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Xbox dev director ‘fully expects’ more 1080p titles on Xbox One

The number of games outputting at 1080p on Xbox One should increase as time progresses. That’s according to Xbox director of development Boyd Multerer, who told OXM that: "I fully expect that to happen. The [graphics processing units] are really complicated beasts this time around." "The hardware is basically baked, …

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UPDATED: Further 37 HMV shops to close; Full list here

Administrator Deloitte has confirmed the intended closure of an additional 37 HMV stores. It has not yet announced which stores will be closing or when they will shut their doors. However, it will mean a further 464 staff will lose their jobs. The decision will leave HMV with around 116 …

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735 fresh job losses confirmed at Comet

In the latest chapter of the on-going Comet administration process, the firm has confirmed that 735 additional employees have been made redundant. Administrator for Comet, Deloitte, broke the news this afternoon, announcing the job losses, which were based in the firm’s head office, central functions and home delivery network. There …

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Entertainment overtakes gaming in Xbox 360 usage

US Xbox 360 owners are now spending more time using Xbox 360’s multimedia functions than they are gaming. It’s the realisation of a long-term goal for Microsoft, which has spent huge amounts of time and money to try and position its device not just as a games console but also …

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Life in fast lane beckons for Ubisoft

A new Driver finally makes it to store shelves today – five years after Ubisoft spent $24m buying the brand and its studio.But it’s just the first step in Ubisoft’s plans for both the re-engergised franchise and the driving genre, says CEO Yves Guillemot. Driver: San Francisco takes the series …

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HP to make more TouchPads

HP said that the tech giant would manufacture another batch of WebOS powered TouchPad tablets. "Despite announcing an end to manufacturing WebOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand," announced HP PR man Mark Budgell on theHP Next Bench Blog. The world’s …

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Rising Star plots more cult Cave shooters

Japanese specialist Rising Star wants to bring more games from cult studio Cave to the UK. The publisher will release DoDonPachi Resurrection in the UK this year. It is the second Cave game to be handled by Rising Star, with the company having released Deathsmiles on Xbox 360 earlier this …

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Super Mario All-Stars lives on

As was rumoured last month, Nintendo of America has confirmed that it will produce more copies of last year’s Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition for the Wii. Kotaku reports that the company has said it will produce a "final run" of the game, with the next shipment due to arrive …

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Expect more Halo, more often

Following the cash bonanza that was the release of Halo Reach, Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to increase the rate at which it pumps out new Halo titles. There’s no explicit strategy that says we’re to ship a Halo game every year,” Microsoft Game Studios’ corporate VP Phil Spencer …

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MS spends more on Reach than Halo 3

Forget Call of Duty or FIFA – Halo: Reach could be this year’s biggest video game. And to help it along its way, Microsoft is putting more of its marketing spend behind Reach than it did for 2007’s Halo 3. A huge mainstream marketing campaign will see the title promoted …

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