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New Tesco store takes on tech rivals

Tesco has opened its first Superstore branded outlet at the flagship retail development Liverpool One, with the supermarket going head-to-head with other city-centre non-food retailers like Currys.digital and Carphone Warehouse. The 28,600sq ft store opened today (Monday February 16th) and signals the retailer’s move away from only stocking a limited …

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Recession threatens new IP push

Responding to claims from EA that it’s recent financial troubles will not spell the end of its renewed commitment to original I P, Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has admitted that he fears for the recent trend for innovation and new ideas. Developers can’t afford to take risks,” he told Kotaku. …

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EA: Well carry on taking risks

Despite announcing poor Q3 financial results and some high-scale company restructuring last week, publisher EA has pledged to not backtrack on its newfound love of original IP and fleshing out new ideas. We can take risks because we are pretty sure our blockbusters are going to generate good revenue that …

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Pikmin and Mario Tennis dated for Wii

Nintendo has announced the UK release date of the first two GameCube titles scheduled to receive the Wii-control makeover treatment – Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis. To find out what they are, click here to visit CasualGaming.biz.

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EA to reduce SKUs, though new IP looks safe

Following the warning that its Q4 and annual fiscal results are likely to fall short of the numbers it had previously predicted, EA had stated that it will reduce the number of titles it releases next year – though it stressed that most of its new IP is safe. Having …

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Sequels dominate 2008 global sales charts

The age old struggle of the new IP in the games market has been highlighted once again with news that only one original title has been able to make it into the 2008 global top eight sellers list. The stats, which come from US financial site MoneyMorning, claim that Activision-Blizzard’s …

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Square Enix working on LA studio

Square Enix is in the process of building a studio in El Segundo, Los Angeles, according to reports. The news has been a long time coming, with talk of Western acquisitions having been on the firm’s lips for over two years. Recently, Square Enix signed a publishing deal with RTS …

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NXE rollout begins

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has announced that all those who successfully signed up to the New Xbox Experience preview program will over the next few hours be able to download the new service. NXE launches worldwide tomorrow, and brings with it a host of new upgrades for the console …

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Half of NXE features were cut

Ahead of the high-profile Xbox 360 firmware update that will bring with it the New Xbox Experience later this month , Microsoft has admitted that it had to cut half of its plans during the development process. Speaking to CVG, Microsoft’s Jerry Johnson stated: There’s still a lot of stuff …

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WHATS NEW November 7th 08

In what is definitely the strongest week of new releases since MCV started doing this regular column, gamers and retail alike have an embarrassment of riches to look forward to this week – and they don’t even have to wait until Friday. That, of course, is thanks to the slightly …

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