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MCV AWARDS 2011: People & Industry

Some of the biggest names in games are going head to head in the MCV Industry Excellence Awards’ People & Industry category. And there are some new names fighting for big prizes too. This is the category boasting some of the most coveted prizes, including Games Publisher, Sales Team, and …

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MCV AWARDS 2011: PR & Marketing finalists

Nominations for the PR & Marketing at the MCV Industry Excellence Awards show key games companies and new games brands battling it out for prestigious prizes. The full list of finalists can be found below. Nine of Microsoft’s 11 total nominations for this years awards are in this category – …

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Zynga settles Mafia Wars lawsuit

FarmVille creators Zynga have settled out of court after being sued by online game developer Digital Chocolate. The latter claimed Zynga’s popular 2008 Facebook title Mafia Wars infringed on copyright of its own 2004 mobile game of the same name, according to The Recorder. Terms of the settlement have not …

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Catherine tops Japanese charts

After a period of intense interest amongst certain parts of the online games community, Atlus’ PS3 and Xbox 360 outingCatherine has debuted at the top of the Japanese software charts. The game is conspicuous by its blatant use of overtly sexual imagery – a surprising rarity in the still often …

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UK confirmed for Two Worlds II

After a confusing 24 hours that saw retailer GAME remove Topware’s console RPG Two Worlds II from its release schedule, a UK release for the game has finally been confirmed. However, there are strings. The game will now be available only from online retailer Amazon. And its release has slipped …

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Calibur11 braced for UK debut

Calibur11 is promoting its first UK products two months ahead of launch. The new peripherals vendor will enter the market this April with a line of interactive console shells for the Xbox 360. The firm is focusing on its Vault line-up: character-based cases that light up when the console is …

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MCV Awards evolve as digital rises

Three new accolades recognising the market’s move towards digital content have been added to April’s MCV Awards. And today lobbying opens for the 2011 event, so you can be considered as a finalist. Click here to read our guide to the awards and lobbying. Digital Retail Innovation, Best Use of …

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Shift 2 gets UK release date

EA has confirmed that racer Shift 2: Unleashed will be released in the UK on March 25th. It will be released in mainland Europe the day before and in North America the following week on March 29th. The publisher is also inviting punters to pre-order what the new trailer describes …

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Vaizey confirms PEGI delay

The rollout of the new PEGI video games classification system will miss its current April deadline and will not be introduced until July of this year at the earliest. Back in July 2010 the VSC, who will be assuming a central role in the application of the new ratings system, …

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Sega launches urinal console

It’s new hardware, but possibly not as you expected it. Former platform holder Sega has launched a new range of machines in Japan… that attach to male urinals. Wired reports that the new devices, called ‘Toylets’, have been rolled out for testing at a number of locations in Tokyo. Each …

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