Tag Archives: console

Star Trek Online scraps console plans

The chances of recently released MMO Star Trek Online making the expected trip to consoles have been drastically cut following Cryptic Studios’ admission that its console project is currently on the back burner”. The announcement paints an even bleaker picture for consoles MMOs and follows the confirmation that Cryptic’s superhero …

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Old Republic heading to Xbox 360?

BioWare’s MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is being lined up for a release on Xbox 360 – that’s the claim of VG247, which reports to have obtained a GAME release schedule detailing a host of unreleased announcements. The information points to a 2011 TBC release for the as-of-yet unannounced …

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Miyamoto: Our 09 games werent fun enough

Games, at the most basic level, are meant to be fun – and industry legend and head of Nintendo development Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted that the company’s games output last year was simply not fun enough. The fact that in 2009 we were not able to sell more than we …

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OnLive offers MicroConsole assurance

With the PC and Mac versions of OnLive expected to arrive in the US on June 17th, the firm’s COO Mike McGarvey has reaffirmed the company’s intention to bring its external MicroConsole to the market. The ability to stream games directly to the living room via the MicroConsole TV adapter …

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Blizzard thinking of console WoW all the time

Acclaimed MMO developer Blizzard has stated that a console version of its popular PC title World of Warcraft is getting serious thought-time at the studio, though the challenges of converting the game to work on a joypad means that any official announcement could still be a long way off. We …

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360 Splinter Cell bundle confirmed

Accompanying the long-awaited release of Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Conviction in the UK on April 16th, a hardware bundle including a 250GB limited edition Xbox 360 has also been announced. Included in the SKU will also be two wireless joypads, wireless headset, ethernet cable, AV cable and the standard edition version …

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Kotick wanted Commodore console

Speaking of his regrets in a fascinating speech at last week’s DICE summit, Activision boss Bobby Kotick has admitted that he rues missing out on the chance to buy Amiga during the late 1980s. A keyboard-less Amiga, he believed, could have triumphed in the console war of the time. It …

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WHSmith completes games retreat

WHSmith has finally pulled out of games retail. The chain confirmed to publisher product managers this week that games buyer Graham Pert has moved to another area in the business, now looking after online. Ditching games comes after years spent battling skilful rivals in entertainment. Games have been a staple …

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FEATURE: The longer console lifecycle

Last year, Microsoft’s game software boss Phil Spencer offered a telling quote about the direction of the games industry to MCV. It wasn’t about motion controllers or new online services – it was about the market forces that are allowing those things to appear: Do we need a new console? …

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Casual giant eyes consoles

The team behind popular casual portal Miniclip.com are turning their best online games into console titles. The site has more than 550 games and an audience of over 50 million users per month. As part of a partnership with South Peak, the company will be releasing a number of its …

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