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published Wednesday, Jan 28th

UK Chart: GTA V Tops Series Best

Grand Theft Auto V (-5%) continues for a third week at the top of the chart, with seven weeks in total, overachieving any previous title in the series.

Swapping again, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-3%) does better at third and FIFA 15 (-10%) drops to fifth.

At fourth, Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell launches on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with a bundled expansion.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+401%) takes a massive boost to fifth with heavy retail promotions.

Far Cry 4 (-21%), Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-4%) and Minecraft: Playstation Edition (-3%) are all down two places to sixth, seventh and ninth respectively.

Rugby 15 scores on its debut at eighth.

The Crew (-22%) falls four places to tenth.


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published Saturday, Jan 24th

BAFTA Offer British Developers Exposure At EGX Rezzed

BAFTA are offering independent British game developers the opportunity to exhibit their game at the BAFTA Inside Games Arcade booth at EGX Rezzed in London. The event, which had 75,000 visitors in 2014. runs 12-14th March at Tobacco Dock.

Developers have until February 2nd to submit their game to BAFTA, those picked will have the opportunity to show off their work for free over the course of the three day event. Even if the game has been released, it can provide developers with some much needed exposure in the capital.

Full terms and conditions can be found with including registrations details at the BAFTA site.


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published Tuesday, Jan 20th

UK Chart: GTA V Stays Top

GTA V remains at the top for a second consecutive week in 2015.

At second, FIFA 15 (-28%) has a better week to swap places with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-34%) which is now at third.

Far Cry 4  (-44%) sits at fourth, ahead of Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-11%) which rises to fifth to build distance between the PlayStation Edition (-24%) at seventh.

The Crew (-47%) drops 7940 copies and one place to sixth.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-47%) and Destiny (-35%) are at eighth and ninth respectively.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (-27%) completes the top ten by climbing three places.

Elsewhere, Disney Infinity (+250%) comes back to the chart at thirty-third by the way of strong retailer promotions.


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published Tuesday, Jan 13th

UK Chart: GTA V Returns To Top

GTA V (-51%) returns to the top spot as it continues to sell well above an already record-breaking number of copies.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-61%) is still ahead of FIFA 15 (-51%) at third and Far Cry 4 comes in at fourth.

The Crew and Assassin’s Creed: Unity swap between fifth and sixth respectively.

Up four places to seventh, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition overtakes the Xbox Edition, which takes two positions to eighth, resulting in Destiny dropping two places to ninth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes three places to tenth ahead of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-3%), which doesn’t improve on numbers, but takes advantage of promotions of an Xbox One hardware bundle.


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published Monday, Jan 12th

Boomerang Rentals Issues Statement Following Alleged Security Breach

Original Article (See bottom of article for updates to this story):

UK-based Boomerang Rentals, a videogame rental service, issued a statement Monday, January 12th, following earlier allegations that customer information had been compromised.

Initial reports alluding to a possible breach surfaced on the Xbox One channel of Reddit on Friday, January 9th, inquiring speculatively as to whether customer card details could have been leaked and or stolen. Reddit user Dannytuppeny highlighted the issue, claiming that he had noticed a series of fraudulent transactions on his debit card.


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published Friday, Jan 09th

iOS Games Now Cost 10p More, Freddo’s Still Cheaper

Apps and games on Apple’s App Store are now a little bit pricier, following recent changes in both foreign currency exchange rates and VAT.

Apple announced Thursday, January 8th that alterations to their App Store pricing structure would be imminent. Holding true to their word, minor price changes came into effect the following day on Friday, January 9th. 


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published Tuesday, Jan 06th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Claims Six Weeks At Top

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-51%) betters predecessor Call of Duty: Ghosts by marking six weeks as the top selling title.

Grand Theft Auto V (-48%) and FIFA 15 (-57%) remain in place at second and third respectively.

Far Cry 4 (-42%) moves up to fourth and Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-48%) drops to fifth as the two swap places.

Sticking at sixth, The Crew is ahead of Destiny (-47%) at seventh and WWE 2K15 (-40%) at eighth, as the latter pair move back into the top ten.

DriveClub (-56%) and Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-57%) fall two places each to ninth and tenth respectively.


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published Sunday, Jan 04th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Top At 2014 End

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+20%) remains at the top of the chart at the end of 2014.

Grand Theft Auto V (+33%) swaps with FIFA 15 (+11%) at second to deny the series a top two finish for the first time since 2009.

Promotions take Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+18%) to fourth, demoting Far Cry 4 (+4%) to fifth.

The Crew (+7%) holds sixth for a second week.

Driveclub (+24%) is up five places to seventh after a price drop.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+3%) and Minecraft: Playstation Edition (+4%) make minor improvements in sales to remain at eighth and ninth respectively.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (+11%) does well with sales to complete the top ten.


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published Tuesday, Dec 23rd

UK Chart: Call of Duty is 2014’s Christmas No1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+33%) gets Christmas No1 with promotions on the PlayStation 4.

FIFA 15 (+8%) drops to second ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (+16%), despite the latter having the best selling PS4 title this week.

Holding fourth, Far Cry 4 outdoes Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+97%) and The Crew (+92%) which climb up the chart to fifth and sixth respectively thanks to price promotions.

Destiny (+32%) jumps over Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+14%) and PlayStation Edition (+10%) to commit the latter two to eighth and ninth.

At tenth, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (-11%) is the only title in the top ten which has achieved fewer sales in the run up to Christmas.