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Ubisoft unleashes two new UbiCollectibles for The Division and Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy titles will be getting two more Ubicollectible figurines, the company announced today. Both figurines will be arriving in March. One Ubicollectible is lined up for Tom Clancy’s The Division, while the other will be tied to Ubisoft’s upcoming open world game, Ghost Recon Wildlands. Each one is …

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Division dev says Watch Dogs delay ‘took courage’ and ‘sends important message’

Massive Entertainment’s MD David Polfeldt has heaped praise on publisher Ubisoft for delaying Watch Dogs. "It’s tremendously important for us as a developer studio, to know that the owner and the publisher are ready to take that hit, and [the Watch Dogs delay] was a massive hit. I think their …

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UK back in charge as BBC Worldwide kills LA video games division

BBC Worldwide has regenerated its video game plan… again. The commercial arm of the BBC has closed its games department in Los Angeles and moved it back to Britain to merge with the UK Consumer Products division. Digital entertainment and games director Rikesh Desai will lead a team that includes …

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Future forms entertainment division

Media giant Future has merged its games and film sales and publishing departments into one entertainment division to strengthen the team. The idea behind the merger is to offer Future’s clients better access to the film and game audiences. The company has already hired two new publishers and is on …

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Xbox 360 revenues soar in Q1

The days of Xbox 360 being a red smudge on the otherwise robust financials of Microsoft are nothing but a distant memory now as once again the company’s Xbox 360 operations have reported strong numbers in the quarter ending September 30th 2010. Revenues at Microsoft’s console business climbed 33 per …

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Endemol opens games division

The UK arm of Big Brother and Deal or No Deal creator Endemol has announced the formation of Endemol Games, a new division tasked with taking the company’s many properties into the games space. The unit will be headed by former head of products and brand exploitation Jurian Van der …

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Miniclip opens mobile gaming division

Miniclip has opened a new business unit focused on mobile, initially with iOS and Android, with more smartphone platforms to follow. Mobile offers a new revenue stream for sites like Miniclip, which hope their big online audiences – it has 57 million – will follow them to mobile. In addition, …

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PlayStation division posts $889m loss

Sony’s Network Product and Services Division, the home of its PlayStation operations, has reported a $889m loss for the year ending March 31st 2010, a year-on-year decrease of 10.2 per cent. PS3 sales hit a total of 13m units, up from the 10.3m seen in the same period the year …

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Sega confirms job losses, restructuring

Publisher Sega is to massively overhaul its Western operations in a move that will result in both a loss of jobs and a massive realignment toward the growing digital distribution market. 73 jobs are to be lost in total, with 37 losses at Sega’s London office and 36 in San …

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Annual Xbox sales fall 13%

Microsoft sold 5.2m Xbox 360 consoles in the quarter ending December 31st – 13 per cent down on the 6m units it sold in the same period in 2008. The number brings the console’s worldwide sales total to 39m units. 7.3m consoles were shipped in the period, down on the …

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