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The Last of Us

The Last of Us: Remastered shoots to the top of the UK sales charts


Fourth largest launch ever on PS4
Aug 04
// Brett Makedonski
In the weeks leading up to the release of The Last of Us: Remastered, Sony said that "a huge portion" of PS4 owners hadn't previously played the original version on PS3. It seems that's certainly the case in the UK, or a...
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Evolution founder reveals new studio, Starship


Just after three Sony studios saw layoffs
Mar 26
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
This week we learned that Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge, and SCE London Studio were all hit with layoffs. Following the layoffs came the reveal of Starship studio, a new outfit by Martin Kenwright, founder of Ev...
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It's the inevitable Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag collection


The game plus seven downloadable content packs all wrapped in one
Mar 11
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
You knew this would happen, come on, it's always inevitable. So here it is, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition. Yet interestingly this has only been revealed for the UK, and as just an Amazon exclusive too. So th...

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UK only Wii U bundle is the ultimate Mario collection


Three games, limited edition Wiimote, and a hat!
Nov 22
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Okay all you people in the United Kingdom, if you've been holding off on a Wii U NOW is the time to finally get it. This Mario Mega Bundle from the Nintendo UK Online Store is the ultimate deal for all the Mario lovers out th...
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These are the 32 countries the PS4 will be launching in


All by the end of 2013
Aug 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Today Sony announced at their gamescom conference that the PlayStation 4 will be launching in 32 different countries by the end of the year. Those countries are: United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, ...
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Batman: Arkham Origins Collector's Edition looks awesome


And it's just for you in the United Kingdom
Aug 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
So I'm pretty sick of Collector's Editions for the most part, but I have to admit I want this one for Batman: Arkham Origins. Largely because the Batman and Joker statue looks pretty awesome. The package also contains an 80-p...
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Daily Mail claims Sonic made a boy have a heart attack


'Killed by a videogame'
Jul 17
// Jim Sterling
A 16-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome had a heart attack after getting overexcited by Sonic the Hedgehog. The Daily Mail's take on the story? He was, of course, killed by a video...
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Former Argonaut Software staff recount their time with Nintendo
As much as we see Nintendo as a very insular company these days, it was much more so way back during the NES and SNES eras. If you tried to challenge Nintendo's power, you were met with intense scorn at the very least or liti...

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Xbox One preorders beating PS4 on Amazon UK by 2.3%


However ... preorders aren't everything
Jun 10
// Jim Sterling
Despite massive negative attention from press and consumer alike, Microsoft's DRM-delivery machine (known to some as the Xbox One) is enjoying healthy preorders on Amazon UK, beating even the PlayStation 4. It's only a slight...
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The Daily Mail's review of The Last of Us is incredible


Britain's worst newspaper has the best review
Jun 06
// Jim Sterling
British tabloid The Daily Mail has a review for The Last of Us, a game enjoying perhaps the most unanimous critical acclaim in videogame history. The Mail, ever a bastion of wisdom and judicious thinking, feels it doesn'...
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EarthBound

Why is EarthBound for Wii U listed on Amazon UK?


Could it be... a trilogy pack!?
May 23
// Tony Ponce
After years of waiting, the SNES underdog classic EarthBound is finally coming to the Wii U eShop in America and Europe. EarthBound is the second game in the Mother trilogy, though the other two have never officially made the...
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Hypocrisy: The Sun calls 3DS the greatest console ever


Tabloid reverses its '3DS is dangerous' stance
May 13
// Jim Sterling
British tabloid The Sun came out strong against the 3DS when it first launched several years ago, going above and beyond the call of sleazy duty to try and prove it was harmful, disorienting, and unpleasant to use. Today? Tod...
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Wii U

Wii U gets another price drop in the UK


Supermarket giant ASDA cut the price by another 50
May 03
// Alasdair Duncan
The Wii U has been reduced in price in the UK for the second time in less than two months. Yesterday, supermarket giant ASDA started selling the Wii U 8GB Basic bundle for £149.99, a reduction of £50. Other online...
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Wii U VC

A rundown of everything on the Wii U Virtual Console


Here's the story so far
Apr 30
// Chris Carter
Nintendo UK just announced some new Wii U Virtual Console games, set to hit the system soon with all of the usual GamePad upgrades in tow. In the near future, UK gamers will be getting Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Super Mario Bro...
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Death Inc.

Death Inc. maker Ambient Studios to close


UK studio folds after Kickstarter failure
Apr 25
// Alasdair Duncan
Defence Grid 2 being picked up shows that there can be life after a failed Kickstarter project but it seems that's a rare situation. GamesIndustry International is reporting that is the case with Ambient Studios, developer of...
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Aliens: Colonial Marines

SEGA admits Colonial Marines trailers are unreflective


European branch of publisher 'fesses up
Apr 03
// Jim Sterling
Following an upheld complaint with the UK's Advertising Standards Authority, SEGA Europe has admitted that trailers for Aliens: Colonial Marines do not reflect the game's final (shoddy) content.  The complaint was upheld...
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Price cut not enough for Wii U, claims retailer


ShopTo reduces price, doesn't see big enough boost
Mar 26
// Jim Sterling
UK retailer ShopTo has claimed that, even after initiating its own price cut for the Wii U, it isn't seeing the kind of sales it hopes for. The company spilled the beans to MCV recently. The company decided to drop the price ...
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Pachter: UK retail scene is a joke


Analyst comes down hard on price cut mayhem
Feb 11
// Jim Sterling
Industry analyst Michael "Glowing Tooth" Pachter has criticized UK retailers for their constant attempts to undermine each other in videogame price cuts. The situation is nothing more than a joke at this point, according to t...
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Wii U software accounts for 1.6% of sales in UK


34,000 games sold in January
Feb 11
// Jim Sterling
The Wii U isn't having the hottest of times right now, and while Nintendo's clearly aware that it needs to demonstrate its value, it looks like it'll have to work hardest in the United Kingdom. According to the data, Wii U ga...
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Ex-Sony Liverpool devs form new studio


Sawfly Studios formed by ex-Psygnosis devs
Jan 24
// Alasdair Duncan
It was a sad day for many when Sony closed its Sony Liverpool studio in 2012; more than 100 jobs went at one of the UK's oldest developers, chiefly known as the studio behind the Wipeout franchise. Thankfully, some of the for...
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Sony fined 250,000 in UK over PlayStation Network hack


Regulators say Sony could have stopped it, Sony prepares appeal
Jan 24
// Jim Sterling
The infamous PlayStation Network hack may be a fading memory in the minds of games, but authorities have not forgotten, and they've claimed their pound of flesh. Claiming the hack could have been prevented, United Kingdom off...
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Videogames now accused of giving children cancer


British tabloid does a British tabloid thing again
Jan 08
// Jim Sterling
British tabloid the Mirror has decided to try something a little different. With its peers implicating videogames in school shootings, this particular rag has a new approach -- blaming games for giving kids cancer. ...
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Dynasty Warriors implicated in school shooting


Camp hack n' slash can feed your 'Darkest Thoughts'
Dec 17
// Jim Sterling
As if the circular blame game surrounding violent crime wasn't bad enough, one particular British tabloid has decided to implicate Dynasty Warriors in the Adam Lanza school shooting. Yes, we've moved on from Mass Effect and a...
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Rayman Legends out March 1 in UK, demo next week (Update)


eShop taster hits December 13
Dec 07
// Jim Sterling
[Update: North American release date is February 26!] After beating around the bush for a while, Ubisoft has finally given up a release date for Rayman Legends. The Wii U platformer is slated for March 1 -- at least in the UK...
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Horde 4 Charity doing the Borderlands thing for good!


Play Borderlands, do good, NOBODY can lose
Nov 16
// Jim Sterling
Last year, Neil Castle and his Scottish buddies did Horde 4 Charity, a 48-hour Insane Mode Gears of War challenge to raise money for the Skylight Miscarriage Organization. Today, they're back again with Horde 4 Charity 2: Bor...
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DmC: Devil May Cry Son of Sparda Edition revealed


Things available for money
Nov 05
// Jim Sterling
The ever-wise All Games Beta has discovered an image of the limited edition for DmC: Devil May Cry, known more impressively as the Son of Sparda Edition.  As well as flashy packaging, the special edition features the Sam...
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Help UK's gamer bar Loading open a venue in London


Oct 06
// Tony Ponce
I mentioned this fundraiser in a post earlier this week about the Solid Snake made out of shot glasses, but I felt it deserved to be broken off into its own separate article. Loading, owned and operated by one James Dance, i...
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NSMB2 costs more on eShop than retail in UK


Aug 13
// Jim Sterling
As if determined to prove that it can't make digital distribution work, Nintendo has decided to make its eShop purchases less attractive than ever by charging more for the downloadable version of New Super Mario Bros. 2 than ...
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Judge orders Apple to say Samsung didn't copy the iPad


Jul 19
// Jim Sterling
For those not up on their corporate legal dickery, Apple has been trying to stop Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet, claiming that the device is a direct rip-off of the iPad. In a rather amusing backfire, a UK judge has o...
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New gamer dating site invites you to 'Shag A Gamer'


Jul 16
// Jim Sterling
Ahahahaha ... ahahahaha ... aha ... aha ... ahahahahahaha! Okay, let's try this with some composure -- a new sexing site for gamers has launched in the United Kingdom, and it's called Shag A Gamer. Apparently, the outlet is t...

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