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Will games miss out on annual Star Wars movie blitz?

Disney has confirmed plans to release a new Star Wars film every year from 2015. TotalFilm reports that the announcement was made at LA event CinemaCon. Apparently it will alternate each year between the numbered VII, VIII and IX ‘Episodes’ and a series of standalone movies rumoured to centre on …

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GTA shipments hit 125m as "special" series continues to grow

And that’s why the industry gets excited, sits up and pays attention when the words ‘Grand Theft Auto’ are uttered. Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick told the Credit Suisse 2012 Technology Conference – as reported by GameSpot – that the series has now shipped 125m units worldwide. Of that total Grand …

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OPINION: Battle of the bullets might just fire up games retail

Our shooty Man showdown cover answers a question we posed back in May when The Avengers was rocking the Box Office. ‘Where are games’ heroes?’, MCV asked, at a time when cinema was showing you can part customers with their money on the promise of high-octane antics usually reserved for …

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Assassin’s Creed 3 made possible by annualised releases

Ubisoft has stressed that the impressive Assassin’s Creed III has only been made possible due to the annualised release of the franchise. Some critics had attacked the publisher’s decision to elongate the Assassin’s Creed II world with two subsequent console releases – Brotherhood and Revelations. "We have multiple groups now …

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Sony reports £3.5bn annual loss

Japanese electronics giant Sony has reported a 456.7bn (3.5bn) loss for the year ended March 31st 2012. That’s significantly down on the 259.6bn loss reported the year before. The company’s Consumer Products and Services Division, which houses its PlayStation operations, posted a 229.8bn loss, down from last year’s 10.8bn profit. …

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Nintendo reports first ever annual loss

3DS and Wii platform holder Nintendo has reported a 37,320m (284m) loss for the year ended March 31st 2012. That compares to a profit of 171,076m in the previous years. 2012 sales were down 36.2 per cent year-on-year at 647,652. Despite the improved fortunes of 3DS, handheld sales fell from …

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Rift subscription fees lowered

Trion Worlds has dropped the subscription price of its PC MMO Rift with bigger savings given to those who pay annually. An annual subscription previously cost 71.88 per year – or 5.99 per month – but this has now been lowered to 59 per year. This works out at 4.92 …

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2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

NPD has confirmed that the US video games market declines eight per cent year-on-year to $17.02bn in 2011. That’s the same rate of decline that was seen in Japan last year, and sadly leaves the UK out alone as the worst performing video games market out of the traditional ‘big …

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No five-year wait for next SSX, says EA

SSX is on course to become a regularly released series again, EA has told MCV. The last title in the franchise was 2007 Wii title SSX Blur. But with SSX making its comeback next January on Xbox 360 and PS3, EA wants to ensure fans don’t have to wait as …

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New EA scheme lets gamers download FIFA 12 before it hits shelves

Consumers will be able to download FIFA 12 days before the game hits store shelves, EA Sports has confirmed. It’s a part of EA Sports’ new ‘Season Ticket’ service which charges users an annual fee of 2,000 Microsoft Points or $24.99 in exchange for a range of digital benefits. As …

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