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Vivendi denies break-up reports

Activision Blizzard will not be split from Universal Music, owner Vivendi has strongly asserted. Rumours had started circulating earlier in the week that owner Vivendi was pondering an organisational reshuffle that could result in its break-up. "Vivendi learned with stupefaction of the claims made by Bloomberg in a story published …

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No more Fable for now

With the release of Xbox 360 (and later, PC) RPG Fable III now under three months away, the creative director of Microsoft Games Studios in Europe and Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has confirmed that the studio is to take a break from the Fable series. I’m introducing something at Lionhead,” …

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Tories: Trust us on game tax breaks

First he was positive that the Conservatives would introduce game tax breaks, now Ed Vaizey – shadow spokesperson for the game industry – is vehement. Yet the Tory MP, speaking in response to criticisms earlier today, couldn’t promise that a game industry ‘mini-manifesto’ would be released before the general election. …

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Zavvi.com in new street date row

The Hut Group-owned online retailer Zavvi.com has once again been accused of deliberately selling games early with listings for BioShock 2 on its eBay portal stating that game is now in stock and despatching”. Zavvi.com was caught up in a similar storm last year when some customers who had pre-ordered …

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PS3 hack claims gather pace

A hacker who made his name by being the first to break Apple’s iPhone 3.0 firmware is claiming to have been the first to hack Sony’s until-now piracy free PS3. The hacker community is taking these claims far more seriously than similar statements made earlier this month. Writing on his …

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Street date struggle for Modern Warfare 2

Though UK entertainment chains seem to be holding firm, retailer GameStop has admitted that it knowingly broke the street date and sold Modern Warfare 2 early at some of its North American branches over the weekend. GameStop made the decision to break street date and sell reserved copies of Call …

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First MW2 pre-orders arrive

With the global release of Modern Warfare 2 still four days away the very first legitimately bought copies of Activision’s shooter have begun landing on doormats – and it appears to be customers of The Hut who have got lucky. We are dedicated to getting products to customers on release,” …

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Microsoft has the X Factor

Platform holder Microsoft has announced that it has bought up an entire ad break during the November 14th episode of ITV’s reality TV show X Factor as it ramps up its pre-Christmas marketing activity. The time will be used to promote the recently launched Sky Player service as well as …

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DSi update cripples flash cards

Nintendo’s latest firmware update for its recently released handheld revamp the DSi renders many of the market’s high-profile flash card readers unusable, according to reports. CVG claims that the new firmware stops a number of the controversial systems inoperable, including iPlayer, EZVi and AK2I. One of the main uses of …

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Guerrilla steps back from Killzone 2

On the same day that a brand new map pack (entitled Napal & Cordite) is due for release, Dutch games developer Guerrilla Games has stated that it is to step away from Killzone 2. Speaking on the EU PlayStation Blog, the developer’s Seb Downie stated: Right now we’re going to …

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