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Check Out The UK Sales Chart for Week 39

Fifa 18 launches straight to the top.

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Kribwalker2453d ago

forza horizon 3 at number 3 a year later, great staying power

Kribwalker2452d ago

so that means there’s enough xbox ones selling for it to rank as the 3rd best selling game of the week. which is also solid. thanks for pointing that out.

Lime1232452d ago

http://nintendoenthusiast.c...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Xbox One in 3rd place in it's second strongest market

Gunstar752453d ago

I'm not into fifa but went to get it with a friend during our lunch break. The queues were out the door for it. Not seen that since Sonic 2 on megadrive 😊

Lime1232453d ago

Crash Bandicoot without bundles, unlike Forza Horizon 3, at #6 after 3 months. Not bad.

DivineAssault 2452d ago

Get out there and buy metroid. Whats wrong with people? They got that beautiful legacy edition in EU too.. 3DS owners completely overlooked that game and its a shame..

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KoekeN Launches Kickstarter For Deliver Us Home

Discover the Kickstarter campaign for Deliver Us Home, the latest installment in the popular game series by KoekeN.

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XiNatsuDragnel9d ago

Excited to see this game get published

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Pokemon fans stunned by official shiny hunting guide for Scarlet and Violet

The Pokemon Company has dropped the first-ever official Shiny hunting guide for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, leaving fans in awe.

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IGN Entertainment acquires Eurogamer, GI, VG247, Rock Paper Shotgun and more

IGN Entertainment has acquired the Gamer Network family of digital brands for an undisclosed sum. As a result of the acquisition, some redundancies have been made across the UK-based organisation.

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darthv7230d ago

Well this can only mean one thing... more job layoffs even in the publication industry.

Jin_Sakai30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

“Layoffs occuring“

Yep. IGN now has a monopoly in the gaming media.

“As a result of the acquisition, some redundancies have been made across the UK-based organisation.”

“Gamer Network's publications are GamesIndustry.biz, Eurogamer (including six local language editions), Rock Paper Shotgun, VG247 and Dicebreaker. The business also holds shares in Outside Xbox, Digital Foundry and Hookshot (which operates Nintendolife, PushSquare, PureXbox and Time Extension).”

“IGN Entertainment is the division of Ziff Davis that includes IGN, MapGenie, HowLongToBeat, and Humble Bundle. It has acquired the websites from PAX and New York Comic-Con organiser ReedPop, which initially bought the Gamer Network business in 2018.“

Jingsing30d ago

When say IGN you mean Microsoft's chief propagandist.

VenomUK30d ago

Surprising news, also a little sad as the magazine era is over and the website era is slowly coming to an end. But it must be said that many of the bastards who work at these places have operated as a mafia to control opinion on not only what can be said about games, but who can be allowed to talk about them, and what can be allowed to feature in them or not. As said above, redundancies are coming, Eurogamer pays the highest salaries for a team of staff who for some their output is minimal. Eurogamer also campaigned against Hogwarts Legacy and refused to review it -, the site took a hit. PAX has probably thought to cut its losses. Some job layoffs? I know of some of these people and they took pride in excluding - I will shed no tears.

S2Killinit30d ago

This is good news for Microsoft. IGN is like their advertisement arm.

Abear2129d ago

This is exactly what Microsoft needs to better their image, control over the narrative by having the same message come from different colors umbrellas that are all really made by the same company.

Simon_the_sorcerer29d ago

You're right about every single thing that you said...

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-Foxtrot30d ago

All this means is a collective hive mind when reporting the news

They’ll discuss with each other how to handle topics and what kind of headlines to go with so they can fire round after round of whatever point they want to make

And the sad thing is over the many years even to the old GameGate days they love making gamers look bad as a collective. Anything for a hit piece.

victorMaje30d ago

Narrative control. I don’t like this at all.
Independent reviewers will be more important than ever.

JEECE30d ago

"They’ll discuss with each other how to handle topics and what kind of headlines to go with so they can fire round after round of whatever point they want to make."

You say this like it will be a new thing that they didn't already do.

OtterX30d ago

Yea, I had actually just seen today on Linkedin that a GamesIndustry.biz guy was talking about being laid off. I didn't read all of his post, but I bet it's because of this. That's a shame to hear. :\

MestreRothN4G29d ago

All praise the late stage capitalism God, the only real One
\o/

Babadook729d ago

Hopefully the IGNorant journalists get the boot and not EG.

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Petebloodyonion30d ago

Probably Microsoft's fault!
They surely gave IGN the idea.
What's next IGN Pass?

But joke aside let's hope that this makes the news better compared to some of IGN branches

Jingsing30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Microsoft and IGN work quite closely so it isn't a stretch to say this is a move to control the gaming press to get everyone singing from the Microsoft hymn sheet. Not a good look at all. It is transparent stuff like this which is backfiring in Microsoft's face. First they want control of all the games now the media.

crazyCoconuts30d ago

While there's obviously a desire to preserve add revenue and early access to review copies, I doubt there's the level of conspiracy here that you imply. I mean there's no direct link between MS and IGN right?

Petebloodyonion30d ago

You're probably right!!!!
Here's MS evil plan
1) Make sure that Hellblade 2 receives inflated reviews.
2) Fire all the ppl across UK who gave Starfield the justified 6/10 reviews
3) Make sure that Game industry.biz stops giving Sony's president a tribute to spew their lies and have them talk to Sarah Bonds and Todd Howard only.
4) Control the majority of players for the GOTY award so MS wins from now on.

PPL needs to know about this!

Jingsing30d ago

@crazyCoconuts The world has moved on from "direct links" as companies were easily caught doing that. These days corporations can merely operate as a cartel through shared mutual interest which is not strictly kosher either but is also more difficult to prove. It's the fundamental flaw with big corporations in the US economy today and no one in power is addressing it.