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Gamescom 2010 Review

This year’s Gamescom pulled in a record 254,000 visitors – 9,000 more than last year’s show. It also played host to 505 exhibitors attending the event in Cologne, up from 450 last year. A host of celebrities also appeared including Harry Potter’s Weasley twins Oliver and James Phelps, Formula One …

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Gamescom Day 1 – Miss anything?

Gamescom 2010 kicked off in Cologne yesterday with press conferences from Microsoft, EA and Sony. Between them a collection of new games were unveiled while others were dated and upgraded hardware was announced – and MCV has been reporting on every single detail. But if you don’t have enough time …

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E3 2010: Conference roundup

New hardware, new games, concrete release dates and even some price points – this year’s E3 may not have offered any major surprises (other than perhaps an actual release date for Gran Turismo 5!) but it certainly had plenty to offer both hardcore and causal gamers alike. Here’s a roundup …

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E3 2010: Sony roundup

It had surprises, it had release dates, but most of all Sony’s just completed E3 press conference had confidence – the platform holder clearly believes in its offer and is very much sizing up Microsoft in the battle for second place in the video games market. Kicking off with a …

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E3 2010: Nintendo roundup

Nintendo’s E3 press conference has just come to a close, leaving those lucky enough to be in the audience some hands-on time with the much anticipated and finally revealed Nintendo 3DS. The machine, as previously reported, boasts a 3.5” widescreen, analogue stick and a slider that adjust the ‘amount’ of …

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E3 2010: Microsoft roundup

A release date for Kinect and a brand new Xbox that’s already on the way to retailers – those are the headlines from an energetic E3 press conference from platform holder Microsoft. However, the elusive RRP for Kinect remains a mystery for now. Though we’d already seen pictures of the …

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Xbox Live price hike to fund TV channel

Microsoft is allegedly in discussions with Peter Chernin, the former president of News Corp, to launch an Xbox 360-dedicated TV channel. Controversially, however, Chernin wants Microsoft to raise the monthly price of a subscription to Xbox Live by between $1 and $2 to fund the venture. Bloomberg reports that the …

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News Corp acquires developer

Rupert Murdoch’s high-profile entry into the video games sector has been talked about for years, though whether the acquisition of Irata Labs is really the beginning of a new era for News Corp is certainly up for debate. The buyout of the three-man San Francisco studio does add a new …

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PS3 bug hits the headlines

The panic has subsided and it’s business as usual for PS3 owners, but March 1st 2010 will likely never be forgotten by hardcore gamers or indeed the specialist press – and the national media is today going into overdrive to highlight Sony’s day of woe. Today’s copy of national freesheet …

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Review of the Decade – 2008

It was the most prosperous year in the history of gaming – but for much of UK retail, it proved to be a nightmare. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 2008… Our 2008 Retrospective is live now in our features section.

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