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Riddick under lock and key until 08

The Chronicles of Riddick was heralded as one of the Xbox’s best titles upon its release in 2004 – but the bad news for next-gen gamers is that the highly anticipated remake, Assault on Dark Athena, has been delayed until 2008. CVG reports that no reason has been given by …

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Sega on Q4 ’07

Add to this all the film licences that are currently rumbling through this summer – of those, one has to believe that The Simpsons will be a big player and of course the first party magic that is Nintendo, then you have a big line-up. This year Sega feel that …

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EIF: Guillemot predicts market boom

This upbeat message was given during Guillemot’s keynote speech at today’s Edinburgh Interactive Festival. Nodding towards the success of Nintendo’s Wii and DS in particular, he explained that the expansion of the market will come thanks to new consumers taking up gaming. But he warned that with this growth comes …

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UK July video games sales

ALL FORMATS TOP 20 – JULY 2008 1. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (EA) PS2, Wii, DS, 360, PSP, PS3, PC, GBA 2. More Brain Training (Nintendo) DS 3. Shrek The Third (Activision) PS2, DS, Wii, 360, PSP, PC 4. Transformers: The Game (Activision) PS2, 360, PS3, …

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Infogrames sales up, Europe the star performer

For the three months up to June 30th, overall first quarter sales rose to reach a €50.1 million, up around 13 per cent. European sales were the highlight, up 68 per cent to €34.4m, but the US operation suffered a 51 per cent decline in business, while sales in Asia …

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JAPAN: Nintendo Parties as Wii outsells PS3 three to one

Nintendo’s continued dominance continues this week in Japan, according the latest figures from MCV’s exclusive media partner Enterbrain. Wii sales for the week stood at 62,798, while rival PS3 shifted 21,985 consoles. Xbox 360 sold 3,305, but the true star performer was DS once again – with combined DS and …

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ELSPA backs Eidos call for UK government action

The backing follows MCV’s story in which the Eidos boss criticised the Government’s failure to give developers enough incentive to set up shop in Britain – resulting in a ‘brain drain’ of talent from the UK. ELSPA’s Jackson has now backed Cavanagh, saying: "Jane’s comments reflect the very serious position …

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WiiWare launches in US

Originally announced in June as an outlet for small-scale independent games, Nintendo’s promising WiiWare Channel has surprisingly arrived in the US today – albeit without any games. CVG reports that WiiWare currently offers a streamed preview video of Metroid Prime 3 – though its arrival could mean that original games …

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