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MTV to splash £250m on games

MTV Networks plans to spend more than $500 million (250m) on game development, Reuters reports. The media giant has previously had success with game-related sites such as Xfire and GameTrailers.com, as well as in the casual games sector. Apparently 47 per cent of MTV’s audience are video game players. MTV …

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Wii-style controller to hit PS2

The first six titles will be available at retail in time for Christmas for 29.99. The games – which include Realplay Tennis, Realplay Pool, Realplay Golf, Realplay Racing, Realplay Bowling and Realplay Puzzlesphere – are made for use with wireless controllers that emulate tennis rackets, pool cues, golf clubs and …

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New website for PC Retail

Today sees the relaunch of PC Retail’s home on the internet, www.pcretailmag.com , with the overhauled site now offering interviews, analysis and up-to-date product information alongside its daily complement of breaking business news. The new site has been designed with the PC retail community in mind and is perfect for …

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Activision: Downloads not as successful as wed like

Senior VP of Global Brand Management at Activision Will Kassoy has admitted that sales through digital distribution have not taken off as the publisher expected. In an interview with Gamedaily.biz, Kassoy said that despite the fast-extrapolating success of downloadable content for games, boxed titles are still swamping digital sales. I …

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ABCs: 360 and Nintendo mags up, PlayStation decline continues

A mixed set of results for this years’ Audited Bureau of Circulation figures, as the rise of Nintendo and continued strength of 360 see considerable rises for single format magazines, counterbalanced by some significant reductions in PlayStation magazine circulations. PC magazines including PC Gamer and PC Zone also saw declines, …

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EIEF videos online

Gamer TV has produced a series of online videos from the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival 07. The videos, which can be found at www.esport.tv, will include walkthroughs of Clive Barker’s Jericho and Race Driver: Create and Race, alongside new footage of Kane and Lynch, Haze and Age of Conan. What’s …

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GameDaily gets a facelift

AOL owned gaming website GameDaily has been revamped, with new community features, search and browse functionality, downloads, high resolution video, and easier to access cheat codes. The website is also pushing its new advertiser options, which includes rich media executions, category sponsorships and targeting. This relaunch underscores our ongoing efforts …

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Sierra snaps up Aliens/Predator licence

Following a deal with Twentieth Century Fox, Sierra Entertainment will publish a game for the PSP based on the forthcoming Aliens/Predator due out at Christmas in the UK. Rebellion, who created the Alien vs Predator PC game, will develop the new title, reports Gamesindustry . "Sierra Entertainment will create a …

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