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Atari strikes deal with Mercury

Mercury Games and Atari UK are to join forces to distribute and market the three titles this autumn. "Atari are pleased to be partnering Mercury Games,” said MD of Atari UK and Nordic Jeremy Wigmore. It has an exciting and varied product line up and we are looking forward to …

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Ex-Atari execs move to Paradox

PC game publisher and distributor Paradox Interactive has taken on two ex-Atari executives as it ramps up its sales, marketing and distribution operations, reported Next Generation . Reena Miranda was previously director of product acquisition and third party at the publisher, while Martin Sirc was managing director at Atari Nordic. …

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The new Hollywood?

Remember back when the games industry was seen as the awkward cousin of the film industry, equivalent to the geeky nerd who no-one wanted to dance with at the school disco? Fast forward to today, and how things have changed. Returning from the Siggraph Convention in San Diego, (the world’s …

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Warner to take back licences in new games blitz

Speaking exclusively to MCV, senior VP of worldwide sales and distribution Ron Scott revealed that plans are in place to take back Warner licences like Superman, Batman, Harry Potter and The Sopranos. You’ll see a large percentage of Warner properties come on board as we develop the extra capability we …

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Political Games – Part 2

How has the Government’s attitude to video games changed in the last five years? I wouldn’t say our attitude has changed, but we have definitely begun to more fully recognise and articulate the contribution of video games to the UK economy as a whole. The two sponsoring Government departments, DBERR …

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Gamestop profits up sevenfold

US retail giant Gamestop has announced a 586 per cent year-on-year increase in net earnings for its second quarter – as sales soared by 38.9 per cent in the period. For the quarter ended August 4th, the Texas-based retailer posted net income of $21.8 million, or 13 cents a share, …

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GC LEIPZIG: Activision reveals release date for Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which departs from the franchise’s usual World War Two setting, will be available worldwide on November 5th, reported Next Generation . Activision also revealed the international track list for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Songs will include Minus Celsius (Backyard Babies), Hier Kommt …

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