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SEGA admits Colonial Marines trailers are unreflective

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 by a Reddit us...   read

 
 
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Price cut not enough for Wii U, claims retailer

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 of the basic un...   read

 
 
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Pachter: UK retail scene is a joke

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 the silver fox.&...   read

 
 
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Wii U software accounts for 1.6% of sales in UK

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 games only make u...   read

 
 
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Ex-Sony Liverpool devs form new studio

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 former staff have ...   read

 
 
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Sony fined 250,000 in UK over PlayStation Network hack

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 officials have fin...   read

 
 
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Videogames now accused of giving children cancer

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.  Interestingly,...   read

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors implicated in school shooting

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 are onto a game ...   read

 
 
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Rayman Legends out March 1 in UK, demo next week (Update)

[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. Presumably, t...   read

 
 
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Horde 4 Charity doing the Borderlands thing for good!

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: Borderlands Boogal...   read

 
 
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DmC: Devil May Cry Son of Sparda Edition revealed

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 Samurai Pack, a pi...   read

 
 
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Help UK's gamer bar Loading open a venue in London

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, is a coffee shop...   read

 
 
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NSMB2 costs more on eShop than retail in UK

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 it'd cost at re...   read

 
 
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Judge orders Apple to say Samsung didn't copy the iPad

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 ordered Apple to...   read

 
 
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New gamer dating site invites you to 'Shag A Gamer'

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 the number one a...   read

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

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 Sam Ghera...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 6 to feature over four hours of cutscenes

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 hours of cutscenes....   read

 
 
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ASA: EA did not lie about Mass Effect 3

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 today -- Britain's...   read

 
 
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Zombie cheerleaders can be found at London Comic-Con

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 this week. And t...   read

 
 
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Inside Xbox UK has been terminated

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. Which is absolute...   read

 
 
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UK teachers protecting the young with ignorance

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 getting their kni...   read

 
 
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GAME officially files for administration

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 way to remain ...   read

 
 
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The Sun says 'fanatics' use COD to plot terrorist attacks

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, budding terroris...   read

 
 
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GAME not quite dead yet but it's definitely looking pale

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 £180 milli...   read

 
 
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Watch the gaming BAFTAs this evening

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 Awards -- the gaming...   read

 
 
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