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  • Feature The Push Square Launch Party

    Rockin' in the free world

    To celebrate the triumphant relaunch of Push Square last week, our team got together in Nottingham's swanky Broadway Cinema lounge to play lots of games and share a few well-earned beers. Our UK team whiled away the night revisiting classic games. Virtua Tennis and Power Stone 2 on Dreamcast got a lot of love, with...

  • News Final Fantasy XIII-2 Hits Top of UK Charts

    Snake sits in second

    Square Enix's latest RPG epic has shot to the top of the UK all-formats charts. Final Fantasy XIII-2 grabbed the number one slot in its first week on sale, nudging Metal Gear Solid HD Collection into second place. The other big release of last week, Namco Bandai's SoulCalibur V, lived up to its title by landing in fifth. The...

  • News Amazon UK Upgrading PlayStation Vita Orders

    Announces new bundle too

    If you thought North America was getting all the luck with regards to PlayStation Vita bundles, then you might like to take a note of an email we just received from this morning. According to the message, the online retailer is upgrading all PlayStation Vita pre-orders to include a free 8GB memory card and a...


  • News Sony: "Our Studios Know They Have to Do Better with Move"

    UK boss lays it out

    Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara has told MCV that its internal studios have to create better Move titles. Gara revealed that Sports Champions has been the biggest seller but that other titles have put in vastly differing sales performances. Gara went on to say that it's a priority for internal studios to do...


  • News Sony Details UK PlayStation Vita Pre-Order Offer

    Here's what you get

    If you haven't put your pound sterling down for a PlayStation Vita, here's what's on offer if you pre-order at select retailers. Get your pre-order in now to get some Vita-branded in-ear headphones, money off a selected Vita game download, PS Vita-related items for your PlayStation Home avatar, early access to Frobisher Says! and...

  • News Sony Brings Vita On Tour Around the UK

    Get on board

    Sony's Vita Rooms will be touring the United Kingdom in 2012, letting you get hands on with Vita before its 22nd February release. It all kicks off in Manchester on 13th January before taking in Glasgow, Birmingham and London. For more details check out PlayStation Access. PlayStation Brings Portable Gaming to Your Doorstep PlayStation...

  • News The PlayStation Move Interactive Advert in Full

    Take your pick

    Remember when we reported on the PlayStation Move mini site with its interactive advertisement? We've just been made aware the full video is available to view right now on YouTube or — more helpfully — right below these very words. With PlayStation Move sales catching up with Kinect do you think adverts below are the way to go or...

  • News Win a PlayStation 3 with Move in PQube Competition

    It could be you

    With Christmas just around the corner, a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Move would be an ideal gift for most people. But while it's better to give than to receive, it's even better to win, so it's a good job UK publisher PQube has revealed its Christmas competition. If you want to win a PS3 and PS Move for Christmas then simply submit...


  • News UK Vita News Due Later Today

    That's all we know

    Sony likes to tease, and that's just what it's doing today, promising some Vita news at 7pm UK time. We've no idea what the announcement will be, but as Sony recently announced Vita's European 3G partnership with Vodafone we're obviously getting to the good stuff: could we hear about the launch game line-up or pre-order bonuses...

  • News Sony Pumping £2 Million Into Move Christmas Push

    Top titles get coverage

    With Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception out last week, every other Sony PS3 title for this year supports PlayStation Move. Pretty impressive stuff, and something PlayStation wants to publicise with a £2m marketing campaign intended to shout about the motion controller this Christmas. Sony Computer Entertainment UK's product...


  • News PlayStation Vita Playable at Eurogamer Expo This Month

    We'll be there

    PlayStation Vita is set to make its playable debut in the UK this month. London's Earls Court will host the console during Eurogamer Expo from 22nd to 25th September, with Sony Worldwide Studios' Michael Denny hosting a presentation about the console on Thursday. VitaGamr's editorial team will be pounding the showfloor to get hands-on...


  • Rumour PS3 to Drop to £199.99 in UK

    That's cheap

    It's Gamescom in Cologne at the moment and we've just heard an interesting rumour: Sony is about to announce a price drop for its PlayStation 3 console alongside a release date for PlayStation Vita. UK trade retailer MCV posted and quickly rescinded a story claiming the PS3 is set to drop to £199.99 in the UK. Thankfully we grabbed a...


  • News Scratch That, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is Out 8th July

    Taxiing for approach

    Confused why you couldn't find a copy of Air Conflicts: Secret Wars in Europe last week? Probably because it's not released yet, despite proclamations to the contrary. The game was delayed from its original 1st July release date to this Friday, 8th July, when it'll land on the PlayStation Move runway. We're already putting the...

  • News Get Grease on Your PlayStation Move This November

    Shake and shimmy with Sandy

    The inexplicably popular musical Grease is coming to PlayStation Move later this year, with UK publisher 505 Games planning to unleash it on the Christmas crowds on 4th November. Last year the game released on Nintendo Wii to less than glowing reviews, but earlier this year 505 promised an improved Grease for Sony's...

  • Out Today Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (UK)

    Shoot for the skies

    Today Move finally becomes a flight stick as Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is released across the UK, with a European release to follow in two weeks. The World War I and II aerial combat game takes to the skies with 3DTV support and the ability to use Move to pilot 16 aircraft through nearly 50 missions. We've taken possession of a...



  • News PlayStation Move Up for Big Technical Innovation Award

    Will it beat Kinect?

    Prestigious UK industry magazine Develop has announced the list of nominees for its upcoming awards ceremony, and PlayStation Move is up for the Technical Innovation category where it competes against Kinect for Xbox 360. One of Move's biggest successes so far, Killzone 3 is also up for a well deserved Visual Arts award, and...


  • News Killzone 3 Beats Bulletstorm to Top UK Charts

    Gunning down opponents

    The long-awaited Killzone 3 blew up all-comers in the UK charts this week, outselling every other game to make it all the way to the top. The week's other high-profile release was Epic Games' multiplatform Bulletstorm which, in its Xbox 360-exclusive Epic Edition comes with beta access to Gears of War 3, but not even the...


  • News Amazon Announces The Acquisition Of LOVEFiLM

    Amazon's announced that they've acquired the European-based DVD-rental (and streaming) service LOVEFiLM for an undisclosed amount

    LOVEFiLM launched an application on the PlayStation 3 late last year. According to VentureBeat, Amazon went ahead with the purpose because of the company's streaming solutions. Apparently, with 20 percent of the service's movies available digitally, Amazon jumped at the..

  • News A Few UK Bundles for LittleBigPlanet 2, With Love from Sackboy

    Grab a console or Starter Pack

    LittleBigPlanet 2 is on course for a big debut when it reaches PS3 owners later this month, but if you're in the UK and haven't yet got a PlayStation Move Starter Pack – or, more importantly, a PlayStation 3 – there are a few packages on the way to cater for your needs. Game is offering a 320GB PS3 with the game...

  • News HMV Nabs UK Exclusive on Killzone 3: Helghast Edition

    Preorders start today

    UK gamers keen on picking up the special Helghast Edition of Killzone 3 will have to heed His Master's Voice, as retailer HMV has announced it has the exclusive on the limited edition title. Available to preorder online or in-store today, the Helghast Edition will set you back £112.33 and contains a stack of exclusive content...


  • News Sony Launches Move Software Deal Across UK

    Buy one, get one half price

    Several online retailers in North America have offered cut price Move software, but now Sony's UK wing has launched a marketwide buy one, get one half price mechanic on its Move software. Major retailers including Game and Gamestation are both participating in the offer, so now might be a good chance to stock up on some...


  • News Sony Launches £14m Advert Campaign to Counteract Kinect Effect

    Will have sold 500,000 Moves in UK by Christmas

    With six days before Kinect for Xbox 360 lands in the UK, Sony has kicked off a high-profile advertising campaign for its own motion controller across the country. Sony's spending £14m to reach three major audiences: families, social players and core gamers. It's formed partnerships with Channel 4,...

  • News Get More from Your Workout with Mel B's Accessories

    Workout mat and weights

    Get Fit with Mel B is out now in North America, but any UK-based readers with one eye on making the most of their fitness experience might want to check out these performance-enhancing accessories available from Blaze. Officially endorsed by both Mel B and Fitness First, the BLAZE Fitness First Wrist & Ankle weights are...


  • News This Week's UK All-Formats Chart Light on Move Games

    Down from seven to five

    It's that time of the week again: the UK sales charts are in and it's time to see how the Move is faring in software sales. Last week's line-up saw seven titles across the top 40, whereas this week sees a slimmed-down proportion with five motion-supported titles in the chart. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is the biggest-selling...

  • News More Move Games Break Into UK Chart

    EyePet and Resident Evil 5 jump in

    Sports Champions continues to be the biggest-selling Move-specific title, occupying 7th position in the UK all-formats game charts, but it's not the only Move-enabled title hanging around the charts, with two titles re-entering this week. EyePet: Move Edition brought the monkey-cat-dog creature back to the charts...


  • News Sports Champions Outsells Guitar Hero 6 to Stick in UK Top 5

    Slight dip for flagship title whilst others climb

    Sports Champions made it to number 2 in the UK charts in its first weekend of sale, a surprising but pleasing achievement for Sony's top Move title. Now the perennial slew of high-profile releases has begun in earnest, with last week seeing F1 2010, Dead Rising 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock all...

  • News Sports Champions Grabs the Silver Medal in UK Charts

    Only outsold by Halo: Reach

    It probably wouldn't be unfair to say the European Move launch line-up wasn't exactly full to the brim with must-have new releases, but one title that obviously stood out from the crowd was Sports Champions, as it raced to the second slot in the UK All-Formats Charts. No other Move new release featured in the Top Ten,...


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