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UK boxed game sales jump in March

2.67m boxed games were sold last month in what was a decent March for retail. That number is a slight 1.5 per cent drop over the same period in 2012, but it’s a big improvement over the significant declines posted in January and February. In fact, games stores generated 70.6m …

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PS4 and Xbox 720 to be announced in March – report

March, you reckon? Well it’s funny you should say that… A report in Game Informer magazine picked up by Videogamer claims that both Sony and Microsoft intend to reveal their respective next-gen consoles in "special Apple-style press conferences near the Game Developers Conference in late March". It adds: "E3 in …

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Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel joins congested Q1 2013

Next March has just got busier, with a new game in the Army of Two series reaching shelves. Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel acts as a series ‘reset’ for the franchise, which debuted in 2008 and received a sequel in 2010. It follows two-characters, Alpha and Bravo, who must …

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Namco Bandai profits rise 20%

Namco Bandai has generated gross profit of 1.3bn (167.5bn) for its financial year ending March 2012, but expects fewer games to arrive over the next 12 months. This represents a year-on-year increase of around 20 per cent. Meanwhile, net sales jumped 15 per cent to 3.5bn (454.2bn), and net income …

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Namco Bandai maintains grip on Japanese market

Good news for Namco Bandai this morning – the publisher has claimed the lion’s share of Japanese software revenues for the second month in a row. Enterbrain’s numbers, as reported by Andriasang, show that the company accounted for 36.8 per cent of the overall software market – that’s nearly three …

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BBC iPlayer coming to Xbox Live

Xbox 360 owners may be able to access digital TV service BBC iPlayer via Xbox Live as early as next week. Eurogamer reports that iPlayer – which is already available on PSN and Wii – will arrive on Live after Microsoft and the BBC reached an agreement. It allows users …

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FIFA Ultimate Team patch bolsters security

EA is cracking down on scammers with an update for FIFA 12 which includes new security and game features. It predominantly affects the game’s Ultimate Team online mode, which allows players to buy, sell and trade virtual player cards for in-game coins, or purchase packs for real money. There have …

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Bungie passes Halo duties to 343 next month

All Bungie-developed Halo games will have their online data handed over to Microsoft’s 343 studio on March 31st. 343 Industries will be responsible for game stats, player service records, hosting user-generated content and operating the in-game ‘Pro Service’ moving forwards. This also means things like Halo Reach’s daily challenges and …

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