Warranty costs drive $1.89b loss for Microsoft

Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, which houses the firm’s Xbox operations as well as its Zune MP3 player, TV and mobile products, has seen its operating loss for the latest fiscal year increase by 47 per cent, reaching $1.06 billion. The losses were blamed on the $1 billion warranty costs …

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Silicon Knights to sue Epic Games

Development studio Silicon Knights, which is currently hard at work on Xbox 360 shooter Too Human, has filed a lawsuit against Gears of War developer Epic Games which alleges that the company failed to deliver a working version of its Unreal Engine 3 – the tool kit being used to …

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Lost in Translation?

International markets demand international products â?? and that means localising your title into a variety of languages. Sideâ??s Andy Emery offers advice on ensuring that the spirit of the game is not lost along the wayâ?¦

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Wii sales top 3m in Japan

Japanese magazine publisher Enterbrain reports that Nintendo’s Wii has sold 3.01 million units in Japan, with the DS topping 18 million, according to Reuters. Both consoles have broken sales records in a short period of time – with Wii launching on December 2nd last year in the territory and DS …

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