Retail

EA announces Mixed Martial Arts

Electronic Arts has announced it will release EA Sports MMA on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2010. The latest addition to the EA Sports roster was unveiled during the publisher’s E3 press conference. It will deliver an authentic experience of mixed martial arts through a range of well-known fighting styles …

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Guantanamo Bay Xbox game on the way

The developer of a controversial new game that centres around detention camp Guantanamo Bay has told MCV that it will release the title over Xbox Live in October if it can’t find a publishing partner. Edinburgh-based T-Enterprise said that it didn’t want to be known as an ‘extreme’ studio due …

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UK games market continues to rise

The UK video games market’s weekly value continues to rise this week following a slew of new releases, including Guitar Hero: Metallica, Virtua Tennis and Infamous. According to MCV calculations, based on today’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market has hit 22.8 million for the week ending May 30th, with …

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7m Brits download illegally

The Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property claims that seven million UK residents have illegally downloaded files from the internet in the last 12 months, with the cumulative value of the stolen material estimated to be 120bn. It adds that 1.3m people use a file-sharing network at least once a …

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Bethesda speaks out on Fallout 3 DLC retail packs

Publisher Bethesda has explained its decision to release its Fallout 3 DLC at retail, stating that the broader market is simply not willing to download games. The firm is set to release three new retail SKUs for Fallout 3 this year, including Fallout 3 Add-on Pack 1 (which features DLC …

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Itagaki forms Tokyo Vikings

A new Japanese game development group has been established at the helm of overcompensating game designer Tomonobu Itagaki. Itagaki, who previously headed up Tecmo subsidiary Team Ninja, was involved in the development of a number of popular fighting titles such as Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. Last year Itagaki …

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RETAIL BIZ: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Check out the latest additions to the RETAIL BIZ Previews Section for MCV’s guide to the hottest releases approaching retail. This week, the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game finally draws nearer as Sony takes the reigns of the stream-crossing action game. The title is set to perform well when …

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Woolworths resurrection on the cards

Defunct UK retailer Woolworths could yet rise from the dead with the news that former MD Tony Page is negotiating with investors with a view to securing a 10m deal to buy up 200 of the chain’s former outlets. The Times reports that Woolies’ former boss was last year involved …

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Fuel is ‘biggest console game ever’

Codemasters’ upcoming racer Fuel can rightly lay claim to offering the biggest ever in-game environment seen in a video game, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The announcement follows news that the game’s release has slipped a week to June 5th. In total Fuel boasts 5,560 square miles …

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RETAIL BIZ: Infamous & Prototype

Head over to the RETAIL BIZ previews section for MCV’s guide to some of the biggest games heading to retail over the summer. This week, two of the biggest action titles of the season go up against each other at retail, as Sony’s Infamous and Activision Blizzard’s Prototype compete for …

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