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IDC predicts Kinect-less Xbox One will overtake PS4 in North America

Microsoft will take control of the next-gen race in North America if it releases a cut price Xbox One without Kinect, analyst IDC has claimed. International Data Corporation predicts that while PS4 will have the single biggest share of the market in 2016 with 51m hardware units sold globally, Microsoft …

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Xbox One UK sales spike but PS4 still in control

Microsoft’s Xbox One has been the best-selling games console for four weeks in a row, MCV understands. The machine has benefited from a 30 price cut, while the launch of Titanfall last week caused a surge in console sales of 96 per cent. But retailers have told MCV that PS4 …

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Next Call of Duty is leading on next-gen

PS4 and Xbox One are the lead platforms for this year’s as-of-yet unannounced Call of Duty. Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development,” Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told IGN. Obviously in the console-transition year, anyone who developed a cross-generational game last year had to deal with the fact …

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Capcom unveils new, female-led IP Remember Me

New IP is all too rare in the modern market. New IP with a female lead character is rarer still. Capcom has this morning used its Gamescom presentation to reintroduce its Remember Me IP, which was shown off last year under the name Adrift. The game is being developed by …

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Rainbow 6’s lead devs axed by Ubisoft

Ubisoft has axed leading members of the Montreal development team behind its upcoming Rainbow 6 Patriots game, it has been revealed. As reported byGame Informer, the publisher has confirmed that creative director David Sears, narrative head Richard Rouse III, lead designer Philippe Therien and animation director Brent George have all …

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Notch steps away from Minecraft development

Markus Persson (aka Notch), the creator of hit PC title Minecraft, has after four years stepped away from the game to focus on other projects. Ongoing development of the IP will from this point on be handled by new Minecraft lead developer Jens Bergensten, who has been working on the …

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Analysts split on PS3/360 battle

The jury is divided on how the fortunes of both PS3 and Xbox 360 will pan out over the course of the next 12 to 24 months. Some believe that Kinect will prove the catalyst for Xbox 360 to reduce PS3’s charge and extend Microsoft’s sales lead over its predecessor. …

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Analyst disputes gender bias claims

A US analyst has refuted claims that games featuring a female lead are being shunned by publishers due to their inability to perform in the market. The subject came to light earlier this month when it was claimed that Activision altered development of the game that has eventually become True …

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PS3 outsold 360 in last 12 months

Global sales of the PS3 in the 12 months ending June 30th 2010 were about 4m units ahead of the sales enjoyed by Xbox 360. The number-crunching over on VG247 shows that Microsoft’s machine shifted 10.3m consoles in the last financial year. This compares to 14.3m unit sales of Sony’s …

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Crysis writer slams Halo and MW2

Few games have the triple-A credentials to take on the likes of Master Chief or Call of Duty – but the lead writer of EA’s Crysis 2 is confident enough of his game to take a swipe at two of the biggest names in the FPS genre. First off, sci-fi …

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