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SCEE Plays Up BIG Social Gaming At Sony Playstation Day 08
At Sony Europe\'s Gamers Day event, the company took care toemphasize the "social gaming" a...
Wed May 21, 2008 9:33 am, Editorial Team

BBFC launches online ratings system - games industry quiet
Following our report on the British Board of Film Classification\'s plans for online ratings [URL=htt...
Wed May 21, 2008 9:26 am, Editorial Team

Unfair marketing becomes criminal offence next week in UK
Imitating a consumer to promote your business will become a criminal offence from Monday. New laws b...
Tue May 20, 2008 4:58 pm, Editorial Team

Playing field continues to be tipped against UK developers
Tiga has called on the UK government to grant incentives to the British gaming industry or face losi...
Tue May 20, 2008 4:57 pm, Editorial Team

Ubisoft: no acquisitions, more focus on casual games
During an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Ubisoft\'s North American President, Laurent De...
Tue May 20, 2008 4:56 pm, Editorial Team

HP targets teens to test computers
HEWLETT PACKARD WANTS to get its hands on your kids’ pocket money, or so it seems, as the company un...
Tue May 20, 2008 4:51 pm, Editorial Team

Gordon Brown looks for a boost speaking at Google conference
GORDON BROWN will arrive at tomorrow’s Zeitgeist event hoping that some ofGoogle’s magic will rub of...
Tue May 20, 2008 4:47 pm, Editorial Team

Microsoft: User created games will help us leapfrog WiiWare
First unveiled at the Games Developers Conference in February, theCommunity Games initiative will be...
Tue May 20, 2008 4:43 pm, Editorial Team

Nintendo uses celebs to appeal to female gamers
With the current generation of handhelds and consoles, Nintendo hasproven that there is one thing it...
Tue May 20, 2008 4:35 pm, Editorial Team

GamesAid UK Games industry charity launched
[URL=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/][img:a2a1e617ae]http://www.gamesindustry.biz/img/GIPage/topnav/ho...
Sat May 17, 2008 6:37 pm, Editorial Team

Motherboard wars: Asus threatens to sue Gigabyte, websites
Taipei (Taiwan) – There is a new battle brewing in Taiwan and this time it is Asus that is bringing ...
Sat May 17, 2008 6:25 pm, Editorial Team

The London Games Festival returns
This year\'s London Games Festival will begin on October 25, with eventsplanned to take place across ...
Fri May 16, 2008 4:55 am, Editorial Team

77 Currys.digital stores set to close
Curry\'s parent company released its business review containing a fivepoint plan to cut GBP 50 millio...
Fri May 16, 2008 4:54 am, Editorial Team

Children badly served by games, says Lego Star Wars boss
Jonathan Smith, head of TT Games, has said that videogames haven\'t served the younger audience well ...
Fri May 16, 2008 4:43 am, Editorial Team

Businesses fear emergence of compensation culture in UK
European and Asian companies believe that a US-stylecompensation culture is already well established...
Fri May 16, 2008 4:37 am, Editorial Team

Has Sony turned it around? Sonys financial year: our verdict
[b:bc22e1e73a]Electronics[/b:bc22e1e73a] Sony saw an increase in sales in its electronics range tha...
Fri May 16, 2008 4:29 am, Editorial Team

Quality of life in Gaming Indusry: Devs: stop playing games
Cliff Bleszinski, the public face of the [i:483eb96ee9]Gears of War[/i:483eb96ee9] series, [URL=http...
Fri May 16, 2008 4:28 am, Editorial Team

Virtual Worlds Expo dated for September 3-4
Virtual Worlds Management has released details of this year\'s VirtualWorlds Expo, which will be taki...
Wed May 14, 2008 5:04 am, Editorial Team

Dell XPS phase-out symbolic of declining PC gaming sector
Dell announced today that it intends to phase out its XPS desktop systems in order to prop up Alienw...
Wed May 14, 2008 5:01 am, Editorial Team

Sourcing IT skills: where to find it in the world
it is no longer safe to leave recruitment in the hands ofthe HR department. It must be handed over t...
Wed May 14, 2008 4:57 am, Editorial Team

Computer Misuse Act changes are delayed further
Denial of service attacks will not be criminalised in Englandand Wales for another six months despit...
Wed May 14, 2008 4:51 am, Editorial Team

Games as team-building exercises?
CNN has an [URL=http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/ptech/05/12/virtual.watercooler.ap/index.html]inter...
Wed May 14, 2008 4:50 am, Editorial Team

New York City not welcoming to game developers
Even though the video game industry generated nearly $40 billion last year, a new study by the Cente...
Wed May 14, 2008 4:49 am, Editorial Team

Indian tech companies give up on the US move to Asia
[b:afcc86c52f]NDIAN SOFTWARE SERVICES[/b:afcc86c52f] firms have started looking toemerging markets l...
Wed May 14, 2008 4:46 am, Editorial Team

[ Poll ] Games push HMV profits up by 10% - do you use HMV for games?
Booming demand for computer games has helped HMV to sidestep the gloom hanging over other high stree...
Sun May 11, 2008 7:08 pm, Editorial Team

Futuresonic08: gaming with social media, location based
At last week\'s [URL=http://www.futuresonic.com/08/ideas/]Futuresonic08[/URL]Social Media Summit in M...
Fri May 09, 2008 8:23 pm, Editorial Team

Geek Olympics to be in Scotland - Microsoft UK challenge
The teams entering this year\'s Microsoft UK Challenge - which includeMicrosoft, Dell, Fujitsu Siemen...
Fri May 09, 2008 8:16 pm, Editorial Team

India and Belgium concern over Chinese cyber attacks
Belgium and India have joined the growing ranks of countries voicingconcerns about cyber attacks ori...
Fri May 09, 2008 8:06 pm, Editorial Team

Daily Mail: GTA a "creative achievement"
Daily Mail, the famouslyanti-videogames newspaper, has reviewed "murder simulator" Grand T...
Fri May 09, 2008 8:00 pm, Editorial Team

Barack Obama / GTA IV Mashup Posters Spotted in L.A.
Barack Obama may have [URL=http://gamepolitics.com/2008/04/30/barack-obama-calls-out-gta-iv/]dissed[...
Wed May 07, 2008 6:59 pm, Editorial Team

China behind recent hack attacks, says Indian government
[i:f32041b378]The Times of India[/i:f32041b378] has [URL=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Cy...
Wed May 07, 2008 10:20 am, Editorial Team

How Grand Theft Auto IV Threatens Wii, GTA IV beats Wii Fit
BURLINGAME, CALIF. - Since the launch of the [b:00abb7a86e]Nintendo[/b:00abb7a86e] Wii videogame...
Wed May 07, 2008 6:00 am, Editorial Team

Nintendo to sell Wii Fit and moreon 'alternative retail fron
Nintendo has done [URL=http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080418-gaming-appearing-recession-proo...
Tue May 06, 2008 5:58 pm, Editorial Team

Ten Rules of the anti-videogames lobby who 'fear progress'
[URL=http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/gadgets_and_gaming/article3822556.ece...
Tue May 06, 2008 10:22 am, Editorial Team

Video Game Bloggers Are 'Losers'
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle… [i:cb6bd0a14c]Morons![/i:cb6bd0a14c] N’Gai Croal, Brian Crecente, Steph...
Tue May 06, 2008 5:52 am, Editorial Team

How financially sustainable are big-budget games?
Lionhead head boss Peter Molyneux haslikened development of big-budget games to Hollywood of past an...
Tue May 06, 2008 5:51 am, Editorial Team

Video games go mainstream - market booming!
If you have sat stunned on the sofa as Niko Bellic, the antihero inthe Grand Theft Auto video game, ...
Mon May 05, 2008 7:46 pm, Editorial Team

GameCamp: iVirtua Review (Barcamp for games)
Phew. It\'s hot here in east London, where we\'re getting on with the serious business of games at [UR...
Mon May 05, 2008 7:45 pm, Editorial Team

Gaming removed from teenage stereotype: perception remains
David Amor, creative director at [URL=http://www.buzzthegame.com/en-gb/]Buzz[/URL] developer Relentl...
Mon May 05, 2008 7:45 pm, Editorial Team

In game ads: a few reasons why advertisers want to use games
There are a few common reasons why advertisers want to use videogames to reach consumers. Oneis th...
Mon May 05, 2008 7:43 pm, Editorial Team

AMD announces Business Class PCs
[b:602380db68]AMD IS INTRODUCING[/b:602380db68] its new Business Class platform, and isdoing it usin...
Mon May 05, 2008 6:52 pm, Editorial Team

MICROSOFT / YAHOO: Microsoft Withdraws Proposal to Acquire Y
[img:e5a46c499c]http://img2.ivirtua.co.uk/img2/886107msyhx.jpg[/img:e5a46c499c] Microsoft today aba...
Sun May 04, 2008 9:37 am, William Tildesley

UK government must work with games industry, says Livingston
Eidos\' Ian Livingstone says that the UK government and the games industry must work together to prot...
Sat May 03, 2008 7:25 pm, Editorial Team

'Scotland government cuts us out' - Rockstar North
In an extremely rare interview,Rockstar North president Leslie Benzie has discussed his feeling ofne...
Sat May 03, 2008 7:23 pm, Editorial Team

Gamer TV ends production :(
[quote:112b36abbe]Gamer.tv is a weekly television show produced by the company of the same name, tha...
Thu May 01, 2008 5:38 pm, Editorial Team

Times reports: Businesses ignore Second Life at your peril?
Virtual worlds such as Second Life will become an indispensible business tooland vital to the strate...
Thu May 01, 2008 5:24 pm, Editorial Team

Report: Used game market grows alongside industry
It has been repeated again and again since the turn of the year that gaming as an industry is [URL=h...
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:06 pm, Editorial Team

Microsoft and Yahoo reject Steam (Valve)
[b:473d929cb6]Given the success of Valve\'s Steam digital distribution service, everyone seems to be ...
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:56 pm, Editorial Team

Liberal Democrats: free wifi for London
BRIAN PADDICK, the Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate for London, has vowed to provide free wireless...
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:44 pm, Editorial Team

Record results for GAME as profits hit GBP 75.5 million
High Street retailer GAME has reported record sales growth of 86 per cent for the year ended January...
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:42 pm, Editorial Team

Currys retailer to introduce own game ratings - confusion?
[img:d74b19b889]http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2247/curryslogozr6.gif[/img:d74b19b889] With all...
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:42 pm, Editorial Team

Dell cuts 250 Irish IT jobs
A report on [i:fa29336e8e]Silicon Republic[/i:fa29336e8e] said the move means that the firm’sIrish h...
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:26 pm, Editorial Team

Grand Theft sales threaten Hollywood and Summer Box Office
Critics of ultra-violent video games will not be the only ones watching carefully as the latest inst...
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:17 pm, Editorial Team

Times Square, NY gets exclusive video game show HD broadcast
[SIZE=4]Next stop Picadilly Circus?[/SIZE] GCHD is excited to announce the creation of the first ev...
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:00 pm, Editorial Team

New book takes balanced view on violent videogames
[img:f7f348e1ab]http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/games/gtachild.gif[/img:f7f348e1ab] The title worried m...
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:02 pm, Editorial Team

Sony to push in to Indian games market with local developers
Sony has revealed plans to continue to push into theIndian market by signing local developers to cre...
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:55 pm, Editorial Team

Announcing GameCamp - first barcamp unconference for gamers
[img:adfa5934de]http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/7271/logofq3.gif[/img:adfa5934de] And you kno...
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:51 am, Editorial Team

ANALYSIS: Industry and retailrs srtuggle with Wii owners
Everyone knows it\'s hugely successful, everyone understands it has brought a new audience to games (...
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:39 am, Editorial Team

LOVEFiLM sees games business expand
Following last year\'s link-up with Ubisoft on [URL=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/lovefilm-ex...
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:06 am, Editorial Team

Scotland is games capital of UK: Discuss
[IMG]http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/games/st%20andrews%20flag[/IMG] Three Scottish stories of interest...
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:40 am, Editorial Team

Would a Microsoft store work? (like an Apple store)
Fudzilla is reporting (and I\'m going to assume that it isn\'t FUD) thatMicrosoft plans to take a page...
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:39 am, Editorial Team

Nintendo move from Redmond to the Bay Area - see changes
Gone are so many faces, old friends,that had been with the firm since, seemingly, the Late Cretacian...
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:35 am, Editorial Team

Scotland to teach game development in schools
In addition to haggis and William Wallace, Scotland will now also beknown for teaching video game de...
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:30 am, Editorial Team

First Indian game dev studio for ubisoft
Established in 2006, the studiocurrently has a team of 120 developers and testers that will initiall...
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:13 am, Editorial Team

GameCity 3 details - Nottingham
[img:b3fa0fa57e]http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/games/gamecity_photo.gif[/img:b3fa0fa57e] The high poin...
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:56 am, Editorial Team

US Military use Wii (wiimote) and iPhone (via New Scientist)
The United States military has adaptedthe motion-sensitive Wii Remotes to operate bomb-defusing robo...
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:51 am, Editorial Team

Sony G.I.R.L scholarship now accepting applications
Gaming is an industry dominated by men, and that unfortunately limitsthe full potential of gaming as...
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:08 pm, Editorial Team

Video Games audio worse than movie audio despite technology
Despite the use of similar technologies, there is still a gap betweenthe film and videogame industri...
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:05 pm, Editorial Team

CVG Magazine in UK back to shelves in April after 4 years
The long-awaited return of CVG to newsstands across the country is only weeks away. Ruining \'comp...
Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:59 pm, Editorial Team

Gaming vs News Media - In Depth Feature
The mainstreamnews media’s coverage of games is so absurdly out-of-touch that it isin danger of dama...
Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:33 pm, Editorial Team

Valve wants Free Downloadable Content (DLC)? How?
May 22, [URL=http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=76714]Eurogamer[/URL]had put a quote th...
Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:25 pm, Editorial Team

Videogames being transformed in to movies [In Depth Feature]
How videogamesare invading the big screen, again, including a comprehensive run-downof all the major...
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:43 am, Editorial Team

Acer Plans to Join the Console Market: Fourth Player?
[quote:0b3f84a94c][i:0b3f84a94c]The taiwanese Notebook manufacturer Acer plans to enter into the con...
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:36 am, Editorial Team

Why Video Gaming don't make good TV?
While at (the now infamous) Play Live this weekend, I had a quickchat with the event\'s presenter, Ia...
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:28 am, Editorial Team

Halifax Bank of Scotland block WoW subscriptions
While not some attack or slur upon Blizzard Entertainment the Halifaxbank, with the Bank of Scotland...
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:02 am, Editorial Team

HMV To Open 360 Lan Centre in Edinburgh
hUK entertainment retailer HMV is opening a 2000 sq foot Xbox 360gaming centre in its Edinburgh stor...
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:26 am, Editorial Team

Does gaming industry have BarCamps?
This weekend is the second [URL=http://barcampbrighton.org/]BarCamp[/URL] [URL=http://en.wikipedia.o...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:35 am, Editorial Team

Games industry can continue to grow with good performance
The simExchange analyst Jesse Divnich believes that the videogamesindustry could continue to perform...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:33 am, Editorial Team

Microsoft opens the Xbox to amateur game writers
Tens of thousands of \'bedroom developers\' are vying to create the nextbest-selling computer game aft...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:32 am, Editorial Team

Yahoo has left London, No yahoo offices in London
Yahoo! is moving its European headquarters from London toSwitzerland and is telling senior staff to ...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:23 am, Editorial Team

GAME releases an optimistic trading statement despite shares
The gamble appears to have paid off, with shares in the videoretailer rallying some four pence this ...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:19 am, Editorial Team

Girls and young women are now the most prolific web users...
[URL=http://www.ivirtuaforums.com/but-it-industry-needs-more-women-t37937]...but IT industry needs m...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:18 am, Editorial Team

...but IT industry needs more women
The European Commission (EC) is calling for more women to considercareers in the IT industry because...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:17 am, Editorial Team

Tories: 5 year olds should be taught about online safety
Children as young as five would be taught about the dangers of putting theirpersonal details on the ...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:05 am, Editorial Team

US, UK, Australia and friends have cyber-war simulation
Business and government leaders from the US, UK and three othercountries will spend much of this wee...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:57 am, Editorial Team

How to permanently delete your facebook account
If you visit the account section of Facebook you are offered only theopportunity to “deactivate”. Th...
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:41 am, Editorial Team

Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 price cut, Sony worried
Arcade unit retails for GBP 159, Premium at GBP 199 Microsoft has officially cut the price of all t...
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:18 am, Editorial Team

CeBIT: New markets will grow games industry
Senior VP in charge of event believes sophisticated titles will draw more in Dr Sven-Michael Prüser...
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:43 am, Editorial Team

Police raid CeBIT stands
German police raided 51 booths at the CeBIT computing show this weekbecause of breaches of audio com...
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:41 am, Editorial Team

Local councils dish out shoddy computer recycling advice
People looking to recycle old computer kit are being given confusingadvice by local councils that co...
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:41 am, Editorial Team

GAME confident of further sales growth through 2008
Retailer anticipating strong performance from GTA IV, Wii Fit, Mario Kart High Street retailer GAME...
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:39 am, Editorial Team

Borders bookstore to begin game sales in the UK
[img:ca7ac45817]http://media.arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/borders%20at%20Penn%20Station.jpg...
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:37 am, Editorial Team

Microsoft to aim for coup if Yahoo! fails to enter talks on
Microsoft is to attempt a boardroom coup at Yahoo! within a week in an effortto force the online sea...
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:36 am, Editorial Team

BBFC role questioned in Parliament debate
Videogames contain rape and lead to murder, MPs told Videogames allow the simulation of rape, and a...
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:35 am, Editorial Team

Choosing office accommodation
Finding the right office premises will help you improve productivity,attract and retain good employe...
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:37 am, Editorial Team

YouTube down worldwide, banned in Pakstan due to cartoons
"What we need to know now is whether this was a mistake or a deliberate attempt by Pakistan to ...
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:44 pm, Editorial Team

How to Design Your Dream Office - On a Budget
How much time do you spend in your home office each day? 1 hour, 3hours, 6 hours or more? If you spe...
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:19 pm, Editorial Team

GDC: Casual game advertising? Neoedge Networks
Game advertising is a subject that affects all gamers. Every year, advertising becomes more heavily ...
Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:11 pm, Editorial Team

GDC: The free 'Quake Live' IGA in-game ads deal
Quake Live is a first-person shooter video game project from id Software announced in 2007. It is sa...
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:43 pm, Editorial Team

'multiplayer gaming patent' is going down
The latest target for the Electronic Frontier Foundation\'s [URL=http://w2.eff.org/patent/]Patent Bus...
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:09 am, Editorial Team



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