Game industry business news

Steam enters community battleground

With services such as Microsoft’s Windows Live currently spearheading the community gaming movement, Valve is to this week launch a host of new community features for its massively popular Steam network. The free update will allow users to build their own personal Steam pages and profiles, schedule games with friends, …

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European Champion

What do you consider to be ISFE’s most important role within the European video games market? ISFE is an important voice on matters of public policy that impact our industry in Brussels and across Member States. ISFE helps drive industry focus on key issues and areas of debate that require …

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Warranty move will generate more consumer confidence

The extension of the warranty is fixated around some of our customers expressing frustration – but certainly not all of them. The fact that we’re standing so solidly behind the product and stepping up to the alleviation of the problems in a pretty lavish way is a progressive reaction that …

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Mercury Games launches recruitment drive

Mercury Games * Central London * Immediate start Mercury Games is looking for positive, energetic and experienced people to join its expanding team. In addition to working with licensed brands and own IP, the company has entered a strategic alliance with Ertain, a fast growing Japanese publisher. This has expanded …

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No Euro plans for Brain Age themed DS

Details have emerged of a red and black Brain Age 2 DS bundle in North America – but it seems that European gamers will not the chance to get their hands on the stylish new machine. The bundle boasts a copy of More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima, the two-tone …

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New PS3 features hit Europe tomorrow

Sony’s Three Speech blog has confirmed that the latest PS3 firmware update, 1.90, is now available in Japan, and will hit Europe tomorrow (July 24th). Chief amongst the new features is the ability to display custom backgrounds on the machine’s XMB, or dashboard, and the fact that the machine’s video …

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Reeves: PS3 price cut would annoy people

In an interview with Steve Boxer on semi-official Sony blog Three Speech , SCEE president David Reeves has said that the fact that PS3 arrived later in Europe than other global territories means that it’s still too early to consider cutting the price of the machine. We’ve only been on …

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