Bolton-based PC gaming retailer Scan Computers International is selling a 21,000 PC – which doubles up as a desk. Scan was recently listed as one of this year’s 20 best indie games retailers as part of MCV and Koch Media’s Independent Retail Month. The pricey PC rig is designed and …Read More »
Schappert: "Social and mobile games ARE harming console biz"
Forget the recession: our depressed retail market is thanks to pressure from free apps and mobile games. That’s according to one of the US’ most influential games execs, John Schappert, who just a year ago was a key figure at EA. He also once ran Xbox Live – but has …Read More »
Jay-Z launches Facebook game
Hip-hop star Jay-Z is to expand his empire with the release of a Facebook game called… Empire. Mashable reports that the game sees players go from hustler, to entrepreneur, to business mogul”, as the iconic rapper himself did. Empirebegins by giving you a slew of ways to earn points and …Read More »
Gaming safe from upcoming Sony chops
Sony will not bury the axe into its games division as the company prepares to slash some 10,000 jobs from its global entertainment empire, Develop understands. Information of the company’s restructuring operation suggests that the television, marketing and chemicals business will bear the brunt of the cut-backs. Targeting a six …Read More »
HMV ramps up games marketing "to attract former GAME customers"
A video games themed in-store marketing campaign will kick off at entertainment retailer HMV later this month. There is an opportunity from a price and promotional perspective,” marketing and ecommerce director Mark Hodgkinson told Marketing Week. [There is] also a long-term opportunity to attract and keep hold of former GAME …Read More »
Entertainment overtakes gaming in Xbox 360 usage
US Xbox 360 owners are now spending more time using Xbox 360’s multimedia functions than they are gaming. It’s the realisation of a long-term goal for Microsoft, which has spent huge amounts of time and money to try and position its device not just as a games console but also …Read More »
The Sun: Terrorists using COD to "plot attacks"
Pay attention Daily Mail – this is how you troll the games industry. In what can only be described as a remarkably stupid cover story in today’s issue of The Sun, the Murdock daily has sensationally claimed that Call of Duty is being used by terrorist to plot attacks. Islamic …Read More »
Facebook gaming on the decline
Just one year ago it seemed that Facebook WAS gaming, but 12 months down the line and it looks as if playing games on the world’s leading social network is on the decline. A new report from IHS Screen Digest Media Research claims that at the end of 2010 around …Read More »
Top five kids gaming sites’ share of TV ad market
Children’s social gaming sites such as Moshi Monsters accounted for almost ten per cent of all video game TV advertising last month. From January 1st to 22nd 2011 there were just two of these sites advertising on UK TV, Moshi Monsters and Fight My Monster.These accounted for 5.9 per cent, …Read More »
UK gaming café plans nationwide expansion
Cornwall-based video games caf Loading wants to open new bars in London. The outlet – which has produced a host of games-related drinks and held several club nights in its two years since starting up – is now seeking investors to help it grow across the UK. This investment would …Read More »