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New Play games boss plots sales growth

Ex-Zavvi head of games Patrick Kelly joined Play.com this week, and is already planning new ways to grow the firm’s games offer. Prior to joining Zavvi, Kelly had worked in games for Virgin Retail, and now replaces Gian Luzio at Play.com. Luzio joined The Hut as product director earlier this …

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Play.com hires new games boss

Play.com has recruited Patrick Kelly as its new head of games. Kelly joins Play with a wealth of industry knowledge, having held a similar position at Zavvi before the chain’s closure earlier this year. Prior to Zavvi, Kelly had worked within games for Virgin Retail. These are incredibly exciting times …

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NPD: Wii Play passes 10m US sales

Having once again bossed the North American games market in what was another record-breaking month in February, Nintendo has revealed that Wii Play has now sold over 10m units in the territory. Sales of the Wii hit 753,000 in February, an increase of 74 per cent year-on-year. DS sold an …

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94% of parents take responsibility for their kids gaming

A new study entitled Play Safe, Play Smart from Microsoft has claimed that 94 per cent of UK parents feel personally responsible” for checking the age ratings on the games played by their kids. In addition, the report says that 73 per cent of UK parents are aware of parental …

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Sega gets into casual gaming

Gaming giant Sega has become the latest established player from the games market to make a move into the casual gaming sector with the launch of its new Flash games portal PlaySega. For the complete story, head over to MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz.

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Resi creator: "I won’t play RE5"

Shinji Mikami, the original creator of Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise, has admitted that he won’t be playing the upcoming fifth addition to the series as he claims it would make him angry” if it isn’t as he would like. MCV’s sister site Develop has the full story – click here …

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Imagine reveals NowGamer

Magazine publisher Imagine is about to launch its new gaming ‘supersite’, NowGamer.com . The site is to use Imagine’s back catalogue of content, from magazines including GamesTM, X360, 360, PowerStation, Total PC Gaming, Play and Retro Gamer. And the firm believes the website will be a ‘true alternative’ to the …

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PS3 PlayTV due September 10th

SCEE president David Reeves has confirmed that Sony’s highly anticipated Freeview TV add-on PlayTV will launch in the UK on September 10th, and will roll out to the rest of Europe by the end of December. PlayTV turns a PS3 into a fully-functional PVR – a device that allows users …

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E3 08: Microsoft unveils new controller colours

As Microsoft continues its push into the family market, the company has unveiled two new colours for its popular Xbox 360 joypad. The controllers will retail for $64.99 in the US and come bundled with rechargeable batteries and Play & Charge kits – cables that allow gamers to continue playing …

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Summer sales madness grips UK

Major retailers Play, Zavvi and HMV have slashed the prices on leading game software and hardware in time for the summer. HMV has slashed 70 per cent off certain titles, with 360 title Lost on sale for 17.99 and the Wii edition of Speed Racer on offer for 14.99. Play.com …

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