Publishing

Xbox Live security breach confirmed

Following numerous forum reports that Xbox live users have been targeted by phishing scams – fraudulent activity intended to illegally gain usernames, passwords and credit card details – Microsoft has confirmed the threat and stated that it has taken action to help protect our subscribers’ accounts.” The scams take the …

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GC must move to fulfil its potential

Trepidation” would accurately describe my state of mind as I prepared to head out to the Games Convention in Leipzig. The town’s charms are conspicuously lacking (unless you’re mad-keen on Absinthe), and I was booked into a hotel (which turned out to resemble a Gothic Travel Tavern, although even Alan …

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Revealed: Microsofts epic Halo 3 TV ad

Microsoft has unveiled details of its TV advertising campaign for Halo 3 – as well as a teaser of what fans can expect. According to the publisher, the promotional clips will bring the game’s ‘epic battles to life in the style of a museum diorama”’. The ad hits UK TV …

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Sony Ericsson: PSP phone a possibility

MCV sister mag Develop reports that Sony Ericsson’s president Miles Flint has gone on the record to talk about the company’s supposed move towards creating a games-focused mobile calling it "an area of possible future activity". His comments were published in yesterday’s FT, and come off the back of details …

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Japanese developers rally behind Xbox 360

At the Yebisu Garden Hall, Takashi Sensui, general manager of the Home and Entertainment Division at Microsoft took to the stage of the Xbox 360 Briefing 2007 to showcase the number of forthcoming titles available on the platform and show the support it is enjoying from the Japanese development community. …

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Capcom shares rocket after Nintendo success

Next-gen.biz reports that the success of the Japanese publisher’s Wii titles has boosted Capcom’s stock significantly, after Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition shipped 750,000 units globally. Capcom’s shares have already risen 33 per cent this year. The publisher also has Camelot-developed We Love Golf in the pipeline, which is expected …

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Vivendi’s French evolution

What is the thinking behind the recent re-jig of your managerial structure? We have re-organised Europe under a single leadership. The UK is a critical market for us so it is important that we continue to invest, especially on the console side of things. We want to continue to invest …

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God of War PSP will miss Christmas

The PSP version of God of War: Chains of Olympus has slipped and will now go on sale in the US on March 4th 2008, missing out on the lucrative Christmas buying period. It was hoped that the title would be a potential PSP driver over the period, judging by …

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BBC content coming to Xbox Live?

Microsoft is in discussions with the BBC to bring the Corporation’s programmes to Xbox Live. According to The Times , Ross Honey, senior director for media at Microsoft’s content and partner strategy group, confirmed the company had spoken to the BBC and several other European media companies. We are working …

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