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Suda 51: EA understood my game

Speaking of the shock news that EA has signed on to publish the next game from Killer 7 and No More Heroes developer Suda 51 , the cult figure has explained his reasons for signing with the leading global publisher. In an interview with 1UP, Suda explained: EA’s people showed …

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CEX denies insolvency claims

Computer Exchange has quashed fears that it is on the verge of financial problems, insisting that it has enjoyed a successful six months of growth. Concerns over the chain’s future emerged last week after a winding-up order was posted online, and numerous customers complained that cheques from the firm had …

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More Dark Knight details emerge

Following last week’s news that EA is continuing to work on its Dark Knight game despite the movie’s arrival at global cinemas, more details have seemingly emerged about the title, along with suggestions as to why it’s being kept under wraps. Kotaku reports that EA-owned Full Spectrum Warrior, Mercenaries and …

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Woolworths announces new chief executive

Woolworths has announced the appointment of Steve Johnson as chief executive with effect from 1st September. He replaces Trevor Bish-Jones, who left in June after more than six years seeking to resolve the group’s difficulties. Johnson, 44, joins from Focus DIY, where he held a post as chief executive for …

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AUSTRALIA: Fallout 3 granted release

News that the Australian games regulators had banned Bethesda’s next-gen RPG Fallout 3 from release were not received well by gamers Down Under – so the news that the game now seems set for release will no doubt be celebrated. Gamerchip reports that both GAME and Electronics Boutique have both …

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Tesco snaps up Handleman UK

Handleman’s biggest UK client Tesco is set to swoop for the distributor and retain the majority of Handleman’s UK-based employees. Music Week reports that the deal is set for completion in the coming weeks. We are continuing to make good progress in our efforts to complete the wind-down of our …

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Woolworths sales tumble

Sales in Woolworths stores have fallen 3.2 per cent for the 25 weeks to 26 July 2008, whilst EUK’s and Bertram’s sales were down one per cent over the same period last year. The retailer stated that the fall in sales was due to the ‘continued strength of the entertainment …

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GTA IV £24.99 at Gamestation

Gamestation has kicked off its 24/7 online sale with a multitude of impressive offers. New deals are set to be unveiled every hour, and already include a pre-owned Xbox 360 Pro console for 129.99. MCV has learnt that other deals to come will include Haze for 19.99 and Halo 3 …

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E3 08: Ratchet & Clank heading to Blu-Ray

Though it was announced as a frontline downloadable PSN product at the Sony E3 press conference, SCEE boss David Reeves has confirmed that the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty will also be available on Blu-Ray in Europe. The game follows the lead of Warhawk and Gran Turismo 5 …

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US: Wii claims next-gen pole-position

Nintendo is claiming that Wii is now the best-selling next-gen console in North America after NPD figures confirmed that since its launch in November 2006 the machine has racked up sales of 10.9 million units. In June ’08 alone the Wii sold over 666,000 units in the region. "Wii was …

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