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Gaikai beta arrives in Europe

The cloud-based Gaikai service, which lets players enjoy traditional disk-based PC games through a browser without the need to install any files or own the physical media, is entering closed beta in Europe later this month. The cloud-based Gaikai service, which lets players enjoy traditional disk-based PC games through a …

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Channel 4 ramps up game funding

TV giant Channel 4 has invested a multi-million pound figure in the development of its own Xbox and PC games. The broadcaster, famous for shows like Big Brother and Skins, has turned to gaming as a way to reach new audiences as part of its educational content remit, according to …

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Exspect’s iPhone Gaming Grip arrives

Exspect has released a new gaming-specific case for the iPhone which functions as an ergonomic grip for the Apple portable. Available for both the iPod Touch 2G and the iPhone 3G, including the new iPhone 3G S, the Gaming Grip promises to deliver an experience similar to that of a …

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US: Casual up, consoles down

New data from metrix specialist comScore has shown that the number of people playing online casual games in the US was up by 22 per cent annually in May – a stat that’s in stark contrast to the mass market losses seen in the console sector. Venturebeat reports that over …

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MMO subscriptions dont make any sense

The MMO subscription model is a thing of the past – that’s the verdict of Jolt Online Gaming boss Dylan Collins, who believes that the advent of browser-based gaming signifies a real sea-change in the way the business operates. Broswer-based gaming has effectively standardized the notion that all MMOs really …

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CyberSports: Free Realms deserves an award

Fill in a form, decipher the captcha, click the verification email, download the client – getting going in even the simplest MMO can be hard work, and the developer of Football Superstars has said that each of these barrier’s can lose a title 50 per cent of its potential userbase. …

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Games vet blasts Twitter buzzwords

The game industry fails to understand the core properties and potential of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. That was the view offered by Mike Mika, an industry veteran of twenty years having been involved in over 120 game projects. In boardrooms across the world, people are using Facebook …

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Buyout sets Pirate Bay on the road to legality

Whether or not the previous owners of Swedish file-sharing portal The Pirate Bay succeed in over-turning their prosecution in the increasingly protracted legal saga, it seems that The Pirate Bay as we know it is no longer. Swedish software firm and internet caf network Global Gaming Factory X is reported …

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Now Disney eyes up 3D gaming

Disney will beat Ubisoft to the punch with its release of the first major game supporting 3D this summer. But games boss Graham Hopper says the jury’s still out on how quickly consumers will embrace such releases. At E3, Ubisoft unveiled its 3D game Avatar, made with Hollywood legend James …

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EA points to possible casual acquisitions

Publisher EA has heaped praise on the emerging business models being pioneered by the online casual games market, fuelling the fire in the bellies of those who still believe the company is on the hunt for a big casual acquisition. We’re in investment mode,” COO John Pleasants stated. We have …

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