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News: FIFA 15 Scores Again at Top of UK Chart

FIFA 15 Scores Again at Top of UK Chart

Holds off some big attacks

EA's FIFA 15 has held on to the top spot in the UK chart for a third week, despite taking a 60% drop in sales week-on-week. The game held off strong challenges from Alien: Isolation which jumped in to second position, with Sony's disappointing DriveClub only taking the number five spot in its debut week. Forza Horizon 2...

News: FIFA 14 Leads First Full UK Xbox One Chart

FIFA 14 Leads First Full UK Xbox One Chart

Forza crosses the line in second

The first full GFK Chart-Track official UK Xbox One chart has been released, and it makes for interesting reading. This isn't the first chart ever though, since Call of Duty: Ghosts was released early, meaning that it was included in a chart all on its own last week (it slips to #4 today.) This is the first full...

News: Grid 2 Rolls Into UK Number One Spot

Grid 2 Rolls Into UK Number One Spot

FIFA 13 STILL in second position.

Codemasters have managed to score their first UK number one since 2010, with Grid 2 taking the honours this week. The first game - Race Driver: Grid - only managed to get to second position when it was launched five years ago, but even with that in mind, launch week sales for Grid 2 are 29% lower than for that...

News: UK Chart: Metro Guns Into Top Position

UK Chart: Metro Guns Into Top Position

Last Light stands proud.

The formerly doomed Metro: Last Light has climbed to the top of the UK All Formats Chart in its debut week, pushing Dead Island: Riptide down to 2nd place.The game nearly sunk without a trace with former publisher THQ, but the publishing rights were snapped up by Deep Silver during the liquidation auction. And it was a savvy...

News: Buy Disneyland Adventures, Raise Money for Charity

Buy Disneyland Adventures, Raise Money for Charity

Only at ASDA

Here's a UK deal to warm the cockles of your heart: buy Kinect Disneyland Adventures at ASDA between now and 30th April and Microsoft will donate 15% of its purchase price to Make-A-Wish. Either shop in store or buy Kinect Disneyland Adventures online and start making a difference. Want to know if the game's worth a go? Read our Kinect...

News: BBFC Dates Steel Battalion for June Release

BBFC Dates Steel Battalion for June Release

Update: Capcom confirms

Update: Capcom has confirmed Steel Battalion will launch in Europe on 22nd June and 19th June in North America. We’re pleased to confirm Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor will be available exclusively for Xbox 360 on June 19 in North America and June 22 across European territories. Taking full advantage of Kinect for Xbox 360,...

News: Start Your Summer with Summer Stars on 1st June

Start Your Summer with Summer Stars on 1st June

But will it be hot stuff?

Deep Silver has announced it'll release Summer Stars for Kinect on 1st June 2012. The summer sports game — which also supports a regular controller for all you couch potatoes out there — comes with 18 disciplines, including archery, mountain biking, swimming and throwing. With SEGA's London 2012 — The Official Video...

News: Kinect Star Wars Release Date Confirmed

Kinect Star Wars Release Date Confirmed

No, not May 4th

In a missed opportunity of synergy, Kinect Star Wars won't release on May 4th, with a UK release date confirmed for 3rd April 2012. The game will carry a full RRP of £39.99 and launch alongside the limited edition Star Wars Xbox 360 console we exclusively revealed in July 2011. Microsoft also revealed a little more about the...

News: Kinect Sports Darts Champ: "I'm Having Doughnuts Tonight!"

Kinect Sports Darts Champ: "I'm Having Doughnuts Tonight!"

Reach for the stars

It's the classic underdog story. Xbox 360 fan Jon "Jam Boy" Mullins took on reigning PDC world champion Adrian Lewis at a high pressure match of Kinect Sports: Season Two darts. Keeping his cool to narrowly defeat the champion, Mullins' victory cry erupted over the tension: I’m over the moon. I’m having doughnuts...

News: EA Details Mass Effect 3 Pre-Order Bonuses

EA Details Mass Effect 3 Pre-Order Bonuses

Shepard's delight

Now 2011 is over and done with we can start looking forward to some of the big Kinect-enabled games of 2012, and they don't come much bigger than Mass Effect 3. EA and BioWare have just revealed the in-game content you'll receive for pre-ordering the game at participating retailers — so GAME or Gamestation in the UK, GameStop or...

News: Put Your Darts Skills On the Line with Kinect Contest

Put Your Darts Skills On the Line with Kinect Contest

Can you hit the bullseye?

Microsoft is giving UK gamers the chance to put their darts skills on the line with a new Kinect Sports: Season Two competition. To enter, download the free Kinect Sports darts Gamerpic before Sunday 18th December and play a single-player darts match on Live between 1pm and 5pm on 7th or 8th January. Three players will be...

News: Kinect Voted Gadget of the Year at T3 Awards

Kinect Voted Gadget of the Year at T3 Awards

Nabs two gongs

Say what you like about Kinect's catalogue of games: the technology itself is still impressive, and the readers of technology magazine T3 agree, having recently voted it Gadget of the Year. Around 960,000 votes were cast in the awards, with Microsoft's sensor netting the coveted top prize over Nintendo's 3DS, the iPhone 4, Amazon...

News: Kinectimals Now with Bears - Now with More Bears

Kinectimals Now with Bears - Now with More Bears

Yes, even more

Kinect launch hit Kinectimals is getting a new upgrade in the shape of Kinectimals Now with Bears, released on 14th October. Microsoft is teaming up with leading cub-stuffer Build-A-Bear Workshop to promote the game with some new exclusive toys. The chain will be offering four collectible bears starting at £15 each. Like the earlier...

News: Xbox Tours UK with Your Kinect Experience Tour

Xbox Tours UK with Your Kinect Experience Tour

Starts next week

If you haven't had chance to try out Kinect yet, or want to see some of the latest games on the way, Microsoft's UK division is bringing it to you with a new tour that kicks off on 29th September. The tour, named Your Kinect Experience, starts next week at the Metro Centre in Gateshead, before taking in London and Birmingham's...

News: Nyko Zoom Reaches United Kingdom Next Month

Nyko Zoom Reaches United Kingdom Next Month

Take a closer look

The Nyko Zoom add-on for Kinect is causing quite a stir in North America at the moment — our US wing is preparing for a full review soon — but Britons need not feel left out, as the space-saving attachment will make it across the pond in October. Interactive Ideas is one of the distributors preparing to provide the accessory...

News: Kinect Sports: Season Two - You Ask the Questions!

Kinect Sports: Season Two - You Ask the Questions!

We want your input

Excited about Kinect Sports: Season Two's release later this year? Have burning questions for developer Rare that simply must be answered? Then we have the perfect situation for you. We'll be speaking with the creative minds behind development team Rare in the near future and want to arrive with a bundle of your questions. Want to...