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Violence in Games Special

About five years ago I bought my son a PlayStation console. He had received some money for his birthday and decided to buy a game. Off we went into town to a well-known music shop, where he and his sister purchased a game with a picture of a car on …

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E For All attracts 18,000

The inaugural E for All show drew to a close yesterday, with organisers IDG World Expo estimating attendees to be in the region of 18,000. An audience made up of gamers, developers, retailers, and members of the media were given the opportunity to sample forthcoming games, enter tournaments and sit …

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US: 360 triumphs in hardware battle

The successful release of Bungie’s hugely popular Halo 3 saw Microsoft’s Xbox 360 propelled to the top of the US hardware charts for the month of September, CVG reports. Figures from the NPD Group claim that Xbox 360 sold 528,000 units in the period, slightly above the 501,000 Wii consoles …

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HD-DVD giveaway for 360 buyers

As rumours emerge that a possible new HD-DVD equipped Xbox 360 may already be in the works , Microsoft has announced that it is offering five free HD-DVD movies to anyone who buys the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive between now and the end of January. Purchasers will be able to …

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Florin: We want a single open games platform

The BBC reports that EA’s executive vice president and general manager of international publishing Gerhard Florin has called for a single unified games platform, a step he says would like life better for both gamers and developers. We want an open, standard platform which is much easier than having five …

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INTERVIEW: Ray Maguire, SCE UK

SONY’S PS3 strategy is the most evocative industry topic of recent times. It has inspired empassioned debate among retailers, publishers, developers and journalists – not to mention a million furious forum rows. And on Friday October 5th, Sony’s saga took another significant twist. The introduction of the stripped-down 40GB SKU, …

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We can win Xmas sales race, says Sega

Sega believes that its marketing campaign for Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games could help it scoop the Christmas number one. Speaking to MCV, Sega product manager Phil Lamb said: This will be a leading title at Christmas. We have fully set our sights on it being the number …

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Retail event reveals its GamePlan

Reserve the date in your diaries – it seems the UK has finally come up with a retail-focused trade show that can fill the gaping hole left by the ‘old’ E3’s demise. GamePlan aims to bring together UK publishing and retail over two days on 29th– 30th May 2008 at …

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Sega Superstars Tennis hits an ace

With Sega and Nintendo joining forces to unleash their favourite characters in the upcoming Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, Sega has taken a leaf out of its former rival’s book by announcing a new character-filled tennis outing. In much the same vein as Mario Tennis, Sega Superstars Tennis …

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Sega Superstars Tennis hits an ace

With Sega and Nintendo joining forces to unleash their favourite characters in the upcoming Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, Sega has taken a leaf out of its former rival’s book by announcing a new character-filled tennis outing. In much the same vein as Mario Tennis, Sega Superstars Tennis …

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