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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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Man blames Microsoft for his kid's 1150 Xbox Live bill


Jul 13
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Resident Evil 6 to feature over four hours of cutscenes


Jul 09
// Jim Sterling
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...
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ASA: EA did not lie about Mass Effect 3


Jun 13
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Zombie cheerleaders can be found at London Comic-Con


May 23
// Brett Zeidler
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...
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Inside Xbox UK has been terminated


May 09
// Jim Sterling
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...
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UK teachers protecting the young with ignorance


Apr 03
// Fraser Brown
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...
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GAME officially files for administration


Mar 21
// Jim Sterling
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...
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The Sun says 'fanatics' use COD to plot terrorist attacks


Mar 20
// Jim Sterling
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...
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GAME not quite dead yet but it's definitely looking pale


Mar 20
// Fraser Brown
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 &...
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Watch the gaming BAFTAs this evening


Mar 16
// Fraser Brown
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...
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Leaked memo: Microsoft, Activision, pull support for GAME


Mar 15
// Jim Sterling
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...
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GAME not stocking Ninja Gaiden 3, WO3, Raccoon City


Mar 13
// Jim Sterling
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...
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GAME reportedly preparing to go bankrupt


Mar 09
// Jim Sterling
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...
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GAME won't stock Street Fighter X Tekken, Asura's Wrath


Mar 06
// Jim Sterling
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...
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GAME won't be selling Mass Effect 3


Feb 29
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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UK retailer cancels all pre-orders for The Last Story


Feb 23
// Jim Sterling
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 ...

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