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Xbox One PAL TV stutter fix on the way

Microsoft has said a fix to the Xbox One’s TV video stutter in Europe is just weeks away. It was revealed in November that users attempting to watch PAL TV through their consoles were experiencing judder caused by the difference between the machine’s 60Hz output and the 50Hz picture broadcast …

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Rising Star to publish Akai Katana in Europe

Adventurous publisher Rising Star Games has announced a third Cave shooter for the European market – Akai Katana. The game was originally released on Xbox 360 in Japan in May of this year, though the game was region locked meaning all but the most ardent importers were prevented from playing …

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Rising Star Games exceeds 1m Harvest Moon sales

Publisher Rising Star has managed to sell more than 1m units of the Harvest Moon series across PAL territories. Over the last decade, the UK firm has handled 13 games in Natsume’s farming series which has become the flagship of its portfolio. Reaching 1m sales of Harvest Moon is certainly …

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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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El Shaddai to be distributed in PAL regions by Konami

Konami has announced that it will be distributing the UTV Ignition title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. El Shaddai sees players take place in an epic battle of good versus evil, saving the human race in a stylised, minimalist world on PS3 and …

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Rising Star to publish Caves DoDonPachi in the UK

Daring indie publisher Rising Star Games has announced that it is to publish a second Cave shooter in Europe – DoDonPachi Resurrection. It follows on from the release of Deathsmiles on Xbox 360 last year. DoDonPachi Resurrection is already available in Europe on iPhone (as is Deathsmiles), but this is …

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Ignition bringing El Shaddai west

Publisher UTV Ignition has announced that it is to publish stylish Xbox 360 and PS3 outing El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron in the West. The game will arrive at European retail on September 9th and in the US on July 26th. It was released in Japan last month. El …

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EU versions of Black Ops banned in Germany

German consumers hoping to get their hands on the PC version of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops will not be able to play PAL versions imported from other EU territories. The strict censorship laws in the country mean that many games – and particularly those with an historical …

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Emerging PAL markets worth 1.9bn

Key emerging retail markets in the PAL region were worth €1.9 billion in 2009, thanks to significant growth in games retail. That’s according to the latest research from Screen Digest, which looked at several emerging games markets such as Russia, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Poland, India, Turkey and the Middle …

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Yakuza 3 CE is only UK SKU

Sega has confirmed that the Collector’s Edition of upcoming Japanese gangster title Yakuza 3 will be the only SKU released in PAL regions. Kotaku reports that, despite the extras, the game will carry a standard RRP. Included in the package will be a copy of the PS3 game on Blu-ray, …

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