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Tiger Woods drives to number one

The annual success that is Tiger Woods has finally reached the top of the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week, with the release of the PS3 version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 giving the title sufficient momentum to claim the top spot. It is the first time since …

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Niche work if you can get it

The same shelves that were once ruled by PC, PSX and (occasionally) N64 now have to find room for PS3, PS2, 360, GBA, PSP, DS and Wii. Meanwhile, there are the other three horsemen of the High Street apocalypse – offshore websites, supermarkets and downloads. Is it time for PC …

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Niche work if you can get it

The same shelves that were once ruled by PC, PSX and (occasionally) N64 now have to find room for PS3, PS2, 360, GBA, PSP, DS and Wii. Meanwhile, there are the other three horsemen of the High Street apocalypse – offshore websites, supermarkets and downloads. Is it time for PC …

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Nintendo value soars

The strong success of both its handheld DS and its motion sensing home console Wii has seen Nintendo’s profit soar to make it the second most valuable company in Japan. Next-Gen reports that the company’s share value has quadrupled over the past two years, seeing it oust Canon to trail …

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Nintendo value soars

The strong success of both its handheld DS and its motion sensing home console Wii has seen Nintendo’s profit soar to make it the second most valuable company in Japan. Next-Gen reports that the company’s share value has quadrupled over the past two years, seeing it oust Canon to trail …

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Gamestation investigation to cost GAME £4.5m

High street retailer GAME has forecast that it will lose 4.5 million ‘complying’ with the Competition Commission’s inquiry into its acquisition of Gamestation. The firm revealed the news today in its interim results for the six months ended July 31st, 2007, in which it also reported that it had already …

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Gamestation investigation to cost GAME £4.5m

High street retailer GAME has forecast that it will lose 4.5 million ‘complying’ with the Competition Commission’s inquiry into its acquisition of Gamestation. The firm revealed the news today in its interim results for the six months ended July 31st, 2007, in which it also reported that it had already …

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£299 PS3 imminent?

Consumer site CVG is reporting that several” off-the-record sources have assured it that Sony is preparing to counter the massive hype generated by Microsoft’s release of Halo 3 by launching a stripped down 40GB version of the PS3 for 299 in the UK. Sky News is apparently reporting that the …

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£299 PS3 imminent?

Consumer site CVG is reporting that several” off-the-record sources have assured it that Sony is preparing to counter the massive hype generated by Microsoft’s release of Halo 3 by launching a stripped down 40GB version of the PS3 for 299 in the UK. Sky News is apparently reporting that the …

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Halo 3 could hit $170 million

US news agency Bloomberg reports that Microsoft’s stock has seen a massive lift ahead of this week’s release of hugely anticipated Xbox 360 FPS Halo 3, and predicts that the game could net Microsoft as much as $170 million in its first financial quarter, which ends this month. Goldman Sachs …

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