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Disgaea 3 heading to PS3

The tactical RPG genre may not be a chart-topper in the West, but hardcore followers of Japanese RPG specialists Nippon Ichi will be delighted to hear that the studio is bringing the latest instalment to its critically acclaimed series to PS3 next year. Though it appears graphically very similar to …

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OPINION: Kids market undergoing mini-revolution

Speaking to MCV, Jetix Europe’s Michael Wolstenholme has said that the kids’ video game market is undergoing a ‘mini-revolution’, and that the success of formats like Wii and DS should ensure that the current momentum is maintained. Most developers now seem to be looking at platforms such as DS, PS2 …

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Kids today

How has the kids’ market for games changed in the last few years? There is definitely a kind of mini revolution going on when it comes to kids gaming. Most developers now seem to be looking at platforms such as DS, PS2 and Wii and recognising the value and popularity …

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Third week at the top for Potter

EA’s Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix has retained its top spot in the ChartTrack All Formats top 40 for the third week in a row. The action title is followed by Nintendo’s More Brain Training in two and Activision’s Shrek The Third in three – which also …

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2007’s Magic Numbers

UNITS UK MARKET (Weeks 1 – 26 2006 vs. Weeks 1 – 26 2007) Total Excl. Non Games Total UK MarketUnits (m) 2006 2007 Change % Total Games Software 21.87 26.01 +19 Gameboy Advance 1.00 0.52 -48 Microsoft Xbox 1.73 0.43 -75 Microsoft XBox 360 1.36 3.14 +131 Nintendo DS …

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New website for Develop

Today sees the relaunch of Develop’s home on the internet, www.developmag.com, with the overhauled site now offering regular features, tutorials and studio profiles alongside its daily complement of breaking business news. The new site has been designed with the development community in mind and is perfect for anyone involved in …

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Aussie retailer recalls Xbox 360

Leading Australian retailer EB Games has stopped selling premium Xbox 360 consoles following a recall. The systems are reportedly carrying a hard disk fault. Kotaku reports that sources within the firm have said that store managers were asked by EB’s headquarters to test every unit it had in stock a …

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Miyamoto: Theres still life in the GBA

Shigeru Miyamoto has said there is still life in the Game Boy Advance thanks to its large catalogue of games, reports Next Generation. However, Miyamoto admitted to Kotaku that Nintendo had completely shifted its focus to the Wii and DS and had no plans to bring out any new titles …

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UK tabloid links PlayStation to murder

The News Of The World has printed a two-page feature indicating that the murderer of 33-year old British nurse Cheryl Moss was influenced by video games. The newspaper interviewed the parents of killer Stuart Harling, 19, who bludgeoned Moss to death with a hunting blade in Hornchurch, East London on …

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Edinburgh Festival explores online worlds

The line-up of speakers at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival continues to grow, with Second Life and EVE Online creators the latest to join the roster. Linden Lab’s Jim Purbick will explore the intricacies of developing for Second Life in the festival’s aptly-titled ‘Developing for Second Life’ strand on Tuesday August …

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