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published Tuesday, Apr 01st

UK Chart: Second Son Stays

 Infamous: Second Son (-67%) stays at the top of the UK chart for a second week.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (-64%) and Titanfall (-42%) remain in place at second and third respectively, with only 100 copies separating the two.


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published Monday, Mar 31st

First Gen Magmar & Electabuzz Offered To Pokemon X and Y Players

Old meets new as The Pokémon Company announced Monday that classic characters Magmar and Electabuzz will be made available to UK Pokémon X and Y players throughout the Easter period.

Starting April 4th, Pokemon players can claim one of the first-gen monsters at retailer GAME. Magmar will be made available to Pokémon X players, whereas electric-type Electabuzz will be up for grabs for Pokémon Y players.


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published Saturday, Mar 29th

GAME Offers Disappointed Football Fans Interesting Trade-In

UK retailer GAME are offering fans of ‘underachieving’ football teams the chance to trade in their season ticket for a copy of FIFA 14, Pro Evolution 2014 or Football Manager 2014.

The offer is only open to fans of relegation battling Cardiff, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Sunderland, along with underachieving Manchester United and cash-strapped Hearts of Midlothian.

In order to get a copy of either game fans must take their season ticket to participating stores before 30th April 2014.

However, given that a season ticket can cost anything from £600 to £3,000 GAME shouldn’t expect people queuing out the doors – and, no, it’s still a few days until April Fools.


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published Friday, Mar 28th

Abertay University Welcomes Games Tax Break

Dundee based Abertay University, known for their development of up and coming games developers, has welcomed the games tax break approved by the European Commission on Thursday 27th March.

Abertay University is the home of the Dare to be Digital development competition. It also funds up-start independent developers, such as White Paper Games who recently released their debut effort Ether One thanks to funding from the university.


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published Tuesday, Mar 25th

UK Chart: Second Son Scores Sales

Infamous: Second Son is straight in at the top of the chart. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is in front of  Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which arrives on four consoles as the prequel to the incoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.


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published Wednesday, Mar 19th

No Tax Relief For UK Games Industry

The latest Government budget, announced Wednesday by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, gave little joy to the UK games industry, with no industry specific tax relief announced.

Following a period of inaction it had been hoped that the gaming industry would finally see a tax relief, similar to those seen by the television and film industry. However, this was proven not to be the case.


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published Tuesday, Mar 18th

UK Chart: Titanfall Stands Tall

Titanfall takes top in its week of release on Xbox One and PC, with double the weekly sales of the next best title, FIFA 14, so far this year. It has also helped sales of the Xbox One console this week, with a new Titanfall bundle accounting for 70%, with totals improved by 96% over last week.


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published Friday, Mar 14th

Dare To Be Digital Students Win BAFTA

Student game developers DOS Studios, picked up the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award at the the British Academy Games Awards thanks to their nomination through the Dare to be Digital contest.

Dare to be Digital is an eight-week student game design contest ran by the Abertay University in Dundee each summer. It is the only way through to a One to Watch Award nomination.

The winning game, Size DOES Matter, is a side-scroling action game for mobile devices in which the player as to match different sized blocks to a continuous series of gaps. It was  created by Mattis Delerud, Nick La Rooy, Trond Fasteraune, Silje Dahl and Lars Andersen.

The game also won a £25,000 prize as part of the Channel 4 award at last years Dare ProtoPlay games festival, allowing an updated version of the game to be published later this year by Channel 4.