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Babel launches recruitment drive

MCV sister site Develop reports that localisation and testing company Babel Media continues to grow at an impressive rate, with it currently looking to recruit 150 staff across its Brighton and Montreal offices. The Montreal facility wants to add 100 new functionality testers to work in Babel’s test labs, while …

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Activision acquires Bizarre Creations

Activision has bought UK-based Project Gotham Racing developer Bizarre Creations for an undisclosed fee. Activision continues to grow and drive greater value for our shareholders by broadening our portfolio and entering new gaming categories with strong global appeal,” Activision chairman and CEO Robert Kotick stated. Bizarre Creations is the leading …

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Activision acquires Bizarre Creations

Activision has bought UK-based Project Gotham Racing developer Bizarre Creations for an undisclosed fee. Activision continues to grow and drive greater value for our shareholders by broadening our portfolio and entering new gaming categories with strong global appeal,” Activision chairman and CEO Robert Kotick stated. Bizarre Creations is the leading …

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Microsoft remedies Halo 3 scratches

Microsoft has conceded that the design of the box that houses the Limited Edition version of its epic FPS Halo 3 has lead to a number of gamers opening it to discover that their disc is scratched – and has vowed to replace any faulty units. The firm will allow …

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Microsoft remedies Halo 3 scratches

Microsoft has conceded that the design of the box that houses the Limited Edition version of its epic FPS Halo 3 has lead to a number of gamers opening it to discover that their disc is scratched – and has vowed to replace any faulty units. The firm will allow …

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New PSP Slim enjoys Japanese success

Famitsu’s parent company Enterbrain reports that Japanese gamers have snapped up over 325,000 PSP Slims in its first three days on sale in Japan. Of those sales, 250,702 sales were of the standalone pack, whilst 75,943 were the Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core bundles. The sales surge helped PSP achieve …

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New PSP Slim enjoys Japanese success

Famitsu’s parent company Enterbrain reports that Japanese gamers have snapped up over 325,000 PSP Slims in its first three days on sale in Japan. Of those sales, 250,702 sales were of the standalone pack, whilst 75,943 were the Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core bundles. The sales surge helped PSP achieve …

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NCsoft plans Brighton expansion

Leading MMO games publisher NCsoft has announced that it is to expand its current base in Brighton, creating over 100 new highly-skilled jobs, following investment from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). In its three years of operations NCsoft Europe has grown rapidly, growing from just three members of …

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