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Epic Games and Microsoft’s ‘Gears of War 3’ claims the top spot this week with the biggest launch of the year so far. The finale of the Gears of War trilogy was close to selling as much as the combined launch weeks of the two previous iterations and makes it the 7th largest Xbox 360 launch to date (12th largest individual format launch). This means that Codemasters new entry ‘F1 2011’ has to settle for 2nd place and last week’s No1, Deep Silver’s ‘Dead Island’ (-54%), is now down to No3. 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+7%) just keeps on going with a 7% increase in sales, stepping up from No
UKIE is pleased to announce that the 2011 AGM will be held at Warner Bros (Holborn 1 Theatre) at 98 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8WB on Friday 4th November from 13:00. All UKIE members are welcome to attend, please confirm your attendance to Claire.email@example.com.
The running schedule for the day is:
Following on from its success last year, UKIE has once again taken a stand at all three party political Conferences. UKIE is the interactive entertainment industry’s lead voice to MPs and policy makers and the Deputy Prime Minister was one of many MPs to visit UKIE’s stand at this year’s Liberal Democrat Party Conference.
Deep Silver’s ‘Dead Island’ holds on to No1 in the All Formats Chart, selling more in 2 weeks than any other Deep Silver title has sold in its lifetime. The Xbox 360 version remains the biggest selling version, but its share has dropped from 68% to 51%, while PS3’s share has gone up from 29% to 47%, overtaking ‘Resistance 3’ at the top of the PS3 Full Price chart. There is also no change at No2, despite sales of THQ’s ‘Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine’ dropping by 52%. After last week’s 4 new entries in the Top 10, this week we have to settle for just one title entering the Top 40: Sony’s
We’ve not had 4 new releases in the Top 10 since week 13 this year (with the launch of ‘Zumba Fitness’ on Wii and multi-format titles ‘Shift 2: Unleashed’, ‘Tiger Woods PGA 12’ & ‘WWE All Stars’), but this week even sees 3 new titles within the Top 5. Debuting at No1 is Deep Silver/Koch’s highly anticipated ‘Dead Island’ for 360/PS3/PC from Polish indie developer Techland (also recently in the charts with ‘Call of Juarez: The Cartel’ 360/PS3-PC version new this week).
Square Enix and Eidos’ ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ (-46%) has held off Ubisoft’s new release ‘Driver: San Francisco’ despite nearly halving in sales from last week’s opening gambit to claim a second week at No1. Just like Deus Ex, it’s another rejuvenation of a franchise having been over four years since the last iteration in the Driver series (Driver 76 on PSP and Driver: Parallel Lines on Wii and PC were both released in 2007) with the Xbox 360 just ahead of the PS3 taking 53% of the share to PS3’s 46%. 505 Games’ two titles, ‘Zumba Fitness’ ( -19%) and ‘Rugby World Cup 2011’ (-30%), co
PEGI S.A., the organisation that manages the pan‐European age rating system for video games, today announced that PEGI Express, a new rating process specifically designed for mobile platforms, is now available for games for the Windows Phone platform.
After more than 7 years, Deus Ex returns to the All Formats Chart in style as Square and Eidos Montreal’s ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ debuts at No1, just 26,000 units short of outperforming previous title Deus Ex: Invisible War’s lifetime sales in just 2 days. Xbox 360 is the format of choice with a 57% share, followed by PS3 with 31% and PC 13%. 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (-10%) has to settle for No2, putting an end to its impressive uninterrupted run at the top. It would have only needed one more week to have equalled the longest ever uninterrupted run at No1, held by ‘FIFA: Road to th
Next Gen. Skills Recruiting Campaign Manager – £20k for six month, fixed-term contract (£40k per annum pro-rated for six months)
Building on the recommendations of the Livingstone-Hope Skills Review, Next Gen Skills is a new coalition of businesses who believe that the next generation need to be better equipped with the skills needed to grow the UK’s economy in a digital world.
Next Gen Skills is campaigning for:
The Future Games contest is being run by IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board programme, for the University of Abertay Dundee to provide small companies with up to £25,000 in grant funding for the development of prototypes that use games technology in new ways. The winning applicants will also benefit from having their technologies trialled with consumers, providing valuable feedback before they launch.