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Games industry veteran Fergus McGovern has passed away

Popular toys and video game entrepreneur Fergus McGovern passed away at the weekend. He was just 50. McGovern is best known for co-founding Probe, a games developer that had worked on a number of major video game franchises including FIFA, Alien, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mortal Kombat. He sold …

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Perry to receive Legend honour at Develop Awards

Earthworm Jim creator and Gaikai visionary David Perry is to be honoured with the Development Legend award at the July 11th Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Perry will receive the award for the impact he has made on the games industry during his three decades in the business. Having previously created …

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Nintendo’s Zelda memories

As Skyward Sword hits shelves, members of Nintendo’s UK team share their favourite memories from The Legend of Zelda series. "My favourite moment was when I was playing The Legend of Zelda: Link to that Past and I warped to the Dark World (as a pink rabbit) and realised just …

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Zelda: Industry’s magic moments

The UK games trade shares its favourite Legend of Zelda moments including GAME’s Ian Shepherd, Capcom’s David Reeves, Ubisoft’s Murray Pannell and more. "Thinking back on my first playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time brings to mind a number of moments that left me in awe. From …

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INTERVIEW: Sky’s the limit

Nintendo has been celebrating Zelda’s 25 years with re-releases, a symphony concert tour and more. Junior product manager Roger Langford runs us through the celebrations. Who are you targeting with your Zelda celebrations? We wanted to ensure that every fan could experience the celebrations in some way. The 25th Anniversary …

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EA Legends makes gamers the commodity

Hardware, IP, technologies, delivery platforms – there are several aspects of the games business that are profitable for publishers. But lest we forget the newest: the consumer. Publisher EA has unveiled EA Legend which, in its own words, is a dynamic platform developed to provide marketers with campaign and audience …

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Zelda OST offer extended

Nintendo of America has extended its offer for buyers of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D to claim a free soundtrack for the game. Eurogamer reports that thanks to what the platform holder calls "strong demand and technical issues", Nintendo has now extended the deal to guarantee the …

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Tomb Raider Trilogy pack confirmed

Crystal Dynamics has announced that a Tomb Raider PS3 trilogy pack will be released in Q1 2011. The release will include Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider Anniversary and Tomb Raider Underworld on one Blu-ray disc. A retail listing appeared on Amazon Germany before developer Crystal Dynamics confirmed its authenticity. Global …

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Brutal Legends rocks on this October

Publisher EA has confirmed that Double Fine Productions’ upcoming Xbox 360 and PS3 outing Brutal Legend will be released in the UK on October 16th. The action adventure, which stars Jack Black, sees players assuming the role of rock roadie Eddie Riggs who, when knocked unconscious, emerges in a rock-themed …

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Lara Croft double pack swings onto PSP

Eidos has revealed that it is to release a new Lara Croft software bundle on PSP next week, dubbed the Tomb Raider PSP Double Pack. The SKU will include both Tomb Raider: Legend, which was first released in 2006, and Tomb Raider: Anniversary, a remake of Lara Croft’s very first …

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