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Spencer vows that Minecraft will not be pulled from PlayStation and iOS

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang will not result in the game being dropped on rival platforms. At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people,” he said. Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across …

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EA releases Mirror’s Edge 2 art ahead of likely E3 reveal

Mirror’s Edge 2 looks odds on toe feature as part of EA’s slate for E3 this week. The Mirror’s Edge Facebook page has released a new image, which can be seen in full below, which while not carrying the full Mirror’s Edge 2 branding can surely only point to one …

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Pachter calls for Nintendo to go third party

Nintendo needs to bring its rich slate of IP to rival platforms, US analyst Michael Pachter has said. The call to go third party comes following today’s significant sales forecast revisions from the platform holder and the insistence from president Saturo Iwata that he will not resign. The Wii U …

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Wii U version of Rayman Legends outperforms rivals

Rayman Legends may have dropped its Wii U exclusivity, but Ubisoft’s title has still been a success for Nintendo’s machine. The Wii U SKU accounted for 45 per cent of the UK’s total week one sales of the game. It was also released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, with …

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"Core gamers follow games regardless of platform"

Core gamers largely don’t care about platforms when it comes to seeking out the best titles out there, according to XSEED. In fact, The Last Story publisher is banking on it; hoping their RPG’s US release on the long past its prime Wii console will hold true with the notion. …

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Uncharted 4… for iPhone and iPad?

Platform holders traditionally rule their domains with an iron fist. But the market is changing. These are challenging times. So the admission from Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida that the company would consider using social platforms such as Facebook as a platform for its own IP is a striking …

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GTA V is Rockstar’s "largest, most ambitious" game ever

Rockstar has for the first time spoken about the recently announced Grand Theft Auto V. The first ever trailer for the game was released late yesterday afternoon. As we know, the game returns to many of the locations found in PS2 hit GTA: San Andreas. Rockstar describes it as the …

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Legalities of XBLA’s rival platform policy detailed

There’s nothing wrong with Microsoft’s decision not to publish downloadable games on Xbox Live if they arrive on rival systems first, a lawyer has claimed. Last month the publisher’s VP of interactive entertainment business for Europe Chris Lewis said the reason for not publishing rival exclusives is because it’s protecting …

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Losses slashed at EA

EA has announced a loss of $201m for the quarter ending September 30th 2010 – that’s nearly half the $391m loss the publisher reported in the same period in 2009. The company now claims to be the No.1 publisher on HD platforms (PS3 and Xbox 360) with a total market …

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