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Ballmer: iPad sold more than I’d like

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told financial analysts that tablet computers were a "job one urgency" for the company. Despite the company recently becoming a licensee of CPU-designer outfit ARM, Ballmer said that the company is focusing on tablet computers based on Intel CPUs running the Windows 7 operating system. The …

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Halo Reach more popular than Halo 3

The Halo: Reach Xbox 360 beta attracted more players on day one than Halo 3 did during its complete beta period, it has been revealed. A Machanima video featured official stats from developer Bungie which included the claim, according to Destructoid. On the first day of the Halo: Reach beta …

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Reviews more important than price

Consumers are more likely to base their buying decisions on review scores than on price, a new Moving Minds report from branding specialist Kinetic claims. The study suggests that 71 per cent of those asked thought review scores were an important element of deciding which titles they should buy. By …

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EAs Online Pass is too cheap

All publishers will eventually adopt the model being pioneered by EA that sees those who either buy pre-owned versions of its games or pirate them punished by locking them away from key features. That’s the belief of MCV readers’ favourite Michael Pachter, who added that in his mind the $10 …

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No More Heroes excels on next-gen

Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the once Wii-only No More Heroes have bettered the week one performance of the original Wii release on their first week of release in Japan. The numbers back up the notion that mature, violent titles do not sit well with the target …

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GAME plans more store closures

Only 550 GAME and Gamestation outlets will remain on the UK High Street by Christmas 2013, according to GAME Group chairman. Until recently GAME had 695 stores across the country, but in February it announced the closure of 18 additional outlets, as well as all 25 of its Debenhams concessions. …

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MS talks Gears of War 4

Anyone who’s been following the games industry for any amount of time should know all too well by now that a final chapter” is normally anything but. Step forward Gears of War 3. The epic story concludes” – that was the tag line that accompanied the leaked confirmation of the …

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Ubisoft sticking with internet DRM

It’s been a torrid few weeks for Ubisoft’s internet-dependent PC DRM policy, but despite the turbulence the publisher has pledged to stick with its security measures, claiming that most of its future PC releases will incorporate it. Ubisoft’s technology requires that PC games constantly authenticate themselves with its servers, meaning …

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More growth to come for disc-based media

These are nervous times for bricks and mortar retailers, but despite the continued growth of digital games retail, EA believes that there is still room for growth in the boxed product market. Digital offerings are growing rapidly, but we need to recognise that much of that growth still begins with …

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Rising Star puts faith in hardcore

Japanese games specialist Rising Star hopes to draw in the hardcore Wii gaming audience when No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle hits the console. The 2008 original received a variety of positive reviews, including a 94 per cent from NGamer and a nine out of ten score awarded from Edge. …

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