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Mario Party 8 back on August 3rd

After recently being taken off the shelves due to the discovery of the word ‘spastic’ in the script, Nintendo has told MCV that the Mario Party 8 will officially re-launch on August 3rd. The firm was keen to assure retail that the problem has been dealt with and will not …

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Activision topples EA in US

US publisher Activision has become the first video games publisher in a decade to better Electronic Arts and become the top grossing third party publisher for the first half of 2007 in North America. Next-Gen reports that Activision’s gross sales hit $397.8 million in the period between January and June …

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Wipeout 2097 leads PSN charge

Hot on the heels of the release of the new 1.90 firmware today, Sony is to treat owners to a broad selection of new content tomorrow, with classic PSOne racer Wipeout 2097 leading the charge. The second instalment in the futuristic racing series will be joined by a number of …

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Fourth week at the top for Potter

EA’s Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix has held on to the number one position in the ChartTrack All Formats list for the fourth week in a row, being fuelled not only by the release of the latest motion picture two weeks ago, but also by the final …

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Ahead of the GAME

GAME’s latest trading statement was spectacular enough to shoot down the wonky analysis of internet doom-mongers and their ‘High Street is dead’ rhetoric – something the specialist has become quite adept at in recent times. The stunning set of results, which recorded the 22 weeks to June 30th, showed a …

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PS3 sales more than double in US

Following the $100 price cut in the US on July 9th, sales of PS3 hardware have shot up by 135 per cent according to reports from Wal-mart, Best Buy, Target, Circuit City and GameStop – the firm’s five biggest retailers. June NPD figures show that the PS3 sold 98,500 in …

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Leipzig chooses MCV

Game Connection in Leipzig will have a greater trade focus this year, with anticipation already rising for press conferences from Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and the leading third party publishers. As well as attracting over 200,000 consumers, the event boasts a trade day on Wednesday August 22nd, which …

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David Gardner to leave EA

EA’s executive vice president of studios David Gardner, who only last month was awarded an OBE on the Queen’s honours list, is to leave the company according to reports. Gardner helped establish EA Europe in 1987 and has been with the company since 1983. A statement given to Gamesindustry.biz says: …

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Heavenly Sword demo this Thursday

It’s one of the most anticipated games for Sony’s PlayStation 3, and the Japanese platform holder has confirmed that a playable demo of Ninja Theory’s Heavenly Sword will arrive on the European PlayStation Store this Thursday. CVG reports that the demo will only last around ten minutes, but will give …

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