GTA LEGO, Wii U, AppFlood and Victoria Pendleton - News from around the web

GTA LEGO, Wii  U, AppFlood and Victoria Pendleton - News from around the web
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

August 2nd 2013 at 3:15PM

A selection of games-related and general news all in one handy place

We’ve taken some of the hottest stories from around the web this week – from tech sites to the wider world - and brought them together in one place.

We’ve got news ranging from Grand Theft Auto LEGO, Wii U sales, AppFlood to Victoria Pendleton.

Over at MCV, questions are raised on whether Nintendo can turn around Wii U sales for the Christmas period.

A stronger first-party line-up of titles suggest the firm could increase hardware sales from the dismal 160,000 in the last quarter, and the PS4 and Xbox One could even help spark further interest in the sector as a whole which Nintendo could capitalise on. But will it reverse its fortunes?

See MCV’s analysis on how Nintendo plans to reverse its fortunes.

Tesco has announced its intention to scale back its technology focus to other more profitable categories like food – and a number of indie retailers and resellers are stepping up to fill its shoes.

You can read the full article over at PCR.

PapayaMobile has celebrated the one-year of its promo network AppFlood, which it says has more than 4,5000 developers and 46 million monthly active users.

The figures though are based just on Android, and the company recently introduced AppFlood to iOS, where it expects to further grow its userbase.

You can find out more information on the network over at Mobile Entertainment.

After the positive reaction from LEGO’s Back to the Future set, ToyNews has put together a list of the top ten sets it wants created.

Most-anticipated sets include LEGO Friends, Breaking Bad – complete with the Winnebago Meth Lab - Saw and Grand Theft Auto. We’re not sure about LEGO The Only Way Is Essex, though.

You can see the top ten most wanted LEGO sets on Toy News.

Former British track cyclist Victoria Pendleton has opened a new range of girls bikes, following on her success with Halfords.

The range of bike’s will be available in three colours – light blue, red and purple, and are aimed at girls ages nine to 15.

Read more on BikeBiz.