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Curtain falls on CDV vs SouthPeak saga

German publisher CDV has won its High Court battle against SouthPeak – over a claim that the firm failed to supply it four games from subsidiary Gamecock early enough for a Christmas 2008 release. CDV and Gamecock entered into a distribution agreement in early 2008 for seven Gamecock titles, including …

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Diversity Key as Southpeak Grows

The company, which publishes My Baby for DS as well as shooters and fantasy RPGs, notched up sales of $16.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, up from $8.3 million for the same period in 2008. Pre-tax profits for the Virginia-based outfit were $1.3 million, up from a loss …

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Velvet Assassin drug references to remain

Upcoming WWII adventure title Velvet Assassin will not have its references to drug use removed, publisher SouthPeak has confirmed, despite the heat its likely to cause troubles with the world’s various regulatory bodies. The former Gamecock title allows players to use morphine to slow down time and pull off deadly …

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Southpeak acquires Gamecock

SouthPeak Interactive has acquired Gamecock Media Group in a shock deal that will see titles including Mushroom Men and Legendary released under the SouthPeak label this quarter. Melanie Mroz, SouthPeak CEO, said of the deal: "Gamecock brings us a solid slate of upcoming titles, including Legendary, Mushroom Men and Velvet …

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COMPETITION: Win copies of Mushroom Men

MCV has teamed up with a very generous Gamecock to giveaway copies of the publishers’ upcoming Mushroom Men games. Two lucky readers will get their hands on a copy of Mushroom Men: Rise Of The Funghi on DS or Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars On Wii – as well as …

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Gamecock signs European distribution deal

Quirky publisher Gamecock has revealed an exclusive European distribution deal with cdv Software. The deal comes ahead of a busy release schedule for Gamecock Media Group, with titles Mushroom Men, Dungeon Hero and Velvet Assassin, due for release later this year. Christian Gloe, CEO of cdv Software, said: We are …

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Gamecock European office opens doors

Gamecock has this week officially opened its European office – with the games company rolling out its new indie publishing model under the moniker ‘indie label spirit, major label muscle’. MCV first broke news of the new UK office and amagement team back in January – and the European HQ …

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New UK games charity launches

New industry charity Games Aid launches tomorrow (May 16th), while existing official charity, the Entertainment Software Charity (ESC), seems destined to disappear. Games Aid arrives without specific fiscal targets or a rigid manifesto, but with an over-arching desire to include everyone from developers to retailers – and even consumers. It …

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