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Last night, Theresa May survived the first vote of no confidence against a Conservative party leader since 2003. The vote, which came down 200—117 in favour of May, was first triggered on Tuesday night after the threashold of 48 of her own MPs was reached filing letters calling for a new Conservative party leader.
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, a cross party group of influential MPs, have launched a new inquiry into ‘immersive and addictive technologies’. The inquiry seeks to examine the development of immersive technologies, such as Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR respectively), and the potential impact they could have in the worlds of sport, entertainment and news.
More concerning is that how the inquiry also seeks to investigate the ‘addictive nature”' of ‘some technologies’ and how they can affect “users’ engagement with gaming and social media”.
‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ debuts at No1 with the biggest ever launch for a Switch game, bigger than the recent combined launch of the Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee titles.
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ remains at No2 while ‘FIFA 19’ drops from top spot to No3. Switch console hardware bundling alongside the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate helps give ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ a boost, up from No9 to No5.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 48 by Reflection.
We are thrilled to announce that Ukie’s Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation programme, will receive £200,000 from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as announced today by Creative Industries Minister Margot James at Dudley College.
After the Black Friday storm of last week ‘FIFA 19’ manages to hold on to top spot in the All Formats chart, however ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ is hot on its heels, climbing one place to No2.
‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ moves out of contention, slipping one place to No3. The only new release to break in to the Top 40 this week is ‘Darksiders III’, debuting at No32.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 47 by Reflection.
The government’s latest economic figures gave more evidence of the strength of the UK’s games industry, showing that the sector grew from £996m to £1.069bn in 2016 – 2017, and a huge 148.9% since 2010. The games industry figure was part of the bigger Creative Industries sector that broke the 100 billion pound mark for the first time, moving from £94.8bn in 2016 to £101.5bn in 2017, accounting for 5.5% of total UK GVA.
Huge ‘Black Friday’ sales propel ‘FIFA 19’ back to the top of the All Formats Chart, climbing from No5.
Sales of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ are up significantly, however it has to settle for second place ahead of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ which makes way, down one place to No3. ‘Battlefield V’ debuts at No4 ahead of two more Black Friday promoted games: ‘Forza Horizon 4’ at No5 and ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ at No6.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 46 by Reflection.