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OPINION: New Year’s Revolution – 2013 is the year where everyone is a retailer

Fresh data this week suggests the worst: selling video games in the UK during 2012 was a storm of recession and poor momentum. Total software sales were down 17.6 per cent overall. Modest gains in digital sales, up 7.7 per cent to 552m, was not enough to cover the 26.4 …

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Apple ordered to re-write Samsung acknowledgement

The UK court of appeal has lambasted Apple for its Samsung lawsuit acknowledgement posted last week. The iPhone creators will have to alter the working of the statement, which it ruled to be non-compliant, and post it on the homepage – not hide it behind a link, The Guardian reports. …

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Molyneux renames Curiosity, reveals next smartphone project

Having decided that NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover was too much to compete with on Google, Peter Molyneux has revealed a new name for his debut solo project. And it’s somewhat of a mouthful, although certainly fitting – Curiosity: What’s In the Cube? Although Molyneux claims that his preference was something …

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Iwata: Smartphones and tablets have changed the industry

Not content with admitting for the first time that 3D ain’t all dat”, Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has also confessed that smartphones and tablets HAVE changed the games industry. Although not as much as many observers believe, of course. I don’t think this is a central factor,” he told The …

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HMV U-turns on game plan

Just weeks after telling MCV it will cut the store space dedicated to games, HMV has changed its mind. Instead it will actually now grow the amount of space for games as it looks to take advantage of market gaps left by the shrunken GAME. Earlier this year the High …

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UKIE plans to make UK crowd funding legal

Industry trade body UKIE will publish a report next week outlining how to make crowd funding legal for UK games firms. It wants to change legislation so that publishers and other games companies can receive money from large numbers of individuals, in order to fund new projects. The news comes …

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Nintendo pondering Wii U rebrand?

This year’s E3 is already expect to bring with it a new direction for Nintendo’s still in development Wii U, and now rumours claim that it might even see a total re-brand for the device. Citing sources close to the platform holder”, CVG reckons that serious discussions are ongoing at …

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Rebellion promises new focus on quality

UK super studio Rebellion wants to shed its reputation for poor quality releases, CEO Jason Kingsley has stated. Many of the developer’s recent releases have arrived to poor critical acclaim, with titles such as Shellshock 2 and Rogue Warrior in particular being singled out for major issues. Even commercial hits …

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Deus Ex DLC detailed

Square Enix has confirmed details about the first DLC that its Eidos Montral studio will release for chart hit Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Called ‘The Missing Link’, it details the events of a three-day period in which protagonist Adam Jensen went missing in Human Revolution. He is tortured by Belltower …

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ISFE defends change to PEGI ratings

The body that looks after PEGI says it was right to stop the dual-rating of products. Publishers were recently aggrieved to discover they could no longer brand games with both PEGI and German USK ratings. Instead, they must now incur extra costs making packaging for just Germany, which can only …

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