Publishing

Jaffe forms new studio

MCV sister site Develop reports that after much speculation, David Jaffe has left Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Santa Monica Studios to form Eat, Sleep, Play with Incognito founder Scott Campbell – and has immediately secured exclusive development deal with SCEA. The pair, who previously worked together on the Twisted Metal …

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Say Halo wave goodbye

Something has gone slightly awry with Microsoft’s media schedule. MCV’s one-to-one with Peter Moore has turned into a shared session, with a thoroughly nice fellow from Halo Nation being the third point of the triangle. His line of questioning is, as you’d imagine, pretty focused. Those bloody warranties, he just …

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We know what we must do

Given what we saw at E3, is third–party support becoming the key battleground for next-gen formats? Development and support for a format is very important yes, and the story is very different these days to how it was with older formats. In the past you could pay a million dollars …

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Ubisoft gets Heroes

Ubisoft will develop and publish a game based on the sci-fi drama series Heroes, which began airing on UK terrestrial television earlier this week. The move follows the completion of a licensing deal with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group, giving the publisher the rights to produce the game. The US …

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EA moves into Russia

EA has opened a new office in Moscow as part of wider plans to cement its presence in the region, reported Next Generation . The new office will directly serve Russian consumers and retailers and will concentrate on localizing products such as Need for Speed and FIFA on PS3 and …

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Empire and Midas seek new faces

Empire Interactive * Senior External Producer, Senior International Producer * Competitive salary, bonus, benefits If you want the opportunity to develop your career and personal capabilities as an integral part of a company where you can make a significant contribution Empire would like to hear from you. The successful candidate …

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Losses grow for PlayStation

Sony’s games division has reported operating losses of 120 million (29.2 billion Yen) for its first quarter of 2007 after a difficult period for the console, reports The Times – more than double the loss for the same period in 2006. Sony said that it shipped 710,000 PS3 game consoles …

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US price drop for Xbox 360 HD-DVD

Xbox is set to drop the price of the 360 HD-DVD add-on from $199 to $179 on August 1st in the US, reports Next Generation . The firm will also offer five free HD-DVD movies with the hardware from a selection of 15 titles, which is an extension of Toshiba’s …

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Vivendi enjoys sales jump

Vivendi has issued its financial report for the first half of the year – and the sales growth of the company’s games division is outstripping that of the overall company. In total, Vivendi enjoyed revenue growth of little more than 6 per cent for the six month period up to …

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£15,000 spent on consoles for prisoners

Labour announced last night that it has spent over 15,000 on consoles for young offenders in the past two years, according to a story in national free-sheet Metro. The newspaper reports that the money had been spent on installing 120 PlayStations in young offender institutions across the country. We need …

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