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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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
[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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
A foolish child managed to spend £1150 of his father's money on Xbox Live. The father's response? Blame Microsoft for his own slapdash parenting, of course.  "He didn't realize it was costing real money," said...
Cutscene haters, prepare to summon bile from the depths of your interiors with a fervor unmatched by man or beast! It's been discovered that the multiple campaigns making up Resident Evil 6 narrative will boast over four hour...
The fallout from Mass Effect 3's controversial ending still hasn't dissipated from some corners of the Internet, and those still angrily believing they were misled by Electronic Arts have suffered a dint in their argument tod...
Are you sad because you live out of the country and it's very difficult to make it to the legendary San Diego Comic-Con? Well, if you live in/near London, UK, you can always head to the MCM London Comic-Con being held later t...
Following the discontinuation of Inside Xbox in the United States, Microsoft has announced that the British alternative is also to be scrapped. The jobs of Dan "MrPointyHead" Maher and his team are all to be ended as well. Wh...
Teachers here in Blighty are concerned. They aren't worried about how the curriculum doesn't prepare kids for the real world or how they've simply become training camps for university, no. It's videogames that appear to be ge...
Well, looks like the final nail is being driven into GAME's coffin at an inexorable, torturous, pace. Following weeks of humiliating failures, the UK retailer has finally filed for administration, having been unable to find a...
It's been a while since a British "newspaper" attempted to whip the public up into a hysterical game-flavored frenzy, but the latest mess from The Sun provides a real winner. According to some remedial fantasist over there, b...
GAME, the failing UK videogame retailer, has not been having a good year so far. A string of major releases never appeared on the shop's shelves, preoders were cancelled and things were looking gloomy. The GAME Group needed &...
Today is special for two obvious reasons. Both Niero and Destructoid are a day older, two pretty solid reasons for drinking and general joviality. So I sort of feel a little bit sorry for the British Academy Video Game Award...
GAME is still dragging its broken legs behind itself as it crawls across a field of broken glass, suffering further indignity today with reports that both Microsoft and Activision have decided to pull back their support of th...
As if you needed telling by now, it has been revealed that GAME will be unable to stock Ninja Gaiden 3, Warriors Orochi 3 or Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, all scheduled for launch this month.  Koei itself announ...
If you check your Twitter feed today, you might see a few updates reading, "RIP GAME," or expressing similar sentiments. That's all because of a new report in MCV claiming that the UK retailer is now prepared to go into admin...
The parade of indignity just hasn't stopped marching for the United Kingdom's biggest game retailer. Recently, GAME has had to announce that it couldn't stock The Last Story, nor could it sell Mass Effect 3. Now, Capcom revea...
UK retailer GAME has announced that it will not be stocking Mass Effect 3, one of the biggest games of the year. This news follows previous announcements that the chain wouldn't be stocking The Last Story, and until recently ...
UK retailer GAME has had to cancel every single pre-order for The Last Story ahead of its European release on Friday, revealing that it won't be the stocking the game at all. Anybody who dropped a deposit on the upcoming Wii ...
Electronic Arts has been known to pull some pretty ridiculous marketing stunts in its time, whether it's causing traffic disasters or protesting its own titles. Mass Effect 3, however, may have just won the prize for the stup...
BAFTA has revealed the nominations for the GAME British Academy Video Game Awards and most of them aren't terribly surprising, but it's not all the usual suspects. Forty-eight different games have been recognized and they cov...
To mark the release of SoulcCalibur V, Gymbox at Westfield in London are holding special swordsman workout classes throughout February. I teamed up with Namco Bandai to try out a class and it got pretty sweaty!  The cla...
It was only a few days ago that online retailer, Merge Games, announced they would be selling a retail version of Terraria, a collectors edition no less. Now another of my favorite indie games from last year is getting a reta...
A number of retailers across the United Kingdom have said that, if publishers were to drop online passes and start offering better business terms, they'd be happy to offer a slice of pre-owned sales profits.  "As a retai...
There's a lot of stuff we like over here in Blighty: Football related thuggery, laughing at Europeans, crap food; it's an endless list and I've really just mentioned the highlights. But you know what we don't like? Boxes. To ...
We're not even a week into the new year and The Daily Mail has already published yet another hysterical attack on videogames. Star Wars: The Old Republic has come under fire from Rob Waugh, alarmed at the fact that Sith ...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can add yet another accomplishment to its growing list, becoming the United Kingdom's number one charted game for Christmas. This is the first time that the prestigious slot has gone to a game not ...
With the 3DS price drop in full effect and a one-two punch of Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, it would seem that Nintendo is going to close the year smiling. Retailers across the UK are reporting sales spikes for the sy...
Do you play videogames? Do you believe you're not a violent person? THINK AGAIN! Turns out that you're as aggressive as a pitbull crossed with The Violator, and a well-respected British newspaper has hard evidence! The Indian...





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