Entries in 'entertainment' (130)

RE5 beats Bono as gaming tops entertainment battle

RE5 beats Bono as gaming tops entertainment battle

Gaming’s position atop of the UK entertainment hierarchy was given a serious boost last week as strong sales of Capcom’s chart-topping Resident Evil 5 saw gaming streak ahead of both ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2009 at 10:37AM in News
Microsoft confirms Dale appointment

Microsoft confirms Dale appointment

Following last week’s speculation, Microsoft has confirmed that it has appointed former Motorola marketing boss Jeremy Dale as its EMEA vice president of retail sales and marketing for its ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2009 at 9:42AM in News
E3 exhibitors announced

E3 exhibitors announced

ESA, the organizers of America’s leading video games trade show E3, has revealed its initial list of exhibitors for the upcoming event – confirming the support of all three console ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2009 at 2:50PM in News
More job losses hit Microsoft gaming

More job losses hit Microsoft gaming

Following its announcement late last week that 5,000 jobs are to be lost in the next 18 months, Microsoft has over the weekend confirmed a number of new cuts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2009 at 10:01AM in News

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Are job cuts on the way at Xbox?

Are job cuts on the way at Xbox?

Following the news that Microsoft is to shed some 5,000 jobs in the next 18 months, with 1,400 of them happening immediately, sources are claiming that its Xbox division could ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2009 at 12:05PM in News
Mythic suffers job losses

Mythic suffers job losses

It seems that the Mythic Entertainment, the developer of successful PC MMO Warhammer: Online, has become the latest EA-owned studio to face losses as a result of the cost-cutting measures ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2009 at 10:18AM in News
ATARI LIVE: New Mizuguchi Wii title on the way

ATARI LIVE: New Mizuguchi Wii title on the way

Atari is to publish a brand new music title on the Wii being developed by cult Japanese studio Q Entertainment. Little is known of the game, which is currently being ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2008 at 4:35PM in News
The Agency pay model undecided

The Agency pay model undecided

The developer behind intriguing PS3 and PC first person shooter and MMO The Agency has said that the firm is unlikely to adopt the monthly subscription model for its title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2008 at 10:59AM in News

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ESRB introduces age rating summaries

ESRB introduces age rating summaries

US regulator The Entertainment Software Rating Board has introduced online summaries of each video game it rates in an effort to grant parents more opportunities to research the potentially harmful ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2008 at 3:38PM in News
Ludlam reacquires Bourne game rights

Ludlam reacquires Bourne game rights

Following the news that Activision Blizzard is to reassess its IP catalogue and existing studio structure, it has been confirmed that Ludlam Entertainment has reacquired the gaming rights to its ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2008 at 11:16AM in News
Woolworths sales tumble

Woolworths sales tumble

Sales in Woolworths stores have fallen 3.2 per cent for the 25 weeks to 26 July 2008, whilst EUK’s and Bertram’s sales were down one per cent over the same ...
Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 29th 2008 at 2:13PM in News
Paramount: We're excited about games

Paramount: We're excited about games

Movie distributor Paramount has told MCV it is ready to increase is presence in the games market – and hasn’t ruled out setting up its own publishing division.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2008 at 1:27PM in News

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Woolworths announces £385m refinancing

Woolworths announces £385m refinancing

Woolworths has reached an agreement to refinance its bank revolving credit and other facilities with new four-year facilities totalling £385 million, reports The Retail Bulletin

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 31st 2008 at 11:32AM in News
GDC: Eidos turns PSP into virtual music studio

GDC: Eidos turns PSP into virtual music studio

A new piece of software developed by Definitive Studios and published by Eidos will position Sony's PSP as a piece of professional music equipment.

by Michael French
on Mar 5th 2007 at 5:15PM in News
Riccitiello’s shoes filled at VG Holding

Riccitiello’s shoes filled at VG Holding

Greg Richardson has taken the position of CEO at VG Holding, following John Riccitiello’s departure for EA.

by Tim Ingham
on Feb 27th 2007 at 1:00PM in News
Five more years of The Crazy Frog

Five more years of The Crazy Frog

Time to invest in some new earplugs – Myriad Interactive has signed a five-year contract with Eric Wernquist and Kaktus Film for their The Annoying Thing property, ensuring that it ...
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 23rd 2007 at 10:15AM in News

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Namco Bandai profits jump, revenues fall

Namco Bandai profits jump, revenues fall

According to Gamasutra.com, sales from the Japanese firm's video games business helped boost profit to Y19.89 billion (EURO 126.8 million) in the three months before December 31st – a rise ...
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 19th 2007 at 5:00PM in News
2007 games sales at an all-time high

2007 games sales at an all-time high

According to ChartTrack, the spell between December 31st and February 10th was the biggest ever in terms of both market value and units sold.

by Tim Ingham
on Feb 16th 2007 at 12:45PM in News
Movie downloads coming to PS3

Movie downloads coming to PS3

Speaking to 1up.com, Harrison said: “The decision we made to put a hard drive in every PlayStation 3 was because we saw the long term benefit; the ten year plan ...
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 16th 2007 at 11:15AM in News
Solid Snake sneaks into Hollywood

Solid Snake sneaks into Hollywood

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio plans to turn Konami’s series into a character-driven futuristic spy thriller.

by Tim Ingham
on Feb 15th 2007 at 5:15PM in News
Good day for next-gen mags in ABCs

Good day for next-gen mags in ABCs

ABC's figures show that the readership of Future Publishing’s Official Nintendo and Official Xbox 360 magazines have both jumped up significantly – as have that of Imagine Publishing’s X360 and ...
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 15th 2007 at 2:30PM in News
IGN eclipses rivals in net ratings

IGN eclipses rivals in net ratings

According to traffic figures from Media Metrix/ComScore sent out by IGN today, the firm trounced rivals including CVG, GamesRadar and Eurogamer in the month.

by Tim Ingham
on Feb 14th 2007 at 2:45PM in News
Branson promises download revolution for PC games

Branson promises download revolution for PC games

The subsidiary Virgin Games and Game Domain International (GDI) this morning announced a new 3D ‘virtual world’ platform called A World of My Own (AWOMO).

by Stuart Dinsey
on Feb 12th 2007 at 8:45AM in News
Lowenstein aims parting shot at industry

Lowenstein aims parting shot at industry

Speaking at the DICE Summit, Lowenstein hit out at makers of controversial games who don’t defend themselves in the face of critics.

by Tim Ingham
on Feb 9th 2007 at 11:30AM in News
New ‘deluxe’ 360 arriving soon?

New ‘deluxe’ 360 arriving soon?

Official Xbox Magazine reports that sources at Australian retail chain Myers have leaked Microsoft’s plans to launch the suped-up console just in time for the launch of PS3 in an ...
by Neil Long
on Feb 8th 2007 at 11:45AM in News