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Gamesfives returns for World Cup special

Gamesfives returns for World Cup special

The hugely popular Xbox 360 Gamesfives tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Barnet Powerleague.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2010 at 2:55PM in News
UK CHARTS: FIFA scores no.1

UK CHARTS: FIFA scores no.1

Weeks ahead of the official kick off of the World Cup next month, EA’s licensed video game tie-in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa has scored an early goal by ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2010 at 11:11AM in News
World Cup to boost Ubi’s Pure Football

World Cup to boost Ubi’s Pure Football

Ubisoft hopes this summer’s World Cup will help it crack the ‘polarised’ football game genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 5:08PM in News
THQ promises new approach to casual

THQ promises new approach to casual

Along side its plans to progress key IP such as WWE, UFC, Red Faction and Saints Row, THQ has stated that it intends to completely re-work its approach to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 6:10PM in News

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FIFA World Cup plays it simple

FIFA World Cup plays it simple

The combination of a licence as wide-reaching as the World Cup and a new easier-to-understand control scheme will, EA hopes, entice a new generation of gamers to buy into the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2010 at 12:41PM in News
WHO blames games for obesity

WHO blames games for obesity

A new study by the World Health Organisation has named video games as one of the major drivers behind the growing global challenge that is childhood obesity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2010 at 11:24AM in News
US porn star admits to gaming love

US porn star admits to gaming love

American porn actress Belladonna has said that she’d like to do some video game themed work, adding that gaming has already made an appearance in some of her films.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2010 at 6:51PM in News
EA: FIFA could head to Natal and Move

EA: FIFA could head to Natal and Move

Electronic Arts has hinted that upcoming motion consoles Natal and Move could offer FIFA players “a different experience waiting to be uncovered”.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 29th 2010 at 6:24PM in News

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UK "will remain a development leader"

UK "will remain a development leader"

The UK government has issued a statement regarding its pivotal decision to incorporate a tax break system into the UK game industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2010 at 5:29PM in News
NFS World closed beta kicks off

NFS World closed beta kicks off

EA has officially kicked off the closed beta for experimental online MMO racer Need for Speed World and is welcoming applications from potential new members.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
GAME unveils PS Home Moonbase

GAME unveils PS Home Moonbase

UK High Street chain will this Thursday (March 18th) become the first retailer to launch an online presence in Sony’s PlayStation Home, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2010 at 4:56PM in News
Brits spend £200m on MMOs

Brits spend £200m on MMOs

British gamers spent £195m on MMO games last year, ahead of Germany and France, with £165m and £145m respectively, according to a new report.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 9th 2010 at 1:15PM in News

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Blizzard thinking of console WoW “all the time”

Blizzard thinking of console WoW “all the time”

Acclaimed MMO developer Blizzard has stated that a console version of its popular PC title World of Warcraft is getting serious thought-time at the studio, though the challenges of converting ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 12:06PM in News
‘PS3 to outsell Wii by 2013’

‘PS3 to outsell Wii by 2013’

Sony’s PS3 is not only on the up – it stands to become the largest global console and outsell the Wii in just three years time. That’s the prediction from ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 11:26AM in News
PES gets World Cup Edition

PES gets World Cup Edition

With EA making plenty of noise about the April release of its FIFA World Cup South Africa tie-in, Konami has quietly announced a World Cup-themed Pro Evolution Soccer title scheduled ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2010 at 4:55PM in News
PS3 sales reach 33.5m

PS3 sales reach 33.5m

The long-term aim of surpassing Xbox 360 to cement second place in hardware race looks one step closer for Sony this morning with news that PS3 unit sales have now ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2010 at 9:50AM in News

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FIFA World Cup game kicks off

FIFA World Cup game kicks off

With Fabio Capello’s England team targeting success at this summer’s World Cup, EA has officially announced its licensed video game tie-in – FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 7:58AM in News
World of Warcraft 'will not be beaten’

World of Warcraft 'will not be beaten’

MMO specialists have told MCV that predicting the fall of World of Warcraft is ‘futile’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 3:50PM in News
Microsoft clarifies NPD claims

Microsoft clarifies NPD claims

Platform holder Microsoft has clarified a statement that it released earlier today that appeared to claim that Xbox 360 sold 10m units in the US in 2009 – a number ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 8:59PM in News
DSGi results smash expectations

DSGi results smash expectations

PC World and Currys owner DSG International achieved an eight per cent like-for-like sales growth over the Christmas period, thanks largely to electrical sales in the UK and Ireland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 10:57AM in News
Wada: FFXIV a serious WoW rival

Wada: FFXIV a serious WoW rival

Square Enix is positioning Final Fantasy XIV as a serious rival to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft series, company president Yoichi Wada has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 9:37AM in News
Funcom revenues slump

Funcom revenues slump

Age of Conan publisher Funcom has reported a bad set of financials for its fiscal Q3, with revenues falling 68.5 per cent year-on-year to reach $5.7m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2009 at 12:32PM in News
Call of Duty: Zombies hits iPhone

Call of Duty: Zombies hits iPhone

Whilst triple-A release Modern Warfare 2 keeps itself busy by tearing up the record books in the traditional games industry, Activision has released yet another Call of Duty title – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2009 at 10:54AM in News
DLC delivers $45m boost for World at War

DLC delivers $45m boost for World at War

After what must have been a prolonged period of number crunching, Gamasutra has concluded that 15 per cent of the total revenue generated by Call of Duty: World at War ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2009 at 1:00PM in News
WRC team taking on Dirt 2

WRC team taking on Dirt 2

Publisher Black Bean plans to revamp the World Rally Championship licence into a new annual games franchise, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2009 at 10:48AM in News