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EAs The Sims backs Comic Relief

Electronic Arts is set to raise thousands of pounds for Comic Relief via its best-selling The Sims franchise. The publisher will donate 1 for every Sims title sold in February and March to the charity – including the PC expansions and console versions of The Sims 3. Humour is an …

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Homefront sells 375k in US

New first person shooter contender Homefront sold 375k units in its first day on sale in the US, publisher THQ has confirmed. "We are delighted with first day sales for Homefront and are already fulfilling re-orders for the game from multiple retailers," THQ boss Brian Farrell stated. By comparison, record …

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GamesAid Golf & Spa day returns

The UK games industry’s big summer charity event is back. This year’s GamesAid Golf & Spa Day will take place on June 30th, once again held at The Grove, Watford. The day will kick of with 18 holes of golf, followed by a three-course dinner and awards presentation for the …

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GamesAid Golf and Spa Day returns in June

GamesAid will once again hold a Golf and Spa Day this summer. The games industry charity has announced the event will be held at The Grove in Watford on June 30th, offering a 4-ball, spa treatment and table package to attendees. All proceeds will go to the organisation’s chosen charities. …

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Gaming can cause psychological problems

Children who spend two hours or more every day either playing video games or watching TV are at a greater risk of suffering psychological problems, a new British study has claimed. The odds of significant psychological difficulties” were estimated to increase by about 60 per cent under the conditions. This …

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Green Day more suited to RB than Beatles

MTV Games boss Scott Guthrie believes that Green Day: Rock Band is a better fit for the franchise’s audience than last year’s Beatles tie-in. Guthrie says sales of the Beatles game weren’t as high as hoped. We were pleased with the performance of Beatles: Rock Band but we were expecting …

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Avatar topples The Dark Knight

James Cameron’s Avatar has broken UK records to become the fastest selling Blu-ray release every in this country. The HD disc sold a considerable 222,824 copies on its first day of release – which is more than last year’s The Dark Knight sold in its first week. Previously Avatar had …

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GoW III sold 1m in week one

We don’t know in what region and we don’t know the exact timeframe, but SCEA’s VP or marketing Peter Dille has stated that God of War III passed the 1m unit sales barrier in just a couple of days”. The news comes courtesy of IGN reporting from the North American …

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Charity Golf day sold out

One of the most popular events in the UK games industry’s annual events calendar, the GamesAid Third Annual Charity Golf and Spa Day, has sold out. The event, which takes place on May 27th, is already on target to smash the 32,024 raised at last year’s event. Attendees include Microsoft, …

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Online retail explodes over Xmas

The Christmas break may be a time to focus on family and loved ones, but it now seems that it has become the prime opportunity for online shopping – and Xmas 2009 looks to have been the most successful yet. The Retail Bulletin reports that number from the Interactive Media …

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