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Nokia closes N-Gage studio

Nokia has shut down its Vancouver-based game studio, affecting some 100 jobs in the process, Develop understands. Nokia’s N-Gage Design Studio in Vancouver had developed a significant number of titles for the first and second generation N-Gage systems, as well as for mobile phones. The group worked on franchises such …

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Secret Duke Nukem game in development?

Publisher Take-Two has signed an agreement with a ‘well known’ studio to develop an unannounced Duke Nukem game, according to a GamePolitics report, despite the fate of the current Forever project suspended in legal flux. Court documents filed last week by former Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms – in …

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Microsoft’s Kodu to launch by end of June

Microsoft’s Kodu is set to launch by the end of this month, according to blog post by lead designer Matt MacLaurin. The Xbox 360 app, which will be available to download over Xbox Live, allows users to create games using a simple visual rule-based language and a library of supplied …

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Itagaki forms Tokyo Vikings

A new Japanese game development group has been established at the helm of overcompensating game designer Tomonobu Itagaki. Itagaki, who previously headed up Tecmo subsidiary Team Ninja, was involved in the development of a number of popular fighting titles such as Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. Last year Itagaki …

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Factor 5 closes US dev studio

Factor 5 is to close its San Rafael studio, the company’s CEO has revealed. According to a post on the official website, the ‘obstacles created by the sudden bankruptcy of Brash Entertainment for the continuation of operations have turned out too great to overcome in the current economic climate,’ wrote …

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PopCap: The end of retail still a long way off

Leading casual games developer PopCap has stated that High Street retail still forms a vital part of its business plan as it allows the company to reach customers that remain inaccessible through digital delivery platforms. While a platform such as Xbox Live Arcade or PlayStation Network gives us an opportunity …

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Now Microsoft cuts console dev costs

Microsoft has outlined its efforts for developers, marking 2009 as the year it looks to ‘reduce risk and cut the cost of art development’ As part of that drive, the platform holder has announced a new version of the Xbox 360 development kit, and detailed a new version of its …

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Sony cuts cost of developing for PS3

Sony has lowered the price of PlayStation 3 development kits and introduced new tools at GDC this week New dev kit models are available for developers of PS3 titles around the world – Reference Tool models DECR-1400A for North America costs $2,000 and the Europe/PAL territories version is €1,700. DECR-1400J …

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