Tag Archives: european

Euro ModNation Racers beta announced

SCEE has confirmed via the PlayStation blog that it will release a beta version of anticipated PS3 title ModNation Racers on January 22nd. However, the beta is limited to just the first 100,000 PS3 owners who log into the PlayStation Store on Thursday January 21st and click on the download. …

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EA: FIFA owns 75% of footy market

In an exclusive interview with MCV, EA Europe’s senior VP Jens Uwe Intat has revealed the true extent of FIFA’s current dominance in the European football game sector. "We continue to beat the heck out of Pro Evo and across Europe we’re taking 75 per cent of the football space," …

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THQ promotes Donnelly

THQ’s Rory Donnelly has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of European publishing. The announcement comes as the publisher pushes to strengthen its presence and operations in the region. In his new role, Donnelly has been tasked with leading THQ’s European business back to profitability in line …

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Management reshuffle at Namco Bandai

In a move designed to strengthen the Japanese firm’s European standing, Namco Bandai has announced a number of top-end management appointments within the business development, international marketing and sales team. VP of marketing, sales and publishing Olivier Comte will head up the new team whilst Alberto Gonzalez Lorca becomes the …

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Zavvi loses its ‘.co.uk’

As Zavvi’s online rebirth continues to gather pace at the hands of new owners The Hut, the portal has revealed that it is to ditch its UK specific top-level domain and rebrand itself as Zavvi.com. The move comes as the brand announces its intentions to expand into the European market. …

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Sony spending £82m on Euro marketing

In its biggest statement of intention to date, platform holder Sony is to spend a massive 82m on its European marketing push for its RRP reduced and redesigned PS3 Slim. The UK spend in isolation will total 6m. The campaign will be fronted by a brand new TV ad, created …

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FFXIII gets simultaneous 360 and PS3 release

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Square Enix’s upcoming RPG sensation Final Fantasy XIII, has stated that the game will be released simultaneously on both PS3 and Xbox 360 in Europe. Furthermore, he dated its arrival for spring next year. We don’t have the actual month down yet, but in Japan …

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360 passes 9m sales in Europe

The Xbox 360 has now sold over nine million consoles across Europe, Microsoft has revealed to MCV. In an exclusive interview, EMEA VP Chris Lewis claimed that 360 was the only format to see positive sales growth during 2009 – as both Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s market-leader Wii saw hardware …

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Now Bayonetta delayed until 10

Publisher Sega has confirmed that Platinum Games’ Bayonetta will the Q4 2009 release window and is now due for release some time in early 2010. The game joins other high-profile delayess such as Heavy Rain, BioShock 2, Red Dead Redemption, Mafia II, Alan Wake, Singularity and God of War III.

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Aion release date confirmed

Leading MMO publisher NCsoft has finally confirmed the release date of the impressive looking Aion: Tower of Eternity. European retail will welcome the PC title on September 25th. Aion tries to distinguish itself from the opposition by its use of flight. Not only is aerial manoeuvring key to traversing the …

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