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Ubisoft Q1 sales rocket 90 per cent

Ubisoft’s sales for the first quarter ended June 30 2007 came to a whopping €134 million, up 90.5 per cent. This year’s figure dwarfs the €70 million recorded for the same period last year. For the first quarter 2007-08 79 per cent of the Group’s sales came from games for …

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Army of Two targets November

Whilst it may be the company’s newly found love for all things Wii and DS that’s hogging the limelight, EA’s new IP drive also extends to rival formats – and one of its biggest 360 and PS3 titles, Army of Two, has been confirmed for arrival this November. Arriving on …

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SCEE reveals PSP academic development programme

In a session at the Games:Edu day of the Develop 2007 conference, Sarah Lamari, manager of DevNet at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has announced a deal to allow universities to have access to development-standard PSP tools for teaching purposes. Rounding off a talk dedicated to how SCEE can help universities, …

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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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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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European Champion

What do you consider to be ISFE’s most important role within the European video games market? ISFE is an important voice on matters of public policy that impact our industry in Brussels and across Member States. ISFE helps drive industry focus on key issues and areas of debate that require …

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Warranty move will generate more consumer confidence

The extension of the warranty is fixated around some of our customers expressing frustration – but certainly not all of them. The fact that we’re standing so solidly behind the product and stepping up to the alleviation of the problems in a pretty lavish way is a progressive reaction that …

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Mercury Games launches recruitment drive

Mercury Games * Central London * Immediate start Mercury Games is looking for positive, energetic and experienced people to join its expanding team. In addition to working with licensed brands and own IP, the company has entered a strategic alliance with Ertain, a fast growing Japanese publisher. This has expanded …

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