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E3 felt like a hospital corridor

Sega of America president Simon Jeffery has likened the atmosphere of this year’s under-populated E3 to a hospital corridor” – but still celebrated the business his firm managed to get done at the expo. Speaking to MCV, Jeffery also backed the Entertainment Software Association to turn things around in future, …

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OPINION: ‘E3 can learn from Leipzig’

The inflammatory comments from the two men spearheading the Xbox and PlayStation businesses to MCV this week demonstrate that – whatever you might have heard elsewhere – E3 really matters to this industry. Don Mattrick and Kaz Hirai’s forthright opinions on how their respective brands have fared at this year’s …

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E3 to return in 2009

Despite vocal disappointment over this year’s E3 from some high profile members of the global industry, the ESA has confirmed to MCV that the show will definitely go ahead again in 2009. However, the organisation was unable to answer questions on whether the size or location of the show would …

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Games Media Awards ’08 – vote now

This year’s Games Media Awards will feature 10 categories, covering print, digital, mainstream and specialist media. The number of titles up for grabs has been reduced dramatically from last year, in a move that ratchets up the cachet attached to each award and ensures fierce competition in every area. The …

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E3: Midway announces line-up

Midway has announced its full product portfolio for E3 next week. Exciting new entertainment experiences such as Wheelman, proven franchises like Mortal Kombat, the next instalment in the million plus selling Blitz the League franchise and new games for the casual market make this Midway’s most diverse and powerful line …

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E3 is virtually useless for retail

Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has said that this year’s E3 is ‘virtually useless’ for the retail and investor sectors it has previously served so well. Speaking to The Street.com, Pachter said: "The conference used to offer retail, media and investors an early look at games and an opportunity to speak …

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Games Media Awards head to Jongleurs

The Games Media Awards 2008 will take place on Thursday October 16th, at Jongleurs Comedy Club in Camden, London. This time, the voting panel will be MCV’s entire readership. In other words, the UK video games industry. There will also be fewer awards in total – a move designed to …

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UK CHARTS: Super Smash Bros brawls its way to number one

Mirroring its success in both the Japanese and US markets, Nintendo’s Wii outing Super Smash Bros: Brawl has beaten off the competition this week to claim the number one spot in the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. Last week’s number one, LucasArts’ LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures, is pegged back …

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Place your bets for this years E3

The UK trade is gearing up for a flurry of big name announcements at E3, with price cuts, new Wii-style controllers and online initiatives expected to grab the headlines. Recent online ‘leaks’ suggested that Microsoft would be revealing a Mii-style avatar system, a karaoke series dubbed Lips and a social …

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Two more publishers leaving ESA?

The head of US gamers’ consumers group the Entertainment Consumers Association has said that he knows of two more games companies that are planning to leave US publisher body the Entertainment Software Association. Hal Halpin told the Washington Post that a duo of firms were set to join Activision, Vivendi …

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