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Need for Speed Undercover… uncovered

Speaking at the William Blair & Company Growth Stock Conference in Chicago yesterday, EA CEO John Riccitiello announced that the next instalment in its popular street racing series Need for Speed will be dubbed ‘Undercover’, GameSpot reports. However, following previous comments in which the outspoken executive admitted to disappointment concerning …

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Capcom recruiting on the back of large dev drive

In a post on its US blog , Capcom has officially begun the hunt for a swathe of new development, revealing that it has 15 different games projects on the go in the process. Amongst the positions being advertised are the likes of studio art director, senior producer, producer, senior …

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Far Cry 2 devs pleased with PS3 development

Ubisoft Montreal has said that the PS3’s unique architecture has proved a good fit for the technology behind its upcoming Far Cry 2 – though says that it has taken a lot of effort to get used to the machine. "We were somewhat worried by some of the reported high …

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Riccitiello: EA made mistakes with studio acquisitions

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has admitted the company made mistakes when it acquired well-known developers. Speak at DICE last week, he said that integrating the teams at independents such as Bullfrog, Westwood and Origin ultimately stifled the creative talent there: "We at EA blew it, and to a degree …

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TIGA to host new event at London Games Festival

Another event has been added to the fast-growing roster for October’s London Games Festival with the day-long Working With Games set to examine how developers can forge partnerships with the TV, film and advertising industries. The organisers say other mediums are looking to games to extend brands while games firms …

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TIGA to host new event at London Games Festival

Another event has been added to the fast-growing roster for October’s London Games Festival with the day-long Working With Games set to examine how developers can forge partnerships with the TV, film and advertising industries. The organisers say other mediums are looking to games to extend brands while games firms …

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Midlands enjoys games industry boom

The British Midlands Development Corporation, an American development agency for central England, has been toasting the growth of the games sector in UK’s midlands. MCV sister publication Develop reports that two key announcements have been key to this growth – namely the expansion of Sega’s Racing Studio in Solihull, which …

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Epic Games snaps up Polish studio

Gears Of War creator Epic Games has acquired a majority interest in People Can Fly, the Polish development studio behind Painkiller. MCV sister site Develop reports that the two companies first developed a relationship when People Can Fly showed Epic prototypes of an Unreal Engine 3-based multi-platform title they were …

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Tories: Well come to industrys rescue

The UK development industry is under ‘great’ threat from a skillset crisis and the exodus of talent abroad – and the Government simply isn’t doing enough to stop it. That was the message from the Conservative Party this week, as it made a landmark attempt to build bridges with the …

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