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Sky backs PSP video download service

The future is looking bright for PSP, what with the redesigned model and now talk of a PS2 controller adapter on the way – and now Sony’s upcoming video download service for the handheld has received a massive boost with the news that Sky will be playing a major part. …

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EA moves into Russia

EA has opened a new office in Moscow as part of wider plans to cement its presence in the region, reported Next Generation . The new office will directly serve Russian consumers and retailers and will concentrate on localizing products such as Need for Speed and FIFA on PS3 and …

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Bioshock bumper pack up for grabs

Many are touting it as a genuine contender for Game of the Year, so it’s no surprise that the hype surrounding 2K Games’ upcoming Xbox 360 and PC FPS Bioshock is continuing to gain momentum. Thanks to the good grace of 2K Games, MCV has a bumper collection of Bioshock …

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PS2 control coming to PSP

Kotaku has discovered a US patent filed by Sony that details a new PS2 or PS3 controller named the Control Docking Unit that is able to link with PSP, granting the machine the full range of controls gifted by the traditional PlayStation joypad. Initially filed in September 2005, the patent …

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Empire and Midas seek new faces

Empire Interactive * Senior External Producer, Senior International Producer * Competitive salary, bonus, benefits If you want the opportunity to develop your career and personal capabilities as an integral part of a company where you can make a significant contribution Empire would like to hear from you. The successful candidate …

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Losses grow for PlayStation

Sony’s games division has reported operating losses of 120 million (29.2 billion Yen) for its first quarter of 2007 after a difficult period for the console, reports The Times – more than double the loss for the same period in 2006. Sony said that it shipped 710,000 PS3 game consoles …

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US price drop for Xbox 360 HD-DVD

Xbox is set to drop the price of the 360 HD-DVD add-on from $199 to $179 on August 1st in the US, reports Next Generation . The firm will also offer five free HD-DVD movies with the hardware from a selection of 15 titles, which is an extension of Toshiba’s …

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Sony to release cut-price $399 40GB PS3

Microsoft’s director of technical strategies Andre Vrignaud has predicted that Sony will launch a cut-price 40GB PS3 this Q4 in an effort to maintain competitiveness in the next-gen console war. Speaking to N’Gai Croal at Level Up, Vrignaud stated: A single, $599 SKU would be untenable – if they don’t …

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360 needed for complete GTA IV experience

Though knowledge of Xbox 360’s exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV content has been widespread for quite a while, whether or not PS3 would receive anything similar remains a matter of debate – though a recent admission from Rockstar indicates that nothing is currently in the works. CVG reports that when …

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Vivendi enjoys sales jump

Vivendi has issued its financial report for the first half of the year – and the sales growth of the company’s games division is outstripping that of the overall company. In total, Vivendi enjoyed revenue growth of little more than 6 per cent for the six month period up to …

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