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5:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Epic Games UK set up to work on Unreal Engine 4

Most of us won't recognize Pitbull Studio by name, but the company has worked with Epic Games in the past on Gears of War: Judgment and, most notably, Unreal Engine 4. Now, the two are further extending their partnership as P...

Jordan Devore


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




4:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Alien Isolation, Evolve, and Volume are playable at EGX 2014

The re-branded EGX London (formerly the Eurogamer Expo) has announced the first batch of games that will be playable on the show floor. There's no big surprises as publishers have broken out the big guns like Evolve, Alien: ...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution

Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution...

Alessandro Fillari

1:15 PM on 06.02.2014

Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK

After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during t...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 PM on 04.24.2014

Goat Simulator is actually getting a retail release in the UK

Are you ready to headbutt cars and lick strangers? Me too. How about in-game, though? Get ready to do it all over again with Goat Simulator's upcoming physical release in the UK. Koch Media announced today that a retail ...

Brittany Vincent

11:45 AM on 04.23.2014

EU PS Plus adding Puppeteer, Payday 2, Muramasa Rebirth

European PlayStation Plus members will have plenty to play throughout May. I'm trying hard not to be jealous of their next batch of free titles -- to just be happy for them -- but that's a nigh impossible task. Not when they'...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Boxed PC copies of Dark Souls II delayed in the UK

There was some confusion this morning about a possible delay for the PC version of Dark Souls II, which is already later than its console counterparts. Regrettably, there is a delay, to May 2 -- but only in the United Kingdom...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 03.13.2014

Last of Us wins most BAFTA awards, Tearaway gets some love

The Last of Us cashed in on five of its nine 2014 BAFTA nominations, including winning Best Game and Best Story. Not quite 10 awards at D.I.C.E., but good. Tearaway overtook it for Artistic Achievement while also winning in t...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 02.12.2014

2014 BAFTA game award nominations announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has come out with its nominations honoring last year's videogames. We've seen enough awards that you surely know what I'm about to type. Much like the D.I.C.E. Awards, it's plau...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 01.30.2014

PS Vita Slim launches in the UK next week

Sony has announced the PlayStation Vita Slim for the UK following the model's release in Japan last year. This thinner, lighter system will be available in black on February 7 for £180, which is a higher price than some...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 01.21.2014

UK anti-porn filters are cocking up League of Legends

The "for the children" UK internet restriction filters are going full bore this month. You remembered to opt out, right? If you didn't, not only are you going to be prevented from seeing my erotic Sonic fanfiction (which is u...

Steven Hansen





6:00 AM on 12.13.2013

Blockbuster closing all its UK stores by December 16

Last month we learned aged rental giant Blockbuster would draw its last breath on US soil by January 2014, when all 300 remaining locations would be shut down. Blockbuster UK is beating us to the punch, it seems. The 91 remai...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 12.02.2013

Watch Charlie Brooker talk Jon Snow through games

Yesterday I posted on why you should all watch Charlie Brooker's How Videogames Changed the World. Realizing that it might be hard to watch if you're outside the UK, it's worth sharing this clip from Channel 4 News, where Br...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 AM on 12.02.2013

The PlayStation 4 outsold the Wii U in 48 hours in the UK

I really enjoy my Wii U. At this point it has a solid library of titles to choose from, and I tend to play it rather consistently -- I also would consider the GamePad to be my favorite control method out of all the current op...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.01.2013

You should watch Videogames Changed the World

Following on from 2009's Gameswipe special, acerbic critic and former PC Zone writer Charlie Brooker has delivered another excellent videogames program this time on Channel 4. How Videogames Changed the World is a two-hour sp...

Alasdair Duncan



Och Aye The Noo it's Gaming's Greatest Scots photo
Och Aye The Noo it's Gaming's Greatest Scots
by Alasdair Duncan

If you didn't know, November 30 is St. Andrew's Day in Scotland. He's the patron saint of this fair land (along with Russia and Greece apparently) so with some semblance of national pride, I decided to look throughout the annals of videogaming history to see if there were any standout figures. Sadly, Jamie "Challenge Scot" McGinn didn't make the cut due to me being unable to accept that anything good has ever come from East Kilbride apart from The Jesus And Mary Chain

Whilst there weren't exactly a lot of characters to choose from, I did come up with an interesting list. I decided to forgo the most well known characters from licensed games, meaning there's no Shrek, Fat Bastard (thanks again Mike Myers), Groundskeeper Willie or Scotty from Star Trek. So with that, down your whiskey [Joked to myself I'd change all the Scottish spellings and then he goes and spells 'whisky' like a Yank! - Ed.] and let's get into the list.

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