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  • In 2013 PS4 outsold Xbox One by 166,000 consoles in UK

    PS4 and Xbox One both are reaching new heights with rapid increase in their sales. At the end of the year both Sony and Microsoft revealed their sales report for the whole year 2013 (which includes only few weeks.), and it seems PS4 leaves Xbox One behind with a remarkable margin.

    PS4 has sold handsome total of 530,000 units in the UK, which is pretty great as we know it was just five week business after their launch in 2013, where as Xbox One has scored to 364,000 units which leaves a gap of 166,000 units of consoles (According to ERA using Chart-Track data).

    PS4 vs Xbox One

    In terms of revenue, PS4 grossed £181.8m compared to Xbox One at £144.5m. Great thing to notice is that the UK market made a total of £326m in just few weeks of 2013, which gives new heights to gaming industry. Next-Gen consoles received a huge welcome with all heart from the people of United Kingdom.

    Kim Bayley, director of ERA said "Games continues to deliver digital sales strongly, but it was disappointing that Xbox One and PS4 came so late in 2013 and then huge demand meant stock sold out quickly. Retailers will be working hard in 2014 to maintain the sales momentum of these two great new pieces of kit."

    New year has started with all new possibilities. Happy New year to all, may we all have a healthy, wealthy and joyful year.

  • GAME's Listing of Majora's Mask 3D for 3DS is FAKE

    Yesterday it was rumored that UK video game retailer GAME has listed Majora's Mask 3D for Nintendo 3DS. Well guys said news, the listing has been officially confirmed as FAKE.

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DOfficial Nintendo Magazine forum user "Magmortar963" made the FAKE listing with the help of Microsoft Powerpoint. Here is what Magmortar963 has to say about the listing:

    "LOL! What a hoax! I made this on Powerpoint yesterday morning after hearing about Nintendo Direct and it took me no more than 30 minutes! I can’t believe you’re all getting so pumped up about it! Lol!"

    Source: Official Nintendo Magazine Forum

  • Live in United Kingdom?, Win a custom Skyrim Xbox 360 with Kinect

    A special announcement from Bethesda for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim gamers across United Kingdom. To celebrate the release of Dawnguard, Bethesda UK is giving folks a chance to win a custom Skyrim Xbox 360 (4GB Model) with Kinect.

    Before you ask for rules and regulations for this contest, take a look at this custom Skyrim Xbox 360 with Kinect.

    Skyrim Custom Xbox 360 with Kinect

    This contest begins of 25 July and concluding at approximately 12:00 PM (GMT) on 2 August. Head over to Bethesda Blog for contest rules and regulation.

  • Retailer GAME enters administration, official statement released

    For past few hours, GAME and GameStation website are unavailable. UK retailer GAME has just issued a press statements clarifying the issues experienced on its official website by consumers.

    GAME RetailerDear GAME customers,

    Here’s some important news about us. GAME Group plc (the parent company of GAME in the UK) is now in administration. We want you to know that the Administrators aim at this time is to continue trading while they seek to find a new owner for the business.

    In the meantime, we’ve had to make some changes. We’ve summarised them below. Some of them are temporary, some are permanent.

    1.Online Sales: We expect some disruption to our online services over the next few days while we make some changes. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.

    2.Refunds and Exchanges: Until further notice, we will not be able to offer refunds or exchanges for products purchased either before the administration or for products purchased from the date of the administration.

    3.Pre-Orders: No new pre-orders can be taken until further notice. No refunds can be given for any pre-order deposits which have been paid. We are reviewing this over the next week.

    4.GAME Reward card: We have had to suspended use of GAME Reward Cards. This means that points can be earned but NOT redeemed until further notice.

    5.Gift cards: We have also had to suspend GAME gift cards. The value on these cards cannot be redeemed. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.

    6.GAMEWallet: the value stored in GAMEwallet accounts will be suspended until further notice following the appointment of administrators.

    7.Pre-owned Software: You can still buy pre owned products at great prices in your local store or online. If you trade in a pre-owned software item then you will still be able to accrue reward points and use your trade in to exchange for another item. You will not be able to trade in pre-owned software for cash. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.

    8.Pre-owned Hardware: We have had to suspend trade in for pre-owned hardware at this time. If this changes, we will let you know. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.

    9.Click and Collect titles: We have had to suspend this service. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

    The UK retailer has also named "MJA Jervis and SD Maddison" as Joint Administrators of The GAME Group plc to manage their affairs business and property as their agents and without personal liability.

  • Twisted Metal dated for UK

    Sony has just revealed the UK release date for PS3 exclusive Twisted Metal. Just a few minutes ago, Sony confirmed to MCV that Twisted Metal will launch in UK on February 17.

    Twisted Metal screenThis new installment in Twisted Metal franchise was initially schedule to launch in October 2011, but got delayed due to some unknown reason. In United States, Twisted Metal will arrive on February 14.

    Fans who will buy first batch copies of Twisted Metal will get a download code for PS2 game Twisted Metal Black for FREE. You guys can check out the official box art of the below HERE.

  • PAYDAY: The Heist UK launch date announced

    Sony has announced the European launch date for PAYDAY: The Heist. The game it will launch on PS3 on November 2 for UK and Europe. PAYDAY: The Heist is already released in US and worldwide for PC.

    PAYDAY: The Heist

    Fans who ordered all the games offered through Sony's PS Play incentive, will receive the game from free of cost upon release. According to the details on game's official forum, upcoming DLC for the game will include the oft-requested Nixon mask, along with new heists, equipment, characters and skills.

    No date announced yet for the DLC.

  • Netflix coming to UK and Ireland in early 2012

    Today, US movie streamer Netflix has announced that the firm will introduce Netflix to UK and Ireland in the early part of 2012. UK and Ireland will be the very first countries in Europe to have this service.

    The firm said Netflix will be supported "via a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix, as well as on PCs, Macs and mobile tablets and phones," however no details were revealed regarding supported devices other than they will be closer to launch.

    Netflix

    Netflix is currently available in United States for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo 3DS. Users get to stream unlimited movies and TV shows.

  • PSN will be offline tonight between "5pm to 6pm" in UK

    Sony has just announced that PSN will be offline tonight in UK for maintaince. The service will be offline from 5pm to 6pm.

    PSN

    Sony has confirmed that during this time period uses will not have access to PS Store, Registration, Customer Account Management and PlayStation Home.

    Sony has also said that the downtime may get extended "for testing purposes". Players sign in before the begining of maintenance will remain signed in.

  • OnLive (UK) launch games complete list

    The complete list of UK launch titles for OnLive has been revealed. Players have to shell out between £1.99 and £39.99 for individual games.

    Onlive

    However it is not yet revealed which of the 120 odd titles listed below are included in the PlayPack offer. This PlayPack offer players unlimited access to more than 100 games for a monthly fee of £6.99.

    Check out the list of titles below:

    1. 4 Elements
    2. Aaaaaa!
    3. AC-130: Operation Devastation
    4. Advent Rising
    5. Alarm for Cobra 11 Nitro
    6. Alien Shooter: Vengeance
    7. Alien vs. Predator Classic 2000
    8. Aliens vs. Predator
    9. Alpha Prime
    10. Alpha Protocol
    11. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    12. A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda
    13. Around the World in 80 Days
    14. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    15. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition
    16. Assassin's Creed II
    17. Batman: Arkham Asylum
    18. Bloodrayne 2
    19. Blowout
    20. Borderlands
    21. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
    22. Braid
    23. Brain Challenge
    24. Ceville
    25. Conflict: Denied Ops
    26. Darksiders
    27. Darkstar One
    28. Defense Grid: Gold
    29. Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
    30. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    31. Dimensity
    32. DiRT 2
    33. DiRT 3
    34. Disciples III: Renaissance
    35. Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga
    36. Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time
    37. Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon
    38. Duke Nukem Forever
    39. Elements of War
    40. Elizabeth Find, MD: Diagnosis Mystery
    41. Evil Genius
    42. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
    43. F.E.A.R. 3
    44. Faery: Legends of Avalon
    45. Fate of the Pharaoh
    46. Fishdom 2
    47. Flatout 2
    48. Frontlines: Fuel of War
    49. GearGrinder
    50. Glyph 2
    51. Grand Ages: Rome
    52. Hitman: Blood Money
    53. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
    54. Homefront
    55. Homesteader
    56. Infernal
    57. Just Cause
    58. Just Cause 2
    59. Kane & Lynch 2
    60. King's Bounty: Armored Princess
    61. King's Legacy
    62. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
    63. LEGO Batman: The Videogame
    64. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
    65. Luxor 2
    66. Madballs in Babo: Invasion
    67. Mafia II
    68. Men of War: Red Tide
    69. Metro 2033
    70. Mini Ninjas
    71. MLB 2K10
    72. MX vs ATV Reflex
    73. NBA 2K10
    74. NBA 2K11
    75. NecroVision: The Lost Company
    76. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
    77. Ninja Blade
    78. Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
    79. Osmos
    80. Pathologic
    81. Patrician IV
    82. Port Royale 2
    83. Prince of Persia
    84. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
    85. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlord
    86. Red Faction Guerrilla
    87. Red Faction: Armageddon
    88. Remington Super Slam Hunting: Africa
    89. Royal Envoy Premium
    90. Saints Row 2
    91. Shatter
    92. Shaun White Skateboarding
    93. Shellshock 2: Blood Trails
    94. Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
    95. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
    96. Star Wolves 3: Civil War
    97. Super Granny 6
    98. Supreme Commander
    99. Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
    100. Syberia II
    101. The Ball
    102. The Bard's Tale
    103. The Maw
    104. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
    105. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2
    106. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
    107. Tomb Raider Anniversary
    108. Tomb Raider: Legend
    109. Tomb Raider: Underworld
    110. Trapped Dead
    111. Trine
    112. Tropico 3
    113. Tropico 4
    114. Unreal Tournament III
    115. Vegas: Make it Big
    116. Virtua Tennis 2009
    117. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Chaos Rising
    118. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
    119. Wheelman
    120. World of Goo
    121. Zombie Shooter 2

    Coming soon

    1. Assassin's Creed Revelations
    2. Assault Heroes 2
    3. Batman: Arkham City
    4. Bulletstorm
    5. Call of Juarez: The Cartel
    6. Civilization V
    7. Driver: San Francisco
    8. F1 2011
    9. Fallout Tactics
    10. Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game
    11. Football Manager 2012
    12. From Dust
    13. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    14. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
    15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
    16. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
    17. Limbo
    18. Might & Magic: Heroes VI
    19. MLB 2K11
    20. NBA 2K12
    21. Operation Flashpoint: Red River
    22. Orcs Must Die
    23. Red Bull X Fighters, International Freestyle Motorcross
    24. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
    25. Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
    26. Saints Row the Third
    27. Sniper: Ghost Warrior
    28. Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition
    29. Trine 2
    30. Wargame: European Escalation

     

  • Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition dated and priced for UK

    Bethesda has just announced that price and launch date of Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition for the UK. This anniversary edition of the game will launch on September 23.

    Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition

    The PS3 and Xbox 360 version will carry a price tag of £19.99, whereas PC gamers have to shell out £17.99). The Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition Includes:

    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
    • Knights of the Nine.
    • Shivering Isles.
    • Making of Oblivion: A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Oblivion.
    • Oblivion Game Map: A full-color map of Cyrodiil and the Shivering Isles.
    • Skyrim video.

    Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition will be sold in Standard Plastic case in UK