Game industry business news

Xbox: Our cut-price console will steal consumers from PS3

Microsoft has shrugged off any fear that its Core Xbox 360 will struggle for prominence in the Christmas market – and told MCV that its price drop will tempt customers away from PS3. The Core console’s price point falls to just 179.99 today – the same as Nintendo’s 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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Labour: We DO take games seriously

The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the games industry and announced plans for further economic support, after the Conservative Party claimed that Labour was not doing enough to support the sector in last week’s MCV (cover, 17/08). Speaking exclusively to MCV, Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and …

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Woolworths selling PS3 at all time low price

Woolworths has claimed that it has dropped the price of the PlayStation 3 to its ‘lowest ever level’ – offering Sony’s next-gen console for just 375 over the bank holiday weekend. The value bundle comes with two free games, two free Blu-Ray DVDs and an additional controller. The deal is …

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Call for fringe events at LGF

Organisers of the London Games Festival are inviting people to get involved with the event as part of a set of ‘fringe’ activities. Those who want to organise their own events – such as seminars, street games, performances or exhibitions – under the London Games Festival Fringe umbrella will be …

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FEATURE: Labour and Tories join the debate on games

Top Labour and Conservative Ministers answer MCV’s questions on the games industry this week – with state funding and IP protection high on the agenda. Labour’s Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism Margaret Hodge tells MCV: We have definitely begun to more fully recognise and articulate the contribution of …

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Leipzig highlights online now

Extensive television highlights from Games Convention 07 are available now on broadband channel Esport.tv. Highlights include new demos of Metal Gear Solid 4, Kane & Lynch, Haze, Crysis, Folklore, Fifa 08, Medal of Honour and Enemy territory Quake Wars as well as Sony’s press conference. Executive producer Steve Edmonds commented, …

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