Category Archives: UK
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.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 15:11 GMT
Tomb Raider has entered the UK charts at first place, beating off all comers with a bloody climbing axe and a barrage of firearms.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 10:48 GMT
Consumers across Britain spent some £2.9 billion on games in 2012, according to a new report from MCV. The report finds that spend on boxed games dropped by 26% year-on-year, while digital rocketed.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 15:15 GMT
The British Academy Games Awards happened this evening, and Journey took home five awards. That’s not all: we’ll be posting video updates throughout the night, courtesy of Sam Clay.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 15:32 GMT
Tiga CEO Richard Wilson is of the belief that studios with canceled game projects should receive tax relief, due to publishers leaving the firms “high and dry.”
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 | 15:05 GMT
Deloitte has said further Blockbuster store closures will occur in the UK. At present the stores closing are ones already announced, according to the administration firm, but there will be more as the administration process continues. Blockbuster went into administration in January and 160 out of 500 stores were tagged for closure, with Morrisons picking up 49 locations for its own business chain. Thanks, MCV.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 | 21:12 GMT
Ubisoft has announced the appointment of Pauline Jacquey as managing director of Reflections, its Newcastle-based studio.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 | 10:44 GMT
Wii Mini was announced for a UK release on Tuesday. An independent poll has stated that 74% of UK residents think Nintendo’s console is pointless. Ouch.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 01:59 GMT
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 13:20 GMT
Michael Pachter deemed the UK games retail market ‘a joke’ a few weeks ago slamming British retailers’ attempts to undercut each other with incredibly low, unrealistic prices. The Wedbush Morgan analyst has now clarified what he meant in a new interview.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 12:48 GMT
HMV and administrators Deloitte have today announced that they close another 37 stores amid efforts to restructure the business.