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Screen Digest: The golden age for games is now

Screen Digest has told MCV that the games market will hit the mainstream consumer head on” in 2008, with year-end revenues poised to eclipse even last year’s record-breaking performance. And while Nintendo was the clear winner in the console war in 2007, 2008 is set to be far more closely …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Japans 2007 market stats in full

MCV media partner Enterbrain has released full year Japanese market figures for 2007 – showing a 25 per cent year-on-year leap in the hardware market, while overall software sales have dropped by one per cent compared to 2006. Japan’s total hardware and software market amounted to a whopping 687.66 billion …

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E3 set for July 08

UK publishers should get ready to pack their bags for a summer excursion: E3 is returning to the Los Angeles Convention Centre from Tuesday, July 15-17th next year. That’s according to organiser the Entertainment Software Association, which has confirmed the date and location of the US expo. The body also …

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Atari quits development as CEO exits

Atari CEO David Pierce has resigned from the company as it launches an ‘executive search’ to find his successor. Chief Restructuring Officer Curtis Solsvig III has assumed the role of CEO on an interim basis. Gene Davis, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated: "We appreciate David’s support and commitment …

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LGF press was incredible, says EA

EA boss Keith Ramsdale has hailed the ‘unprecedented’ exposure the firm received after its Be The One event at the London Games Festival – and hinted that it may host an even more ambitious showcase next year. As revealed by MCV, Be The One was the most high profile marketing …

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EA to rule over London

The most high-profile marketing stunt the UK games industry has ever seen is set to boost the London Games Festival next week. Electronic Arts will be taking over Trafalgar Square for three days next week with its Be The One fest, giving gamers the opportunity to play its current and …

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The Japanese top 30

New entry DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou – Satsui no Wana rises to the top of the Japanese charts this week, knocking Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor down to number two. Other new releases entries Arcana Heart for PS2 lands at number five, …

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The Japanese top 30

New entry DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Shin Tantei Series: Kyoto Atami Zekkai no Kotou – Satsui no Wana rises to the top of the Japanese charts this week, knocking Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor down to number two. Other new releases entries Arcana Heart for PS2 lands at number five, …

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Screen Digest acquires US research firm

The deal, which is expected to be finalised by the end of October, means that thw two companies’ working relationship is formalised, giving Screen Digest closer ties with Adams Media Research’s data and market analysis services for the US markets. This is a hugely significant deal for both companies at …

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Screen Digest acquires US research firm

The deal, which is expected to be finalised by the end of October, means that thw two companies’ working relationship is formalised, giving Screen Digest closer ties with Adams Media Research’s data and market analysis services for the US markets. This is a hugely significant deal for both companies at …

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