Consoles

Bioshock 2 delayed

Publisher Take-Two has announced that Bioshock 2 will now ship in the 2010 financial year. The firm has also revised its expected revenues down, and now hopes to generate between $350 million to $400 million for the fourth quarter, and between $0.96 to 1 billion for the full business year. …

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Sega dates Mario & Sonics winter outing

Publisher Sega has revealed that Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games, the existence of which was exclusively broken by MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz, will be released in Europe on both Wii and the DS on October 16th. The dual-SKU release brings both the home and portable versions in …

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Konami announces Calling for Wii

Konami has announced a new horror game for the Wii that shies away from the genre’s typical mechanics in favour of a more experiential structure. Calling traps players in a strange building and sees them searching for a way out using the Wii Remote as a torch. The Wii Remote …

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Nokia closes N-Gage studio

Nokia has shut down its Vancouver-based game studio, affecting some 100 jobs in the process, Develop understands. Nokia’s N-Gage Design Studio in Vancouver had developed a significant number of titles for the first and second generation N-Gage systems, as well as for mobile phones. The group worked on franchises such …

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Microsoft: We must educate parents

Regional director of Xbox in the UK Neil Thompson has told MCV that parents are still erroneously treating consoles and adult games as ‘toys’ – and called on the industry to educate families. ELSPA member Thompson said that the publishers’ body would corral the industry” into teaching parents the difference …

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FIFA Manager 10 goes online

Publisher EA is to take its football management series online with the news that PC title Football Manager 10 will for the first time include both online and LAN multiplayer. Online functionality is just one of many enhancements on the way for the title. Deeper AI and player development options …

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US: New publisher for Way of the Samurai 3

Concerns that Way of the Samurai 3 could end up an Xbox 360 exclusive have been alleviated with the news that Agetec is to handle publishing duties on the PS3 version in North America. The game, developed by Tenchu studio Acquire, was released in Japan late last year selling 80,000 …

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MK vs DC suffers digital content snub

Ed Boon, the lead developer of Midway’s Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe has confirmed that the DLC that had been previously touted for the game will not now be released. The news is not surprising considering Midway’s ongoing struggles and the recently completed buyout at the hands of Warner Interactive. …

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JAPAN: Chinatown Wars gets Z rating

Following the precedent Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars set in the UK when it became the first 18 rated DS game to hit the shelves, the critically acclaimed title is set to become the first Cero Z rated title for Nintendo’s handheld in Japan. A Cero Z rating is …

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