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Capcom enjoys sales jump in Q1

Strong sales of Phoenix Wright and Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition have pushed Capcom’s quarter one sales up 35.1 per cent year-on-year. The company has now raised its six-month earnings forecast on the back of the results for the quarter ended June 30th, which saw revenues of 14.3 billion yen …

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Sixaxis gets an overhaul

Following Sony’s settlement with rumble firm Immersion, many see it as a given that the PS3’s Sixaxis joypad will soon receive rumble functionality – but SCEA’s Dave Karraker claims that reports which stated that rumble-enabled pads are already in the hands of developers are incorrect. GamePro reports that whilst rumble …

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HMV denies MGS4 for 360

After a listing on its site created a bit of a stir amongst Xbox gamers keen to grab a piece of Solid Snake’s latest outing, retailer HMV has now stated that a dated release for a 360 version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was a mistake. …

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Germany looks to snare UK development talent

The temptation for Britain’s benefit-starved studios to move their talent abroad is set to get even greater – as a new German business centre strives to entice UK development houses to Leipzig. Backed by funds from the city itself and promising lucrative networking opportunities with Central and Eastern Europe, Game …

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PS3 UTIII to support mouse and keyboard

Format holders have long resisted it for fear of muddying the perception that their machines are not simply PCs that sit under the TV – but it seems that Sony is to break the mould and allow Epic to implement ‘proper’ mouse and keyboard support in unreal Tournament III. CVG …

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New Wii straps emerge

The firm has developed a new strap for the Wii controller, which has a fasten-able plastic clip designed to make it more secure in the gamer’s hand, reported Next Generation. The emergence of the new straps follows reports that the controller sometimes flew out of gamers hands during game play. …

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November arrival for Hellgate London

It’s been on the radar of PC gamers for quite some time now, and now EA and Namco Bandai have confirmed that gothic London-based shooter-and-slasher Hellgate London will be hitting European retail on November 2nd. North American gamers will receive it a couple of days earlier, on October 31st. The …

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PS3 Starter Pack axed in Australia

SCEE has announced that the PS3 Starter Pack offer will be terminated in Australia by the end of the month, despite only launching four days ago on August 2nd. The Starter Pack includes two controllers and two first-party titles for AUS$999.95. According to Next Generation , a marketing e-mail was …

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BBC to return to games development?

The BBC plans to ‘beef up’ its strategy for gaming and return to games development, according to a report in Scotland on Sunday, with the first word about the corporation’s plans to be unveiled at next week’s Edinburgh Interactive Festival. Simon Nelson, controller for multi-platform and portfolio of BBC Vision, …

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