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Fight Night devs to make new Marvel game

EA’s Chicago team will be producing a new game based on Marvel’s comicbook characters, reports MCV’s sister site Develop. The new super hero fighting game will be developed for PS3 and Xbox 360 and released next year. EA Chicago is best known for its Fight Night games and recent title …

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Jaffe forms new studio

MCV sister site Develop reports that after much speculation, David Jaffe has left Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Santa Monica Studios to form Eat, Sleep, Play with Incognito founder Scott Campbell – and has immediately secured exclusive development deal with SCEA. The pair, who previously worked together on the Twisted Metal …

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Dr Kawashima conquers Europe

Seemingly not content with bossing the UK charts, Nintendo is also performing well in both Germany and Spain – and it’s new DS title More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima that’s proving to be the star performer. The brain-twisting sequel tops the All Formats charts in both territories – whilst …

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42 per cent of total console gaming on PS2

The PS2 accounted for 42 per cent of total console usage in June, according to the GamePlay Metrics service compiled by Nielsen, reported Games Industry . The next-gen consoles were far behind the PS2 in this respect. According to the report, the Xbox 360 accounted for eight per cent of …

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Develop Awards 07 video online

For those that were unable to attend the Develop Awards event that took place in Brighton on Wednesday, a video of the ceremony is now available online. The video, which was produced by Gamer TV, can be found at www.esport.tv . 500 games development executives packed out the Metropole Hotel …

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Sony boss: No PS3 price cut at this point

After dropping the cost of the PS3 in the US earlier this month, president of Sony Ryoji Chubachi has announced that there will be no similar price cutting in Asia or Europe at this point,” reported Bloomberg . The boss of the platform holder refused to shed light on whether …

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Say Halo wave goodbye

Something has gone slightly awry with Microsoft’s media schedule. MCV’s one-to-one with Peter Moore has turned into a shared session, with a thoroughly nice fellow from Halo Nation being the third point of the triangle. His line of questioning is, as you’d imagine, pretty focused. Those bloody warranties, he just …

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We know what we must do

Given what we saw at E3, is third–party support becoming the key battleground for next-gen formats? Development and support for a format is very important yes, and the story is very different these days to how it was with older formats. In the past you could pay a million dollars …

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Ubisoft gets Heroes

Ubisoft will develop and publish a game based on the sci-fi drama series Heroes, which began airing on UK terrestrial television earlier this week. The move follows the completion of a licensing deal with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group, giving the publisher the rights to produce the game. The US …

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Riccitiello: 2007 was EAs toughest year

Speaking at EA’s recent investor meeting, EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that the 2007 fiscal year was the toughest in the company’s history”, and admitted that EA was on the wrong horse” when it decided to focus its next-gen resources on PS3 and 360, Next-Gen reports . The last …

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