Jet Li talks up eSports’ credentials

Chinese film star and martial artist Jet Li has argued that eSports are very much a ‘sport’ in the proper sense of the word. If poker card games and chess both have the players sitting down and are considered sports, why not virtual gaming as well?” Li said in a …

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Asda’s Locke joins Amazon as games boss

Asda Direct’s trading director Frazer Locke has joined Amazon as its new head of games. According to sources close to the retailer, Locke is taking the role previously held by Amazon veteran Graham Chambers, who left the firm in September last year. Chambers had spent five years at Amazon before …

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Xbox 720 specs will be "aligned" with PS4, Ubisoft dev claims

With its potential reveal now just three weeks away, the veil of secrecy surrounding Xbox 360’s successor is slowly – very, very slowly – beginning to lift. Although he understandably would not be drawn on specifics, Ubisoft Montreal’s Yanis Mallet has told Eurogamer that Microsoft’s new machine "aligned with what …

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Angry Birds’ Rovio doubles its revenues

Business has been good for the Angry Birds developer as the company’s revenues doubled year-on-year in 2012. The studio’s revenue was €152.2m, up 101 per cent from 2011’s €75.6m.Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) grew by 64 per cent to €76.8m. 2012 was another record-breaking year for Rovio. We doubled …

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The Sun reckons PS4 will be released in October

Sony’s PS4 will be released in October and cost 300. Or at least that’s what a reporter for The Sun believes. Both statements are dropped into the paper’s interview with Sony’s Andrew House, although neither are attributed to the exec. Indeed, The Sun simply says PS4 is believed to be …

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Max Payne 3 drops to Rs 999 on Xbox 360, PS3

The console versions of Max Payne 3 have received an official price drop in India from Rs 2,499 straight to Rs 999, bringing them in line with the PC version. The game has been out less than a year, and has now been priced in line with distributor E-xpress Interactive’s …

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