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Mass Effect confirmed for PC

Though it’s arrival has always been anticipated, EA has only today confirmed that BioWare’s epic Xbox 360 RPG Mass Effect is heading to PC, with its arrival expected in May. The game will be optimised for keyboard control, with things such as the lock-encryption minigames getting a complete overhaul. EA …

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Gears of War 2 team takes shape

IGN reports that the former head of EA Chicago, Kudo Tsunoda, has been appointed by Microsoft to head up its Game Studios Gears of War team as thoughts turn to the follow up to its smash-hit 360 and PC title. Microsoft Game Studio’s Shane Kim said of the news: "I’m …

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Microsoft: Wii hasnt won console war yet

Speaking to a reporter from The New York Times, Microsoft Game Studios corporate VP Shane Kim has said that there’s a long way to go before the winner of the current generation of consoles is crowned. When asked about Wii’s seemingly unstoppable momentum, Wired quotes Kim as saying: "The generation …

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Gears of War 2 info imminent?

The latest issue of US games mag GamePro has got Xbox 360 fans excited thanks to its double mention of the as-of-yet unannounced Gears of War 2 on its cover. No more details are known as of yet, though the news had reignited previous talk that Epic’s much-wanted sequel could …

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EA expects PS3 fightback

In a supplement issued alongside its third-quarter fiscal results, Electronic Arts has provided its predictions for console and portable hardware. The report states that European gamers are to favour the PS3 over the Xbox 360 in 2008, although the formats will remain tied in North America. In Europe, EA predicts …

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Microsoft: No PC Halo Wars

Following a spate of under-your-breath internet rumours that upcoming RTS Halo Wars is bound for PC as well as Xbox 360, Microsoft has rubbished the talk. Speaking to IGN, a spokesperson stated: "Halo Wars is being developed from the bottom up for the Xbox 360 and its control scheme to …

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Microsoft: 360 can be this generations PS2

Top Microsoft exec Jeff Bell has revealed that the format holder plans to make Xbox 360 ‘this generation’s PS2′. Bell, corporate VP of global marketing for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, also said he was hopeful that 360 would become popular with Wii owners who had ‘graduated’ above Nintendo’s console. Speaking …

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Xbox reports Q2 profit

Microsoft’s Xbox games team has announced an operating profit of $357 million for its 2008 second fiscal quarter – up from a $302 million loss the year before. According to Next-Gen, Operating income within the Entertainment and Devices division primarily increased because of increased revenue, decreased cost of revenue and …

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