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PES 2015's pre-order bonuses build your team of the year

Those that pre-order Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 in the UK will receive some bonus goodies, Konami revealed. The pre-order exclusives are for the game's new My Club mode, which stands as an overhauled version of the series' Master League management mode. My Club brings microtransactions to the soccer...

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Nintendo opens UK web store with free delivery in this, our year of Luigi

If you're a resident of the United Kingdom and would prefer to put your money directly into Luigi's pocket, rather than into the coffers of big business, you now have the option of doing so, as the Nintendo UK Online Store has opened for business. The shop offers the expected range of Wii U...

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Free Forza 5 option for Xbox One 'Day One Edition' UK pre-orders

Several UK retailers are offering a choice between FIFA 14 or Forza Motorsport 5 when pre-ordering an Xbox One "Day One Edition" console, including Amazon UK, ShopTo and, with an oddly sold-out listing, GAME. Previously, all Xbox One "Day One Edition" pre-orders in Europe secured a copy of FIFA 14....

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PSA: Get a free 3DS eShop game when you buy an XL in Europe

If you live across the pond and have heavily considered bringing a 3DS XL into your life, you might want to do so within the next 10 days. New 3DS XL units registered with the Nintendo Network between now and Tuesday, January 15 can download any one of the following five eShop titles for free: ...

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Activision UK managing director Peter Hepworth leaves company

Peter Hepworth has been with Activision in the UK for years now, first answering the call of duty (sorry!) back in 2005. Hepworth would assume various roles during his tenure, starting as CFO of Europe and eventually taking over as UK managing director in August of 2011, the current position he has...

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UK game sales down 17% in 2012, digital crosses £1 billion for first time

The UK's Entertainment Retailers' Association has released its final report for 2012, and video game sales in that country are down more than 17 percent. Total entertainment sales, including music and movie sales, are down by about 12 percent. The culprit seems to be physical sales, with video game...

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Kickstarter now an option for UK game developers

Indie developers looking for free money from Americans no longer have to rob tourists at knife point in the busy London Underground (not that any lovely Brits would do such a thing), as Kickstarter has now established itself in the United Kingdom. Rather than being separated into their own website,...

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UK retail software sales last week lowest since records began

Software sales in the UK at retail last week were the lowest since records started being kept, generating £8.4 million. MCV reports that 394,688 games were sold last week, according to data provided by Chart-Track. Several factors could be contributing to last week's soft retail sales, but...

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Modern Warfare 3 ad too violent for UK soccer time

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has placed restrictions on an ad for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, reports MCV. The ASA took exception to the copious gunfire, explosions and the depiction of "New York under military assault" – you know, Call of Duty stuff. The ad originally aired...

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Activision employing Team17 co-founder to create mobile studio in UK

After shutting down Bizarre Creations last February and restructuring DJ Hero studio Freestyle Games, Activision's reach in the UK was recessed for the past year. But with a renewed mobile push at Activision, the publisher is now looking to build a new studio across the Atlantic – and Team17...

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