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Star Ocean PSP arriving next month

Publisher Square Enix has confirmed that PSP exclusive RPG Star Ocean: Second Evolution will be released in Europe and PAL territories on February 13th. The Star Ocean series debuted in 1996 on the SNES, with this new PSP version being a remake of PlayStation sequel, Star Ocean: The Second Story. …

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GAME appoints new executive director

GAME has appointed Terry Scicluna as executive director, after joining the firm on October 15th 2008 as chief operating officer. Scicluna joined GAME from Alliance Boots, and has 30 years experience in retail. He has previously worked as managing director of UniChem and as COO at Alliance Pharmacy. He has …

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REVEALED: UK console installed base hits 22 million

The total console installed base for the UK has leapt to 22 million year-on-year, up from 13.5 million reported in January 2008. The results were revealed in GAME’s Christmas trading statement, citing Gfk-ChartTrack data, which shows that sales of Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 consoles have jumped from 4.7 million …

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GAME reports strong sales performance

GAME says its trading performance over the Christmas period has defied ‘challenging trading conditions’ showing a rise in group sales of 16 per cent. The games specialist this morning provided an update to investors on its trading over the six weeks around the holiday and 50 weeks up to January …

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LazyTown running after video game deal

The rights owner of globally popular kid’s TV show LazyTown is actively seeking development and publishing partners to bring the franchise to the world of gaming. A statement reads: Today’s computer games enable children and their parents to be a lot more active than ever before and they can now …

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50 things to look out for in 2009 Part 1

2008 was a year filled with top new games, record breaking sales and high drama. MCV provides 50 reasons why 2009 is set to be even better. In this part, we look at numbers 50 to 26… Click here to read the full feature.

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Thrustmaster unveils a joystick with H.E.A.R.T

Trustmaster has announced its new T.16000M joystick will include the peripheral manufacturer’s Halleffect Accurate Technology, or H.E.A.R.T., recently revealed at this year’s CES. H.E.A.R.T uses 3D Hall Effect magnetic sensors built into the stick, which are 256 times more precise than those used in other products. It also removes all …

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Tenth EVE expansion set for March

Independent MMO developer CCP has confirmed that the tenth free expansion for its globally popular MMO EVE Online will arrive on March 10th – the same day that Atari brings the first boxed iteration of the game to retail. EVE Online: Apocrypha sees a network of unstable wormholes open across …

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Woolworths closure was unnecessary

Woolworths’ largest shareholder Ardeshir Naghshineh has called the demise of the retailer unnecessary”, and talked of his frustration over the collapse. Naghshineh has also talked of the terrible shame” of 30,000 people losing their jobs – as administrator Deloitte profits from the retailer’s downfall. He told Sky: "It seems a …

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Sainsburys enjoys best ever Christmas

Sainsbury’s has announced that it enjoyed its best ever Christmas period, boasting strong performance and healthy increases in sales during the third quarter of its financial year. The supermarket reported that total sales for the three months ended January 3rd had risen by 4.8 per cent, or 5.3 per cent …

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