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Wii to Boogie on August 31st

New IP, exclusive to Nintendo – not terms you’d be quick to associate with EA only 12 months ago, but with Wii powering its way to market leadership in the next-gen race, EA will unleash its latest new IP on the console later this month. Boogie, which combines karaoke and …

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Capcom enjoys sales jump in Q1

Strong sales of Phoenix Wright and Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition have pushed Capcom’s quarter one sales up 35.1 per cent year-on-year. The company has now raised its six-month earnings forecast on the back of the results for the quarter ended June 30th, which saw revenues of 14.3 billion yen …

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November arrival for Hellgate London

It’s been on the radar of PC gamers for quite some time now, and now EA and Namco Bandai have confirmed that gothic London-based shooter-and-slasher Hellgate London will be hitting European retail on November 2nd. North American gamers will receive it a couple of days earlier, on October 31st. The …

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PS3 Starter Pack axed in Australia

SCEE has announced that the PS3 Starter Pack offer will be terminated in Australia by the end of the month, despite only launching four days ago on August 2nd. The Starter Pack includes two controllers and two first-party titles for AUS$999.95. According to Next Generation , a marketing e-mail was …

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Sparks takes Square route

The renowned industry veteran joins after a spell as global brand director at Eidos, where he oversaw the revival of the key Tomb Raider franchise, the continued success of the Hitman series, and the introduction of Just Cause as a key IP. The appointment is quite a coup for Square …

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Activision reports record fiscal results

US publisher Activision has raised its full year outlook after posting a quarterly net profit of $27.8 million. That figure compares handsomely to a net loss of $18.3 million from the same period a year previously. Net revenues we up 163 per cent to $495.5 million for the quarter ending …

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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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