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EIF: Home abuse could result in online ban

As Sony continues to build the hype for its potentially revolutionary PS3 online social network Home, Sony’s Peter Edward has told an audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that anyone caught abusing fellow users online could face the prospect of their machines being banned from accessing any of Sony’s online …

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New titles step up Warners Euro assault

Warner Bros has revealed the first of several new titles to hit retail in the UK, having set up its London office last month, as previously revealed by MCV. Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment plans to release Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal on 360, Wii and PS2 this Autumn, with Looney Tunes: …

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Xbox Live user base reaches 7.1 million

The format holder has announced that there are currently over 7.1 million Xbox Live users, reported Games Industry . Chris Satchell, the company’s game developer group general manager, also said that more than 25 million downloads have been recorded on the Xbox 360. The firm claims that the attach rate …

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Microsoft allows consumer use of IP

After announcing the 2.0 version of XNA Game Studio during Gamefest’s keynote, XNA general manager Chris Satchell also revealed that the company had made an "unprecedented" move to allow consumers direct, legal access to game content from a number of Microsoft-owned IPs. Effectively immediately, Microsoft has granted consumers "a personal, …

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Nikitova moves into games development

Artist and programmer outsourcing operation Nikitova LLC has launched its own games initiative, reported Games Industry. The newly formed Nikitova Games will initially concentrate on developing Wii and DS titles, and will possibly move onto other consoles next year. The first title to emerge will be a licensed tie-in with …

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Back to School Special

Of all the possible presents a child will eagerly envisage receiving when watching their parent wander into a video games shop, you can guarantee that the one thing they won’t expect or appreciate is Algebra Adventures. Thanks,” they’ll say through gritted teeth, while concluding yet again that their parents hate …

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Eidos real heroine

She might not have much interest in discovering the Scion and she’s never fought off the advances of belligerent bears or destructive dinosaurs (as far as we know, anyway). But SCi CEO Jane Cavanagh still has a notable amount in common with Eidos heroine Lara Croft: namely an interminable appetite …

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