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Sniper Elite 3 zooms up UK charts

EA Sports' UFC managed one week as the British king of the ring, but it failed to spot Sniper Elite 3 lurking in the audience. Rebellion's shooter displaced the fighter this week, marking the series' second time on top of the UK charts. Incidentally, how would you camouflage at a UFC event? What...

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More than half of UK studios employ four people or fewer

Small game development studios are on the rise in the UK, as trade body TIGA revealed that 59 percent of all UK studios employ a permanent staff of four employees or fewer. The number is a significant jump from TIGA's report last year, which found that 50 percent of UK studios had similarly...

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Enter the dragon: EA Sports UFC is new champion of UK charts

EA Sports UFC toppled Watch Dogs to became the new UK No. 1 this week. The Ubisoft game hacked down competition for three weeks running, but the first UFC under EA's care proved too strong an opponent to make it four on the bounce. As for the rest of the charts, things are a bit slow in the...

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UK court rules against Nintendo in patent infringement case

A UK court has found Nintendo's reasons for creating devices with both a camera and motion-sensing technology "unconvincing," and has ruled against the house that Mario built in a patent infringement case brought forward by electronics company Philips. The decision impacts the Wii and Wii U...

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Watch Dogs still top dog in UK, despite the World Cup

The UK is still barking mad for Watch Dogs, even at the start of the World Cup. The footie tourney helped 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil surge to second in the charts, but it couldn't stop Ubisoft's big dog from notching its third No. 1 in a row. No surprises it's otherwise a quiet week for the UK...

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UK charts: Watch Dogs hacks up records, Mario Kart 8 boosts Wii U

Watch out Glenn Beck, because Watch Dogs is turning Brits into hackers too. The Ubisoft game broke the UK charts record for most copies sold by a new intellectual property at launch, toppling previous holder L.A Noire by a chunky 58 percent. No surprises it's Ubi's biggest ever week 1 seller in the...

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Wolfenstein enjoys 2014's second-biggest debut in the UK

Wolfenstein is only second to Titanfall for first-week UK sales in 2014, after notching a quarter of the country's physical software sales last week. Even more impressively, that translates into 36 percent of all revenue for the week. The New Order in the UK charts has MachineGames' shooter on...

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Nintendo UK's online store stocks merchandise, turns Brits into goomba-heads

Nintendo UK's online store is spreading its P-wings by introducing merchandise to its virtual shelves. The new line of products include clothes, figurines, console accessories and game guides, and includes items previously limited to outside of Europe. There's some fun stuff in there, including...

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UK Charts: Titanfall respawns on top, Bound by Flame hits 12th

New releases have dried up ahead of May's big hitters, and right now the UK charts are more static than The Last Guardian's Wikipedia page. Titanfall retakes top spot from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, although it's hardly a plummet to the pavement for old Spidey; Activision's tie-in game stays as high...

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Like a streak of light, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives as UK No. 1

Is he strong? Not really going by our review, but that hasn't stopped The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from taking top slot in the UK charts. Our spider sense tingled that Titanfall's reign would come to an end in May, but we thought it might happen a bit later. Oh well. If we swing by a bit lower there...

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