Entries in 'black' (44)

Modern FPS games are “boring”

Modern FPS games are “boring”

Having revealed to the world earlier this month that he’s heading up development of a brand new mystery FPS title at Codemasters, Stuart Black has accused modern FPS shooters of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2010 at 2:06PM in News
Codies confirms new FPS IP

Codies confirms new FPS IP

Britsoft publisher Codemasters has confirmed rumours that its Guilford studio is working on a brand new first person shooter IP headed up by creative director Stuart Black – who, as ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2010 at 10:52AM in News
Tradewest and Black Bean forge partnership

Tradewest and Black Bean forge partnership

Games from Italian publisher Black Bean will be released in the UK via up-and-coming firm Tradewest, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2010 at 3:00PM in News
Testronic Labs signs with Black Bean

Testronic Labs signs with Black Bean

QA specialist Testronic Labs has signed a new contract with Italian developer Black Bean – home of the SBK Superbike games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2009 at 11:40AM in News

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Just Cause 2 pre-order rewards revealed

Just Cause 2 pre-order rewards revealed

Square Enix Europe has confirmed that all those who pre-order the upcoming Just Cause 2 will receive and exclusive limited edition version of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 4:23PM in News
Black Wii sparks price war

Black Wii sparks price war

Whilst we’re used to aggressive price battles in the software market, hardware prices are typically resilient – which makes the current price war surrounding the upcoming Black Wii all ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2009 at 1:47PM in News
Black Wii targets lapsed gamers

Black Wii targets lapsed gamers

Nintendo believes that its new sleek black Wii console can single-handedly lure hard-to-reach consumers back into gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2009 at 10:18AM in News
US: Black WiiMote arriving Friday

US: Black WiiMote arriving Friday

Though the UK is still waiting to get its hands on anything other than the classic white Wii, North American consumers will from this Friday (October 16th) be able to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2009 at 3:34PM in News

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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
WRC returns to gaming

WRC returns to gaming

Italian publisher Black Bean has captured the rights to the hair-raising World Rally Championship and has announced its intention to resurrect the franchise some time in 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2009 at 4:43PM in News
US: Wii Fit Plus dated

US: Wii Fit Plus dated

Platform holder Nintendo has stated that its highly anticipated fitness sequel Wii Fit Plus will be released in North America on October 4th. In addition, the hardware manufacturer is also ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2009 at 12:58PM in News
Moore: Games marketing must move on

Moore: Games marketing must move on

EA Sports president Peter Moore has warned the publishing community against using traditional logic when marketing their games – which he believes offers too little, too late to succeed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2009 at 1:08PM in News

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JAPAN: Black Wii this summer

JAPAN: Black Wii this summer

The release of the first colour variant always marks a significant point in a console’s lifecycle, so considering the Wii’s slowing sales in Japan news of a new look for ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2009 at 12:35PM in News
Redundancies at EA's Black Box

Redundancies at EA's Black Box

The unfortunate job-cutting spree in the games industry seems to be continuing today with news that EA studio Black Box has, after weeks of speculation, lost 200 members of ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2009 at 11:38AM in News
More EA studios to suffer jobs cuts?

More EA studios to suffer jobs cuts?

EA's previously revealed cost-cutting measures continue to take effect, with Canadian studio Black Box and Florida-based team Tiburon apparently the latest to see job cuts.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2009 at 4:31PM in News
Need for Speed facing the chop?

Need for Speed facing the chop?

Various sources across the industry are speculating that EA’s Black Box studio in Canada may soon be closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2008 at 5:02PM in News

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US: Wii boasts record Black Friday

US: Wii boasts record Black Friday

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that sales of his firm’s Wii console this Black Friday were double that enjoyed by the machine in the same period in 2007.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2008 at 1:54PM in News
Wii dominates eBay sales tables

Wii dominates eBay sales tables

Nintendo’s Wii has managed to trump all contenders in the annual eBay Black Friday race by becoming the most searched for product across all categories on the US arm of ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2008 at 1:39PM in News
US: Microsoft announces Xbox Live Black Friday savings

US: Microsoft announces Xbox Live Black Friday savings

With the USA today busy celebrating Thanksgiving, Microsoft has announced a range of discounts beginning tomorrow and running until Sunday evening for users of its Xbox Live Marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2008 at 11:45AM in News