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Call of Duty: Ghosts down 19% on Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Ghosts down 19% on Black Ops II

Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts may be the best-performing next-gen launch game, but it is still falling far behind predecessor Black Ops II’s commercial success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2013 at 1:01PM in News
The War Z taken down after database hack

The War Z taken down after database hack

Things don’t get any better for The War Z.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 1:33PM in News
UPDATE: Microsoft insists that Xbox Live won't be down for long

UPDATE: Microsoft insists that Xbox Live won't be down for long

Xbox Live has been down most of this morning. And gamers are not at all happy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2012 at 1:08PM in News
PlayStation: 'The walled garden model is   breaking down'

PlayStation: 'The walled garden model is breaking down'

The days of closed platforms like PS1, PS2 and PS3 are coming to an end, admits Sony.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 24th 2012 at 12:25PM in News

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THQ rumoured to close Japan publishing arm

THQ rumoured to close Japan publishing arm

THQ is set to close its Japan publishing arm at the end of this month, according to reports.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 16th 2012 at 1:03PM in News
Black Ops beats Modern Warfare 3 by 0.5m copies in UK

Black Ops beats Modern Warfare 3 by 0.5m copies in UK

Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 may have shattered records left, right and centre, but it fell far short of its predecessor in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2012 at 2:05PM in News
GAME.co.uk back up and running after down time

GAME.co.uk back up and running after down time

The GAME Group has apologised for the technical issues that have marred the re-launch of the GAME and Gamestation websites.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 31st 2011 at 4:50PM in News
PSN's 43 day nightmare is over

PSN's 43 day nightmare is over

Sony has this morning confirmed that the PlayStation Store is being turned back on around the world.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2011 at 9:16AM in News

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XBL Marketplace back online after outage

XBL Marketplace back online after outage

The Xbox Live Marketplace was inoperable for a brief period last night, though Microsoft has insisted that the problems were not due to any kind of hack or intrusion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2011 at 10:27AM in News
UK retail suffers March fall

UK retail suffers March fall

Almost one million fewer games were sold at UK retail last month compared to the same period in 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2011 at 9:32AM in News
Games market down as sector fragments

Games market down as sector fragments

Retail will not match 2009’s sales figures, despite a Q4 sales surge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2010 at 8:15AM in News
Burns to leave Atari next month

Burns to leave Atari next month

MCV can confirm that the current vice president and general manager of European operations at Atari John Burns will step down from his role next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2010 at 2:04PM in News

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AUS: Atkinson steps down

AUS: Atkinson steps down

The man who many see as the main barrier to Australia’s introduction of a R18+ ratings certificate, Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, is to leave Parliamant in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2010 at 9:50AM in News
Kotick thought MMOs were ‘silly’

Kotick thought MMOs were ‘silly’

“Mind-boggling” – that’s the word Activision boss Bobby Kotick used to describe how he felt about the $7m acquisition of Blizzards by Davidson & Associates in 1994.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 8:00AM in News
VC games investment plummets

VC games investment plummets

The amount of money invested in the video games sector by venture capitalists in North America was down 29 per cent in 2010 according to a new data from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 5:10PM in News
How Activision missed out on The Sims

How Activision missed out on The Sims

In a meeting at Maxis’ offices where the exec was considering a possible acquisition of the studio, Activision boss Bobby Kotick was offered the chance to preview the latest secretive ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 2:09PM in News

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EA to shut down old game servers

EA to shut down old game servers

Publisher EA is to power down a host of servers used to run the multiplayer component of a number of last-gen and some early next-gen titles, it has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 1:23PM in News
Gardner steps down as Atari CEO

Gardner steps down as Atari CEO

Atari has confirmed that high-profile CEO David Gardner has left the post, with his boots being filled by former COO Jeff Lapin.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2009 at 9:49AM in News
NPD: Music genre down 46%

NPD: Music genre down 46%

Though the signs are that the world is slowly pulling out of recession, punters are seemingly still proving reluctant to shell out the high cost demanded of modern rhythm action ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2009 at 12:11PM in News
Music game revenues plummet

Music game revenues plummet

A bit of digging at the latest NPD results for the North American games market has shown that revenues generated by leading music genre brands Guitar Hero and Rock Band ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2009 at 12:17PM in News
JAPAN: Market declines by 24%

JAPAN: Market declines by 24%

The bad news continues for the troubled Japanese games industry with new stats from Famitsu-owning Enterbrain showing that the total value of the region’s games market is down 24.4 per ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2009 at 10:41AM in News
Blu-ray and DVD sales down

Blu-ray and DVD sales down

The global market for both Blu-ray and DVD discs dropped by 4.8 per cent to $482m in 2008, with analyst Screen Digest blaming both the worldwide recession and online piracy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2009 at 2:16PM in News
The Matrix Online goes offline for good

The Matrix Online goes offline for good

After an at times turbulent four years on the market Sony Online Entertainment is to turn off the servers to virtual world The Matrix Online on July 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2009 at 4:37PM in News
eBay suffers steep Q4 income drop

eBay suffers steep Q4 income drop

Internet auction giant eBay has revealed that revenues for Q4 2008 were down seven per cent on the same period in 2007, reaching $2.04bn – far lower than analysts had ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2009 at 2:07PM in News
Pandemic Brisbane cut off by EA?

Pandemic Brisbane cut off by EA?

If rumours are to be believed, US publisher Electronic Arts has told Pandemic Studios’ Brisbane-based Australian office that it has been “set free” from its ties to the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2009 at 11:35AM in News