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Atari facing Nasdaq delisting

While Atari is still listed at the moment, the problem stems from the fact that it has yet to file its annual report for the year ended March 31st, and has requested a meeting with the Listing Qualifications Panel to try and resolve the matter, says Kris Graft at next-gen …

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Michael Owen to promote PES 2008

Konami has secured the services of Michael Owen to appear on the box of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, as well as other promotional materials. The Newcastle and England striker joins Manchester United and Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo as part of the marketing campaign for the title. Securing Michael Owen is …

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Nickelodeon moves into games

Nickelodeon is launching into the games business, with a $100m warchest earmarked by the Viacom-owned kids TV network to grab a slice of the fast-growing casual sector. According to Marketing Week, Nickelodeon is planning a series of multiplayer games, virtual online worlds and new subscription services. These include myNogging, a …

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Sony: Home and dry

It could, therefore, have tried to steal the show with an orgiastic outpouring of announcements and forecasts, but, quite frankly, it didn’t. Instead the tone was set by the conference’s lead-off speaker, SCEA boss Jack Tretton. This is not a man from the PT Barnum lineage. He’s a reluctant front …

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Nintendo: Shiny happy people

Like many of the revelations at the show however, these ‘announcements’ pretty much just confirmed what we already knew or suspected. For a start, why wouldn’t he be happy? The DS and the Wii are, the biggest selling consoles in the world right now. And both have been at the …

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Microsoft: Moore the merrier

He hammered home the claim with some pretty conclusive NPD retail tracking data. The headline figure was a cumulative US installed base of 5.6m units, but perhaps more significant were the numbers since PlayStation 3 and Wii launched. Since then, in the States, Wii has just led the way with …

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Asda kicks off war of words with Tesco

Retail colossus Asda has taken a swipe at Tesco’s aggressive range of Price Check ads – insisting that the retailer is on the offensive in order to cover up poor sales. Tesco has been on the front foot for the last few weeks, with a comprehensive cross-media blitz suggesting that …

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No E3 thanks, we’re British

The usual US suspects may have managed to bring a touch of razzmatazz to this year’s downsized E3 – but former attendees on this side of the Atlantic have poured scorn on the UK being ‘frozen out’ of the expo. And domestic retailers and publishers have warned that the Leipzig …

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Mario Party 8 back on shelves ‘soon’

Following the recall of Mario Party 8 just a day after it was released in the UK, Nintendo has promised retailers it is working as quickly as it can to get it back on the shelves. The Wii title was withdrawn from the shelves after the word ‘spastic’ was discovered …

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