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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New, refocused version of Doom 4 in development

Developer id Software has scrapped its earlier work on Doom 4 to work on a new version” of the game, publisher Bethesda has revealed. Several reports in late 2011 had suggested that work on Doom 4 had been halted indefinitely, but it now appears that id had scrapped that project …

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Disney closes LucasArts; Star Wars 1313 possibly cancelled

Disney has announced that it is shutting down LucasArts, the game development arm of Lucasfilm, choosing to outsource future Star Wars games to minimise risk. After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimising the company’s risk …

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