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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to fantasy merchandise

They might deal with swords and shields, but fantasy games remain as popular as ever in the modern games market. MCV sets off on a quest Fantasy has come a long way since the dice-rolling days of the original Dungeons and Dragons. With floods of video game titles allowing players …

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RPG giants Braithwaite and Hall team up for Kickstarter project

Loot Drop, a studio that houses John Romero, Brenda Braithwaite and Tom Hall, has become the latest to embrace crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The studio is after $1m to fund an old-school” fantasy RPG, with Braithwaite (Wizardry, Dungeons & Dragons) and Hall (Doom) heading up development duties. Furthermore, if the project …

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Skyrim’s TV launch ad hits Sky 1

Millions of TV viewers will watch the Skyrim TV ad for the first time this weekend during showings of An Idiot Abroad and more. Bethesda is running the live-action TV spot during The Walking Dead on FX this Friday at 10pm, as well as An Idiot Abroad on Sky 1 …

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Study author brands Metro story "inaccurate"

The man behind the report that formed the basis of Metro’s absurd anti-gaming story this morning has slammed the paper’s reporting of it. Of the headline claiming Gamers ‘can’t tell real world from fantasy’”, Nottingham Trent University’s Professor Mark Griffith told Spong: "For one thing, we never said that in …

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Diablo III lets gamers sell items for money

World of Warcraft developer-publisher Blizzard has revealed an in-game auction house in Diablo III that uses real money. Gamers will be able to buy, sell and trade digital items in the PC RPG using real-life currency, with sellers taking the majority of the cash” for each transaction. Blizzard showed off …

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NPD: New high for Final Fantasy

First it was Modern Warfare 2 echoing its UK achievements in the US market, and now Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII is getting in on the act. Crediting its ground-breaking multiformat release, NPD has stated that Final Fantasy XIII has enjoyed the best ever launch for a game in the …

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NPD: Kratos conquers March

Sony’s God of War III emerged as the March software champion in the US, shifting 1.1m units and bettering the performance of predecessor God of War II by 32 per cent. The sales mirror its similar achievement in the UK. The success is all the more impressive considering that God …

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US: FFXIII tops 1m sales

Having been on shelves for less than a week, Square Enix’s latest RPG epic Final Fantasy XIII has already passed the 1m sales barrier in the US. Destructoid also reports that that game in now the fastest ever selling Final Fantasy title in the US – echoing the very same …

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FFXIII breaks series UK records

Final Fantasy XIII has shattered the series’ UK sales records, becoming the fastest ever selling Final Fantasy game in the region, as well as the fastest selling UK game of the year. It’s also become the fastest selling game of the year so far in Germany and France. The news …

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PS3 claims 54% of FFXIII sales

The fact that FFXIII has this week claimed the top spot in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 is of absolutely no shock – but onlookers will be far more interested to see how sales were shared across PS3 and Xbox 360. And the truth is – in …

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