Game industry business news

Sonys Hirai to keynote at Tokyo Games Show

The new head of the PlayStation division’s address is to be entitled The Expanding PlayStation World, Business Strategy For New Growth,” according to a report on IGN. Following a muted showing at E3, Kazuo Hirai is expected to kick off Japan’s biggest games show by revealing more online functionality and …

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Confirmed: No X07 this year

The rumour originally surfaced from a SquadXP podcast, in which Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox Live group product manger Aaron Greenberg stated: There’s not a real X07 this year, but I think we’ll figure out some way to talk about 2008 sometime in a different event or a different type …

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Resi heads to Africa

In an interview with Japanese consumer games mag Famitsu translated by IGN , Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi has unveiled some new details about Capcom’s hugely anticipated upcoming next-gen survival-horror title. Taking place in what appears to be an African setting, Resi 5’s zombies will once again depart from …

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Rockstar to bring Table Tennis to Wii

Another UK studio has taken to Wii development, with Rockstar Games’ Leeds team working on a conversion of its San Diego sister studio’s Table Tennis game. The game is due out later this year and adds Wiimote functionality to the title’s table tennis league gameplay, reports developmag.com. "Ever since we …

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THQ signs up to Steam

Valve has announced that publisher THQ has signed up to distribute its games on the US independent developer’s Steam service. MCV sister site Develop reports that the firms believes the industry will see product from "some of the most prestigious development studios in the gaming industry" on the site as …

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Sky to televise gaming tournament

BSkyB will broadcast the first professional video games league, the Championship Gaming Series, to UK audiences later this year. The league consists of online competitions, live qualifying events, a UK Championship, and an international World Championship final taking place in California during November. Live qualifiers will take place in Birmingham …

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Tesco expands own-brand software roll-out

The roll-out of Tesco’s own-brand software has stepped up a pace this week, with more than 200 new stores set to have product on shelves by the end of this week. The Tesco Software range was launched in October last year and introduced to around 150 of the supermarket giant’s …

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Pokemon Diamond tops Australian charts

Pokemon Diamond on the DS has risen to the top of the Australian All Format Charts this week, with Pokemon Pearl close on its tail at number three, according to GfK’s chart results . Transformers on the PS2 is sandwiched between the DS titles at number two, no doubt popularised …

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