Tiny Goalie is the latest app from Brighton-based Fat Fish Games. A small team of indie developers, they have been publishing a range of software from their South-East studio for the best part of eight years. Gamebrit caught up with Anthony Barker, the teams Creative Director to find out just how Tiny Goalie may be the perfect replacement for your lamented Flappy Bird addiction.
Available for free from both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play store, Tiny Goalie is simple to play and addictive to boot. You simply slide your finger from side-to-side, controlling a goalkeeper who is tasked with saving any balls kicked his way. Let one past you and it’s Game Over.
Earlier this week we reported on plans by High Street retailer GAME to open two new ‘GAMEtronics’ stores.
Focused on selling games, electronics and more pre-owned goods, we went along to the Lincoln branch Friday, on its opening day.
Videogame retailer GAME is set to redevelop a number of its existing stores under a new ‘Gametronics‘ brand — these revamped stores will focus solely on the sale of pre-owned goods, similar to High Street rival CeX.
The updated stores will sell second-hand games in addition to a range of technology products, including tablets, smartphones and MP3 players.
UPDATE: Despite focusing heavily on pre-owned goods, GAMEtronics will stock a range of new goods.
Sony has announced that the new, slimmer PlayStation Vita model will launch in the UK next week.
Originally announced in September, the svelte handheld first launched in Japan last October, and is now penned to arrive in UK stores on Friday, February 7th, priced at £180.
The new ‘PCH-2000′ model features an LCD display, 1GB of built-in storage and a longer battery life. As you’d expect the model is also thinner and lighter than its predecessor.
Following the announcement that the slimline model would now be making its way to the UK, Sony also explained that the former ‘fat’ model would be phased out.
2013 was a year with plenty of videogame scandal, from EA’s botched handling of the Sim City launch, Ashes Cricket’s sudden removal from shelves, Nintendo’s continued Wii U struggles, to Microsoft’s embarrassing about-turn on its Xbox One policies.
However, issues aside, the industry continued to push the medium of interactive entertainment forward, offering a breadth of refreshing and new experiences.
eBay UK user Peter Clatworthy was left disappointed when he discovered he had handed over £450 for a photo of Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Clatworthy, 19 from Nottingham, initially thought he had paid the sizeable sum for an actual Xbox One console, but when the mail arrived he was surprised to see that rather than receiving Microsoft’s latest home console, he had instead took delivery of a printed A4 picture of the new machine.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has become the fastest-selling console in UK retail history.
The new £349 next-gen console launched on Friday, November 29th, and quickly sold more than a quarter of a million units in less than three days.
Sony is seemingly planning to release a hardware bundle, containing both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita before Christmas.
When Sony first showed off the PS4′s remote play feature many were quick to suggest that such a bundle would be a no-brainer, giving the PlayStation 4 a Wii U-like off-screen experience. Now it would appear that such a bundle is set to become a reality.
Nintendo has made available a new hardware deal on their recently opened online store, offering the Wii U in attractive new Mario-themed bundle.
Known as the Mario Mega Bundle, it features a 32GB Premium Wii U along with three games.
The UK’s second-largest supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced plans to stop selling physical entertainment products online, including both videogame software and hardware.
From March 2014 Sainsbury’s will no longer sell physical games, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays or books on their online Sainsbury’s Entertainment store, instead offering digital-only alternatives.
This means you’ll still be able to pick up the latest FIFA game in-store, but getting a physical copy delivered from the Sainsbury’s website will soon become a thing of the past.
Blockbuster is to close 72 of their 264 UK stores it was announced Monday, resulting in over 450 job losses.
The DVD and Videogame rental retailer re-entered administration last month, linked in part to increased competition from online streaming, direct-mail services and on-demand TV platforms.
The move, which comes just six-weeks before Christmas, will see the majority of the earmarked stores close over the course of the next week.
DVD and videogame rental retailer Blockbuster will now honour PlayStation 4 and Xbox One preorders, despite previously announcing that all orders placed would be cancelled due to the firm having re-entered administration, however customers will have to act fast.
Placing over 2,000 jobs at risk, the company announced they would be re-entering administration on October 29th. Following the announcement, the firm revealed on their Facebook page that all pre-orders placed for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One would no longer be honoured, just three weeks ahead of the console’s launches.
At the time Blockbuster said in order to receive a refund for any pre-orders customers would have to write to the company via postal mail. This did not prove popular with customers, who took to the company Facebook page to complain.
In a series of Tweets published Tuesday, November 5th, Blockbuster said that they would now be fulfilling customer orders, working directly with Microsoft and Sony to ensure demand is met.