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Manhunt 2 ban erodes civil liberties

I find myself in a rather unique position as I’ve played Manhunt 2 and I really don’t like it that much. However, having mulled over this now for a while, I vehemently disagree with the BBFC’s decision to refuse certification. The reason I don’t like the game so much is …

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Colin McRae skids to 500k

Britsoft publisher and developer Codemasters has announced that its recently released next-gen racer Colin McRae: DiRT sold a hefty 500,000 units worldwide in its first week at retail. And more impressively for the publisher, the majority of sales came from North America – a territory in which the rejuvenated firm …

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God of War lines up for PSP power boost

Fans of Sony’s mythical warrior Kratos will be delighted to learn that developer Ready at Dawn will be taking advantage of the extra 20 per cent of processing power that was unlocked in the PSP’s CPU in a firmware update last month. Previously the CPU was capped at 266Mhz, presumably …

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Eidos assures retail over Tomb Raider downloads

Britsoft publisher Eidos has claimed that its decision to release a download-only version of Tomb Raider: Anniversary on 360 has broken down barriers” for other publishers – and predicted that the move may actually benefit retailers on the High Street. The firm announced its unorthodox release plan for the title …

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BioWare handling new Sonic RPG

MCV sister site Develop reports that Bioware has forged a deal with Sega that will see it produce a Nintendo DS title based on its iconic Sonic The Hedgehog character. It’s one of the first games to come from Bioware’s newly-formed handheld team, which was founded in September 2006. We’re …

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Take 2 culls Euro management

A major shake-up of Take 2’s European business will be announced on Monday – with senior management across all territory offices being made redundant. The news comes following the restructuring of the Board, plus the ousting of CEO Paul Eibeler and other directors – which took place after shareholders earlier …

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The PS3 powers on

And I think the anlysts out there will realise it’s faster than our brothers and sisters in the competitive world as well. In terms of breakdown by Euro territories, the UK did very well. They are probably up to 25 per cent of business, so have made a great star. …

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Maxis hands over SimCity franchise

Following yesterday’s news that EA is working on a fifth outing for the SimCity series, dubbed SimCity Societies, news has emerged that long-term developer Maxis will not be involved in the project, CVG reports. Instead, Caesar IV developer Tilted Mill is taking the helm as the series heads in what …

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DS online service hits five million

The top five most popular titles played over wi-fi by the five million unique users were Animal Crossing: Wild World, Mario Kart DS, Metroid Prime Hunters and also Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, which are set to launch in Europe on July 27th. With Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo DS and …

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UK trade show revealed

A new retail-focused show called GamePlan will take place in a central London hotel over June 5th and 6th 2008. Co-organised by Barrington Harvey and Tandem Events, it will provide a meeting place for publishers and retailers to do business away from the razzmatazz of a stand-based show. "Since E3 …

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