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Did you know that the Sony hack, amongst other things, caused scores of British children to hear some salty language on TV? That's what the UK's telecommunications authority believes after the company showed the adults-only version of a classic film in the early afternoon. Sony-owned channel Movie...

June 15th 2015 at 7:35am 0 Comments
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It's taken a while, but the UK is now primarily cashless. No, it's not all-digital, but for the first time, consumers and businesses are making more payments with cards, smartphones and online banking than standard notes and coins. That's according to the Payments Council, which found that 52 perc...

May 21st 2015 at 5:22am 0 Comments
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Earlier this month, Britain's Advertising Standards Authority barred EA from advertising its mobile game Dungeon Keeper as "free-to-play." Why? Because Dungeon Keeper has a countdown timer that blocks progress in the game, a timer that can be bypassed with money. "From the information available in...

July 11th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Colin Pillinger, one of Britain's most famous space scientists, has died at the age of 70 from a brain hemorrhage. Professor Pillinger was the very definition of a plucky Brit, whose force of personality and optimism enabled him to oversee construction of the Beagle-2 Mars probe. Despite overwhelm...

May 9th 2014 at 3:02am 0 Comments
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GFK Chart-Track, the company responsible for the weekly UK sales charts, stated this afternoon that Grand Theft Auto 5 is "officially UK's biggest ever video game launch." The game sold 1.57 million copies on its first day, with estimated sales of £65 million ($103.8 million). The company no...

September 18th 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Saints Row 4 knows how to make the party last in the UK, holding the top spot on the charts for a month now. Only one new release broke the top ten last week, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, debuting in the number two spot. We won't even discuss what Farming Simulator 2013 is doing at number 23, whil...

September 16th 2013 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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UK retailer Asda will no longer stock the Wii U, its games or accessories across its 555 locations. CVG received a follow-up statement from Asda that the retailer will continue to sell Wii U games through its online portal on a case-by-case basis. Asda had been at the forefront of price cuts to mo...

July 29th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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UK games industry trade association TIGA has urged the European Commission to deliver promised tax relief for local game developers after failing to meet a proposed implementation date. The UK government planned to issue a total of £50 million in tax breaks for UK developers, starting in Apr...

June 21st 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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UK trade association TIGA published a report this week, claiming that employment in UK games development grew by four percent in 2012.Looking deeper at the numbers shows us UK studios aren't making the huge games they used to, however, and are evolving into smaller studios supporting more mobile an...

March 20th 2013 at 2:55am 0 Comments