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GC LEIPZIG: Expo awards nominees announced

The nominee list has been announced for the Leipzig Games Convention’s ‘Best Of GC Awards’ taking part over the next few days. The award winners will be announced on Friday morning at 11am in the Leipziger Messe Press Conference room. The categories and nominees are as follows: PC: – Sam …

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GC LEIPZIG: PS2 Rock Band coming to Europe

Electronic Arts announced further plans for its Harmonix-developed rhythm game Rock Band at its conference in Leipzig today – including the release of a PS2 version of the game. The publisher also confirmed that the titles would be released in the first quarter of 2008 in Europe – as previously …

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FEATURE: Your guide to Leipzig

Off to Leipzig? Taken aback by the hoardes of German gamers, industry types and enormity of the convention centre? We highlight the key players showing off their wares in Germany, and offer some insight into what to expect from Europe’s biggest games show – click through for more.

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Take 2 man heads up Viacom’s games assault

Viacom has hired former Take 2 Germany MD Arwed-Ralf Grenzbach for the role of VP for videogames, music and special products at its Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products division. Based in London, Grenzbach will oversee the development of NVCP’s international videogame, music and special products strategy spanning brands including MTV. …

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Leipzig

10TACLE STUDIOS HALL ONE, I50 The company has a number of titles on show, including Codename Panzers: Cold War (RTS, PC), Black Prophecy (Sci-Fi MMO, PC), a new next-gen project (Action, PC/XBOX360), Boulder Dash – Rocks (Puzzle Game, Nintendo DS and PSP) and Panzer Tactics DS (Strategy, DS). ACTIVISION HALL …

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EA Mobile appoints new marketing manager

MCV sister magazine Mobile Entertainment reports that the former Vodafone Global games boss had a brief tenure with industry standards thinktank OMTP, before re-emerging with this major role. EA Mobile hasn’t been around that long, but already dominates decks the world over with its huge brand portfolio. Harrison will lead …

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US CHARTS: Bioshock tops Amazon.com charts

BioShock on the Xbox 360 has topped the Amazon.com all format best sellers in the US, reported Next Generation . In a strong week for the console, the second and third positions also belonged to the Xbox 360, in the shape of Halo 3 (pre-order) and Madden NFL 08. The …

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ChoicesUK set for administration

Games and DVD rental, sell-through and distribution firm ChoicesUK has reported that it is to go into administration as soon as possible. According to Reuters, the chain stopped trading as of yesterday. Its shares closed at 10.25p – less than four per cent of the value of their all time …

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