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Mario Party 9 and Animal Crossing named in Guardian’s violent games Axis of Evil

Call of Duty, Halo 4, Far Cry, Borderlands – all violent games, yes, but the real damage is being done by those that conceal their violence behind a duplicitous family-friendly wrapping. Yesterday The Guardian published a feature entitled ‘Violence and guns in best-selling video games‘ that, to be fair to …

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Blockbuster UK embroiled in tax outcry

As if things weren’t bad enough for in-administration Blockbuster UK, a newspaper investigation has landed the company in even hotter water. The Guardian reports that over a 15-year period the company has paid less than 250k in corporation tax despite sales of over 3.5bn and profits of 37m in the …

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Mind Candy’s Mr Moshi makes Media 100 list – but Rockstar’s Housers dropped

Given the colossal news that Grand Theft Auto V is going to make, the changes to this year’s MediaGuardian 100 2012 do seem somewhat strange. Rockstar founders Sam and Dan Houser made No.27 in the 2011 list. Since then the studio has released the critically popular Max Payne 3 and …

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GMA 2011: The Guardian gets National Newspaper accolade again

The games editorial team at The Guardian was once again praised at this year’s Games Media Awards. Last night the team won the prize for best National Newspaper coverage of video games – it was in fact the fifth time it had won the award, making it still the only …

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Rockstar’s Houser brothers climb Guardian Media listing

Two of Rockstar Games’ co-founding group have climbed the Guardian Media 100; the annual list of influential people who shape UK entertainment and news. Sam and Dan Houser this year featured at 27th in the list, meaning they are ranked higher than Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, BBC political editor Nick …

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Team Ico delays PS3 titles

Two of PS3’s most interesting and anticipated titles may now not be released in 2011. The European PlayStation blog has confirmed that the HD re-workings of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus will not now arrive this spring, and new title The Last Guardian will miss its Q4/holiday release window. …

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Guardian of Light not Tomb Raider sequel

Following the global surprise that accompanied the announcement of the digital-only Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, the game’s developer Crystal Dynamics has stressed that the title should not be seen as a proper instalment in the Tomb Raider series. It then went on to suggest that development of …

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Guardian of Light to cost $15

The upcoming Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will cost just $15 when it is released this summer, according to Joystiq. Developer Crystal Dynamics has also confirmed to the site that the isometric co-op adventure will be released on Xbox Live, PSN and PC. The UK cost is likely …

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Laras new outing detailed

The first details surrounding Square Enix’s freshly announced Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light have emerged – and might prove somewhat of a shock to fans of the franchise. It was revealed last week that the game has not only dropped ‘Tomb Raider’ from its title, but will also …

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New Tomb Raider goes digi-only

One of the highest-profile brands in video gaming is taking the bold move of bypassing retail altogether with the confirmation that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be a digital-only release. Interestingly, the game has also dropped the famous ‘Tomb Raider’ moniker, relying instead on the brand appeal …

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