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OPINION: London studio shutdown shows grass isn’t always Gree

I couldn’t help but view the news that Japanese games giant GREE was to sharply close its UK studio as darkly ironic. Too many times in recent years have I been lectured by industry know-it-alls keen to predict the swift suffocation of consoles at the hands of fast growing firms …

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UK trade bodies call time on Edinburgh Interactive Festival

UKIE and TIGA have confirmed that Edinburgh Interactive Festival will not take place this year. It will be the first time in a decade the event, which usually takes place in late August, has not run. The event first debuted as a joint venture between a variety of industry stake …

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Format holders set for Edinburgh showcase

All three platform holders have thrown their weight behind this week’s Edinburgh Interactive Festival, promising to show off new titles and technology. Nintendo and Sony have confirmed they will be part of the consumer-facing Festival Square, which will offer a glimpse at their Q3/Q4 line-ups. Nintendo is bringing an inflatable …

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Nintendo partners with Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh Interactive has announced that Nintendo UK will once again be a major partner at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival. The event is due to take place on Wednesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 26th, and will feature conferences, screenings and game demonstrations from a range of publishers. Nintendo will be …

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Deering: 10m sales the new milestone

Former SCEE president and Codemasters chairman Chris Deering told the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that publishers of today’s biggest games should aim for ten million sales – as the ‘winners win big’ from changes in business models. Industry legend Deering cited Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, which he said had sold approximately nine …

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