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Koch signs with Playlogic

Koch Media’s UK HQ has agreed a distribution deal with Dutch publisher Playlogic. The contract includes titles such as Evil Days of Luckless John on PC, Xyanide Resurrection on PSP and PS2 and the sequel to survival horror titles Obscure, which will be released on both PS2 and PC. We’re …

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Eidos signs in-game ad deal

British publisher Eidos has signed a deal with in-game ads firm Double Fusion which will see the company supply ads for ten of Eidos’ games over a three year period. No specific titles have been named. "This is an exciting and innovative opportunity for Eidos, we’re delighted to be working …

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Former Take 2 execs plead guilty

Bloomberg reports that Take 2’s former chief accounting officer Patti Tay and general counsel Kenneth Selterman have both pleaded guilty to falsifying records relating to stock options in 2001 and 2002. Selterman has received three years probation, a $50,000 fine and 200 hours of community service whilst Tay has also …

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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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