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Nikitova moves into games development

Artist and programmer outsourcing operation Nikitova LLC has launched its own games initiative, reported Games Industry. The newly formed Nikitova Games will initially concentrate on developing Wii and DS titles, and will possibly move onto other consoles next year. The first title to emerge will be a licensed tie-in with …

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Back to School Special

Of all the possible presents a child will eagerly envisage receiving when watching their parent wander into a video games shop, you can guarantee that the one thing they won’t expect or appreciate is Algebra Adventures. Thanks,” they’ll say through gritted teeth, while concluding yet again that their parents hate …

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Eidos real heroine

She might not have much interest in discovering the Scion and she’s never fought off the advances of belligerent bears or destructive dinosaurs (as far as we know, anyway). But SCi CEO Jane Cavanagh still has a notable amount in common with Eidos heroine Lara Croft: namely an interminable appetite …

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Microsoft reveals new XNA dev tool

In his keynote at Microsoft’s Gamefest event, XNA general manager Chris Satchell unveiled the latest version of XNA Game Studio – and announced a new strategy for the product, reports MCV sister mag Develop . Previously planned to be split into two packages – Game Studio Express for hobbyist users …

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UK CHARTS: Transformers holds firm at top

Only Activision, EA and 505 Games manage to break Nintendo’s stunning summer run of sales in this week’s ChartTrack all formats top ten. Heavy promotion on TV and the small matter of an accompanying blockbuster movie help Activision’s Traveller’s Tales-developed action title to fight off the march of Pokemon on …

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Apple’s iPhone to take on Nintendo?

A report in the New York Post today claims that Apple is secretly gearing up to push its iPhone – and perhaps its new Apple TV device – as gaming platforms. Taking last week’s furore over Nintendo filing for a patent for a motion-sensitive DS-style device as its queue, the …

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Nvidia achieves record increase in revenue

Nvidia has recorded a landmark increase in revenue in its second quarter results – a rise of 36 per cent year on year thanks to strong demand for its chips. Nvidia said it has earned $172.7 million (85 million) during the quarter – a figure that mean it had seen …

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