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Zavvi.com sponsors Golden Joystick Awards

Online entertainment specialist Zavvi.com is the retail sponsor for Future’s GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards. The firm is contributing over 1,000 worth of prizes and vouchers to accompany the retail sponsorship. We’re thrilled to be part of this year’s Golden Joystics Awards,” said Dominic Starkey, head of marketing at The Hut …

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Vote for your games industry charities

Industry body GamesAid is asking members to vote for the charities it will support this year. Nine charities are in the running, all of which generate less than 5m in turnover per year. Voting closes on October 21st. The final few will receive at least 20,000 and be revealed at …

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BioWare admits SWTOR could slip to 2012

EA CFO Eric Brown has told investors that the company is unlikely to announce a release date for BioWare MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic until the end of October. And while the company is still aiming for ‘holiday 2011′, it admits that a slip to 2012 is not completely …

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GAMEFest vs Eurogamer Expo

Forget Battlefield and CoD – the first real video game battle of the year takes place over the next week between GAME and Eurogamer. MCV has all the essential info. There’s no denying it’s going to be a very busy ten-day period for the industry, but arguably one that provides …

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NPD reports 23% decline in US August video games market

The latest data from stats body NPD has shown that the US video games market suffered a 23 per cent year-on-year decline in August. It says the main reason was EA’s decision to release this year’s Madden game two weeks later than is typically normal – and subsequently out of …

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Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition confirmed

Sega has announced a limited edition Sonic Generations game will come packed with a plethora of Sonic goodies when it arrives later this year. The Collector’s Edition for Xbox 360 and PS3 will include retro Sonic and modern-day Sonic figures, an art book celebrating 20 years of Sonic, lenticular packaging …

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UKIE endorses London Games Conference

UKIE members will get a ten per cent discount on a full price ticket to the London Games Conference. The games trade organisation has signed on as an official partner of the November 10th event which looks at new digital business models for games publishers, retailers and developers. Keynotes at …

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Download MCV’s Gamescom 2011 guide

The debut Gamescom event in 2009 couldn’t have gone any better, with some 245,000 visitors and 458 exhibitors from 31 countries making it the largest games trade fair in the world. The third Gamescom event kicks off next week on Wednesday August 17th, 2011, and will run until Sunday August …

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Gamescom 2011 tops 550 exhibitors

Koelnmesse has announced that this year’s Gamescom will play host to more than 550 exhibitors. The organisers behind the Cologne event proudly declare that this is a ten per cent increase on the 505 firms that attended Gamescom 2010. This year’s exhibitors will be representing 40 countries – up from …

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Take Two posts loss in Q1 2011 financial results

Take Two Interactive has announced its Q1 2011 financial results, declaring a $8.6m loss, compared to $27.4mincome for Q1 2010. Key sales were led by Rockstar product, with L.A. Noire being its top new IP selling in over 4m units, and Red Dead Redemption leading the back catalogue, having sold …

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