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Excalibur brings all publishing labels under one roof

PC GAMING WEEK: Budget PC games specialist Excalibur is rebranding itself to simplify its diverse games offering. Dropping Publishing from its name, Excalibur has brought its Simulator, Strategy and Extra Play ranges all under the same identity, which the publisher says will simplify the buying experience for consumers. We have …

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Nintendo plans to break away from gaming; Wii U price cut "not an option"; Smartphone service revealed

You’ve likely read dozens of different editorials this past month predicting what the future might bring for Nintendo. Some said it must expand onto smartphones. Others insisted that new IP is the key. Or that a Wii U price cut is essential. A few even still believe that the problem …

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VG247 appoints new editor

Video games consumer site VG247 has a new editor. The site has confirmed that Matt Martin, the former editor of GamesIndustry.biz which is owned by VG247 affiliate Gamer Network, is to take over from current editor Patrick Garratt. Garratt becomes VG247’s publisher. Dave Cook remains as deputy editor. Bringing Matt …

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‘The industry must take notice of this new games media’

Eurogamer, CVG, Edge, IGN and GameSpot – the biggest names in games media, written and edited by the smartest thinkers and the wittiest commentators. These firms pride themselves on their critical analysis, their in-depth reviews and breaking news stories. But do they matter anymore? Clearly a certain generation of gamer …

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GAME adds 12 new shops for Christmas

UK retailer GAME has opened 12 new stores in the run-up to the Christmas trading period. Game Retail’s stores director Dave Howard confirmed to MCV that the chain has opened four new permanent stores and eight temporary stores, while four stores have been relocated. The firm hopes the new outlets …

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LGC: PEGI unveils International Age Rating Coalition

PEGI has detailed a new rating system due to be rolled out worldwide. Simon Little, PEGI MD, detailed the International Age Rating Coalition for the first time at this year’s London Games Conference. The new system will be deployed as a single online form, which will see developers and publishers …

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Ubisoft releases new, even more demanding Watch Dogs PC specs

A revised version of the minimum and recommended specs for the PC version of Watch Dogs have been released by Ubisoft. And the fact is that they’re even more demanding than the apparently rubbished list that appeared last week. The Minimum specs require a quad core CPU – specifically either …

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Ella Romanos, Simon Barratt win seats on UKIE board

Nine UK game developers and publishers have won seats on the UKIE board following recent elections. Elected board members include Remode CEO Ella Romanos, Four Door Lemon MD Simon Barratt and Mediatonic’s Geoff Heath. Sega’s John Clark, Microsoft’s Jonathan Grimes, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment’s Spencer Crossley, Mastertronic’s Andy Payne, Activision …

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The new Riddick game is real, and heading to iOS

The third Riddick game unearthed online last week is real… but is also likely not what you expected. Eurogamer reports that Riddick: The Merc Files is due out on iOS on Friday September 20th. Its development team includes some who previously worked on Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay …

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300k new players sign up to Runescape 3

RuneScape 3 has racked up over 300,000 new players since launching only one month ago. In addition, over 100,000 former players re-activate their accounts. In total, these new, existing and returning players have seen on average 600,000 hours of gameplay being played per day – which is the equivalent of …

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