The British Academy of Film and Television Arts are now welcoming applications and industry nominations for the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit awards.
The initiative celebrates and supports the future stars of UK film, television and, most importantly for us, games.
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.
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.
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.
The European Union commission has approved a proposal that will put in place a tax relief for the UK gaming industry until 2019.
Worth a reported £188 million over the five year period, the relief will reduce the cost of developing in the UK and allow games companies to further compete in the global market.
There’s reason to celebrate at Manchester-based independent developer White Paper Games, as the teams long-term project Ether One is finally available.
Development on Ether One began almost three years ago, since then a mix of both professional funding and online support have helped White Paper Games see the project through to fruition.
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.
It’s hard to mention either Demon’s Souls, or its successor Dark Souls, without the words ‘difficult’ and ‘frustrating’ springing to mind.
However, laborious qualities aside, the highly rewarding nature and sense of achievement that conquering the challenges on offer by these games can’t be understated. These tests have always been something that series veterans have somewhat lauded, especially over those that can’t rise to the challenge.
During development of Dark Souls II it was revealed that the aim was to make the title ‘more accessible’ — this rang a lot of alarm bells for the franchise faithful. So, does this ‘approachable’ move mean that the game is easier, or does Dark Souls II retain the same ‘soul’ of its predecessors?
Brighton-based indie dev Fat Fish Games released Thursday a new take on their successful Tiny Goalie app, Tiny Touchdown.
Your aim in Tiny Touchdown is to stop a constant flow of offensive American footballers from approaching the score line, whilst also avoiding flying red bottles, all in the pursuit of getting a leaderboard-topping high score.
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.
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.