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EA Playground release date announced

Publishing powerhouse EA has announced that EA Playground will be released for the DS and Wii on October 23rd in the US and November 2nd in Europe. The game includes a selection of playground games including dodgeball and tetherball, alongside less conventional ones such as ‘kicks’ and ‘dart shootout,’ reported …

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Ex-Atari execs move to Paradox

PC game publisher and distributor Paradox Interactive has taken on two ex-Atari executives as it ramps up its sales, marketing and distribution operations, reported Next Generation . Reena Miranda was previously director of product acquisition and third party at the publisher, while Martin Sirc was managing director at Atari Nordic. …

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New Shrek title to arrive on DS

Publisher Activision will release a new Shrek game called Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys for the DS for Christmas, reported Next Generation . The title will be based on characters introduced in Shrek The Third, namely Dronkeys (the offspring of a donkey and a dragon) and Shrek and Fiona’s ogre children. …

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Nintendo denies production delays

Nintendo has refuted rumours that the hardware production capacity of Wii has been hindered following a shortage of components. The claims, which recently emerged across internet news channels, appeared to come from the component manufacturers themselves, and asserted that a shortage of internal hardware such as IC chips and PCBs …

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Guitar Hero III rock-off set to entertain GMAs

In the latest of Activision’s notoriously lavish Guitar Hero promotions, attendees of the first Games Media Awards will be invited to compete in a Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock play-off in support of the release of the rhythm title. The competition will kick off straight after the awards ceremony, …

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Labour: We DO take games seriously

The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the games industry and announced plans for further economic support, after the Conservative Party claimed that Labour was not doing enough to support the sector in last week’s MCV (cover, 17/08). Speaking exclusively to MCV, Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and …

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Call for fringe events at LGF

Organisers of the London Games Festival are inviting people to get involved with the event as part of a set of ‘fringe’ activities. Those who want to organise their own events – such as seminars, street games, performances or exhibitions – under the London Games Festival Fringe umbrella will be …

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GC LEIPZIG: Activision reveals release date for Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which departs from the franchise’s usual World War Two setting, will be available worldwide on November 5th, reported Next Generation . Activision also revealed the international track list for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Songs will include Minus Celsius (Backyard Babies), Hier Kommt …

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New tennis game for Wii on the way

The Top Spin franchise will arrive on Wii in a format exclusive title called Top Spin Tennis next spring. The game play will be built around the Wii’s distinct remote and nunchuk, and as with other games in the Top Spin series, it will feature twelve real-life international tennis stars. …

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GC LEIPZIG: Sonys PSP announcements

At its press conference in Leipzig, Sony has announced that the new PSP Slim and Lite will be available across SCEE territories from September 5th this year. The firm also announced two limited edition bundles featuring either Spiderman 3 (and Spiderman 3 the film on UMD) or The Simpsons Game …

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