Entries in 'consoles' (178)

Blizzard working on Diablo console concept

Blizzard working on Diablo console concept

World of Warcraft and StarCraft developer Blizzard has moved to quash rumours that a version of Diablo III will be appearing on consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 16th 2010 at 8:37AM in News
Farrell reiterates RRP concerns

Farrell reiterates RRP concerns

The standard $59.99/£49.99 RRP for console software is “keeping people out” of the console market at retail. That’s according to THQ president Brian Farrell, who reiterated his stance at the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2010 at 10:09AM in News
PS3 ‘to catch 360 by 2012’

PS3 ‘to catch 360 by 2012’

EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has predicted that the global install base of the PS3 will overtake Xbox 360 by the end of 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2010 at 11:23AM in News
LGC 2010: New Battlefield can ‘disrupt’ consoles

LGC 2010: New Battlefield can ‘disrupt’ consoles

Having this morning confirmed a brand new, free-to-play instalment of its popular Battlefield series, publisher EA has said that the emergence of such titles threatens to rock the world ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2010 at 11:20AM in News

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YouView turns TVs into consoles

YouView turns TVs into consoles

The humble TV set-top box is finally emerging as a genuine challenger to Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2010 at 10:06AM in News
THQ: New consoles ‘last thing we need’

THQ: New consoles ‘last thing we need’

The cost and turbulence caused by the transition to a new generation of hardware is not what the games industry currently needs, according to THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2010 at 11:02AM in News
Blitz: No discs for PS4/Xbox720

Blitz: No discs for PS4/Xbox720

Platform holders’ desire to gain complete control of the software retail chain will mean that the next generation of home consoles will not include any capacity for digital media, developer ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2010 at 3:51PM in News
HMRC warns over game stock deals

HMRC warns over game stock deals

Retailers must be more vigilant with rogue traders if they want to avoid having their tax returns voided.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2010 at 12:32PM in News

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EA: Sims 3 on console dated

EA: Sims 3 on console dated

Publisher EA has confirmed that The Sims 3 will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and DS on October 26th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 17th 2010 at 4:24PM in News
New Bungie game made for PS4 and Xbox 3

New Bungie game made for PS4 and Xbox 3

Bungie has stated that its still mysterious debut game for new partner Activision is being deliberately designed to carry over to a new generation of console hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2010 at 5:23PM in News
Blizzard teases console projects

Blizzard teases console projects

Blizzard has told MCV that the development of a new game for consoles remains a possibility.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2010 at 12:20PM in News
Realtime Worlds 'wants APB on consoles'

Realtime Worlds 'wants APB on consoles'

Lead designer at Realtime Worlds EJ Moreland has told Develop it is “clear that Realtime Worlds wants a console version of APB”, but said the Dundee studio would want to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2010 at 1:24PM in News

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Epic: Piracy ‘turned us to consoles’

Epic: Piracy ‘turned us to consoles’

Epic Games has cited piracy as the key explanation behind group’s transformation from dedicated PC development to console-focused work.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2010 at 5:55PM in News
Ruse can boost ‘struggling RTS genre’

Ruse can boost ‘struggling RTS genre’

Ubisoft’s Ruse can help turn the tide for the declining real-time strategy genre, the firm has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 11:00AM in News
Kojima foresees end of consoles

Kojima foresees end of consoles

Legendary games developer and the creator of the Metal Gear Solid series Hideo Kojima has said that in time the games industry will move away from consoles and turn instead ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 4:34PM in News
Nintendo challenges dual-ownership claims

Nintendo challenges dual-ownership claims

The industry has for years worked on the presumption that the Wii is a far more likely second purchase for those who already own either an Xbox 360 and PS3, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2010 at 3:20PM in News

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Activision: Console sales to grow 18% in 2010

Activision: Console sales to grow 18% in 2010

Activision expects the console installed-base in US and Europe to grow 18 per cent in 2010 to 265 million units.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2010 at 10:28AM in News
The Sims 3 confirmed for consoles

The Sims 3 confirmed for consoles

EA has as part of its latest financial report confirmed that massive PC hit The Sims 3 will be heading to consoles this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 9:37AM in News
Xbox 360 sales hit 39m

Xbox 360 sales hit 39m

As part of its many announcements at America’s technology showcase CES, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Xbox 360 has now sold 39m units worldwide since its arrival in 2005.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2010 at 9:44AM in News
Square Enix: Consoles set for extinction

Square Enix: Consoles set for extinction

Square Enix chief Yoichi Wada is preparing his firm for the demise of physical media – and potentially the death of home consoles.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 26th 2009 at 11:19AM in News
360 and PS3 "not mass-market"

360 and PS3 "not mass-market"

The games industry will suffer more staff cuts and studio closures unless its ‘core-market’ consoles begin to reach PS2-levels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2009 at 1:06PM in News
Sainsbury’s in console marketing blitz

Sainsbury’s in console marketing blitz

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has pledged to triple its games-related ad spend in an attempt to drive hardware sales this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2009 at 10:32AM in News
CCP unveils EVE on consoles

CCP unveils EVE on consoles

CCP's Hilmar Veigar Petursson unveiled the studios's latest ambition at GDC Europe today - a new project called Dust 514 which bridges the gap between FPS and MMO audiences.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2009 at 12:43PM in News
Argos hardware prices creep up

Argos hardware prices creep up

Argos’ games offering has felt the effect of the retailer being forced to increase its prices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2009 at 12:17PM in News
Consoles leading web TV push

Consoles leading web TV push

A new study from research firm In-Stat has claimed that games consoles will become the primary conduit for delivering internet television and videos to user’s TVs by 2013, bypassing media-centre ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 2:11PM in News