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  • Singer Twin Shadow in serious accident
    Singer Twin Shadow in serious accident Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    The singer and producer Twin Shadow on Monday called off a month of shows after a tour bus accident left two people seriously injured. More »

  • HMV Tops Physical Music Sale Charts Once More
    HMV Tops Physical Music Sale Charts Once More Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    HMV has overtaken Amazon in sales of physical records and CDs for the first time since September 2013. The music and gaming retailer, which collapsed in January 2013 and was later bought out of administration , had higher sales of such items than any other UK retailer during the latest 12 -eek period, according to industry figures published by Kantar Worldpanel. Specialist video games stores also won higher market share, although Amazon saw the strongest growth overall among the major retailers. Sales increased by £9.8m, moving it ahead of Amazon for the first time since January 2013. More »

  • GTA 5 is just a stupid game, PC or not
    GTA 5 is just a stupid game, PC or not Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Using the video editor mode available in the recent PC release of Grand Theft Auto V, PC Gamer recently captured and posted this video of Franklin, one of the game's characters, kicking a cat to death. It professes to be punkish, rebellious and attacking of "the system" but ultimately attacks women, gay people and people of colour – like a man stomping a cat to death, Grand Theft Auto V uses its might to kick down at people whom society has already made vulnerable. There are constructive criticisms I could level at Grand Theft Auto V. I could say that Michael and Trevor's relationship never goes anywhere – they shout at each other when they first meet, shout at each other throughout the game, and shout at each other in the end. More »

  • Daniel Radcliffe races into Grand Theft Auto film?
    Daniel Radcliffe races into Grand Theft Auto film? Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The former Harry Potter star is in line to play Rockstar Games head Sam Houser in an upcoming drama. More »

  • Parents to be reported over games
    Parents to be reported over games Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Primary school headteachers have warned parents who allow their children to play video games such as Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto will be reported to police and social services for neglect. More »

  • Nexus Player review: Google's set-top box lacks substance
    Nexus Player review: Google's set-top box lacks substance Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The Asus-built Google Nexus Player is launching in the UK, six months after it went on sale in the US. In that time, Amazon has launched both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the UK, and Apple has dropped the price of its Apple TV to just £59. Google is also competing against its own hugely popular Chromecast dongle, which costs £50 less and offers many of the main selling points of the Nexus Player. More »

  • Call for 'adult only' games rating
    Call for 'adult only' games rating Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Video games that depict explicit content such as torture and murder should have an "adult only" rating certificate in order to protect children, according to a report from a police commissioner. More »

  • China finally gets official PlayStations, minus some games
    China finally gets official PlayStations, minus some games Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A man plays with a Sony PlayStation 4 in a shop in Shanghai, March 19, 2015 More »

  • Police settle brothers' game fight
    Police settle brothers' game fight Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Police had to be called to a house after two brothers got into an argument over a computer game. More »

  • New BBC drama will focus on the making of 'Grand Theft Auto'
    New BBC drama will focus on the making of 'Grand Theft Auto' Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Story of GTA's origins will form part of BBC's Make It Digital initiative More »

  • From Grand Theft Auto to Wall Street: Trading apps woo gamers Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-something consumers raised on video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Angry Birds are being wooed by financial trading apps, keen to build bridges with a post-crisis generation that is uninterested in financial services or plain mistrustful. Bright colours, cartoon graphics and the ability to trade risk-free with virtual credits are features of apps such as BUX and Kapitall, which eschew financial lingo and complex charts in favour of competitive head-to-head battles and motivational messages like "OMG!" after placing a trade. While financial trading is a niche slice of the $15 billion mobile gaming industry, dominated by brands such as King Digital Entertainment's Candy Crush, some two-thirds of UK retail traders already use their smartphone or computer to buy or sell and app makers are sensing an opportunity. BUX's launch followed that of similar firms Kapitall and invstr (invstr.com). More »

  • Opinion: Is it really Anita Sarkeesian vs videogames? I don’t think so – criticism …
    Opinion: Is it really Anita Sarkeesian vs videogames? I don’t think so – criticism … Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    I agree with Sarkeesian that the gaming industry has problems relating to sexism and violence, but I also see that it has matured a lot recently. More »

  • GameStop same-store sales rise 4.4 percent in December
    GameStop same-store sales rise 4.4 percent in December Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    (Reuters) - GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video game products, said December same-store store sales rose 4.4 percent, driven by higher demand for games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4. Shares of the company, which narrowed its fourth-quarter and full-year same-store sales forecast, rose as much as 10 percent to $36 in extended trading. "During the holiday period, consumer demand for video games was strong, resulting in new software sales growth. ... More »

  • Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation prospects in China
    Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation prospects in China Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    By Kazunori Takada SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp when it launches its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market next month. Sony said on Thursday that PlayStation 4 will go on sale in China from January 11. Its announcement in Shanghai follows Microsoft's launch of its Xbox console in China as the two firms rush to capitalise on the end to a 14-year ban on foreign gaming consoles. Sony plans to sell PlayStation 4 in China for 2,899 yuan (298. ... More »

  • Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation China prospects
    Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation China prospects Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    By Kazunori Takada SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market. The announcement, due to be made in Shanghai around 0900 GMT on Thursday, comes hot on the heels of the launch of Microsoft's Xbox console in China as both firms rush to capitalise on the lifting a 14-year ban on foreign gaming consoles. Sony has yet to detail its plans for the PlayStation 4 in China, including the price tag and sales targets. ... More »

  • Who was playing games in 2014? Half a billion people…
    Who was playing games in 2014? Half a billion people… Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    From virtual to reality, what do gamers look like in 2014? More »

  • In twenty years, PlayStation's grey box changes gaming forever
    In twenty years, PlayStation's grey box changes gaming forever Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    A boy plays "Killzone Shadow Fall" on Sony's PlayStation 4 in Tokyo before the console's Japan debut in February 2014 More »

  • Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It’s creepy, offensive and …
    Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It’s creepy, offensive and … Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Can we say with 100% certainty that such graphic depictions of sex and violence won’t influence attitudes toward women a teeny tiny bit? More »

  • 'Grand Theft Auto' gang sows terror in Moscow
    'Grand Theft Auto' gang sows terror in Moscow Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Russia has been hunting a mysterious gang that has terrorised Moscow motorists in recent months with a series of murders resembling the violent video game Grand Theft Auto. More »

  • Mobile game startup Scopely raises $35 million to offer more titles Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Scopely, a mobile game publishing startup, has raised $35 million (22.22 millioon pounds) in financing to produce new titles and invest further in building out the technology behind its games distribution network, the company said on Thursday. The Culver City, California-based startup, which was founded in 2011, has delivered a handful of games such as "Mini Golf MatchUp," which ranked among the top 5 games on Apple Inc's app charts. Scopely makes its own games and also funds and publishes games made by other game studios. ... More »

  • GTA 5 trailer for Xbox One and PS4 is predictably awesome
    GTA 5 trailer for Xbox One and PS4 is predictably awesome Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Grand Theft Auto V is due to land on next-gen consoles in a matter of days and the trailer looks amazing More »

  • GTA: San Andreas Anniversary Edition Coming To Xbox 360?
    GTA: San Andreas Anniversary Edition Coming To Xbox 360? Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    This Sunday (26 October) marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and it appears a new Xbox 360 version of it might be on the way. More »