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  • Blog Post: Xbox One Gets A Price Drop Across The Pond

    Microsoft has announced a price drop for the Xbox One in the UK. The new £329.99 price tag drops the console under the PlayStation 4’s selling price of £349.99. Microsoft says that the price drop is only for the UK right now (the price with a straight conversion to US Dollars is still... More
  • Blog Post: UK Halo Collection Mjolnir Edition Comes With Master Chief Statue

    Microsoft has detailed the European limited editions for it's upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but it looks like UK gamers will get a big bounty with a £169.99 special edition that includes an Artfx model of Master Chief. The Halo: The Master Chief Collection includes every game... More
  • Blog Post: Tax Breaks For UK Video Game Industry Approved

    The United Kingdom will see tax breaks for the video game industry following today’s approval by the European Commission. The deal will incentivize development in the UK, though the Commission ruling does propose a “cultural test” such that the subsidy will support games with “cultural... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dropping Price Of Xbox One In UK

    Microsoft is set to lower the price of the Xbox One in its second largest market. Starting on February 28, UK gamers can pick up the Xbox One for a priced reduced by £30. The news comes alongside of the limited Titanfall bundle we reported on this morning. Microsoft is dropping the Xbox One entry... More
  • Blog Post: Head Of Xbox European Division Leaves Post

    Microsoft VP Chris Lewis, who has been with the company for 25 years, is leaving his post. Lewis led Microsoft's European division, and helped guide the Xbox 360 to large-scale success in the territory, particularly the UK. He also managed the recent launch of the Xbox One. Microsoft's marketing... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gives UK Gamers MS Points After Xbox Awards Security Breach

    A voting site for the Xbox Entertainment Awards suffered a security breach that leaked personal information of over 2,000 gamers in the U.K. Now the company has given them 1,600 MS points as a gesture of apology. After voting for the UK Microsoft Entertainment Awards, some gamers discovered that their... More
  • Blog Post: Deep Silver Apologizes For Its Ridiculous Dead Island Riptide Collector's Edition

    The UK version of Dead Island Riptide's collector's edition, the Zombie Bait Edition , has caused developer Deep Silver, to issue an apology on Twitter . I guess they were a little surprised that people were a little put off by the idea of owning a bloody, dismembered, beheaded, female torso... More
  • Blog Post: Rayman Legends Scheduled For March Release In Europe

    Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends is heading to the Wii U on March 1 in Europe. Ubisoft was not able to offer a North American release date, but we have to imagine/hope that it won't be too far behind. In the meantime, a demo for the game will be available on the Wii U's eShop on December... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed III Gets Three Collectors Editions In UK

    There has been no shortage of news for Assassin’s Creed III today, but if you’re not tired of hearing about the game (and why should you?) then check out the UK versions of the game’s various collector’s editions. Ubisoft has no shortage of those either. Assassin’s Creed... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Shutters UK Studio

    In a bit of sad news, THQ today announced that it is closing its THQ UK studio in Warrington, UK. Previously, the studio had been in a 30 day consultation period in which THQ was working with employees to see who might be able to stay on with THQ. Apparently, the publisher eventually came to the decision... More
  • Blog Post: L.A. Noire Becomes Fastest-Selling New IP In U.K. History

    It looks like Rockstar has another blockbuster on its hands with L.A. Noire, which posted impressive first-week sales numbers in the U.K. The U.K. sales site Chart-Track reports that the game will debut atop the U.K. charts, beating out LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean and Brink. L.A. Noire is now the fastest... More
  • Blog Post: Sackboy Comes To UK Classrooms

    Sony is pushing education in a recent LittleBigPlanet 2-based initiative. In the UK, the company is launching the Teacher Pack and they'd like to have it in schools by the beginning of the summer term in May. It features instructions for teachers and demonstrations of how the game can be used in... More
  • Blog Post: Sleep Therapist Says Gamers Are Like Cocaine Addicts

    There's never a shortage of so-called "experts" out there ready to make specious claims about the negative effects of video games, but this takes the cake. MCV UK recently reported on Steve Pope, an English therapist who went on BBC Radio 5Live yesterday to discuss a recent Reuters article... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Breaks UK Pre-Order Record With 3DS

    The Japanese 3DS launch was a huge success , and it looks like the its debut in the UK is going to be big as well. CVG is reporting that the handheld has already beaten Nintendo's company record for console launch pre-orders in the country, and is showing no signs of slowing down. "We're... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Balks At No UK Tax Cut

    Activision is threatening to shut down its UK development office after the government scrapped planned tax relief for the video game industry. The company is threatening to shut down its Slough office which employs over 600 people. The new coalition government is scanning the books and trying to trim... More
  • Blog Post: UK Rejects Tax Breaks For Game Developers, Tiga Responds

    Developing video games is a difficult business, and for UK developers it’s not getting easier any time soon. For years Tiga, an advocacy group for game developers, has been calling for tax breaks to help the game industry in the United Kingdom. For years those requests have been rejected by the... More
  • Blog Post: Three Million Units of Modern Warfare 2 Shipped Across The Pond

    UK site MCVUK is reporting that Activision sent approximately three million copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to the former Roman colony of Brittania to satisfy the anticipated demand. For a nation of 61 million – just one-fifth the size of the U.S. – to purchase that many copies of... More
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