We have a full Softpedia review for GTA V that offers more information on the core mechanics, the interesting three main characters and the complex world that the team has created for the virtual Los Santos. For the week that ended on September 21, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, the simulation created by Konami, is in second place performing well during its own debut week. You can also check out a PES 2014 review , complete with information on the core mechanics and the performance of the new Fox Engine. Third place in the chart has been captured by The Last of Us, the Naughty Dog title that has made a remarkable comeback after its May launch, according to data from UKIE . Saints Row 4, the game that has dominated the United Kingdom chart for the past four weeks, is in fourth place and continues to perform well after the launch of its latest downloadable content packs. Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Blacklist has also dropped one place when compared to the previous seven-day period and sits in fifth, while Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is in the same place that it occupied previously. Diablo 3 for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 is in seventh place this week, seeing a big drop from third, and Disney Infinity is in eight. Aliens: Colonial Marines, a game widely criticized when it launched earlier in the year, is in ninth place, while the United Kingdom top ten is closed down by the High Definition remix of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 from SEGA. LEGO Batman and LEGO The Lord of the Rings are out of the chart. FILED UNDER:
United Kingdom spirits market: Diageo the industry leader with 25% volume share
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 “Being Maci” To Air in United Kingdom! By Dan Clarendon Courtesy WetPaint.com Living in the good ol’ U-S-of-A has its fair share of perks, but first on the list? Having access to all of MTV’s brand spankin’ new shows, including Maci Bookout ‘s recent catch-up special, Being Maci! This former Teen Mom is a huge fan-favorite, and her posse of followers got a chance to see what she’s been up to during the hour-long show. Tragically, Maci’s friends across the pond (aka in the United Kingdom) haven’t been able to touch base with this feisty ginger until now! Being Maci is officially coming to MTV UK, and the British blokes couldn’t be more thrilled! Not only will they get a chance to check in on Maci as she balances being the world’s best mom with partying up a storm, they’ll get to see how much her relationship with Ryan Edwards has developed. These former lovebirds used to loathe each other with the passion of a thousands gingers, but times have definitely changed and they could barely keep their hands off each other during Being Maci! As far as we know, this one-off special is only being shown in the UK for now but it’s only a matter of time before Maci Bookout and her adorable son take over Europe, and after that, it’s just a mere matter of days until world domination. Who knows, if Being Maci does as well in the Motherland as it did in the US, Maci could be looking at her very own series! Be there, or be square.
Sales were bolstered by the increasing popularity of flavoured vodka. Smirnoff Vanilla, which was launched in late 2011, made significant gains throughout 2012 as consumer awareness increased following a strong advertising campaign. As a consequence, however, there was a fall in share for other Smirnoff variants such as Smirnoff Blue, its share remained marginal but its sales declined by a sharp 46%. Volume sales of spirits declined by 1% in 2012. Manufacturers faced a number of challenges, including growing price pressure, numerous pub closures and restricted consumer budgets. As a result, it was no surprise that the on-trade performed considerably poorer than the off-trade, with the former registering a fall of 3% in volume sales, albeit slightly up on last year’s performance. Inevitably, with consumers looking to save money, sales migrated from the expensive on-trade channel to the off-trade. The off-trade was boosted by the growing popularity of cocktails and increased spirits consumption at home. Spirits faces two combined threats, in common with all alcoholic drinks, over the forecast period. The first, a long-term trend, is that of consumers’ increasing health awareness, with many seeking to cut back on their alcohol consumption. The second is the uncertainty of the economic climate over the next five years.