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Review: Defiance, PS3, £29.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Defiance, PS3, £29.99

3:30pm Friday 19th April 2013

Ambition is a huge virtue in the crowded world of mass-market console experiences.

BFI appointed to look after games tax relief

4:36pm Monday 25th February 2013

The UK government has appointed the British Film Institute to administer the cultural test for games tax relief.

PlayStation 4 unveiling is praised by gaming body

9:53am Friday 22nd February 2013

A videogame body has welcomed news that Sony is set to release the PlayStation 4 later this year.

Colonial Marines, Xbox 360, £37.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]

1:25pm Friday 15th February 2013

More space shooting is on the horizon, as Aliens: Colonial Marines drafts you into a United States Colonial Marine squad preparing to face an Aliens assault more intense and horrific than ever before.

Scribblenauts Unlimited, Wii U, £44.99

1:28pm Friday 15th February 2013

Scribblenauts Unlimited sits somewhere comfortably between game and software demonstration, holding a vast vocabulary in its back-end that players can draw upon to conjure almost any object or person their brain can come up with.

Review: Dead Space 3, PS3, £39.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead Space *Xbox 360 *£49.99

1:20pm Friday 15th February 2013

The Dead Space duo to date has caused a massive stir in the console world, delivering an awesome intergalactic pair of adventures that thrilled and chilled in equal measure.

Review: Dead Rising 2, PS3, £14.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Dead Rising 2, PS3, £14.99

10:56am Friday 1st February 2013

A true console zombie-fest, Dead Rising 2: Off The Record sees Frank West, photo journalist and original hero of Dead Rising’s Willamette incident, take centre stage as gamers get a different perspective on the Fortune City outbreak.

Review: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, PS3

10:53am Friday 1st February 2013

The Resident Evil series has so often sought to push the boundaries of survival horror gaming.

Review: The Avengers: Battle For Earth, Wii U

10:48am Friday 1st February 2013

Fancy escaping the humdrum of regular life, in exchange for an outrageous, superhuman fighting challenge?

Greater numbers of women now work in gaming

11:08am Monday 21st January 2013

More women are working in the videogame industry than ever before in the UK, a new survey has found.

Review: The Walking Dead, XBox 360

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: The Walking Dead, XBox 360

4:09pm Friday 11th January 2013

It’s astounding to see that this quality of video game is available for the price of a sandwich, bag of crisps and a drink at lunch time.

Review: Trials Evolution, Xbox 360, 1,200 Microsoft Points

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Trials Evolution, Xbox 360, 1,200 Microsoft Points

4:11pm Friday 11th January 2013

The original Xbox Live edition of Trials HD set an incredible benchmark for downloadable content, with production values as high as the awesome two-wheeled stunt jumps performed in the game.

Review: Journey, PS3, £9.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Journey, PS3, £9.99

4:08pm Friday 11th January 2013

There are some game experiences that you will simply never forget. Journey is one of them.

Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown, PC, £20

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown, PC, £20

4:44pm Friday 4th January 2013

Strategy games have come on in leaps and bounds since 1994, when the first XCOM title was released, and there may only be a pocketful of gamers who remember the original with the fondness it deserves.

Review: Dishonored, PS3, £24

4:43pm Friday 4th January 2013

In a gaming world of generic shooters that have created a fog of mediocrity, Dishonored stood out this year as a simply brilliant first-person action game, which thrust you into the role of a supernatural assassin driven by a thirst for revenge.

Review: Far Cry 3, PS3, £22.49

4:42pm Friday 4th January 2013

The Far Cry franchise has delighted and frustrated in equal measure in its first two outings, but finally everything has come together for this third island expedition.

Wii U shows enduring evidence of the games industry’s creativity and popularity

12:00pm Wednesday 19th December 2012

The Wii U, tablet and smartphone devices are further evidence of the games industry’s creativity and popularity, a leading gaming organisation says.

Kickstarter can "produce a flourishing creative sector"

10:28am Wednesday 19th December 2012

The gaming industry says the number of new UK projects on Kickstarter shows that the site has the potential to improve access to finance for games developers.

Review: ZombiU, Wii U, £43.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: ZombiU, Wii U, £43.99

4:38pm Friday 14th December 2012

FOR a launch title, ZombiU will succeed in showcasing just what the dual-screen action of the new console can achieve, as well as scaring the living daylights out of you.

Creative industries to be boosted by 25 per cent tax relief

2:19pm Wednesday 5th December 2012

The UK games industry said today that the commitment to introduce a 25 per cent tax relief for video games development, animation and high end television production would provide a powerful boost to the creative industries.

Review: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, PS3, £32.99

3:14pm Friday 30th November 2012

Magical paintbrushes at the ready, as we return to the magical world of Disney for another action-packed adventure with Mickey and friends.

Review: Lego Lord Of The Rings, Xbox 360, £34.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Lego Lord Of The Rings, Xbox 360, £34.99

3:04pm Friday 30th November 2012

Just as the ever-popular kids’ building bricks have elongated the gaming lifespans of the Star Wars, Batman and Harry Potter franchises

Lancashire game developers urged to fill out survey

2:07pm Thursday 8th November 2012

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, is surveying UK games developers on the issues surrounding copyright and their attitudes to it.

Review: Stitches (18)

Lancashire Telegraph: Ross Noble

3:56pm Friday 26th October 2012

Richard Grindle is a sleazy clown working the children’s party circuit in Ireland under his stage name Stitches.

Review: 007 Legends, PS3, £37.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: 007 Legends, PS3, £37.99

3:51pm Friday 26th October 2012

THE console iteration of James Bond will struggle to ever release itself from the shackles of the peerless Nintendo 64 shooter GoldenEye.

Review: Doom 3: BFG Edition, Xbox 360

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Doom 3: BFG Edition, Xbox 360

3:48pm Friday 26th October 2012

‘Genre defining’ isn’t a term you can throw around glibly in a saturated shooter market.

Review: Enemy Unknown, PS3

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Enemy Unknown, PS3

3:46pm Friday 26th October 2012

Strategy games have come on in leaps and bounds since 1994, when XCOM was first released, and there may only be a pocketful of gamers who remember the original with the fondness it deserves.

The iPad Mini will be great for games developers, says experts

9:54am Thursday 25th October 2012

Videogame body TIGA says it welcomes the introduction of the new iPad Mini – and says the 7.9 inch screen ensures developers will not have to worry about reconfiguring their games.

Review: Pokemon Black 2, Nintendo DS

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Pokemon Black 2, Nintendo DS

3:10pm Friday 19th October 2012

The Pokemon juggernaut keeps rolling on and, two years since the last significant release, Pokemon Black 2 gives fans of the series the opportunity to explore new areas, discover gyms with new leaders and see how everything has changed in the intervening period.

Review: The Journey, Xbox 360

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: The Journey, Xbox 360

3:06pm Friday 19th October 2012

It’s probably fair to describe the Fable franchise as a bit of a Marmite experience - you either love it or hate it.

Review: Dishonoured, PS3

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Dishonoured, PS3

3:04pm Friday 19th October 2012

In a gaming world of generic shooters that have created a fog of mediocrity, Dishonored stands out as a simply brilliant first-person action game, which thrusts you into the role of a supernatural assassin driven by a thirst for revenge.

What's on: NBA 2K13, Xbox 360, £34.99

Lancashire Telegraph: What's on: NBA 2K13, Xbox 360, £34.99

4:47pm Friday 12th October 2012

WITH more than 5million copies sold worldwide and more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards won, NBA 2K12 was another monster release for the biggest NBA video game around.

Review: Way Of The Samurai 4, PS3, £39.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Way Of The Samurai 4, PS3, £39.99

4:46pm Friday 12th October 2012

THE Way Of The Samurai series has never fully sparked into life, so this fourth attempt must be seen as something of a last chance saloon.

Review: Resident Evil 6, PS3, £37.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Resident Evil 6, PS3, £37.99

4:43pm Friday 12th October 2012

SPIN-offs aside, Resident Evil 4 represented the franchise’s finest hour and 2010’s fifth outing felt like something of a step backwards, so how does the sixth creep-fest fare?

Kickstarter welcomed in the UK by games developers

12:20pm Friday 12th October 2012

US crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter will launch in the UK at the end of the month.UK ‘creators’ can establish their project now on the website, and will be given the go-ahead to launch their campaigns on October 31.

TIGA defines the term 'videogame': do you agree?

7:00am Wednesday 10th October 2012

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK videogames industry, is arguing for a precise definition of a videogame which would be useful ahead of the implementation of games tax relief.

Developers asked to fill in games cultural test survey

9:03am Tuesday 9th October 2012

TIGA launches cultural test survey TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has today published an online survey to canvas the opinion of developers and digital publishers on the cultural test aspect of Games Tax Relief.

TIGA warns against late payment in gaming industry

10:17am Tuesday 25th September 2012

Companies operating in the videogame sector are being urged to sign up to the Prompt Payment Code in order to tackle the problem of late payment of commercial debt.

The Halo Festival of Games for Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph: The Halo Festival of Games for Rossendale

1:55pm Friday 21st September 2012

A VIDEO game developer has revealed his ambition for a computer games and animation festival inspired by a rural sculpture.

Review: Killing Them Softly (18)

Lancashire Telegraph: DEADLY MISSION Brad Pitt

4:19pm Friday 21st September 2012

Crime does pay and the price tag is your life in Killing Them Softly, an artfully composed, slow-burning crime thriller.

Review: Tekken Tag Tournament, PS3

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Tekken Tag Tournament, PS3

4:17pm Friday 21st September 2012

Many gamers will have made their first foray into console fighters with the Tekken franchise, and here the original tag team fighter returns, delivering a shot in the oversized forearm of the scrapping series.

Review; NHL 13, PS3

Lancashire Telegraph: Review; NHL 13, PS3

4:15pm Friday 21st September 2012

There are probably not many of us who’ve managed to confidently take to the ice, smash a few pucks around and feel the harsh reality of an ice-cold collision between you and an opponent desperate for a ruck.

Have your say on the cultural test for videogames, says TIGA

8:05am Wednesday 19th September 2012

A videogame organisation is working with the Coalition Government to help determine the details of a cultural test needed to qualify for Games Tax Relief in the UK.

Review: The Sims 3 Supernatural, PC, £29.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: The Sims 3 Supernatural, PC, £29.99

3:18pm Friday 14th September 2012

The Sims 3 probably will need no introduction to PC gamers, as numerous expansion packs have broadened the boundaries that your virtual life can extend to.

Review: Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants, XBox 360, £34.99

3:43pm Friday 14th September 2012

Port Royale 3 challenges you to embark upon what is portrayed as an epic adventure

Review: Lego Batman 2, PC/Mac, £29.99

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Lego Batman 2, PC/Mac, £29.99

3:20pm Friday 14th September 2012

Arkham City hit the mark in 2 011, and now the Lego world has breathed new life into Gotham, while also acting as a reminder that the DC Comic characters have got plenty to offer when it comes to super hero screen appeal.

"Involve independent game developers in tax relief," says trade body boss

9:58am Monday 3rd September 2012

George Osborne’s tax relief scheme must benefit smaller videogame developers, according to the head of industry trade body Tiga.

Review: Krater - Collector's Edition, PC

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Krater - Collector's Edition, PC

3:49pm Friday 24th August 2012

Are there still more dungeons left undiscovered in the RPG world?

Review: Sleeping Dogs, Xbox 360

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Sleeping Dogs, Xbox 360

3:48pm Friday 24th August 2012

Grand Theft Auto 5 is still a dot on the gaming horizon, with only one teaser trailer so far to keep us interested

Review: Darksiders II PS3

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Darksiders II PS3

3:45pm Friday 24th August 2012

How's this for a gentle intro to what will surely become one of the action classics of 2012?



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