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AUSTRALIA: Dark Sector banned down under

Dark Sector has been refused classification by the OFLC, Australia’s classification board. According to IGN, the third-person action game has been described by the board as a violent and sometimes gruesome game with a sinister storyline and ominous outcome. The violence and aggression inflicted upon the protagonist is of a …

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New Sims titles unveiled

Electronic Arts has unveiled its line up of Sim titles for the coming financial year, according to Shacknews. Citing the success of last years MySims, with over 3 million units sold, EA has confirmed two new titles in the franchise. The first of which, MySims Kingdom, is due this fall …

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EA targets $6bn by 2011

Electronic Arts targets $6 billion in revenues by the end of the 2011 fiscal year, according to CEO John Riccitiello. With revenues for this financial year expected to be around $3.5 billion, EA are expecting a growth of 70 per cent in three years. "It’s a big number. It’s never …

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EA renews NFL licences

EA has confirmed the extension of its exclusive licensing agreement with the National Football League and NFL players. The agreement allows the company to develop, publish and distribute American football video games, and provides EA with the rights to NFL teams, stadiums and players until the end of the 2012 …

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Users face ban for illegal downloads

Consumers who illegal download games will be cut off from the internet under new Government proposals, according to the front page of The Times. Internet Service Providers will be required to adopt a three-strike system. An email warning will be sent the first time a user illegally download copyrighted media …

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EA details Hasbro plans

The first fruits of Electronic Arts’ collaboration with Hasbro have been unveiled, with games based on Littlest Pet Shop, Nerf, Yahtezee, Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Operation, Trivial Pursuit, Pictureka due throughout the year. EA’s Casual Entertainment label has said it is targetting games for console, mobile and PC – with a …

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UK CHARTS: Devil May Cry swings into top spot

Devil May Cry has made it to the top spot of the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40, something it hasn’t done in the franchises’ history. The ex-PlayStation exclusive has managed it with a little help from the Xbox 360, which accounted for 61 per cent of the game’s sales. Mario …

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Pipe Mania returns

Empire Interactive is to resurrect the popular puzzle title, Pipe Mania on a broad variety of platforms. The original Pipe Mania was initially published in 1989, and achieved sales of over four million units worldwide. It appeared on a multitude of formats, including Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes, Acorn Electron, …

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Eurogamer hits 1.8m unique users

Eurogamer has seen over 1.8 million unique users as of November 30th 2007, with almost 15 million page impressions. The European-based consumer site undergoes an annual audit by ABC Electronic, with the latest figures representing a 500,000 year-on-year increase. The audit is the first since Eurogamer added new German and …

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Games ratings: Have we all calmed down now?

In fact, leading headline and hyperbole aside, I couldn’t have been more pleased with the words of The Guardian’s political editor. According to the paper, the government proposes to adopt a wide-spread classification system for all video games, ultimately putting the medium in line with film. Also, retailers will be …

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