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EA praises Fox News coverage

While MCV and others lines up to cry foul over Fox News’ reactionary coverage of Bulletstorm last month, the boss of EA Games has praised Fox for its editorial policies and described controversy as a marketing tool. "We love Fox News," Frank Gibeau told Industry Gamers. "When you’re building new …

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Bulletstorm targeting 1m sales

The co-developer of EA’s console and PC shooter Bulletstorm has said it is hopeful that the game will beat the 1m unit sales mark. "We got a reorder on day one from one of the big US retailers that focuses on games," Epic Games president Mike Capps told IndustryGamers. "That …

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The Sun creates We Dare controversy

UK newspaper The Sun is trying to stir up trouble for Ubisoft’s upcoming Wii and PS3 game We Dare. A new trailer for the title turned heads last week thanks to its focus on cheeky adult-orientated fun such as bottom slapping and nose rubbing. However, the Sun has latched onto …

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Ubi frees key titles from always-on DRM

Ubisoft has confirmed that it has removed its divisive DRM mechanic from some of its biggest PC titles. Reports emerged yesterday that consumers are now able to play Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction without a constant internet connection authenticating the games with the publisher’s servers. However, Ubisoft won’t …

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MOH critics dont understand games

One of the developers working on this week’s new release Medal of Honor has claimed that most of the criticism aimed at EA’s title comes from those who aren’t familiar with the nature of video games. The objection was, kind of from an older generation that doesn’t understand games, that …

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Treyarch: MOH controversy was unfair

Speaking of the media furore that has greeted EA’s Medal of Honor, the head of Call of Duty developer Treyarch has said that the treatment violent video games receive at the hands of the media is unjust. We cover the Cold War era [in Black Ops] and there are definitely …

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OPINION: Meddle of Honor

The UK games industry faced a textbook media storm in a teacup on Monday when for all of about four minutes it looked like the Government wanted to ban the new Medal of Honor. It doesn’t, of course. Angry comments published overnight about the game’s Taliban content by Defence Secretary …

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Capcom learns from RE5 racism controversy

Greater involvement from its Western arm in the future development of its titles will ensure that Capcom is never embroiled in another racism row, the publisher has vowed. In March 2009 some critics labelled Resident Evil 5 racist due to its depiction of African zombies in conflict with the stereotypical …

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Outcry over suicide game

Online casual gaming is once again in the spotlight this week with UK newspapers expressing outrage at online title Billy Suicide which, as the name suggests, sees players attempt to prevent the game’s protagonist ending his life. The storm follows hot on the heels of recent controversial titles such as …

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