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Wii needed this

Nintendo has its eye on an even bigger addressable audience of gamers with its new Wii U home console. After courting new audiences for so long, the focus is back on a much-desired re-engaging of actual gamers alongside that skillful non-gamer push. Wii U pushes the boundary – it gives …

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E3 2011: Grand Theft V chat increases

There’s no way of knowing whether a new Grand Theft Auto will be announced at this year’s E3, but if you believe in the adage "there’s no smoke without fire" then you should probably start getting excited. Some insiders are now absolutely certain that Rockstar will use either the Microsoft …

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Sniper 2 set for big LA reveal

The sequel to the surprise smash hit of last summer is getting its full reveal at E3. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – which has been built using CryEngine 3, the same engine that powered recent No.1 Crysis 2 – is one of two video games to be revealed by City …

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Kotick loses court appeal

After what the LA Times describes as a brawl” between Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick and Californian lawyer Patricia Glaser, the outspoken games executive has emerged on the losing side of a three-year court battle. In 2007 a flight attendant named Cynthia Madvig filed a lawsuit in the LA County …

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LA Noire goes multiplatform

As has been suspected for some time, Rockstar has confirmed that the long-in-development La Noire is no longer a PS3 exclusive and will in fact be released on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 as well. After a prolonged period of silence on the game, developer Team Bondi has at last shed some …

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E3 exhibitors announced

ESA, the organizers of America’s leading video games trade show E3, has revealed its initial list of exhibitors for the upcoming event – confirming the support of all three console platform holders. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft will be joined by the likes of EA, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, THQ, Sega, Disney, …

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Spielbergs EA team faces the chop

Following the news that EA is to cut six per cent of its global work force , rumours are suggesting that the team working on Steven Spielberg’s ultra-realistic next title has been sacked from EA LA. VG247 claims to have been informed by an EA employee that almost everyone on …

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Star Trek Online details uncloak

After a slight technical hiccup which saw high web traffic bring the official site down, a host of details about the upcoming Star Trek Online have been unveiled by developer Cryptic Studios. A new gameplay trailer has been posted on the Star Trek Online site, along with lots of other …

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E3 set for July 08

UK publishers should get ready to pack their bags for a summer excursion: E3 is returning to the Los Angeles Convention Centre from Tuesday, July 15-17th next year. That’s according to organiser the Entertainment Software Association, which has confirmed the date and location of the US expo. The body also …

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