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Digital focus for new-look Activision

Digital focus for new-look Activision

As it attempts to adapt to the ever-changing games market, publisher Activision has pledged to realign its focus on its digital business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2011 at 11:43AM in News
Activision: We've had to make some difficult decisions

Activision: We've had to make some difficult decisions

With the games industry still coming to terms with the shock death of the Guitar Hero series, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has outlined the reasons for the dramatic ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2011 at 11:13AM in News
Digital revenues soar at Future

Digital revenues soar at Future

Media firm Future has reported a significant increase in online ad revenue for the quarter ending December 31st 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2011 at 10:54AM in News
UK-based digital analytics firm founded

UK-based digital analytics firm founded

A game analyst group has announced its tall ambition to help generate $1 billion for games companies over the next four years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2011 at 8:09AM in News

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NGP games getting simultaneous retail/digital release

NGP games getting simultaneous retail/digital release

Sony will release games for its NGP handheld simultaneously at both retail and on PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2011 at 1:52PM in News
Amazon looks to sign up indies

Amazon looks to sign up indies

Amazon is looking to recruit games retailers to join its Marketplace sector and help them boost their online offering.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2011 at 12:00PM in News
EA promises 'fewer, better, bigger' titles

EA promises 'fewer, better, bigger' titles

EA has begun 2011 in much the same way as it did in 2010 – by promising fewer, better and bigger titles going forwards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2011 at 9:20AM in News
Jacobson wants to score on consoles

Jacobson wants to score on consoles

Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson wants to see a console version of Football Manager.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2011 at 8:00AM in News

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Question marks over I Am Alive

Question marks over I Am Alive

Rumours are circulating that still mysterious console title I Am Alive has been relegated from a full retail console release and is now a digital-only product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2011 at 8:19AM in News
3DS e-portal delayed until May

3DS e-portal delayed until May

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has thrown doubts over previous claims that the 3DS eShop will arrive in time for the handheld’s launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2011 at 11:08AM in News
NGP backwardly compatible with digital titles

NGP backwardly compatible with digital titles

Sony has confirmed that the NGP will definitely be backwardly compatible with games for the original PSP – as long as they have received a digital release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2011 at 10:42AM in News
Direct2Drive offers digital rentals

Direct2Drive offers digital rentals

Digital download website Direct2Drive has introduced a new game rental service.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 26th 2011 at 10:13AM in News

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OPINION: Murder on the shopfloor

OPINION: Murder on the shopfloor

Make no mistake – the same industry shift that the MCV Awards are already addressing is weighing heavily on the minds leading the retail braintrust.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 24th 2011 at 10:34AM in News
GameStop wants to sell directly on XBL/PSN

GameStop wants to sell directly on XBL/PSN

As bricks and mortar looks to increase its digital footprint, GameStop has outlined plans to begin selling content directly into customer's Xbox Live and PlayStation Network accounts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 11:31AM in News
Minecraft reaches 1m sales

Minecraft reaches 1m sales

Indie smash Minecraft has passed its millionth customer landmark, its creator has revealed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 13th 2011 at 10:38AM in News
Mass Effect 2 gets day one PSN release

Mass Effect 2 gets day one PSN release

Triple-A RPG sequel Mass Effect 2 is to break with traditional retail models by releasing both at retail and online simultaneously next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 9:29AM in News

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HMV restructures Head Office team

HMV restructures Head Office team

HMV has made a number of key changes to its Head Office team.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 12th 2011 at 3:30PM in News
OPINION: We need real market data

OPINION: We need real market data

With a hole of £500m in the High Street when it comes to games, I don’t think anyone expected fireworks from the end-of-year data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2011 at 11:13AM in News
EA: Digital to overtake physical in 2011

EA: Digital to overtake physical in 2011

The switch from boxed to digital goods is going to happen far quicker than most of the industry has expected, according to EA CEO John Riccitiello.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2011 at 10:23AM in News
Developer Relentless quits retail

Developer Relentless quits retail

UK independent studio Relentless will step away from the retail games market and has ended its exclusivity agreement with Sony, the group’s co-founder has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2011 at 1:04PM in News
Beyond Good & Evil fronts XBLA House Party

Beyond Good & Evil fronts XBLA House Party

Microsoft has announced a string of new downloadable games led by Beyond Good & Evil HD.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 6th 2011 at 10:10AM in News
More on-demand retail hits due for PSN

More on-demand retail hits due for PSN

Sony plans to expand the range of retail titles that are available to download on the PlayStation Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 24th 2010 at 1:45PM in News
Publishers 'up their own arses’ over digital

Publishers 'up their own arses’ over digital

PC specialist Excalibur has hit out at leading publishers over their lack of support for retail in the digital marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2010 at 10:25AM in News
Sony: Digital retail is confusing

Sony: Digital retail is confusing

SCEE president Andrew House has deep reservations over digital downloading.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2010 at 8:00AM in News
Cataclysm shatters PC sales records

Cataclysm shatters PC sales records

PC MMO title World of Warcraft: Cataclysm sold 3.3m copies in its first 24 hours on sale, developer Blizzard has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 13th 2010 at 2:19PM in News