Category Archives: UK
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.
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.