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Guillemot to keynote at EIF 07

Guillemot’s keynote address kicks off the exclusive two-day gaming seminar in Edinburgh. He will deliver his speech at 10.45am on Monday August 13 at the Royal College of Physicians, in Queen Street. Simon Nelson, controller of multiplatform and portfolio at BBC Vision, will also be speaking at the event, exploring …

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Disney gets Club Penguin

The Walt Disney Company has acquired kids online virtual world Club Penguin. Club Penguin launched in October 2005, and now has over 700,000 paying subscribers and 12 million activated users – mainly in the US and Canada. The site is based on animated penguin avatars on a snow covered virtual …

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Peep Shows Mitchell to host Joysticks

The shortlist for Future Publishing’s Golden Joystick awards has been revealed, along with the announcement of a new host – David Mitchell, best known for his role as Mark in Channel 4 comedy Peep Show. The event will be held at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on Friday October 26th, …

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Triple-A games line-up revealed for EIF 07

Unreal Tournament, Assassin’s Creed and BioShock are also set to feature at The Edinburgh Interactive Games Screenings on Tuesday August 14th at the Odeon Cinema on Lothian Road. Alongside the games line-up, students will be able to sample the action and get advice on how to get into the games …

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Recordable TV coming to PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment’s head of marketing for New Zealand has confirmed that the company is looking to launch a digital tuner for the PS3 next year – effectively transforming it into a fully-functioning TV recorder. Warwick Light told NZ’s The Press newspaper: "We’re hoping next year – about the same …

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Games Media Awards: Nominations Close Today

Nominations for the first ever Games Media Awrds close today, so now’s the time to make sure your favourite representative of our beloved fourth estate is in the running – or, to hell with it, why not put your own name forward? The GMAs take place at London’s Soho Revue …

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HMV sells off Japanese division for £70m

HMV has sold its Japanese business arm – made up of 62 stores and its website hmv.co.jp – for 70 million. The retailer says that the deal with DSM Investment Catorce will allow it to concentrate on countries in which it was a market leader. Chief executive Simon Fox added …

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UK charts: Diamond week for Pokemon as it hits top spot

Nintendo must be toasting yet another storming week in this week’s UK all formats, all prices chart as the platform holder once again dominates the top ten, publishing six out of the top ten best selling titles this week. Only Activision and EA manage to break the monopoly, while the …

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Rares Viva Pinata coming to DS

Rare’s Viva Pinata is to be released for the Nintendo DS, according to reports emerging from this past weekend’s Comic-Con. Microsoft-owned Rare will be using the original concept for the game – not the upcoming party version made by Australia’s Kaos – for the Nintendo machine. It’s not the first …

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