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published Tuesday, Mar 17th

#028 — Gaming & Britain

Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast returns for a 28th episode, and this week we talk gaming and Britain.

We continue to break down the cultural divide between England and Scotland, before getting down to business to talk videogame: Baftas, Lego Rock Band puns, awful segues, franchise sequels and the BBC’s weird upcoming Grand Theft Auto TV thing.

Games discussed this week: GTA5’s heists update, Valiant Hearts, Counterspy, Transistor, Apotheon.

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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 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 Wednesday, Nov 26th

#019 — Dominos, Feed Me

It’s Pizza time! Episode 19 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast, returns for another slice of videogame talk.

This week we talk about the Xbox One’s first birthday, 10 years of World of Warcraft and the new Game of Thrones game from Telltale Games. Colin also tells us about the latest in Pizza innovation — buying dinner via his Xbox.

Games discussed this week include Far Cry 4, WWE 2K15, Space Age, Halo, Heroes of the Storm GTA: V and Mario Kart 8.

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We hope you enjoy the show!


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published Tuesday, Nov 25th

UK Chart: Grand Theft Auto V Becomes UK All-Time Best Selling

Grand Theft Auto V races back to the top of the chart with the release of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions. Before this week it was the highest grossing title in the UK, but new versions means it has now sold the most copies of any game in the UK.

Far Cry 4 launched on Tuesday to the most successful starting week of the series so far, marking second place.

Despite further loss of sales, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-41%) is at third, but is ahead of FIFA 15 (+25%), which sticks at fourth.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is another new release at fifth. It closely follows the launch sales of the last instalment Dragon Age II in 2011.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity drops four places to sixth.

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions give WWE 2K15 (+554%) a massive boost of sales which propels it’s chart position to seventh.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Minecraft PlayStation Edition fall to eighth and ninth respectively.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection falls from third to tenth, ahead of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (+204%), which is back up to tenth thanks to new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.


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published Thursday, Nov 20th

#018 — Valued Email

The Gamebrit Podcast turns 18, as Episode 18 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast is here.

This week we talk about the return of GTA:V — first person mode included, Blizzcon, the Just Cause 3 reveal, how Assassin’s Creed Unity has been received and the latest from Nintendo, including that Majora’s Mask remake .

Games discussed this week include Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Heroes of the Storm, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Spelunky, Quiz Up and more.

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As always, we’d love to answer any questions or read your thoughts on the show, so get in touch via TwitterFacebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com – you wouldn’t be the first. Enjoy the show!


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published Tuesday, Nov 18th

Here’s What You Can Do In GTA V’s First Person Mode

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: V arrived on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this week, bringing with it a new first-person mode.

The added perspective allows you to see all the sights of Los Santos a little more true-to-life. Whether it’s fighting in the streets, driving or simply having a beer, GTA’s new first-person mode is a neat addition.

Here’s a brief, and by no means extensive, round-up of what you can expect to see and do whilst playing in first-person.

GTA V’s first person mode:


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published Wednesday, Sep 17th

#012 — Dull Dinklage

Swap the exciting life of Westeros for a new life exploring the world of Destiny in this week’s episode of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast.

For Episode 12 we deliver our thoughts on Bungie’s Destiny, Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS, and FIFA 15. Mike is seemingly over his Hearthstone obsession too, so that’s something.

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published Monday, Sep 01st

Littlewoods Listing Speculates On PS4 & Xbox One GTA V UK Release Date

UPDATE (12/09/2014): GTA publisher Rockstar announced today the release date for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V. The game is set for release on Tuesday, November 18.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An online listing spotted on catalogue retailer Littlewoods has hinted at a possible launch date for Rockstar’s upcoming re-release of GTA V.

A public launch of ‘Fall‘ is the only date that developer Rockstar has ever specified for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One re-release of the 2013 open-world hit.


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published Friday, Mar 14th

Successful Night For British Gaming At BAFTAs Whilst The Last Of Us Wins Big

Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us swept us at this years British Academy Games Awards picking up five of the seven awards for which it was nominated.

The post-apocalyptic survival game picked up awards for best action and adventure title, best story, best audio achievement, best performer (for Ashely Johnson as Ellie) and the nights biggest award, Best Game.

It was a excellent night for British developers with Rockstar also picking up four awards.

The Edinburgh-based developer picked up best British game, best game design, best multiplayer and the BAFTA fellowship award, presented by Metal Gear director Hideo Kojima, for Grand Theft Auto V.


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published Monday, Oct 28th

GTA V Boosts Asda & Tesco Entertainment Sales

Supermarkets ASDA and Tesco have both seen a massive boost in entertainment sales following the release of Grand Theft Auto V.

Tesco saw the largest increase in marketshare, with their share of the entertainment market, which includes videogames, increasing to 17.1% in the twelve weeks prior to 30th September. In comparison their share in the same period last year was 11.9% according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Fiona Keenan, strategic insight director for Kantar:

“The games market has grown by an impressive 29% compared with the same period last year. Tesco has been the biggest winner of the release of Grand Theft Auto V, collecting a third of all money spent on the title during the two weeks after it’s release.”

Asda’s share has seen a slight increase, growing from 9.8% to 12.1%, while Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s have both remained static at 6.9% and 2.9% respectively.

The sales boost has been no doubt helped by the special offers afforded by the supermarket chains and has played a large part in pushing the gaming market into growth for the first time in five years.

 


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published Tuesday, Oct 22nd

UK Chart: GTA Top Again

Not much has changed in the UK top ten this week, with Grand Theft Auto V (-31%) still the best selling title.

FIFA 14 (-29%) remains second, ahead of the only top ten new entry this week – Skylanders: Swap Force. New developer Vicarious VisionsBeenox, and 3DS developer N-Space, do not match the sales of last years Skylanders Giants, with around -35% over the first week. In the same week that Nintendo revealed they are continuing the manufacture and sale of the Wii in Europe, the console becomes the most popular platform for Swap Force with a 37% share.

Pokemon X (-59%), Pokemon Y (-58%) and The Last of Us (-60%) all fall one place to cover fourth to sixth.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+19%) takes sales and a place in the chart at seventh, and has now remained in the Top 10 for the seventeen weeks since its release.

F1 2013 (-36%) and Just Dance 2014 (-30%) fall two places each to eighth and ninth respectively.

Disney Infinity (+20%) falls to tenth, despite making the best top ten improvement in sales this week, but stops new entry  Sonic: Lost World at eleventh.

GFK Chart-Track