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Edinburgh Interactive has announced details and participants for this year’s two days of FREE Public sessions in The Great Scottish Hall at The Radisson Blu Hotel on The Royal Mile, kicking off next Thursday at 10:00am.
Ian Livingstone, Clive Robert, Ken Fee, Nicholas Lovell, Graham Brown-Martin, Jo Twist and Derek Robertson are just a few of the great speakers we have scheduled to participate at this year’s two days of public sessions starting next Thursday.
505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+16%) just won’t quit, easily ahead of the rest of the pack at the top of the All Formats Chart again this week (outselling the next four titles combined!). This means that it has now had an impressive 8 consecutive weeks at No1. Even more impressive is it’s total of 11 weeks at the top which puts it in joint 3rd place (with two FIFA titles, FIFA: Road To The World Cup 98 and FIFA Soccer '96), although there’s still a long way to go to beat Who Wants To Be A Millionaire which had 18 weeks at No1 and Wii Fit which had 16 weeks.
Mark Gerhard, CEO of Jagex, will be speaking at this year’s Edinburgh interactive conference.
In his session, entitled The Multiplayer Revolution, Mark champions multiplayer online games as the future king of the industry. With the explosive popularity of multiplayer games coupled with the massive advances in internet connectivity, Mark explains that the future is in fact already here, that gamers themselves have already evolved, and explores why the industry is desperately playing catch up.
505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+5%) celebrates 6 consecutive weeks at No1 on the All Formats Top 40 (All Prices), giving it a total of 9 weeks at the top since the launch of the hugely successful Wii version. The title claims 17 straight weeks at No1 on the Wii Full Price Chart and in terms of unbroken weeks this is 3rd behind ‘Just Dance 2’ (23 weeks unbroken) and ‘Wii Fit’ (19 unbroken / 44 in total).
PEGI S.A., the organisation that manages the pan-European age rating system for video game content, has published its free app for the Windows Phone 7 platform. The app offers an accessible way to browse the database of all the video games that have a received a PEGI rating (over 16,000 and counting). It is available in 11 languages, featuring extended consumer advice about the game and the type of content as well as external game review content from the Eurogamer network.
STV chief Rob Woodward, will give his views at Edinburgh Interactive 2011.
Rob Woodward, CEO of STV, has signed up to speak at this year’s Edinburgh Interactive session ‘Interactive TV. The Future of the Games Industry’ on Friday 12th August at The Radisson Blue Hotel on The Royal Mile.
Rob Woodward said, “Television will continue to be the primary route to connecting to a mass market for the foreseeable future. The future action is around the move from TV viewing as a passive activity, to TV participation being an active activity”
GamesIndustry.biz, the world’s leading games industry publication, is delighted to announce it has partnered with UKIE, TIGA and BAFTA for this year’s GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair.
Taking place as part of the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court from September 22-25, this year’s Career Fair has a fresh new direction with a focus on education and skills.
505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (-24%) celebrates 5 consecutive weeks at No1, giving it a total of 8 weeks at the top since the launch of the hugely successful Wii version. ‘Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2’ fails to cast its spell on the charts, debuting at No7. It’s by far the lowest ever sales in a launch week for a Harry Potter game, despite charting higher than ‘Part 1’ which came in at No20 in November 2010. It’s a happier story for Activision Blizzard’s film tie-in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ (Xbox 360/PS3) which climbs one place to No2 with only a 6% drop in sales.