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Woolworths selling PS3 at all time low price

Woolworths has claimed that it has dropped the price of the PlayStation 3 to its ‘lowest ever level’ – offering Sony’s next-gen console for just 375 over the bank holiday weekend. The value bundle comes with two free games, two free Blu-Ray DVDs and an additional controller. The deal is …

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Call for fringe events at LGF

Organisers of the London Games Festival are inviting people to get involved with the event as part of a set of ‘fringe’ activities. Those who want to organise their own events – such as seminars, street games, performances or exhibitions – under the London Games Festival Fringe umbrella will be …

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FEATURE: Labour and Tories join the debate on games

Top Labour and Conservative Ministers answer MCV’s questions on the games industry this week – with state funding and IP protection high on the agenda. Labour’s Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism Margaret Hodge tells MCV: We have definitely begun to more fully recognise and articulate the contribution of …

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Leipzig highlights online now

Extensive television highlights from Games Convention 07 are available now on broadband channel Esport.tv. Highlights include new demos of Metal Gear Solid 4, Kane & Lynch, Haze, Crysis, Folklore, Fifa 08, Medal of Honour and Enemy territory Quake Wars as well as Sony’s press conference. Executive producer Steve Edmonds commented, …

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Political Games – Part 2

How has the Government’s attitude to video games changed in the last five years? I wouldn’t say our attitude has changed, but we have definitely begun to more fully recognise and articulate the contribution of video games to the UK economy as a whole. The two sponsoring Government departments, DBERR …

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Political Games – Part 1

How much importance do you place on the UK video games industry – both in terms of cultural impact and economic contribution?As a successful part of our creative industries sector, employing nearly 30,000 people and contributing over 2 billion per year to the economy, the UK video games industry is …

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Disney’s Joy Story

I hope we don’t lose sight of one thing – it was all started by a mouse.” Judging by this famous nod to humility, Mr. Walt Disney would be reassured to walk into the Hammersmith dwelling of his company’s UK interactive entertainment arm. For not only does Walt’s diminutive big-eared …

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