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published Wednesday, Feb 18th

UK Chart: Evolve Excels

The highly anticipated Evolve, from Left 4 Dead developers Turtle Rock Studios, hits the top hard. With as little as 400 copies between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, both consoles are way out in front of the PC as it takes 3%.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D comes in at second as the best selling single platform title this week.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+14%) improves with promotions to seal third.

With an improvement of 95% over its predecessor, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate takes fourth ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (-7%) and FIFA 15 (-1%) at fifth and sixth respectively.

Far Cry 4 (+128%) is pushed up two places to seventh with heavy promotions.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-13%) is down three places at eighth, staying in the top ten unlike the PlayStation Edition (-9%) at eleventh.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-16%) is down five places to ninth and Destiny (+3%) falls three to tenth despite positive sales.


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published Tuesday, Feb 10th

UK Chart: Top Three Sit Tight

The top three remain in place to give Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-21%) eight top weeks, equalling FIFA 15 (15%) which sits at third.

Grand Theft Auto V (-23%) remains at second with relatively poor performance.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+25%), which takes four places with promotions on the PlayStation 4 seeing the average selling price fall by £5 to £27.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+6%) stays in front of the Playstation Edition (-6%) as the latter takes three places to sixth despite a loss in sales.

Destiny (+15%) also takes three places in the chart, to seventh place with positive sales, displacing Call of Duty: Ghosts (-16%) to eighth and Far Cry 4 (-21%) to ninth.

Managing a small improvement, The Club (+5%) reenters the top ten.


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published Tuesday, Feb 03rd

UK Chart: Call of Duty Conquers GTA

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+27%) takes an uplift in sales to best Grand Theft Auto V (-2%), leaving the latter unable to best a three week consecutive run set by the Activision title.

FIFA 15 (-5%) and Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell (-38%) hold third and fourth respectively.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition leaps over Far Cry 4 to fifth. The PlayStation Edition sticks at ninth.

Having received promotions last week, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-37%) only drops two places at seventh.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity rises four places to land at eighth.

Completing the top ten, Destiny is up one place from eleventh.

Terraria (+77%) launches on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to take thirteenth.


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published Monday, Feb 02nd

Sim For A Day: Man Puts Himself In The Hands of Twitch For Charity

Watch live video from ControlJoe on www.twitch.tv

Joe Lovett is taking to the streets as a virtual ‘Sim’ for a day (no Plumbob in sight) in an effort to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and all the action is to be streamed via Twitch.

Lovett will be walking around the streets of Lincoln, Lincolnshire from midday until 10pm on Monday, February 2nd with a GoPro strapped to his head. Viewers can control Joe’s “Twitch Does Reality” stream and give him instructions via the Twitch chat and tipping a minimum donation of £1 — the action can also be followed via the #ControlJoe hashtag on Twitter. 


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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.