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Sega sparks into life this Q4

Sega expects to emerge from its period of new release slumber by scoring four chart hits ahead of Christmas. Things have been pretty quiet since the success of AVP, Sonic Racing and Napoleon in the spring, giving new Euro boss Jurgen Post a chance to settle in and size up …

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Neverwinter confirmed for 2011

A new Neverwinter game is in the works for PC and is expected to hit store shelves in Q4 2011. The title – known simply as Neverwinter – is in development at Cryptic Studios which has worked on MMOs City of Heroes, Champions Online and Star Trek Online. It will …

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Dinosaurs Strike announced for Wii

Combat of Giants will make its Wii debut this November with Dinosaurs Strike, Ubisoft announced at Gamescom today. The Ubisoft franchise has already sold more than 1m units worldwide with Dinosaurs, Mutant Insects and Dragons games appearing on DS over the past few years. Dinosaurs Strike is the latest in …

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ESA spent $1.2m on lobbying in Q409

A report filed by the House of Representatives’ clerk’s office in the US shows that trade body The Entertainment Software Association spent a whopping $1,208,000 on lobbying in Q4 2009. Spong reports that the number is up on 2008’s total lobbying spend of $980k. The ESA engaged officials on a …

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Blockbusters losses near half a billion

US retailer Blockbuster has posted some disturbing numbers for its most recent financial quarter, with Q4 net losses at the company hitting $434.9m – up on the already savage $359.8m loss suffered in the same period a year before. Revenues fell by 18 per cent to $1.08bn. Company debts are …

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Sony: Q1 as robust as Q4

The days of cramming all your key releases into the lucrative Q4 release window are over, according to SCEA boss Jack Tretton. The statement comes amidst a huge sales quarter for Sony, in which the platform holder will release three key PS3 releases worldwide – MAG, Heavy Rain and God …

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Grainger plots to steal market share

Grainger Games claims it can pinch market share from established High Street chains in its key territories this Christmas. The firm has particularly high hopes for its newly opened branch in Whitefriargate, Hull. Store manager Marcos Dinsdale believes the outlet will lead games sales in the local area, even against …

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Dark Void joins the 2010 club

For year’s retailers have been begging publishers to stop flooding the market at Q4 and instead spread their releases across the whole year – but at this rate, retail is going to be scratching its head wondering where the big Christmas releases are coming from.

 Capcom has become the latest …

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Xbox sales up year-on-year

Whilst the overall picture for Microsoft is yet again one of declining revenues and income, its Entertainment & Devices Division – which houses its Xbox operations – has reported its second year of profitability, validating the huge outlays the tech firm invested into its long term games strategy.

 In the …

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US: Record results for GameStop

The games industry continues to demonstrate its resilience to the tough global economic climate with news that North American based games retailer GameStop enjoyed its eighth straight year of growth in 2008. Full-year results for the fiscal year ending January 31st 2009 saw like-for-like sales climb 12.3 per cent for …

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