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Future is closing Official Nintendo Magazine

Nintendo and Future have announced the closure of Official Nintendo Magazine. Its last issue – number 114 – will go on sale on October 14th. The mag first arrived in the UK in 2002, with Future assuming publishing duties from EMAP in 2006. Nintendo will continue to speak directly to …

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Riot is closing League of Legends’ public chat rooms

Sometimes they’re wonderful, but there’s no denying that internet forums and chat rooms can at times be amongst the worst things ever to be devised by man. League of Legends may be one of the biggest games in the world, but its chat rooms are amongst the most foul. And …

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Bandai Namco scrapping F2P racer Ridge Racer Driftopia

Ridge Racer’s foray into the world of free-to-play is coming to an end in the summer. Bandai Namco has confirmed that it will turn off the game’s servers by August 15th. The Bugbear-developed title had been widely criticised for its implementation of microtransactions. The leading developer and publisher wanted to …

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Xbox One is NOT closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld publisher claims

Microsoft’s ongoing work with Xbox One’s development tools is NOT helping its machine catch up with the apparently still superior technical performance of PS4, it is now being said. MCV this morning reported on claims from Lorne Lanning, co-founder of Oddworld developer Oddworld Inhabitants, that the gap between Xbox One …

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Xbox One is closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld dev claims

Microsoft’s ongoing work with Xbox One’s development tools is helping its machine catch up with the until now superior technical performance of PS4. That’s according to Oddworld Inhabitants co-founder Lorne Lanning, who told Xbox Achievements that: So I would say, months ago, there was a wider gap. But I don’t …

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Developer Brain In A Jar closes doors

Brain In a Jar is no more, founder and creative director Carl Dalton has confirmed. The UK studio, whose games included Indy Car Series, Indianapolis 500 Evolution, Golden Age of Racing and Kart Racer, had been operating for 15 years. Despite our best efforts we have been unable to secure …

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SOE is closing four MMOs, including Free Realms

Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed the planned closure of four of its massively multiplayer online titles. Kotaku reports that Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online all face the chop so the company can focus its resources elsewhere. Free Realms, once a poster …

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All Blockbuster UK stores to shut down

Managers at UK Blockbusters stores have this morning been told that every outlet is to close, MCV has learned. The bad news was apparently delivered over the phone by Blockbuster UK operations manager Dave Potter. MCV has received confirmation from three seperate stores not included on yesterday’s list of 72 …

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Zynga closes OMGPOP website, shuns attempted team buyout

The creator of hit mobile game Draw Something is dead following Zynga’s decision to axe the OMGPOP website. OMGPOP.com will close on September 30th to make way for new and exciting gaming opportunities”, according to Zynga. Both Draw Something games and Draw My Thing will remain active but titles such …

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The end comes for Comet as all stores prepare to close doors tomorrow

Administrator Deloitte has confirmed that all remaining Comet stores will close their doors tomorrow (December 18th). Many closed for good over the weekend. The move will result in the loss of some 6,600 jobs just days before Christmas. 2.1m in holiday and back pay will be paid to employees. It …

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