Event News

GC to expand further after biggest ever show

Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt and Hamburg are all in the running to take Games Convention a step further in 2009 after last week’s biggest ever event in Leipzig. While event organiser Leipziger Messe has confirmed that the show will be back in Leipzig next year, the race is on for other …

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Best of GC 2007 revealed

The Leipziger Messe has named this year’s ‘Best of GC’, with an even spread of publishers given accolades by the show’s jury. The winners are as follows: PC: Crysis (EA)Xbox: BioShock (Take 2)PSP: God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCE)PS2: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)PS3: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)Wii: …

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Guitar Hero III rock-off set to entertain GMAs

In the latest of Activision’s notoriously lavish Guitar Hero promotions, attendees of the first Games Media Awards will be invited to compete in a Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock play-off in support of the release of the rhythm title. The competition will kick off straight after the awards ceremony, …

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FEATURE: EA calls on united industry to crack Russia

EA’s VP of Central Europe Peter Laughton has told MCV that the Russian games market is there for the taking – providing the industry chooses to work together to crack it. We would love everyone else to join us in trying to open up this market,” he told MCV. It …

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Mario Party 8 tops Japanese charts

The seven best selling titles in Japan are new entries, led by Mario Party 8 on the Wii at number one – which outsold Everybody’s Golf 5 on the PS3 at number two by 100,000 units, reported Next Generation . Following them at number three is Taiko Drum Master on …

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TGS 2007 to be biggest ever

With 168 exhibitors across 1,708 booths, Tokyo Game Show 2007 will be the biggest event since it launched. This year’s show – which will take place at Chiba City’s Makuhari Messe from September the 20th to the 23rd – will focus on connected networks, and is expected to attract somewhere …

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All change again for E3 2008

Whilst meeting many of its objectives this year, the games industry’s biggest trade event looks set to change venue, date and strategy for next year. After ditching the Los Angeles Convention Center, E3 moved from its traditional all-trade May show for 60,000 visitors, to a media and analysts’ show in …

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PS3 passes 1m mark in Japan

Enterbrain, the publisher of Japanese games bible Famitsu, has revealed that Sony’s PlayStation 3 has passed the one million sales mark in Japan – eight months since its launch on November 11th. However, the pace falls significantly short of that boasted by rival Nintendo, whose Wii console reached the one …

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