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Tesco turns supplier

In games, we’ve had it relatively easy so far. We have already seen supermarkets’ super-low price promotions and unbeatable buying power make them tough competition for the more established games retailers – in particular the indie community. MCV has revealed in the past that supermarkets are taking up over a …

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Developers’ big night

500 games development executives packed into the Metropole Hotel in Brighton last night to see their contemporaries honoured in the fifth annual Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Sony was a key winner, picking up the Grand Prix award, but it was just one of 17 different winners – proving that next-gen …

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View from the top

Kikizo: So first of all, how does it feel to now be the global president of Sony Computer Entertainment? Kaz Hirai: It’s something that really excites me, and I thrive on challenges. I will be making sure that the relationship between the headquarter office in Japan, and the regional headquarters …

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200,000 to attend GC

Organisers of the Games Convention are expecting it to be the biggest event yet with 200,000 visitors set to attend this year’s show in Leipzig – over three times more than the 60,000 attendees E3 attracted earlier this month, reported Games Industry . "The GC is experiencing another growth spurt …

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Nintendo to ramp up hardware shipments

Nintendo to ramp up hardware shipments More Wii and DS consoles on the way, global installed base figures confirmed Nintendo’s latest first quarter financial results reveal that the firm has revised its Wii and DS shipments upwards for the fiscal year ending March 31st 2008. Nintendo now plans to ship …

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Nintendo reveals stunning sales surge

Nintendo’s net sales rose to 340,439m Yen between April and June this year, compared with last year’s figure of 130,919m Yen – a huge leap of 160 per cent. Operating income rose to 90,631m Yen, up 214.7 per cent. Recurring profits were up 302.3 per cent, while net income was …

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MMO market lacks innnovation, says Garriott

NCsoft’s Richard Garriott has opened the main two-day Develop conference with a speech dissecting the MMO genre he helped build, saying games developers have failed to add anything new to online game design since the release of his first game Ultima Online in 1997. He said: "Game design has not …

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WOW numbers hit nine million

World of Warcraft’s ever growing subscription base has reached nine million, ahead of the release of the expansion pack World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade in mainland China. The game has risen to become the most popular MMORPG since debuting in North America in 2004, while The Burning Crusade expansion …

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