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Endemol offers online games

Endemol is getting into the video game business, focusing on casual, web-based games. The production company’s first titles will be based on game shows Deal or No Deal and 1 vs 100. Endemol has appointed Eric LaVanchy as Endemol’s director of gaming and will report to senior VP digital media …

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HMV offers 1,000 Xbox points with Lost Odyssey pre-orders

HMV is offering 1,000 free Live Points to anyone who pre-orders Lost Odyssey before its Friday release. 1,000 points roughly equates to 8.50 and can be used to download software from Xbox Live Arcade. HMV is selling the game for 39.99. Lost Odyssey is the latest game from Hironobu Sakaguchi’s …

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Games could get film-style tax credits

The British Government has launched its new strategy paper: Creative Britain: New Talents for a New Economy. The new strategy has been announced by the secretary of state for culture media and sport, Andy Burnham, and is designed to research the economic benefits of the creative industries and raise awareness …

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SCEA appoints new execs

Sony has unveiled three new appointments in the wake of Phil Harrison’s departure. Robert Dyer has been appointed senior vice president of publisher relations. Dyer joins the company from Crave Entertainment Group, where he served as president and COO since 2004. Ian Jackson has also joined the company as vice …

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Motorstorm 2 targets Christmas

Motorstorm 2, the sequel to the PS3 launch title, is coming this Christmas according to the BBC. The game is said to move away from the muddy environments of the first game and will now take place in more tropical locations. "Gamers will be able to race around a lush …

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AUSTRALIA: R rating in discussion

The Australian Government says it is considering introducing an R rating for video games, which would allow the sale of more explicit titles in the country, according to ABC news. Debate has been ongoing that an 18 or R rating should exist for more adult software, which was reignited following …

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360 and five games for £240 at Argos

Argos has unveiled a new eye-catching 360 bundle offer. Customers can pick up an Xbox 360 and five games, including Viva Pinata, Kameo, Fuzion Frenzy 2, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Xbox 360 Live Arcade Unplugged: Vol 1, for 239.96. This deal can be found in store and through the …

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Xbox 360 sells 18m worldwide

Microsoft’s GDC keynote speaker, John Schappert, has claimed that the 360 has sold more than 18 million units worldwide. Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Live, Software and Services said: "I think that we’ve sold 18 million, the last time I’ve checked. 18 million hardware …

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Rising Star pushes back No More Heroes

Rising Star Games has announced a new release date of March 14th for Suda51’s unique Wii title, No More Heroes. This has been our biggest production run for a video game,” said Martin Defries, COO, Rising Star Games. We just want to make sure we can supply everyone.” No More …

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Gears of War 2 confirmed

Epic Game has revealed Gears of War 2 for the Xbox 360 at this year’s GDC. Cliff Bleszinski unveiled the game during Microsoft’s GDC keynote, after Tim Sweeny had demonstrated the significant improvements to the Unreal 3 engine earlier in the show. Bleszinski claimed that Gears of War 2 will …

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