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Microsoft rules out Xbox 360 UK price cut; Nintendo has "nothing to announce"

The Xbox 360 will not be receiving a price cut in the UK this Christmas, Microsoft has told MCV. It emerged this morning that $50 has been slashed off the price of both the 4GB and 250GB versions of the console in North America. And shortly after that we learnt …

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EA founder says consoles will become "a hobby market"

Predictions of gloom for the console sector aren’t exactly rare – and this morning you’ve got another one to add to the pile. EA founder Trip Hawkins predicts that the future of the console market is a hobbyist one, with the bulk of the sector to be claimed by PC …

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MP Ed Vaizey "pleads" with civil servants for a console in his office

The Government’s Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries wants a games console in his office. Tory MP Ed Vaizey has, according to The Daily Mail, pleaded” with civil servants for the installation of a games console in his office. However, the powers that be” have told him such a …

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Wii U: What is and is not in the box

Nintendo has, amongst other details this morning, confirmed what will be included with the Wii U in both of its launch SKUs in Japan. Note, of course, that it’s not unprecedented for European and American launch bundles to differ form those offered in Japan. The machine comes in two bundles …

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PC at Gamescom: The epicentre of everything

E3 loves consoles, yet Gamescom championed the soaring PC, NetworkN’s James Binns explains Here’s the key difference between E3 and Gamescom. At E3, the press conferences rule everything. So by the time the doors open to the LA Convention Centre, there’s nothing left to see. At Kolnmesse, there’s everything to …

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August NPD: Sleeping Dogs moves 172,000 units on consoles

Another notable figure has dripped out from the NPD group following its August report. A company rep told Joystiq that Sleeping Dogs 172,000 copies at US retail across PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms during the month. The news comes after it was revealed Darksiders 2 sold 247,000 total copies at …

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