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Kalypsos Q1 line up

Jack Keane, Imperium Romanum and Agon – Lost Sword of Toledo will lead publisher Kalypso’s Q1 offering this year. Imperium Romanium is a strategy title set in ancient Rome due for release in February/March, while Jack Keane is a historical adventure title set to arrive in February, and fellow adventure …

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Nintendo storms Germany and Spain

Nintendo platforms took five of the top ten places in both the Spanish and German charts in the week ending December 30th, reported Next Gen . Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii topped the German charts, while More Brain Training on the DS came top of the pack in Spain. …

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CES 2008: PSP Slim adopts Skype

As part of its plan to expand the scope of the PSP as a wider entertainment system, SCE has announced that the Slim version of the handheld will be fitted with Skype capabilities, reported Next Generation . The free voice-over-IP service will be available on the console via a software …

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DSGi suffers disappointing Christmas

DSGi has lowered its profit expectations by 40 – 50 million for the year, following disappointing sales over the Christmas period. For the 11 weeks ended December 29th 2007, like for like sales dropped by one per cent, which the group claims is down to generally weaker consumer markets. Overall …

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Wii most popular console in 2007

Nintendo’s Wii was awarded the console 2007 Customer’s Choice Award, collated by independent review publisher Reevoo . The scores for the next gen consoles were extrapolated from customer reviews, and put the Wii on top overall with 8.78 out of 10, the PS3 second with 8.25 out of 10 and …

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Microsoft partners with Viacom

Microsoft has signed a $500 million deal with entertainment giant Viacom for a campaign of collaborative advertising, reported the LA Times . TV shows aired on Viacom owned channels such as MTV and movies from its Paramount studio will be available on Xbox Live and MSN, while Microsoft will deliver …

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UK Government and ELSPA speak out on French tax breaks

Many in the UK games industry are hoping that the news of the EC passing France’s proposal for studio tax credits will pave the way for similar legislation in the UK – but both the Government and publishing body ELSPA have warned against the possible complications of such a move in …

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Duke Nukem Forever planned for multi-format release

Developer 3D Realms has told MCV that it is planning on a multi-format release for the highly anticipated shooter Duke Nukem Forever, which has been in development for around ten years. The title, which is currently without a firm release date, was previously thought to be a PC exclusive, however …

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Final Fantasy ports to hit PSP

Square Enix will release Final Fantasy One and Two for the PSP across Europe on February 8th, along with updated visuals and new content. Both titles will feature improved graphics and character art, new dungeons, new camera views and 16:9 widescreen support. Originally released in the eighties, the initial steps …

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MTV teams up with movie producer for games push

MTV Games, owner of Guitar Hero developer Harmonix, has signed a deal with film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer to set up a development studio tasked with creating new IP. The deal represents the first step into gaming from Bruckheimer, who has worked on Bad Boys, Con Air, Armageddon and …

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