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THQ and SimBin part company

THQ has confirmed that it will now not be publishing SimBin’s upcoming Xbox 360 title GTR Racing, consumer games portal CVG is reporting. GTR, a hardcore racing title, has already enjoyed much success on PC, and THQ was due to publish the Xbox 360 version this Spring. "THQ and SimBin …

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Next Splinter Cell name revealed?

A translation from Finnish games mag Magaza Pelaaja courtesy of games blog Kotaku claims that Ubisoft’s next outing for stealthy gaming superstar Sam Fisher will be dubbed Splinter Cell: Conviction. After dabbling with the idea of turning his back on the government in the last outing, Double Agent, this new …

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Microsoft buys mobile ad firm

Microsoft is to acquire ScreenTonic, the French mobile advertising specialist, in a move that signals a major acceleration of the Seattle giant’s mobile ambitions. The move for Screentonic is another landmark deal in a frantic period that has seen a mad scramble for position in digital advertising. Observers have been …

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