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Fluffy Logic: Gaming went mainstream when it became useful

SingStar, Wii Sports, Brain Training – it’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment gaming went mainstream, but Fluffy Logic CEO Ana Kronschnabl claims that the real change happened when gaming started to convince people that it had a purpose. I have known very few women who like playing computer games …

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Nintendo backs Cologne trade show

Nintendo has signed up to exhibit at the Gamescom trade expo in Cologne in August. The platform holder is the latest company to pledge its support to the show, which takes place on Wednesday, August 19th to Sunday, August 23rd 2009. General manager of Nintendo Germany Dr. Bernd Fakesch said: …

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EA spills the beans on Spore for Wii and DS

The home console debut and second DS outing for Maxis’ popular universe sim Spore have been officially revealed by publisher EA, with both titles due to hit retail by the end of the year. Spore Hero, the first Wii version of the series, offers ‘an accessible, story-driven action-adventure’. Players must …

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Codemasters: Ashes will be sporting event of the summer

Ashes Cricket 2009 for PS3, 360 and PC is set to be one of this summer’s key sporting titles, says Codemasters. The game will go up against a raft of big summer sports titles including EA Grand Slam Tennis, Tiger Woods, Wii Sports Resort and Virtua Tennis 2009. The Ashes …

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54 Wii titles sell over a million

As part of today’s financial results, Nintendo has revealed some impressive sales numbers that demonstrate the true impact of leading IPs such as Wii Fit and Brain Training. In its last financial year Nintendo sold 26m Wii consoles, bringing its lifetime sales to over 50m. 31m DS consoles were sold …

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JAPAN: PS3 betters Wii for second successive month

PS3’s Japanese resurgence is showing no signs of abating with news that Sony’s console has successfully outsold Nintendo’s Wii for the second month on the trot in the territory. Reuters reports that Sony sold 108,530 PS3 console in April. That’s down on the 146,948 sold in March but still ahead …

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Judge reduces £134m Nintendo fine

Nintendo’s infamous 134 million penalty for price-rigging throughout the 1990s has been reduced by some 27 million following an EU court ruling. In 2002 the European Commission fined Nintendo 134 million for breaching continental fair competition rules. The platform holder was found to be illicitly working with several distributors – …

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THQ reveals plan to better Big Beach Sports success

THQ is plotting to become the king of Wii mini-game collections with the follow-up to last year’s mass-selling BIG Beach Sports. Like its predecessor, BIG Family Games will retail for 19.99, and bis backed by a large-scale above-the-line and TV marketing campaign throughout the summer. But it will have its …

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