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New EverQuest II players rise by 300%

The number of new signups to EverQuest II has tripled since the Sony MMO game went free-to-play one month ago. Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley revealed a series of statistics on Twitter about the RPG’s rise in new players. We are seeing some amazing growth in EverQuest II,” he …

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Capcom reveals eight-game retail bundle

Several Xbox Live hits including Street Fighter games will arrive in stores for the first time next year. The Capcom Digital Collection retail SKU for Xbox 360 consists of eight games: 1942: Joint Strike, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Final Fight Double Impact, Flock, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil and It Came …

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Dragon Age II ‘lost some fans’

It’s a more profitable series that Mass Effect, but EA has admitted that recent RPG release Dragon Age II has "lost some fans" for the franchise. "We were clearly disappointed with some of the response from the fanbase, because we want them to be as excited about it as we …

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E3 2010: Mass Effect 3 to debut?

A simple mistake, a deliberate headline-grabber or a surprise-spoiling leak – we won’t know until next week whether details in GameSpot’s interactive E3 planner are the real deal. Head over to the guide and hover your cursor over the EA listing and you’ll see, amongst other games, listings for Mass …

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Starcraft II dated

The next instalment in one of Blizzard Entertainment’s most keenly loved franchises, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, has finally been give a release date. The game will be released worldwide in territories including Europe, the US, Australasia, Canada, Mexico, Russia and much of Asia on July 27th. A digital release …

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VIDEOS: Halo Reach, Force Unleashed II

The world has caught its first glimpse of both Microsoft’s already feverously anticipated Halo Reach and the already rumoured Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Aired at the VGAs in the US last night, the Halo Reach trailer hints at a slightly grittier approach to Bungie’s famous franchise. Squad-based mechanics …

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Assassins Creed II sells 1.6m

It may have failed to grab the top spot in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week, but Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II has comfortably bettered the performance of its predecessor at retail. The publisher has revealed that the game sold 1.6m units worldwide in its first seven days …

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Ubisoft readies biggest ever release

With Modern Warfare now in stores, retail is turning its attentions to the next monster hit: Assassin’s Creed II. Ubisoft has revealed to MCV that the title is the biggest in its history – with a marketing spend that matches up to the publisher’s ambition. Assassin’s Creed II will undoubtedly …

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Episodic Fable II arrives

Microsoft’s interesting experiment in episodic content has officially kicked off with the release of Fable II Episode 1 on Xbox Live. The 2GB free download offers gamers a sizable chunk of Lionhead’s title for nothing. The idea is that gamers will like what they see and then shell out real …

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Wii 2 predicted for 2011

Nintendo will release a follow-up to its highly successful Wii console in 2011 – that’s the prediction from none other than Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada. Interestingly, he also predicted that the machine is likely to boast an all-new controller. In the same piece, however, Wada predicts that the upcoming …

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