Tag Archives: GAME

Dirt 2 Codemasters biggest ever game

Codemasters has claimed Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is the most important title in the company’s history – and is backing it with its biggest ever marketing spend. Fresh from two weeks at the top of the ELSPA/GfK-ChartTrack All Formats chart with Ashes Cricket 2009, the publisher is confident Dirt 2 …

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Gamestation marches into Europe

The GAME Group has opened its first Gamestation store outside of the UK, MCV can reveal. The firm has unveiled a mall-based store in Alcala de Henares in Central Spain, 20 miles East of Madrid. GAME currently owns 1,342 stores across the UK, France, Spain, Scandinavia and Australia. In the …

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GAME applauds PS3 cut

The GAME Group has publicly applauded Sony’s PS3 price reduction, predicting that the console will enjoy a major sales boost this Q4 as a result. Sony this week revealed that it would bring a new, slimmer PS3 model into the channel next month. This SKU, dubbed the ‘PS3 Slim’ will …

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Namco Bandai signs Ninja Theory

Two high-profile studios have joined Namco Bandai’s current partnership roster, as the Japanese publisher looks to expand its global presence. UK-based Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory revealed it is working on an Xbox 360 and PS3 title for the publisher, while Tokyo-headquartered indie group Game Republic has also revealed two …

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In-game ads fail Quake Live

One of the highest-profile names in the free-to-play browser-based games market, Quake Live, is to turn its back on the in-game advertising model after its lead developer admitted that its returns to date have been limited. As a result, developer id has now admitted that it intends to turn to …

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Ex-MTV boss targets games TV

The former president of MTV Europe is looking to turn his company into a games equivalent of the music channel – as it launches a games-focused new show. Game Face kicked off on Bravo last weekend. The show was created by Ginx TV, which was founded by former MTV boss …

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Activision: ‘Music genre down significantly

Activision-Blizzard has joined sector rival EA and industry analysts in admitting yesterday that the music game genre is facing tough times. Last night during its earnings call Activision Blizzard admitted that the music game genre is down significantly”. One explanation for the rapid decline in music game revenues might be …

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Tony Hawk RIDE to cost £100

Publisher Activision has announced that Tony Hawk RIDE, complete with skateboard, will be released on November 20th for Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3. The firm has also announced a special limited edition of the game will be available via retailer GAME. This version features a unique red and black …

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THQ predicts hardware price cuts

As the industry continues to struggle with the death of the established hardware cycle that has defined the games industry for over two decades, THQ boss Brian Farrell has predicted that two of the current three home consoles will receive a price cut in the next nine months.

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Publishing deal close for new Bungie title

Independent developer Bungie is closing in on a publishing deal for its unannounced project; a game that marks the studio’s first major step away from the Halo universe. Bungie’s multiplayer designer Lars Bakken told Eurogamer that the group will know sometime soon” which company has secured a publishing deal with …

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