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Black Ops 2 makes it five weeks atop UK charts, Agent 47 sneaks into second

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has matched Lego Batman 2's 2012 streak of five weeks in the top spot of Chart-Track's UK sales rankings. Black Ops 2 sales were actually up 14 percent last week, so it'll likely make that sixth week from a vantage point, unless FIFA 13 rallies. FIFA games typically...

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UK video game tax relief hinges on passing this 'cultural test'

The UK government outlined a "cultural test" that video games developed in the region must meet for the studio to qualify for tax relief, as part of the industry overhaul begun earlier this year. A game must earn 16 points to receive the tax break, with points awarded for such criteria as being...

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Black Ops 2 stays top dog in UK, Far Cry 3 maintains second place

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has now held the top spot on the UK charts for four consecutive weeks, joining FIFA 12, FIFA 13 and Lego Batman 2, which have all accomplished the same feat in 2012. Branding, branding, branding! Far Cry 3's strong reviews haven't hurt it any, as the shooter (and best...

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Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 2 not budging from UK top spot, Wii U launches

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is staying right where it is, enjoying the high vantage point atop the UK charts for a third week in a row. Sales of the shooter were down 35 percent from the previous week, but loss was mitigated due to the debut of the Wii U version. Far Cry 3 was the big debut of the...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 tops in UK, Hitman: Absolution debuts in second

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 maintained its top spot on the UK charts, despite a sales drop of 81 percent. However, when you're the fourth largest game launch of all time in the UK, you've likely got a decent buffer. Chart-Track also noted sales are actually up 15 percent from last year's Call of...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is 4th biggest UK launch of all time

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launched across the globe last week and, as sure as the Queen combines her corgis like Voltron into one giant corgi to ride around the palace, the game debuted in the top spot. We're not projecting the right gravitas here. The game didn't just premiere at the top spot in...

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Say 'allo, 'allo to Halo 4 in UK top spot

Halo 4 grabbed the top spot on the UK charts, but it did so showing the hesitancy everyone had about the franchise's new custodian. According to Chart-Track, Halo 4, the first installment by Microsoft's 343 Industries, was the 18th biggest launch in terms of first week sales. Halo 3 and Halo:...

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Assassin's Creed 3 is second biggest launch of year in UK

Red-coat murder simulator Assassin's Creed 3 is publisher Ubisoft's biggest launch ever in the UK. According to Chart-Track, along with the previously mentioned achievement, AC3 is also the second biggest launch of the year (behind FIFA 13, natch). This fifth installment in the franchise (1, 2,...

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter unseats FIFA on UK charts

Shock and awe, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which is receiving some of the worst reviews of the season so far, took first place in the UK last week. This is either a sign of the media's impotence or a hat tip to the brilliance of publisher EA that it withheld review copies until launch. A similar...

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FIFA fo fum, we see sales of Skylanders to English mums

Welcome to the fourth consecutive week of FIFA 13 topping the UK Charts. No need to feign surprise. Also, don't expect FIFA's run to end by next week, unless Medal of Honor: Warfighter shocks and awes us all. Then again... there's always Forza: Horizon. Racing games can be a wild card on the UK...

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