A double blow for the games industry this week as both HMV and Blockbuster fell into administration. Things don't look good for either company, with potentially thousands of jobs on the line. With only Game left standing on the high street this could have particularly negative impacts on future console launches and pricing, as less competition means less competitive pricing. Unless Game finally start to compete with online prices, and given their overheads, they might fall once again. Other news has seen Deep Silver make utter tits of themselves with a dismembered torso collector's edition, Disney launch their counter-offensive against Skylanders and more rumours about the next-gen consoles.
Our reviews include a written and video review for DMC: Devil May Cry, PC oddity 10000000, the not at all creepy Seduce Me and Lumines: Electronic Symphony. Our features include a tips guide for DMC, a video of the first 30 minutes of Ni No Kuni, a look at seven steps to rebuild the PlayStation 4 controller and more.
- UK Games Charts | 12th January 2013: Is FIFA still top?
- Defiance PC Beta Code Giveaway: Free codes up for grabs.
- Dust 514 To Enter Open Beta Next Week: See what all the free FPS fuss is about.
- RUMOUR: Next Gen Consoles To Release For $400: Cheaper than this gen's launch prices.
- HMV Goes Into Administration: Gaming loses a major high street presence.
- Dead Island Riptide: Zombie Bait Edition Is A Bust: Not exactly the same tone of marketing as the first game.
- Disney Infinity Blowout | Skylanders + Minecraft + LBP = YES!: Skylanders-style wallet pillaging ahead.
- Deep Silver Apologises For Offensive Special Edition Statue: Too late, you've made gamers look like look like douchbags.
- Bellard: "To Change The Industry Brave Souls Need To Make Controversial Content": No, they need to make GOOD controversial content.
- REPORT: Blockbuster Follows HMV Into Administration: UK highstreet entertainment retail is practically over. Just awful.
- Gearbox: Borderlands 2 Level Cap Increase Coming Soon: Better late than never?
- PS4 vs Xbox 720 Specs: Conflicting Rumours Hit The Net: And the dick-measuring starts.
- New Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Released: Hmm, can Square Enix afford another flop?
- Mike Pondsmith Talks Inspirations & Approach For Cyberpunk 2077: What it says on the tin.
- GAME Interested In 40-45 HMV Store Locations: No, Game! Fix the ones you already have.
- RUMOUR: PS4 Will Not Use DualShock Controller: The end of Sony's iconic controller?
- Raiden Wreaks Some Boss-tastic Revengeance In The New MGR Trailer: Pfft, hiding in boxes is for chumps.
- Killer Is Dead Trailer Is Bloody, Balletic, and Beautiful: As long as it plays better than Lollipop Chainsaw, that's all that matters.
- See Sad Kratos in New God of War: Ascension Story Trailer: Laugh at Kratos and his feelings.
- PS3 Finally Getting Skyrim DLC in February: Great news, if the main game wasn't still a wheezing mess.
- Halo 4 Spartan Ops Episodes 6-10 Trailer: The Xmas hiatus is over!
- Rumour: Monster Hunter 4 Coming to Vita: The Vita wants some system-selling slaying.
- DmC: Devil May Cry Review | Devastatingly Mental Combos: New Dante, new awesome gameplay. Douch Dante though.
- DmC: Devil May Cry Video Review | "Look At It!!": Words hurt your head? Watch this then.
- Seduce Me Review | Play Your Cards Right: Not depressed and lonely enough yet? Play this (don't).
- 10000000 PC Review | Dungeon Run: Bejeweled meets D&D?
- Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt Review | Savage: More DLC for the gun-nut game.
- Lumines: Electronic Symphony Review | Block Party: Fashionably late review of the Vita puzzler.
- Top Ten Tuesdays | DmC: Devil May Cry Tips & Tricks: Don't enter limbo without this guide.
- Seduce Me | No Reply's Miriam Bellard Talks Indie Erotica: Hmm, sounds sticky.
- Opening Scenes | Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch: First 30 mins of gameplay for you right here.
- PWNCAST | Season 3: Episode 2 - True Romance: Podcast covers love in games. And smut.
- The Sunday Seven: Steps to Rebuild the PS4 Controller: What I think the PS4 pad may have in store for us.