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Konami using Fox Engine in next-gen PES

Hideo Kojima’s Fox Engine will power the future of the Pro Evolution Soccer series on next-gen consoles. Fox is a multi-platform engine designed by the studio behind the Metal Gear Solid series. It went into development after the developer shipped Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in 2008. …

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INTERVIEW: Do video games have a future at HMV?

Yes, says CEO Simon Fox, but there will be sacrifices. Christopher Dring visits HMV’s offices to find out how its attitude towards gaming has changed. Video game suppliers let HMV down. In a year where the retailer desperately needed their help, games publishers offered little in 2011. Exclusive deals and …

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ANALYSIS: Retail veterans under pressure

We’ve been down this road before. Another bleak set of retailer financials, another article in MCV wondering what can be done about it. But now the situation has become more pressured. GAME posted devastating festive results, with sales down 17.6 per across UK and Ireland. While over at HMV, the …

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HMV: This is our turning point

HMV is back from the brink after months of turmoil, CEO Simon Fox has told MCV. The entertainment retailer hit difficulties earlier this year after issuing multiple profit warnings on the back of falling sales. But now Fox says that the 53m sale of its Waterstone’s chain will help the company …

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It’s Angry Birds Rio, not Rio: Angry Birds

Last week saw the release of the third Angry Birds game, Rio. The game is themed around a new Fox family CG film about kidnapped birds made by the Ice Age team. But Rovio has retained creative control. We made it clear from the beginning that we don’t want to …

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Bulletstorm targeting 1m sales

The co-developer of EA’s console and PC shooter Bulletstorm has said it is hopeful that the game will beat the 1m unit sales mark. "We got a reorder on day one from one of the big US retailers that focuses on games," Epic Games president Mike Capps told IndustryGamers. "That …

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Psychologist blames gaming for ‘rape’

MCV’s more than happy to poke fun at some of the silly reporting about video games in the mainstream press, but there are times when ignorance of the sector can stray into dangerous territory. And video games coverage rarely gets scarier than this. Clearly not wanting to beat around the …

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OPINION: The big media

UK games retail’s boom week of 113m wasn’t just serendipitously timed to blow rival entertainment launches out of the water. It coincided with a clear change in direction for ‘Big Media’ when it comes to games. As Call of Duty flew of shelves, Viacom waved the white flag on games, …

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