to put in a bid for the troubled games, music and movies retailer.