Interview: Tiny Goalie — Scoring with Simplicity

Simple to play and addictive to boot.

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published Tuesday, Jul 08th

#003 – Excessively Onerous

Here’s episode three of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast The Gamebrit Podcast!

This week we discuss the tearfulness of Freebird Games’ 2011 indie game ‘To The Moon’, complain about in-app purchases and even get a surprise voicemail from a retired professional boxer (honest).

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We’d love to read your feedback, so feel free to drop us a message via Twitter, our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com. We’ll probably read out anything.


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published Saturday, Jul 05th

Original Xbox Team’s Ed Fries To Speak At Abertay University

Computer gaming veteran Ed Fries, who held a key role in the team behind the original Xbox, will give a talk at Abertay University on Tuesday 8th July.

Fries lays claim to over 30 years of industry experience, during which he helped to shape the launch of the Xbox, being pivotal in bringing developers Bungie and Rare to Microsoft. He also served as Vice President for Games Publising for Microsoft before leaving the company in 2004.

Fries is currently CEO at FigurePrints, along with being involved with several companies in an advisory role, including the International Game Developers Association.


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published Friday, Jul 04th

UK Advertising Authority Rules EA Cannot Advertise Dungeon Keeper As ‘Free-to-Play’

The UK Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints that Dungeon Keeper, EA’s free-to-play mobile title, cannot be advertised as ‘free’ due to the requirement of insistent in-game micro-transactions.

Players perceived the games monetisation tactics to be too aggressive, with fingers pointing towards the inability to make reasonable progress without making in-app purchases.


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published Tuesday, Jul 01st

UK Chart: Sniper Elite 3 Soars To Summit

Sniper Elite 3, from Oxfordshire based developer Rebellion, shoots to the top of the UK chart.

At second, Watch Dogs (-22%) stays at second place ahead of last weeks number one EA Sports UFC (-58%).

Titanfall, Wolfenstein and FIFA 14 all drop one place each between fourth and sixth.

GRID: Autosport, from Codemasters, makes it to seventh with sales on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Call of Duty: Ghosts stays ahead of Minecraft, with the Xbox 360 Edition overtaking the PlayStation 3 Edition for the first time.

Mario Kart 8  drops out of the top ten, falling to 13th.

Other new releases include Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark at twelfth and the 3DS Action/Adventure One Piece: Unlimited World Red at twenty-eighth.


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published Monday, Jun 30th

#002 — Free Hitler DLC

Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast returns — It’s episode two of The Gamebrit Podcast!

Here for a second attempt to talk videogames, this week we discuss the Nintendo 64 turning 18 years old, how next-gen has truly arrived with the arrival of Sniper Elite 3′s testicle shooting and which games have made us cry.

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published Monday, Jun 30th

Retailer GAME Indirectly Introduce Console Rentals

Have you been looking to pick up a Wii U to give Mario Kart 8 a try? Maybe you’ve been considering grabbing a Vita for those nifty cross-play features. Well, thanks to a new console trade-in scheme currently on offer at UK retailer GAME, you can now ‘try before you buy’ — sort of.

The unique offer, posted on the GAME website and via social media, allows customers to buy a selected console or handheld and then sell it back to the retailer at the end of the summer for a set, predetermined sum.


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published Tuesday, Jun 24th

UK Chart: UFC Upturns Watch Dogs

EA Sports UFC comes in top to stop the reign of Watch Dogs (-41%), which falls to second.

Up from sixth, Titanfall (+10%) rises to third ahead of Wolfenstein.

FIFA 14 (-9%) sticks to fifth as 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (-34%) drops from second to sixth.

Mario Kart 8 (-30%) is down three places, but ahead of Call of Duty: Ghosts (-13%) which stays at eighth.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-22%) still performs better than the Xbox 360 Edition (-8%), as the two meet to complete the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Moto GP 14 at fourteenth, which makes an 8.4% increase in sales over the last version with the inclusion of a PlayStation 4 version.


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published Tuesday, Jun 24th

#001 — Universe’s Botanist

Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast gets underway — Say hello to episode one of The Gamebrit Podcast!

Unsurprisingly, the Gamebrit team take to the mics to discuss, wait for it, videogames.

In episode one we chat about what we’ve been playing recently, the World Cup (of course), the return of the wallet-draining Steam summer sale and just whether anybody does (or should) really care about whether a game is 1080p and 60 frames per second.

You can subscribe to The Gamebrit Podcast via RSS, or via iTunes or Stitcher to make sure you never miss a future episode.

We’d love to read your feedback, so feel free to drop us a message via Twitter, our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com.


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published Friday, Jun 20th

Blockstorm Preview

Some games want to see you lay waste to the world around you while others focus on building it up. Blockstorm attempts to blur the lines between the two, combining a first person shooter with Minecraft-style creation.

Currently in early access via Steam, Blockstorm from Ghostshark Games aims to offer more than your average FPS primarily with its suite of customisation tools and unpredictable multiplayer action. At its core Blockstorm is a somewhat basic shooter, allowing players to select a loadout and take on others in frantic combat. It’s not the twitch speed that Call of Duty players are used to, but sits more akin to the Battlefield franchise with slight weight to the weapons.


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published Wednesday, Jun 18th

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Top Charts For A Third Time

Watch Dogs (-47%) is on top for a third week, well ahead of the heavily contested top four.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (+16%) scores second from sixth with a boost in sales for the start of the tournament. There are one hundred sales between Wolfenstein: The New Order (-21%)  at third and Mario Kart 8 (-33%), which slips from second to fourth.

FIFA 14 (-26%) holds fifth against the rising Titanfall (+1%) at sixth.

Sticking to their spots, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-16%) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-11%) cover seventh and eighth, ahead of Murdered: Soul Suspect (-52%) which slips from third all the way to ninth.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-8%) completes the top ten.

Polish developer CI Games has a new game in the top twenty, Enemy Front enters at nineteenth.


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