Interview: Tiny Goalie — Scoring with Simplicity

Simple to play and addictive to boot.

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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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published Wednesday, Jun 11th

Englishmen Compete for FIFA Interactive World Cup in Brazil

Two English competitors will look to bring home the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) from Rio de Janeiro this summer.

The gaming event, now in its 10th year, will see the Grand Final run alongside the FIFA World Cup in Brazil — marking the first time both the real and interactive events come together in the same time and place.

David Bytheway from Wolverhampton and Ty Walton (pictured) from Redditch are the two English gamers hoping to be crowned the best FIFA players in the world, challenging players from competing nations such as France and The Netherlands.


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published Tuesday, Jun 10th

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Dominates

Watch Dogs (-81%) stays at number one, despite huge losses against its first week.

Mario Kart 8 parks at second, as new entry Murdered: Soul Suspect follows in third by only 400 copies.

Sticking in the top five, Wolfenstein: The New Order (-51%) and FIFA 14 (-25%) drop one spot each.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (-10%) does enough to stay at sixth, ahead of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-37%).

Call of Duty: Ghosts (-11%) moves up against Titanfall (-22%), which drops two places to ninth, with just 200 copies splitting them.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-27%) is at tenth, having never fallen out of the top ten.

There are other new entries just outside of the top ten, with MMO Wildstar and 3DS Simulator Tomodachi Life filling fourteenth and fifteenth respectively.


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published Monday, Jun 09th

Rik Mayall’s 90′s Nintendo Ads

British actor and comedian Rik Mayall passed away Monday at the age of 56.

The news of his death clearly came as a shock to many, no doubt due to the sheer contrast between the somber realities of death and his vibrant larger-than-life on-screen personalities.

Rik Mayall is best known for his work on The Young Ones, Hollywood flick Drop Dead Fred, Blackadder and Bottom, however the alternative comedy star also featured in a number of TV advertisements for Nintendo in the early 1990′s.


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published Sunday, Jun 08th

E3 2014 UK Press Conference Times

E3 2014 kicks off on Monday the 9th of June. As ever the biggest players in the industry will be streaming their individual conferences live for those so inclined to watch. Oh, and Nintendo will host an E3 special ‘Nintendo Digital Event’, no conference.

So, have you been wondering when Microsoft’s E3 2014 press conference gets started? Or pondering what time does the Sony presentation begin?

Well, Gamebrit has compiled a handy what’s on guide for all the E3 live stream conference action, complete with their BST/GMT+1 start times. Here’s hoping for a brand new Metroid game, right?


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published Tuesday, Jun 03rd

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Winning

Watch Dogs releases to become Ubisoft’s best launch product in the UK to date. The new franchise marks seventeenth in a list of best new entries, behind established series such as Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, FIFA and Battlefield. Watch Dogs sales are strongest on PS4 — with exclusive content and a hardware bundle having improved the consoles sales by 94%.

Mario Kart 8 saw an impressive launch landing in at second, managing the best sales for any title on the Wii U after its own launch. Bundled with the console, it helps take Wii U sales up by 666%.

Falling to third, Wolfenstein: The New Order (-65%), ahead of FIFA 14 (+46%) and Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (+20%).

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil drops one place to sixth, but Titanfall falls three to seventh, ahead of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.

Call of Duty: Ghosts lands at ninth from sixth, as The LEGO Movie Videogame.

Back in the Top 40, Borderlands 2 is at eighteenth thanks to a release on PS Vita.


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published Thursday, May 29th

Nintendo’s Product Placement Past

With Mario Kart 8 due to hit store shelves tomorrow, Nintendo announced Thursday a partnership with car-maker Mercedes to bring a downloadable motor to the Mushroom Kingdom (for Japanese players at least).

The DLC will see a Mercedes GLA become available as a kart for Mario, Luigi and the Mario Kart 8 roster to pick from.

However, this isn’t the first time Nintendo have placed real-world brands within their first-party games. Here’s a round-up of Nintendo’s past and present product placement appearances:


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published Tuesday, May 27th

UK Chart: Wolfenstein Whips Up Sales

Wolfenstein: The New Order tops the chart, with a quarter of total weekly game sales, to accomplish the second best launch of the year behind Titanfall.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (+49%) improves upon sales in its second week and moves up to second.

FIFA 14 slots in above Titanfall (-3%) and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (+20%).

At sixth, Call of Duty: Ghosts stays in place as Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fall to seventh and eighth respectively.

The LEGO Movie Videogame hops over Battlefield 4 to complete the top ten.

Elsewhere, internet famous Goat Simulator arrives in the PC budget chart at twelth.


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