The BBC have toyed with videogames in the past (remember the awful Little Britain game on PlayStation 2?) but they’re now aiming for a bigger slice of gaming pie. This includes hiring former EA and Yahoo exec Robert Nashak, and also touting Doctor Who, Top Gear and In The Night Garden to developers and publishers. I wouldn’t rule out an Eastenders either seeing that there’s a Coronation Street game due out on DS soon.
In other UK-related news, Alton Towers’ Spinball Whizzer is being updated and re-branded as Sonic Spinball thanks to a three year deal with Sega. The Alton Towers Hotel will also get a Sonic the Hedgehog themed room. I bet it doesn’t have a bed shaped like a Mega Drive though.